Problem of Evil
Originally published in Reasons to Believe’s ezine, New Reasons to Believe, vol. 2, no. 1 (2010)
Great evil has been done in the name of Christ. This charge, a frequent objection to historic … more
During the month of October, RTB editor Sandra Dimas and I have discussed the seven deadly sins and their virtuous opposites. This week we conclude the series with pride and envy. In case you missed … more
This week RTB editor Sandra Dimas and I continue our discussion on the seven deadly sins and the contrasting virtues. Read part 1 and part 2 to see which vices and virtues were already discussed. … more
Fall is upon us, and with that brings pumpkin spice lattes, the turning of leaves, and the ever-tricky topic of Halloween. RTB editor Sandra Dimas joins me to discuss something far scarier than … more
Providence in certain ways is central to the conduct of the Christian life. It means that we are able to live in the assurance that God is present and active in our lives. We are in his care and can … more
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
— C. S. Lewis, A Grief Observed, 15.
My historic Christian faith and worldview teach me that God has good reasons for allowing evil, pain, … more
One of the most important roles of a spiritual community is to give hope for the hurting.
— Dr. Ken Jung, “Giving Hope for the Hurting”1
Why would a good and all-powerful God … more
Though autumn is largely a source of joy, it also brings a few drawbacks, namely colds and other “bugs.” Flu shot reminders sit next to Halloween displays and hand sanitizer is a … more
Focusing on the negative impacts of hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, seems easy enough. Yet these systems do benefit the climate system’s balance. A primary benefit of tropical cyclones … more
I recently underwent some rather invasive medical exams that required me to spend some time in a medical facility. Lying in a hospital bed staring at the ceiling and waiting to see the doctor forced … more
No one likes natural disasters. They can devastate entire areas and cause human suffering and death, leaving people to wonder why God would allow such calamities. If God created the earth for the … more
Episode #239: Memories in heaven of life on Earth?; God of the Old Testament; Why weren't Adam and Eve writers?; Dogs and artifical selection more
The last decade witnessed a number of devastating earthquakes, with death tolls among the highest in recorded history.
Quake Locationand Magnitude
Haiti - 7.0
2010 … more
RTB’s Vice President of Research and Apologetics, Dr. Fazale (Fuz) Rana, delivers a message to Hope Chapel in Ontario, California, about the issue of the problem of natural evil, including death … more
Straight Thinking #170: The Problem of Suffering more
Whether it was losing a loved one, becoming the victim of a violent crime, or facing a life-threatening illness, my immediate reaction to experiences of genuine suffering has been a profound feeling … more
Take it from me, here are two words you never want to hear come out of your doctor’s mouth—“brain cancer!”
Last May, hall of fame baseball catcher Gary Carter was diagnosed … more
God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.
– C. S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain (New York: … more
In addition to blog posts, I also address Christian worldview issues and critical thinking on a couple of RTB podcasts. Straight Thinking, my primary podcast, highlights the importance of the life of … more
“My friends cautioned me not to write this book. They warned me, ‘No one who attempts to write any kind of commentary on Job can escape without some new experience in suffering.’ … more