Posts Tagged ‘doubt’
Having the Faith of Thomas
A couple of times over the past five years, I’ve written about Thomas, and how I think he gets a bad break when he really should command our respect. It must bug me more than I realize, because we’re going to hit that again this week. Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”–…Read More
What About My Doubts?
In the 1990s, there was a band, five o’clock people, a fully-acoustic, coffee-house ensemble that popped up in Portland, Oregon. They were unique and, in many ways, quite good. One of their songs titled Lunar describes the difficult pursuit of faith as “a lunar endeavor” wherein we constantly grasp for daylight but end up with fistfuls of…Read More
Why We Should Cut “Doubting Thomas” Some Slack
I have long believed that Thomas got/gets a bad rap. You know to whom I am referring, right? – “Doubting Thomas.” In case you’re not familiar with the backstory, Thomas was one of Jesus’ twelve disciples, sometimes referred to as Didymus. Thomas is the poor sap who, through the uttering one brief statement, redefined his…Read More