Category Archives: Tough Questions of Faith

Is Prayer a Waste of Time?

Another shooting. Another tragedy. This time in a church where people are worshipping…singing…praying. Why didn't God prevent such a tragedy…especially while people were presumably praying to Him? Is prayer simply an illusion? An imaginary plea to an imaginary God? To … Continue reading

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Why Does God Not Make It Clear to People that He Is Real?

Recently I was asked: "Why does God not make it clear to people that he is 'real'? If God is love and wants us to love Him, why not make it clearly evident to all people throughout all time?" Here … Continue reading

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Does God Give Us More Than We Can Handle?

I recently had someone ask me as a pastor, "Is it true that 'God doesn't give us more than we can handle'? Because right now it sure feels like He has." It is an interesting question. Does God give us … Continue reading

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Can We Trust the New Testament?

On October 1, 2011, Dr. Daniel Wallace, professor of New Testament studies at Dallas Theological Seminary, and Dr. Bart Ehrman, professor of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill, had a debate over the trustworthiness of the New Testament. I watched … Continue reading

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What about those who have never heard of Jesus?

As a pastor I am periodically asked difficult questions of faith. One question I was asked recently is the fate of those who have never heard of Jesus Christ. My response to this person's question is listed below. One of … Continue reading

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