The relationship Christ offers us with him is pure in two senses: pure in that he in his perfect righteousness is our atonement and reconciliation with God, and pure also in that discipleship precludes exceptions or conditions.
In this world, people suffer. It comes with the territory. You can wish that fact not true, but you cannot wish it away. People suffer.
What role does lament play in our worship? If we come into God’s presence as whole persons, we come burdened with illness, grief, and confusion as well as with joy; with regrets and sorrows as well as with thanksgiving.
The consolation of the sufferer is the fact that God does not abandon the human in her hour of most desperate need.
In her new book, Inspired, popular blogger Rachel Held Evans engagingly wrestles in reconciling the difficult passages in the Old Testament with the overarching message of the Bible.
In finding a sense of fulfillment and purpose, is it possible that somewhere along the way, we placed work at a level it was never meant to be on, changing the standard of what is successful and focusing our efforts on growth and improvement, never capable of saying we have enough?