Looking at God, Evil and Personal Suffering?

Talk by Sharon Dirckx Read Sharon’s full biography – Why do bad things happen? – If God exists, why doesn’t he do something? – Why am I being singled out? Of all the hurdles to faith, surely suffering must be the greatest. It tears lives apart...

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...

Why personal suffering?

Talk by Sharon Dirckx Read Sharon’s full biography If God knew there would be suffering in the world why did he create something rather than nothing and why does he not now intervene on our behalf? In an interview that was first aired on Radio 2 on Palm Sunday, Sharon...

Doesn’t Religion Just Cause Evil, Suffering, Division and War?

A common claim made by many atheists is that religion causes evil, suffering, division and war. For example, at the Munk Debate in Toronto last November, Christopher Hitchens argued this very point against Tony Blair. Religion, Hitchens claimed, causes sectarianism,...

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...

Who do we complain to?

Talk by Sharon Dirckx Read Sharon’s full biography Terrorist attacks, earthquakes, Syria’s civil war, the refugee crisis, disease and bereavement – suffering comes in many guises and no one is immune from its clutches. And it often leads to a simple question: “Why?”...

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...

Where is God When I Suffer?

Talk by Vince Vitale Read Vince’s full biography How can we trust in a loving God when we see so much suffering in the world around us or if we experience it ourselves? At OICCU’s main event in 2013 Vince Vitale tackles this very topic, as part of their...

Does God Care About Our Happiness?

If there is an infinitely powerful God who has created everything does he really care about our happiness or is he simply indifferent? Does the word “care” carry the same meaning, anyway, if we are applying it to God? Furthermore, what should we make of...