‘Natural Disasters’ Archive

Jesus’ Theology of Earthquakes April 19, 2010 1 Comment

It has been more than a week since the Easter Sunday Mexicali earthquake, but better late than never. Many of us have thought, or, frankly, even hoped, that natural calamities would mainly fall on sinners.  A famous verse came out of the San Francisco earthquake:

A Theology of Earthquakes and Culture February 12, 2010 5 Comments

After the Haiti earthquake, Pat Robertson declared that the earthquake was punishment for Haiti’s voodoo culture.  How does he know?  And is it any of his business?  Pronouncements of this sort, I believe, fall into the category of “taking the name of the Lord in vain,” a commandment often misunderstood to be about what you […]