Continually Sharpening

A theological blog by Janelle Zeeb

Why Doesn't God Prevent More Evil?

In a previous post I talked about the 'problem' of believing that God is fully good and loving while accepting that sometimes God punishes people with death because of their sins, and how I make sense of that.

Another frequent accusation against God's goodness is that if God was really …


Christianity is Not A Feel-Good Religion

There was a news article I read recently that has made me quite concerned for the future of Christianity and free speech in Canada.

In this article, two people were complaining that some teachings of Christianity regarding sin make people feel bad about themselves. They say that being told they …


Defending God's Justice Regarding Death

One of the frequent objections that atheists or opponents of Christianity frequently raise is about all those times in the Old Testament when God kills people, or tells the Israelites to kill certain people.

These critics claim that a God of love would never act like this, that it is …


Which Race Are You Running?

I've heard it said that sometimes pastors preach to themselves by writing a sermon that is more about what they need to hear, than what their congregation needs to hear.

This blog post might be similar to that, in that it may be more of a reminder for me than …