I’m writing because, in church this morning (August 15), I started thinking about your comment about my being so certain in my convictions that I came across as somewhat arrogant. I think you’re probably right. And the reason, I realized as I was thinking about it, is that I have spent much time over the years pondering this question rationally. If you would have read my book Born Again you would know that my resistance to the gospel was exactly what yours is. I didn’t want to do something out of emotion; I wanted to be able to reason it through. I wanted evidence. That’s why reading C. S. Lewis’s book Mere Christianity was such a help to me. I encountered in that book an intellect the match of anyone I’d known, and I found really solid reasons for believing.
I have to admit I wasn’t expecting another one; I figured part 2 was the final response. I realize I’ve been conspicuously silent in following up on the Chuck Colson posts, and as a result the previous responses have become something of a free-for-all where the commenters are concerned. I do want to take this opportunity to state that I’ve haltingly started my own comprehensive longer reply to both (and now all three) posts from Mr. Colson. At the moment, I’m feeling like I wish to start with the third post and work my way backward. It may take some time to finish, obviously, but then I’m sure this won’t be a problem since it has now been two and a half months from the time I first discussed Chuck’s book to the most recent post.
To you folks at Zondervan, thanks for keeping me notified on the new posts, and you’ll be hearing back from me sometime in the future.