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The Sin of Certainty

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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Darkness, a vulnerable faith, and the normal Christian life (even at Christmas)

Posted by PeteEnns on December 19, 2016 in The Sin of Certainty Christian faith and life 10 Comments

[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

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for those of you wondering why I interpret the Bible the way I do (which I assume means the entire internet)

Posted by PeteEnns on September 16, 2016 in The Sin of Certainty Inspiration and Incarnation The Bible Tells Me So 15 Comments

My last two books The Bible Tells and So and The Sin of Certainty deal a lot with (spoiler alert) interpreting the Bible—namely what I think the Bible says about certain topics and how I think the Bible should be read. Of course, this has generated some questions, like: “Pete, what exactly is your problem? No, seriously.”

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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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I have conquered Canada again: an interview with Drew Marshall

Posted by PeteEnns on May 26, 2016 in The Sin of Certainty Pete's podcasts and interviews 13 Comments

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

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when John the Baptist doubted Jesus

Posted by PeteEnns on April 20, 2016 in The Sin of Certainty 12 Comments

Chaplain Mike at Internet Monk posted a warm and insightful review this morning on The Sin of Certainty. In his review, he cites a podcast of his predecessor and founder of Internet Monk, Michael Spencer. In that podcast, Spencer comments on Matthew 11:1-6, where John the Baptist, having been thrown in prison, sends messengers to Jesus and

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