My good friend, Robert Johnson, is doing an Easter week series on his web site, www.practicingtheology.com. The series is called "The 3 Nails", and it's been really good so far. Robert asked me to write an article answering the question, "Is suffering a guarantee in the Christian life?" In short, my answer is "yes." If you'd like to read the longer version of my answer, check out the article here.