Contributed on Jun 8, 2007
Why do bad things happen to good people? If God is a good God, why doesn’t he fix all of the problems in the world? "If only" God would heal me, then I would put my faith in him. What is your relationship based on?
A young woman had become critically ill and her prognosis was grim; she would likely die within the year. Her family had a nominal “Easter and Christmas” commitment to the church, so the discussions in the hospital between this young pastor and the family always ploughed new ground. The woman ...read more
Contributed on Jun 18, 2007
John 9 is a compelling chapter in John’s Gospel. The healing of the man born blind confronts us with our own spiritual blindness. As we read, we are confronted with the same question that Jesus presents him, "Do you believe in the Son of Man?" Jesus, the
John presents his gospel in much the same way that a lawyer presents evidence in a kind of divine trial. He compels his “jury” to make a decision for themselves about Jesus – “do you believe or not?” The gospel is often divided into two sections – the Book of Signs (chapters 1-12) and the Book ...read more