The problem of pain

Talk by Tanya Walker Read Tanya’s full biography In this talk recorded at The King’s Church Mid-Sussex, Zacharias Trust apologist Dr Tanya Walker examines one of the biggest objections to the existence of God – the problem of pain. The real lows of life are the...

If God why suffering?

Talk by Simon Edwards Read Simon’s full biography You only need to read the news headlines to see that suffering is an inescapable fact of life, but one with the power to derail belief in God. In this audio talk, Zacharias Trust apologist Simon Edwards draws on his...

Why God might allow suffering?

Article by Vince Vitale Read Vince’s full biography In one of the first significant conversations I had on this topic, my Aunt Regina expressed to me how difficult it is to see her son Charles – my cousin – struggle with a serious mental illness. Being more concerned...

Is Christianity just a crutch?

In Mere Apologetics, Alister McGrath points out that “one of the most familiar criticisms of Christianity is that it offers consolation to life’s losers.”(1) Believers are often caricatured as being somewhat weak and naïve—the kind of people who need...

What has Christianity got to offer us today?

C. S. Lewis was once asked if he followed Christ because it made him happy. He responded that he did not become a Christian because it made him happy, he always knew a bottle of Port could do that, but he followed Christ because he believed it was true! If Lewis was...

Was Jesus Typical or Exceptional?

All great questions of life have only one answer. Conflicting and contradictory answers cannot be valid. Jesus’ unique claim for himself while answering Thomas (Jn. 14:6) is a statement which is philosophically and logically reasonable. Even those who deny unique and...

How can I believe in God when there’s so much suffering?

“How do you expect me to believe in God,” asked Woody Allen, “when only last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of my electric type-writer?” For a while now, at least in the Western world, the existence of any form of pain, suffering or evil has been regarded...

Is religion dangerous?

I am writing on the fourth anniversary of the 7/7 suicide bombing attacks in London. In a chilling videotaped statement, one of the bombers, Mohammed Sidique Khan, explained that his motivation was inextricably linked with his Islamic faith: “I and thousands like me...

Is the Christian faith intellectual nonsense?

Article by Ravi Zacharias Read Ravi’s full biography ‘If God exists and takes an interest in the affairs of human beings, his will is not inscrutable,” writes Sam Harris about the 2004 tsunami in Letter to a Christian Nation. “The only thing inscrutable here is...

Is Our Future Determined or Free?

The issue of free-will and predestination is one that has raised its head in every generation of Christians. Do we exercise choice, or has everything already been decided? The resultant mental gymnastics leave many feeling confused, and others feeling disappointed....