March 20, 2017Having grown up in a non-Christian home, and still vividly remembering my unbelief as a young teenager, I’m convinced that Christianity’s explanation of why evil and suffering exist beats that of any other worldview.
March 14, 2017
Question from a reader:I lost a child and am seeking hope and perspective. What resources would you recommend?
February 11, 2017In February 2017, Randy Alcorn spoke at the Linger Conference held at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas. He spoke on how Satan lies to us about what Heaven will be like, the reality of Heaven being a physical place, why we don't need a bucket list if we have a Biblical view of Heaven, and more. He was interviewed by Todd Wagner, the pastor of Watermark Church in Dallas, Texas. In this clip, Randy talks about what suffering produces. For more information on this topic, check out Randy's book Heaven.
January 16, 2017Think of God’s truths like tools. Don’t use a hammer when you need a wrench. And don’t use either when you need to give someone a hug, a blanket, or a meal—or just weep with them.
December 9, 2016In an earlier blog, Stephanie Anderson, on our Eternal Perspective Ministries staff, told the story of her disabled son Isaiah who died before his birth. Here Steph speaks of her beloved sister Tricia, who had a different disability. When she speaks of God’s sovereignty in birth defects, she speaks with an extraordinary amount of experience and insight.
November 1, 2016如果你已经接受了神的救赎，他将把你从永恒的苦难中释放。即使现在，你也能先尝与他同在的喜乐。
October 19, 2016Today’s guest post is from author and counselor Pam Vredevelt, related to her new book Empty Arms Journal: A 21-Day Guide for Healing After Pregnancy Loss. Many of you have been personally touched by a pregnancy loss or know someone who has been. Nanci and I have known Pam for many years and deeply respect her. I think you’ll find her perspectives helpful and God-honoring.
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.
October 11, 2016Mother Teresa devoted her life to helping the poorest of the poor. After observing her arduous work among the filth, disease, and suffering of Calcutta, a television commentator told her, “I wouldn’t do what you’re doing for all the money in the world.” She replied, “Neither would I.” What we wouldn’t do for all the money in the world, we are called to do out of obedience to Christ, compassion for others, and anticipation of eternal reward.
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.