Wednesday, May 22, 2013

An Act of God?

Since the devastating tornado tore through Moore, Oklahoma Monday afternoon, we have seen the grim pictures of destruction and debris and watched the interviews with many of the survivors. The commentators have added their thoughts and a few preacher types have interpreted this event as some form of God's judgment. Those who have suffered such traumatic loss are either blaming God or praising God, depending on their own theological bent. Is it God who sent the storm or God who preserves us through the storm? Is it both or is it neither? Are natural disasters always acts of God?

I reflected on this question awhile back when the volcano erupted in Iceland while I was in rout to Ukraine. Here are my thoughts. I welcome yours.

An Act of God?

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