Tag Archive: pain

12 Gifts of ChristX – Salvation

We do a “white elephant” gift exchange at our family Christmas party every year. It’s a lot of fun once the stealing starts. No gift you’ve selected is securely yours until everyone has… Continue reading

Thank God for this pain?

“God…you’re so good. You’re so good to me. You’ve never failed me yet.” Sometimes when I’m joining my voice to others’ in worship, as I did yesterday at church singing these words, I… Continue reading

Atheist Memes Answered – God’s not real ’cause we have wars and cancer

  I do think this meme is funny though. So kudos to this atheist for using his/her God-given creative talents to produce a well-crafted, entertaining rejection of the Giver.  

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 2

Please see yesterday’s post for Part 1. I believe God’s removal of his protection and blessing from Job was, among other things, a test to expose and prove the genuineness of his faith… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 1

Last week I wrote on the objection to God’s existence based on the reality of pain and suffering and included two excellent videos which answer the objection well. You can watch those here.… Continue reading

A better response to suffering

Unbelievers and skeptics of theism often cite the reality of seemingly gratuitous suffering in the world as grounds for rejecting the notion of a good, all-powerful God. But what if it could be… Continue reading

Salvation

We do a “white elephant” gift exchange at our family Christmas party every year. It’s a lot of fun once the stealing starts. No gift you’ve selected is securely yours until everyone has… Continue reading

The blind and the seeing

Atheists have a lot of objections to what is claimed about God in the Bible. But as I dialogue with them, it’s often unclear to me whether they believe their objections amount to… Continue reading

The persistent problem of pain

Have you ever wondered if God is an egomaniac? When you hear or read a passage in the Bible about God doing things for his glory and praise, do you think, Really? Is… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 2

Click here for Part 1 I believe God’s removal of His protection and blessing from Job was, among other things, a test to expose and prove the genuineness of his faith and devotion.… Continue reading

On suffering, Job, and the goodness of God, Part 1

As one who has never had to endure great suffering like the loss of a child or seeing my home destroyed by a hurricane or tornado, I know I need to tread lightly… Continue reading