Thursday Prayer: Do Not Be A Friend of Job

The Lord answered Job’s friends out of the whirlwind: “Who is this that gives counsel by words without knowledge? What have you done with your freedom, I will question you, and you shall declare to me. “What do you know of Divine Prerogative that comes forth from love? Tell me, if you have understanding. How do you… Read More

Faith and Illness: Theodicy and PTSD

There is no safe space in the world. Not your neighborhood. Not your home. Neither the middle of the forest nor the middle of the city. Not your favorite vacation spot. Not your beloved church. No place — familiar or foreign — is absolutely guaranteed to be safe. (There aren’t really safe people either. “For… Read More

Narrative Lectionary–Fun with Theodicy!

This week, we have two stories from Luke 13. Verses 1-9 has Jesus talking about a recent tragedy in the news–when a tower fell on some people in Siloam, bringing up the age old question–why do bad things happen to good people? He follows it up with an illustration of a fig tree not doing… Read More