Tag: God

Do suffering and evil prove there’s no God?

This page in brief …. I have written extensively on reasons to believe God exists. So I thought it only right to consider the counter arguments, reasons to disbelieve in God. This is the first and I believe strongest reason to doubt the existence of God – the evil and suffering in the world. Why […]

6 reasons to disbelieve in God?

Not long ago I completed a series of posts on reasons to believe in God. The series started with 12 reasons to believe in God and finished with Why I believe in God. I cannot pretend to be objective, but I can try to be fair, so I am beginning a companion series, 6 reasons […]

Why I believe in God

This page in brief …. For the past 12 posts I’ve been outlining aspects of life and the universe that I think point to God’s existence – i.e. they are more likely if God exists than if he or she doesn’t. So now to sum up.

12. It works (mostly!)

This page in brief …. In the previous eleven posts in this series, we have seen that many different aspects of life (the universe, human life, the history of Jesus and human experience) all seem to make more sense if there is a creator God, than if there is not. In this final post, we […]

11. Finding God in everyday life

What this page is about We have seen that some people appear to have experienced God through a healing, a vision or other “peak” experience. But what of the rest of us, who haven’t had such an experience? Does God communicate in more “ordinary” ways? Does this make a difference in people’s lives? In this […]

9. Does the historical Jesus reveal God?

This page in brief …. Christians believe that Jesus showed us what God is like. If that claim is true, we have a strong reason to believe God really exists. So in this page we look at three criteria that we might use to evaluate this claim – the historical evidence for Jesus’ life and […]

8. Experiencing God in a deep way?

This page in brief …. Some people have deep spiritual, or mystical, experiences. Many of them believe they have experienced God. Psychologists have examined these experiences, which are very real, and can describe some of their common characteristics. Could this really be God communicating with people? Let’s look at the evidence that psychologists have uncovered.

7. The evidence for miraculous healing

The plot thickens! So far in this series, I have presented 6 reasons to believe that a theistic explanation of the universe and humanity makes more sense than a naturalistic explanation. Each reason increases the probability that there is a God. But is that God a personal being, as most of the world’s monotheistic religions […]

6. I think, therefore ……. ?

The story so far We have been looking at different aspects of our common experience as human beings that are hard, if not impossible, to explain if our universe is no more than physical. Most neuroscientists find it hard to see why our consciousness, our unique sense of ourselves, would evolve in a purely physical […]

5. Are some things really right and wrong?

Almost everyone has a sense of right and wrong, however warped it may be, but where does it come from? Are some things really right and wrong, or are ethics just arbitrary?