Chris Shipley

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Articles by Chris Shipley

O God, Why Evil?

Christians usually reply to this question in three different ways in an attempt to justify God’s permission of evil.  With each response, the common emphasis is that God always has a good reason behind evil and suffering. 1. Free Will The first explanation to why evil exists is humans are significantly free moral agents who […] Read More >

God’s Promises and Will

God’s promises for those who believe in Jesus Christ: “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” – Romans 8:28 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests […] Read More >

O God, Why Evil?

One of the major objections to believing that God really exists is the presence of evil in our world.  We see it everyday, all around us.  Why?  Why is there so much pain and suffering on this globe called earth? Every person asks this question.  Whether it’s a five year-old getting ridiculed in Kindergarten, a […] Read More >

Spiritual Idols and Addictions

We have all felt the desire to do something, anything.  We decide to do it and experience momentary happiness, only for it to give way to the disappointing realization that it was only temporary. As a result we often try to replace that momentary happiness with other promising joys.  In the end, however, such temporary […] Read More >

The Da Vinci Code: Whose Code Is It?

It seems like everywhere you turn someone is reading, has read, or plans to read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. There is something exhilarating about discovering something that was hidden. An inside look, a covert meaning, a new voice testifying to supposedly new facts– the plot thickens. So why is this style of writing so […] Read More >

The Da Vinci Code: Whose Code Is It?

It seems like everywhere you turn someone is reading, has read, or plans to read Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. What if a nationally respected magazine came out with an article that outlined the  personal background of Dan Brown and how it has affected each of the books he has written? The article might […] Read More >

What is True Freedom?

<<Watch now: Find Freedom to be Yourself, Accepted and Loved Just the Way You Are. We read about freedom, dream about freedom, rejoice in the notion of freedom, teach, advocate, and hope for freedom, but what do we mean by freedom? Freedom means many things to many people.  We can view freedom politically, as having […] Read More >