Is God Good?

We take it for granted that God is "good" (all the time). And by good, we mean loving, kind, compassionate, forgiving, merciful, perhaps just, tender, gentle, graceful, and tame. Predictable. If God is all of these, then God is good. I have a problem with the assumption that we know what is good, and that … Continue reading Is God Good?


Sermon–April 3, 2011–Lent 4A

Fourth Sunday in Lent B 1 Samuel 16:1-13 Psalm 23 Ephesians 5:8-14 John 9:1-41 Preached at Hope Lutheran Church, Columbus, OH, as part of my Ministry in Context. Why do bad things happen to good people? It is one of the hardest questions I have ever had to deal with. It has caused me enormous … Continue reading Sermon–April 3, 2011–Lent 4A