Paul Nisly opens Chapter 11 of Sweeping Up the Heart: A Father’s Lament for His Daughter with Psalm 88 and Isaiah 43. Then he turns to three questions; Should believers suffer? Where is God when we suffer? Why does God suffer?
Last week I began the 2012 series with Entering Lent: “I Want” in Higher Education. As you may remember, Kent Annan’s “After Shock” saturated my 2011 Lenten reflection. With Kent’s recent visit to South Central PA and the deep chord which “I Want” struck not only with me, but also a number of the students with whom I watched it, I wondered if my 2012 reflections would largely draw from his earlier book “Following Jesus Through the Eye of the Needle” (InterVarsity Press, 2009). Although this may still occur, on Friday I began reading a new book.