Benefit of the Doubt

9 Reasons Faith ≠ Certainty

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One of the things that Christians typically believe in and that I’ve struggled with a great deal is the concept of faith. Like most Christians, I once assumed a person’s faith is as strong as…

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What Does ‘Your Faith Has Healed You’ Mean? (podcast)

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Greg discusses faith, doubt, and healings. Episode 486 http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0486.mp3

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Podcast: If Doubt Is Good, Why Did Jesus Rebuke It?

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Greg talks about how doubt relates to faith.  http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0453.mp3

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The Bible is NOT the Foundation

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Many people imagine that the foundation of their faith is the Bible. This is viewed as the ultimate center around which everything they believe revolves. However, the foundation of the Christian faith is actually centered…

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What the Cross Tells Us About God

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Whether we’re talking about our relationship with God or with other people, the quality of the relationship can never go beyond the level of trust the relating parties have in each other’s character. We cannot…

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Are You Fully Alive? Here’s the Key

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Image by rashdada via flickr.  The cross reveals the full truth about us. This truth reconnects us with our true source of life, which in turn heals our idol addictions. This dimension of the cross is frankly…

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Do You Argue With God?

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Image by michael_swan via Flickr In sharp contrast to many today who seek the comfortable feeling of certainty as a way of feeling at peace with God, biblical heroes are better known for their willingness to be…

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2 Ways We Misinterpret God’s Promises

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Image by Send me adrift. via Flickr In the church where I first found Christ, we used to sing a hymn called “Standing on the Promises of God.” The hymn itself isn’t bad, for it focuses entirely…

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What We Long For

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Augustine once prayed, “You have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless till they find their rest in you.” We all have an unquenchable yearning in our hearts, a yearning for nothing less…

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Trusting God for the Wrong Things

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Chloe was a smart, personable, and devoted Christian student from South America whom I had the pleasure of teaching in several theology classes. In one meeting, Chloe confessed that, despite the confident appearance that she…

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Is There Room for Doubt in Faith?

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Many Christians today assume that faith is the antithesis of doubt. In this view, a person’s faith is thought to be strong to the extent that they don’t question their beliefs or struggle with God…

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The Cross Above All Else

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The way to know what a person or people group really believes is not to ask them but to watch them. Christians frequently say, “It’s all about Jesus,” but our actions betray us. Judging by…

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Do You Have Enough Faith?

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What does it actually mean to have faith? This is a topic I address at length in Benefit of the Doubt, but this post provides a very basic answer to this question. To appropriately understand…

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Winners!

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Last month we launched our first e-newsletter for ReKnew and decided to give away ten copies of Greg’s book Benefit of the Doubt to celebrate. Here are the winners: Jerry from Round Lake, Illinois Josh…

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Some News and a Giveaway!

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We’ve got some exciting news for you. Starting next month, ReKnew will be sending out a monthly e-newsletter to those who are interested in getting a little something extra from our ministry. We’ll be including a…

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Is the Bible a Legal Textbook?

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Olga via Compfight Too much theology treats the Bible as if it were legal textbook. In the following except from Benefit of the Doubt, Greg addresses the problems when we approach theology and Scripture this way….

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Court-of-Law Theology: How It Falls Short

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Courtney “Coco” Mault via Compfight Last week, we introduced a way of talking about theology with concentric circles. This approach is distinct from the common Western model of theology that depends upon a court-of-law framework….

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How To Talk about Theology

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Social media is full of theological debate. Theological arguments that formerly took months or even years to get in print, now only takes the time to write a post or 140 characters and click “publish.”…

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Faith, Doubt and Agnosticism

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 Hartwig HKD via Compfight Greg was recently interviewed by Premier Radio in the UK for the program Unbelievable? along with Andrew Whyte (an agnostic) on the topic of faith and doubt. They discuss their personal…

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The Lessons of Job

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Breno Peck via Compfight In his book Benefit of the Doubt, Greg argues that the lessons of the book of Job reassure us that God does not lie behind suffering, but he rather is a…

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