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March 23, 2017

Hour 1: The Weakness and Strength of Bill Sweeney

​Bill was given 3-5 years to live. The doctor’s confirmed he had ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease. Bill and his wife Mary talk about God’s faithfulness, the disappointments, and the incredible thing Bill has been empowered to do—20 years after his diagnosis.​

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Hour 2: The Lost Sermons of Spurgeon

A trove of lost sermons from the late great Charles Spurgeon have been found. Dr. Christian George joins us to talk about this amazing discovery.

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Bill and Mary Sweeney
Bill and Mary Sweeney

Bill and Mary Sweeney

In late October of 1996, just weeks after his 36th birthday, Bill Sweeney was diagnosed with a terminal disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The diagnosis that he had 2 to 5 years to live came as a complete surprise because he had always enjoyed such great health. Within a year, Bill could no longer walk or talk and had to resign from his job. Even though ALS has drastically impacted his life and that of his wife and their two daughters, Bill doesn't believe anyone should allow a disease or any life-challenge to define who they are. He blogs regularly to pass along some of the lessons he's learned through the course of this trial, helping others avoid some of the detrimental (hope-stealing) mistakes he has made.

Dr. Christian George
Dr. Christian George

Dr. Christian George

Christian T. George is assistant professor of historical theology and curator of The Spurgeon Library at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO.

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Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live®, two hours of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

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