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Lord Willing? Part 2

Lord Willing? Part 2

In Part 2 of Greg’s interview of Jessica Kelley about her book Lord Willing?, they discuss the theology that helped Jessica through her son Henry’s illness and death. You can find Part 1 of the interview here, and part 3 here.

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Response to the September 11th attacks

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The Warfare Worldview

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Responding to Von Balthasar on the Trinity and Suffering

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