This is an academic, research-based paper, but it was created to help Christians deal with the pain of loss, despair, depression, lack of hope or faith, separation or divorce, loneliness, or just feeling like God isn't there for you anymore. All of us go through tough times in life, but as Christians, we have a hope and a future if we turn to God during this time.
In these interviews, Dr. Robin Parry talks with us about the importance of a Trinitarian approach to worship, the role of lament in the Psalms and in Christian life, the role of Israel in salvation history, and the possibility of universal salvation.
Severe earthquakes struck Christchurch in 2010–2011. For many people, the city and life they knew has gone, but they are not yet able to move forward – they are stuck in-between. In this moving collection of psalms, poems and haiku, Methodist minister Mark Gibson tells their story.
"The poems are like the bizarre, hybrid-mutant animals slithering around the island of Dr. Moreau—cross-breeds of humor, whimsy, sharp intelligence, and deep—near unspeakable—sadness." Jennifer L. Knox
At the center of the Bible is the book of Psalms. This great symphony of songs and prayers expresses the heart and soul of humanity. In them, the whole range of human experiences is expressed. The psalmists confess their sins, express their doubts and fears, ask God for help, and praise and worship him. Use these devotionals as personal enrichment, class discussion starters or prayer tools.