NextLevel Online: Apologetics

Session 8: Suffering

Chad said in this session that our first response to suffering should not necessarily be apologetics but pastoral. What is most needed from us when we are going through pain and suffering?



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  • This topic is deeply personal. Has there been a moment in your life or in someone’s life who is close to you when suffering has led to doubt? How did you address this doubt?

  • Chad said in the session that our first response should not necessarily be apologetics but pastoral. In your experience, what types of things should or should we not say to a person who is experiencing suffering?

  • What is a theodicy? What were the two theodicies explained in this session?

  • Why does rejecting God because of pain and suffering not make any sense?

  • Can you think of experiences in your life where you didn’t have a “God’s-eye” perspective in the moment, but in hindsight you can see that God was at work?

  • What is most needed from us when we are going through pain and suffering?

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