The past year has been filled with challenges and difficulties, from the risk of COVID-19 to its various lockdowns and restrictions; from the protests of the summer to the election to the events of January 6. But underneath the headlines and debates, underneath the health-department orders and tweet storms, has been a steady stream of human suffering. Wounded People Require Soul Care This year has left a trail of hurting, struggling, confused, and isolated image-bearers in its wake. Anxiety, depression, suicide (considered or attempted), financial hardships, anger, marital discord, and relational tensions are seemingly at all-time highs. Beyond all the...
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Recommended Podcast Episodes
On this episode of Gospelbound, John Piper talks with Collin Hansen about what God is doing in this pandemic and how to pray for its end.
Nancy Guthrie and Joni Eareckson Tada discuss how we can be pursue joy in suffering, pray for healing, and ultimately place our hope in eternity with Christ.
On this episode of Gospelbound, Collin Hansen talks with John Lennox about how to trust God in a world of pain, suffering, and the coronavirus.
A sermon by David Platt on giving our anxieties to Jesus in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Collin Hansen interviews Erik Larson about his book ‘The Splendid and the Vile: A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz.’
Tony Merida talks with Doug Logan about planting churches amid a global pandemic.
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Tim Keller discusses how to find peace in times of suffering and uncertainty.
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Tim Keller explains why the resurrection of Jesus offers you unshakable hope in times of crisis.