All posts from “Suffering”

Skye Jethani: Beauty from 9/11's Ashes

September 6, 2011 12:00 AM

A few weeks ago I was in New York City and I visited Ground Zero for the first time. Here is a reflection I wrote later that evening: Despite the ongoing construction of the Freedom Tower and memorial, it’s hard...

Horror and Hope in Japan

March 14, 2011 12:00 AM

The images and stories emerging from Japan are terrible, and with the threat of nuclear meltdown still looming there may be more to come. But amid the rubble and mud, the church is offering a perspective of hope. Message from...

Ur Video: Exorcisms on the Rise?

March 8, 2011 12:00 AM

The new film The Rite is based on the experience of real life exorcist Father Gary Thomas, a Roman Catholic Priest. In this CNN report, a journalist sits down with Thomas to talk about the facts and fiction of exorcism....

Matt Chandler: How Cancer Has Changed Me

February 17, 2011 12:00 AM

The upcoming March/April issue of Catalyst Leadership features an interview with Matt Chandler. Just over a year ago he was diagnosed with brain cancer. Through surgery and ongoing radiation and chemo treatments, Chandler has maintained his leadership role at The...

Epic Fail Pastors Conference

February 7, 2011 12:00 AM

In the most recent issue of Leadership, John Ortberg shares this important observation: I once was part of a survey on spiritual formation. Thousands of people were asked when they grew most spiritually, and what contributed to their growth. The...

Tuesdays with Tozer--Wounds

May 25, 2010 12:00 AM

It is amazing to me! There are people within the ranks of Christianity who have been taught and who believe that Christ will shield His followers from wounds of every kind. If the truth were known, the saints of God...

Tackling the Sex Trade: Live from Catalyst

April 25, 2009 9:46 AM

Friday morning's opening session began with a powerful music video that told the story of a thirteen-year-old girl from the Philippines named Constance. The video was based on a true story and told how Constance was sold by her...

The Gates of Hell

January 18, 2007 12:00 AM

In part one of his post, Shane Claiborne challenged our assumptions about hell. Is it merely something people experience after death, or is hell a living reality for many on earth? Claiborne continues by proposing an offensive rather than defensive...

Loving the Hell Out of People

January 16, 2007 12:00 AM

Last year Brian McLaren shared his views about hell in a series of three posts on Out or Ur. This year we welcome a new voice on the subject. Shane Claiborne is a founding member of The Simple Way, a...


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