What do I say to a suffering friend?
Timothy Keller recently spoke at MIT, as part of the Veritas Forum, on the subject "How Could a Good God Allow Suffering?"
The entire presentation, including a lengthy Q&A, is a valuable resource both intellectually and spiritually. But perhaps the most worthwhile and practical portion of the entire forum came with the last question and his heartfelt, pastoral answer. The video quality is poor, but the material in it is rich: