Suffering

It’s Not What You Think

Pastoral Prayer: Gracious God, for those of us that think we have no one, for those of us who have bonded with destructive habits, for those of us whose religious practices betray Jesus, remind us that by your mercy and grace we have a family, we have a new Continue reading

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This Is Uz: A Conversation with Scott Curry

The idols we create become burdens too heavy to bear. Scott Curry references Walter Brueggemann on Isaiah 46 to point out the caricatures we create for God become the idols in our heads that let us down when suffering comes.… Continue reading

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Honesty and a Posture of Hatred Toward Suffering with Jason Micheli

Jack Nicholson defiantly responds to Tom Cruise, “You can’t handle the truth.” Honesty is often both difficult to hear and receive. Pastors are not somehow immune to answering the question that sounds like, “Do I look fat in this dress?” … Continue reading

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Is There Nothing of Value In Monica Lewinsky’s Forbes Speech?

My Facebook Feed reveals little sympathy for Monica Lewinsky. As she predicted in her speech, her words seem most to have ignited once dead embers into rants and retorts. So, is there really nothing of value in what Ms. Lewinsky said in her speech but more kindling to keep … Continue reading

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