Jerry Sittser

Gerald Sittser is professor of theology and a senior fellow in the Office of Church Engagement at Whitworth University, where he has served for 30 years.  Over the past few years he has worked with many partner churches to engage the culture and equip disciples with the good news of Jesus. He has written nine books, among them A Grace Disguised: How the Soul Grows Through Loss and A Grace RevealedThe Will of God as a Way of LifeWater From a Deep Well: Christian Spirituality from Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries, and Resilient Faith: How the Early Christian "Third Way" Changed the World, which is being featured in the interview. Widowed for twenty years, he married Patricia in 2010.  They have five children between them, all married and with children of their own.

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Jerry Sittser gives us a peek into the lives and marriages of the early Christians who were an influence for good in the Roman culture. View Show Notes →
How did the unlearned, poor disciples of the early church change the world? Jerry Sittser shares what the early Christians did to influence their neighbors and transform their culture. View Show Notes →
Some of the most moving faith stories have occurred in the shadow of great loss. Jerry Sittser, Lisa Beamer, and Gracia Burnham share their experiences with God in the face of painful circumstances. View Show Notes →
If you or anyone you know has lost a child, you know the grief can consume you. Nancy Guthrie and Jerry Sittser share vulnerably about biblical hope in the face of unthinkable tragedy. View Show Notes →
Has God ever let you down? View Show Notes →
In the midst of deepest suffering, where is God and why doesn't He deliver us and answer our prayers? View Show Notes →
Jerry Sittser talks about the years after the accident when he focused on raising his children as a single dad. View Show Notes →
As we live our lives, we are writing a story. The best stories include challenges and adversities. View Show Notes →
If suffering is so integral to human sanctification, why do we, as humans fear and avoid it? View Show Notes →
How did the early Christians differ from believers now? View Show Notes →
Can history be a valuable spiritual resource for us? View Show Notes →
Why is history fundamental to the faith? View Show Notes →
Some losses are temporary. Others are permanent. View Show Notes →
Do you believe in God’s goodness even when bad things happen? View Show Notes →