In the aftermath of the second Christchurch earthquake in New Zealand, “official” Christian spokesmen were exercised to assure people that God, the Living God, had nothing to do with earthquakes. They defalcated. Their theodicy was that their god was absent. In the face of likely outrage, church officials revealed that they worship, in fact, the idol god of eighteenth century Deism, not the God of Scripture.
The article is important because it reflects a theodicy that can be implied to all of the hard questions that come up before us and that we must live through. This is a good article and worth pondering.
Aslan is Not a Tame Lion: The Christchurch Earthquake Beyond Our Questions | MandM