The Bible doesn’t ignore the difficult realities around pain and suffering. The objective of Christian faith is not to help you soothe away your troubles, not to pretend all is well when it isn’t, not to dull the pain but rather to see reality and grasp the root of our problem.
The challenge is often framed in this way: if a loving and powerful God exists, He would not allow evil to exist; evil does exist, therefore, there must be no God
We can barely go for a couple of months without hearing of a new disaster. How do we make sense of natural disasters and God?
Amidst the political turmoil of our world whether it be Brexit or North Korea, climate change or debates about the legal status of life in the womb, we live in disconcerting times. Here in Britain, we observe worrying trends of a burgeoning mental health crisis and a dramatic increase in knife crime amongst young people…