Here's another blog post which is quite insightful, by Kenneth Richard Samples from Reasons to Believe.
A few of my thoughts upon reading this:
1) Christian faith is NOT the same as Christian belief. Belief is inherent in all worldviews - including materialistic and 'scientific' ones. Faith, in Christianity, is a personal and emotional response to holding a particular worldview. Having Christian knowledge and belief does not equal 'faith'. Likewise, having a particular personal or emotional response to a worldview - without actually holding it - does not equal 'faith'.
2) Reason is complementary, not antagonistic, to belief. In fact they are intimately related, and thus faith is also intimately related to reason.
3) There are many aspects to our 'humanity' (including reason), which impact on which worldview we hold and how we emotionally respond to various worldviews and beliefs.'Reason' is the only method which can be involved in the pure pursuit of 'true knowledge'. HOWEVER, real faith (including reason) is good - regardless of what 'unreasonable' factors may have been implemented along the path leading to it. 'Un-reasonable' factors may precede 'reason' in many steps, but reason eventually catches up (or faith can never actually develop). Even from a purely 'knowledge-pursuit' perspective, ALL of these 'un-reasonable' factors can lead to the construction and improvement of competing worldviews. This is good (not necessarily for the person implementing these factors, but certainly for those who need competing worldviews for reason to act upon, in the pursuit of knowledge).
4) Thus none of the 'un-reasonable' aspects of our cognitive/emotional processes should be intrinsically despised. But they all need to be recognised for what they are, and brought into loving, Holy-Spirit empowered submission to our Lord Jesus Christ - just like everything else!
I hope to flesh these topics out in future philosophical posts :)
Here's the text, please let me know what you think about these issues!