Tag Archive: suffering

O tidings of comfort and joy

  If we had a Christmas wish list of the gifts we would like to receive as followers of Christ, it would definitely include freedom from suffering and pain. Wouldn’t that be a… 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 not all… Continue reading

Not exactly what I wanted

It’s been over a month now that my nephew has been in the hospital after suffering a traumatic brain injury. He’s been unconscious until just recently when he’s begun to show signs of… Continue reading

Living without fear

It’s a jungle out there. Life is positively Amazonian . . . a winding, never-ending thicket of dangerous possibilities. Terrorist attacks, neighborhood crime, vehicular accidents, deadly germs, medical mistakes. It’s enough to keep… 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.  

More moral than God?

I’m not a collector…no coins, stamps, clown figurines. Sometimes I’ve thought it might be fun to have a collection of something, and then I think about having to dust it all. Well, I’ve… Continue reading

Sin, suffering, and salvation

Donald Trump is a sorry sinner. Sorry as in, pretty pathetic, though one can hope that he’s sorry as in, I really shouldn’t have done that. Either way, there are a lot of… 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 specifically,… Continue reading

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

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

Atheism’s best argument

How dare you create a world in which there is such misery that is not our fault? It’s not right…It’s utterly, utterly evil. Why should I respect a capricious, mean-minded, stupid God who… Continue reading

Love hurts

I found myself angrily shaking my fists in prayer yesterday. Not at God, but at men…evil men. Men in countries like Egypt, Syria, India, and Iran who persecute and kill Christians, just for… 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

Puzzles and Purgatory

When I was younger I had a recurring dream, or more specifically a recurring element in my dreams, which was so ethereally thrilling that upon waking I would almost despair that it was… Continue reading