Exquisite Fellowship

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings.” Philippians 3: 10 As fellow sufferers, our communion with each other in our common ground warms us. But even more significantly, when we suffer we may have fellowship with the greatest sufferer in history, who is …

Golden Silence

I wonder if Job’s “friends” had ever personally sat at the Sufferers’ Club table. If they had never been exposed to their own “valley of shadows,” it’s no wonder that they were limited in their ability to relate to his. They started out well when they “sat on the ground with him for seven days …

“Suffer Well”

A good theology of suffering teaches us not to waste our sorrows, but to sidle up as close as we can to the heart of Jesus as we endure our pains. While I’d rather sound like Elijah than Eeyore when I pray, the “positive confession” can sometimes be more spiritualistic than spiritual. I want to …