• Are There Reasons to be Angry at God? (Part 2)

    First article in series… Last month, we considered reasons why God may not answer prayers the way we wish. Some Christians become angry at God when His actions do not meet their expectations.  Reasons 1-4 below are possible events that may make us angry. Reason 5 is quite different from the first four and follows

  • Are There Reasons to Be Angry at God? (Part 1)

    Part I  Many people might have a reason to be angry with God.  Just think about these real life situations: God allowed my child or my loved one to suffer and die. God allowed my child to be born with a birth defect. I prayed for deliverance from a bad habit and God did nothing.

  • Why Was Jesus Beaten and Scourged?

    As I have studied the Bible for the past 42 years, I have received untold blessings from an increasing understanding of God and His Word. This growth has been a work in progress and I have also found that if a discovery proves to be a genuine discovery, I may have to rethink everything that

  • Pain, Sorrow, Suffering, and Death

    The issue of why God allows suffering, death, pain, and sorrow is one of the most challenging questions ever asked. If you or someone you know is experiencing the heartache of a tragedy, unusual pain, sorrow or suffering right now, this article may help them understand the bigger picture. I hope it will be encouraging.

  • Where Was God in Aurora?

    A day or two after the Aurora, Colorado massacre on July 21, 2012, Stephen Prothero, a religious blogger at CNN, teased CNN readers by transposing Pope Benedict’s 2006 question from, "Where was God during Auschwitz?" to "Where was God in Aurora?" A few days later, Prothero indicated on his blog that seven basic answers could