The book of Job wrestles with the great question,
"If God is a loving and powerful God, then how do we make sense of evil?"
As I told the class, this question - along with "why does the other line always move faster?, why are hot dogs sold in packs of 10 and buns sold in packs of 8?, and why can't Washington-D.C.-area teams succeed in the playoffs?" -- is one of Life's Greatest Questions.
For years, I wrestled with how best to think through - and then preach and teach on - the topic of evil.
Particularly challenging is finding ways to preach and teach about the "personification" of evil - whether we call that spiritual force "Satan," "the Devil," "the Tempter," the "Evil One,"…