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Hope Despite The Tumult of Violence and Disaster

The world has awoken once again to devastating news. Reports about the shooting in Las Vegas October 1 are horrific: more than 50 people murdered and hundreds injured by a gunman bent on extreme violence. And we cry out to God. “I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.” […]

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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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A Prayer for Wisdom Amid Violence

Editor’s note: The last several weeks have witnessed many events of violence that are difficult to comprehend, and which confound efforts to respond wisely and biblically: the Orlando nightclub shooting, repeated acts of terror in the Middle East, and most recently, terrifying violence involving police in the United States. As you process your own reactions […]

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Mourning With Those Who Mourn: Reflections on the Violence in Orlando

We grieve at reports of a mass murder in Orlando this weekend. We invite you to join us today and in the weeks to come in praying for the survivors—and for the many families who lost precious loved ones. The fact that attacks like this are heartbreakingly common doesn’t make it any easier to intellectually […]

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Prayers for Brussels

Our hearts and prayers go out to our brothers and sisters in Brussels, where terrible acts of violence have killed and injured dozens. The survivors and families of the victims will have a long road of recovery ahead of them, so please keep them in prayer in the weeks and months to come, after the […]

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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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Mourning With Those Who Mourn: Looking for Answers to the Terror in Paris

Today we mourn and pray for our brothers and sisters in France—for those who lost loved ones in yesterday’s terror attacks, and for the millions of French citizens who must now try to process this brutality. One of the oldest and toughest challenges for Christians is finding a way to understand the existence of terrible […]

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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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How Should We Respond to the Boston Marathon Bombing?

Much has been written over the centuries by Christian thinkers and theologians trying to frame the horror of violence and murder within a Biblical perspective we can understand. But when we witness violence as random, senseless, and vicious as yesterday’s Boston Marathon bombing, even the most saintly believer finds it impossible not to ask “Why would God let this happen?”

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