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How Could a Good God Allow Suffering? Belief in an Age of Skepti

Author Timothy J. Keller
Narrator Timothy J. Keller
Publisher Veritas Forum
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Release Date July 31, 2009
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In 30 short minutes, Dr. Keller gives one of the best talks on the title question: How could a good God allow pain and suffering? He gives a philosophical answer, and perhaps more importantly for some, discusses the personal aspect, emphasizing the two Christian resources of the cross and the resurrection. In the talk, Keller draws on many sources, from C. S. Lewis to Albert Camus. The included Q&A session is also very good. Keller's an excellent and personable speaker and I hope his message gives you something to think about.

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In 30 short minutes, Dr. Keller gives one of the best talks on the title question: How could a good God allow pain and suffering? He gives a philosophical answer, and perhaps more importantly for some, discusses the personal aspect, emphasizing the two Christian resources of the cross and the resurrection. In the talk, Keller draws on many sources, from C. S. Lewis to Albert Camus. The included Q&A session is also very good. Keller's an excellent and personable speaker and I hope his message gives you something to think about.



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Review by / (Posted on 7/23/2017)
Good overview, awkward Q&A, but listen to the end!
This is a pretty good overview with good info on the planned topic. It had some bad cell interference sounds and I wish some of Keller's false starts (sentences that were restarted) would have been edited, but I was glad I listened. I'd recommend though that for further reading, anyone who wants to know more on these points should check out the book I don't have enough Faith to be an Athiest which sets more of a foundation for the information this lecture covers. Their book is more appropriate for many of the questions (which seemed off-topic that were asked during the Q&A section). It doesn't; however, address what to say when talking with someone who is currently suffering. Keller gave a great answer to that last question in the Q&A section of this lecture. He organized his information in a way that was enlightening, but (as with many lectures) jabbered a bit on the way to the points--that makes for my wish for an editor during those parts. The I Don't Have Enough Faith Book focuses on the reasonable conclusion we should reach that Keller was referring to, but Keller makes a great point that this book doesn't address in that an evidence that God cares about our suffering from evil comes through not only the fact that for us to claim the need for justice there needs to be someone separate from humans to detemine what's right, but also from the fact he was willing to send his son to suffer for us--the only religion that claims our God would do that.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/23/2016)
Great
This is a very helpful book. He speaks from the heart.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/22/2016)
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