Author Archives: Dr. Robert

About Dr. Robert

I am married to Janet and we have four children. I am active in Grace church in Racine, Wisconsin and serve there in leadership and teaching . I have been an internist for 30 years and keep busy by taking care of a full load of patients. On the side, I like to write, coach, mentor, spend time with my family just hangin' out, and help take care of our two dogs; a rusty colored Golden Retriever named Finley and a Bernese named Sadie'.

Different responses to the Reason for Suffering; including God’s View

Why is there suffering in the world? The answer is quite simple really, but the not simply understood. The book of Job  in the Old Testament of the Bible is to be our TEACHER about the subject of suffering. As … Continue reading

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The Problem of Suffering

The last few blogs dealt with Illness and Sickness. Now we must move into the bigger arena of suffering and sorrow and how to make sense of tragedy, if we ever can. Think about your personal response to suffering in … Continue reading

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What can we learn practically  from sickness and the coronavirus?

As an infection specialist for over 30 years, I have learned a lot about germs and the diseases they impart on humans—from mono to E. coli to HIV to septic shock to meningitis and flu. Now we have coronavirus, just … Continue reading

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Did God  create sickness and the coronavirus?  What Good is it?

Originally, our world was created by God and called “good” (re-read Genesis 1).  The Bible says that something came into the world which has dethroned mankind from our original position and stripped us of our privileges. And what was “that … Continue reading

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Sickness and pain are universal

“If you don’t believe your cancer is designed for you by God, you will waste it.”  -John Piper As a practicing internist, I have seen my share of sickness and pain over the last three decades– cancer, strokes, heart attacks, … Continue reading

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Jesus himself teaches us about the existence of hell, did you know that?

What Jesus teaches about hell– Jesus taught us a lot about the subject of hell especially in the Gospel of Matthew. Do you believe that the Bible is true? I hope so. If not, these words will fall on deaf … Continue reading

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Hell; a real place to spend forever

Introduction– in a recent Gallop poll, 53% of Americans believe in hell. (47% of Americans don’t believe in hell). This percent goes down dramatically when the people are highly educated or wealthy.   In Sweden, only 17% believe in hell; France-22%, … Continue reading

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