An Examined Life with Jeff Allen: Christian Worldview with Nancy Pearcey, part 1

[display_podcast]Today, we welcome one of my favorite authors. I fell in love with her 2000 Gold Medallion Award winning book How Now Shall We Live? which she wrote with the late, great Chuck Coleson. Another of my favorites she wrote is Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity. This amazing author, educator, and Christian worldview expert is a professor at Houston Baptist University, and just an amazing woman – Nancy Pearcey.But, Nancy hasn’t always been the per … [Read more...]

An Examined Life with Jeff Allen 48: Nathan Cochran of Mercy Me, part 1

[display_podcast]Nathan Cochran, bass player for Mercy Me joins me this week. In addition to being 1/5th of one of the most influential Christian bands of the century, Nathan recently released his first solo EP titled Diving Blind. With the simple gist of “I don’t know the future”, Diving Blind features four singles straight from Nathan’s heart.But one of the characteristics of Nathan and Mercy Me’s music that I love is written, rewritten, quoted and requoted all over the internet: … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg Part 6

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.When someone has something bad happen in their life, it is not due to their moral evil. Jesus very explicitly taught against that: About this time Jesus was informed that Pilate had murdered some people from Galilee as they were offering sacrifices at the Temple. 2 “Do you think those Galileans were worse sinners than all the other people from Galilee?” Jesus asked. “Is that why they suffered? 3 Not at all! And you … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg Part 5

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org. God did not create evil.  Some people say, “Wait a minute.  Satan was already in the garden tempting Adam and Eve.  Satan is evil.  So God must have created evil before He created man.” But, God created the angels good.  And, if you study the theology of angels and their fall, one third of the angels made the same wrong decision that man did - to rebel against God and go their own way - and that’s how Satan came to b … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 4

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.Christian Science is kind of a cult of Christianity that denies the reality of evil, sin and suffering; and therefore tells its followers not to get medical treatment because the ailments they seem to have are not real. It’s kind of a “mind-over-reality” type thinking that draws from a few Bible verses (out of context) to make their point.But here’s my point: They deny reality. Sin, suffering, disease, death are … [Read more...]

The Problem of Evil: Obstacles to Faith with Mark Mittelberg, Part 3

To purchase the entire DVD set of the Summit Lecture Series, visit summit.org.People who are in the midst of suffering and pain, dealing with evil (moral evil, natural evil, whatever has invaded their lives) will sometimes “mouth” this question and look at you with tears flowing down their cheeks, and ask, “Why would God allow my sister to be killed in this accident?” or “Why would God allow my son to be inflicted like this?” or “Why would God allow these people to suffer as they are?”Oft … [Read more...]


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