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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Podcast: Dear Greg: My Husband is Anti-Theist, What Should I Do?

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A godly house with an unbelieving spouse. Greg discusses unbelieving partners.   http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0418.mp3

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Podcast: Can a Person Come Back to God if They Lose Their Faith?

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Greg considers the nature of faith and unbelief and offers some enlightening insight that may surprise you.    http://traffic.libsyn.com/askgregboyd/Episode_0316.mp3

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Greg’s Interview on The Christian Transhumanist Podcast

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Here is an interview I did for The Christian Transhumanist Podcast that I wanted to share with all of you. Micah Redding and I discuss everything from Relativity Theory to Politics. I think you’ll find…

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A Brief Theology of Faith

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It is often argued that Hebrews 11:1 provides us with a clear definition of faith. The NIV translates it as, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do…

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What Causes You Doubt?

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In this first episode of the Apologies and Explanations Podcast, Greg shares some of his own experiences with doubt and talks about how doubt has ultimately made his faith stronger. Links: Greg’s book: “Benefit of…

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Doubt as a Companion to Faith

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A true and living faith is never a destination; it’s a journey. And to move forward on this journey we need doubt. Faith is not based on certainty. Think of it this way. We often…

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Faith or Magic?

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Many Christians today treat faith like magic. While the content of what Christians believe is obviously different from pagan practitioners of magic, the way they believe and the motive they have for believing, seems to…

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How To Seek Theological Truth

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If we are really interested in embracing true beliefs, then the last thing we would ever do is to try and convince ourselves that we already embrace true beliefs. A genuine concern for the truth…

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Lighten Up: Fatalism and the Seeds of Doubt

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The Good News That’s Really “Good”

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Often we view our relationship with God in terms of a legal contract. For instance, people often ask questions about salvation in this way. They see God as the judge, we are defendants, and salvation…

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Past Sermon Series: Faith & Doubt

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Faith is sometimes understood as the lack of doubt. As a result, doubt can be seen as the enemy of faith. But Biblical faith can withstand doubt and even be strengthened by it. God wants His…

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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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Have You Taken a Gospel Immunization Shot?

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Why does being “Christian” in America make so little difference in so many people’s lives, when the kingdom movement revealed in the New Testament revolutionized people’s lives? This drastic difference is hardly surprising when you…

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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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When Jesus Questioned the Father

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Though the sinless Son of God had perfect faith, we find him asking God the Father to alter the plan to redeem the world through his sacrifice—if it is “possible” (Matt. 26:42). As the nightmare…

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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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