Have you ever felt like doubting your Christian faith makes you look “less Christian?” Does God have a problem with us asking the hard questions? Does he look down on us as if to say, “How dare you question me?” Of course not. He longs to lovingly “discuss” our doubts and questions with us. In … Continue reading Wandering Toward God (doubting our faith)
Preface The topic about which I'm writing is actually nothing new, certainly not unique to modern times. Jesus, himself, told his disciples two millennia ago, "I have told you these things so that you won’t abandon your faith." I try to always document and cite quotes. Some quotes used here were gathered almost nine years … Continue reading The Deconstruction of the Christian 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
The 20th century pastor and author, A.W. Tozer, once said, "While it looks like things are out of control, behind the scenes there is a god who hasn't surrendered his authority." Presently, the world is a little scary. Allow the Spirit of Christ to calm your soul with this song by Andrew Peterson. Do you … Continue reading Is He Worthy?
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
NOTE: I wrote this four months after finding my 19 year old son after he'd taken his own life... There have been moments these past months that I've wanted to give up on God. I'm simply being honest. As one who grew up in a violent, alcoholic home, I witnessed more violence as a child … Continue reading The Old Rugged Cross
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)
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. There … Continue reading For Those Who Have Ever Doubted Your Christian Faith