Category Archives: Anger at God

Dear Stephen Fry, I like you, from God

Stephen old boy. God here – you know, the Almighty one, the Alpha and Omega, the LORD – or ‘the Maniac’ if you prefer. 😉 Forgive me for popping up unannounced – dreadfully rude. (The poor chap whose blog I’ve … Continue reading

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On shutting out the light

I am the great sun, but you do not see me, I am your husband, but you turn away… (Charles Causley) Last time I was asking how we’d respond if the worst were to happen. Would we hate God forever? … Continue reading

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When the very worst happens

In recent posts I’ve been looking at questions around God’s leading and speaking, and God’s plans for our lives. But what happens when everything appears to have gone completely wrong, awry, off course? What are we to do when the … Continue reading

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The Philippines typhoon, John Tavener and the problem of pain

I’ve been half-consciously avoiding blogging about the Philippines typhoon. What else can anyone say that hasn’t been said? How can we express the sadness and awfulness of it all, and the helplessness and even guilt which we comfortable western watchers … Continue reading

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Madeleine McCann and the character of God

I approach this post with considerable caution and trepidation. One, because this is not a theoretical situation but real people’s lives. Two, because I have no direct personal relation to the situation and know nothing but what I’ve seen in … Continue reading

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Faith and the absence of God

Faith and the absence of God Is faith the magic quantity that prevents bad stuff from happening? Or is it the quality that enables us to survive and grow when bad stuff does happen? Is faith what guarantees us a … Continue reading

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The Sandy Hook tragedy: a response

I meant to be posting about the Virgin Birth, but some current events are so terrible that they need to be acknowledged. My thoughts and prayers genuinely are with those affected. I cry out to God. I have primary-school-age kids. … Continue reading

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Is God homicidal?

How do Christians square Old Testament bloodshed with the God who is Love? In my last post I ranted about the awfulness of atrocities depicted in the Old Testament, and questioned the character of the God who seemed to approve … Continue reading

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Hating the God you love (and loving the God you hate)

I’ve written before about swearing at God, and getting angry with God. But what do you do when, as a Christian, you feel passionate hatred and even revulsion towards God? I see myself as a worshipper; a longing for God … Continue reading

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