Category Archives: Disappointment

Suffering and Faith, Part 2

The truth about suffering: Because God can handle our tough questions, we can be honest about our pain.  Someone has estimated that there are over 186,000 sentences in the Bible. That includes a LOT of questions. And the question that … Continue reading

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Suffering and Faith: Part 1

I can summarize this post in nine words. So, if you’re in a hurry, here goes: Suffering is universally painful but God is eternally faithful. Everyone suffers. Some more than others. And suffering usually knocks us off our feet, drives … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day: For Mom

Originally posted on already & not yet:
When I was 15 years old, my mother and I signed up to work the nursery at church on Sunday mornings during the summer. It was a job she and I had done…

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Daring Faith: Christian Consumerism

In a recent study included in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, children were shown to overwhelmingly prefer the taste of food that comes in McDonald’s wrappers. In the study, preschool children sampled identical foods in packaging from McDonald’s and in … Continue reading

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A Quiet Season

It’s been a quite season here on the blog lately. Several reasons for that. First, I’ve been crazy busy: I’ve spent much of the past few weeks on the road. Three weeks ago, I was visiting some missionaries in Scotland. … Continue reading

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Let Justice Roll Down

But let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream. — Amos 5:24 In these times, the “not yet” nature of the Kingdom of God is felt most profoundly. At every turn it seems ours is a … Continue reading

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When Hope and History Rhyme: A Christmas Eve Meditation

“Peace on Earth” has been called U2’s most agnostic song. Recorded as part of the 2000 release, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, the song’s lyrics were inspired by the Real IRA Omagh bombing in Northern Ireland in August 1998. … Continue reading

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