DOUBT: Travis Dickinson Interview
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In today’s episode, Becket chats with Dr. Travis Dickinson about his latest book, “Wandering Toward God: Finding Faith amid Doubts and Big Questions.” We look at doubt in the life of a Christian.
Is it wrong to doubt? Many Christians assume that doubt is faith's opposite and that wandering among the hard questions of faith will lead us further and further away from God. True believers, the assumption goes, never waver in their confidence in the fundamental truths of the Christian faith.
Professor and philosopher Travis Dickinson disagrees. Instead, he says, our doubts and hard questions about the faith are actually an important way we can express our commitment and love to God. Doubt isn't our destination but it's an important step on the way. It's possible to wander toward God as we ask our questions honestly, in faith and trust. As we do, we'll discover the truth, goodness, and beauty of God waiting for us.
Becket lived as a gay man his entire adult life until he came to faith in Christ in 2009. He has lived all over the world in major cities such as Rome, Vienna, and Tokyo, and spends much of his time in ministry, speaking at churches, universities.
Becket graduated from Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in 2017 with a Master of Arts in Theology. His book, A Change of Affection: A Gay Man's Incredible Story of Redemption, with a foreword by Francis Chan, published by Thomas Nelson, released July 30, 2019.