Confronting Questions-with complications from concussions
Three concussions especially prompted confusion and tough questions about my faith. Am I mere chemicals and neurons? Is God a human invention? Why is God so distant? Does unconditional love exist?
How can God forgive a past double-life that involved intentional sin and help me deal with doubts?
One website submission confesses to a former double life--professing to be a Christian but knowingly continuing to sin. How can God really forgive and help overcome persistent doubts?
If you really believe, is it OK to doubt?
Robert submitted the following statement: "I believe that God exists [and] Jesus is His son and it is not OK to doubt this!" Let's address the implication of this comment.
How Can What We Do Here Not Matter At All?
Caryn wonders whether our struggles to help and find meaning amidst tragedy really matter.
Lessons From My Garden: Testing Produces Endurance
When you encounter faith-shaking events, remember my pear tree.
One Sojourner's Story
... My mind was asking serious questions about the validity of Christianity. Everything in life seemed to be intellectual chaos.... I knew it would only end if I got some answers....
I know someone who is doubting. What can I do?
It’s not uncommon to encounter someone who is doubting. If you haven’t yet, you will....
Learning From Elijah
It could have been his moment of celebration and vindication; yet it was in that moment that he experienced his fear and doubt most intimately.
My Journey From Skepticism to Faith
It’s been an interesting journey.
In the Nick of Time
“See to it that no one misses the grace of God….” – Hebrews 12:15
Do you have doubts about the Christian faith? If so, you’re not alone. Here are some stories from those who have struggled, or are struggling, with tough questions and troublesome doubts. Read some of their stories or some considerations from those who can help. Doubt is not an abandonment of faith. It is an expected part of faith. Alister McGrath, a professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, says, “Doubt arises partly because we feel frustrated at not being able to understand everything” (The Sunnier Side of Doubt, 40). Nobody understands everything.
It’s OK to have questions and doubts about faith, whether you consider yourself a Christian believer or not. If you have times of doubt, we want to think with you—even doubt with you. So, we urge you to learn from these “Stories of Doubt” and invite you to share your own stories here.