Guest Blogs

Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith (Guest Blogger Mary Vanderplas)

I am very pleased to welcome back a wonderful guest blogger, Mary Vanderplas, a former Presbyterian Minister who is now the Chaplin at Florida Hospital in Leesburg, FL. Theodicy is a spiritual/philosophical attempt to reconcile the idea that God is all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing with the very real presence of evil and suffering in the world. Mary’s vocation puts her in a unique position to give the very churchy word “theodicy” a gripping context in the human experience. Mary wrote the following introduction for a blog series I’ll be doing based on Thomas G. Long’s book, What Shall We Say?: Evil, Suffering, and the Crisis of Faith.

David Will Live Again

I am very honored to welcome guest blogger, Louis Soto to www.whatgoddoes.com. David’s view on theodicy (a spiritual/philosophical attempt to reconcile the idea that God is all-loving, all-powerful, and all-knowing with the very real presence of evil and suffering in the world) is simple, but profound, basically, “I don’t know.” He holds on to hope but admits, “I only see through a glass darkly.”