If there is a God, why do we suffer? Why do some suffer while others don’t?
Editor’s note: Timothy Keller is senior pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York and author of The New York Times best-selling book “The Reason for God.” His book for church leaders, “Center Church,” will be published in September.
By Timothy Keller, Special to CNN
(CNN)–When I was diagnosed with cancer, the question “Why me?” was a natural one.
Later, when I survived but others with the same kind of cancer died, I also had to ask, “Why me?”
Suffering and death seem random, senseless.
The recent Aurora, Colorado, shootings — in which some people were spared and others lost — is the latest, vivid example of this, but there are plenty of others every day: from casualties in the Syria uprising to victims of accidents on American roads. Tsunamis, tornadoes, household accidents — the list is long.
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Ligonier Ministries just announced their internet radio station RefNet. The online radio station will stream broadcasts from Ligonier Ministries. It will also include broadcasts from Alister Begg, John MacArthur, John Piper, Albert Mohler and other.
Most of these are broadcasts that you can find in podcasts. But not everyone like to or knows how to listen to podcasts. I listen to these broadcasts on podcast occasionally but I’m also happy about it being in streaming radio format. Many times I have the radio streaming in the back while working on the computer.
Read more about it on Ligonier