I believe that the Christian answer to the problem of evil is BY FAR the best answer that any religion, philosophy or theistic system offers, BUT…..
There are "Christian answers" to this question that first of all I would argue are NOT truly Christian and that if true would make Christianity one of the worst
Thanks again to Roger Olson for defending what I believe to represent the truly Biblical picture of the way God is sovereign and oversees His creation. This was written before the Boston Marathon bombings, but in God's providence this seems to be a very relevant word.
Here is a summary of his view of "Relational Sovereignty" (contrasting it with the other so-called "Christian" notions of God's Sovereignty).