Questions from my students: How can we reconcile God’s goodness with the occurance of natural disasters?

Or those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them: do you think that they were worse offenders than all the others who lived in Jerusalem? No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish. — Luke 13:4–5

“If we again ask the question: “Why does God allow evil and suffering to continue?” and we look at the cross of Jesus, we still do not know what the answer is. However, we now know what the answer isn’t. It can’t be that he doesn’t love us. It can’t be that he is indifferent or detached from our condition. God takes our misery and suffering so seriously that he was willing to take it on himself.” — Timothy Keller, The Reason for God

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Pastor at Awakening Church in the Silicon Valley and doctoral candidate at Duke University. Author of DISTANT GOD and LESS OF MORE: chrisnye.co/books

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Pastor at Awakening Church in the Silicon Valley and doctoral candidate at Duke University. Author of DISTANT GOD and LESS OF MORE: chrisnye.co/books

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