A couple of months ago, YouTuber SkyDive Phil invited me onto his popular channel for a discussion on a topic with which he is very familiar: the problem of animal suffering. In fact, I first became acquainted with Phil’s work when he appeared a few years ago on Unbelievable to debate that very topic with Christian philosopher Michael Murray. […]
You can’t judge a book by its cover: A Review of “Death Before the Fall”
Ronald E. Osborn. Death Before the Fall: Biblical Literalism and the Problem of Animal Suffering. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2014. This book suffers from a serious identity crisis. On the face (that is, the cover) of it, the book purports to provide an in-depth theological analysis of the problem of natural evil generally and animal […]
Can animal resurrection compensate for suffering endured?
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.” Matthew 10:29 This passage reflects the benevolent providence thesis according to which God is providentially superintending the lives of all creatures. But if this is the case, then why does the sparrow fall […]