You Asked ‘Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?’ Because You Have Poor Theology

It’s a question as old as time.

“WHY DO BAD THINGS HAPPEN TO GOOD PEOPLE?”

For as long as humanity has record their own history, people have been writing stories and commentaries about this question. Look at the book of Job. A book that is dated to be older than the first five books of the Bible is all about answering the question,”Why do bad things happen to good people?”

Still, we keep asking. We keep looking for a satisfying answer.

I am not against questions. I am not against searching for answers that satisfy. But this question is fundamentally flawed. This is not a question that Christians should be asking.

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MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandpa by Amy Parker

It is important to teach kids the importance of thankfulness and grandfathers. The attitude of being grateful for what you have been given is sorely lacking in our modern world, and will only be remedied if the coming generation learns it early. And the disrespect and mistreatment of the older generation has reached a fever pitch. The wisdom and blessings that grandparents, especially grandfathers, offer is something that should never be neglected. And, to do that is to teach children early on how valuable grandfathers are.

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Why I Review Kids’ Books

It was early in my Bible school training, maybe my second or third year. I was assigned a verse to use as the focus of an in-class bible study.

The verse was Deuteronomy 6:4-5, the Shema.

“Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”

It was eye opening to actually dig into what this verse meant, how it is considered the pillar, the centrepiece of Judaism. I knew it was the Greatest Commandment (or part of) according to Jesus, but never understood how much power and authority was packed into this verse.

I had a great in-class bible study, but then someone asked about the verse immediately following it. Continue reading “Why I Review Kids’ Books”

MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker

It is important to teach kids the importance of thankfulness and grandmothers. The attitude of being grateful for what you have been given is sorely lacking in our modern world, and will only be remedied if the coming generation learns it early. And the disrespect and mistreatment of the older generation has reached a fever pitch. The grace and blessings that grandparents, especially grandmothers, offer is something that should never be neglected. And, to do that is to teach children early on how valuable grandmothers are.

So, why not do both, in a large size, brightly illustrated book? Continue reading “MyBookLook: Thank You, God, for Grandma by Amy Parker”

4 Thoughts On The Discovery Of 7 Planets

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A few weeks ago, NASA came forward and shared that they had made an astonishing discovery: 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting a nearby dwarf star.

The answers to ‘Are we alone in the universe?’ or ‘What if we need a new planet to inhabit?’ suddenly seem to be within grasp, even if the dwarf star, Trappist-1, is 39 light years away. The possibility that there may be life on a few of these planets, or a possibility that we may live there, has challenged and excited Christians and non-Christians since the announcement.

After some thought and consideration, I’ve come up with 4 thoughts considering this whole issue. Here we go. Continue reading “4 Thoughts On The Discovery Of 7 Planets”

3 Things Ben Affleck Can Remind Us About Sin

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This isn’t me attacking the poor guy.┬áHe took plenty of unnecessary flack for being cast as Batman in Batman v. Superman. I am responding to recent news that Affleck completed rehab treatment for alcohol addiction. From the little bit of press coverage, there are things that we as Christians can learn and be reminded of regarding sin.

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It’s Not About Tithing, It’s About Attitude

No one likes reading blogs about tithing. Most people don’t like listening to a sermon about tithing. Tithing is a taboo subject for so many people. As soon as you mention what you are doing or not doing regarding tithing, a fight erupts. People are called names, condemnation is cast, and churches divide.

So, this is not a blog about tithing. This is about attitude and how we worship God. Now, turn in your Bible to Deuteronomy, the book of the Bible that talks a lot about tithing.

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