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Christians are haunted by doubt and non-believers are haunted by belief—we’re all haunted.

Who Needs God? – The Truth About Doubt is a sermon series for all of us, but for differing reasons depending on where you are on your spiritual journey. If you’re quite certain of what you believe and steadfast in that belief—whether Christian or atheist or something else—then this will primarily serve you to understand what many of your friends and family and neighbors and co-workers are wrestling with; whether they know it or not.

If you’re not certain, if you’re a Christian and walking through a crisis of faith, or you’re agnostic and walking through a crisis of belief, this will serve you in perhaps a different way. It will hopefully speak to the very things you see and feel and think as you wander and wonder about. Even if the nomenclature we use isn’t the way you articulate it (what the heck is disenchantment anyway?), perhaps it will act as a tour guide on your spiritual journey—calling out the road names and explaining the sign posts as you walk by. I hope it does.

— Pastor Jim Essian

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Topics for Who Needs God? 

A Safe Space|Am I allowed to question?
Doubt|Can we really know?
Disenchantment|Is there mystery?
Reason|Isn’t Christianity opposed to science?
Morality|What should I do?
Injustice|Why is the world so broken?
Beauty|Why is the world so delicious?
Story|What is my purpose?

(series starts 1/13)

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I fled Him, down the nights and down the days;
I fled Him, down the arches of the years;
I fled Him, down the labyrinthine ways
Of my own mind; and in the midst of tears
I hid from Him, and under running laughter.

The Hound of Heaven, Francis Thompson

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