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Helpful resources to assist pastors in replying to questions about where God is in the midst of disasters

BOOKS:

The Many Faces of Evil (Crossway, 2004) by John S. Feinberg – Chapter 7
Baker Encyclopaedia of Christian Apologetics by Norman Geisler (Baker Books, 1999) – pp.222-3

ONLINE ARTICLES:

Albert Mohler’s short article reflecting on the South East Asian Tsunami, now updated to cover Hurricane Katrina as well:

God and the Tsunami – -Theology in the Headlines

Hurricane Katrina: Why Does God Allow Disaster?

In a similar vein, some might find James McPherson’s and Allan Turner’s reflections helpful:

http://www.act.org.au/b_actnews.htm

http://allanturner.com/ss10.html

Rather more profound, but less broad in scope, is Bishop Tom (N.T.) Wright’s article ‘There Will Be No More Sea’, written in the aftermath of the Tsunami:

Meanings of Christmas: In the new world there will be no more sea

Willow Creek Assocation collection:

http://www.willowcreek.com/features/2005/hurricanekatrina/downloads.asp

From Purpose Driven:

http://www.purposedriven.com/en-US/HurricaneRelief/Overview.htm

AUDIO:

David Hilborn, Theological Advisor, Evangelical Alliance U.K. (www.eauk.org)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/programmes/sunday/archive/index.shtml?site=sep2005