Category Archives: Faith

Silence

Last night the Monday night study group I’m in watched the movie Silence . The film takes place in 17th century, feudal Japan and is told from the point of view of a pair of Portuguese Jesuit priests (Sebastião Rodrigues … Continue reading

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Butterflies of Belief

We can approach beliefs not as gems to be mined from the earth and protected with clenched fists, but rather as butterflies that land on an open hand — as gifts to enjoy but not possess. Finding God in the … Continue reading

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If There Is No God, We Don’t Make Sense

If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning — just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it … Continue reading

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Skepticism and Doubt

The skeptic doubts one set of propositions because he believes another.  None of us live with absolute, unassailable certainly about anything; we all live by faith.  What someone thinks or feels absolutely certain of is really relative certainty.  It’s certainty … Continue reading

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Faith defined simply 

Faith isn’t something you either have or don’t have, but something that ebbs and flows in the life and soul of every individual.  Doubt isn’t the opposite of faith.  It’s an element of faith.  Where there is absolute certainty, there … Continue reading

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Practical Faith

I would love to be someone who has the capacity to practice wild and uninhibited faith.  I envy those who declare that their faith is so strong that they “know” God will hear their prayers and intercede where requested. I … Continue reading

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A Plan for Pain?

I am taking this opportunity to ask for prayers before I jump into this topic.  My wife has arthritis in her spine and has recently been suffering excruciating and unrelenting pain caused by inflammation of the arthritic areas. Those of … Continue reading

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