Horn of Africa food crisis. Somalis fleeing hunger in their drought-stricken nation walk along the main road leading from the Somalian border to the refugee camps around Dadaab, Kenya, on Wednesday, July 13. More than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa are confronting the worst drought in decades and need urgent assistance to stay alive, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)

Helping East Africa

We can help East Africa in various ways. Here are a few: Canadian Red Cross, Compassion Canada, International Justice Mission, International Needs Network, Samaritan's PurseWorld Vision. Prayer is important, too. Christ is our hope and strength.

- Dr. V

P.S. On the philosophical problem of evil and suffering, my August 27 2009 Apologia column titled "Pointless Evil Versus God's Existence?" might be of interest to readers. It's certainly not the last word on the matter, but it's food for thought. Also, an important book is philosopher William A. Dembski's The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World. A couple of more recent, also important books are these: Norman Geisler's If God, Why Evil? plus David Baggett and Jerry Walls' Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality.

Summer 2011 Philosophy Foosball Club Dinner

The Summer 2011 Philosophy Foosball Club Dinner occurred!  At one point the guest list consisted of 14 current or former Providence students/ employees.  Dinner was great (many thanks to Mrs. VDB). Subsequent philosophical discussion (about art and beauty), games (foosball, crokinole, bocce ball), and book crawl were great too!  See below for photos.

Summer 2011 PFC Dinner Photos


Important Notice:

Dr. V will be hosting a Dinner at his place on Saturday, July 9th at 5:30. For anybody who has been in attendance at one of these before, you know the good times that are sure to happen.

For those planning to attend, please RSVP by email to Dr. V by Friday, noon at the latest.

Hope to see you all there!