40 Day Skeptics Challenge


Since the new year started, I have done my best to make good on my resolution to add a fitness post or two to the blog every week.

Keeping with the fitness theme, this post contains a 30 day fitness challenge almost anyone can complete in just a few minutes a day.

It’s a great routine if you want to start toning up your midsection before spring. Abs are good but your butt, arms, chest, or legs need a little work? Good news is there are 30 day challenges for those areas and almost everything else you can imagine, like:

– Dance every day — whether you’re good at it or not.

– Be positive for 30 days — even when things go wrong, look only for the postives.

– Draw or paint a picture a day.

– Go internet free for a month.

– Donate a bit of money to charity every day.

I could go on and on but the whole point of this post is so I could mention the 40 Day Skeptic Challenge from the folks at Explore God.

So you’re a skeptic. We’ve compiled a number of daily insights that might make you rethink that skepticism. Sign up for the 40 Day Skeptic Challenge and you decide.

Day 1:  Going Where You Are Led

“The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.” —G. K. Chesterton

An earnest seeker of the truth about God and his existence must be willing to let his journey and the process of truth discovery take him wherever it will.

Antony Flew, a well-known atheist from Oxford University, said that a time came when he decided to let the evidence for or against God’s existence take him wherever it led. As he investigated the Big Bang and the Fine-Tuned Universe theories, he came to believe that God truly did exist.

He said, “I now believe there is a God . . . I now think it [the evidence] does point to a creative Intelligence almost entirely because of the DNA investigations. What I think the DNA material has done is that it has shown, by the almost unbelievable complexity of the arrangements with which are needed to produce life, that intelligence must have been involved in getting these extraordinarily diverse elements to work together.” 

Sometimes in order to find the truth, we must be willing to accept that other possibilities outside our current belief system could be true. We often get in our own way. Make a decision to fight against your biases and follow the evidence—wherever it may lead.

Consider This:

Do you find yourself more close-minded about some areas than others? Which ones? Why is that?What can you do to work against your own biases?

Take Action:

No matter where you are on your personal journey, make a commitment to stay open-minded. Reconsider Christianity as one potentially credible option among many. If you are interested, read Anthony Flew’s book There Is a God.

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4 replies

  1. I’ve read that you should skip a day between workouts in order to let the muscles actually rebuild…have you heard that?

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    • I have heard that and it’s good advice. I workout 5 days a week but do different things so I don’t overwork the same muscles.

      I do resistance training on Monday, Wednesday, and Fri and have added a 5k and 18 mile bike ride on Tuesday and Thursday becuase I am training for a triathlon.



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