After a bit of a hiatus, the otherWISE podcast returns with a truly challenging but hopeful conversation with Stephanie Tait. In her book The View From Rock Bottom: Discovering God’s Embrace In Our Pain , Tait leads us on a journey through her experience with severe chronic illness with a new “theology of suffering.” Stephanie’s story is key for any of us who are facing both tremendous suffering and a lack of clear hope for the end.
As an author, speaker, disability advocate, and trauma survivor, Stephanie aims to do what she believes is sorely lacking in our trending conversations around Christianity – to partner sound theology and practice with the unashamed acceptance of struggle in the present tense. She has harnessed her wealth of both wisdom and experience, writing her deeply intimate understanding of pain into messages that foster healing within the Kingdom of God. You can find more on Stephanie’s work & writing here and if you’d like to see a video version of her story you can watch a compelling piece from The Today Show here.
We also talked a bit about my most recent book, As I Recall: Discovering the Place of Memories In Our Spiritual Life. Feel free to grab a copy here.Read More