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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.
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.
Inter-Faith DialogueTags: Asia, Buddhism, Personal Growth, Prayer
How do we as Christians interact with and love those from other religions? In this collection of stand alone, individual essays you will find suggestions on how to engage meaningfully in conversation with individuals from different faiths.
Knowing GodTags: Love, Personal Growth, Pilgrimage, Prayer
The series is about knowing God, the creator, more deeply and being able to experience God more personally in your daily life.
Knowing God Better–As Father (1 of 7)08/04/2006
Knowing God Better–As Son (2 of 7)09/13/2006
Knowing God, the Holy Spirit, Better (3 of 7)09/19/2006
Why We Think God Might Love Us (4 of 7)04/19/2010
Drawing on the Past to Draw Near in the Present (5 of 7)05/03/2010
Ask for What God Most Wants for You (6 of 7)05/17/2010
Seeking God for Real (7 of 7)06/01/2010
Dialogue with the DisillusionedTags: Prayer, Suffering
Why do we keep praying, especially in the face of disappointment with God? What should we think, and how should we respond, when our prayers are not answered as we hope? These questions and more are explored in this series of essays written in consideration of the many disillusioned people who have written or spoken to me over the years.
Why Keep Praying? (Intro to Series)6/22/2010
What if God Let You Down (1 of 6)6/28/2010
Where is God in Unanswered Prayer (2 of 6)7/12/2010
Is Prayer Worthwhile? (3 of 6)8/2/2010
God's Help: Fact or Fiction? (4 of 6)09/07/2010
Just Do It! Oh, Really? (5 of 6)9/27/2010
Is Prayer a Cop-Out? (6 of 6)10/18/2010
Benefiting from Buddhism
This series of articles was prompted by extended time teaching in Southeast Asia in a predominately Buddhist context. It is designed to help Christians to more constructively think about and interact with those who think, believe, or live differently than they—and to grow personally and spiritually in the process.