Suffering and God’s Glory: A Conversation with Tullian Tchividjian


Recently I had the opportunity to review Tullian Tchividjian’s new book, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free (read the review here). This powerful new book is among the most helpful I’ve read on the subject of suffering because of Tchividjian’s focus on the question of who is with us amid our trials. Glorious Ruin unpacks this fundamental question—“the only [one] God has seen fit to answer, concretely, in the person and work of Jesus Christ” (25).

Thanks to the miracle of technology, Tullian and I had an opportunity to sit down and chat about the book. The result was a 25 plus minute conversation where we discussed:

  • the need for the book;
  • the difference between being theologians of glory and theologians of the cross;
  • suffering honestly as Christians; and
  • Tullian’s hopes for the book.

Rather than give you chunks of the conversation, I wanted to give you the whole thing (with only the most minor edits). I hope you’ll find the discussion helpful. When you’re done, I trust you will purchase a copy of the book for yourself, which is available now at Amazon and WTS Books among other book resellers. You’ll be thankful you did.

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  • Luma Simms

    Thanks for this interview, Aaron!