On a daily basis, firstname.lastname@example.org receives a plethora of questions from people all over the world. We try our best to answer as many emails as possible. Check out this example of a question we recently received. You may have had a similar question yourself.
Could you help me explain to unbelievers where God is in tragic events like the tsunami and other natural disasters? Why does God allow such suffering on such a massive scale?
Dear J. F.,
My name is Tom Burnett, and I’m the associate editor at BioLogos. Your questions are important ones—they relate to the problem of evil, which has baffled humans for thousands of years. While we may not be able to give you a completely satisfying answer, we do have some good resources on this topic:
- A Pastor’s Perspective on Death and Evolution by Daniel Harrell
- Death’s Resurrection by Daniel Harrell
- How Could God Create Through Evolution? a three-part series by Bethany Sollereder
Within the next month, we plan to feature a couple more essays focusing on the problem of evil, so stay tuned!
Associate Web Editor