Month: December 2012

I Am Your Shepherd David, Cindy, Sansung, Linda, Noah, Jason, and Xiaowei (Psalm 23, Part II)

lion lambEver wonder how appropriate is it to put ourselves into the psalms?  Should we identify with the psalmist?  If so, how?  Who was the Psalmist?  Did David write all those psalms that mention him in the heading?  I discuss these questions in my latest Biblical Faculty blog post on Psalm 23:

I Am Your Shepherd David, Cindy, Sansung, Linda, Noah, Jason, and Xiaowei (Psalm 23, Part II).

The blog is dedicated to all the students I taught this past term.  I would have liked to include the sixty-plus names of these students, but that would have made the title of the post rather long.

Image from: http://www.freewebs.com/praiseyah/yhwhecards.htm (shortly after the photo was taken, the lion had a snack).

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Suffering Training | Thorns and Gold

Why does God allow us to suffer?  Sometimes it seems like he wants us to suffer.  Is God cruel?  Is God a sadist?  He even planned that his own son would suffer.  What’s up with that?

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I wrote a guest post for my friend Tanya Marlow’s blog (Thorns and Gold) entitled:

Suffering Training | Thorns and Gold.  How does God bring good out of our suffering?  While you are there, check out some of her other posts on looking for Gold among the Thorns in our lives.

Tanya Marlow