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Why Does a Good and Powerful God Allow Suffering?

It’s one of the oldest questions in the world. And maybe the hardest: How can a completely good and powerful God allow suffering?

The question ranks among the handful that truly matter. 574 more words

Annie Dillard's God

I read Pilgrim at Tinker Creek about ten years after it was published and wished I had read it earlier. She was one of few writers I felt an immediate connection with. 1,630 more words

Videos on the Problem of Evil

The problem of evil is one of the foremost objections to belief in God in general and Christianity in particular.  Fortunately, Christian scholars, philosophers, and theologians have thought and responded to this objection quit well.  25 more words



Since Monday I’ve been focusing on the lessons we might learn from the Pilgrim story. I thought it fitting to save the most important one—or what I think is the most important—for Thanksgiving Day itself. 632 more words

The Pilgrims And The First Thanksgiving

Suffering.... and the Lord's Table

These weeks I’m thinking a lot about the sorts of things that have the potential to damage or cripple a person’s faith. Or even the faith of an entire community. 555 more words

Wondering About...

Day 198: Questions

Sometimes I remain disturbingly calm.
Sometimes I am annoyingly dumbfounded.
I was both for the last few hours.
He talked to me and shared some of his thoughts and questions. 74 more words