Is the Church Still Against Contraception?

The short answer is Yes, the Church is still against contraception. I want to anticipate that this article doesn’t have the objective of explaining why contraception is wrong, nor it wants to explain the true nature of sexuality, but this article has simply the goal to inform what the Church believes. My hope is that…

Why did God let my Grandma Die?

Growing up as a sort of “practicing” Catholic I was confronted since a young age with existential questions coming from my non-believer classmates. When I was actually very young, in elementary school (or maybe even before that), I was told by a friend of mine that he stopped believing in God because his grandmother was…

What is Grace?

The word “Grace” is probably one of the most used words in the Christian world, but probably one of the terms that people understand the least. I’ve heard people who have been going to church since more than 20 years ask me “what does it means that Jesus died for us”, or “I believe in…

Plantinga’s Answer to the Logical Problem of Evil – Part 2

In my article https://confident-faith.com/2018/01/27/plantingas-answer-to-the-logical-problem-of-evil-part-1/ I showed how Plantinga assesses that the problem of evil is most probably intended by most to argue for an implicit contradiction between a certain set of beliefs within Christian theism. I concluded by reporting the two propositions supposedly necessarily implied by the propositions: 1) God is all-powerful, 2) God is perfectly…

A brief introduction to the Problem of Evil

In this period of research regarding different Christian apologetics topics I would like to address in the proximate future articles the “problem of evil” by presenting the works of two philosophers: Alvin Plantinga and Peter van Inwagen. In particular, I will be drawing insights from Plantinga’s book “God, Freedom and Evil” and Peter van Inwagen’s…

The Neo-Platonic Proof for the Existence of God – part 1

In this article, we want to present in an accessible way the proof for the existence of God formulated by philosopher Ed Feser in his new book “Five proofs for the existence of God”. We will briefly show that a composite reality has to find its conditions of existence in an ultimate non-composite reality. In “part…

Answering Adolf Grunbaum’s criticism of the Leibnizian Cosmological argument

Adolf Grunbaum is a philosopher of science who criticized several theistic arguments for God’s existence. In his academic article “A New Critique of Theological Interpretation of Physical Cosmology” he criticizes both the Leibnizian and the Kalam argument. The Kalam cosmological arguments and the Leibnizian arguments are two argument for the existence of God which philosopher…