RSS

good vs. evil

Last Vegas shooting

Photo Courtesy of Morgan Guyton

As we continue to delve into the Las Vegas massacre, let's not blind ourselves to the brutal reality of the human condition: until God redeems the world, evil will work its wickedness, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

Oct 6, 2017 3:19 PM Perspectives

Ocracoke Steeple

Photo by Richard L. Bryant

Jul 11, 2017 12:46 PM Local Church

Girl Reads Bible

Art Courtesy of Christy Thomas

What would have happened if the story of Adam and the serpent had a different ending? What if Adam had said a solid “no” to evil? The Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas responds to a child's questions about Christian faith. more

Jun 23, 2017 2:52 PM Christy Thomas

Grotesque Reader

Photo Courtesy of Frederick W. Schmidt

We ignore our capacity for evil at our peril, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. more

May 18, 2017 1:27 PM Perspectives

Satan Dore'

Public Domain Photo

In a follow-up to his earlier column, the Rev. Jason Valendy describes the work of evil in the world and contrasts it with the work of God done by humans and God's Work, done by the Divine alone. more

Mar 28, 2017 10:46 AM Perspectives 1 Comments

Woman Holding Head

Photo Courtesy of Christy Thomas

Evil is often disguised in a subtle call to comfort, to security, to safety. It will involve only the smallest of compromises, writes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas. more

Feb 16, 2017 3:59 PM Christy Thomas 1 Comments

Slaughters in Sudan

Photo Courtesy of Mike Slaughter

When confronted with evil such as the Orlando gay nightclub shooting, our response should be such radical generosity as to confuse and bewilder the evil-doer, writes the Rev. Mike Slaughter. more

Jun 16, 2016 2:35 PM Practicing Faith

Good or Bad Person

Illustration Courtesy of Christy Thomas

After San Bernardino, Savannah, Charleston, Colorado Springs and so on, the Rev. Christy Thomas takes an absurdist view on how to deal with ongoing gun violence in America. more

Dec 4, 2015 12:14 PM Christy Thomas

The Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt thinks there's no such thing as "the wrong side of history," and here's why. more

Oct 29, 2015 3:28 PM Practicing Faith

The Church really needs to come up with a better answer to the question of why there is so much evil in a world that God meant for good, writes the Rev. Christy Thomas. more

Jan 29, 2015 5:45 PM Christy Thomas

Radical Jesus 101: Is Humanity Good or Evil?

The Rev. Morgan Guyton ponders the question that won't go away: are human beings inherently good or tainted with original sin? more

Jan 29, 2015 5:22 PM Morgan Guyton 1 Comments