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Top Posts & Pages
- Matthew 4:18-22: Why Did They Follow Him?
- Why Did Jesus Tell Mary, "Mine Hour Is Not Yet Come" (John 2:4)?
- Is Dale Carnegie Biblical?; Compromise for God; Pagan Roots; Callimachus; Priests and Allegory; Israelite Welfare System; Lois Wilson
- More on Christ in the Rig Veda (With a Question Mark)
- The "We-Passages"
- Joan of Arcadia, Season 3
- Student and Scholar Spotlight: Dr. Douglas Boin
- "Take Away Our (Bent or Desire?) to Sinning"
- Did David Know That Uriah Knew (Assuming Uriah Knew)?
- Exodus 22:2-3 and Self-Defense
- The New American on Pro-Life Laws and Keri Lake
- Tucker’s 5/17/2022 Monologue
- The Z Man: The Party’s Over
- David Cole on the Absurdity of WaPo “Fact-Checking” and the Woke “Words Kill” Meme
- FAIR: What You Should Really Know About Ukraine
- NYMAG: Joe Biden’s Big Squeeze
- Book Write-Up: The Alchemy Thief, by R.A. Denny
- Book Write-Ups: The Servant of the Lord and His Servant People; Reformation Commentary on John 13-21; Every Leaf, Line, and Letter
- The New American: Celebrate! Columbus “Divided History” and Deserves to be Defended, Not Upended
- Morning Wire: China’s Socially Conservative Reasons for Banning Video Games
Category Archives: Theodicy
Book Write-Up: What Does the Bible Say About Suffering?
Brian Han Gregg. What Does the Bible Say About Suffering? Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2016. See here to buy the book. Brian Han Gregg has a Ph.D. from Notre Dame and teaches biblical studies at the University of Sioux Falls … Continue reading
Book Write-Up: Outlaw Christian
Jacqueline A. Bussie. Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking the “Rules.” Nashville: Nelson Books, 2016. See here to purchase the book. Jacqueline A. Bussie teaches theology and religion at Concordia College. In Outlaw Christian: Finding Authentic Faith by Breaking … Continue reading
Book Write-Up: Why God Allows Us to Suffer
Kevin Tewes. Answering Christianity’s Most Difficult Question—-Why God Allows Us to Suffer: The Definitive Solution to the Problem of Pain and the Problem of Evil. Chapel Hill: Triune Publishing Group, 2015. See here to purchase the book. The “About the … Continue reading
Does God’s Knowledge Mean God’s Justice?
Is God right just because God knows more than we do? That question entered my mind years ago when I was reading the Book of Job in the Bible. And it entered my mind recently when I was going through … Continue reading
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Book Write-Up: If God Is Good, by Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn. If God Is Good: Faith in the Midst of Suffering and Evil. Colorado Springs: Multnomah, 2009. See here to buy the book. If God Is Good is about how Christians can interact with the problem of suffering. This … Continue reading
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Book Write-Up: The Uncontrolling Love of God, by Thomas Jay Oord
Thomas Jay Oord. The Uncontrolling Love of God: An Open and Relational Account of Providence. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015. See here to purchase the book. If there is a loving, omnipotent God, why is there evil in the world? … Continue reading
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Book Write-Up: How to Read Job
John H. Walton and Tremper Longman III. How to Read Job. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2015. See here to buy the book. John H. Walton and Tremper Longman III are prolific scholars of the Hebrew Bible. They are also evangelical … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Job, Religion, Theodicy Tagged ancient Near East, How to Read Job, John H. Walton, suffering, The Book of Job, Tremper Longman III 2 Comments
Nick Peters’ Interview with David Wood on the Problem of Evil
I listened to another Nick Peters’ podcast last night. This one was from November 2, 2013. It was with David Wood, and it concerned the problem of evil: the question of whether the existence of evil is compatible with the … Continue reading
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Book Write-Up: While We’re Far Apart, by Lynn Austin
Lynn Austin. While We’re Far Apart. Minneapolis: Bethany House, 2010. See here to buy the book. While We’re Far Apart is set in World War II New England. Eddie Schaffer is about to go to war, and the shy Penny … Continue reading
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Ramblings on Countering Evil That God Permits
I am reading Brian Morley’s excellent book, Mapping Apologetics: Comparing Contemporary Approaches. I will probably write and post my review of this book tomorrow. Today, I want to use something from the book as a starting-point for this post. On … Continue reading
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