Brad Alles

Brad Alles is an Assistant Professor of Education at Concordia University Wisconsin. He graduated from Concordia University Nebraska with a Bachelor’s degree in education, and received his Master’s degree in Christian education from Concordia University Chicago.

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Secular Humanism’s Future: Global Government

My book, Starting at the End, focuses on worldviews and their vision of the future.  Here is what Secular Humanism sees. “Man is at last becoming aware that he alone is responsible for the realization of the world of his dreams, that he has within himself the power for its achievement. He must set intelligence and [&hellip

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What will the future bring?

All worldviews have a vision of the future. That’s what my book, Starting at the End, explores.  Many believe that history is moving in a straight line toward an exact goal. This is called a linear view of history. Everyone wonders what that future goal will bring. In a naturalistic worldview, devoid of the supernatural realm [&hellip

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The end of suffering–an easy or eternal life?

Let’s bring this series of blogs on suffering to a close with some concluding thoughts. When both Paul and James said to rejoice in suffering, it is because the maturing Christian understands that there is a reason for it.  Romans 5:3 says, “Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know [&hellip

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Questions during suffering (Part 4)

Questions enter our mind when we suffer.  “Is God seeking revenge on me?”  “Is God unfair?”  Remember what James 1:5 says: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” It’s okay to ask God questions;  just ask the [&hellip

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Questions during suffering (Part 3)

When we suffer, questions enter our minds.  “Is God listening to me?”  “Is this punishment for some sin I committed?”  Let’s turn to the inspired Word of God, the Bible, for some answers. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it [&hellip

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Questions during suffering (Part 2)

Questions enter our mind when we suffer.  “Is God punishing me?”  “Is God even there?”  Remember what James 1:5 says: “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” It’s okay to ask God questions;  just ask the right [&hellip

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Questions during suffering (Part 1)

When we suffer, all sorts of questions enter our minds. “Why is this happening?” “Does God hate me?” “Is this punishment for some sin I committed?” Let’s turn to the Word of God for some answers. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without [&hellip

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Why is there suffering? (Part 4)

This is the last of four blogs on why suffering occurs.  Earlier we saw that there is suffering here due to an imperfect planet: storms and disease threaten humanity because of Adam and Eve’s sin.  Another reason that there is suffering is due to our sinful nature: people commit terrible acts against one another.  We exercise our free will and choose evil instead of [&hellip

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Why is there suffering? (Part 3)

In the last two blogs, I talked about why suffering occurs.  Pain and suffering is a part of our existence due to humanity’s choice to violate God’s will.  Disease, disaster, and death occur around us because of Adam and Eve’s fall.  When the first humans rebelled against God’s decree, they brought suffering into the human experience.  There [&hellip

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Why is there suffering? (Part 2)

In the last blog, I discussed how suffering in the forms of disease, disaster, and death occur in nature because of Adam and Eve’s fall.  Even as Jesus overcame sin and death through His resurrection, we still have pain here on earth.  But a new day will come. Paul writes in Romans 8:18-22, “I consider that our [&hellip

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