Category Archives: Doubt

Did Shemaiah Know?

I’ve been listening to the prophets lately (again), this week in Jeremiah. In chapter 29 we hear about a conflict between Jeremiah and another man Shemaiah (According to wikipedia Hebrew: שמעיה SheMa`YaH “God Heard”) the Nehelamite. Jeremiah has this to … Continue reading

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Off to College … Into?

We are now into the second week of school around here. A new set of freshman (or “first years”) have arrived, ready to begin a new phase of life. Away from home and exposed to new ideas. It is rather … Continue reading

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Doubt, The Reformation, and Sola Fide

Lord I believe; help thou my unbelief. I took part in a scholarly discussion recently – not in a Christian context. In the course of this discussion it was suggested that the Reformation insistence on confessed faith, and more importantly … Continue reading

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…Or Eruptions of Conflict

I occasionally receive e-mail after posts when readers agree, disagree, or just have questions. The e-mail address I include at the bottom of each post is there to allow this kind of communication. An e-mail message after the post last … Continue reading

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The Wellsprings of Conflict

I am currently reading Christof Koch’s memoir Consciousness: Confessions of a Romantic Reductionist. Christof Koch is a Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Biology at CalTech. Raised in a Roman Catholic family, son of a German diplomat, born in Missouri, growing up … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Conversion, Doubt

Those Who Doubt

Michael Patton had an interesting post over at Credo House last Friday. This is not surprising, as he often has good stuff, well worth reading, on this blog. For that matter, the whole Credo House concept is fascinating and has … Continue reading

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We have been having an ongoing, sporadic conversation on the issues of conversion, apostasy, and doubt on this blog over the last several years. A recent book simply entitled Doubting by Alister McGrath deals with this issue in a useful … Continue reading

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Finding Faith, Losing Faith

Scot asked a few folks to respond to his recent book with Hanna Ondrey, Finding Faith, Losing Faith: Stories of Conversion and Apostasy. Today I respond to the chapter that is about apostasy and its reasons. [Some don’t even like … Continue reading

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