Wheat and Weeds
(I gave this sermon yesterday, Sunday, July 19, 2020. You can see the entire worship service and sermon at www.ststephenlc.org.)
Gottfried Leibniz, a German philosopher and mathematician, and probably someone you have never heard of before, is credited with coining the term theodicy in 1710. What is theodicy? It quite literally means vindication of God. It is the answer to the question of why a good God allows evil to exist.
It’s a problem that humanity has been struggling with for a really long time. How can an all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-good God be consistent with…