I’ve been offering my tangled knots of questions and memories as prayers.
Bethany Sollereder explores different approaches to understanding suffering—and enacts one.
Les soirées de Saint-Pétersbourg has often been dismissed as propaganda. It isn’t.
They both resist easy answers to the problem of suffering.
Talking about God in the face of wounds that won’t go away
by Shelly Rambo
The “Jesus asleep in the boat during a terrible storm” story has always seemed unfair to me. I feel for the disciples when they wake him; they are understandably angry that he doesn’t seem to care that they are about to die. I’d be just as angry at Jesus for appearing so calm in the midst of real danger.
The disciples are uncomfortable that Jesus is not acting according to the category of “concerned friend,” much less “messiah”—so they kind of yell at him. And when it comes down to it, who hasn’t yelled at God during the storms of life?