This weekend many of our students might be thinking (or asking) the question, “Why does God allow natural disasters like the one that hit Japan and much of the Pacific?
A few weeks ago I did some searching for some good articles that go some way to answer that question. Here are a few sites I found useful that might be helpful to you as you tackle this question with your students:
Why Does God Allow Natural Disasters? gotquestions.org
Do Natural Disasters Disprove God’s Existence? whypain.org
Why Would A Good God Allow Earthquakes (mp3) reasons.org – This is a short and to the point podcast from reasons.org responding to the recent earthquake in New Zealand. It gives some good basic scientific background too.
These are just a few that I found a couple of weeks ago. If you have any good links, I would love for you to comment! In the meantime, I hope this helps youth workers as they tackle this tough question…