Perhaps, the greatest and most difficult issue for the Christian is the problem of evil. To put it another way, if God, the creator of the world and sovereign in his actions, create a world which contains so much pain, suffering, and evil. This is the great philosophical question of the Christian tradition. To add another wrench in the mix is how do we counsel those who are personally being affected by the wretched evil and suffering in the world.
My good friend, Ben Askins, has thought much about this issue and will giving a presentation followed by a discussion on September 26 for the Institute of Christian Psychology. I encourage you to attend.
Date: September 26, 2015
Time: 6:00—8:00 pm
11001 Bluegrass Parkway,
Louisville, KY 40299
Chik-fil-A dinner available with pre-registration.
From the website:
Soul care issues surrounding trauma, suffering, and evil will be considered and a unique, holistic approach to healing and redemption will be proposed from within the distinctive framework of Christian Psychology. Ben Askins will be presenting this material and facilitating. More info on him is below.
All are welcome, although the subject matter contains mature themes and elements.
Ben Askins is a Christian husband, father, son, brother, and friend. He serves as a deacon at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY, has a B.S. from Houghton College in Outdoor Education and Intercultural Studies, and an M.Div. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s School of Theology. His professional background is in wilderness therapy and tactical, remote, emergency medicine, currently serving as a Staff Sergeant and Combat Medic in the U.S. Army.
You should also check out Ben’s personal journey dealing with anger and shame.