It’s one thing to have your faith questioned, and wholly another to question your faith. I welcome having my faith questioned. I welcome the challenges through books, blogs, and conversations. This compels me to truly deal with what I believe, whom I believe, and why I believe. I enjoy (or mostly endure) lectures, debates, and literature by those who seek to refute the faith by highlighting the problem of evil and suffering, pointing to “scientific” arguments, calling out contradictions in the Bible, and so on. These make me a sharper thinker, a better preacher, and a more compassionate pastor.
But here’s the twist.