We all know that one of the most well-known and difficult issues facing Christian apologetics is the problem of evil. Book after book has been written on the subject. There is one particular aspect of the problem of evil that is gaining in popularity amongst skeptics and unbelievers. That is the so-called problem of animal suffering. Why would a good God create animals and allow them to suffer in so many horrible ways?. Some, like Alex O’Conner also known as the Cosmic Skeptic on YouTube, go so far as to claim this is the single greatest problem to Christianity. What exactly is the problem of animal suffering, and how should Christians respond?. We’ll be discussing this issue with Dr. Kyle Keltz, SES alum and author of “Thomism and the Problem of Animal Suffering.”
Is Animal Suffering Evidence Against a Good God?
June 22, 2021 • Kyle Keltz
Nine Essential Arguments for Effective Apologetics
July 26, 2021
We conclude our overview of the new SES infographic "Nine Essential Arguments for Effective Christian Apologetics" by looking at the final three points that seek to demonstrate the truthfulness of Christianity specifically. The foundation has been laid regarding the nature and knowability of truth, the existence of God, and the fact that miracles are at least possible. Join us as SES Provost Dr. Richard G. Howe walks us through the final steps of our apologetic by examining the reliability of the Bible and the reality of Jesus' resurrection.
Nine Essential Arguments for Effective Apologetics (Part 2)
July 19, 2021 • Dr. Richard Howe.
Last week we discussed the nature of truth, its knowability, and the fact that every aspect of physical reality has a metaphysical nature which we are capable of knowing and communicating about. As we continue our journey through the essential arguments for a complete apologetic for Christianity, we're joined again by SES Provost Dr. Richard Howe to discuss the existence of God and the implications this has to further our apologetic. If there is no God, there can be no Word of God. But how can we know that God actually exists?
Nine Essential Arguments for Effective Apologetics (Part 1)
July 12, 2021 • Dr. Richard Howe.
We talk a lot about specific issues and nuanced philosophical and theological concepts. But at the end of the day, what are the basic arguments that form the foundation for a solid Christian apologetic? In our post-Christian culture, it is imperative that believers at least know the basics in order to become effective ambassadors for Christ in their proclamation and defense of the Gospel. Join us for this series with SES Provost Dr. Richard Howe as we discuss nine essential arguments for effective Christian apologetics.