We need to discuss science and faith. If we don’t, people will look elsewhere for answers. (And we know many leave the church when they must choose between science and faith.)
Jesus said the great tribulation, the abomination of desolation, the worldwide preaching of the gospel, his coming, and the collapse of the cosmos would occur in his generation.
People of faith continue to feel persecuted for their beliefs and traditions and often understand themselves to be oppressed.
Cicero’s idea of pleasures sounds fundamentalist, but many things can be redeemed to ‘think Christianly’ about what we’ve inherited as the Great Tradition.
Jesus would never tell someone to take up a sword against another. He teaches in the Sermon on the Mount to “not resist the one who is evil” [but] to “turn the other cheek.”
The Christian faith needs to promote a healthy relationship between what science – mostly secular science – produces and what the Bible proclaims.