If Faith Was Easy It Wouldn’t be Called Faith

If faith was easy - it wouldn’t be called faith. Read on... I spent most of my adolescent and young adult life suffering at the hand of my violently abusive alcoholic father. I spent most of my adult life visiting with my younger sister through the thick glass of prison visitation cubicles due to her … Continue reading If Faith Was Easy It Wouldn’t be Called Faith

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

I often tell people that, within the context of Christian music, the words of most beloved hymns & carols boil down to this:  those lyrics are someone's story put to music. As with the heart-breaking story behind Horatio Spafford's It is Well, we would do well to familiarize ourselves with the drama that gives life … Continue reading I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

Doubting God (it’s ok to doubt)

John the Baptist was described by Jesus, himself, as the greatest prophet to have ever lived. (Luke 7:28) Yet, it's John, while suffering in prison and awaiting execution, that asks his friends to go find Jesus and ask him, "Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else?” (Matthew … Continue reading Doubting God (it’s ok to doubt)

For Those Who Have Ever Doubted Your Christian Faith

Have you ever, as a born-again Christian, secretly (or publicly) doubted God, or your faith? If so, it means one thing: You're normal. 🙂 I heard a wise preacher once say, "Doubt is a parasite of faith." British author/scholar, Os Guinness, rightly stated, "If [Christianity] is an examined faith we should be unafraid to doubt. … Continue reading For Those Who Have Ever Doubted Your Christian Faith