From the Pastor’s Desk
The enduring words of Psalm 23 are without question amongst the most recognizable and beloved of all scripture. They reflect common touch points of the human experience, both long for and feared. David himself was all too acquainted with sin and its effects, betrayal, adultery, murder, and family turmoil. Yet he penned a psalm universally loved for its expression of confidence, trust, peace, and tranquility.
Whenever we suffer or face evil, there are many temptations we must face. For many people, one question they grapple with is the problem of evil.
Whenever we ask the question “why” – why evil, why me, etc… we are beginning the theological and philosophical activity called theodicy. Theodicy is a defense of the goodness and love and power of God in the face of evil.