Randy Alcorn is supporting his wife, Nanci, through her season of cancer. God is supporting them both. He writes about the experience of God using the very situations that nobody wants as the circumstances in which faith and Christlikeness grows: If asked, “Do you want to be closer to Jesus, and more like him?” we …

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Mockingbird has an article by Ethan Richardson that reflects upon the writings of Katie Bowler who has cancer and has recently written on so-called ‘prosperity’ theology. The interaction of her study on the subject, her sickness, and Richardson’s reflections point out the way in which prosperity theology impoverishes the Christian life as it deals with …

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Watch this. Amber Kay Satterfield (formerly Doran, she has recently married) speaks of her experience of chronic sickness; God’s presence; and ways people can truly incarnate the grace and love of God. The tendency to want to fix the pain of those who are ailing is so strong that we need to absorb these perspectives …

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Paul Tripp, Tullian Tchividjian and Dave Furman make some wise observations about the conversations we have with those who are enduring seasons of suffering. I especially found helpful their comment about the tendency to categorise suffering, as if telling people about greater suffering than theirs opens doors instead of creating barriers with suffering people. These …

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