Creation and Animal Suffering
Russell Moore is President of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. He formerly served as Dean of the School of Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and executive director of the Carl F. H. Henry Institute for Evangelical Engagement. Dr. Moore is the author of The Kingdom of Christ: The New Evangelical Perspective (Crossway, 2004) and Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches (Crossway, May 2009).
- 2009 Sep 05
In a couple of hours, I plan to engage my Christian theology class here at Southern Seminary in a discussion of cosmic origins and the problem of evil. Today we'll be talking specifically about animal suffering, and how that fits with our understanding of God and ourselves.
For a fuller account of how I think the Bible addresses predation, carnivory, and so forth, see my article "All Things Dark and Terrible" from a couple of years ago in Touchstone. My original title was "Where the Wild Things Are," but there's some buttoned-up title-reviser in our offices in Chicago who always tones such things down.