Mark Talbot, associate professor of philosophy at Wheaton College, has been laboring for years on a book tentatively entitled When the Stars Disappear. If you’re reading this and you’re interested in the heartbreaking and perplexing problem of profound suffering, you may want to pause and pray that God would give Dr. Talbot wisdom and strength and joy and endurance to finish this work. I believe it will be uniquely helpful to the church.

He recently spoke at the 2012 Works of God Conference on hope and endurance when the suffering does not stop.

You can listen to the audio or watch the video below:

See also his recent blog posts, which come from the book: “Remember to Breathe” and “Hope for Chronic Suffering.”

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2 thoughts on “Longing for Wholeness: Chronic Suffering and Christian Hope”

  1. Gary Templin says:

    Check out this video presentation by Dr. Mark Talbot on the Christian’s Hope & Praise in the midst of Sovereignly Designed Suffering. It’s over an hour, but after listening to this well thought out Theology with purpose & passion, you will be in full praise of our most wise and compassionate God.

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