Lincoln’s journey from atheism to belief

Today is Abraham Lincoln's birthday. Earlier today author Stephen Mansfield appeared on Fox and Friends discussing the sixteenth president's little known journey from atheism to belief.Late last year, my team at Thomas Nelson published Mansfield's book Lincoln's Battle with God, which I've previously written about here. … [Read more...]

Abraham Lincoln and the ‘bastard’ Jesus Christ

Abraham Lincoln's early years were marked by a rabid antagonism toward Christianity, but he ended his life as a believer.As my friend Stephen Mansfield details in his new book Lincoln's Battle with God (published by Thomas Nelson), he was an iconoclast, a gadfly, and an intellectual bully. Well versed in the contradictions and problems with Christian scripture and doctrine, he was more than happy to bat believers around the head with these things.Lincoln even published an incendiary … [Read more...]

Encouraging belief

I’ve been thinking for a while about how to encourage belief in my two children, particularly faith in God, trust in his mercy, and hope in his provision. But all around me I see people losing belief, not only in these things particularly, but in God generally. Why?I don’t think it’s the new crop of media-savvy atheists and all their “persuasive” arguments. I know enough about belief and persuasion to know that most of the time people do not change their minds unless they they’re primed to do s … [Read more...]