God sent Hurricane Sandy

Benjamin God & Faith, Life on Planet Earth

The awesome power of nature should make us tremble. The photographs of Hurricane Sandy’s recent visit to the United States remind us of that power: rivers running through city streets, homes destroyed, buildings torn apart, and beaches moved about. I firmly believe that there are only two ways to see a hurricane, just as there are only two ways to …

Jesus has cast down the mighty from their thrones (2)

Benjamin Life on Planet Earth

part 1 ( Part 2 ) part 3 – part 4 – part 5 In the centuries before Christ, the Middle East was dominated by empires and their armies, who used their learning and prosperity to conquer cities and collect their wealth. Politics at that time was nasty, and rebellions were crushed with horrifying brutality. On the other hand, taxes …

The God who made this world

Benjamin God & Faith, Life on Planet Earth

In a previous post, I wrote about the Christian concept of God as the eternal source of all being, and later I wrote about our Christian idea of God as a creator who loves His creatures and who enters into relationship with us. It might be a little startling to think of God that way but it is also very …