Episode 12 | Suffering, Healing, and Meaning, with Philip Yancey and Julia Wattacheril

On Friday, April 23rd, 2021 we were delighted to launch a new series on “Discovery and Doxology” in partnership with BioLogos and Church of the Advent. This series brings together leading scientists and theologians to discuss the relationship between science and faith. In this, our first event in the series, we hosted author and theologian, Philip Yancey, and Dr. Julia Wattacheril, discussing suffering, healing, and meaning. Yancey and Wattacheril help us to think through the meaning of our personal and national pain and how knowing the God who suffers with us can redeem such suffering, even transform it.

This event was made possible through the support of a grant from Templeton Religion Trust. The opinions expressed in this program do not necessarily reflect the views of Templeton Religion Trust.

Learn more about Philip Yancey and Dr. Julia Wattacheril.

Watch the full Online Conversation and read the transcript from April 23, 2021.

Authors and books mentioned in the conversation:

The Jesus I Never Knew
Where Is God When It Hurts?
Disappointment with God
What’s So Amazing about Grace?
A Companion in Crisis
C.S. Lewis
John Donne
Dr. Paul Brand
N.T. Wright
G.K. Chesterton
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Related Trinity Forum Readings:

Devotions, a Trinity Forum Reading by John Donne and introduced and paraphrased by Philip Yancey
Wrestling with God, a Trinity Forum Reading by Simon Weil
The Purchase of a Soul, a Trinity Forum Reading by Victor Hugo
Man’s Search for Meaning, by Viktor Frankl 

Special thanks to Ned Bustard for the artwork and Andrew Peterson for the music!

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