From Christianity Today: A Hollywood nod to a Christian film has come as a shock to the entertainment world, as the song “Alone Yet Not Alone” (from the movie by the same name) was nominated for an Oscar. The song beat out Coldplay, Taylor Swift, and Lana Del Ray to join the other four nominees […]Read More Joni Eareckson Tada song nominated for an Oscar
Joni Eareckson Tada’s book, A Place of Healing: Wrestling with the Mysteries of Suffering, Pain, and God’s Sovereignty is currently free in the Kindle format from Amazon. I’ve not yet read this book, but have heard the first chapter in audio format and was greatly encouraged by her approach to this topic. This should be […]Read More Free Kindle book — A Place of Healing
It is rare to think of pain and suffering as a gift of God’s grace. Instead, most of the time, we argue with God about our plight, we complain and become angry about the “unfairness” of our suffering, and we assume that our circumstances are inherently bad. As a contrast, consider the testimony of Joni […]Read More Grace in suffering
Some helpful articles recently spotted on the internet: Douglas Groothuis offers wise counsel on listening to sermons in “A short theology of listening.” An excerpt: Listen . . . with all your might; hear the living and active word. The teaching and preaching of God’s imperishable word is truly a sacred event whereby the Truth […]Read More Grab bag
John Piper has refined gospel presentation by asking the question, “If you could have everything good about heaven — no suffering, trouble removed, no pain, no death, no tears, fellowship with others, eternal life, etc… — and God is not there, do you still want heaven?” If the answer is “yes,” then the person has […]Read More Why do you want to go to heaven?