Tag Archives: divine providence

God Forsaken

Yesterday, our sermonette speaker talked about the issue of God forsaken, and I must admit that I found the message to be very interesting if a bit of a scripture hunt.  As is sometimes the case when I listen to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering

Walking With God Through Pain And Suffering, by Timothy Keller This is another sort of book that is an occupational hazard of being a Christian of a particular personal background.  For fairly transparently obvious personal reasons, I tend to read … Continue reading

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For You Observe Trouble And Grief

[Note:  This is the prepared text for a sermonette delivered at the United Church of God congregation in Portland, OR on Sabbath, March 9, 2019.] One of my favorite genres of book to collect is called theodicy [spell out word].  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Third Jihad

The Third Jihad:  Overcoming Radical Islam’s Plan For The West, by Michael Youssef [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Tyndale Blog Tours.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] From time to time I read books relating … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Trial Of God

The Trial Of God (As It was Held On February 25, 1649 In Shamgorod):  A Play In Three Acts, by Elie Wiesel One can tell in looking at this book that the author is aiming at a play that hits … Continue reading

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Dungeon Master God

From time to time I like to reflect on different facets of God [1].  This is not to say that even with an infinite number of posts that it would be possible for us to completely convey everything about the … Continue reading

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On The Purposes Of Job’s Suffering

Yesterday in his latest installment in a series of sermons relating to the book of Ephesians, our pastor made an offhand comment that a fellow member of our church’s Council of Elders had stated that the purpose of the book … Continue reading

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For You Have Struggled With God And With Men, And Have Prevailed

One of my favorite stories of the Bible takes place in Genesis 32:22-32, the wrestling of God with Jacob, which reads as follows:  “And he arose that night and took his two wives, his two female servants, and his eleven … Continue reading

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Sweet Serendipity

Is there such a thing as luck?  Those of us who believe in a God who is in charge of the universe and who ordains and allows all that happens do not believe in luck, either good or bad.  That … Continue reading

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Book Review: Walking The Black Cat: Poems

Walking The Black Cat:  Poems, by Charles Simic When beginning this book, I already knew that I would like it because quite a few of its poems, including the incomparable “Have You Met Miss Jones,” were in a previous compilation … Continue reading

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