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In the wake of the Charleston shooting: How could a good God allow suffering and evil?

In the wake of the Charleston shooting: How could a good God allow suffering and evil?

Last weekend I spoke at my home church, Good Shepherd Community Church in Boring (yes, Boring) Oregon, on the question of why a good God allows evil and suffering. We'd actually planned the discussion prior to the Charleston church murder of nine people at their Wednesday evening Bible study (we began by talking about this tragedy).

A Great Message by Dan Franklin on the Problem of Evil and Suffering

A Great Message by Dan Franklin on the Problem of Evil and Suffering

The problem of evil and suffering is something I’ve read many books concerning, and heard some great presentations on. 

John Piper Speaks about God’s Goodness in 2012

John Piper Speaks about God’s Goodness in 2012

When it is so common to ask “Where is God When Evil Happens?” I can’t think of a better way to end 2012 than to post this from John Piper, who asks “Where Was God in All the Goodness of 2012?”

Why Doesn’t God Do More to Restrain Evil and Suffering? Part 2

Why Doesn’t God Do More to Restrain Evil and Suffering? Part 2

Our birthright does not include pain-free living. Only those who understand that this world languishes under a curse will marvel at its beauties despite that curse. 

Why Doesn’t God Do More to Restrain Evil and Suffering? Part 1

Why Doesn’t God Do More to Restrain Evil and Suffering? Part 1

Nanci said to me, “Given what Scripture tells us about the evil of the human heart, you’d think that there would be thousands of Jack the Rippers in every city.” Her statement stopped me in my tracks. 

How Great Evil Confirms the Biblical Teaching about Demons

How Great Evil Confirms the Biblical Teaching about Demons

I can mourn with and pray for the families in Connecticut who lost their children (and in a few cases their spouses) in the school shooting. I certainly cannot offer any definitive explanation. 

The Hardest Lesson

The Hardest Lesson

When I was seventeen years old and had known Christ for less than two years, I experienced what I believe was a mir­acle. 

C. S. Lewis on Good and Bad, Christianity and Dualism

C. S. Lewis on Good and Bad, Christianity and Dualism

I’ve been “rereading” Mere Christianity, actually listening to it on audio. I first read it as a young Christian forty years ago. I’m amazed that this book seems to get even better with time.

Focus on the Family, the Aurora shootings, and Some Courageous Young Men

Focus on the Family, the Aurora shootings, and Some Courageous Young Men

Last week I spent two days at Focus on the Family, recording eight radio programs. Six were with Focus president Jim Daly and host John Fuller. I did two interviews each related to my books If God is GoodThe Treasure Principle, and Heaven

Dan Franklin on Failed Experiments in Removing Evil

Dan Franklin on Failed Experiments in Removing Evil

This is a great and insightful article by my son-in-law Dan Franklin, teaching pastor at Life Bible Fellowship in Upland, California.

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