What would George do? (part 8)

G. H. Morling on suffering and grace In my previous post, I suggested that G. H. Morling cultivated an almost child-like faith in divine providence, benevolence and mercy; that with human freedom comes the potential for suffering; and that one should accept suffering as discipline or chastisement, use it as an opportunity for growth, and …

What would George do? (part 7)

G. H. Morling on suffering, providence and prayer   In my previous post, I discussed some aspects of Morling’s thought on suffering and divine providence. In this post, I want to look at his reflections on human freedom, experience, and prayer for healing and deliverance from suffering – and how these themes relate to the …

What would George do? (Part 5)

G. H. Morling on further purposes of suffering   Not all suffering in our world can be assigned a purpose; nor, arguably, should it be. One problem in searching for purposive explanations of suffering, in contrast to causative purposes, is that so much is left to the imagination. For example, we may identify clear evidence-based …