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A Conference for Northern California Churches
March 5-7, 2020
Hosted at Redwood Chapel
19300 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA

Dr. David Eckman


Becoming What God Intended Ministries

Pleasanton, CA


Senior Lecturer, Becoming What God Intended Ministries, Pleasanton, CA

2020 Workshop

Counseling: Tears to Diamonds Part 2: How the Tragedies of Life Are Meaningfully Addressed by the Bible

3/7/2020 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. Room: Heritage Room

Life’s tragedies are often used as a reason for rejecting the kind and compassionate God of the Bible. Within the Bible such tragedies have a profound place and meaning. On the one hand, the Bible does explain why tragedies happen and their purpose. On the other, the Bible also explains how dealing with them in a healthy way becomes a way in which we can participate in the life of Christ.

Tragedy to be understood has to be placed within the great dimensions of God’s plan of the ages and also within God’s deep love for the individual. Part 2 will emphasize tragedy as a major part of God’s permissive plan, and also an opportunity to participate significantly within that plan.