Answering Nic: “Is God angry at me for causing me so much pain?”

As a storm raged over Wisconsin’s capital city last night, a little boy I know, who has been suffering from a variety of serious illnesses since he was a toddler, experienced a series of seizures. It was like the electricity in the air triggered these sudden attacks, leaving Nic and his mom holding each other […]

By |July 13th, 2015|blog|0 Comments

If God is Good, Then Why Do Kids Suffer or Die?

This is every parent’s worst nightmare. No parent wants to survive their child, and yet there are those suffering around us every day that have experienced this excruciatingly painful loss. It is absolutely heart breaking. The last thing I want to say to someone who has lost a child is why God allowed it. […]

By |February 3rd, 2015|blog|0 Comments

Why Bad Things Happen to Good People: Three Unpopular Reasons

In our “self-esteem-motivated” culture, this is very unpopular to say, but there really are no “good” people. So when bad things happen to us, it’s often at the hands of others. This is a hard truth, but if we take a brutally-honest look at humanity, historically we’ve fallen short of goodness in countless ways. For […]

By |January 24th, 2015|blog|10 Comments

Why Isn’t Heaven Preached? NDEs & Fear

Science, not religion, has resurrected the afterlife. Advances in cardiopulmonary resuscitation mean that many patients who have died are now revived, and some have intense stories to share about what happened to them while technically “dead.”

In the past century, however, churches began steering away from the more traditional preaching of heaven perhaps due to […]

By |January 3rd, 2015|blog|2 Comments

Thoughts became persons—what the what?

I am fascinated by Near-Death Experiences, or NDEs. I’ve read dozens of varying accounts, but this one really grabbed my attention—a notorious atheist, Alfred Ayer,  in 1988, shortly before his death, had his heart stop for four minutes when he apparently choked on a slice of smoked salmon. Ayer was a British philosopher known […]

By |November 21st, 2014|blog|1 Comment