Episode 70: The Pastor and Suffering

This week on Preaching and Preachers, Dr. Ligon Duncan joins me in a discussion on the pastor and suffering. Ligon is the Chancellor/CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology.

Guest(s): Ligon Duncan


Some of the topics discussed on today’s episode are:

  • A brief discussion on Dr. Duncan’s ministry at RTS
  • Why Ligon wrote Does Grace Grow Best in Winter?
  • What it means to preach to broken hearts
  • How pastors learn to empathize with those that are suffering
  • Counsel for pastors that are currently suffering
  • An explanation of Ligon’s quote “How does God make a minister? He breaks the minister.”
  • God will not waste your suffering


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