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January 21, 2023 Lecture by Ingrid Faro

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Saturday Lecture: Deconstructing Evil

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The problem of evil is the major obstacle to believing in a good God who created the world. While many are deconstructing their faith, Ingrid turned to deconstructing evil as she wrestled with this dilemma in her research and her life. She provides a biblical definition of evil and identifies the agencies through which evil gains entrance into our lives. Facing evil rather than fearing it is crucial to transforming its impact. As God’s image-bearers, we are mandated with the authority and responsibility to tackle and reverse the damage evil inflicts. She delivers a powerful message aimed at inspiring and equipping us to overcome evil with good in our personal, cultural, and social spheres.

Friday Panel: Good God, Moral Choice, and the Presence of Evil

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A conversation about evil must begin with discussion of what is good and ultimately who is good. As Christians, this starts with identifying the character and person of God as the source and measure of goodness. If humanity is created in God’s image as his representatives in the physical world, it should follow that we are made “for good works” (Ephesians 2:10). Does this undermine the belief by some that God causally determines all human thoughts, actions, events, and therefore evil?

Ingrid Faro, Ph.D., M.Div. is Coordinator of the MA in Old Testament program at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois. She is also Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Skandinavisk Teologisk Högskolan (the Scandinavian School of Theology), in Uppsala, Sweden. Her Ph.D. is in Theological Studies, with concentration in Old Testament and Semitic Languages. Ingrid is a writer and international speaker at conferences and churches in the U.S., Europe, China, Singapore, and South Africa on topics including navigating evil and suffering, lament, abuse and power dynamics, women in the Bible and ministry, Genesis, Ecclesiastes, forgiveness, and leadership. Ingrid is the author of Evil in Genesis, co-author of Honest Answers, and forthcoming, Deconstructing Evil.