1. Is Suffering Part of God’s Secret Plan?

    Image by val.pearl via Flickr

    Image by val.pearl via Flickr

    In the Christian tradition since Augustine, the most common explanation for the apparent arbitrariness of life and God’s interaction with humanity has been God’s mysterious will—his “secret plan,” as Calvin says. Whether or not a … read more

  2. When Free Will Meets Unfathomable Evil

    In the face of tragedy Christians unfortunately tend to recite clichés that attempt to reassure people that, however terrible things seem, everything is unfolding according to God’s mysterious plan. We hear that “God has his reasons”; “God’s ways are not … read more