In The Sin of Certainty, I tell a brief story about the time I was in middle school and made myself a sandwich. After I was done, I tied up the bag and tossed it onto the counter a few feet away. My mom, who had grown up in Europe during World War II (the Big One, […]
The Sin of Certainty
Sooner or later, doubt happens, and when it does, there is plenty in the Bible to identify with.
The paperback edition of The Sin of Certainty is coming out in just a few days—April 4, to be exact.
Here is a 2:31 trailer for The Sin of Certainty, featuring also the video-bombing camera-hog (and total Mensch) “Science Mike” McHargue. Many, many super-thanks to David and Kathi Peters at Global Story2 Films for doing such an amazing job, especially given how little they had to work with, and the fact that I refused to come […]
Being “saved” by God is an ongoing process of growth and transformation, of dying and rising, of being “conformed to the image of his [God’s] Son,” as Paul puts it (Rom. 8:29). Following Jesus means experiencing the taste of resurrection and ascension now—whether doing laundry, paying bills, or leading nations. Getting there is all about […]
[I posted this originally in February, but I am posting it again as we are in the Christmas season. I know people who are struggling mightily with depression and spiritual darkness because it is Christmas time. Sometimes it helps to know you are not alone.] On and off over the last few months, I’ve been reading Mother Teresa: Come […]
Eastern University’s amazing Chalk and Table Learning Collaborative recently made a short video on the topic of trusting God, based on my last book The Sin of Certainty. Despite Chalk and Table’s heroic efforts to find someone who can actually act, they finally had to settle on me. Thankfully, as you’ll see, senior psychology major and student chaplain […]
Want to hear stories about having a clear and certain faith shattered? Talk to Army chaplains and soldiers with PTSD. In a recent article in The Washington Post, Michelle Boorstein lets us in on “What happens when the military chaplain is shaken by war?” The article struck me as giving voice to a common phenomenon among […]
Below is the mp3 of my recent interview on The Drew Marshall Show, which the website assures us is “Canada’s most listened to spiritual talk show.” And I think they really mean it. The focus of the interview was my latest book The Sin of Certainty, though, Drew and I, being the renaissance men that we are, effortlessly turned […]
“When we become simply a promoter or a defender of a particular belief, something within us dies. That is not believing God–it is only believing our belief about Him. . . . If our certainty is only in our beliefs, we develop a sense of self-righteousness, become overly critical, and are limited by the view […]