Tag Archive: suffering

#7 Sin, suffering, and salvation

Why would anyone want to read a post about sin? Number seven here of my top ten posts likely got some traction because I previously began it referencing Donald Trump in this context.… Continue reading

If God is not good, he’s bad

Even the most faithful Christian can find herself succumbing to waves of doubt when trials multiply and weigh her down. One tragedy or affliction follows another in a seemingly never-ending pattern of suffering,… Continue reading

Do we trust the driver or do we bail?

Driving the Ohio turnpike in a winter storm at night is, shall we say, adventuresome. Snow completely covering the road and blowing everywhere, drivers having to guess where the lanes are, most but… Continue reading

Prescription for a sick world

I have lately felt more overwhelmed than usual by all the evil in the world. Murders, rapes, child abuse, sex trafficking, tortuous persecution. We see it in the news every day…a sad and… Continue reading

The problem of suffering, objectively speaking

“Let’s be objective,” is a recommendation a mediator might make to opposing parties, or a father to a child who feels she’s been wronged. Objectivity is the perspective which allows one to evaluate… 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 hope of happiness

In the debate over same-sex marriage and homosexuality, just as in other issues about which people disagree, the answer to one question will mostly determine which side one will support: Or perhaps more… Continue reading

Hold on….heaven awaits

The more the world goes to hell the more I long for heaven. Peace…goodness…love…joy. Everlasting perfect bliss without the slightest hint or danger of violence, deception, immorality, hatred, sadness, suffering or pain. This… Continue reading

Hope for these troubled times

Who can use a little pick-me-up? Anyone out there feeling depressed and hopeless? I have just the thing to get you through these troubled and trying times. It’s not a funny meme or… Continue reading

Living without fear

Seems like now is a good time to repost this. It’s a jungle out there. Life is positively Amazonian . . . a winding, never-ending thicket of dangerous possibilities. Terrorist attacks, neighborhood crime,… Continue reading

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

12 Gifts of ChristX – Comfort

If we had a Christmas wish list of the gifts we would like to receive in Christ, it would definitely include freedom from suffering and pain. Wouldn’t that be a knock-down argument for… Continue reading

12 Gifts of ChristX – Confident hope

Oh, the frenzy on the Ellen show this time of year. I’ll bet tickets for her 12 Days of Giveaways 2020 are already sold out. You snag one of those and not only… Continue reading

If God exists, Dorian doesn’t

If God exists, Dorian doesn’t. Period. It’s that simple to many atheists and others skeptical of the notion that an all-loving, all-powerful God would permit great suffering. With each new natural disaster or… 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