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On October 2, 2015, Dr. Kelly Kapic, Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Covenant College, delivered a talk in the college chapel about suffering. He opens in tears with the story of his wife’s cancer diagnosis and ongoing battle with polyneuropathy.  This is not an empty theological treatise. This is a man grappling honestly with grief and pain, sharing the stories and Biblical truths that are his very life breath.

The chapel talk is about 30 minutes long. It is 30 minutes well spent. Listen to it on your commute from work, while you wash the dishes, as you fold the laundry.

Kapic expresses so much of what is in my heart as I face living with bipolar disorder, as I watched last week a dear family face the suicide of their brother and son, as my father-in-law recovers from chemotherapy, as I see my neighbors burdened by the effects of cyclical poverty and affliction. My plea to you is the same as Luther’s: pray for me. Pray for me and all who suffer, that our faith may not fail.