A Broken Hallelujah: What has Christmas to do with Suffering?

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Dec 23, 2016 1:29:28 PM

Love is not a victory march. It’s a cold and it’s a broken hallelujah. -Leonard Cohen

 By Barbara Comito, Director of Marketing

A young friend asked me the other day, “What do you say to someone who doesn’t believe in God because his past has been so wretched he doesn’t see any possibility for the existence of God?”

How could God – being, as we Christians claim, both all-good and all-powerful – allow for such tremendous suffering?

 

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Jesus Came to Comfort Those Who Mourn

Posted by Phil Altmeyer, Executive Director Jan 2, 2015 8:30:00 AM

Editor's note: This is the fourth post in a special Christmas devotional series, focusing on Isaiah 61:1-3. You may also want to read the introduction, "A Front Row Seat to Holiness;" part 1, "What's the 'G' in UGM?"; part 2, "Recovery: a Story of Brokenness and Healing;" and part 3, "Jesus Came to Proclaim Freedom for the Captives."

And provide for those who grieve

By Phil Altmeyer, UGM Executive Director

“To comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion – to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning.” Isaiah 61:2-3

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Recovery: a story of brokenness and healing

Posted by Barbara Comito, Marketing Director Dec 19, 2014 3:34:50 PM

Editor's note: This is the third post in a special Advent devotional series, focusing on Isaiah 61:1-3. You may also want to read the introduction, "A Front Row Seat to Holiness" and part 1, "What's the 'G' in UGM?"

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