John Piper's upcoming series is called "Spectacular Sins." One of the stated goals is: "To drive home that evil is not an accident and that all the evil God permits is by design for the greater glory of his Son, Jesus Christ." I wholeheartedly agree with this statement because I believe its the testimony of Scripture. I do think, however, its difficult to understand and even more difficult to explain how the everyday news like this brings glory to Christ.
Again, I'm not questioning this. Its more of a confession of weak eyes ("for now we see in a mirror dimly" -1 Cor. 13:12).