Why does God allow tragedy and suffering in this world? Why do bad things happen to good people? Where is God in times of tragedy? Age-old questions that frequently weigh on the minds of even the most passionate Christ-followers. And when we understand the reality that God gave us freedom of choice, ..
Chicagocity, Part 4: The Great Chicago Fire: Questions for God in Tragedy
by Gene Appel
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by Jim Caviezel
It is not a sin to have doubts. However, doubt is a temptation. It tempts us not to believe in God. Doubt disrupts our experience with God. Sometimes we choose to throw question marks at God because it lets us off the hook from allegiance and total loyalty to Him. If doubt is managed wrongly, it ..
by Dr. Joseph Stowell
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In times of disappointment, Christians often find it difficult to turn to God and pray those perfect prayers that, as our cliché-laden 'just pray' Christian-ese suggests, provide perfect understanding, perfect peace. Psalm 77, a psalm of lament, shows us how Asaph spoke to God authentically from a disappointed ..
Greater Than...Part 2: My Disappointment
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It is possible for ordinary and fallen human beings to live in the bold assurance that they belong to God. A powerful indicator of spiritual intimacy with God is love. 1 John 4:20 says, "Those who say, 'I love God' and hate their brother or sisters, are liars. For those who do not love a brother ..
How Can I Know I Belong to God? Part 1: You Belong To God
by John Ortberg
Christ-followers can instruct their unsaved friends about the existence of God in various ways. One way is to point out the intricacies and beauty of nature and ask his or her friend to consider how all of nature could be produced without intelligent design. Or we could ask our friends how an innate ..
I Have A Friend Who... Has Doubts About God
by Bill Hybels
Hemant Mehta, the 'friendly atheist,' shares some of his experiences and learnings when, after 'selling' his soul on eBay, the payment involved his having to attend a variety of churches over a one-year period. This is not the typical 'atheists believe this/Christians believe that' exchange, but rather ..
Interview with Hemant Mehta
by Randy Frazee
by Hemant Mehta
Proverbs 3:5 says, "Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not on your own understanding." But what does it mean to really trust God? How do you know you can trust Him? After all, trust isn't something that's merely given away . it's earned. In order to fully develop a trusting relationship with ..
Making Life Work, Part 11: Trust God
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