theology and the Christian life

Tag Theodicy

How Can a Good God Allow Suffering?

Why does God allow us to suffer? This is a question has led many to abandon their faith and turn to atheism. Terrible things happen to some really wonderful people, and it doesn’t always make sense. So how can we continue to live by faith and trust in God? 

A Refuge in the Tragedies of Life

In the aftermath of tragedies and suffering, what does it mean to trust the Lord as your refuge? Turn to the Psalmist and the promises of the gospel.

What’s Wrong With the World?

What is wrong with the world? This isn’t the way things are supposed to be. How do Christians explain what’s wrong and why there’s a reason for hope?

Suffering is the Furnace of Godliness

Why does God let us suffer? How can you trust a God who would let you get cancer? Romans 8:28-29 provide insight: Because they make us more like Christ.

Suffering and the Problem of Evil

The reality of suffering and pain can easily lead to despair and doubt. Samwise Gamgee in LOTR presents a beautifully Christian view on hope in the midst of the problem of evil.

Suffering Will Harden or Humble You

I found out last night that one of my neighbors has cancer. He’s going through Chemo-therapy and it sounds like the doctors are hopeful, but your prayers for him are appreciated. I’d rather not share his name, but if you… Continue Reading →

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