Perhaps one of the first Christian “celebrities” that I ever heard of was Joni Eareckson Tada. She has an amazing story and has accomplished much more than many people without a disability. However, early in […]
I recently did something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I read together two books by C.S. Lewis on a similar subject. I read both The Problem of Pain and A Grief […]
Some people claim that the problem of evil is devastating to the claims of Christianity. The problem of evil is often presented in this way. God is all powerful. God is all good. Evil exists […]
Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO of Joni and Friends International Disability Center, discusses the theology of suffering. She encourages us by explaining how suffering can be redeemed in a manner that glorifies God.
In this video, scholars N.T. Wright and Miroslav Volf discuss the theology of joy. In a world with much suffering, this is an important subject to reflect on biblically.
A devotion based on Philippians 1:12-13. Paul had a rough life. A number of times in his life he went through some very difficult circumstances. Beatings, imprisonment, you name it, Paul had it. Philippians is […]
From time to time, we hear stories of people giving up their faith because of some difficult circumstances. To be honest, more often I hear about people who give up after observing other people’s suffering […]
As a parent of elementary school aged children, the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has really touched a nerve. This is every parents’ worst nightmare. You assume that when you […]
Romans 9 Introduction It is very interesting for me to see the change in perspective from being a son to being a father. This is especially true with regard to ideas of fairness. Now things […]
Siddhartha Gautama’s path to becoming the Buddha began with observing four sights. I take the wording from this site, from which you can get some more information on Buddhism. One day, as Siddhartha was touring […]
There was an interesting conversation at our most recent class on Romans. We were looking at a number of passages on suffering. “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance.” […]
James 5:7-12 Introduction I want you to imagine the perfect life, the life of comfort and ease where everything goes according to plan and you always get your way. I want you to take that […]
I recently had a conversation with someone about what it means for God to be all-powerful and all-loving. Since I don’t want this to be just buried in the comments section, I thought I would […]
The Beliefnet web-site has a very interesting “blogalogue” between Bart Ehrman and N.T. Wright on the issue of suffering. Both are respected biblical scholars but Ehrman is a former evangelical who has left the faith […]