Christians will tell you that there is only one way to have peace with God — a relationship with Jesus Christ. But for many people, the Christian worldview is not intellectually satisfying, as there are so many aspects of Christian doctrine that don’t seem to make sense.
In this 70 page essay by British philosopher and author Steven Colborne, the arguments for and against Christianity are weighed up and scrutinised, with passages of Scripture cited and personal testimony expounded. At the heart of the essay is the free will problem, which for Colborne is the make-or-break issue when it comes to deciding whether or not one should accept the Christian worldview.
Written from an impartial viewpoint, the essay examines the Christian worldview respectfully and with an open mind. After reading all of Colborne’s arguments on both sides of the debate, readers will feel better equipped to make a decision about Christianity for themselves.
About the author
Steven Colborne is the author of several acclaimed books in the philosophical theology genre. His work offers deep insights into all of the big problems of philosophy and theology, with a focus on the divine sovereignty versus human free will predicament, especially as it relates to the Christian worldview.
Steven is a first-class BA (Hons) graduate of the University of Westminster and holds a PG Cert in Philosophy and Religion from Heythrop College, University of London. He was born in Cambridge, grew up in Abingdon in Oxfordshire, and currently lives in London, England. The son of an English father and a Dutch mother, Steven has had a remarkable spiritual journey which has involved immersive explorations of both Eastern and Western spirituality, as well as several spells in psychiatric hospital following episodes of psychosis.
Among other books, Steven’s catalogue of releases includes a spiritual memoir (The Philosophy of a Mad Man), a compilation of academic essays (A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne), and a systematic presentation of his philosophical perspective (God’s Grand Game: Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground). As well as being a prolific author, Steven also runs the popular philosophy blog Perfect Chaos, where he has written over 500 articles for an audience of over 6000 subscribers from more than 200 different countries.