People of faith find themselves in an odd situation these days. For most of our lives, we have been surrounded by people who believe in God also, so explanations of faith were unnecessary. Yet as our culture more deeply embraces rationalism as the sole arbiter of truth, many wonder why any thoughtful person would believe in God—or even what that means.
What we once took for granted—the meaning of faith—now calls for an explanation, even to ourselves.
So here goes. When I say I believe in God, this is what I mean.