Together #forSalem
What about Evil & Suffering? -- Together #forSalem (Ep 93)

“Why would a good and loving God allow evil and suffering?” is one of the most fundamental questions humans have been asking for millennia. Maybe the answer isn’t as mysterious or complicated as we’ve made it. And maybe it’s better than we ever dared hope.

Episode Breakdown:
00:43 Welcome to the basement
01:52 A common Q religions try to answer
05:05 Two types of people…
07:05 Keep the framework going
08:10 Why IS there evil?
10:55 …and suffering?
13:00 There might be reasons
14:45 Christianity’s answer
17:30 a BIG difference
20:45 It’s personal
21:10 So what do we do?!?!
25:10 What year is it? and some news

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▶ Suggested Bible Readings:
Romans 8

▶ Recommended Resources:
The Problem of Pain, C.S. Lewis
On Guard, William Lane Craig

Music we listened to making this episode (Playlist:
Fhir An Bhata- Dirk Freymuth:
Hands Down- Dashboard Confessional:
Eternal Light- Paul Zach & Liz Vice:

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