Does God Care, Even When We’re Suffering?

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Does God Care? We’ve been looking at the question, does God care? The apostle Paul looked at it, too, in the fifth chapter of Romans. He was faced with an apparent contradiction, you see. In chapter previous chapters he had explained that we’re all caught […]

Does God Care? He Proved It!

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Does God Care? I said the other day that God cares by giving us strength when we need it. Sometimes, though, I wonder why he has to do things the hard way. I’ve been dealing with a foot injury for three-and-a-half years now. Through most […]

Does God Care?

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Does God Care? I was with a small group of Ratio Christi leaders the other day, talking about the problem of pain and suffering. It wasn’t just on a philosophical level, such as, “How could an all-good, all-powerful God exist when there’s pain and suffering in the […]

Growth in Being and In Power—In Jesus Christ

I've been reading David Bentley Hart's The Experience of God. I would recommend Hart to atheists the way I would recommend Hitchens to theists: both are (or were, sadly, in Hitchens' case) among the finest fitters of words in the contemporary literature concerning God. There is of course an enormous difference between the two authors, […]

A Rough Season

It’s been a rough season for me. I never expected that I would still be wearing a cast 20 weeks after foot surgery. The tendon repair went well enough, but I developed a stress fracture when I started using the foot again. The treatment for that is several weeks of total rest, meaning that I […]

God Is Still Good

Not long ago I wrote a post titled “God is Still Good,” about the report I had received that I had a torn tendon in my foot–the same tendon that I’d had surgically repaired last February. What I hadn’t mentioned here was that just over a week ago I got a second opinion that made […]

God Is Still Good

I’m sitting on the recliner in the corner of our living room, typing with my Mac on my lap. It’s one of my more familiar places to be. There are crutches right next to the recliner I’m sitting in. That’s becoming all too familiar. I had surgery to repair a torn tendon in my left […]