John Dickson once wrote, "My strength - if it can be called that - is my capacity to doubt. There is hardly a belief which others hold sacred that I have not at one time or another seriously questioned ... I find it difficult to believe in something strongly if I have not spent time … Continue reading Have the faith to doubt
Faith does not grow through the suppression of doubt. Faith grows through the transformation of doubt. And that requires facing your doubts. Avoidance breeds shallowness. Depth requires honesty.
It saddens me that some churches encourage the silencing of doubts. Every now and again I come across people who express anger at the ‘blind faith’ of churched Christians. I had one of those conversations today. At issue was the ‘hissing’ responses this guy had received in the face of his questions and dissenting opinions, … Continue reading Should doubts be silenced?