Why does God allow pain and suffering?

Even as I left the studio, I wondered what the good folks at Explore God would do with the interview that was just recorded. Apparently, it finds its way back into videos like these, under the banner of the Curiosity Collective which “brings together thought leaders, subject matter experts, pastors, and theologians to explore these questions.”

They explore questions like: How do we even know there is a God? Or, how do you talk to God? Or, why do we need community? In this video, we cover the question: why does God allow pain and suffering? And I was spliced in near the end of the video.

I really liked how it came out: tasteful, thoughtful, and hopefully pointing beyond just ourselves, but to a greater reality all around us.