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doubt is the heart of the matter

I’ve been a fan of Graham Greene over the years. The blog title is a quote of his. This post isn’t mine, but a friends, sharing this TED video by Lesley Hazelton, on doubt at the heart of faith. It really sits with the challenge of preaching Matthew 11, where I’ve wrestled with John the Baptist and his […]

in a place of doubt

As part of our ‘Simply Jesus’ preaching series at church, here are some of the parts of what I brought today from Matthew 11 v 1-11. Here’s the audio recording. Frederick Buechner says this in his book, Peculiar Treasures: “Where John preached grim justice and pictured God as a steely-eyed thresher of grain, Jesus preached forgiving […]

AW Tozer on prayer

from one of my all-time heroes and mentors. “. . . we are forever asking God to do things that He either has already done or cannot do because of our unbelief. We plead for Him to speak when He has already spoken and is at that very moment speaking. We ask Him to come […]


There is a hope that burns within my heart That gives me strength for every passing day A glimpse of glory now revealed in meagre part Yet drives all doubt away I stand in Christ with sins forgiven And Christ in me the hope of heaven My highest calling and my deepest joy To make […]

strengthened by doubt

“And the Lord said, ‘Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren’” Luke 22 v 31-32 Doubt is not necessarily an enemy of faith! When we […]

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