1. he had trouble expressing the affection he felt
2. the child won everyone's heart
3. the warmness of his welcome made us feel right at home
1. "Philosophy has been described as thinking about thinking, and all Christians should do that. The term comes from two Greek words, philia ("love") and sophia ("wisdom"), thus "loving wisdom." Nothing anti-Christian appears in that definition. Problems arise if we seek wisdom apart from God, or elevate human reason above Him, but according to Proverbs 4:5-7, God's people should love and seek wisdom. Formal philosophy is divided into three major areas-incidentally, all core Christian issues: (1) Metaphysics, which asks questions about the nature of reality: "What is real?" "Is the basic essence of the world matter, or spirit, or something else?" (2) Epistemology, which addresses issues concerning truth and knowledge: "What do we know?" "How do we know it?" "Why do we think it's true?" (3) Ethics, which considers moral problems: "What is right and wrong?" "Are moral values absolute or relative?" "What is the good life, and how do we achieve it?"
- Rick Cornish, 5 Minute Apologist: Maximum Truth in Minimum Time