It is also, I would guess, a universal that in all societies people value respectability granted to them.
Acceptance of the power of God in one's life lays the groundwork for personal commitment to both science and Christianity, which so often have been in conflict.
Christianity stands or falls as a living program, a way of life, made concrete in the life of man by the life of God through the life of the concretely living Christ.
Revelation and the nature of truth must be viewed in reference to the structure of language.
The price that one pays for refusing to act on the truth as one sees it, is to be led to believe untruth to avoid guilt.
There is no truth without responsibility following in its wake.
When I conform to truth, I do not conform to an abstract principle; I conform to the nature of God.
Normal social behavior requires that we be able to recognize identities in spite of change. Unless we can do so, there can be no human society as we know it.
Without a possibility of change in meanings human communication could not perform its present functions.
So I see that Christianity in believing in a Creator pulls together more facts, data, inner experience and ability than any mechanistic view could hold for me.
That a society controls, to a greater or lesser extent, the behavior of its members is a universal; but the methods, the particulars of that control, vary from one culture to another.
The universe extends beyond the mind of man, and is more complex than the small sample one can study.
Outward failure may be a manifested variant of inward success.
Fruitful discourse in science or theology requires us to believe that within the contexts of normal discourse there are some true statements.
With acknowledgement of residues, we can be more easily prepared to grant the unit of science, the overlapping of disciplines, and the total coherence of all facts.