Suffering and evil do not merely show up in philosophy class. Rather, they pervade our hobbies, relationships, and virtually everything we do. Climate change. Gun control. Immigration. Aren’t these issues ultimately about suffering in the world and how we best prevent it? As Christians, we must be willing to have thoughtful conversations with people about the toughest issues of our day. Just remember, questions of evil and suffering often lurk close behind. —Sean McDowell (from, Suffering and Evil are THE Perennial Questions)