I’m Mark, I live in Southwest Michigan and work as an engineer. My faith really came alive while I was attending a college campus church. I’ve found a love for understanding the rational side of our faith and the art of communicating that to other people. I started by watching youtube videos and have now been listening regularly to 4 of the RZIM padcasts (One of which recommended checking out this site). Looking forward to seeing what comes out of this community.
Welcome to the site. I am new here as well, working in Virginia as a software engineer. What type of engineering do you do? I find it common that engineers are drawn to the rational side of apologetics.
I work as an embedded software engineer so similar if not the same! I agree, there’s a shared approach to problems and questions between apologetics and engineering. Agreed upon rules of logic/physics, evaluating evidence, the expectation that things can be explained and should be consistent.
Welcome, Mark! It’s encouraging to hear your experience with a campus ministry sparked your faith. What are some of your favorite YouTube videos?
I’ve always really enjoyed watching/listening to the Q&A and debate videos. I do appreciate the dedicated presentations that RZIM speakers have given but what is unique about the Q&A and debates is that those who disagree are given a chance to offer their rebuttal or concern.
Since then I’ve stopped generally watching the videos and have been listening to the RZIM podcasts. Just thinking is just like the videos I enjoyed but much easier to play on my phone.
Welcome to RZIM Connect, Mark!
I have fond memories of when I was first drawn to the rationality of the Christian faith. I lived in India at the time and only a few miles from the nearest RZIM branch office. I would devour their DVDs and books regularly. The resources I enjoyed watching the most were the open forums that RZIM did at university campuses. The Q&A sessions were the most fun!
Anyways, welcome brother!
Hello Mark (@MCSchmidt)! Welcome to Connect! I hope to grow with you as we learn in this community. The rational side of our faith is a good endeavor to pursue. I’m happy you found a love for it. Personally, it helped me in guiding my practice and my worship.