Category Archives: Suffering

Bill Johnson’s Talk at Bethel Church After His Wife Beni Died

Although we live a continent away from Bethel Church in Redding, California, we feel an ongoing connection there. We have attended talks on the East coast when Bethel staff members have traveled out this way, and we benefit from their … Continue reading

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“Disciple Science” Videos and Podcast on Integrating Faith and Science

This is to call attention to a new organization which is making useful contributions to the faith-science dialog. “Disciple Science” is a crowd-funded nonprofit that is exploring the interface between science and faith, aiming to be faithful to both the … Continue reading

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Prayer for Healing at Bethel Church

Preface for blog: Recently my wife and I spent a number of weeks in California. We sent various letters back to our friends, reporting on our doings. My final letter described at some length our experience at a church in … Continue reading

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Jesus on Flourishing in This Physical World: No Signs, No Justice, No Fear

Contents: Classic Bible Passages on Natural Theology The Regularity of Nature No Sign Except the Sign of Jonah    The Sign of the Resurrection in the Ministry of Paul No Justice in This Life: The Same Things Happen to Good … Continue reading

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Some Highlights of American Scientific Affiliation 2015 Meeting

A group of American scientists who were evangelical Christians founded the American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) in 1941. Their interest was in the whole faith-science arena, not just in creation, and they did not specify any particular position on interpreting the … Continue reading

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An Answer to the Intellectual Problem of Evil

A longstanding challenge to the validity of Christianity, and of theism in general, is the problem of evil.  This problem manifests itself in two forms. First, most of us have experienced some wrenching grief or loss, such as the disability … Continue reading

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Engineer’s Wife Healed of Multiple Sclerosis

From 1999 to 2003, Vonna Wala of Waseca, Minnesota, suffered progressively worse symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). She eventually became too debilitated to walk without aid, suffered severe optic nerve pain, and had to close her counseling business.  A diagnosis … Continue reading

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Lucky To Be Alive

Preface for blog: The “Problem of Evil” is perhaps the most vexing issue in theism. How can an all-powerful and all-good God make and direct a world containing such pain and viciousness?   This is a guest post by Joy Buchanan, … Continue reading

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The Power Behind The Miracles in Mozambique

A couple of months ago I posted on Healing Miracles in Mozambique, noting the healings of blindness and deafness that were documented in a medical journal.  These reports raise the question: why are such things happening with Heidi and Rolland’s ministry … Continue reading

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Job Finds a God Who Walks on the Wild Side

I am interested in how the findings of science, particularly in regard to evolution, can bring fresh insights into Biblical interpretation and into the issues that affect our lives. Here I will share about a passage at the end of … Continue reading

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