If you’re a Christian who’s suffering or if you want to help people who are suffering, this episode of Three Chords and the Truth: The Apologetics Podcast—“Job, Jesus, and the Existential Problem of Evil”—is the most important installment in this entire series about the problem of evil. This time around, the focus is the existential problem of evil. What Garrick and Timothy mean when they talk about “the existential problem of evil” is the personal struggle with the question, “Where is God when I’m suffering?”
“Where Is God When I Suffer?”
This problem of evil is also a pastoral dilemma, because this is the question that people ask their spiritual leaders in times of crisis. To equip you to understand the question, “Where is God when it hurts?” your intrepid cohosts present seven simple points to remember about suffering, pain, sorrow, and God’s unsuccessful efforts to converse with Job about meteorology. And, since seven is the perfect number, these seven points pretty much make this a perfect episode.
Along the way, the dynamic duo looks at a song from The Fray entitled “You Found Me,” which Timothy sees as a twist on the storyline of the biblical book of Job.
This episode’s Toybox Hero Tournament throws a big-eyed, blue-eared Siberian Husky into the ring to do battle against a sparkly pink wand. In the end, what decides the fate of the Husky is not the power of the wand but the disposition of its owner, which guarantees that no harm will ever come to the Husky.
Also, “Rabid Huskies” would be an amazing name for a punk band. Or a minor-league baseball team.
The new cover art for this season was created by Dani Wallace (daniwallace.myportfolio.com).
Links to Click
The Problem of Evil: book by Jeremy Evans
“You Found Me”: song by The Fray
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