Articles related to Natural Disasters


How to Find Healing in the Shadow of Iniquity
How to Find Healing in the Shadow of Iniquity

By: Gary Furr
Battered by three devastating storms and now a senseless act of violence, our nation has lost beautiful and productive lives. We need laws, but more than that, we need transformation of the human heart.

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Does Everything Really Happen for a Reason?
Does Everything Really Happen for a Reason?

By: Molly T. Marshall
The Bible teaches that suffering is instructive. However, it does not suggest that that there is divine purpose behind every natural cataclysm. Horrific events are part of a groaning, unfinished creation.

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A Butterfly's Lesson About the Resilient Human Spirit
A Butterfly's Lesson About the Resilient Human Spirit

By: Michael Helms
Like the fragile butterfly that somehow survives a powerful storm, the human spirit resolves to pick up and rebuild when disasters strike. We reach out to our neighbors, share what we have with one another and start again.

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Respond to Events Beyond Your Control with Love
Respond to Events Beyond Your Control with Love

By: Guy Sayles
Terrorist attacks. Hurricanes and tornadoes. Sudden health scares. Life will constantly remind you that you have little control, but you can control your response to what happens to you.

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3 Ways to Involve Your Kids in Disaster Relief Efforts
3 Ways to Involve Your Kids in Disaster Relief Efforts

By: Christina Embree
Hurricanes. Floods. Fires. Families who have lost everything. Our kids see all of this on the news and want to help. The worst answer you can give is to say "Nothing." Here are 3 ways to involve your children.

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7 Lessons When Storms Devastate Our Communities
7 Lessons When Storms Devastate Our Communities

By: Barry Howard
Destructive storms disrupt and uproot communities, often causing massive damages and casualties. However, we can learn valuable lessons to rebuild after the storms pass. Here are seven.

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Answering Your Kids' Questions About Nepal Earthquake
Answering Your Kids' Questions About Nepal Earthquake

By: Christina Embree
As news of Nepal's devastating earthquake floods all forms of media, your children will hear about it and turn to you for help, advice and processing. Here are 4 things you can do.

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Don't Blame God for Natural Disasters' Death Tolls
Don't Blame God for Natural Disasters' Death Tolls

By: Vinoth Ramachandra
When earthquakes and other natural disasters strike poor nations, some blame the high death tolls on the fall of man. The blame falls to corruption and incompetence that fails to protect the poor.

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In Hurricane's Wake, Baptists Provide Shelter, Aid
In Hurricane's Wake, Baptists Provide Shelter, Aid
Baptists working through the Baptist World Alliance provided shelter and aid to those caught in the wake of Hurricane Isaac as it moved through the Caribbean and the United States.
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Crane Topples at National Cathedral
WASHINGTON (RNS) A 500-foot crane toppled over next to the Washington National Cathedral, adding to the earthquake damage that the crane was brought in to fix.
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Catholics Pitch In to Repair National Cathedral
WASHINGTON (RNS) The Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is donating $25,000 to help repair the Washington National Cathedral.
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Bachmann’s Prophecy, Joke or Not, Has Lots of Company
(RNS) Bachmann is facing a flood of criticism for suggesting, perhaps in jest, that God sent Hurricane Irene and the East Coast earthquake.
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Pastor Probes `Where Was God?’ in Katrina
(RNS) Katrina brought in its wake untold property damage and emotional distress to New Orleans and the Gulf Coast, but also something deeper.
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Rabbis Distribute Special Shabbat Guidelines for Hurricane
NEW YORK (RNS) Observant Jews are permitted to sidestep traditional Sabbath rules on electronics and listen to the radio as Hurricane Irene bears down.
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Quake-damaged National Cathedral Faces Millions in Repairs
WASHINGTON (RNS) The iconic Washington National Cathedral, already struggling with financial problems, faces millions of dollars in repair costs.
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Spanish Quake's Damage Includes Baptist Churches
Spanish Quake's Damage Includes Baptist Churches
An earthquake that killed nine people and left thousands sleeping in emergency tents in southeastern Spain also damaged Baptist churches and left many of its members homeless.
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Power of Community Can Address Hunger, Poverty
Power of Community Can Address Hunger, Poverty
When natural disasters strike, communities are quick to help their neighbors. That's humanity at its best. What will it take for us to respond to the "slow-motion" tragedies of hunger, lack of health care and loneliness?
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Does God Send Natural Disasters When Angered?
Does God Send Natural Disasters When Angered?
We ascribe to God a terrible anger that lashes out from time to time in the form of natural disasters. God is angered by our sinfulness, and a price must be paid. But another portrait of God is found in the Bible.
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Poll: Most Americans Don’t blame God for Natural Disasters
(RNS) We may never know why bad things happen to good people, but most Americans reject the idea that natural disasters are divine punishment.
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Churches in Japan Devastated by Earthquake
TOKYO (RNS/ENInews) Christians in Japan are looking for survivors and assessing damage to church buildings.
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Compassion Guided Slain Medical Volunteers in Afghanistan
Compassion Guided Slain Medical Volunteers in Afghanistan
Ten volunteer medical workers providing health care in northeast Afghanistan were ambushed and killed. Whatever their private religious views, they shared a sense of compassion, duty and a desire to serve.
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Why is Pat Robertson So Quick to Condemn Haiti?
Why is Pat Robertson So Quick to Condemn Haiti?
The earthquake in Haiti will certainly not be the first time that we look around us and wonder why evil triumphs. But why are some Christians, like Pat Robertson, so quick to condemn in the name of God?
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The Preacher's Role During Natural Disasters
The Preacher's Role During Natural Disasters
Pat Robertson's callous comments about Haiti triggered one columnist to demand that God be left out of the discussion. However, preachers play a vital role in times of natural disasters.
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