This has been a very hard year for us, because we’ve both lost our jobs and I’m not even sure we’re going to be able to keep our house. I know Christmas is supposed to be a time of joy and happiness, but how can it be for us? — V.R. Has it ever occurred to you […]
It’s been a very hard year for us because of the economic downturn, and, to be honest, it would be hypocritical of us to celebrate Thanksgiving this year. When you don’t have anything to be thankful for, how can you claim to be celebrating it without being a liar? — R.R. Let me ask you a question: […]
I’m on a committee to nominate new officers for our church, and I’m concerned because we’re considering a couple of people whose only qualification seems to be that they have a lot of money to give. I know we need the money, but shouldn’t we be looking for more than this?— H.L. Wealth is never mentioned […]
I grew up in a very unhappy home — lots of conflict, plus verbal and physical abuse. Finally my parents split, but because of all this I have a very hard time trusting people or thinking I can ever love someone (let alone love God). I know you’re not a psychiatrist, but how can I […]
I’m going to college in a few weeks, and I’m worried that I’ll lose my faith there. I’ve always been active in my church, but I hear it’s hard to stay a Christian in college. What advice do you have? — K.L. Yes, your college years could be spiritually devastating — but only if you let them. […]
It seems that every time our family gets together for a reunion, we end up arguing about politics — sometimes pretty viciously. We’ll be having a family picnic on the Fourth of July, and already I’m dreading it. How can we get out of this rut? — S.D. One way to avoid this, of course, would be […]
I’ve been studying various world religions, and I’ve come to the conclusion that none of them has the answer. To be honest, this has left me kind of sad, because it means it’s impossible for me to find God. I suppose you’d disagree, but why? — W.T.Y. I can understand your confusion; I, too, have […]
My friend says she’s spiritual but not religious. What do you suppose she means? She turned me down when I asked her to go to church with me, and said she didn’t believe in organized religion. — N.C. Why don’t you ask your friend someday what she means by her statement — not to criticize […]
Dear Dr. Graham: I don't understand how Jesus could be God and yet also be a man, like Christians claim He was. Human beings are limited and imperfect, while God is perfect and can do anything He wants. How could Jesus be both?
Dear Dr. Graham: Recently, a couple came to our door and asked if they could read the Bible to us. We said yes, but later I began wondering if they were from a cult. They said Christian churches don't understand the Bible, and only their group understands it correctly. Are they right?