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What Does the Bible Say About Suffering?: An Interview with Brian Han Gregg

The quest for an answer to the problem of suffering is universal. People often treat the Bible like a manual, looking for a single clear response that explains the presence of evil and suffering. Perhaps the Bible does not have one but many responses to suffering. To pick out one theme is to hear the […]

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Hope in Suffering: An Interview with Joni Eareckson Tada

Last week, we hosted a live interview with Joni Eareckson Tada on the topics of suffering and faith. Joni is an author and speaker who is also quadriplegic; when she speaks about the struggle to find daily hope in the face of chronic pain and suffering, she is speaking from personal experience! If you missed […]

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Good God and Suffering: An Interview with Lucas Miles

For people facing tragedy, all of God’s goodness witnessed in his creative work and the message of the cross fades as they entertain thoughts that he allows pain and heartache in their lives. But should God be seen as the source of our pain? Is he really the one who initiates suffering? Bible Gateway interviewed […]

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Janelle Hail: Your Journey Through the Bible Reveals Your Destiny

Janelle Hail knows firsthand what it means to struggle with fear, doubt, and spiritual uncertainty: diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34, she came face to face with her own mortality. But in turning to the Bible and her faith in Jesus Christ, she found the strength to press on—and she’s gone on to encourage […]

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Why Does God Allow Tragedy and Suffering?

It was the worst mass shooting in American history – 70 people shot by a gunman, 12 of them killed, while they were watching the midnight showing of a new movie just 21 miles from where we’re sitting. There are no words to describe the anguish being felt by those who are suffering today; our heart and prayers have – and will – go out to them. There are so many tragic stories, so much pain. And many people are asking the question, “Why? Why did God allow this?”

Filed under Apologetics, Reflections