NOTE: On May 13, 2013, my son, Jordan, took his own life. He was 19. What follows is one of the blogs I wrote in response to that event. nw ALSO: If you have been, or are, suicidal, please do not misconstrue my intent here by interpreting this blog as it being ok to take … Continue reading Suicide and the Bible
The words of the ancient Greek philosopher (3rd century B.C.), Epicurus, sums up most modern atheistic/skeptic thought on this particular topic: "Either God wants to abolish evil, and cannot; or he can, but does not want to; or he cannot and does not want to. If he wants to, but cannot, he is impotent. If … Continue reading What Evidence Do I Have That There’s a God? And That He’s Good?
As of this week, there were still a few things at my office that had been "undisturbed" since my son took his life on May 13th. I finally forced myself to go through a small stack of papers a couple of days ago. Inside that stack was an article I'd printed off on April 10th … Continue reading The Depression Epidemic
There have been moments these past months that I've wanted to give up on God. I'm simply being honest. As one who grew up in a severely alcoholic home, I witnessed more violence as a child than I care to remember. As a full-time pastor now for some 30 years, I've had, on occasion, the … Continue reading What Proof Is There That God Loves Me?