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The Problem of Evil and the Genesis Account – Q and A with J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell (Podcast)

The Problem of Evil and the Genesis Account - Q and A with J. Warner Wallace and Sean McDowell
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J. Warner and Sean answer Jim Putman’s questions, including: 1. If there is a God why do bad things happen? 2. What caused both of you to become Christians? 3. God created everything, who or what created God? 4. What do you make of the Shroud of Turin? 5. How should we reconcile the first pages of the Genesis story? Plus much more…

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J. Warner Wallace is a Dateline featured cold-case homicide detective, popular national speaker and best-selling author. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as a Senior Fellow at the Colson Center for Christian Worldview. He is also an Adj. Professor of Christian Apologetics at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, and a faculty member at Summit Ministries. He holds a BA in Design (from CSULB), an MA in Architecture (from UCLA), and an MA in Theological Studies (from Gateway Seminary).



  1. Robert Szychowicz

    December 15, 2022 at 6:02 am

    I was thinking about how the universe could be both 13.8 Billion years old, and (as some scholars have indicated) the Earth was created 6000 years ago in a single day. It occurs to me that both might be true if you think of the nature of God. God could have made the the Earth 6000 years ago in a single day, but when he created the Earth, God made the universe 13.8 billion years old at the moment he created everything.

    • Nic Tomlin

      January 29, 2023 at 11:47 pm

      I think, after much head scratching and research, that the YEC position is ‘weak’, but at worse it undermines good apologetics and Christianity (a BIG problem imo). Essentially it takes a non-falsfiable view, and contorts all science to match YEC (gee, sounds like evolutionism!).
      I think interpreting Genesis in its correct context is the best place to start.
      Here is a great little discussion…attached

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