1. Is Suffering Part of God’s Secret Plan?

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    Image by val.pearl via Flickr

    In the Christian tradition since Augustine, the most common explanation for the apparent arbitrariness of life and God’s interaction with humanity has been God’s mysterious will—his “secret plan,” as Calvin says. Whether or not a … read more

  2. Finger-Pointing and the Impulse to Judge


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    To no one’s surprise, yet to the sadness of many of us, several Christian spokespeople, including James Dobson, Mike Huckabee and Bryan Fischer, are blaming the shootings in Newtown, Conn, on abortion and gay marriage.read more