Tag: John Cobb

If God is good, why do bad things happen? (5 potential answers)

If God is good, why do bad things happen? (5 potential answers)

I recently started helping out with the youth group at my church, a progressive Methodist congregation in Charlotte.  Last Sunday, I finished leading a three-part Sunday School series on the “problem of evil.”  The series began because the youth, after brainstorming a list of their doubts and questions, voted to talk about this question (“if God is good, why do bad things happen?”) first.   Continue reading “If God is good, why do bad things happen? (5 potential answers)”

Does Science Leave Room for God?

Does Science Leave Room for God?

There are problems with believing in God and trusting in science.  The easy solution would be to stop trusting in science, but as I have written before, I do not see how this could really be done.  Sure, I could say I didn’t put much stock in modern science, but those words would ring hollow if I then turned immediately to trained doctors and nurses in the event of an emergency.  Can a person who is already committed to modern science responsibly believe in God?  Many popular atheists, such as Richard Dawkins, are confident that the answer is No. Continue reading “Does Science Leave Room for God?”