Is It Child Abuse To Teach Children About Hell?

Is it child abuse to teach children about hell?  Richard Dawkins has often repeated this claim about Christianity.  How can parents subject their children to the horror stories about hell?  Isn’t this just psychological manipulation to get them to behave?  Here is one quote from Dawkins on the subject: “”It was a very unpleasant and embarrassing experience, but the Continue Reading

Gandhi In Hell?

Is Gandhi In Hell? It’s been a while since I took a reader’s email to answer.  I found this challenge particularly interesting and wanted to share it with you.  I received permission to share the story provided I kept the sender anonymous.  The Dinner Conversation “I was with some people the other night and the topic of Continue Reading

Why Do We Reject God’s Punishment Of Evil?

Why do we reject God’s punishment of evil?  We have discussed the problem of evil at length in previous posts.  The question is still often asked, “Why doesn’t God just do something about all the evil in the world if he truly exists?”  And yet, I sense that people really aren’t interested in God actually stopping evil.  Or at Continue Reading

The Tent Making Christianity QCQ Podcast: Do Natural Disasters Prove That God Doesn’t Exist?

In this episode of the Tent Making Christianity QCQ Podcast, Drew and David answer the challenge that natural disasters prove that God doesn’t exist. Listen to our Weekly Quick Challenge Question Podcast on iTunes, Google Play Musicor Stitcher.  New Episodes are released every Thursday. Don’t see your podcast listening platform?  Email us and we will add them to our Continue Reading

Three Reasons God Might Allow Evil

We’ve been exploring the Problem of Evil over the last few posts. We’ve examined the problem of evil itself and described what evil actually is (a lack of good).  We have seen that there is no logical problem with both God and evil existing together. As much as these arguments might make sense, they probably Continue Reading

The Logical And Probability Problems Of Evil

In earlier posts I described the problem of evil and also explained what evil is.  Evil isn’t a thing per say, it’s the absence of good. There can be no evil without an ultimate source of good that sets the standard. In this post we will discuss what is known as the logical problem of evil. Before Continue Reading

What Is Evil?

In my last blog post, I began to discuss the problem of evil.  Evil has affected everyone to varying degrees in their lives. But as we get started on this series, we need to first clarify exactly what it is we are talking about. What exactly is evil? When someone offers me the objection that God Continue Reading

An Introduction To The Problem Of Evil

In an earlier post, I referenced a recent Barna study that found that the number of professing atheists among Gen Zer’s was almost double that of previous generations.  The study also found that the number one reason that this age group was turning away from God was because they could not reconcile the notion of Continue Reading