I’ve written a lot about the topic of doubt. Whether it’s about “doubting Thomas,” or that verse in James that tells us not to doubt, or wrestling with my own doubts, this is a subject that resonates with me personally…. Read More ›
“Have Mercy on Those Who Doubt”: Does the Twenty-First Century Church Have Room for Doubting Thomas?
Today is the day the church has historically set aside to honor the apostle Thomas. You might recall him by his popular nickname, “Doubting Thomas.” This was the disciple who, after hearing the first report that Jesus had risen from… Read More ›
The Christmas When I Almost Lost My Faith
At the time of year when the radio, the TV, the neighbors, and even the soulless retail stores were shouting “Joy to the world,” I was enduring a dark and silent crisis of faith.
Why Doesn’t God Reveal Everything to Us?
Back in the spring of 2016, I taught an academic course on Peter’s epistles. It was to be my first experience of actual academic teaching — a dream come true for me! Needless to say I was super excited for… Read More ›
If I Doubt, I’m Out?! A Look at James 1:5-8
In my previous two posts, I mentioned how important it is that anytime we read a difficult or perplexing Bible verse, we need to view it in its original context. We have to study what it meant “back then” before… Read More ›
When Your Faith Doesn’t Seem to be Working
As I’ve ministered to college students and young adults over the past few years, one of the hardest things has been seeing young believers grow frustrated with themselves when they aren’t seeing progress in their faith. I’ve had students question… Read More ›