A historical theodicy

Here’s a brief take on what I think might be a better way to explain the problem of evil than the traditional theodicies. Like many points of Christian doctrine (justification, sacraments etc.) the problem of evil has been relegated to the realm of philosophical theology. The problem with this is that the bible doesn’t seem…

Save Face, Not the Unborn

This election cycle has certainly been a roller coaster, the type of roller coaster that gives you a crick in your neck from all of the G forces pulling you in every which direction. The biggest pain, however, has been how so many Christian leaders have responded. It’s like they all got into a room…

Suffering and Sin: A response to John Piper

John Piper answered a question on his podcast where an anonymous man asks if his lust was the cause of his wife’s miscarriage. I’d encourage a listen. It can be found here. Piper’s basic answer is “possibly.” He breaks it down to three major points: lust is a sin that could lead to hell (Matthew 5),…

Jim Crow Still Runs the Place

Some brief thoughts (I hope) on racism in our country. It is the insistence of politics to continue dividing up Americans by racial groups. They do this because all they care about is votes and if they can perpetuate these divisions they can better cater to concerns of each group, even though the concerns only…

The Failure of Evangelicalism

The question “What is an evangelical?” has plagued scholars and witty questioners everywhere. Evangelicals can hardly come up with something they have that some other Christian group (who doesn’t call themselves evangelical) doesn’t have. Inspiration of scripture, inerrancy, historicity of scripture, sufficiency of scripture and the Trinity; other groups who don’t call themselves evangelical would…

The Nuclear Bomb that Saved the World

There are a number of topics many consider to be embarrassing parts of the bible. Those parts are not actually embarrassing, and most of the embarrassment comes from not actually understanding the particular texts in question. In this post I’d like to address a topic that is not a topic seemingly embarrassing in the bible,…