Category Archives: Problems for Faith

Just Making Sandcastles?

If there is a single question that has stood the test of time it is the problem of pain. How could a loving God allow so much inherent pain and suffering? The question has stood the test of time because … Continue reading

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Hasn’t Science Disproved Christianity?

This is the next question in Rebecca McLaughlin’s new book Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion. Anyone who has read my posts over the years will know that my answer to this question is a resounding … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

The next question in Rebecca McLaughlin’s new book Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion turns to the Bible. How can you take the Bible literally? The question, however, misses the point. As Christians we want to … Continue reading

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Religion -> Violence?

After a long hiatus, I return to look at Rebecca McLaughlin’s book Confronting Christianity. Bertrand Russell (Has Religion Made Useful Contributions to Civilization? in Why I am Not a Christian), and more recently Christopher Hitchens (God Is Not Great: How … Continue reading

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A Western Religion?

Doesn’t Christianity crush diversity? Isn’t it another example of Western imperialism? Rebecca McLaughlin, Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion, suggests that we’ve got it backwards. Christianity isn’t a Western religion at all. “Christianity dominated Europe for … Continue reading

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Foundations and Faith

I am reading through Walter Moberly’s recent book, The Bible in a Disenchanted Age: The Enduring Possibility of Christian Faith. Chapter 3 presents the bulk of his argument for the Bible as a privileged set of writings, through the Spirit … Continue reading

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A Matter of Grace

Andy Walsh, Faith Across the Multiverse mixes fiction (usually science fiction of a sort), math, science, and the bible to explore our understanding of the Christian faith and the ways it can be made to live in our times. This … Continue reading

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