Category Archives: Doubt

What do most students entering university believe?

The tension is not about belief in a Creator but whether or not it is safe to believe in one absolute God — especially if one’s beliefs discredit the beliefs of others. Continue reading

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Why do I feel so torn?

If you are a teacher in the Church or one who influences other followers of Christ, please make sure they understand the painful reality of the tension they will experience and how torn they will feel because of God’s Spirit living in them. The Christian life is one of tension between the already and the not yet. Continue reading

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Confused about God in a world of suffering

In our efforts to understand how God relates to the evil actions of humans (or even to His own acts of judgment), we must make some important distinctions concerning God’s will. Continue reading

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Trust God at all times

Here’s a great quote from someone who practiced its truth in conditions far worse than most people ever experience. Continue reading

Posted in Anxiety, Despair, Discouragement, Doubt, Encouragement, Evil in the world, Faith, Pain, Problem of evil, purpose, Questioning God, Suffering, Theodicy, Trials, Walking with God, Worry | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Evil and death are conquered!

Take time to reflect on this great quote and the Scriptures and song of worship: Continue reading

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Christ appears in Heaven for us!

Heaven is so desirable not because of the absence suffering (as great as this will be), nor because of our reunion with those who died before us (as wonderful as this will be). Heaven is so desirable because… Continue reading

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Hope for the cynical

On a scale with cynicism at one end and sentimental optimism at the other, I have always been much closer to the cynicism pole. Continue reading

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