Sunday, 29 July 2012

Today I read a news story about a four month old baby who died from ebola.  I prayed for that child and his or her parents; there wasn’t much else I could do, aside from feel sick to my stomach from grief.

Dostoevsky, in one of the more famous passages from The Brothers Karamazov, identified the suffering of children as the emotional center of the problem of evil.  Children Continue reading

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Sunday, 22 April 2012

A famous and popular Christian speaker once asserted that Love is the opposite of Strength.  In this view a person has to choose to express either one or the other, and the Christian choice is to express Love.  However, the basic assertion is not only wrong, but so wrong as to miss the entire point of Christianity.

Before I get to that though, let me explore why it might appear to be right in the first place.  Continue reading