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 Did God Order the Killing of the Canaanites? Four Main Reasons

Many cannot reconcile how a loving God could command the killing of the Canaanites in the Old Testament. I don’t like it any more than you do, but having just completed a course at Biola on why God allows evil, I understand it much better now. Here are four main reasons why this terrible […]

By |January 9th, 2015|blog|8 Comments

Bumper-sticker Theology

In many ways, this is exactly what apologists, teachers or pastors are up against in today’s culture—bumper-sticker theology. It seems everyone wants a quick fix to their problems, like slapping a bumper sticker on their car. “Give me a short quote that will answer my questions!” people demand. To perhaps “demand” them to dig a little […]

By |November 28th, 2014|blog|4 Comments

Is God Justified in Allowing Evil?

Many Christians leave the faith due to a lack of understanding of the problem of evil. To prevent this from happening, we need to be reflective on whether or not God is justified in permitting evil.

I am just finishing up a summer session at Biola University in the Masters of Apologetics track on “Why God […]

By |June 30th, 2014|blog|1 Comment

The Potential for Evil, or the Potential for Heroism?

I just finished reading The Boy on the Wooden Box to my son, who I homeschool in his 5th grade year. Interestingly enough, I’ve been simultaneously reading Ordinary Men for a class I’m taking on “Why God Allows Evil.” Both books deal with the Holocaust. The book I’m reading to Josh, however, deals with […]

By |May 16th, 2014|blog|0 Comments