We are the Neills, and we are studying God’s words, nature, and truths as we seek to know him more.

Musings. Philosophy. Complex wrestling with life’s big questions, with even bigger implications. Welcome to the blog!

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Suffering Loss : A Subset of the Problem of Evil

This blog post is authored by first Melissa Neill and Taylor Neill following. Loss by Melissa Neill I have been weary.  The emotional toll of grief creates a physical exhaustion to accompany it. I find myself mentioning casually in every conversation that allows for it, “My father just died.” Why? Because I want their pity?…

Why Evolution is a Problem for Atheism

Does evolution show that there is no need for God? According to many prominent Atheists, yes. “The evidence of evolution reveals a universe without design.” – Richard Dawkins “the deeper we probe these questions, and the more we learn about the world in which we live, the less reason there is to believe in God……

The Moral Argument for the Existence of God

If you have wrestled with the question of God’s existence in any serious way, you have probably encountered the moral argument in some form. Despite (perhaps because of) its simplicity, it continues to be one of the most powerful arguments for the existence of God. Indeed, it is the very argument that persuaded C.S. Lewis…

Mary Jo Sharp, the Problem of Evil, Christianity and Atheism

On Monday night Mary Jo Sharp, Apologist and Professor at HBU, delivered the keynote address on the emotional problem of evil to a packed house at West U Baptist church. Her speech was part of the annual “August Apologetics” series hosted by the church. It was a stimulating lecture and, as such, I thought its…

God vs Science, Dr. Jim Tour and more August Apologetics

Stop me if you have heard this one:  Scientific belief is based on evidence, belief in God is based on faith and faith is believing in something in spite of the evidence. The belief that God and science are competing explanations is a common sentiment among atheists. “Religion is outdated in the 21st century… [God]…

Keep Kalam and Carry On: The Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God

Have you ever asked yourself where the universe came from? Why is it here? Why is there something rather than nothing? Did the universe have a beginning or has it always existed? Through the centuries many Atheists have held that the universe has always existed; eternally and uncaused. However, the evidence, both philosophical and scientific,…

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