How Do we Deal with the Problem of Evil?

The problem of evil is perhaps the most common concern with or objection to the Christian faith. So, as Christians it is important to understand how we should view evil and suffering in light of a perfect, loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful God. And, not only is this important for apologetics, but it is also crucial for the believer, personally. So, Dr. Greg Welty, professor of philosophy here at SEBTS, joins the Exploring Hope studio to answer the question of how we should view evil in the Christian faith. Enjoy!

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter The problem of evil is perhaps the most common concern with or objection to the Christian faith. So, as Christians it is important to understand how we should view evil and suffering in light of a perfect, loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful God. And, not only is...

How Should We Understand Genesis 1-2?

 

The first two chapters in the bible have been the subject of numerous debates. By virtue of it being an account of the beginning of the entire created order, it engenders innumerable questions that relate to cosmology, biology, theology, and especially hermeneutics. So what’s really being said in those first two chapters? Dr. Ken Keathley invites us to ask ourselves what the worldview of the original audience would have been, as well as determine the purpose of creation account. Once we get our hermeneutic right, we can start to ask the questions that involve science and other studies such as: “Were they 6 literal days of creation?” and “How old is the earth?” Take a couple of minutes to watch this video where Dr. Keathley provides some expertise, as well as a helpful perspective on such a controversial couple of chapters.

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter   The first two chapters in the bible have been the subject of numerous debates. By virtue of it being an account of the beginning of the entire created order, it engenders innumerable questions that relate to cosmology, biology, theology, and especially hermeneutics....

Are Allah and God the Same Being?


In this Exploring Hope Video I get a chance to sit down with Timothy George and ask him about Christianity and Islam. Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Is it possible that our religions just look different culturally and practically, but at are actually aimed at the same divine being? Are the differences fundamental or just peripheral? These are very important questions given some of the similarities between these two religions, particularly regarding monotheism and the shared history of these religions. Yet, there are some differences that are irreconcilable. Watch Timothy George as he explains and answers these questions. Enjoy the video!

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter In this Exploring Hope Video I get a chance to sit down with Timothy George and ask him about Christianity and Islam. Do Muslims and Christians worship the same God? Is it possible that our religions just look different culturally and practically, but at are actually...

When God Commands War

 

The issue of war is a heavy one. Yet we are constantly faced with the evils of this world and we are confronted with violence on micro and macro levels. In the Scriptures we find commands to love one another, even our enemies. We are also told to turn the other cheek as we read about the apostles who faced martyrdom and all kinds of oppression and yet seemingly didn’t fight back or lead an armed charge against these injustices they were enduring.  Yet, we also find in Scripture some pretty massive occasions of war and violence, sometimes even commanded by God himself. So how do we view this topic? Is the reality of Holy War in the Bible a problem for us Christians and how should we think and talk about this issue? Dr. Heath Thomas sheds some light on this very controversial issue…

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter   The issue of war is a heavy one. Yet we are constantly faced with the evils of this world and we are confronted with violence on micro and macro levels. In the Scriptures we find commands to love one another, even our enemies. We are also told to turn the other...

Was Jesus a Republican? A Discussion on Christian Politics (Dr. Ashford)

rsz_exploringhopepodcast2This week on Exploring Hope I get a chance to sit down with our Provost here at Southeastern, Dr. Bruce Ashford. We discuss the intersection of faith and politics as he answers the question of whether or not Jesus was/is a republican. Dr. Ashford clarifies and re-frames this question that many wonder about to make it more contextually sound and helpful. He notes the transcendence of Jesus over things like partisanship, but also shares how He was profoundly political in his message and mission. Tune in to hear the whole conversation!

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter This week on Exploring Hope I get a chance to sit down with our Provost here at Southeastern, Dr. Bruce Ashford. We discuss the intersection of faith and politics as he answers the question of whether or not Jesus was/is a republican. Dr. Ashford clarifies and...