“The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD” (Job 1:21b).
The daughters of two well-known theologians recently died, and both theologians publicly reflected on the tragic events. One is an Arminian, and one is a Calvinist:
- Ben Witherington (an Arminian), “What Good Grief Looks Like When a Daughter Dies: Walking the Way of Grace in the Midst of My Grief” (April 11, 2012)
- Fred Zaspel (a Calvinist), “Reflections on the Loss of Our Daughter” (November 13, 2013)
(HT: Tony Reinke)
Losing a daughter in the prime of her life must be unimaginably painful! But my jaw dropped when I read what Ben Witherington asserts about Job 1:21 (bullet points added):