The Shack, Hurting People, and the Sovereignty of God

Last fall, I skimmed through The Shack for a paper I was writing on the topic of the sovereignty of God. I went into that book prepared to disagree with much of what I read in those pages, as how could there be very much good or helpful material in a book that had such … Continue reading The Shack, Hurting People, and the Sovereignty of God

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Burning Lights in the Valley of Darkness

These past weeks I am finding comfort in Paul’s letters. Not only in the encouraging, joyful parts, but mainly the pieces that speak to his incredible suffering. Oftentimes, the encouragement is so closely tied to the sorrow as to be seen as the same thing—“sorrowful yet always rejoicing” (2 Cor. 6:10). Heavy sorrow and great … Continue reading Burning Lights in the Valley of Darkness