Is God Good?


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I remember attending youth rallies during my high school days during which someone would shout, "God is good!" and the others would respond, "All the time!"

The chanting usually started small and swelled until one half of the auditorium would shout out like a mob, " GOD IS GOOD," and the other half would roar, "ALL THE TIME!"

Moving beyond those frenetic high school rallies, one of the most challenging topics I have discussed in graduate school theology classes, particularly (but not exclusively) classes on the Hebrew Bible, is the topic of theodicy, which poses questions about God's justice in the face of tragedy and suffering. The book of Job is all about theodicy.

So is this ten minute video segment.

It unflinchingly asks theology's toughest questions, particularly, "Is God good?"

h/t JJN


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://spectrummagazine.org/node/1831