Problem of Evil
One of the most frequent questions I get from children is, why didn’t God keep Satan out of Eden? It’s not just a question I get from children. I hear this question at nearly every one of my speaking … more
Reinhard Heydrich (1904–1942) was a Nazi leader who impressed Adolf Hitler with his unbridled brutality. Historians consider Heydrich to be the central mastermind of the greatest state-sponsored crime … more
The recent string of mass shootings in the US and worldwide has understandably rattled people's nerves. Many wonder what they can do to protect themselves and, more importantly, what they can do to … more
Upon losing his wife to cancer, C. S. Lewis wrote, “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, … more
This might sound morbid to some people, but I’ve always been fascinated by the subject of death. As a youth, I found funerals much more interesting than weddings. And growing up in the Roman … more
Superbugs are frightening and the latest news on this medical front isn’t good. Investigators from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis discovered that two genes (dubbed … more
Fuz Rana joins host Dr. Michael Brown on The Line of Fire to discuss thought-provoking questions such as “How do we reconcile suffering and death with a loving God?” and “Is there … more
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