Ray: Like most people who think, I often struggle with religion and concepts presented by different religions. Growing up Christian, I was taught the Bible and that Jesus was the ONLY way to God. As I grew older and learned about other cultures and their beliefs, I began to grow suspect of different elements of my own fundamental beliefs. After discussing some of these thoughts with my aunt, she introduced me to a pastor names Lee Strobel. Not physically, but YouTubely.
Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor ofThe Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of nearly twenty books and has been interviewed on numerous national television programs, including ABC’s 20/20, Fox News, and CNN…
Lee was educated at the University of Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism degree, 1974) and Yale Law School (Master of Studies in Law degree, 1979). He was a professional journalist for 14 years at The Chicago Tribune and other newspapers, winning Illinois’ top honors for investigative reporting (which he shared with a team he led) and public service journalism from United Press International.
After a nearly two-year investigation of the evidence for Jesus, Lee received Christ as his forgiver and leader in 1981. He joined the staff of Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington, IL, in 1987, and later became a teaching pastor there. He joined Saddleback Valley Community Church in Lake Forest, CA, as a teaching pastor in 2000. He left Saddleback’s staff in mid-2002 to focus on writing. He is also a contributing editor and columnist for Outreach magazine.
Lee Strobel deals with monumental questions on faith and religion. I thought this was extremely interesting. Check out the clips:
On Evolution (notice the mention of Temple University 🙂
Seeing God in Cosmology