Category: Problem of Evil

Thinking about Suffering and Death, Part 2

Whether it was losing a loved one, becoming the victim of a violent crime, or facing a life-threatening illness, my immediate reaction to experiences of genuine suffering has been a profound feeling of being alone in that condition. I don’t know if other people react that way to sorrow. For me, suffering is a deeply personal issue that I don’t…

Thinking about Suffering and Death, Part 1

Take it from me, here are two words you never want to hear come out of your doctor’s mouth—“brain cancer!” Last May, hall of fame baseball catcher Gary Carter was diagnosed with this dreaded illness. When I read the sad news that Carter’s most recent MRI revealed new tumors in his brain, I felt a deep sense of empathy for…

Looking Back on 9/11

Today marks the tenth anniversary of the September 11 attacks. This historic event and its aftermath continue to stir up questions about topics such as the problem of evil and conspiracy theories. Below, I’ve provided links to podcast episodes and articles discussing these issues. As we mark this important anniversary, I’d encourage everyone to take a moment and reflect on…