Dr. Logan Gage, Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville, has done academic work on the nature of evidence for ordinary beliefs. He notes that many people wrongly think that there can’t be evidence for faith because they’re thinking of the sorts of evidence that are used in a courtroom. Others think that you have to be trained in the rigorous philosophical and theological proofs for God’s existence to have real confidence. But this is not true. Most people have access to other sorts of evidence, things like the testimony of other believers or their own experiences, that in any other context we would consider good evidence.