By trade I am a photographer. I’ve been full time in the industry for a few years now. Roughly about the same time my brother came out as an atheist. While photography has and always will be my passion, I’ve discovered a new one. Namely, Christian Apologetics (which means a rational defense of Christianity).
After learning of my brother’s atheism, I set out to discover the rational basis for Christian truth claims. Not only to respond to the objections he raised, but to know for myself whether Christianity can be rationally defended. I honestly had no idea what I would find. Attending bible school after high school hadn’t really helped either. There we learned other important things, like the order of the books in the Bible and how to play ping pong.
Back to the point. What I found in response blew me away. Culturally I had been lead to believe there isn’t really much evidence for God’s existence. What I discovered is that, in addition to there being good reasons for God’s existence, Christianity has an incredibly rich intellectual heritage. The “you’ve just got to have faith” response to tough questions is a relatively recent phenomenon. Rational defenses of Christianity stretch back hundreds and hundreds of years (for instance, see Thomas Aquinas and his “5 Proofs” of God’s existence).
What I discovered is that, in addition to there being good reasons for God’s existence, Christianity has an incredibly rich intellectual heritage.Cameron Bertuzzi
The purpose of this blog is now coming into focus (also get ready for lots of photography puns). I want to awaken American evangelicals to the fact that Christianity is among the most intellectually defensible world views out there. But further, it doesn’t take a degree in Astrophysics or Systematic Theology to engage in intelligent discussion. I am convinced that with a willing heart and mind, any Christian (including a lay photographer like myself) can learn how to engage in discussion and give a defense of the hope that is within them (1 Peter 3:15). This can be accomplished through reading, listening to podcasts, watching lectures online, and the like.
My posts will reflect my own thoughts as I tackle books, papers, journals, common objections, and tough questions regarding Christianity. I can’t make promises, but I am hoping to provide original content, both in what I write and the images you see. This is also a great opportunity for me to practice my writing skills.
In summary, my passion is to empower the Christian church with reasons for the truth of Christianity. I want to answer objections and help break down tough material into bite size pieces. This will not always be easy, but it is something I am incredibly passionate about.
I’ll end this post with a pic of my beautiful family. Cuz, let’s be honest. These girls are pretty cute.