This morning for half an hour I was on a call-in talk show broadcast on the Faith Radio Network. Five minutes before I was supposed to go off the air, guest host Stephanie Bakke and I took a call from Robert. Robert said he used to be active in church, but now his faith is “beyond being shaken.” He went on to say he’s lost all hope after foreign investors eliminated what he called “the best job in the world.” He’s had three jobs since then, each pushing Robert further into discouragement and despair.
When Robert finished, Stephanie reminded me I had only 60 seconds. What do you say to someone like that? There are no quick, easy, 1-2-3 answers. The reality is, I wish I would have had 60 or 90 minutes to hear all of Robert’s story. Because until I hear his whole story, it may not really matter what I have to say to Robert, no matter how compassionate, personal, practical, biblical, and theologically on target I may be.
What’s your story? Are you struggling with your faith? Or have you experientially lost your faith? If so, I’d love to hear from you and I promise I’ll write back.
PS Pray for me as I prepare for a 15-minute TV interview on 100 Huntley Street next Tuesday, January 13. The interview is schedule to air live across Canada and again later the same day across the U.S. It also will be posted online for anyone to watch anytime.
David Sanford and his wife, Renée, founded Sanford Communications, Inc., which recently joined Credo Communications LLC. In his new role at Credo, David continues to work closely with leaders, organizations, and publishers to develop life-changing books and other resources.
Over the years, David has been featured or interviewed and quoted by leading news services, national broadcast networks, numerous Web sites and blogs, stacks of magazines, and scores of newspapers including USA Today, The Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. His detailed biography appears in Who's Who in America and Who's Who in Media and Communications.
David and Renée live "on the road to Damascus," outside Portland, Oregon, where David serves as a lay teaching pastor at Spring Mountain Bible Church. David and Renée are the parents of five children, and have two grandchildren.
Nearly a dozen speaking engagements (churches, conferences, colleges and universities) and media interviews (TV, radio, print, and online) are confirmed or pending across the U.S. and Canada. Invite David Sanford to talk with your audience about “If God Disappears: Why People Leave the Faith and Come Back.”
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