Another strong earthquake shook Japan today, just one month after the devastating March 11 quake.
- April 07, 2011 |
The best-laid plans couldn’t prepare for a trio of simultaneous disasters: quake, tsunami, and a nuclear power plant in meltdown.
- March 25, 2011 |
Life’s tragedies are unpredictable. How can we face the unthinkable?
- March 25, 2011 |
Great suffering and horrific natural disasters point to the problem that theologians call theodicy, a kind of defense of divine justice in the face of what men perceive to be physical or moral evil.
- March 23, 2011 |
Natural disasters like the earthquake in Japan do not need to be placed in the context of a judgment from God. But if earthquakes are not God’s specific judgment on a specific people, then what is God’s purpose?
- March 21, 2011 |
Even if Japan avoids a catastrophic meltdown, the failures at some of its nuclear reactors deal a blow to the nuclear power industry worldwide.
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Tragedy can happen to any one of us, and everything we have ever known may be gone. What would you be left with and how are you going to live your life differently as a result?
As I watch the horrible images from Japan unfold, I can't help but think about the story of another earthquake told in 1 Kings 19...
Christianity and Japan have not mixed well over the centuries. But relief work presents the Japanese people with the Gospel in a new, culturally significant way.
For almost a week after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Susan Morrison couldn't reach her mother, who lives just outside the hardest-hit region.
Of all the questions being asked in the wake of the Japanese tsunami, one was entirely predictable. But it’s the wrong one to ask.
- March 16, 2011 |
Christians in Japan are looking for survivors and assessing damage to church buildings after Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
The faith-crisis questions broached by the Japan tragedy cause me to remember my own faith-crisis after the Indonesian Tsunami of 2004.
Many millions are suffering at this moment. May we, the Church, serve God well by serving them.
It wasn’t just the shaking that frightened Matt Murton on Friday afternoon in Kobe, Japan. Nor was it the swaying from his 19th-floor high-rise apartment.
Even a little person can make a big difference. As Japan's disaster recovery unfolds, there are sure to be abundant lessons that will be relevant to children's hearts.
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Christian organizations and missionaries in Japan are already busy coordinating relief efforts while international groups wait to get inside the country.
The people of Japan are now on our hearts. We must pray for them even as we do all within our power to help.