Surprised by Doubt

A Public Forum with Dr. Richard Beck & Dr. Joshua Chatraw on Faith and Doubt

Are you surprised that you or your loved ones have begun to struggle with doubt and unbelief? That what was once rock solid and assured is showing signs of fragmentation and the road back is uncertain?

Then please join us for an honest discussion about faith and doubt. Doubt doesn’t have to be the end of faith. In fact, it can be the beginning of a journey to a deeper faith – that is, if you understand what to do in the face of doubt. Is it a question of more evidence or something richer?

Dr. Richard Beck, professor and author, and Dr. Joshua Chatraw, executive director of the Center for Public Christianity and theologian-in-residence at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, will reflect on the possibility of a deeper faith after doubt. A Q&A will follow.

This forum is a part of the Center for Public Christianity’s 2022-2023 series, Flourishing in a Broken World.

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at 7:00-8:30pm


Vintage Church Downtown
118 S. Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

About Our Speakers and Host

Dr. Richard Beck

Richard Beck (PhD) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Abilene Christian University. Richard also teaches classes in the Fuller Theological and ACU Doctor of Ministry programs.

During his teaching career, Richard has been honored twice as ACU Teacher of the Year. Richard has also been recognized as Honors Teacher of the Year and has won the College of Arts and Sciences Classroom Teaching award and Faith Integration award.

Outside of the classroom, Richard travels the world as a sought-after speaker and an award-winning blogger and the author of Hunting Magic Eels and Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash.

Dr. Joshua Chatraw

Joshua Chatraw is executive director of the Center for Public Christianity, lead teacher for New City Fellows, and theologian-in-residence at Holy Trinity Anglican Church – all based in Raleigh, NC. His writing and speaking focuses on public theology, apologetics, and culture. He has written and edited several books including, Apologetics at the Cross, Cultural Engagement, The History of Apologetics, Telling a Better Story, Truth Matters, and Truth in a Culture of Doubt. His writing has received numerous awards, including Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year in Apologetics and The Gospel Coalition’s Book of the Year in Apologetics/Evangelism, and his work has been featured in outlets such as Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, World Magazine, and the Washington Post.

Josh earned his PhD in Biblical Studies from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelors in Business from Georgia Southern University. He has served in a full-time academic teaching post, as well as pastorates at churches in Virginia and Georgia. Josh and his wife, Tracy, have two children, Addison and Hudson.