Though I love philosophy, I am not a philosopher. Though I love theology, I am not a theologian. What I do is photography. I make light bend to my will. I know what cameras are best, I know how to achieve the exact look I want. This is my area of expertise. Though I am deeply passionate about photography, I’ve recently discovered a new passion, namely Christian Apologetics.
Shortly 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 helped much. There we learned other important things, like the number of books in the Bible and how to play ping pong.
During this discovery period, I uncovered things that completely took me by surprise. Culturally I had been lead to believe there isn’t really much evidence for God’s existence. What I learned 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 learned 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. I want to awaken American evangelicals to the fact that Christianity is among the most intellectually defensible world views out there. But also, it doesn’t take a degree in Astrophysics or Theology to engage in intelligent discussion. I am convinced that anyone with an open mind and willing heart, including a photographer like myself, can learn to engage in discussion and give a reasoned defense of the hope that is within them (1 Peter 3:15).
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.
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.
Looking forward to the blog. 😀
M. T. Rowe, you sure seem like quite the person. Very knowledgeable and probably … dah, forget it.
Looking forward to the Blog!
Looking forward to you reading the blog 🙂
God bless you on your efforts, Cameron.
Looking forward to this. This is so important for the Church today! Thanks for your contributions to the Kingdom.
Thanks bud, means a lot.
I liked the blog, the pictures, the puns and the jokes. What I did not like is all those pumpkins. It made me feel ganged up on.
My favorite part was where you quoted yourself. It seems so official like you are in a magazine or something.
What’s up Mitch, Josh and Phil. Where are you guys from?
Yeah I was thinking about leaving the citation out. Thanks for the comments!
Definitely looking forward to following your blog bro. I know you’ve got lots to offer and I’m excited to see you sharing it with the world.
Thanks man! Really appreciate it!
I am looking forward to reading and learning more. I am also very excited about your passion for truth and helping other gain the same truth. THIS IS AWESOME!! And I agree beautiful and lovely family. Can’t wait for what’s to come.
Thanks Tonia! Don’t forget to subscribe to get updates on new blog posts!
Looks good, Cameron. Looking forward to your thoughts.
Does not the bible have lots of internal consistencies. The themes which run through it from the beginning to the end. For instance the garden, the river, the call of disciples, the requirement for sacrifice for one to be covered before God and acceptable to Him?
I know there are outside references, remarks in Josephus for instance and the tel El Amarna tablets as another. But the way these so many themes run through the Bible declare to us that the Bible is not your usual religious book. It is supernatural through and through.
Just joined the group, really encouraging to know that there’s a group of thinkers in the church who also ponder on these thoughts. I’m 20 years old and I recently switched my major to Philosophy. Happy to see your content Cameron. God bless brother
Thanks, Xavier! Make sure to follow us on Facebook if you haven’t: https://www.facebook.com/capturingchristianity/
See you around!
Looking forward to being part of this conversation.
Love this! Would love to FaceTime someday.
I guess you learned some things in your recent Matt Dillahunty debate? Care to comment?
Did you learn anything in your recent Matt Dillahunty debate?
I am a “Sitting Minister” which means I sit on my butt in front of this screen most of the day, trying to help people I encounter on the computer. I have been a believer since I was 20, 48 years in July and I find it hard to believe that folks don’t jump at the chance to know Jesus and walk with our living God.
God bless you as you seek to spread His word, Cameron.
And Merry Christmas!
Hey Cameron, I’ve been watching your posts for several months now. You seem to be, along with Frank Turek, consistently solid in your approach to apologetics and theology in general. I appreciate that fact that you don’t get off onto secondary tangents, but, in the strictest Lewisesc meaning, focus on “mere Christianity”. I’ve subscribed to your newsletter (a rarity for me) and am prayerfully considering becoming a patron (even a greater rarity). I have some deeper things to share, but they involve naming names and other sensitive material. You have my email address, so please let me know if this… Read more »
Hi Cameron. I ran across your site while looking for good Christian apologists that refute a lot of Matt Dillahunty’s views. Do you ever dabble into the presuppositional arguments used by such apologists like the late Dr. Greg Bahnsen, John Frame, or many others?
Blessed by ministry. Praise God
Hey there – I don’t self-identify as Christian, however, I’m neither materialist nor atheist, so it kind of puts me in the same general area. I want to raise a philosophical point which I’ve debated ad nauseam on various other forums, which was originally raised by Paul Tillich (well, ‘originally’ in recent history although it’s a much older idea). This is that it’s a mistake to say that God exists. You can say that God is REAL – in fact that’s what should be said. But ‘exists’ – no. Everything that exists can not exist, (Look around you.) By saying… Read more »
Amazing to find you. I have been asking my lovely Christian brothers and sisters if they are living by ‘blind faith’ rather than ‘informed faith’ I seek to capture ‘nuggets’ of knowledge simply explained and understood to share with them. Then I read you are already doing this. Great! This will be a great help I am sure. Here in UK I run a Zoom group I have called The Big Questions Forum. Here on an Apologetics basis we have atheists, agnostics and a mixture of thinkers and of course myself and one or two others as Chrisitians. Need all… Read more »
I just discovered this site after receiving high recommendations from David Walcott over at the Alisa Childer’s Book Club group on Facebook.
I’m wondering if you’re familiar with the work of Cody Libolt and Jacob Brunton and their website “For the New Christian Intellectual”? Just curious. https://www.facebook.com/christianintellectual
Glad to be introduced to you!
I have been a pastor for 26 years and what your doing is VERY important. I speak at a local high school every wed. These kids are being fooled intellectually and Spiritually. I just taught on Emotivism before summer break.
The were shocked that a pastor new anything about Philosophy. The church as a whole in the US is lacking Biblical and Philosophical knowledge. I was encouraged to see your ministry. Beautiful family, fight for them and the Kingdom. Keep it up.
For His Glory
Hi, Cameron. Ran across your name/website from a post by Guarded Acumen. Listened to your podcast with Josh Rasmussen last night and really enjoyed it. Subscribed and look forward to reading some of your stuff. Thanks, brother.