Covid Island Discs
Day 21 (Good Friday): Once Again by Matt Redman
The problem of evil (whether natural or human) has vexed philosophers and led to atheism down the ages. For many, Covid-19 is a timely reminder for why they do not believe in God. Yet I wonder if our problem with “the problem of evil” is we simply vastly underestimate how difficult it is to fix? Good Friday reminds me that even for God, the problem of evil could not just be brushed away by the power he used to create the cosmos. No it required his own mysterious Trinitarian Personhood to be broken: the eternal relationship between the Father and the Son interrupted for a finite period of time as Jesus hung in agony on the cross crying out “My God, My God why have you forsaken me?“. Because he did this for me (and for all those who will receive it) I am very, very thankful.
My Video Summary
If you click on the Playlist Video for Week 3 (top right of this page) you will be taken to a single video which allows you to play each song in this week's list one after the other. Alternatively, if you watch my own video summary below of this week's songs at the end of the video two playlist links will appear. The one on the left hand side will take you to the video playlist for this week while the one on the right will take you to a single video playlist that allows you to play the complete Covid Island Discs collection for all the currently completed weeks so far — well over 200 songs and counting!