The Gospel in Suffering (special PODCAST)

In July, 2003 I experienced the darkest night of my soul — the loss of my older brother Josh. Josh was serving as a Captain in the Army at the beginning of the war in Iraq when he was tragically taken by a roadside bomb. In the last 10 years I’ve learned much about pain and loss, and even more about the Gospel of Jesus.

In a special podcast, I share a sermon that I preached over Memorial Day weekend about how I’ve experienced a deeper understanding of God, even in the midst of tragedy.

“We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” C.S. Lewis, The Problem of Pain

Scripture: Romans 5:1-5


Captain Joshua Byers, the morning before his death; IRAQ (July, 2003)

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