What the Living Can Learn From the Dying: Seeing Through the Eyes of a Dying Man, John Drage

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This is a podcast episode titled, What the Living Can Learn From the Dying: Seeing Through the Eyes of a Dying Man, John Drage. The summary for this episode is: Want to join our 4-week Zoom Bible Study, "Are we living in the end times?" https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/zoom-online-bible-studies (Sign-up today). We start Friday April 3 from 12:00-12:30 with a 15-minute Q&amp;A afterward. "If God gives an answer, what I would do is argue with him. There's no answer that someone could give you, your wife, your kids, that you would say, 'Oh, okay, that makes sense.' So I think, instead of giving us an answer, God gives us something better." After years of ministry and a life dedicated to Christ, https://www.johndrage.com/ (John Drage) was diagnosed with one of the most deadly forms of cancer. It's taken a toll on his mind, body, and family. But he hasn't lost faith. Listen to his conversation with https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) to find out why and what he's learned over the years. Interested in more content like this? Scroll down to see more resources and related episodes, including an episode on https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/how-to-deal-with-the-storms-of-life/ (How to Deal With the Storms of Life) and a daily devotional on https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/rest-and-recovery-daily-devotionals (Rest and Recovery). To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. Outline 0:00 - https://www.johndrage.com/ (John Drage) 1:00 - John's family and ministry 2:45 - https://www.columbiarock.com/ (The Rock) church 3:30 - How have college students changed and why? 6:25 - Students' attitude towards spirituality 7:15 - Belief and belonging 8:40 - John's cancer diagnosis 13:55 - John and his family's spiritual processing 15:55 - Advice to youth: Reflect more and take more risks 20:00 - Most satisfactory parts of the past 23:45 - Thoughts on Samuel Johnson's "Death has a way of focusing the mind" 26:20 - How cancer diagnosis has impacted John's theology 27:30 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+13%3A15&amp;version=NIV (Job 13.15) 28:50 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+7%3A2&amp;version=NIV (Ecclesiastes 7.2) 30:00 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+19%3A14&amp;version=NIV (Psalm 19.14) 31:55 - http://www.dwillard.org/about (Dallas Willard) 32:15 - https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/how-to-beat-digital-distraction/ (How to Beat Digital Distraction) 35:10 - Jesus's sovereignty over cancer 37:15 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+21%3A15-25&amp;version=NIV (John 21.15-25): Glorifying God in death 39:10 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts+20%3A24&amp;version=NIV (Acts 20.24) 39:45 - God's grace in suffering 40:20 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+3%3A10&amp;version=NIV (Philippians 3.10) 42:30 - A different perspective on suffering 43:05 - Comfort in our culture 45:00 - Lessons from conversation with James 47:00 - Better than an answer 47:30 - John's prayer and prayer for John 51:55 - Subscribe. Rate. Share. &nbsp; Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo) &nbsp; Passages Job 13.15: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+13%3A15&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+13%3A15&amp;version=NIV) Ecclesiastes 7.2: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+7%3A2&amp;version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+7%3A2&amp;version=NIV) Psalm 19.14: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+19%3A14&amp;version=NIV... <a rel="payment" href="https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/give-now/">Support this podcast</a>

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Want to join our 4-week Zoom Bible Study, "Are we living in the end times?" https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/zoom-online-bible-studies (Sign-up today). We start Friday April 3 from 12:00-12:30 with a 15-minute Q&A afterward. "If God gives an answer, what I would do is argue with him. There's no answer that someone could give you, your wife, your kids, that you would say, 'Oh, okay, that makes sense.' So I think, instead of giving us an answer, God gives us something better." After years of ministry and a life dedicated to Christ, https://www.johndrage.com/ (John Drage) was diagnosed with one of the most deadly forms of cancer. It's taken a toll on his mind, body, and family. But he hasn't lost faith. Listen to his conversation with https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/staff/keith-simon/ (Keith) to find out why and what he's learned over the years. Interested in more content like this? Scroll down to see more resources and related episodes, including an episode on https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/how-to-deal-with-the-storms-of-life/ (How to Deal With the Storms of Life) and a daily devotional on https://info.thecrossingchurch.com/rest-and-recovery-daily-devotionals (Rest and Recovery). To learn more, visit our https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/ (website) and follow us on https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Facebook), https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (Instagram), and https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (Twitter) @TheCrossingCOMO. Outline 0:00 - https://www.johndrage.com/ (John Drage) 1:00 - John's family and ministry 2:45 - https://www.columbiarock.com/ (The Rock) church 3:30 - How have college students changed and why? 6:25 - Students' attitude towards spirituality 7:15 - Belief and belonging 8:40 - John's cancer diagnosis 13:55 - John and his family's spiritual processing 15:55 - Advice to youth: Reflect more and take more risks 20:00 - Most satisfactory parts of the past 23:45 - Thoughts on Samuel Johnson's "Death has a way of focusing the mind" 26:20 - How cancer diagnosis has impacted John's theology 27:30 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+13%3A15&version=NIV (Job 13.15) 28:50 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+7%3A2&version=NIV (Ecclesiastes 7.2) 30:00 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+19%3A14&version=NIV (Psalm 19.14) 31:55 - http://www.dwillard.org/about (Dallas Willard) 32:15 - https://www.thecrossingchurch.com/podcasts/how-to-beat-digital-distraction/ (How to Beat Digital Distraction) 35:10 - Jesus's sovereignty over cancer 37:15 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+21%3A15-25&version=NIV (John 21.15-25): Glorifying God in death 39:10 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts+20%3A24&version=NIV (Acts 20.24) 39:45 - God's grace in suffering 40:20 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians+3%3A10&version=NIV (Philippians 3.10) 42:30 - A different perspective on suffering 43:05 - Comfort in our culture 45:00 - Lessons from conversation with James 47:00 - Better than an answer 47:30 - John's prayer and prayer for John 51:55 - Subscribe. Rate. Share.   Social Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Instagram: https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO (https://www.facebook.com/TheCrossingCOMO) Twitter: https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo (https://twitter.com/thecrossingcomo)   Passages Job 13.15: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+13%3A15&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job+13%3A15&version=NIV) Ecclesiastes 7.2: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+7%3A2&version=NIV (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes+7%3A2&version=NIV) Psalm 19.14: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm+19%3A14&version=NIV... Support this podcast