The most recent edition of Ligonier’s Tabletalk focuses on the theme of apologetics under the title, “Giving an Answer.” I had the privilege of contributing a small piece on the very challenging topic of, “Why Do Bad Thing Happen to Good People?”
Arguably everyone in some way confronts this question in their lifetime, perhaps multiple times (or all the time!). How on earth could I possibly answer such a deeply difficult question in only a few hundred words? I gave it my best shot, in what will no doubt be one of my shorter writings—but perhaps something people will actually read!
In the mini-article, I try to tease out both the head-related aspect of the question (how to respond to the apologetic side of the issue) and the heart-related aspect of the question (how simply to weep with those who are feeling deep suffering). I wish I could have done more with the latter, but alas the word-count restriction was inversely proportional to the importance of the topic!
Many thanks to Tabletalk for the opportunity. A scan of the article can be downloaded here.