Why Do Bad Things Happen? with Lisa Harper

For Episode 040...

Lisa Harper joins us to talk about God, suffering, and evil today.
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 Lisa Harper is one of the nicest people I've ever met, and also is one of the most theologically solid. She is the author of twelve books including  Believing Jesus  and  The Sacrament of Happy , and has also written curriculum on Malachi, Hebrews, and Mark, and the latest, Job. Lisa is the mom of Missy, who she got to adopt from Haiti. Lisa is so wise and so fun! What other mom has a sidecar on her motorcycle that she drives through the school pick up line?

Lisa Harper is one of the nicest people I've ever met, and also is one of the most theologically solid. She is the author of twelve books including Believing Jesus and The Sacrament of Happy, and has also written curriculum on Malachi, Hebrews, and Mark, and the latest, Job. Lisa is the mom of Missy, who she got to adopt from Haiti. Lisa is so wise and so fun! What other mom has a sidecar on her motorcycle that she drives through the school pick up line?

 

It doesn't take long living in the world to realize that bad things happen. And they are really unavoidable. Bad things happen to all people. But why? Is God not in control? Does He care? 

Bad things happen ultimately because sin has broken the world. God is still in control, although He is not the author of evil or bad things. As we see through Job, God does allow bad things to happen, though. 

Listen in to hear more.

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