Did God Create Evil?

The careful reader of sacred Scripture cannot help but notice some passages that seem to conflict with one another. One of these apparent conflicts can be found in comparing Genesis 1, in which everything that God creates is called “good,” with the prophet Isaiah’s claim on God’s behalf: “I form the light, and create darkness:…

Responding to The Problem of Evil

The Problem of Evil is an ancient difficulty that arises from the question of how an all-powerful, all-good God could exist given the amount of evil in the world. While atheism has no good response to evil, and theism has some very good ones – Christianity alone can account for both evil and suffering in…

Protestants and Polygamy

A “New Sexual Frontier”? Christianity Today recently posted a report on the shifting views of polyamory  (polyamory is the generic term for multiple-partner sexual relationships / marriages, polygamy only refers to having multiple wives – polyandry for multiple husbands).  After explaining a situation in which a “Christian couple” was encouraged by a “Christian counselor” to…