Tag Archives: suffering

When Christians Conquered an Empire (in current English)

Tertullian’s Christians Conquer Empire reworded This is a rewording of yesterday’s blog. “To the Rulers of the Roman Empire: “… If we are commanded to love our enemies, as I have pointed out earlier, whom do we Christians have to … Continue reading

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When Christians Conquered a Nation

This was written very close to the year 200, to the Roman emperors, who almost certainly never read it, but the words have been preserved. This is what conquest of an empire by real Christians looks like: This is long, … Continue reading

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Update: Giving Thanks

I think this is the kind of update my readers really like. This is a peek into my soul. Health update in one sentence: I’m in remission, feeling great, and my immune system still won’t rebound. Doctors are clueless as … Continue reading

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Creationism vs. Evolution: The Spiritual Argument

We’re new creations, not old ones. Who cares how Adam came along? We’re leaving him behind. I want to begin a new thought experiment. Does the New Creation evolve? As I write, I am hooked to four bags of IV … Continue reading

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No Suffering? Is It Even Good?

At this moment, but soon to be corrected, I have read only one article by Father Stephen Freeman. This is a brilliant insight into, and antidote to, first-world society and Christianity. That may not be a superb sales line for … Continue reading

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Amazing Grace for Suffering

I have learned from experience about a grace that many of you have wondered about. I know because I have talked with so many people over the years. Having touched it, I want to testify about it. The grace I’m … Continue reading

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Lymphoma Update

I am going to copy this post to my Yippee! I Have Leukemia! blog. It is no longer up to date because I don’t have leukemia anymore. I’m cured. The immunosuppression that I endure to keep my transplanted immune system … Continue reading

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Cancer and Faith

So I have cancer one more time. Based on what my doctor said, it’s an easier one this time. I doubt lymphoma is always less dangerous than leukemia, but in my case, it is. This is Little League compared to … Continue reading

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Why?

There have been four times in my life when I have felt born again. The first time was in 1982 when I first received the Lord Jesus. The second time was in 1985 when I read Charles Finney’s Lectures on … Continue reading

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On Leukemia and the Grace of God: A Short Comment

From a note to my aunt: God’s really given me grace for this, and he’s even given my wife and kids grace. The problem is, he’s not giving all my relatives grace, and I’m finding I have to share the … Continue reading

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