Losing Faith: Life’s Questions

There are both honest reasons and dishonest reasons for young people giving up on God, and there are remedies for both. The most common honest reason cited for losing faith is that it becomes impossible to believe in God if God is defined as being simultaneously all-powerful and all-loving.  Thoughtful students often ask, “Where was God when Jews were being …

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Faith in a Time of Cholera

The litany of horrors somehow won’t end: an earthquake kills 230,000; 80 percent of people already living on less than …

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Are Evangelicals Fixated on Homosexuality?

Sigmund Freud would have something to say about the ways in which we Evangelicals seem to be fixated on homosexuality.  …

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Will ‘Love Wins’ Win? We’re Early in the First Inning …

Because of my own experience as a writer, I’ve been anticipating the baptism in hot water (or worse) that Rob …

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Remember the Widow

Most of us concentrate our ministries on reaching young people with the Gospel. However, sociological studies make it clear that, …

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A Prayer for Japan

It is too soon for meaning-making with the ongoing crisis in Japan. There will be time later to determine its …

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“What a Saviour” vs. “What a Preacher”

When I was in Seminary, I took a course in homiletics. During that semester, each of the students was required …

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