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Diminishing Doubt (Opinion)

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How do you deal with the hard questions of life? Where can you go when your faith is being swallowed up by piercing questions about God without being shamed for having them? If you have ever struggled with doubt, you are not alone.

Take a journey with Best Selling Author Dominic Done, as he dives into the subject of faith and doubt, and uncovers surprising insights about it in his new book, When Faith Fails. This book will take you to the pit of doubt and help you remove the stones of hurt, inadequacy, and fear. Through gritty engagement with life’s hardest questions, faith can be reclaimed, and intimacy with God is reborn.

Writer and pastor Dominic Done studied Theology at the University of Oxford. Using story, literature, history, and humor, he challenges you to forget the old approach to doubt, in which doubt is often suppressed or denied; and encourages you to wrestle through them with honesty and authenticity.

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According to a recent study, 2/3 of Americans who identify as Christian say they experience doubt. This can be the byproduct of our secular age in which doubts have become mainstream, unresolved, lingering questions about God, the Bible, or a tragic life-experience. Dominic writes,

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Growing up, I struggled with doubt because of the brokenness I saw in my family. It was hard to reconcile belief in a good, loving God with what I had seen and experienced. Other things confused me too: prayer, Christians who appeared so angry when they believed in a God of love, lack of unity in the church, other religions, the silence of God, forgiveness, and so on. But mostly, I struggled to understand why a good God would allow so much pain in the world. And I’m not just talking about the obvious things like cancer and war but the wounds that touch us all: alcoholism, failed marriages, crippling anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions, unemployment, hopelessness, self-harm, abuse…

Dominic argues that although doubt is incredibly disruptive, it also has redemptive power. Doubt can push you into a deeper, more vulnerable faith. It teaches you how to trust. It motivates you to explore the cracks in your worldview to see what needs to be abandoned or reconstructed.

This can begin by investing a season reexamining the structure of your faith. No distractions, just you, committing yourself to acquiring knowledge while studying the topics that cause you to doubt. Write down the things that have cultivated doubt in you. Revisit situations that have created uncertainty and learn what you can do to make those parts whole again. Seek a safe place to grapple with your doubts.

Whether it be an online, faith-based community, a physical community, or a church, find your people. They’re closer than you think. According to Dominic, “Church at its best is unvarnished vulnerability, without masks and pretense. It’s being honest with the real and wounded you and then allowing yourself to be adorned with grace. It’s the liberating choice to let people see you at your worst, so they can see God at his best.”

Eric Mitchell (USMC-Ret) is the CEO of LifeFlip Media, nationally recognized PR professional and a GOP analyst.

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Seattle Gov’t Held Training Session for Whites to Examine ‘Complicity’ In ‘White Supremacy’

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Race, race, race. That’s all that matters to Democrats. As long as they can continue to divide Americans based on skin color, it seems like they’re having a good day. Check out what’s happening in Seattle, via City Journal: Last month, the City of Seattle’s Office of Civil Rights sent an email inviting “white City employees” to attend a training session on “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness,” a program designed to help white workers examine their “complicity in the system of white supremacy” and “interrupt racism in ways that are accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color.” Hoping to learn more, I submitted a public records request for all documentation related to the training. The results are disturbing. At the beginning of the session, the trainers explain that white people have internalized a sense of racial superiority, which has made them unable to access their “humanity” and caused “harm and violence” to people of color. The trainers claim that “individualism,” “perfectionism,” “intellectualization,” and “objectivity” are all vestiges of this internalized racial oppression and must be abandoned in favor of social-justice principles. In conceptual terms, the city frames the discussion around the idea that black Americans are reducible to the essential quality of “blackness” and white Americans are reducible to the essential quality of “whiteness”—that is, the new metaphysics of good and evil. WATCH: https://twitter.com/CurtisHouck/status/1281384730735325185?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1281384730735325185%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fwatch-city-of-seattle-holds-training-session-for-white-employees-on-why-being-white-is-bad%2F LOOK: https://twitter.com/MayorJenny/status/1271225850160009216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271225850160009216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F https://twitter.com/MayorJenny/status/1271225944468905984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271225944468905984&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F https://twitter.com/MayorJenny/status/1271226494858129409?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271226494858129409&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F REACTIONS: https://twitter.com/EdMorrissey/status/1271448866097975297?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271448866097975297&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/1271447210971017216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271447210971017216&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F https://twitter.com/SteveKrak/status/1271258406955954182?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1271258406955954182&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fseattle-mayor-says-chaz-is-patriotism%2F From TDW: On Wednesday night, President Trump, infuriated at what is happening in Seattle, where radical protesters took over six blocks of the city to create “The Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone” after Seattle police left a boarded East Precinct building behind, tweeted his ire at Washington Democratic governor Jay Inslee and Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, snapping, “Radical Left Governor @JayInslee and the Mayor of Seattle…

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De Blasio: All Large Gatherings to be Banned In NYC, Except for Black Lives Matter Protests

He’s quite the card…

John Salvatore

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There should be very little doubt that spiking COVID-19 numbers are due to more testing nationwide, along with Black Lives Matter protests/riots. That’s just the truth, whether some care to admit it or not. On Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said he will ban all large gatherings in the city – except for BLM nonsense. WATCH: https://twitter.com/DailyCaller/status/1281354252422651904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1281354252422651904%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftherightscoop.com%2Fde-blasio-to-ban-all-large-gatherings-in-nyc-except-black-lives-matter-protests%2F More from Fox News: Fox News correspondent-at-large Geraldo Rivera and civil rights attorney Leo Terrell ripped New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on “Bill Hemmer Reports” Thursday for commissioning local artists to paint the legend “Black Lives Matter” on Fifth Avenue outside Trump Tower. An animated de Blasio slammed Trump during public remarks on the block, and was cheered loudly when he said the artwork will “show Donald Trump what he does not understand.” Rivera noted that even as the mayor snipes at Trump, he is asking the federal government for $7 billion to close a gap in the city budget caused by the coronavirus pandemic. VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3IIlOqxx50&feature=emb_title

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