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Conference: Faith, Doubt & the Idol of Certainty

We’re really excited about Greg’s book, Benefit of the Doubt, coming out in September. In fact, we’re SO excited that we want to invite you all to a conference we’re holding September 27-28, 2013 at Woodland Hills Church. You can get all the information you could ever hope for by clicking here. We’ll be exploring the relationship between faith and doubt, and the damaging effects of the idolatrous need for certainty. We hope you can join us!

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