God and natural disasters

On my first visit to Nepal in 1989, I was appalled at the grinding poverty in which the vast majority of its citizens lived. At the same time, hundreds of thousands of tourists from all over the rich world came to trek, climb the Himalayas or seek some variation of private nirvana.… Read the article

My day in court with Azmi Sharom

Yesterday, for the first time in about twenty years I was in a courtroom. The last time, I was a defendant. This time the defendant was Professor Azmi Sharom of Universiti Malaya and I was in the gallery. Azmi teaches law. He also writes witty commentaries on local events and English football.… Read the article

GOD IN THE PSALMS: STUDY 90

57. GOD’S NATIONS, KINGS AND RULERS (2) We continue our study on God’s nations, Kings and Rulers. 2. GOD’S KINGS a) The Kings Of The Earth Take Their Stand 2:2 The Kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the Lord and against his Anointed One.… Read the article

GOD IN THE PSALMS: STUDY 89

57. GOD’S NATIONS, KINGS AND RULERS (1) The word ‘nations’ is mentioned at least 75 times in the Psalms. Note that the teaching about God’s nations is very varied. 1. GOD’S NATIONS a) Proclaim Among The Nations 9:11 Sing praises to the Lord, enthroned in Zion; proclaim among the nations what he has done.… Read the article

GOD IN THE PSALMS: STUDY 88

56. GOD’S WORLD AND PEOPLE (2) We continue our study on God’s world and people. 2. GOD’S PEOPLE The word ‘people’ is mentioned at least 95 times in the Psalms. a) May God’s Blessing Be On His People 3:8 From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.… Read the article

GOD IN THE PSALMS: STUDY 87

56. GOD’S WORLD AND PEOPLE (1) 1. GOD WILL JUDGE THE WORLD 9:8 He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice. 2. MEN OF THIS WORLD 17:14 O Lord, by your hand save me from such men, from men of this world whose reward is in this life.… Read the article