Many of us have big questions that the Christian faith seems to leave unanswered. If God is both compassionate and all-powerful, why is the world full of suffering? Why does God seem to sanction genocide in the Bible? If God is always present, why doesn’t it feel like that?
Krish Kandiah says that we need to look questions like these in the face, and that not doing so is neither healthy for us nor honouring to God. He says that the paradoxes that seem as if they ought to undermine belief are actually at the heart of a vibrant faith, and that it is only by continually wrestling with them - rather than trying to pin them down or push them away - that we can really move forward, individually and together.
Dr Krish Kandiah is an award-winning author whose books include Paradoxology and God is Stranger (both Hodder Faith). He is a lecturer at Regents Park College, Oxford, honorary research fellow at the University of St Andrews and an ambassador for Tearfund.
Part of the St Paul's Adult Learning Sunday Forum series. Recorded Sunday 3 June 2018.