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Broken Planet: If There's a God, Then Why Are There Natural Disasters and Diseases?

Date recorded: 21 May 2023 | Speaker: Sharon Dirckx | Event: ELF Interviews
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The question of suffering is one of the greatest hurdles to Christian faith. When believers respond to the question of why there is suffering in the world, they often turn to the free-will defence - that humans make bad choices that can cause suffering for others. However, that doesn't explain why children die of cancer, or why the latest earthquakes, tsunamis or pandemics have been so destructive. These seem to happen not because of our choices, but in spite of them. So how do we make sense of these events in light of belief in a good God? This talk takes an honest and holistic look at the question of natural disasters.