God & Natural Disasters

Does God cause tornadoes?  Is His snarling face glaring through the eye of the hurricane?  Does He stomp the sea to stir up a tsunami? The recent spate of tornadoes in the US South and Midwest conjures these sorts of questions in our minds. I just realized that one of the searches that lead someone…

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Creation needs Salvation: Worshiping with Beheaded Trees

Our church met outside last Sunday.  Power was still out.  The sermon was delivered from the flatbed of an 18-wheeler.  Behind our pastor’s head was a scarred landscape.  A crude notch had been etched into the vista.  Stems of trees with shredded tips stood feebly within earshot of the sermon.  With an occasional gentle breeze…

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“TORNADIC”: a terrible new vocab word

After providing links to my articles on God & Natural Disasters in the previous post, I found myself in the lower belly of my home with my wife and kids listening to one of those outdated relics from a bygone era—a “boom box.”  We were tracking the weather reports.  “Tornadic,” said the meteorologist. “Tornadic.” Do…

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