• A Critique of the Divine Hiddenness and Silence of God

    One of the more challenging arguments against the existence of God by atheists is the one which comes from the problem of divine hiddenness. From the claim of theism is the belief that God exists as all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-good. Yet with these attributes of God, the skeptic to theism would point to the seemingly uncomfortable issue of the presence of evil in this world which God has created and continues to be responsible for. This issue is like a giant pink elephant in the room, argues the atheist, demanding that the theist give an account for it. Along with this difficulty, the skeptic points to a related issue which…

  • Freewill and Responsibility

    One of the marks of humanity is that it has been created in the image of God as moral creatures. Mankind therefore has a responsibility to live in an ethical way, pursuing what is virtuously right and rejecting what is morally wrong. Within this calling is the debate on what kind of freedom mankind must possess to be able to fulfill this responsibility. This essay will examine what kind of freewill is required for moral agency, including the place of determinism within the compatibilist and incompatibilist views, and finally articulating why compatibilism is the better account for freewill in regard to moral and responsible agency. When discussing freedom and freewill,…