"Yet another pastor committed suicide. But this time, he was my close friend. And so I keep asking myself: How do I make sense of this? After all, this seasoned pastor wasn’t a phony Saul (1 Sam. 31:4). He was a genuine believer whose life bore much fruit. He wasn’t a guilt-ridden Judas (Mt. 27:5). He loved Jesus and understood Christ’s atonement; he had sound theology. Neither does it seem like he was running away from scandal. So how can I understand this shocking tragedy?"