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Why a Good God Must Allow Suffering—Even Innocent Suffering—to Exist

To understand the necessity of suffering, we have to start with why it’s possible in the first place.

The highest purpose for which we were created was to enter into a loving relationship with the Lord and to worship him. However, that kind of relationship requires a free will choice on our part. Because love is, by nature, a choice more than an emotion, if God forced it from us, then it would cease to be love. And we can know that’s the case, in part, because otherwise there is no good reason for him to have created us with free will.

Passion of the Christ Sequel to Begin Filming in January, Report Says: It 'Seems Set in Stone'

The sequel to Mel Gibson's 2004 blockbuster movie The Passion of the Christ will begin filming in January 2024, according to a new report by a veteran Hollywood reporter.

The 6 Hymns Sung at Pastor Tim Keller's Memorial Service

Tim Keller, an influential author and pastor known for his dedication to urban ministry, died on May 19, 2023, after a years-long battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service was held at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City in his honor on Tuesday, August 15.

During the service, Keller, the long-time pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, was remembered as a humble servant and a dedicated student of God’s Word.

In an article written by the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Director Francis Collins for Christianity Today, Collins recalled asking Keller one Saturday in April near the end of his chemotherapy treatment stint at the NIH hospital if he’d like to hold an impromptu service in the hospital’s atrium. Keller said yes. Collins then asked Keller if he had any favorite hymns to suggest. Again, Keller said yes.

“Let’s sing six hymns in a particular order, because they tell the whole story of Christian faith and God’s care for us,” Collins recalled Keller saying.

Those same hymns were sung at Keller’s memorial service earlier this month.

Here are the six hymns sung at late pastor Tim Keller’s memorial service:

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5 Key Takeaways from the First Republican Debate

The leading Republican presidential candidates had a spirited back-and-forth discussion during their first debate of the 2024 election season on Wednesday despite the leading candidate – former President Donald Trump – not being on stage.

Trump’s absence gave the candidates battling for second – including Ron DeSantis, Mike Pence, Vivek Ramaswamy, Nikki Haley and Tim Scott – more time to talk. All total, eight candidates qualified and were on stage in Milwaukee, Wis.

Here are five key takeaways from the first debate:

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Jesus Calling Author Sarah Young's Health is 'Rapidly Failing,' Publisher Asks for Prayers

Sarah Young, the bestselling author known for her devotional book Jesus Calling, is experiencing “rapidly failing” health, her publisher said in a statement this week.

Tim Tebow Recalls Lesson from Devastating Loss: Jesus, Not Football, Is 'My Identity'

Sports broadcaster and author Tim Tebow says his Christian faith has helped give him the right perspective on life, including during one of the biggest losses of his collegiate career at the end of his senior year.

Oliver Anthony Credits 'Divine Intervention,' Says He Has a Message for America: Stop Dividing

Breakout country star Oliver Anthony says in a new video that his music does not fit neatly within political boundaries and that he is concerned about the future of the United States if citizens on the Left and the Right do not come together.

Greg Locke Destroys Dollhouse with a Bible Duct Taped to a Baseball Bat

A video of pastor Greg Locke has gone viral, showing him demolishing a dollhouse with a Bible to represent a Christian destroying "strongholds" in their life.

Test Audiences Graded Ordinary Angels Higher than Jesus Revolution: 'Unheard of,' Producer Says

A producer behind a new movie from the makers of Jesus Revolution says the upcoming release will illustrate the "gospel in action" and urge Christians to be good Samaritans in their own neighborhoods.