The United Kingdom has recently faced a series of high profile events – including the tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire and several major terrorist incidents – that have brought horrendous suffering to the lives of many.
How are such events possible in a world ruled by a sovereign, loving God?
This is the impossible question I set out to tackle at a recent church service. My attempted response is available for download in three parts: a short introductory video, and two audio files each around 20 minutes:
- Suffering – intro video (note that some may find this distressing)
- Part 1: Why do we suffer?
- Part 2: How should we suffer?