Archive | March 2012

My Reply to “Defending God?”: Thoughts on Apologetics and Evangelism

I just read an article by Ryan Fouts entitled “Defending God?”   This blog post is a collection of my thoughts in reply to that article, which can be found at his blog: http://ryanfouts.com/defending-god

I think this article has some good points, namely that God doesn’t need defending, and  that you can have all the sound arguments you want and all the answers to their refutations of your arguments ready, but at the end of the day, there will always be people who remain unconvinced and refuse to “see the light” or acknowledge the truths of your point.  This I think is not a matter however, of us living in a country where Logic is not king (though I agree that our country is a unique blend of modern and post-modern thinking with a splash of Eastern thinking increasingly making its way in), but is rather a matter of the way in which we form and hold to our beliefs. Read More…

Faith and Eternity

As Christians, I think it is easy for us to misplace our faith. We seem to have a tendency to place our faith in the idea that God exists, and that Jesus is who he claimed to be. While I think having faith in these two propositions is good, and more than good is important and essential, the problem is we do not need to rely solely on faith to support/ sustain our belief and confidence in the truth of these facts. There are a many good reasons to believe these two things, and we can rest assured that our faith in them is well placed because there is good evidence to support these beliefs. Read More…

God, Suffering, and Freewill

I just wanted to put my two cents in on the question of why God allows suffering and doesn’t stop us from harming ourselves and others. Some have questioned and said that they couldn’t understand why God would allow a child to get raped, or why He would allow innocent people to suffer in various ways when He could do something to intervene. Read More…