The debate over this theological tension has persisted for centuries, and I don’t aim to settle it here. Let me suggest simply that God, in his sovereignty, has chosen to make our decisions meaningful. Consequently, much of what happens on earth neither conforms to nor results from his preference. There are at least four influences on human events: God’s will, to be sure; but also the will of Satan, our adversary; peoples’ choices, for better or for worse; and natural law (gravity, collision, combustion, and the like).It is difficult to know which force causes the circumstances that devastate us. But it is enough to know that God need not be responsible for them.But Scripture also teaches that God is totally in control. He is all-powerful and all-knowing and he is willing and able to intervene in human events.
Convenient. "God" gets none of the blame.
So..."totally in control". But he stands by idle and lets a man gun down dozens of people, killing several and wounding all in some way forever.
IN CONTROL? Give me a break. If "God" were in control, James Holmes would have been stopped before killing all those people.