Knight and Rose Show – Episode 10: Do Evil and Suffering Disprove God?

Welcome to episode 10 of the Knight and Rose podcast! In this episode, we talk about the problems of evil and suffering, and how the Christian worldview answers them. If you like this episode, please subscribe to the podcast, and subscribe to our Youtube channel. We would appreciate it if you left us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.

Podcast description:

Christian apologists Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss apologetics, policy, culture, relationships, and more. Each episode equips you with evidence you can use to boldly engage anyone, anywhere. We train our listeners to become Christian secret agents. Action and adventure guaranteed. 30-45 minutes per episode. New episode every week.

Episode 10:

Episode  Summary:

Wintery Knight and Desert Rose discuss whether evil and suffering disprove God’s existence. We distinguish between objective and subjective standards of good and evil. We distinguish between moral and natural evil. We talk about “morally sufficient reasons” why God might allow suffering, in order to obtain a greater good. We talk about whether humans can know why God allows evil or suffering, and whether God should tell us. We discuss specific Christian doctrines that are related to suffering and evil.

Speaker biographies

Wintery Knight is a black legal immigrant. He is a senior software engineer by day, and an amateur Christian apologist by night. He has been blogging at since January of 2009, covering news, policy and Christian worldview issues.

Desert Rose did her undergraduate degree in public policy, and then worked for a conservative Washington lobbyist organization. She also has a graduate degree from a prestigious evangelical seminary. She is active in Christian apologetics as a speaker, author, and teacher.


When WK mentions “grounding”, he means the way a parent “grounds” a child for misbehaving, in order to teach them standards of behavior while they are young. So, for example, parents might ground a child for being late to school. But it’s better for the child to learn to be on time by being grounded by his parents, than for the grown-up child (adult) to learn to be on time by being fired by his employer.

If you like the story of Neil, and his thoughts about having cancer several times, you can check out his blog “Eternity Matters“. He is an amazing authentic, practical Christian man, who has led an amazing life of adventure and action for the Boss.


Matt Dillahunty Debates David Robertson on Atheism, Morality and Evil by Wintery Knight

Alvin Plantinga’s Free Will Defense by Got Questions

Stephen Cowan and William Alston on the Limitations of Human Knowledge Related to the Problems of Evil and Suffering by Wintery Knight

William Lane Craig Debates Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: Evil, Suffering and God by Wintery Knight

Belief Map Discussion of the Problem of Evil by Blake Giunta

Belief Map Discussion of the Hiddenness of God by Blake Giunta

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Music attribution:

Strength Of The Titans by Kevin MacLeod

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