A Call to Embrace Suffering (Part 1 of 3)

Reading: Acts 20-23 (Context: Paul is finalizing his 3rd Missionary Journey, en route to Jerusalem.) What would you do if God were to clearly show you your future, there to see that it was to be full of suffering? Would God ever will for us to undergo pain, suffering, and trouble? The Biblical answer is... Continue Reading →


A Trumpet for the Deaf (Daily Devotional)

Today's Reading: Revelation 8-9. (Context: The opening of the "seals" in chapter 5 and 6 leads directly to the opening of the "trumpets" in chapters 8 and 9. The time period for the opening of the "trumpets" would likely be in the middle part of the "Great Tribulation", in other words in year 5 or 6... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Suffering

Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? This question is known as a Theodicy: how can God be all-loving and all-powerful, yet let evil happen. If he is all-loving and all-powerful then he would stop it all. So he must be only one or the other. Open Theists answer this by... Continue Reading →

The Purpose of Pain

The message this Sunday was exceptional, as usual, by my favorite professor and one of my favorite preachers--Dr. David MacLeod of Emmaus Bible College (the school I attend). The message this Sunday was an Biblical exposition* of Hebrews 12:3-11 3 Consider [Christ] who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not... Continue Reading →

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