Tags: questions

Newtown

The Newtown, Connecticut, killing of 20 children and 6 adults once again raises mind-numbing questions. As is the case of any premature death, or tragic loss, there are no adequate  answers for the grief and anger that follow. No attribution of mental illness, social pathology, cultural storming, demonizing, or finger-pointing can begin to fill the […]

How Could a Good God Allow This?

In a world as messed up as our own, there are many reasons to ask how a good God could allow this? And why? Long ago, a grieving, angry man found himself tormented by such questions as his friends accused him of hiding the scandal that would explain why he was suffering more than they […]

The Random Dance of Evil

As the suffering deepens in the Bama Amr district of Homs, Syria, waves of violent pre-spring storms have caused at least 27 deaths in several US states, with many injuries, whole communities devastated, thousands homeless, and countless traumatized. While most people in the Middle East and US Mid West will enjoy a normal weekend, an […]

Unexpected Answers

The Bible answers the most important questions we can ask: Where did we come from? What matters? Who can we trust? Who is God? Is he good? Who is Jesus? Why did he die? Did his life end in failure? How can we be counted among his followers? How should we treat our enemy? Where […]

Imponderables (3rd of 3)

In my last post, I referred to the God of the Bible who while making it clear that “His ways are not our ways” nevertheless invites us to approach him with reason. Let’s see if we can follow a little further the idea of using reason to trust one whose “thoughts are not our thoughts”. […]

Imponderables (1st of 3)

Sometimes I feel like life must be a dream. The sheer thought of existing, and thinking, and communicating overwhelms me. Sometimes, though, these thoughts feel like they could push me over the edge. Let me give you an example… Where did God come from? Could a creator who made the earth out of nothing come […]

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