When a student’s faith is challenged by an atheistic or agnostic instructor (or any authoritative intellectual skeptic), what expectations should the student feel they are being challenged by? Standing firm in our faith is, of course, the first and most important challenge we all face at one point or another.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. Do everything in love. 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
What other expectations should a student feel challenged by? Is it the student’s responsibility to win over their detractors, or is it enough sometimes to just state your objection.
Stephen Meyer offers this opinion on “Intelligent Design”, which parallels many of the same issues with respect to Christianity.
excerpt from “TrueU: Does God Exist” DVD series