God and the Problem of Evil Part 3 God created the world perfect, without sin, and “good.” Adam and the angels had free will to choose to follow God or do what they wanted. Several angels and Adam and Eve decided to choose sin, cursing the world. Here’s the irony I often hear from atheists:… Continue reading Do Atheists Want God to Make Them Robots?
Part #1 When God Ministers Pain “If God is good, how can there be evil in the world?’ This question of the ages is referred to as “The Problem of Evil.” The question itself is excellent and complex. Through the next couple blog series, I will attempt to answer that very question. The first thing… Continue reading God and the Problem of Evil
My friend, Jeremy Yeckley, famously once said, “What unites us as humanity is suffering.” He said that about seven years ago, and I won’t forget the moment he said it to the group he was speaking to. It has resonated with me since then. We all deal with suffering. Which also means that we all… Continue reading What Not to Say to Those Suffering
We hear a lot of talk about how churches should be diverse. How Jesus breaks down the barriers of ethnicity, age, economic status, and academic knowledge. All these things are true, but I think there’s one place we forget to look for diversity within our church service. We come to the church from different places.… Continue reading Worshiping Together from Different Sides of the Church
There are many times in life that we have been hurt by others. They have cheated on us, stolen from us, gossiped about us, yelled at us, etc. The question is, should we “forgive and forget?” It sounds Christian from the outset, but does God really call us to forgive and forget? First, let’s talk about… Continue reading Should We Forgive and Forget?