Princesses, Past and Present
Like her two sisters before her, Female Offspring Unit #3 was in the homecoming court this last Friday night. She looked beautiful and her sisters were there to support and root. Mrs. Blather and yours truly were very proud.
The Problem of Evil
You my recall my series of posts a few months ago titled, “Tragedy: The Mother of All Bad Theology.” (Here, here and here.) They were built around the observation that the Church’s ham-handed handling of “the problem of evil” and cartoonish conceptions of God’s sovereignty are turning an entire generation off to the gospel. I was reminded of that when I read this little tidbit about the late Steve Jobs:
When Jobs was 13, he saw starving children on the cover of Life magazine. He asked his Sunday school teacher if God knew what would happen to the children. After that he never returned to church and he never went back to Christianity.