Tag Archives: Kansas City Star

Getting to the Heart of the Jovan Belcher Tragedy

JovanBelcher“WHY?” was the single-word lead headline in the Sports page of Sunday’s Kansas City Star.  This past week-end the Kansas City community was rocked by the murder-suicide involving Jovan Belcher, a starting linebacker on the Chief’s football team.  Continue reading


Filed under Adversity

What Does the Bible Say About Capital Punishment?

The Kansas City Star in Saturday’s weekly column, Voices of Faith, led with the headline and question “Most religions say killing is wrong so is the death penalty also wrong?” Continue reading


Filed under Culture, Uncategorized

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Have you ever taken some medication that promises wonderful results to alleviate some pain or problem?  But there is a warning that says “possible side effects.”  Isn’t life a lot like that? 

One on hand life is full of joy. Pleasure.  Adventure.  Exhilaration.  Enchantment. Excitement. 

But there are some side effects!  Like pain. Suffering. Heartbreak.  Disappointment.  Broken relationships.  And death.  Continue reading


Filed under God, Suffering

Where’s God When I Need Him?

“God didn’t help me in a crisis, so has he let me down?” 

This question was asked by a Kansas City Star reader.  On Saturday the Star has a column “Voices of Faith.”  The questions are answered by a panel of religious leaders.  Two different men answered that question.  Continue reading


Filed under God, Prayer