Author: Cody Whittington

Deeper Faith

Sharing in Suffering: Being with People in the Midst of Pain

There are undoubtedly many ways in which we could discuss life’s curveballs that move us into difficult days of disillusionment and disorientation with the world around us. We could sit here and talk about how to make sense of pain, suffering, evil, and heartache from a philosophical, theological, psychological, or biblical perspective, but my hunch

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Deeper Faith

The Most Important Question: Jesus & Hope

There is no doubt that we live in a chaotic cultural climate. It seems like every day we are made aware of another political controversy, another sex scandal, another tragic shooting, another corrupted leader, etc.  People are looking for answers, but let us begin by asking the right question.

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Vexation, Virtues, and our Search for Value » Blog by Cody Whittington » Shepherd's Heart Ministries
Deeper Faith

Vexation, Virtues, and our Search for Value

In our world, there is the vexation of having everything only to realize that you still have nothing. But there is the opposite end of the spectrum as well – those who experience failure in this world. Where success produces vexation, failure produces despair. How & where can we find lasting virtue and value?

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Wrestling with God

WWG #1: God, Satan & Job

Job was a man who suffered at the hand of Satan, yet under God’s authority. We explore what the story reveals about the nature of evil & suffering.

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Wrestling with God

WWG #0: Psalm 23 » Biblical Affirmations of Hardships

  Transcript: Biblical Affirmations of Hardships. We are about to begin a series called Wrestling with God and we are seeking to make sense of some of the suffering we experience and what the Bible teaches about the difficult moments we face in life. We are intentionally going to navigate this discussion slowly, as this

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More Like Jesus

More Like Jesus #8: Knowing God

There’s a difference between knowing about God and knowing God experientially. But how can we know him this way? Explore in this finale of More Like Jesus.

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After Hours

Engaging Grief with a Good God

How does pain, suffering & evil coexist with an all-powerful, all-loving God? Explore God’s mystery, movement, and meaning in the midst of our grief.

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More Like Jesus

More Like Jesus #3: Discussing Repentance

Over the last few weeks, we have discussed the Holy Spirit, the person and work of Jesus, and what It looks like to practically obey and follow Jesus in all season of life. This week we are engaging the topic of repentance and the biblical vision for repentance in the life of the believer.

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