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The first part of Tim Keller’s book, Walking with God through Pain and Suffering, is focused on apologetics: showing how Christianity has better and more complete answers regarding pain and suffering than any other way of looking at the world. The 2nd part of the book is called Facing the Furnace. It is about how Christianity looks at suffering, preparing us to enter the furnace. What does our theology say about suffering? That is an important thing.

“The world is too fallen and deeply broken to divide into a neat pattern of good people having good lives and bad people having bad lives.”

He begins with the challenge to faith. Christianity does not look at suffering simplistically like Job’s counselors. There must be answers that satisfy the heart and not just the mind.

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He's coming to get me!

The Cavman is going to “jail.”  I’m going to suffer for the well-being of another.  Quite in line with the gospel, for Jesus suffered for our well-being (salvation).  I’m doing it to alleviate some of the effects of the curse, namely birth defects.

I won’t really suffer badly.  On June 16th I’ll be carted off the “jail” at Carrabbas.  Before then I’ve had to contact friends, family and associates for bail.  Yeah, maybe you can also help me raise the money to send 2 kids with MD to camp.

Click here for more information and to donate.

Update: So far $325 of the desired goal of $1,600 has come in.  Please consider giving.

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