Does talking about one's pain and suffering give power to the adverse condition or demonstrate a lack of faith in a believer? Is doing so unchristlike?
Those are a couple of the questions addressed in pastor and theologian Jeremiah Johnston's recent book Unanswered, a volume intended to shed light on topics that have largely gone unaddressed within today's Church.
Some believers might feel that expressions of fear or concern about an infirmity or condition somehow surrender their power against it, while others believe that denying those feelings of vulnerability is a sign of faith.
Johnston told The Christian Post that both schools of thought are simply unbiblical, asserting that plenty of anointed leaders in the Bible were willing to be vunerable when it came to sharing about their suffering.