gratitude & hoopla: Click and Read

gratitude & hoopla

"Nothing taken for granted; everything received with gratitude; everything passed on with grace." G. K. Chesterton

26.9.05

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Derek Thomas, writing at Reformation 21, has many things to say on the Christian response to Katrina. Among them:
In the end, no amount of theological reflection will surmount the problem of evil in a world which God has made. Whatever we say, we will have to admit an impenetrable deep, a mystery. Job was never given any answers to his questions. All he could do in the end was to lay his hand upon his mouth and worship a God who had overwhelmed him with a vision of his greatness. As Charles Spurgeon explained, when we cannot trace God’s hand, we must simply trust His heart.

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Meanwhile, Chris Erdman at Odyssey, interacts at length with the text of Job as it applies to our understanding of catastrophic events. This is profound stuff, difficult to quote without doing a disservice to the whole. His starting point: "Listen to me," says God, "be silent, and I will teach you wisdom." Job 33.33

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