Sixty-five million adults in the U.S. have dropped out of active church attendance and about 2.7 million more are leaving every year. Faith After Doubt was written for the millions of people who are in the process of examining the relevancy of their faith in today’s world.
The Faith After Doubt Book Club is a four-week, ongoing discussion of the book’s premise that doubts are not the enemy of faith, but rather a portal to a more mature and fruitful kind of faith. We will take a careful look at the author’s four stages―Simplicity, Complexity, Perplexity, and Harmony― to see if they might offer a path forward that can help sincere and thoughtful people leave behind unnecessary baggage and intensify their commitment to what matters most.
The conversation will take place on Zoom across four Mondays: August 1, 15, 22, and 29. Participants are responsible to purchase their book in whatever format they choose – here’s a link!
Rick Sims has been a writing lecturer at UC Irvine for the past 10 years. He holds an undergraduate degree in English Literature and a Masters in Poetry from UC Irvine as well. His passion, not so surprisingly, is book reading…and talking about those books with others. He enjoys good coffee, being a husband and a father, and thinking critically about language and its impact on how we see the world.
Ed received his undergraduate degree in Intercultural Studies from Biola University. After graduation, he worked in the corporate world for the next 12 years and also studied at Fuller Seminary where he received a MA in Theology. For the last 31 years, Ed has served in the local church and for the last 17 years he has been serving at Newsong Church in Santa Ana, CA as the Spiritual Formation Pastor.