The Word filled Life


From the cowardice that dares not face new truth, from the laziness that is contented with half-truths, from the arrogance that thinks it knows all truth, Good Lord, deliver me.

The Evangelical Tradition or the Word Filled Life takes seriously God’s revelation in Scripture.  This is the tradition of the Bereans of whom Acts 17:11 says, “they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what Paul said was true.”  The Evangelical Tradition further embraces Paul exhortation to always be prepared to make a defense (an apologia) for the faith.  1 Peter 3:15.   The Word Filled Life does not run from defending our faith in the market place of ideas.   Finally, the Evangelical Tradition proclaims, along with Scripture, that we are to love God with all our mind and, ” be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2.

This takes study, “It cannot be that the people should grow in grace unless they give themselves to reading. A reading people will always be a knowing people. ”
― John Wesley

To learn more explore the following resources:


Reasonable Faith

Ravi Zacharias International

Reasons To Believe

The C.S. Lewis Society

Stand to Reason

Recommended Readings:

  • How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Fee and Stuart

  • The Real Face of Atheism by Ravi Zacharias

  • Faith Has its Reasons by Boa and Bowman

  • Reading Revelation Responsibly by Michael Gorman

  • Reversed Thunder by Eugene Peterson

  • The Sermon on the Mount by Dale Allison

  • The Drama of Ephesians by Tim Gombis

  • CS Lewis

    • The Weight of Glory

    • Mere Christianity

    • The Great Divorce