Many people think the adequacy of a theology of providence or a theodicy is dependent on whether it can be “preached at the gates of Auschwitz”. But is that a reasonable criterion? In this video, I suggest otherwise.
The esteemed philosopher (and atheist) Stephen Law just posted an article titled “Why I Can’t Enjoy Demonic Horror Films” and he tagged me on Twitter. I offered some comments in reply on Twitter, but I’m going to offer a more fulsome (and rather different) response here. The article begins with Law recalling his pleasure at […]
The other day I came across this tweet by Greg Boyd (courtesy of a Justin Brierley retweet). The tweet consists of an advertising graphic for the upcoming film God’s Not Dead 2 accompanied with Boyd’s wry twittery. What’s “twittery”, you ask? I coined the term to refer to the following: twittery. n. “pithy statements which […]
Today (Monday, August 27th) the GOP (aka Grand Old Party, aka Republican Party) begins its nomination convention in Tampa. But things haven’t gone quite as planned. With Hurricane Isaac roaring past, travel plans have been upset, schedules have been reworked, and the convention has effectively been delayed for a day. To make matters worse, once the […]
This past Sunday in church the worship leader declared “God, you are blessed because … ” and then invited the congregation to call out various ways to fill in the blank. “God, you are blessed because…” “You created the world!” “You provide for our needs!” “You show us mercy!” “You sent your Son!” As I […]