On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Cameron Cole discuss the importance of theology to prepare God’s people for suffering, and the Christian life, along with his book, Therefore I Have Hope: 12 Truths That Comfort, Sustain, and Redeem in Tragedy (Crossway, 2018)

What you’ll hear in this episode

  • How theology prepared Cameron for the challenge of losing his son.
  • How the grace of this hour mentality can serve as the foundation for the early stages of grief.
  • How the gospel helps one emerge from denial and face reality.
  • How theology provides a foundation for our lives helping Christians preserve when suffering is the greatest and may seem to be crushing God’s people.
  • Lessons Cameron has learned through the challenge of losing his son and how they helped him become a more loving and effective shepherd of God’s people.
  • How doubt helps not hinder our growth in grace.
  • How the promises of God help those facing loneliness and suffering.
  • The importance difference between happiness and joy and it’s importance to the Christian life.

About the Guest

Cameron Cole (MA, Wake Forest University) serves as director of youth ministries at the Cathedral Church of the Advent in Birmingham, Alabama, and is the chairman of Rooted, a ministry dedicated to fostering gospel-centered student ministry.

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