Category Archives: Trusting Doubt: Individual Chapters

The Dark Side – Chapter 7

The Lion and the Lamb This post is excerpted from The Dark Side: How Evangelical Teachings Corrupt Love and Truth , by Valerie Tarico, www.lulu.com/tarico The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat, the calf … Continue reading

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Trusting Doubt – Chapter 6

All Truth Is God’s Truth  If devotion to truth is the hallmark of morality, then there is no greater, more heroic form of devotion than the act of a man who assumes the responsibility of thinking. —Ayn Rand IN JUDAISM … Continue reading

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Trusting Doubt – Chapter 5

Females, Gays, and Other Samaritans   There is nothing respecting which a man may be so long unconscious of as the extent and strength of his prejudices. —Francis Jeffrey1 Several of the writers of the Bible didn’t care much for … Continue reading

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Trusting Doubt – Chapter 4

House Built on a Weak Foundation   All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. —2 Timothy 3:16   One day the older daughter said to the … Continue reading

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Trusting Doubt – Chapter 3. The Bible Stands (The History of the Bible)

The Bible stands like a rock undaunted ‘Mid the raging storms of time; Its pages burn with the truth eternal, And they glow with a light sublime. The Bible stands like a mountain towering Far above the works of men; … Continue reading

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Trusting Doubt – Chapter 2. One Way. (What Evangelicals Believe)

There is one Way, and only one, Out of our gloom, and sin, and care, To that far land where shines no sun Because the face of God is there. —Cecil F. Alexander “I AM TOO A CHRISTIAN MY HUSBAND … Continue reading

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Trusting Doubt – Chapter 1. Leaving Home

Faith of our fathers, holy faith! We will be true to thee till death. —Frederick Faber1 WHEN I FIRST STARTED HAVING MISGIVINGS ABOUT MY FAITH I DID WHAT ANY GOOD Evangelical would: I prayed. I was fifteen at the time, earnest … Continue reading

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