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 About QCI

I accepted the Lord in the Spring of 1989. I was married in 1992, and my wife and I had our first child in the Winter of 1997. It was my wife's pregnancy - knowing, then, that I would soon be responsible for the care and nurturing of my son - that ignited in me a burden for knowing what I believed and why.

This was something of a rededication in my life to Christ and to understanding what it meant to be a Christian. To this point, my faith was intellectually lazy, and I knew that had to change. I began reading much more from Christian authors like Ravi Zacharias and Norman Geisler. Their writings pointed me to other scholars, and those scholars to others still, and so on. Now some time later, I look back and know that I've grown tremendously through my studies as a layman. It is my passion to bless others as I've been blessed - particularly to make high-quality resources available and accessible, connecting Christian scholars with Christian laypeople. My hope is that you'll find as much interest, enjoyment, growth, and encouragement in dialogue with them as I have. And along with that a greater end: you'll be equipped to be salt & light, to influence the culture for the causes of Christ, and to glorify God in living out an abundant and Spirit-filled life.

QCI - Quality Christian Internet is primarily an index into websites which I have typically investigated at length and consider to be “The Best of the Web” for Christians.  From my own understanding and experience, the most pressing need is for sites that engage the life of the mind. This takes two forms: (1) apologetics and (2) integration.

Defending the Historic Christian Faith

“God usually exerts that power in connection with certain prior conditions of the human mind, and it should be ours to create, so far as we can, with the help of God, those favourable conditions for the reception of the gospel. False ideas are the greatest obstacles to the reception of the gospel. We may preach with all the fervor of a reformer and yet succeed only in winning a straggler here or there, if we permit the whole collective thought of the nation or of the world to be controlled by ideas which, by the resistless force of logic, prevent Christianity from being regarded as anything more than a harmless delusion.”

“For though we walk according to the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ...”

“Sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you - a reason for the the hope that is in you, with gentleness and respect.”

Applying a Christian Worldview to All Aspects of Life

“The field of Christianity is the world. The Christian cannot be satisfied so long as any human activity is either opposed to Christianity or out of all connection with Christianity. Christianity must pervade not merely all nations, but also all of human thought. The Christian, therefore, cannot be indifferent to any branch of earnest human endeavor. It must be brought into some relation to the Gospel.”

“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.”

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

It is my firm belief that the church, due to our intellectual laziness, bears a large degree of responsibility for the state of our culture today. If we prepare ourselves to be a thinking people, we can more effectively interact with the society outside the walls of the church, and with the Lord's enabling, storm the very gates of hell. I hope that this website will be a resource for you to that end.

God bless.

Steve Thomas
December 1999

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"He [Christ] wants a child's heart, but a grown-up's head." - C.S. Lewis