Our Sunday afternoon series over the past 8 weeks at Grace Fellowship Church has been focused on trying to help Christians learn how to interact in thoughtful, loving, and engaging ways with people of other worldviews. We began by thinking about our own worldview, and how it is grounded in the gospel. We also examined the nature of ‘worldview’ in general.
Over the last few weeks we’ve been dealing with common objections to the Christian faith and asking, ‘How do we understand this objection within its worldview? And where does the gospel-oriented worldview of a Christian intersect that worldview?’ This past week we were blessed to have Ian Clary come and speak to us about ‘The problem of evil’ and how to engage people who see this objection as a basis for rejecting Christianity. I highly recommend giving it a listen.
Ian made many good points and gave us all a lot things to think about as we seek to speak truth in love to our neighbours for whom this problem poses a genuine difficulty in coming to faith. He taught us about syllogisms and even some Latin phrases — and we had some fun with it. But one thing stuck out to me.