An exploration of living in the tension of the glorious hope of Christian faith and the dark, unsettling realities of our lives through reflections grouped around the Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Triduum of Holy Week. A great book to read reflectively during Holy Week [April 9 – 16, 2017].
Public and Personal Encounters with Evil
By any account, media coverage this week has been saturated in violence. We have been inundated by graphic and raw descriptions of the Boston bombings, a live-birth abortionist, and even the Senate’s rejection of expanded firearm background checking. These are public tragedies: public displays that evoke charged words like evil, hellish, terror, moral failure. They are also […]
What is the biggest challenge to today’s apologist?
James W. Sire addresses: What is the biggest challenge to today’s apologist? — A question received by email inquiry. I doubt that there is a “today’s apologist.” Every person engaged in presenting the Christian faith is “today’s apologist.” Moreover, I can address the question but I am no longer an active traveling apologist with exposure […]
Was Jesus Forsaken?
While prayerfully considering Why Does God Suffer?, I came across an excerpt of advance material from Thomas H. McCall’s Forsaken: The Trinity and the Cross, and Why It Matters (InterVarsity, May 2012).
Lenten Wrestling w/God, Natural Disaster, Suffering, Good, Evil
I’ve found the reflections of the Eastern Orthodox scholar and First Things contributor a timely Lenten follow-up not only to “After Shock: Searching for Honest Faith When Your World Is Shaken” (Kent Annan. IVP. 2011), but also an extended discussion of “How Could A Good God Allow Suffering” (Chapter 2 of Tim Keller’s “The Reason for God: Belief in An Age of Skepticism.” Dutton/Penguin. 2008).