Guest: Dr. William Dembski
If God is good, why is there evil in the world? This one question has done more to undo belief in God among countless thousands of people – especially those who have seen the horrors this life can truly bring. Those who have lived through earthquakes; experienced the Asian tsunamis, survived Auschwitz and the Killing Fields; even to the recent murders at Fort Hood; Those who have buried a child; felt the sting of injustice – those who have, like all humans, encountered real evil in the world – wonder if God is there – if God is good – and if Christianity is true.
To address such questions head-on is a mathematician, a theologian, and a scientist – Dr. William Dembski. Internationally known as a paradigmatic figure in the world of science – particularly as he has advanced the theory of intelligent design regarding the creation of the world in contrast to Darwinian evolution – Dr. Dembski has authored a new book – The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World.
Guest for this podcast:
Dr. William Dembski, is the Research Professor of Philosophy at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Senior Fellow with the Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture in Seattle, WA.
The New Atheists – Do they have a point?; If God is all powerful, why
does evil exist?; Is God really in control?; Evil and God’s providence
– the connection; The END of Christianity – What does this mean?; The
Cross of Jesus Christ – why bother?; Was the cross necessary?
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Why did the Fall take place?; When did the Fall take place?; Is there
a link between “natural evil” and personal human sin?; An old-earth
theory of the Fall; If God knows the outcome, why pray at all?; God’s
perspective of time and why it matters.