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Tag Archives: suffering
Why did this happen?
When Jesus and his disciples come across a blind man begging, the disciples ask a question that the sages have answered in various ways throughout the ages: why is there suffering in the world? Why do even the unarguably innocent – babies and children – suffer? Why do we live with these questions from birth and throughout our lives, even in the midst of joy, even in the midst of love, even with Jesus walking right next to us? Continue reading
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People want answers
What is our role, as the church, as Christians, when we are faced with the questions that arise after a disaster, asking where is God when trouble happens, and what it means when God is or is not seen to intervene? What is our line? Continue reading
Posted in sermon Tagged 1 Corinthians 10:1-13, Exodus 3:1-15, Jesus, Luke 13:1-9, Moses, NT Wright, Pontius Pilate, Samuel Wells, suffering, theodicy, Tower of Siloam, year c lent 3 Leave a comment
Trinity Sunday 2013
(A sermon I won’t be there to preach, ironically because I am “suffering” from shingles. But my love and prayers are with the parish of Epiphany this morning, and I’m so glad to be in a relationship with them.) I … Continue reading
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