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).
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By May 11, 2015“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28). By recognizing and believing in God’s sovereignty, even over Satan’s work, our perspective is transformed. |
By April 13, 2015Most proposed solutions to the problem of evil and suffering have been around for a long time, but Open Theism is more recent. |
By December 12, 2014The problem of evil and suffering is something I’ve read many books concerning, and heard some great presentations on. |
By November 3, 2014It was announced late Sunday afternoon that on Saturday, 29-year-old terminally ill Brittany Maynard chose to end her life under Oregon’s physician assisted suicide law. |
By October 6, 2014C. S. Lewis, in The Great Divorce, wrote that “both good and evil, when they are full grown, become retrospective… Heaven, once attained, will work backwards and turn even that agony into a glory.” |
By June 16, 2014When I need a point-of-view adjustment, I read the last five chapters of Job. That’s where the focus shifts from Job’s questions about his suffering—and his friends’ proposed answers—to God’s majesty. |
By April 9, 2014As a young pastor I loved God sincerely; but like my tavern-owner father, I was independent, self-sufficient, and prone to do things on my own. |
By November 18, 2013Never underestimate the potential of a seed buried deep within the ashes. |
By September 30, 2013In | The Goodness of God, I tell the story about my high school friend Greg Coffey, who died in a horrible accident in 1971, shortly after he and I both became Christ-followers.