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  • Where Was God in Aurora?

    A day or two after the Aurora, Colorado massacre on July 21, 2012, Stephen Prothero, a religious blogger at CNN, teased CNN readers by transposing Pope Benedict’s 2006 question from, "Where was God during Auschwitz?" to "Where was God in Aurora?" A few days later, Prothero indicated on his blog that seven basic answers could

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  • Fear Monsters

    1 John 4:18 According to a Greek legend, there was a courtier named Damocles (dam-o-clees) who served a tyrant. King Dionysius II (di-o-nee-see-us) was lavishly self-indulgent, incompetent and immoral. Dionysius had obtained the throne through subterfuge and mutiny, and his subjects despised him for it. The king employed Damocles primarily because he was witty and

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  • Getting Through Difficult Times

    As I write this article, many of my friends are enduring painful circumstances. Please take a moment and consider the travail that each situation offers. One friend lost her mother just a few days ago. Another friend is overwhelmed with sorrow, because he lost his fiancé in September. A relative lost his job and he

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  • Why Does God Permit Injustice?

    "Dear Mr. Wilson: I have been living in hell for the past ten years. Our daughter was raped and murdered in 1999. She was a wonderful person, my best friend. We raised her two children, they are now 20 and 22. My husband and I have tried to hide our sorrow and anger from the

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  • Why Does God Permit Persecution?

    "Mr. Wilson: I recently came across your website. Your article on the rapture is a challenge. I have been 100% convinced of a pre-tribulation rapture for more than twenty years, but in recent weeks my confidence in this doctrine is not as secure as it once was. Your article raised some good questions that I

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