Category Archives: Enlarging Faith

“Take your doubts, distrust, and fears on a journey of belief and faith! ”


Tell Me What You’re Living For. No, Really.

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In my Internet travels, I come across many a God-revering individual who doesn’t believe in a bodily resurrection. That is, most of these folks do not believe in any kind of a conscious afterlife. I can’t help but think that people who are just fine with a few decades of human frailty and struggle before lights out, must have a freaking great Disney Life. Even at its best, life is full of hardships (in my experience). Is there any real evidence of of an afterlife or is that just wishful thinking? Come find out…

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The Lie in Religious Self-Denial

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The call of the average Christian life is all about giving up and sacrificing one’s desires—often times our greatest desires and passions—to a bitter death on a cross with Jesus. It’s really pretty depressing, the thought of giving up what you love most…forever. It’s easy to see why so many Christians feel more like victims instead of victors. This used to be my story…

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The Doctrine of Hell Breeds Arrogance

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As I look back at my old self who once believed in hell, I realize how many terrible consequences such a false doctrine has had on me and even all of mankind. One such consequence is pride and arrogance. I can easily think of at least three important expressions of arrogance that arise from such a doctrine. Find out what they are…

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Following Jesus: An Out of Boat Experience

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In discussing my biblical views with some Christians—especially the one about God saving all—I’m always a little surprised how tightly they cling to every jot and tittle they’ve been taught in church (many of them not even biblical), as if their church (or they themselves) can’t be wrong about anything. Even when you suggest a way of interpreting Scripture that makes a heck of a lot more sense, people don’t want to believe that there is any chance they are wrong, so they don’t even listen to valid or reasonable points I might bring up. I’ve thought a lot about why it’s so hard look at things through new lenses or to question what you’ve been taught. What is it that makes people either too afraid or too stubborn to look at things from a new viewpoint? (Read more…)

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White Stones Inside

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I first noticed them in the surf while searching for sand dollars and sea agate—the most unusual, black and white stones. As I began to collect these unique stones, I marveled over the thought that, no matter how broken, marred, or misshapen our lives, we are being remade into beautiful white stones. Read more…

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Good or Bad?

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There are many things that I have made inaccurate judgments about. And there is always a temptation to make a judgment too soon, but we do not know the end of the story, so how can we know if one individual event is good or bad, out of context of the greater whole? Read more…

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