When we think of a Christian apologist, several images might spring to mind. An accomplished debater, a storied theologian, a university professor, a philosopher, or a public speaker with rapid-fire responses. The common denominator between these different portrayals is simple: someone who is not just your typical Christian. That is one of the most common… Read More Why Christians Must Be Apologists — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
I type this as Russian helicopters fly over Ukrainian villages. People in Ukraine, likely including people I know and have taught and baptized years ago, are suffering and dying. From my perspective, all of this is happening because of greed and selfishness. It’s such a waste. It’s needless and it’s horrible. It’s also nothing new. … Read More If God Exists, Why Do Evil and Suffering Exist? — Jon Mitchell, Editor (Editorial: March/April, 2022)
Suffering is all around us. We see it in new parents who ask why their child has been born with a congenital disability. We find it in patients who have just been diagnosed with a terminal illness that guarantees their last weeks on earth will be filled with agony. It is in the eyes of… Read More The Problem Of Evil And Suffering — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
The world contains many wonderful things that work in harmony with one another, from astronomical events in the stars to the interchange between living organisms in delicate ecosystems. Natural phenomena around us operate in predictable ways. We can observe, describe, and predict these processes. Our world is an almost infinitely complex machine whose parts work… Read More Our Designer Universe — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
Many people wonder why God does not make himself more visible. With all of the world’s bitter disputes over whose religion is true—and with some of these resulting in violence—it would be helpful for God to settle the issue, would it not? Why does God hide from his creation? Years ago, one blogger stated that… Read More The Problem of Divine Hiddenness — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.
Whether or not God exists is the most important question for humanity. If he does exist and the Christian Bible has it right, our moral behavior must reflect God’s intentions for his creation. If he does not, and the Bible is nothing more than one holy book among many, then moral behavior is merely a… Read More The Moral Argument For God’s Existence — Dewayne Bryant, Ph.D.