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God: Puppetmaster or Manager of the Universe?

Back when Isaac Newton reigned supreme in the world of physics, it was popular among scientists and philosophers to think of the universe as a vast machine grinding along on an inevitable path that could be fully predicted into the

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Posted in All About God, Science Philosophy and History

Are Deaths from Natural Disasters an Unavoidable Side-Effect of God’s Creation?

As amazing and beautiful as this physical universe is, it is also filled with almost unimaginable cataclysmic violence—which commonly brings suffering, pain, and death to the living residents of our earth—plant, animal, and human. Why did God create the universe

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

Does God Send Terror Attacks because of Bathroom Rights and Evolution?

Those Christian fundamentalists are at it again! This time it’s Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of the famous evangelist Billy Graham. According to recent statements by Lotz, terror attacks such as 9/11 and the mass shooting in San Bernardino, CA, are

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Posted in All About God, Current Events

The World is Coming to an End! . . . Says . . . Stephen Hawking?!?

Okay, this isn’t exactly late-breaking news, but it’s too good to pass up! Christians have been predicting the end of the world for, oh, about 2,000 years now. Science fiction writers have been creating doomsday scenarios for over a century.

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Spiritual Tornadoes

The month of May is peak tornado season across the U.S. plains and southern states. Already this year five separate tornadoes have caused fatalities, in Cisco, TX, Van, TX, Nashville, AR, Fairdale, IL, and Sand Springs, OK. Just over the

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Posted in Current Events, Spiritual Growth

How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 4

Click here for Part 1 of this article. Click here for Part 2 of this article. Click here for Part 3 of this article. It’s time to face the music. It’s time to get busy and struggle with our faith.

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How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 3

Click here for Part 1 of this article. Click here for Part 2 of this article. Part 2 dealt with God’s eternal perspective in creating and governing the universe and the people in it. One of the points made there

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Posted in Pain and Suffering

How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 2

Click here for Part 1 of this article. In Part 1, we talked about the painful struggles of life, our questioning of God, and how coming to realize that we don’t understand the way God runs this universe is a

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

How can we have Faith when So Many Bad Things happen to So Many Good People? Part 1

Three Spiritual Conundrums have been submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life on a similar theme. First, from a reader named Tom: I understand the concept of free will and that we were all given the ability to make choices. So

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth

There’s Gold in Them Thar Hills . . . I mean, in Them Thar Earthquakes

This just in: Over 80% of the world’s commercially viable gold deposits were formed in mountain-building earthquakes. That’s the conclusion of a recent study by Australian geologists Richard Henley and Dion Weatherley. Earthquakes don’t create gold. Rather, they cause gold

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Posted in Science Philosophy and History, Spiritual Growth
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