5 Questions to Ask When Discussing the Problem of Suffering

Problem of Suffering

For many people, the problem of suffering is one of the most difficult obstacles to faith. There are no easy answers to the problem suffering. But there is more to be done than just shrugging […]

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Does Evil Disprove God?

Evil

Many skeptics claim that the problem of evil is the ultimate argument against God. But is it? In this short video, Alvin Plantinga shares some helpful thoughts on this question.

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The Forgotten Part of the Problem of Evil

Apologetics and Theology

Some people claim that the problem of evil is devastating to the claims of Christianity. The problem of evil is often presented in this way. God is all powerful. God is all good. Evil exists […]

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Why Would God Allow Suffering?

The problem of evil and suffering is one of the most common objections to Christianity. Is suffering a good argument against the existence of God? In this video, William Lane Craig addresses this question.  

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Sean McDowell on Why God Allows Evil

Sean McDowell tackles the problem of evil in this short but thought provoking video. Make sure to check out his website.

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If God, Why Evil?

Apologetics Journal

Norman L. Geisler, If God, Why Evil? A New Way to Think About the Question. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2011. 173 pp. Pbk. There are many areas of apologetics that people find interesting. However, there is one […]

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If God, Why Evil?

Apologetics and Theology

Dr. Andy Bannister of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries answers the question “If God, why is there evil?”. Get Andy Bannister’s new book, The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist: USA Canada

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Suffering and the Search for Meaning

Apologetics and Theology

One of the most difficult topics for any person is that of suffering. Why do people suffer? And how do you fit belief in God into this question? People have been asking this question from […]

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When the Problem of Suffering is Not Theoretical

Suffering

One of the important areas of apologetics is that of the problem of suffering. I separate that from the problem of evil. I consider the problem of evil to be things like crime, war and […]

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God and the Boston Tragedy

Apologetics and Theology

Any Christian response to the terrible bomb attack at the Boston marathon must begin with compassion and not pious platitudes.  We must pray for those who are  injured and those who have lost loved ones. […]

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Why Did God Let This Happen?

As a parent of elementary school aged children, the recent shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut has really touched a nerve.  This is every parents’ worst nightmare.  You assume that when you […]

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C.S. Lewis on Christian Science

“Christian Scientists seem to me to be altogether too simple.  Granted that all the evils are illusions, still the existence of that illusion would be a real evil and presumably a real evil permitted by […]

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James Danaher on the Problem of Evil

The problem of evil is one of the most challenging issues, not just for Christians but for people in general.  In a recent issue of the McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry, there was an […]

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Insights into Evil from the Lord of the Rings

C.S. Lewis and Friends

Philosopher Peter Kreeft is a great fan of Tolkien and in this lecture, looks at the insights from the Lord of the Rings concerning the nature of evil.  I am not sure what Tolkien would […]

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Love and Power

I recently had a conversation with someone about what it means for God to be all-powerful and all-loving.  Since I don’t want this to be just buried in the comments section, I thought I would […]

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If God, Why Evil?

According to atheists, one of the most devastating arguments against the existence of God, especially the Christian God, is the presence of evil and suffering.  But this is not just an outside criticism.  Many Christians, […]

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God and the Problem of Suffering

One of the most popular arguments against the existence of God is the problem of suffering.  If there truly was something like the Judeo-Christian  concept of God, one would expect that he would prevent suffering. […]

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Why Doesn’t God Do Something?

Apologetics and Theology

We just had a Bible study at church that led to a common conversation: There is so much suffering in the world, so why doesn’t God do something?  This is a frequent criticism of Christianity. […]

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