May 2 • 43M

Dealing with Doubt

Episode 19 • Featuring Greg Koukl, Alisa Childers & Sarabeth Kapusta

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Shane Rosenthal
Shane Rosenthal was raised in a Jewish home but became an atheist at a very early age. Some years later, however, he ended up losing faith in atheism and converted to Christianity. On this podcast he talks with people from a wide variety of worldviews and perspectives in order explore the beliefs and ideas that shape our lives.
Episode details

Is it okay to question your faith or to express doubts about your religious convictions? On this episode, Shane explores a fascinating scene from Luke 7 in which John the Baptist questions whether Jesus is the promised Messiah. Shane discusses the implications of this passage with Greg Koukl and Alisa Childers, and he also hears from Sarabeth Kapusta of the Reconstructing Your Faith podcast who shares her experience of being raised in a cult where questions were off-limits and doubt was a sin.

• If you’d like to explore this topic further, be sure to check out Shane’s two-part article “On Faith & Doubt” referred to in this episode. Other related articles include: “What is Faith?”, “Why Should We Believe The Bible?”, “How to Detect Deception” and “On Faith & History.”

• Recommended books on this topic include, Faith is Not Wishing by Greg Koukl, Another Gospel by Alisa Childers, Faith That Doubts by Christina Heard, and What is Faith? by J. Gresham Machen.

• For more information about the guests who appear on this episode, use the following links: Greg Koukl (Stand to Reason), Alisa Childers ( — Shane appears on episode #190), Sarabeth Kapusta (Reconstructing Your Faith — Shane appears on episode #19).

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