An Almighty Predicament
A Discourse on the Arguments For and Against Christianity
By Steven Colborne

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God and Suffering: Approaches and Issues

I present four principle ways that God could be said to suffer, and discuss each of these in depth, and I try to discern which argument is the most realistic. I finish by presenting possible objections to my favoured argument, and describe how these can be overcome.


The Human Soul in Plato and Christianity

Plato’s views are contrasted with a Christian perspective as I explore what the Bible and key theologians have said about the soul. The composition of the soul, the pre-existence of the soul (before birth), and reincarnation are also discussed.


From Victim to Victor

Alan Millis examines a passage in the Gospel of Matthew that is key to the subject of forgiveness. After sharing his own testimony, Alan unpacks how the Parable of the Unforgiving Servant can teach us how and why we can and must forgive those who have hurt us.


Dialogue on Key Philosophical Matters

This paper presents a conversation I had with a learned friend about a range of matters that are central to the study of theology and philosophy. The dialogue, which has been adapted from an email exchange that took place in 2012, covers subjects including panentheism, sacred texts, free will, and the nature of God.



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