“We’re Going On a Bear Hunt” (Or Why We Need a Better Theology of Suffering)

We're going on a bear hunt.We're going to catch a big one.What a beautiful day!We're not scared.Uh-oh!Mud! Thick oozy mud.We can't go over it.We can't go under it.Oh no! We've got to go through it! We probably read this book to our kids dozens if not hundreds of times. This family goes on a walk …

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Wilderness #3: Walking with God in the Wilderness

Pastor J.D. Greear tells this story: “I once told a group of interns at our church that if they ever had days when they couldn’t feel God’s closeness, experiencing regular waves of His pleasure and mercy wash over their souls, that was proof they weren’t really saved. You should have seen the looks on their …

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