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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

Facing our Demons of Darkness, Depression, and Mental Illness – Part 2

In Part 1 we looked at the issue of mental illness through the lens of the story of Jesus healing a demon-possessed man in Mark 5:1–20. One of the points made in that article was that mental illness is not some

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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth, The Bible Re-Viewed

God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks? – Part 2

(This is Part 2 of my response to the article, “God Is Unconvincing To Smart Folks,” by J. H. McKenna. For Part 1, click here.) Points 3, 4, and 5 of Dr. McKenna’s article deal with three key characteristics of God:

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Posted in All About God, Pain and Suffering, Science Philosophy and History

Pain, Punishment, Prison, and Hell

In the course of a discussion on the recent article, “How Imagination and Fantasy Help our Spiritual Growth,” a reader named Frankly Frank said: “And hell is not a punishment”……. I dunno about that one, Lee. There are vivid accounts

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Posted in The Afterlife

If Non-Christians can Go to Heaven, Why should Christians Evangelize?

Here is a Spiritual Conundrum submitted to Spiritual Insights for Everyday Life by a reader named SeunAlaba: In 1 of your articles-“If there is one God, why so many religions; & is it only Christians that go to heaven”, you

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Posted in All About God, 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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Posted in Pain and Suffering, Spiritual Growth

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

Ihor Lakatosh’s Story: How Healing the Body Helps the Soul

(Photo credits: AP / Michael Dwyer) For those who have a healthy, working body, it’s easy to take it for granted. It’s only when our body isn’t working so well that we realize how profound an impact our body has

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Posted in Current Events, Pain and Suffering
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