Episode 12

Published on:

19th Sep 2021

The Whys and Hows of Suffering

In this final episode on suffering, we dig into the questions that naturally arise when we are suffering. Why is this happening? How can God allow it? How can we endure it? We speak candidly and share lots of great resources to help answer these questions. Maybe the question that we are really asking in suffering is "Who? Who is God in the midst of the world's trials?"

We also talk about our role in the suffering of others and how to comfort them without being able to answer their questions or fix their pain.

"Slugs can't hug"

Resources mentioned in this episode:

A Path Through Suffering by Elisabeth Elliot

Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

This Beautiful Truth by Sarah Clarkson

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction by Eugene Peterson

Trusting God by Jeff Bridges

Also a book we didn't mention but highly recommend is Prayer in the Night by Tish Harrison Warren

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About the Podcast

Theology Meets Reality
How to follow Christ not culture
Following Christ is not the same as following contemporary Christian culture.
Lisa and Greg Casimir are going back to the Bible to re-evaluate relevant issues and how to apply them in the messiness of life. Lisa has a master’s degree in theology and Greg has spent years working in a church and they have four children. Together they are living at the intersection of theology and reality. They bring humility, humor, and authenticity to a fun discussion of theology.
Join us for theological conversation, hope, and encouragement as you seek to follow Christ's teachings - even if it looks different from the church next door.

About your hosts

Lisa Casimir

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Lisa is a Christ-follower with a passion for theology and family. She loves books, sunshine, and homeschooling her four kids. She has a master's degree in theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and uses it in her daily life way more than you'd expect. She loves discussing important topics with her husband and now recording them for the world!

Greg Casimir

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Greg has a heart to serve and has used his gifts to serve as a husband for over 15 years, as a father for the over 10 years and in a secular role in a church for the last 14 and a half years. He has a bachelor's degree in sociology and thrives on helping people with technology issues. None of this would be possible without Christ, and he looks forward to sharing conversation, laughter and insight gained from his life of service.