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Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture // Doubt As A Means Of Reconstruction Faith

Following Jesus in a Post-Christian Culture // Doubt As A Means Of Reconstruction Faith

Chances are that you or someone close to you is struggling with doubt. The reasons are plentiful. Maybe you experienced a sudden loss. Perhaps your views have changed socially or politically and that is reshaping how you understand the Bible, and now you cannot read it without noticing everything that offends you. Maybe you were hurt by the church or by someone you looked to as a spiritual mentor. You immersed yourself in science and now you are filled with piercing questions about its relationship to faith. Perhaps you have grown disillusioned after years of prayers that have been answered with silence. The list could go on and on. At this point, you are typically given two options concerning doubt; 1. Demonize Doubt – in this narrative doubt is labeled as the nemesis to faith. Or, 2. Idolize Doubt – in this narrative it feels so progressive and kind of cool to ridicule what you used to believe and then you wake up to find that you do not believe anything anymore. But there is a third option; 3. An opportunity for authentic and vibrant faith. That is what we are leaning into here. “Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” -Romans 12:2 (NLT) - Ethos is a life-giving community committed to keeping Jesus at its Center. Our vision is to be with Jesus, become like Jesus, and do what Jesus did so that we may love all people in Jesus' name. Etho