tsunamis and life building

In a reflection that is most certainly to be categorised firmly on the side of what is understandably seen as the impersonal, cold, logic-chopping philosophical problem of evil (rather than more humane existential or pastoral problem of evil), it occurs to me that the feeling of unjustness we almost universally feel when, say, a massive tsunami wipes… Continue reading tsunamis and life building

life: mess included

One of my favourite Proverbs is 14:4 Where there are no oxen, the stall is clean, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant harvest.  In order to have a harvest, you’ll have to put up with a fair whack of crap!  I was thinking of this in relation to the problem of evil.… Continue reading life: mess included

father god

All speech about God uses metaphor (so does all speech about the universe, but that’s another post).  One basic idea is that God is like a Father. Leaving to one side the less-noted ‘problem’ of good, the more-noted ‘problem’ of evil (among other things) would suggest that God is one abusive, tyrant, dictator of a… Continue reading father god