What might christians do in response to global warming? Following on from the last post we consider how – if God gives stewardship of the planet to humans and global warming occurs – it might be beyond the Divine to intervene and abrogate the mess that we have created for ourselves. True, nothing is impossible […]

As I write this post, the issue of global warming is dominating news headlines. Given that temperature rise relates to human activity around the earth, it is fair to conclude that whatever happens in the future will be because of humans. And, if we believe God has given humans stewardship of the earth and its […]

Why might God not answer prayers for ‘good’ weather?’ I am indebted to a great truth that was imparted to me at school and has informed every fishing trip I have ever undertaken since – wisdom from a geography GCE revision sheet that offered the astute observation that: ‘The climate of the British Isles is […]

Does God answer prayers for sunny weather at weddings? The seminar at its end, people dispersed, save for a few conference delegates who lined up to speak to me about what I had just presented. As I chatted, I became aware of two teenage girls waiting at the side. Finally, with the last person away, […]

Why does God allow illness? Research over the years has helped researchers to understand diseases and find cures. One example is leprosy which, if left untreated, affects the person’s nervous system, causing damage to skin, limbs and eyes. Although, leprosy was recorded in biblical times, it was not until the last century that it was […]

As we come to the end of this mini-series on the world of Genesis and natural disasters, we ask the question (again): So why do natural disasters occur on earth? Well, the most interesting and sensible answer I have heard to this question was given on a television programme ‘Tsunami – Where was God?’ in […]

How do we know the tectonic plates didn’t start moving after Adam and Eve’s fall out with God?   Now while it can be comforting to believe that natural disasters were not an early feature of life on earth, there is little evidence to support this kind of thinking. The reason being that the earth’s […]

Can natural disasters ever be considered a result of the Fall? I am not quite certain where the idea came from – possibly my early education at the hands of the nuns in catechism – or later as a ‘born again’ at college? But somewhere along the line I came to the conclusion that earthquakes, […]