Why God Allows Evil to Exist (in 300 Words)

One of the primary arguments atheists use in their case against the existence of God is that a compassionate, all-powerful God wouldn’t allow evil to exist in the world. The answer to that problem is simple: it’s people who do evil, not God. What people most often mean by the question, “Why does God allow [Read More...]

The Comfort of the Cross

Here are six truths about suffering—and four steps to relieve it—that should prove comforting to any Christian in pain: God didn’t cause our suffering. God never, ever wants us to suffer. He hates it when we hurt. But we must sometimes hurt, because pain is an unavoidable part of the human legacy, period. God could [Read More...]

Does God Control or Persuade? (And Is His Future What We Make It?)

Remember my post “Waffles?” Me neither. Weirdly enough, hitting my blog’s “Publish” button triggers a corresponding “Delete” function to go off in my head: on my blog means out of my memory. But I see that “Waffles” generated 135 comments, so it must be awesome. My guess is the hot picture of Virginia Woolf is [Read More...]

I Don’t Let Go; I Don’t Let God

Think you’re willing to “Let go and let God”? Think again. [Read more...]

The Comfort of the Cross

Here are six truths about suffering—and four steps to relieve it—that should prove comforting to any Christian in pain [Read more...]

There’s Nothing Natural About “Natural” Evil

Here’s the big, hairy Christian theodicy (the branch of theology that defends God’s goodness and justice in the face of the existence of evil), solved—in 500 words or less. [Read more...]

How to Believe in God: Brain First, THEN Emotion

God designed us with absolute and inviolate free will so that we could choose to be in relationship with him; the fidelity of a person who has no choice but to give it is worthless. God desires a real relationship with us, not one of zombie automaton to controlling master. Granting us absolute and inviolate [Read More...]

The Fear That Feeds Our Discontent

We all struggle with too often or habitually doing or thinking things that we know are bad for us and/or those around us. Our dysfunctional behavior is fueled by anger and resentment deeply rooted within us. We are angry at the fact that, somewhere along the line of our lives, our core emotional needs were [Read More...]

God, Satan and Bob in Heaven

(Here’s another excerpt from my play, “Speak of the Devil.” [Pieces of the play I've previously run are Satan's Ministers Await Satan's Arrival, and Enter Satan.] This scene opens with God and Satan in heaven.) GOD: You have free will. SATAN: I know. I can’t say I ever thought about it much. GOD: But you’re [Read More...]

The Comfort of the Cross

Here are six truths about suffering that should prove comforting to any Christian in pain: God didn’t cause our suffering. God never, ever wants us to suffer. He hates it when we hurt. We hurt because pain is part of the human legacy, period. God could, of course, instantly stop all human suffering, but doing [Read More...]


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