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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?