Tag: Prayer

Storms, Earthquakes, and Letting God Be God

It’s amazing how little the Bible asks why God allows natural disasters, and how much less it answers. The problem of evil is widely named as theism’s number one most difficult challenge, yet the Bible hardly addresses it, at least not in the philosophical terms favored today. The disciples...

Praying

We just moved away from the U.S. east coast a few months ago. We have a lot of friends there. We’re praying for you all in this storm, and for everyone up and down the coast....

If You’ve Ever Experienced Pain…

Of course you’ve experienced pain. We all have. Today a good friend of mine, Yvonne Ortega, tells Dr. James Dobson her story of trusting the Lord and seeking God’s glory as she journeyed through cancer, and (later on) the death of four close family members in one year. You’ll...

Stenger Should Stick To Physics

Victor Stenger, atheist physicist, emeritus professor at the University of Hawaii, writes in New Scientist of why scientists ought to stick to their own competencies. Well, no, he doesn’t say that in so many words, in fact he tries to say the opposite, that science can judge against the...

Is It Rational to Believe in Spiritual Battle? (Part 2)

Polls consistently show that most Americans believe in the existence of a devil. (Though I haven’t checked, I expect that number would be lower in other Western countries.) Belief in a devil is less frequent than belief in a God, and less respectable in many quarters. It’s controversial when...

Tweet It, Facebook It, Most of All Pray It!

Spread the word. Blog it, tweet, Facebook it, but most of all pray: Pray for nuclear safety in Japan. Consider fasting. As you do, pray for the rest of the pain Japan is only beginning to experience, and for God’s work in hearts there and worldwide. Join me and...

Pray for NEA Extremists—Pray for Our Schools!

I read this a couple of days ago when Holopupenko linked to it, and I didn’t know whether to weep, scream, or vomit. All three are fitting: but there is an even better response, which I’ll return to at the end of this post. The context for this statement...

How to Pray for Egypt

http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=10150139766129924&id=53040245168 Posted from my mobile phone...

Hearts and Bodies Healed in Rwanda

This morning I had the rare privilege of sharing breakfast with a pastor from Rwanda, a man who has seen and known God at work in ways I have never known. In the past I’ve written about Catherine Claire Larson’s book, As We Forgive: Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda....