Justin Thacker



This is the blog of Justin Thacker – husband, father and Arsenal supporter who loves Jesus but hates global injustice. I’m a freelance theologian who works for a tax justice charity


  1. I found your article at bethinking.org(Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?)and I have a question that might sound weird or stupid but if God were an evil being with no moral standards(goodness,kindness,love,etc)would it be logical for God to create beings that have goodness,kindness and love or basically can an evil God create moral creatures?


    Comment by James | 28/06/2016 | Reply

    • I’ve only just discovered this question. I think my answer is ‘yes’ that would be possible, but presumably only if such moral beings were countered by a greater number of immoral beings so that the sum total of morality is negative.

      Comment by Justin Thacker | 23/02/2017 | Reply

  2. I was considering your post ‘On Giving God an Ultimatum’. While I agree that it is escapism to deny how life is terrible, I would like to ask for your interpretation of Romans 8:28, because I think if that is not true, such that Christians do not have to believe in it, the implication is that God is either not good or not sovereign. My opinion is that God can still use sadness and disappointments in life, sympathise with us (Hebrews 4:15) and still use it for our good.

    Comment by Daniel Ooi | 17/07/2020 | Reply

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