Rebecca Stark is the author of The Good Portion: God, the second title in The Good Portion series, a series written to encourage women to immerse themselves in the depths of Christian doctrine.

The Good Portion — God explores what Scripture teaches about God in hopes that readers will see his perfection, worth, magnificence, and beauty as they study his triune nature, infinite attributes, and wondrous works. 

Rebecca also blogs at Out of the Ordinary.


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Round the Sphere Again: God's Sovereignty

Over Suffering
D. A. Carson gives a talk answering the question, “How could a good God allow suffering?” (video). HT: Justin Taylor

A few years ago I posted notes from a two-lecture series by Dr. Carson on the same subject. The two lectures are very similar to the video, so much so that those old notes would serve for it, too: 

For more on God and suffering, here’s a list of books and articles to read (Daily on My Way to Heaven).

I know I mention this subject frequently, but I’m convinced it’s important to deal with the question of God’s relationship to the suffering in the world before you’ve had much of it. Every believer need to prepare for suffering so that they can keep on trusting God in the midst of it. 

Over Everything
A list (Justin Taylor). 

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Reader Comments (2)

Rebecca, we are on the same page today! I also blogged about other resources (books and articles) that deal with suffering and affliction. - I will definitely link to this entry too-

I could not agree more with you when you say "Every believer need to prepare for suffering so they’re not brought up short by it." So true.

May God be our strength in time of need and our song in times of peace.

You must have come along as I was still editing.... :)

I was, coincidentally, adding your link to the post. I saw it on twitter as I was tweeting my post.

October 19, 2011 | Registered Commenterrebecca

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