We read standard literature and influential works by major philosophers. In college, I majored in Philosophy and enjoyed it's mental rigors. I did not see a conflict between "thinking" and religion. But, as I found, during the progress of my degree, other Christian philosophy majors were gradually falling away from their beliefs.
What I discovered was that the most advanced and complex truths you learn will also be the first and most obvious thing you learn in your walk--A personal relationship with Jesus Christ. No one or no intellectual argument can refute an eye witness. I am an eye witness to Jesus living inside me. It's like that old hymn, "You ask me how I know He lives, He lives within my heart."
Brief Synopsis: Drummer, Philosophy Graduate from Pt. Loma Nazarene University, currently working as a Website Programmer/systems analyst. Started playing drums in jr. high school. Have played violin, bass, guitar and currently lead worship at Calvary Chapel South County. I am married to Melody who is a high school teacher in Dana Point.