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Outreach to People with Mental Illness

Outreach to People with Mental Illness

He Knows Our Pain

He Knows Our Pain

God’s grace is sufficient, even for the sadness of a stillbirth.
Comfort for Women Who Have Had a Miscarriage

Comfort for Women Who Have Had a Miscarriage

Writing with pastoral concern, (Rev. Dr. Martin) Luther points out that a miscarriage — where it is not due to deliberate carelessness ...
Where Do God’s People Find Comfort in the Suicide of a Non-Christian?

Where Do God’s People Find Comfort in the Suicide of a Non-Christian?

When a non-believer commits suicide, it can lead to sadness, anger, and many difficult questions for their friends and loved ones. How ...
Bible Study — Gospel Relief for the Despairing

Bible Study — Gospel Relief for the Despairing

If you have served in the parish for any period, you have ministered to someone suffering from a sense of hopelessness. This study may ...
The Problem of Suffering

The Problem of Suffering

It is hopeful to say that our suffering is from God, for then we know to whom we must turn is good and omnipotent and will turn our tears into joy in heaven. This is the theology of the cross.
Surprised by Suffering

Surprised by Suffering

Martin Luther once wrote: “Without trials ... a person can know neither Scripture nor faith, nor can he fear and love God. If he has never suffered, he cannot understand what hope is.”
How Long?

How Long?

We ask, “How long will you defend the unjust, O God, and show favor to the wicked?” God points to the cross and says: “As long as I ...
Ethics and Suffering

Ethics and Suffering

 How are Christians to respond to this shift in the ethics of medicine today? The path that seems most appropriate is to begin with ...