This blog is one average Mormon’s attempt to contemplate what it means to live a meaningful, faithful life.
Lowell Bennion once said, “Faith should not be considered a substitute for knowledge. Whenever knowledge is available, it should be used. For it is generally better to live by knowledge in particular things than by faith, if knowledge is available. … Let [us] gain and use knowledge where it is available. Let [us] walk by faith where knowledge is not available. Let [our] faith include, but transcend [our] knowledge.”
I admire and try to emulate this perspective with my own approach to faith. The title of this blog—In Fide Scientiam—means “to our faith add knowledge.”
I firmly believe that a person’s faith should not prevent her from asking difficult questions and confronting challenging ideas. As Thomas Jefferson admonished, “Question with boldness even the existence of a God, because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear.”
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll visit often!