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No Easy Answers in a War Zone
How can you answer troubling questions about God that have no easy answers? How can you talk about God’s love to traumatized people in a war zone, when God seems so distant and disengaged from their suffering? Tim shares how he is sharing faith, hope, and love to those in the current war zones of our world.
Light in the Darkness
These essays are the written versions of the video series “Light in the Darkness” pertaining to the current Myanmar crisis, which began with a military coup (Feb. 1, 2021). These essays are for all audiences, globally, who are looking for light from God. Each essay/video focuses on one spiritual truth, based on the teaching of the Bible, my faith journey as a Christian, and decades of experience as a minister and professor of New Testament and Christian Spirituality. The spiritual truths discussed are applicable for all those who are facing overwhelmingly difficult times and who are looking to Christ for guidance, strength, and courage to face their darkness.
What God Expects from Us Now
In light of the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, this series of posts explores how Jesus’s teaching and example call us to reach out across racial lines to respond compassionately to unjust suffering in society.
What can we expect from God now?
In response to the COVID-19 global crisis, a nine part essay series on trusting God in troubled times.
These individual essays deal with a variety of issues that concern our prayer life.
Horror and Hope in Africa
Imprisoned genocidaires on work detail in Rwanda
These essays illustrate the mind-boggling extent of both evil and God’s grace at work within the same context of great human suffering.
The individual essays in this collection were written separately, but belong together under the theme of God’s love. Each speaks of the power and hope that come from knowing God and experiencing the love of God in personal, life-transforming ways.