Tag Archives: Theology

Framing a Stroke – Which Frame?

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How should I look at my experience with a stroke?  My recovery has been excellent, but the truth that I had a stroke still stands.  It’s disturbing. I come face to face with the age old question: If there is a God, … Continue reading

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Don’t Confuse Suffering People with the Problem of Suffering

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Suffering presents us with a theological problem: If God is good and all powerful, then why does he allow people to suffer?  It is a fair question. Here’s another one:  What is the best way to help a friend who is suffering? It is important not … Continue reading

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The Faith Factor

Is faith a factor in your decision making? Most of us don’t literally step into thin air like Indiana Jones did, but we exercise very real faith every day.  An interesting question to ask ourselves is, in what or whom have we placed our faith?  We believe … Continue reading

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42 and the Power of a Strong Stand

The movie 42 tells the story of Jackie Robinson’s experience as the first African-American baseball player in the Major Leagues. It is a satisfying movie in the archetypal sports movie kind of way, but I was surprised to appreciate it most in a theological sort of way.   Curious?  Watch the movie … Continue reading

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The Comfort of God’s Presence

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My sister, who lives near Boston, sent me a text message this afternoon:  “We’re all ok…”  Thank God. However, I know that others received unimaginably painful messages from Boylston Street today.  Brokenhearted, I pray for all who suffered loss and for those who are fighting for life and limb. Some … Continue reading

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Knowing God…Selectively?

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People tend to hear what they want to hear and ignore or forget what they don’t want to hear.  Have you noticed that?  Say to a child, “We’ll get ice cream after you clean your room,” and what will she hear?  … Continue reading

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A Theology of Sleep

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In a recent conversation with a doctor I found myself discussing the occasional sleepless night.  She started asking me questions.   Was I under stress? How was I dealing with anxiety?  In general, sleep is my good friend.  However, there are nights when … Continue reading

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Theology Matters

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In a previous post I posed this question: Who cares about theology?   Today I propose that it is reasonable and instructive to examine the theology of our elected leaders.  A leader’s character and motivation spring from that which he or she deeply believes. A relatively recent … Continue reading

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Who cares about Theology?

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What comes to mind when you think about “theology?” Philosophical discussions of divine mysteries?  Studious dissertations about the character and qualities of God?  Arguments over doctrine?  Interest?  Boredom?  Or maybe you never think about theology and are about to click yourself away from this … Continue reading

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