What If I Can’t Answer Questions about My Faith?

Last week I began a new blog series in anticipation of my forthcoming book, Surviving Religion 101: Letters to a Christian Student on Keeping the Faith in College (Crossway, 2021). This new series will include 7 videos that tackle key intellectual questions about the Christian faith.

This week’s video deals with one of those things we all fear as Christians: “What if get asked a question that I can’t answer?”

For college students, this may happen in the classroom or in conversations with fellow students.  For others it may happen in the workplace, at family gatherings, or even in conversations with your non-Christian neighbor.

And when it happens, you get …

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How I Almost Lost My Faith in College: A Preview of My Latest Book

In the fall of 1989, I began my freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Like many freshmen, I was excited for the next chapter in my life, eager to explore the new opportunities and experiences that college had to offer.

Of course, I knew there would be challenges. College life would not be easy, especially for a Christian. But I had grown up in a solid Christian home, was taught the Bible from a young age, and was a faithful member of my church youth group. So I figured I was ready.

I wasn’t.

The problem stemmed not from what I was taught but …

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Surviving Doubt: Six Videos Providing Answers to Difficult Questions about the Christian Faith

Ever had a moment in your life where you doubted what you believe? I mean, really doubted?

I can still remember when that happened in my life. It was my freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill as I was sitting in a religion class on the New Testament. The professor was bright, funny, and persuasive. And he was arguing that the New Testament was chocked full of mistakes and contradictions.

As I sat there, I had no answers. I began to wonder whether Christianity was just something people made up.

By God’s grace, I persevered through those doubts and now have the privilege to be a professor who argues that the …

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