Are Christians promised a life free from suffering? If not, how should we respond when trouble comes our way?

The team considers suffering and the place of lament in the life of the Christian. Is it wrong or sinful to lament? What should one say to God when going through the valley of the shadow?

Scripture has the answer! The Psalms especially are full of instruction on how to praise God in our lament, and offer hope in the “vale of tears” that life on earth can be.

Settle in for a deep conversation, and take note of the place the Lord has provided for His suffering children, and the witness they bring to other members of the body.

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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Monday, June 03, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Put this on your list of summer reads!

Posted on Friday, May 17, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian
Posted on Thursday, May 09, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

The complementarian argument needs to do better.

Posted on Thursday, May 02, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Oh wait, that wasn't a thing then. And it was a patriarchal culture. Really makes me think. And as my friend Anna says, rethink.

Posted on Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Terry Johnson may not understand the greatness of Jethro Tull but his new book shows that he grasps the greatness of the biblical, orthodox, classical doctrine of God.

Posted on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Serene Jones offers a joyless, hopeless alternative to her caricature of orthodox Christianity

Posted on Sunday, April 14, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The Psalms of ancient Israel are -- and always have been -- the liturgical spiritual lifeblood of all Christians, everywhere.

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Lester Bangs got it right.

Posted on Wednesday, April 03, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Teaching doctrine must open students' eyes to the doxology which drove dogmatic formulation.

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Barry York offers a constructive response to my Den Dulk lectures.

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »