Here is the first episode of this discussion, so if you didn’t listen last week check it out first.  I am at the beach with my youth group so finding new links to put on the podcast didn’t happen.  So here are the ones from last week.  I will say two of my adult sponsors and three high school students spent three hours of the late night early morning on the problem of evil at the beach, so after this podcast you can impress your friends at a late night conversation.  See you all next week!

This week Dr. Bob Mesle is our guest for part two of a two part discussion of Suffering and Meaning. Dr. Mesle is professor of Philosophy and Religion at Graceland University and author of a number of books including my favorite introduction to Process Theology and also the Philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead. You can download Melse’s article, ‘Teaching about Suffering and Meaning’ from Creative Transformation.

I contacted Dr. Mesle when the internet was abuzz over the NT Wright and Bart Ehrman blog-o-logue on God and problem of evil. They both have published books recently dealing with this issue (here and here).

Hear more NT Wright

Melvin Bray, Brian McLaren, Mark Roberts, and Dan (Journeying with those in Exile) on the Blog–logue

– Kim Fabricius from Faith and Theology on theodicy

John Cobb and David B. Hart

The best single book on the problem of evil that includes multiple perspctives in dialogue

– James Wood on Theodicy from the New Yorker