The Coronavirus may be raising many questions for you personally and for those you are seeking to reach with the good news of Jesus Christ. This evening will be an opportunity to discuss our own questions together and to think through how we would answer others.
We will watch an interview with John Lennox and use this to inform our own discussion. Lennox is an adjunct lecturer for The Oxford Centre for Christian Apologetics who has recently published a book on this subject (pictured). In the interview he addresses the following questions:
1. Isn’t atheism the easiest and most straightforward response to this situation?
2. Why do we in the west find this virus so disorientating?
3. Is there some kind of cosmic karma at work here?
4. Is this God’s judgement?
5. Can we respond to this crisis with intellectual answers?
6. What kind of God would design a world afflicted with viruses?
7. How do we wrestle with feelings of despair and fear?
- This discussion is for regular members of the church family who are aged 18+.
- Please invite friends outside the church family and especially friends who are not Christians to register for Christianity Explored Week 1 (Wed 20th May, 7.30-9.00pm) on Eventbrite. Week 1 will be on the same topic of Where is God is a Coronavirus World? https://feag-christianityexplored.eventbrite.co.uk/
- You don’t need to register for the discussion, but it would be nice to know if you plan to join in, so do send me a quick email.
- I’m planning in a 10 minute break in the middle for the 8.00pm Clap for Carers. Please let me know if you think this is a good idea.
- You don’t need to have read John Lennox’s book in order to participate.
- Our thanks go to Alireza Ghazi-Torbati for his short review of the book in last Sunday’s podcast.