This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, May 29, 2020:
In a long post on Instagram, Jon Steingard, the lead singer in the Canadian Christian rock band Hawk Nelson, said on Tuesday: “After growing up in a Christian home … I am now finding that I no longer believe in God.” But he added, “I want to be open. I want to be transparent with you all — and also open to having my heart changed in the future.”
He raised the issue of God and evil in the world: “There were things that just didn’t make sense to me. If God is all loving, and all powerful, why is there evil in the world? Can he not do anything about it? Does he choose not to?”
Although he claimed that he didn’t want to start a debate, he said that he is “open to the idea that God is there. I’d prefer it if he was. I suspect if he is there, he is very different than what I was taught. I know my parents pray that God reveals himself to me. If he’s there, I hope he does.”
So do a myriad of believers who have had the same questions.