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Steve McKinion: Suffering and Childhood Cancer

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In the Christ and Culture podcast with Ken Keathley and Benjamin Quinn, we explore how the Christian faith intersects all avenues of today’s culture through conversations with leading thinkers.

Today’s Episode: Many know Dr. Steve McKinion as a beloved professor at Southeastern Seminary. Today he joins us not to talk about theology, but about suffering — specifically, the suffering that comes through childhood cancer. It’s a brutally honest conversation about suffering, sickness, anger, and hope.

Plus, Dr. Keathley answers a listener question about whether it’s wise to embrace a theological system.

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Your greatest gift is your presence. Just be there. And when they're ready to hear from you, they'll let you know.

Highlights

  • “As hard as it is for these parents when their children die, it’s the leadup to their children’s dying that is for most of them the even greater source of pain and suffering.”
  • “Your greatest gift is your presence. Just be there. And when they’re ready to hear from you, they’ll let you know. At which point what you want to share with them is truth, not cliché… There aren’t clichés that help.”
  • “As opposed to building people up to prepare them for suffering, we set them up for collapse during their suffering… because we’ve told them, ‘Your life is about being happy.’”

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