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Craigville Theological Colloquy explores suffering and God

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The most recent Craigville Theological Colloquy just wrapped up and there's a great story about it today in the Christian Science Monitor. The theme was “In the midst of a world of violence and suffering, how can we believe in an almighty and all-loving God?”. From the Christian Science Monitor:
The occasion was the annual Craigville Colloquy, a theological conference of Christians. Attendance this year was unusually high, organizers said, because the collective effect of tragic events – from 9/11 to hurricane Katrina to April's massacre at Virginia Tech – has made the issue more urgent in the faith community.

"It's getting harder to give answers that do in fact satisfy," says Richard Coleman, a United Church of Christ minister from Pembroke, Mass. Events are producing "a whole rash of dying, killing, and suffering that for us just doesn't add up. That makes the old question more intense because we want someone's life, when it ends in death, to have some meaning" and not simply succumb to the inexplicable.

Hat tip to Gabe Fackre in the UCCtruths message board!
posted by UCCtruths, Wednesday, July 25, 2007

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