How Apologetics Intersects With My Interest in Disabilities

Apologetics

Two of the areas that I write on the most are Christian apologetics and disabilities. This makes sense. My faith journey includes a period of atheism and I am a skeptic by nature. In addition, […]

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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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Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters?

Natural Disasters

I was recently asked about why God allows natural disasters. This is a good question, as there have been some terrible disasters in recent weeks, including hurricanes and an earthquake. We should be reflecting on […]

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Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?

Suffering

The problem of suffering is one of the most difficult subjects connected to faith. One of the resources we have in discussing this is C.S. Lewis. Whitney Dotson tackles this in an article in the […]

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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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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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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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The Loud Absence: Where is God in Suffering?

John Lennox speaks to one of the most practical aspects of apologetics, where is God when we are suffering? This talk is part of the Veritas Forum.

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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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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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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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Suffering and Human Responsibility

Some atheists believe that the problem of suffering is a devastating argument against belief in God.  If there is a God, why does he allow so much suffering?  Even Christians wrestle with these things. The […]

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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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