Horn of Africa food crisis. Somalis fleeing hunger in their drought-stricken nation walk along the main road leading from the Somalian border to the refugee camps around Dadaab, Kenya, on Wednesday, July 13. More than 11 million people in the Horn of Africa are confronting the worst drought in decades and need urgent assistance to stay alive, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said. (Rebecca Blackwell / AP)

Helping East Africa

We can help East Africa in various ways. Here are a few: Canadian Red Cross, Compassion Canada, International Justice Mission, International Needs Network, Samaritan's PurseWorld Vision. Prayer is important, too. Christ is our hope and strength.

- Dr. V

P.S. On the philosophical problem of evil and suffering, my August 27 2009 Apologia column titled "Pointless Evil Versus God's Existence?" might be of interest to readers. It's certainly not the last word on the matter, but it's food for thought. Also, an important book is philosopher William A. Dembski's The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World. A couple of more recent, also important books are these: Norman Geisler's If God, Why Evil? plus David Baggett and Jerry Walls' Good God: The Theistic Foundations of Morality.