Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering

Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering

Health and Healing, Sickness and Suffering When it comes to health and healing, and sickness and suffering, there are a lot of questions and a lot of confusion. This topic hits home for me because I serve as Care Pastor at Crossroads Church. But, more than that, it hits home because it is home. All […]

Chasm of Being a Latino Christian

The Chasm of Being a Latino Christian

Why am I Latino? There have been many moments in my life where I have wondered, “Lord, why am I Latino?” Maybe it is not a common question, but for me, it made the difference in me understanding the core of who I am and who I should be. I have wondered. I have waited […]

Songs for the Suffering

Songs for the Suffering

Here’s a list of songs that my family has found helpful and comforting as we’ve faced various forms of suffering: It Is Well Be Still My Soul He Will Hold Me Fast Relief Sustainer Reckless Love Lead Me To The Rock I Will Never Leave You Alone __ If you’re interested here’s my thoughts on […]

How to Die Well

How to Die Well

We are all going to die. But that does not mean that we are all going to die well. If we are going to die well, first we must remember death (memento mori).[1] Second, we must look to and learn from Jesus. Jesus, as the perfect Son of God, lived and died well. We’d be […]

Hinduism & New Age Spirituality on suffering

Hinduism & New Age Spirituality on Suffering

Hinduism & New Age Spirituality on Suffering What does Hinduism say about suffering? The most prominent of the six schools of Hindu philosophy is Vedanta Hinduism. It teaches that suffering comes from ignorance (maya). This view teaches that we can be freed from suffering when we recognize our oneness with the Divine. This form of Hinduism thus says […]

Suffering?

Suffering? What does Buddhism say about it?

Suffering? What does Buddhism say say about it? Why does it happen and what hope is there in the midst of it? How should we respond to the reality of suffering? Why does suffering happen? Why does suffering happen? What hope do we have in the midst of suffering? And what do the major views […]

persecution

How is being hated by the world motivating?

“You will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved” (Matthew 10:22). Wow. What an encouraging word. Not! You will be hated by a ton of people. But, if you can take it long enough, if you endure until you die… Well… Well, then […]

In the shelter of the Most High

Sunday morning in church we were looking at Luke chapter one and my attention was drawn to verse 35.  The angel said to Mary, “the power of the Most High will overshadow you.”1 This phrase brings us to Psalm 91 verse 1: “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in […]

Societal Analysis

It’s very interesting and perplexing to me that as a society we want and we are begging for and demanding what is good. We are acknowledging that things are very wrong in society. That seems to be the case no matter where you are politically, whatever side you find yourself on. We acknowledge there’s a […]

The New Testament on Suffering

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 12Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets […]

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