Is It OK TO Ask Hard Questions About Faith? ("Can I Ask That?" Video Series)

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Can I Ask That? Series


Is It OK TO Ask Hard Questions About Faith?

“Can I Ask That?” Video Series: Session 1 of 7

Is It OK TO Ask Hard Questions About Faith?
Life can be confusing. There are times that life doesn’t make sense. Even people who’ve walked with God for decades, people with a truly intimate spiritual relationship, confront situations and circumstances that plague them and that shake their faith down to its very foundations.
If that’s you— meaning, if YOU sometimes have questions, uncertainty, and even doubts, you’re normal.
What’s one good reason that it’s OK to ask hard questions? BECAUSE , in the Bible, we learn that both skeptics, and the greatest men and women in the history of faith asked really, really hard questions.
These include Pilate, Nicodemus, David, Mary, the Apostle Peter, Job, a Philippian jailer, and even Jesus Himself!
So I think it’s plain to see—not only is asking hard questions OK. When you do so, you’re in good company. People who ask hard questions show they’re seeking faith that is GENUINE.
So not only is it OK to ask hard questions… it’s necessary. We must. Not asking hard questions is a sign of cowardice. Not asking hard questions about your faith implies that it is flimsy, rather than indestructible.
Asking questions about faith doesn’t make you weak. It shows you’re strong.


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2. Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
3. Is God Republican or Democrat?
4. Why Do Christians Believe in Such an Old Book?
5. What Does God Say About Sexuality and Identity?
6. Is God Really Violent?
7. Is Jesus Really the Only Way?

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Can I Ask That? Series

“Can I Ask That?”

Recently I was posed a handful of questions by a current Saddleback Pastor, Brandon Bathauer of Saddleback Church’s Irvine South and Great Park Campuses. He asked if I could give a one-minute response on 7 different questions about faith.
Here are the 7 questions in this series:
1. Is It OK to Ask Hard Questions About Faith?
2. Why Do Bad Things Happen to Good People?
3. Is God Republican or Democrat?
4. Why Do Christians Believe in Such an Old Book?
5. What Does God Say About Sexuality and Identity?
6. Is God Really Violent?
7. Is Jesus Really the Only Way?

Follow Along Each Week for Another Installment of This 7 Part Video Series!


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Buddhism: An Overview of the Buddhist Worldview

Part 2 of a 4 Part Series on World Religions

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Buddhism is the worldview of hundreds of millions of adherents around the world. It shapes the thinking of much of South Asia and the Far East hemisphere through its two major schools of thought, Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism. Here you will learn more about its colorful history, beliefs, and practices, along with some interaction between it and the Christian faith.

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Islam and Extremist Islam: An Overview of the Muslim Faith

Part 3 of a 4 Part Series on World Religions

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Islam is a faith having up to 1.6 Billion adherents worldwide. It is a religion partially understood, but that has confusing and concerning areas of belief and practice that need clarification in people’s minds. This slide show is heavily documented and provides answers to some important areas on the minds of people outside of Islam.

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Christianity: Comparing the Christian Faith to Other World Religions

Part 4 of a 4 Part Series on World Religions

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What are the major beliefs of Christianity? What are the major divisions of the Christian faith and how did they develop? What is an Evangelical Christian and why are those foundational beliefs so important to Christians? How do the major beliefs of Christianity compare to other world religions? And finally, don’t all religions teach essentially the same thing? We’ll consider these and more issues in this final part of the four part series on World Religions.

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Hinduism: An Overview of the Hindu Religion

Part 1 of a 4 Part Series on World Religions

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Hinduism is an enormous faith tradition having hundreds of millions of adherents worldwide.  Below, explore the essential teachings and practices of the Hindu Faith by downloading our podcast or by listening along while scrolling through the slide show provided below.  Then share it with others who might want to learn more!

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