Tag: Theology

Colossians 3:12-17

An abstract painting with the word 'Colossians' in ornate typography

Just a quick post to share with you a wonderful passage of scripture that offers guidance about how we should live our lives. This New Testament passage, written by Paul in his letter to the Colossians, seems to convey the heart of the gospel… Continue Reading “Colossians 3:12-17”

Does the Devil have Free Will?

The devil stood above a lake of fire

The Bible is full of references to the devil (also called Satan, Beelzebul, the enemy, the evil one, etc). It would be fair to say that the existence of this being is central to the Christian faith. We learn from the gospels that Jesus,… Continue Reading “Does the Devil have Free Will?”

A response to Richard Dawkins on the absurdity of the crucifixion

A portrait photograph of Richard Dawkins

There’s a lot that I don’t agree with Richard Dawkins about. But he once said this in an interview: “It’s a horrible idea that God, this paragon of wisdom and knowledge and power, couldn’t think of a better way to forgive us our sins… Continue Reading “A response to Richard Dawkins on the absurdity of the crucifixion”

Suffering, Death, and the Afterlife

A graveyard on a sunny Autumn day

When I was a Christian I had great faith that there would be a place in heaven waiting for me when I died.  This faith gave me the confidence to live more freely and fearlessly.  There are many things I miss about being a… Continue Reading “Suffering, Death, and the Afterlife”

A response to ‘Stephen Fry on God’

A portrait photo of Stephen Fry

You may have seen a recent video clip that went viral in which Stephen Fry makes some very stark criticisms of God.  I have embedded the clip below this article in case you haven’t seen it.  In the clip Fry is answering the question… Continue Reading “A response to ‘Stephen Fry on God’”