The Common Good

Results for Book of Job

Those Who Know Where Pain Lives: A Treatise on Presence
Originally Posted: 01/27/2014 - 11:20am | Type: Blog

What about the God who seems to be known by God’s absence as much as by God’s presence? What happens when we don't feel God’s proximity uninterrupted? Last year, I wrote ...

Finding God in the Trials of Job
Originally Posted: 12/04/2013 - 11:51am | Type: Blog

The world of Christian theology has seen its fair share of writings that address horrible suffering and the confusion about God’s character that it causes. The biblical character of Job shows us how, as believ ...

Pastor’s Tornado Tweets Stir Up a Theological Debate
Originally Posted: 05/24/2013 - 11:13am | Type: Blog

Oklahoma’s devastating tornado stirred up a theological debate that was set off from a series of deleted tweets referencing the Book of Job. Oklahoma’s devastating tornado stirre ...

God, a Tornado, and John Piper’s 'Satanic Theology'
Originally Posted: 05/22/2013 - 2:26pm | Type: Blog

While most of my friends on Facebook and Twitter lamented the devastation wrought by the Oklahoma City tornado, John Piper decided to show off his biblical acumen with this insensitive tweet. ...

Forgetting the Children of Sandy Hook: How We’ve Become the Friends of Job
Originally Posted: 03/15/2013 - 10:39am | Type: Blog

In tragedy, I have learned that it is always at the moment we begin to talk that the people who need our care the most are forgotten. In other words, I fear we have become the friends of Job, trying to explain ...

Is God a Cosmic Jerk?: God, Satan, and the Problem of Evil
Originally Posted: 11/14/2012 - 4:30pm | Type: Blog

Some claim that God causes evil. In which case, my question becomes relevant – Is God a Cosmic Jerk? Is God a Cosmic Jerk? That’s how I ask the question, but professional theo ...