Questioning the Bible: Just a Fairy Tale?

When Stephen Hawking died last month, many of his quotes were spotlighted in the multitude of articles covering his death. It was one his quotes regarding heaven that I remember most vividly.  It went something like this:  "Heaven is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark." I'm sure it's quite obvious that I'm …

Can Our View of God Destroy Our Faith in Prayer?

I think for many Christians, myself included, prayer can be a struggle.  If you glance at some of the more well-known scriptures concerning prayer, even the Bible appears to provide conflicting information on the subject.  In Luke 11:9, Jesus clearly states,  "And I say unto you, Ask and it shall be given you, seek, and …