In my last post I discussed some ways to handle suffering in the Christian life. There I discussed the kinds of people, places, and things we should surround ourselves with when experiencing hard instances of pain and serious suffering. Here,… Read moreSurviving Suffering – Part II: In the Morning When I Rise…
Recently I have been thinking and writing a lot about suffering. However, as is often the case, serious thinking and writing about suffering usually comes in the midst of an actual instance of suffering, or shortly after such a instance… Read moreSurviving Suffering: Part I – Spiritual Surroundings
After President Trump’s State of the Union address, an address that was resoundingly pro-life and anti-socialist, it seems relevant to answer a common question in evangelical circles, “Should evangelical Christians apologize for Donald Trump?,” or better, “Were Evangelicals who voted… Read moreShould Evangelicals Apologize for Trump?
Few works of art have gripped me over the years, and accompanied me through the vicissitudes of life, more than the 1513 engraving by Albrecht Dürer, Ritter, Tod, und Teufel (Knight, Death, and the Devil). Although I cannot recall if I ever saw… Read moreKnight, Death, and The Devil: Christian Faith & the Virtue of Single-Mindedness
15 From my youth I have suffered and been close to death; I have borne your terrors and am in despair.16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.18 You have taken from me friend and… Read moreEpiphanies and The Problem of Pain