Quote (JohnMiller92 @ Jul 22 2017 08:40pm)
Problem of Evil
However, John Lennox is the only one that comes close in tackling that issue. Very hard to preach on, but if your pastor is a good one, can give it a try
Just listened to it, and I think I agree with your statement "comes close". While he uses a reasonable defense to explain human evils in the world (and, indeed, the same defense I myself have used), his attempt to draw parallelism towards the question of pain fell flat. I did enjoy the talk though, so thanks for the recommendation.
I'm thinking of going for something from the OT. My grasp on a lot of the core concepts in the OT is certainly lacking, and a direction in which I could expand my knowledge greatly. Also, there's this curiously hovering question of "how much of the OT applies to Christians today and what do we do with it?", which people seem to have answers ALL across the board on. Gets into Mosaic law a bit and Jesus's seemingly contradictory statements with regards to whether he came to abolish the old law or uphold the old law, and leads nicely into the new covenant in Christ.
But I know a bit about that part already so I'm wondering if you guys have any cool concepts you've enjoyed within the OT that might lend themselves either towards further study or a sermon?