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  1. Sharing Faith Today: Evangelism in the midst of trauma

  2. Evangelism in the midst of trauma W. Bruggemann: Our theology is defined by how we respond to suffering

  3. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Evil and Suffering: The challenge to evangelism

  4. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Challenging us emotionally and intellectually

  5. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Responding to the intellectual challenge

  6. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Two forms of evil: Moral and Natural

  7. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Moral Evil: Evil perpetrated by humans

  8. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Natural Evil: Suffering with no human intervention

  9. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Human & Natural Evil: A heady mix

  10. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Natural Evil: Challenging our faith in two ways….

  11. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Natural Evil: The philosophers ‘logical’ argument..

  12. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Challenging our faith: Does God have the power to interveine?

  13. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Challenging our faith: If he has the power, why doesn’t he interviene?

  14. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Natural Evil: The ‘evidential’ challenge

  15. Evangelism in the midst of trauma The scope of ‘natural’ evil brings into question God’s existence

  16. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Emotional Problem: Understanding the crisis of faith

  17. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Why me? How can this be fair? Am I loved by God?

  18. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Emotional Problem: In what kind of God do we put our trust?

  19. Evangelism in the midst of trauma What kind of responses are out there?

  20. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Unsatisfactory perspectives on Evil and Suffering

  21. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Life as a struggle of good versus evil (Zoroastrianism, New Ageism)

  22. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Evil as the absence of good, or evil as an illusion

  23. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Suffering as a punishment

  24. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Suffering as a consequence of ‘The Fall’

  25. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Useful models

  26. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Drawing on the experience of Christians who live with these questions.

  27. Evangelism in the midst of trauma The Christian faith makes a difference: even though it seems illogical!

  28. Evangelism in the midst of trauma What does the cross have to say about suffering?

  29. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Jurgen Moltmann (1974) & Elie Wiesel Where is God?

  30. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Models of Evangelism that respond to the trauma of evil and suffering

  31. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Evangelism and apologetics in partnership…

  32. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Evangelism through small group study relating to crucial issues

  33. Evangelism in the midst of trauma In response to the intellectual arguments:

  34. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Present an accurate perspective of ‘good’ in the world.

  35. Evangelism in the midst of trauma Emphasise that… that human beings have free-will.

  36. Evangelism in the midst of trauma …that good can sometimes arise out of hardship, suffering or evil.

  37. Evangelism in the midst of trauma …that Christ suffered hardship and endured evil, and can identify with us.

  38. Evangelism in the midst of trauma …that God suffers when human beings suffer.

  39. Evangelism in the midst of trauma …the mission of God in the Old Testament.