Category: Suffering

Does Suffering Serve a Purpose?

Black and white photo of feet in chains

In this post I’ll be giving a snapshot of the life and thought of Anicius Boethius, a figure who lived around the 6th century AD and has been described as the last of the Romans and also the first of the scholastic philosophers.

Why Does God Allow Suffering?

Girl crying with her hand held to her face

One of the toughest problems in the study of both philosophy and theology is the so-called ‘problem of evil’ (also referred to as the theodicy problem). The problem can be formulated in a variety of ways, but is normally considered in terms of a… Continue Reading “Why Does God Allow Suffering?”

Dealing with Evil

An image with low lighting of a man reading an open Bible

Those of you who read Sunday’s post will recall that I’m experiencing a difficult situation with a neighbour at the moment. It’s been consuming a lot of my energy and it’s hard to see a way forward, such is the troubling attitude of the… Continue Reading “Dealing with Evil”

Three Views of Hell

A chair in the foreground and a burning fire in the background

In this post I will give a brief overview of three different positions that theologians take concerning the doctrine of hell. My discussion will merely offer brief definitions and a few key scriptures with the aim of encouraging readers toward further study on this… Continue Reading “Three Views of Hell”

Being Held by God

A scene of a field with the words 'Grace changes everything' over the image

Sometimes, life can be a real struggle. I know that I spent many years searching for peace, as I have reflected upon in my book The Philosophy of a Mad ManĀ which is all about spiritual seeking. I used to immerse myself in eastern philosophy… Continue Reading “Being Held by God”