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.
Continue reading “Why Christians get sick, suffer, and die”
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.
Continue reading “An end of 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.
Continue reading “Talk on suffering”
This week’s interesting stuff, still with a lot of election fallout. But starting to move on with “real life” again.
Continue reading “Interesting stuff – 2016-11-21”
Better Books and Bibles will soon be carrying my book. The manager thoroughly enjoyed it, and will be writing an endorsement shortly.
Also, City Light News has accepted a brief article I wrote on the subject of suffering, so keep an eye out for that in future editions.
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.
Continue reading “So, I could use your help”
Just quickly, I will be speaking at the Be Ready Winnipeg conference October 21-22. Details are still being worked out, but I received confirmation tonight that I’m on the list of speakers.
So if you live in or near Winnipeg hopefully you can attend that conference. See you then!
I’m a little slow on the draw, but I finally created a Facebook page for the book. If you’re on FB, please like the page and help let others know about it.
I’ve discovered that the book has made its way to both Amazon.com and Amazon.ca for those who like to shop there. Of course, it’s always available directly through Createspace which, as far as I know, is a pretty straightforward means of purchasing the book. And I’m starting to accumulate a few copies myself for those who would prefer to buy direct from the author. No shipping charges, and you don’t have to wait for delivery!
I’ve had a chance to do a test run of a talk on suffering I hope I can share with many other people. Though there is room for improvement, I think it went well. If you know of a church, Bible study group or other audience who would benefit from a talk on this subject, please let them know about this book, and my availability to speak on the subject.
Much appreciated. And if others can make some sense of suffering in this world I’m sure they’ll appreciate it too!