Hard to believe? Of course it is, even for some Christians. But we continue to live by faith. And so until the day that Christ returns and our faith is completely vindicated, we are to cling to this Gospel and preach it. Its truth and the acts of kindness and mercy it inspires are the only alternative to the abyss of despair.
So Christians now have an opportunity to help the victims of the tsunami, the suffering masses in
For further reading and information:
Partial list of organizations ministering to tsunami victims: World Relief ; World Vision ; Youth for Christ Asia/Pacific ; Compassion International ; Salvation Army ; Catholic Relief Services ; Samaritan?s Purse ; International Aid ; Habitat for Humanity in India ; National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka .
Visit this website to see what groups are doing in southeast Asia to aid victims.
Learn more about U.S. support for earthquake and tsunami victims at the White House website.
?Child Sponsors needed for tsunami hit areas ,? Mission Network News.
David Brooks, ? A Time to Mourn ,? New York Times,
David B. Hart, ? Tremors of Doubt ,? Wall Street Journal,
Mark Steyn, ? On tsunami?s shore ,? Washington Times,
Daniel Henninger, ? Why We Need Politics: The tsunami?s sorrows will need more than pity ,? Wall Street Journal,
Cal Thomas, ? God and suffering ,? Townhall.com,
Michael Novak, ? Blaming God First ,? National Review Online,
Rob Moll and Ted Olsen, ? Tsunami Weblog: The World Seeks Meaning ,? Christianity Today,
Dean Yates and Tomi Soetjipto, ? Rescue choppers cheered in Aceh, children suffer ,? Reuters,
Patrick Lannin and Stephen Brown, ? Tsunami victims prey to crime from Asia to Europe ,? Reuters,
?Traffickers threaten Aceh orphans ,? CNN,
?Christians ready to reach closed Muslim countries with Christ?s love ,? Mission Network News.
See the ?Worldview for Parents? page ? Where Did Evil Come From? ?
Daniel Sarewitz and Roger A. Pielke, Jr., ? Rising Tide: The Tsunami?s Real Cause ,? New Republic, 6 January 2005.
Allen Hertzke, Freeing God?s Children (Rowman & Littlefield, 2004).
Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey, The Problem of Evil (Tyndale, 1999).