for those not feeling spiritually victorious, I give you: the Old Testament “no-shame zone”

Posted by PeteEnns on January 18, 2017 in Christian faith and life doubt 18 Comments

Ever feel like you don’t have your spiritual act together, like you’re not feeling that “victory in Jesus” everyone else seems to have bubbling out of their eyes and ears? Me too. Some time back it dawned on me that the Old Testament can help here, more than the New Testament. Yes, you heard me. The

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doubt: it’s not cool or hipster, but sacred

Posted by PeteEnns on December 30, 2016 in The Sin of Certainty doubt 11 Comments

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

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Hey, look at me. I’m in a video and the internet didn’t break!

Posted by PeteEnns on September 7, 2016 in The Sin of Certainty doubt 20 Comments

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

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“I thought I had a handle on suffering.” An army chaplain lets go of certainty.

Posted by PeteEnns on June 8, 2016 in The Sin of Certainty Bible and culture/current events doubt 13 Comments

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

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