Faith and Doubt

Although I blog on a variety of Christian issues, “faith and doubt” was initially the primary focus. If concerns about faith and doubt have brought you here, several of my category sections [column on right side of blog] may interest you. Meanwhile, here are some links or other sources:

Faith and Doubt: My personal story and thoughts on the relationship of faith and doubt.

Links to quotes on faith and doubt:  quotesmore quotes, and  even more quotes.

If Bart Ehrman’s books have troubled you, please know that the “Ehrman Project” is a web site featuring videos by scholars who respectfully disagree with Ehrman and come to different conclusions. The videos are also on: youtube.

The book “Dealing with Doubt” by Gary Habermas is available free in its entirety electronically at this site.

Here is a worthwhile sermon from Pastor Greg Boyd on faith and doubt: Do you have the faith to doubt?

A personal psalm of lament and praise for the doubter.

Without Faith? Many areas of life require faith. Religion seems subjected to an unfair double standard.

Evidence does not produce faith: There seems to be mis-understanding on the relationship between evidence and faith, especially among believers who can sometimes “mis-use” apologetics.

A faith without some doubts is like a human body without any antibodies in it. People who blithely go through life too busy or indifferent to ask hard questions about why they believe as they do will find themselves defenseless against either the experience of tragedy or the probing questions of a smart skeptic. A person’s faith can collapse almost overnight if she has failed over the years to listen patiently to her own doubts, which should only be discarded after long reflection.”  – Tim Keller

A few books I suggest:

Rumors of Another World by Philip Yancey.  A book review and then further related thoughts.  Are you living in the borderlands of belief?

Faith & Doubt, by John Ortberg. Book review here.

In Two Minds, The dilemma of doubt & how to resolve it, by Os Guinness. I highly recommend this book, although I’ve not reviewed it on the blog. I might say it is *the best* book on faith and doubt.

Christianity for Modern Pagans – Pascal’s Pensees edited, outlined, and explained by theologian Peter Kreeft. Some thoughts here.

The Reason for God by Timothy Keller.  Brief review here.

Walking Away from Faith (Unraveling the Mystery of Belief and Unbelief) by Ruth Tucker. I actually have a multi-part series where I blog through this book. First post HERE.

9 thoughts on “Faith and Doubt”

  1. Can you tell me which work of Pascal’s the “enough light” quote comes from?

  2. CL Mareydt said:

    Your honesty is what attracted me to your blog & your writings have inspired me … faith, honesty, & simplicity … are what motivate my life – I am working on a ebook about Faith … so needless to say … I found your blog 🙂

  3. A great list of resources so easily available. Thanks for putting these in one place, it’s helpful. I’m going to share your post on Twitter as I think this is helpful beyond measure. Bless you xx

  4. Thank you, Laura.
    I enjoyed reading g it.

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