The Reality Check series makes just one assumption: that you're serious enough about your spiritual journey to investigate Christianity with an open mind. This isn't about joining anyone's religious club--it's about being real with yourself and with the others in your group. Since no one has all the answers, there's plenty of room for discussion. After all, if there is any truth to the Bible's stories about Jesus, then one thing he'd welcome are question and opinions that come from honest, earnest hearts. If there is a God and he's good, then why doesn't he do something about the evil and suffering in this world? Where was he when the Twin Towers fell? Where is he in the midst of your own tragedy? Questions like these are hardly academic--they're the gut-wrenching cry of a world consumed with unendurable pain and ugliness. Something about this life is so terribly broken that only God can fix it. So why doesn't he--or has he--is he--and will he?
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 80 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2002 Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Six sessions. Discussion guides designed to help people from a variety of spiritual backgrounds discover the powerful life and teaching of Jesus in the context of small group. Jesus Response to a World Gone Wrong: Discover Jesus perspective on the problem of suffering and evil in the world.
Mark Ashton is the director of seeker small groups at Willow Creek Community Church. In addition, he supervises the staff for more than 40 new believer groups, 80 seeker groups, and Willow's Internationals ministry. He is also the director of TruthQuest - Willow's ministry that answers tough questions about Jesus and Christianity. Mark is a frequent speaker at conferences and is the author of Absolute Truth?