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It definitely seems like an issue people here in Berkeley continue to think about and bring up in relation to God’s existence and His goodness: the fact that so much suffering, injustice, and evil exists.  Why wouldn’t an all-loving and all-powerful God do away with things that are so painful and wrong?

Keller approaches the issue from two sides, the philosophical and the personal.  For some people it’s a philosophical issue: this proves that the God of the Bible doesn’t exist.  For others, it’s a person issue: I can’t believe in a God who would allow this to happen to me, or to my loved one.

Did you find his responses helpful, satisfying?  What questions still linger for you?  What ways have you wrestled through this question?  What kind of answers have you come up with?


After reading the introduction the question I have to pose is this: what doubts have you struggled through/are struggling through regarding the Christian faith? If you haven’t had any doubts, why do think that is?