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A La Carte (5/21)

The Goodness of God and the Reality of Evil - Dr. Mohler reflects on the tornado in Oklahoma: “Every thoughtful person must deal with the problem of evil. Evil acts and tragic events come to us all in this vale of tears known as human life. The problem of evil and suffering is undoubtedly the greatest theological challenge we face.”

The Mystery of Suffering and Sovereignty - Sam Storms, who pastors in Oklahoma City, also reflects on the tragedy.

Christian Adoption - John Piper responds to some recent criticisms of evangelical adoptions with a series of disavowals and affirmations.

14 Ways to Use the Bible - Here is a list of 14 ways to use the Bible.

Complaining to God - R.C. Sproul provides an answer to this question: “Is it Ever Legitimate to Complain to God or to Express Anger to God?”

Sanctification by Time Travel - “The Bible encourages us to spiritual time travel. The believer uses faith to transport herself into the future, a spiritual experience that has significant sanctifying impact on the present (2 Peter 3:11). And in Romans 6, the believer uses faith to transport himself back in time, again with significant present impact.”

The saints are chastened and the sinners are enriched: this is no small trial of faith. —C.H. Spurgeon

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