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By Rev. Drew Kirtley
First Christian Church 

Real Christianity

 

September 17, 2021



I teach a class at NWOSU called Philosophy in Life. In it, we talk about several of the early Western philosophers, including an Irish philosopher named George Berkeley, who coined the famous philosophical phrase, esse est percipi (aut percipere), or “to be is to be perceived.” It reminds me of the question regarding the tree falling in the woods and whether or not it makes a sound. I imagine Berkeley would argue it didn’t. After all, if it cannot be perceived, then it doesn’t exist. So, how does this apply to Christianity?

Well, in my experience, Christians often exists only in the...



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