Welcome to a special bonus episode of the Theology Nerd Podcast with the Dr. Tripp Fuller. This is a shorter Q&A episode, where your friendly, local internet theologian answers questions submitted by you.
In this episode, Tripp picks up where he left off last time and addresses some more questions surrounding evil:
- doesn’t the problem of evil change throughout scripture?
- aren’t there different answers to it?
- how does the move towards monotheism in Judaism (not to mention Christian monotheism) change our understanding of evil?
Tripp explains the problem of evil for monotheism compared to polytheism, how the question for a henotheistic concept of God is not can you do anything about evil, but will you, and how a monotheistic concept of God widens the scope of the problem of evil to a cosmic scale.
Plus, what do you do with all the different answers the Bible gives? and what are we saying ‘no’ to when we affirm platitudes like, ‘God is in control’?
There are lots of ways you can submit a question for Tripp to answer: go to homebrewedchristianity.com and click the “send voicemail” button on the right (near the scroll bar); you can also leave us a 5-star review on iTunes with your question as the review; you can tweet @trippfuller; or you can send an email with your question to firstname.lastname@example.org