Tuesdays 11:30am-2:00pm CDT
October 5-November 23, 2021
A popular piano player sang it in a song: “Only the good die young.” Why is that? Why do the good seem to go through life with pain and suffering while the wicked prosper? Why does a child contract a deadly form of cancer? Why does COVID rob the world of millions and wreck mental health? Why does the church in the Middle East endure persecution? How could a good God allow such pain and suffering? Find the answers this fall in the course Pain and Suffering, which addresses the biblical, theological, and philosophical issues of theodicy.
Everyone will have someday to answer the question, “Why?” Why was my husband taken on our fifth wedding anniversary? Why has my mother’s memory faded to the point she no longer knows me? Why are my brothers and sisters in Christ being killed in foreign lands? The great questions of suffering are difficult, but not impossible to answer. Readers in this course will: