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February 16, 2019

Exploring God

Is there a God?  Why does God allow pain and suffering... and can I know God personally?  These questions are being asked in churches throughout Chicago in a series called "Explore God".  ​Ed Stetzer talks with Mary Schaller and Keith Gordon, of Explore God Chicago about finding answers to some of life's most important questions.




Mary Schaller
Mary Schaller

Mary Schaller

Mary Schaller is co-chair and catalyst for Explore God Chicago. After founding three technology-related business ventures in Silicon Valley and the Boston high-tech corridor, Mary turned her attention to ministry in 1999, becoming a minister of small groups at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church. In 2006 she graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity. She is the author of How to Start a Q Place and the coauthor of The 9 Arts of Spiritual Conversations book. Mary and her husband, Paul have three adult children and four grandchildren and live in the Chicago area.

Keith Gordon
Keith Gordon

Keith Gordon

Keith Gordon is the organizing pastor & church planter of Love of Christ and the urban catalyst for Explore God Chicago.  Keith is a product of the Chicago’s southside communities and public school system. He serves as the Chairman of EVANGELISM for the Illinois Missionary Baptist State Convention. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. A graduate of Moody Theological Seminary & Graduate School of Chicago with a Master’s Degree in Urban Ministry. An Urban Scholar recipient at Wheaton College and is completing a Master’s Degree in Evangelism and Leadership. He and his wife Latricia have three children, Stephen, Grace & James.

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Ed Stetzer

Ed Stetzer wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have three daughters.

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