Compassion and the problem of evil and suffering
Why Does God Allow Pain and Suffering?
- Dr Justin Thacker is Lecturer in Practical and Public Theology at Cliff College. He is a medical doctor and is on the council of Scripture Union. View all resources by Justin Thacker
Justin Thacker's four video presentations respond to one of the most difficult questions we can face: Why does God allow suffering?
Part 1 considers the intellectual problem of suffering and the importance of free will in the debate.
Part 2 considers the personal problem of suffering, when we ask why God allows us, our family or our friends to suffer. Are we more interested in an explanation or a solution?
Part 3 considers the emotional problem of suffering, when we cry out in anguish to God asking "Why?"
Part 4 considers a wider perspective on the presence of suffering in the world.
© 2010 Justin Thacker
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