By October 14, 2016Several months ago, when I was sent links to large portions of this Bible, I was immediately captivated by it. I was walking with friends of ours in the raw grief of their tragedy, and I found myself reading the | Beyond Suffering Bible not only through my eyes but also theirs.
Randy Alcorn's Blog: suffering
By October 7, 2016Laments make up more than one-third of the psalms. The contrast between Israel’s hymnbook and the church’s says a great deal about our failure to acknowledge suffering. |
By September 16, 2016Müller recounts how he prayed when he discovered his wife had rheumatic fever: “Yes, my Father, the times of my darling wife are in Thy hands. Thou wilt do the very best thing for her, and for me, whether life or death." |
By September 2, 2016Tozer, one of my all-time favorite authors, makes a great analogy in this sermon, shared in the book The Attributes of God Volume 2: Deeper into the Father's Heart. |
By August 22, 2016God “has set a day when he will judge the world with justice” (Acts 17:31). But why a future day of judgment? |
By August 3, 2016We won’t all, in this life, meet someone whose story will suddenly shed light on God’s purpose in our loved one’s suffering or death. But I think most of us will have that very experience one day on the New Earth. |
By April 6, 2016I never presumed that If God Is Good would work magic or make anyone’s problems disappear. But my prayer, then and now, is that readers will not only find help for themselves, but also life-changing insights to share with others—believers and unbelievers, family and friends, neighbors and co-workers—in their time of greatest need. |
By November 18, 2015Like all of you, I was greatly saddened to hear of the attacks in Paris last Friday. Nanci’s and my prayers have been with the people of France. |
By October 23, 2015Recently I was a guest on Pastor Greg Laurie’s program, A New Beginning, talking about the subject of happiness. I have a great appreciation for Greg, a good brother and a friend with a real heart for Christ and for people. |
By June 24, 2015Last weekend I spoke at my home church, | Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring (yes, Boring) Oregon, on the question of why a good God allows evil and suffering. We'd actually planned the discussion prior to the Charleston church murder of nine people at their Wednesday evening Bible study (we began by talking about this tragedy).