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Daniel Rajasooriar

Chapter Director | Simon Fraser University

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Background

Despite growing up a Pentecostal Christian, Daniel reached a point where he decided to reason out why he believed what he believed. In doing so, he encountered the world of Christian apologetics that deals with reasoned arguments for theism and Christianity. Apologetics helped him understand that faith is not “the great cop-out, the great excuse to evade the need to think and evaluate evidence” (Dawkins, 1992) but rather “a response to evidence, not a rejoicing in the absence of evidence” (Lennox, 2009).

Although many have devalued absolute truth through apathy and false tolerance, Daniel believes Christian apologetics can help those on the pursuit of truth find it in the one from whom all truth emanates, because the truth is ultimately a person in Jesus Christ. Daniel envisions a generation of Christians who are equipped to provide reasoned arguments, with gentleness and reverence, to those who ask them why they believe what they believe.

Education

Daniel is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Christian Apologetics at Biola University’s Talbot School of Theology. He is also concurrently pursuing a Master of Resource Management (Planning) degree at Simon Fraser University’s School of Resource and Environmental Management. At Simon Fraser University, he completed a co-op designated Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Geography, with a concentration in Resources, Economy, and Environment, and a minor in Development and Sustainability.