To some degree, we’ve all been there.

The late night phone call that changed everything. A doctor’s diagnosis that stopped you dead in your tracks. A casual trip to Dairy Queen that ended with the death of a child. A summer thunderstorm that that spawned a tornado and devastated a community. A school shooting. The earthquake in Haiti. That morning years ago when the World Trade Center disappeared.

Why would God allow this to happen?

Phillip Yancey,  author of “The Question That Never Goes Away“,  looks at some of the common themes that often accompany tragedy:

Why did God allow this?

What can I do to help my suffering friend?

The importance of community

Why, God?

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