I mentioned this in a previous blog article, but it’s coming up so I thought I’d remind you about it. I am one of the break out speakers at this year’s Be Ready conference in Calgary. My subject is suffering, as seen through the lens of Denise’s situation. Broadly speaking, here’s what you can expect, if you attend:
Some of you may know that I do a little speaking and teaching in local churches. Below are a couple of recent and forthcoming engagements.
Most humans, regardless of their worldview, seem rather bothered by the fact that “good people” suffer. Christianity takes this a step further because God – being a loving father – is supposed to protect those who submit themselves to him. And yet good people suffer. Christians get sick and die; even before their time.
There have been many profound explorations of this subject, to which I add a few (not entirely original) thoughts.
This most recent health hurdle with Denise has inspired some further reflection on the subject of suffering. The most poignant question in my mind is, “why in the world do I seem to be handling this situation so much better than the previous situations?”
Upon reflection, I may have stumbled upon one key ingredient in eliminating (or, at the very least, significantly reducing) suffering.
We’ve had some recent, and uncomfortable, developments with Denise’s health. I’m not intending to use my blog to keep people up to speed on what’s happening, so I set up a separate page for those who are interested in following the situation.
Facebook served us well last time around, but since then I have developed a strong aversion to it.
If you have some spare time this Saturday, why not come by Better Books and Bibles? I’ll be doing a “meet the author” time there from 12 noon until 3 (or whenever people get enough of suffering).
The manager of Better Books and Bibles provided a fairly glowing review of my book, as below.
This week’s interesting stuff, still with a lot of election fallout. But starting to move on with “real life” again.
Some interesting stuff for your Halloween.
Some time ago I reflected on the importance of asking others for help, because if we refuse to ask other people for help then we withhold from them the opportunity to be helpful.
Sometimes we need to take our own medicine. Today, I’m asking for your help.