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Shebuel Varghese
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God, the Undercover Agent?
I will be honest: I find the problem of evil and suffering deeply intellectually and emotionally troubling as someone who is committed to Christian theism.  I've thought through many of the classic responses, and while I think some of them can bear some of ...
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Believe the Right Things for the Right Reasons
One of my favorite passages in Plato's Republic is in Book II immediately after Thrasymachus' argument with Socrates concerning justice. Thrasymachus argues that justice is only the advantage of the stronger, and Socrates breaks down Thrasymachus' argument....
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"Post-Evangelical" Evangelicals
For a long time there has been a trend among North American evangelicals who grow up in conservative evangelical culture, and then at some point leave "traditional" evangelicalism for some flavor of progressive Christianity. On the popular level,  I'm think...
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In Defense of Beauty and the Beast: A reply to John Mark Reynolds
John Mark Reynolds wrote a critique of Disney's Beauty and the Beast here , and here . Dr. Reynolds has been tremendously influential in my own intellectual formation, and I am nearly always in agreement with him. So I was somewhat surprised by his critique...
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Conversation with Apollos Cassian
SV: When did the journey to the Orthodox church begin for you? AC: I was doing youth ministry for three years at a local church, and I began to meet with a priest down the street at the Catholic church. And it was at that point that I was faced with a diffi...
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The Powers that Be
A friend of mine recently pointed something out that I think Christians (especially in the West) are good to remember. And that is when we are speaking out against false ideas and wicked practices, we aren't just getting into an intellectual engagement. We ...
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Are All Sins Equal?
I sometimes hear many well meaning Christians say, "All sins are equal." But is it actually true? I think it depends on what one means by "equal." If by equal, a person means, all sinful acts are equal in that they all fall into the category of wrongful dee...
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Conversation about Superman, Batman, and Theology with Sam Varghese Part 2
My brother and I talk about our shared love for Batman and Superman. (You can listen to Part 1 here , and you can read Sam's review of the recent movie, Batman v. Superman here .)  
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Conversation about Superman, Batman, and Theology with Sam Varghese Part 1
My brother and I talk about our shared love for Batman and Superman. (You can read Sam's review of the recent movie, Batman v. Superman here .  
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Conversation about Superman, Batman, and Theology with Sam Varghese Part 2
My brother and I talk about our shared love for Batman and Superman. (You can listen to Part 1 here , and you can read Sam's review of the recent movie, Batman v. Superman here .  
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