Category Archives: Theodicy

Does God control everything?

Does God have a plan that will conquer what feels like the chaos of human history? If God has control over everything, is he not a cosmic puppeteer pulling our strings when he wants us to dance? Continue reading

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Knowing the One who knows you

These truths are grounds for worship, not confusion. Continue reading

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Evil from childhood?

Five essential personal applications. Continue reading

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5 purposes of pain (by C. S. Lewis)

Can you think of other purposes? Continue reading

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Blaming God for the evil in the world?

Why do we so strongly oppose evil and long for a world without it? 
Why do we cry foul? 
Why do we long for a lost Paradise? 
Why do we even think in terms of good and evil? Continue reading

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The Jury has returned with a verdict…

Have you ever approached God as if he were a defendant in need of making His case to you? Continue reading

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God of the vulnerable

“What a contrast. We see God, the most potent and self-sufficient Power imaginable, continually expressing profound concern for the least potent and self-sufficient — the orphan in distress.” Continue reading

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Where is God when we suffer?

God is an active presence in the midst of trouble, hardship and suffering. Continue reading

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The parable of the wheat and tares

One of the most misinterpreted parables of Jesus. Continue reading

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Confused about God in a world of suffering

In our efforts to understand how God relates to the evil actions of humans (or even to His own acts of judgment), we must make some important distinctions concerning God’s will. Continue reading

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