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Month: August 2012

August 28, 2012
Faith to Doubt

Another thought-provoking post from pastor Tim Keller, this one borrowed from The Gospel Coalition. So what can we say when we are called upon to present the reasons why we believe? First, I try to show that it takes faith to doubt Christianity, because any worldview (including secularism or skepticism) is based on assumptions. For […]

August 25, 2012
A Concrete Reality

  Unless God has become a concrete reality in Jesus Christ, He has no meaning for us at all. Jesus nowhere said, “He that hath seen man hath seen the Father”: He emphatically states that He is the only medium God has for revealing Himself. The trend of thought at the heart of all the […]

August 24, 2012
The Insinuating Handkerchief

A little insinuation and the culmination of circumstances were all it took to seal her death. And a handkerchief. That’s what did it. The handkerchief. In Shakespeare’s classic telling of Othello, a Moorish general of Venice fell prey to the doubtful suggestions of his unknown enemy, Iago. The claim was that Othello’s wife Desdemona was […]

August 23, 2012
But Isn't Doubt a Sin?

Some have questioned—quite wisely, I would add—as to why I would author a website devoted to “living between doxology and doubt.” After all, isn’t doubt a sin? For them, the oft quoted James 1:6–8 appears to answer the issue. “But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like […]

August 19, 2012
The Sovereignty of God in Disability

Desiring God has released a free e-book on disability. "Disabilities break into life in various forms: as the product of genetic misalignments in the womb, as the result of tragic and regrettable accidents, as the byproducts of infectious disease, and from the degenerative effects of old age. They affect joints, bones, nervous systems, lungs, hearts, and brains. And even in […]

August 18, 2012
"It's Hard Not to Notice"

Some things have a way of forcing the issue; of thrusting the truth before my heart—the truth that I should have known all along. Or perhaps I did know and simply chose to ignore it. Pride is stubborn that way. This truth in this piece by Petra Hefner made me want to weep. "Lord be […]