problem of evil

Christian leaders do an injustice to their communities when they feed the lack of realism that suggests that people are “basically good” when confronted with the kind of evil that killed 11 Jews at worship, writes the Rev. Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt. Read more

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Last Vegas shooting

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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. Read more


Grotesque Reader

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


Woman Holding Head

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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. Read more

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Slaughters in Sudan

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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. Read more

Practicing Faith

There's sin and there's evil; they're not the same thing, and we fail to be the church of Jesus Christ when we mistake one for the other, writes the Rev. Dan R. Dick. Read more

Perspectives Archive 2 Comments

Why do Christians continue to wrestle with some of the world's worst people and situations when such ministry causes pain and anguish? The Rev. Jeremy Smith has an answer. Read more

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Boston Marathon Bombing

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The Rev. Christy Thomas ponders what the bombings at the Boston Marathon mean in a faith context. Read more

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