This past Sunday, in our wonderful little church, our pastor stood up and dealt with the hardest questions the previous week dealt. None, perhaps, more jarring than this one – why didn’t the killer’s gun simply jam during his killing rampage at Virginia Tech? He had known of people saved from death before a firing squad because guns wouldn’t fire. Why hadn’t such a simple thing happened at Norris Hall?

As I sat there listening to his speak, I kept waiting for that single answer – the explanation for God’s ways… it didn’t, of course, come. What came instead was something deeper and stronger and better… the recognition of suffering, the acknowledgment of deep questions, the context of God’s story as told through the ages…go here to listen and click on the podcast “Questions that define us.”

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