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Is It Possible To Get God Off The Hook?

IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET GOD OFF THE HOOK? There is no more exasperating and wrenching human reality than suffering. It’s safe to say that “the problem of pain” has historically been the number one obstacle to trusting God. Theologian John Stott put it this way:  “The fact of...

Let It Go

LET IT GO Anyone who has a living space of their very own needs to pick things up from time to time. But Marie Kondo is one of those few people can say they’ve actually become a global tidying expert. In her bestseller, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: ...

My Life Is Not About Me

MY LIFE IS NOT ABOUT ME In my head and in my heart, I know that’s true. The problem, of course, is that I really have a hard time choosing to live as if that were true. I am constantly thinking about myself.  It takes no effort whatsoever. When...

Again, Where Was God?

AGAIN, WHERE WAS GOD? When things go wrong and life falls apart, it’s not unusual for people to want to fire God. It would be like axing an incompetent personal assistant.  Is this any way to run a universe? Or we want to go to Facebook and un-friend God...

New Beginnings

NEW BEGINNINGS Chip and Joanna Gaines are the husband-wife stars of HGTV’s hit series Fixer Upper. Chip, whose entrepreneurial DNA has led him to launch at least a dozen small businesses over the years in Waco, Texas, does the “grunt work” of renovating older houses.  Joanna is the creative...