Tag: Youth Group

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)”

Guiding a Youth Group through the Problem of Evil

If God is good, why do bad things happen?

Two weeks ago, I met with the youth group at my church for the first time.  It seems that for the foreseeable future, I will be teaching their Sunday school class and guiding their Sunday night discussion time every two weeks.  I asked them if they had any big faith-related questions they’d like to talk about, and in a few minutes, they came up with a list of eight.  We voted on which question to tackle first, and the winner, by a wide margin, was the problem of evil. Continue reading “Guiding a Youth Group through the Problem of Evil”