April 15, 1912. In the wee hours of the morning, hundreds of panicked souls faced inevitable death in the icy North Atlantic waters as the most fantastic luxury liner ever built broke apart and sank beneath the placid surface. Though the R. M. S. Titanic never completed her maiden voyage, the doomed ship and her passengers quickly became the stuff of legend.

One hundred years later, a new kind of disaster threatens Titanic. (more…)

Human Disease

Every day I use an inhaler to control asthma symptoms. Since childhood I’ve struggled with asthma and although a cure does not yet exist, I can’t help yearning for a day when this weight will be lifted from my lungs.

Disease touches everyone. We battle chronic illnesses, like asthma or diabetes. We pray for triumph over cancer. Every flu season we wait hours in line, hoping there will be enough vaccine to go around. Sometimes we watch as loved ones fall under the shadow of Alzheimer’s. And sometimes we send gifts to help children orphaned by AIDS.

Why does God allow disease to wreak such havoc on us? Why did He even create the bacteria and viruses responsible for many diseases? (more…)

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