Tag Archive for: faith

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.”

What Matters More—Belief or Behavior?

It may startle you, but throughout the Bible, God seems surprisingly disinterested in doctrinal beliefs.

Leaving Church?

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

God Is No Longer a Working Number

For millions of people across the globe, God (as we have historically known God) is no longer a working number. Neither is traditional theology or the institutional church.

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.

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.”

Jesus-less Christianity

American Christians, far too often, jettison Jesus from our lives.

Church on Fire

Notre Dame on fire is an apt metaphor for the twenty-first century church.