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Author: Dominic Done

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Do you want your faith in God to grow, but sometimes struggle with nagging doubts? What does it look like to believe in God in the face of life's hardest questions? Pursuing Faith seeks to unpack these questions through thought-provoking stories, conversation and hope. The host is Dominic Done - speaker, professor, and author of ‘When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt.’
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Life Update

Life Update

2021-03-0721:57

Dominic shares a life update, future plans to move to Oxford with his family and announces the exciting launch of Pursuing Faith ministry. Resources:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
In this episode, we listen as Dominic gives a live teaching to students at Biola University on the topic of faith and doubt, topics from his book, "When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt". Resources:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
Dominic speaks with Drew Dyck about faith, doubt, Christian history, politics, the recent rise of unbelief in the US and more.Drew is an author, acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers and contributing editor at christianitytoday.com/pastors.Resources:Drew Dyck's website, books & articlesWhen Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
Dominic speaks with Alisa Childers about her journey of faith through deconstruction and reconstruction. Alisa is a blogger and author, she hosts the Alisa Childers podcast and is a former CCM recording artist. She experienced a period of profound doubt about her faith in her early thirties, but after much research, she has been left with an even stronger faith. She shares her story in this episode.Resources:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgAlisa Childer's WebsiteWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
Dominic discusses the powerful impact that gratitude has on our lives. What would it look like to practice gratitude in the normal, everyday, even mundane parts of life? How would it shape our thoughts, days and relationships?Resources:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
Dominic Done sits down with Charles Mugisha, the founder of Africa New Life, to discuss his story, the Rwandan genocide, and the healing he has experienced even after living much of his life in war-torn countries, as a refugee and as a child soldier.  Charles was born to a Rwandan family living as refugees in Uganda. His parents fled Rwanda after the first genocide in 1959. Life was not easy for refugees in a war-stricken Uganda under the rule of several dictators. It was during this time that Charles learned how to pray.As the war came to an end, Charles wanted to return to school. Desperate for an education he began praying in his own words. As tears poured down his face Charles felt connected to God for the first time. He began to attend church in a neighboring village and gave his life to Christ. Just a few weeks later, Charles joined with other young people and began preaching the gospel on the streets.After attending College in Kampala, Uganda’s capital city, Charles began ministry in a nearby suburban of Kampala in Gaba to work with a church planter. Although the spiritual opposition in that village was strong, Charles and his mentor, Pastor Peter Kasirivu prayed and persevered in ministry. Eventually, a church was established and hundreds of people started coming to Christ. Today a church of more than 2,000 people and various ministries to the poor are in that community.In the early nineties, Charles was a missionary in England and Northern Ireland. In 1995, after the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, Charles returned to his family in Uganda and discovered that his father had returned to Rwanda. Charles followed. Even though the war had ended, Charles saw signs of death everywhere. When he saw the orphaned, widowed and homeless, Charles knew he had to do something to help these people.Charles received an invitation to attend Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. With the help of churches and individuals, Charles arrived in the U.S. with his wife, Florence, and their son, Isaac. His burden to help Rwandan children, refugees and the genocide survivors remained on his heart.In 2001, while in seminary, Charles wrote the ministry plan for Africa New Life. And that summer he and Florence returned to Rwanda to see what God wanted to do with them and through the ministry. When they returned the U.S. for the next semester, Charles and Florence brought 30 pictures of children who needed to be sponsored and the ministry was born.Today Africa New Life provides for more than 10,000 children on track toward high school graduation, vocational training, or a university degree.Charles completed his Doctorate through Gordon Conwell Seminary in 2015. Together, he and Florence are raising their four children, Isaac, Jonathan, Sarah, and Joseph, in Rwanda.Resources:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgAfrica New LifeWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
Dominic and Justin Brierley have a conversation about Christianity, atheism, and human longing. Justin shares his story of conversion, as well as some of his struggles with faith and doubt.Justin Brierley is a radio host on Premier Christian Radio in the UK. He seeks to reopen the debate with atheists and skeptics by bringing them on his talk show to air their arguments for and against the Christian Faith. Some of his interviews include Tom Holland, Jordan B. Peterson, Richard Dawkins, NT Wright and John Lennox.Resources:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgJustin Brierley is the host of:Unbelievable? Ask NT Wright Anything The Big ConversationAnd Author of:Unbelievable?: Why after ten years of talking with atheists, I'm still a ChristianWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
Dominic interviews Wesley Towne, host of the “Better Days” podcast. Wesley shares personal stories of suffering and how he’s found hope, even while navigating some of life’s most difficult circumstances.Resources:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgFind more about Wesley at WesleyTowne.com. We'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
Wrestling With God

Wrestling With God

2019-11-0121:091

In this first episode, Dominic shares about his faith journey and his season of deconstruction and reconstruction. He shows us how faith can flourish even in times of doubt. For a deeper dive, check out his book 'When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of Doubt'. You can find Dominic on social media @dominicdone Resources:When Faith Fails: Finding God in the Shadow of DoubtPursuingFaith.orgWe'd love to hear from you! info@pursuingfaith.org
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Ruby Montelongo

so thankful you have started your podcast. so informative.

Nov 20th
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