Tag Archive for: doubt

The Benefit of the Doubt: How Religious Doubts Can Lead to a More Mature Faith

Doubt can serve as a life-giving, growth-enhancing, spiritually enriching gift. I like to call this “the benefit of the doubt.”

Leaving Church?

Legions of people are disgusted with the sorry state of institutional religion in twenty-first century America—for many good reasons.

It’s (Past) Time to Raze Hell

What kind of deity would eternally torture people in agonizing flames of hell?

If Faith Were a Movie

Today’s religious environment offers Americans a wide variety of faith options. In the spirit of the recent Academy Awards season, this column will focus on five of them, each one illustrated by a movie.

Six Lessons I’ve Learned about Doubt

In recent decades, tens of millions of Americans have left their churches and other places of worship, and that trend shows no sign of abating.

The Gospel According to Don Draper

Authentic faith requires less certainty and more ambiguity.

The Decade of Doubt

2011–2020 could easily be designated “the decade of doubt.”

Retired From Religion

Every sector in American religion, in some way, has lost their way.