If God is all-powerful and all-good, why is there so much evil and suffering in the world? Where is God in the midst of war, cancer, genocide, rape, and child abuse? Does God ever cause evil, does he simply allow it, or something else altogether? How do we answer our friend’s questions about injustice in the world? How do we encourage and comfort those who are suffering?
The Problem of Evil is a four week class crafted to provide students with a biblical framework for understanding suffering, tragedy, and injustice. Along the way we will examine various theological understandings of the problem of evil as well as how these views have been applied throughout church history. Finally, we will discuss pragmatic ways to understand, process, discuss, and experience the problem of evil.
Students should purchase a new or used copy of God at War by Gregory A. Boyd prior to the first class.
Students are asked to make every attempt to attend each class session.
4 Sundays: February 19 & 26, and March 5 & 12, 2 - 4 PM.
Compass Church, 1812 Main St. Vancouver, WA