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Good God? Pleasure and the Problem of Evil

In a world seemingly full of pain and suffering, if we believe in the existence of God we might well ask: ‘What possible good reasons would God have for permitting these evils?’ At the risk of explaining away the question – and a very large question at that – it is, I think, helpful to look at what we mean …

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A Christian Vision for Politics

Proverbs 29:18 - Where there is no vision, the people perish (KJV) informs this piece on the political situation of the UK & USA

The political landscapes of two countries I love greatly are currently swaying like a suspension bridge in an earthquake. On my side of The Pond a referendum on membership to the European Union is to be held this coming Thursday. The implications of this vote are potentially huge. Across the Atlantic and, 8 years on from then-Senator Obama’s first successful run …

A Year’s Worth of Writing

2015 was a good year for the Demolition Squad, the apologetics wing of Christian Vision for Men (CVM). Amongst other things, select highlights include: • The launch of our book ‘The Ultimate Survival Guide: How to talk about God, the Bible, and stuff‘ • The blog articles continuing to receive good attention • A good reception to our seminar at The Gathering (which in total saw …

Personally Encountering the Resurrected Jesus

This week I have been writing on the “minimal facts” of the Resurrection for CVM. This approach to the evidence looks at the broadly accepted historical facts (attested to by Christian and sceptic scholars alike) and asks, ‘What is the simplest explanation for them?’ The Apostle Paul hung his apologetic – his reasons for – the Christian faith on the …

How To Deal With Pride

Pride from Desiring God on Vimeo. The Bible’s answer to our fallen self obsession is a superior satisfaction in God where he becomes our soul possession and we become his treasured possession for all eternity.

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Reflections on Singleness

Nothing in my life and faith has been more confusing and spiritually hazardous than my pursuit of marriage. From far too young, I longed for the affection, safety, and intimacy I anticipated with a wife. Sadly, my immature and unhealthy desires predictably did much more harm than good. I started dating too early. I stayed in relationships too long. I …

Belief in God: It’s Just Wishful Thinking

“You only believe in God because you want someone to be there. You want your life to have meaning and purpose, you want the comfort of knowing someone is in control of it all. In short, your faith is simply a psychological crutch.” Have you come across some form of this argument? This common objection against faith in God seeks …

Can You Put Your Camera Down?

In our amazing era of digital immediacy, I can tell the world where I am and what I’m doing while I’m doing it. I can present myself as a busy man living a rich and full life. I can take pictures of my meals, log my locations, snap photos of the people I’m with, and weigh in on what’s happening …

Guilt: God’s Gift To Us

Read the whole article on the Latimer Minster website. Psalm 32 (vv. 1-6) 1. Blessed is the one whose transgressions are forgiven, whose sins are covered. 2. Blessed is the one whose sin the Lord does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.3. When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. 4. For day and night your …