Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor

BRIEF: Whitworth to host lecture on faith and skepticism

Daniel Taylor
Daniel Taylor

Prolific author and world traveler Daniel Taylor will present “Telling Stories to your Inner Atheist: Faith and Skepticism in a Postmodern World” at Whitworth on Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in the Robinson Teaching Theatre in Weyerhaeuser Hall.

Taylor’s most recent book, “The Skeptical Believer: Telling Stories to Your Inner Atheist,” is about the inner skepticism that often accompanies faith, and working out useful responses to questions that have no definitive answers. The book steers a middle course between the modernist conviction that faith is an agreement with a set of statements about God and the postmodernist assertion that religious faith is just one story among many, no more or less true than any other, according to a press release.

In addition to teaching at Bethel for more than 30 years, Taylor is the author of 10 books, including “The Myth of Certainty”, “Letters to My Children” and “Tell Me a Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories, Creating a Spiritual Legacy.” He has also published essays, articles and short stories, has worked on a number of Bible translations, and speaks frequently on a variety of topics at conferences, colleges, retreats and churches.

This event is free and open to the public.

About Tracy Simmons

Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.

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