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Two Books about Shame: One; OK. The Other; Very Good.

Two Books about Shame: One; OK. The Other; Very Good.

Posted by on Oct 12, 2017

  I’ve just completed reading two books about shame – Curt Thompson’s The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories we Believe about Ourselves and Ed Welch’s Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection. Both are written from a Christian perspective. Both include important insights from psychology. Both do an excellent job […]

The Problems (plural!) of Evil, part 2

The Problems (plural!) of Evil, part 2

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017

In the previous blog, I suggested we turn the tables (gently!) on skeptics when they ask us how we solve “the problem of evil.” We need to show them the problem is far more difficult than they might think, there are several problems woven into the issue, and their non-Christian answer fails to solve the […]

The Problems (plural!) of Evil, part 1

The Problems (plural!) of Evil, part 1

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017

  Skeptics love to raise “the problem of evil” to Christians. They assume we have no answer or, if we do, it’s a simplistic one. But I wonder if a first line of response is to complexify the problem for them. If we don’t, we allow them to speak of “the problem of evil” as if […]

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