Tag Archives: Suffering

LOSSES AND QUESTIONS

I spent Sunday evening and Monday morning researching the damage the EF5 tornado did to my hometown of Joplin, Missouri Sunday. Sirens alerted residents of a dangerous situation at 5:11 PM. Twenty minutes later, a tornado, three-fourths of a mile wide, wind velocities over 200 mph, touched down on the southwest side of town and ripped a swath through six miles of residential and business areas. Continue reading

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CAN BAD MEMORIES BE GOOD FOR US?

Is there any tragic or traumatic memory that you wish you could erase? An untimely death of a friend? An accident that still gives you chills when you remember it? A gut-wrenching broken relationship? Continue reading

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AN AIRBAG FOR SUFFERING

A pernicious theology threatens to disconnect your spiritual airbags. It is a cousin to the name-it-and-claim-it theology that thrives among fundamentalists who are less trained in biblical theology. It circulates among evangelicals almost unnoticed because it partners so well with assumptions that flourish in prosperous and highly advanced societies like the U.S. Continue reading

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