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Destroying and Annoying: Why would God create mosquitos, viruses, and bacteria?

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'If God exists, it is certainly within His power to prevent such things. Why wouldn’t He?' Surely the Prince of Darkness was not co-Creator of our world, but the Prince of Peace. Yet the death and suffering we observe due to a myriad of seemingly evil micro-critters bids us seek an answer to the question. This article will explore the trifecta of organisms most well-known for their destruction and annoyance of the human race; namely, mosquitos, viruses, and bacteria.
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Review: The RZIM Academy Core Module

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The Core Module will teach you to better answer difficult questions about the Christian faith. Elle Shaw reviews the RZIM Academy's foundational online course.
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Thoughts on the Christmas Child: Myth or Miracle?

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‘What Child is This?’ is a favourite Christmas hymn. It is…

Apologetics in practise: Lessons from my laundromat

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The local dogs tonight taught me a lesson in apologetics. I was taking a walk in the evening. Plenty of shops are open and pedestrians are walking around at 8:30 in my Chiang Mai neighbourhood, and there was a bright full moon. At the doorway of the laundromat lay three or four dogs, resting.

About Thinking Matters

Thinking Matters is a ministry encouraging New Zealand Christians to explore WHAT they believe and WHY they believe it, so they can engage culture and present the Christian faith both gracefully and persuasively. We do this through training in apologetics, worldview, culture, and evangelism.