Professor Thomas Oord has spent years wrestling with the problem of evil. Why, if God is all powerful and all loving, is there so much evil in the world? This question has brought Thomas to the edge of his faith. In recent years, though, he has begun to consider a radical solution. Perhaps God can’t stop evil? As shocking as this sounds, Thomas is careful to show how biblical this idea is, and just how much it looks like Jesus. Tune in for a mind bending episode!
If this episode has whetted your appetite, and you want to dig deeper into the ideas Tom raised, then make sure you check out his book The Uncontrolling Love of God. And if that’s not enough (!) he’s got plenty of other books to get stuck into, and he regularly blogs over at his website.