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September 07, 2019

Surviving Disaster

Hurricane Dorian has wreaked havoc in the Bahamas and along the East Coast. Natural disasters like this one, leave many looking to faith and God for answers. Disaster Psychologist Jamie Aten knows firsthand what that's like. He talks with Ed Stetzer about his personal survival through Hurricane Katrina and late stage cancer.

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Jamie Aten
Jamie Aten

Jamie Aten

Jamie Aten is a disaster psychologist, author, and speaker. He helps others cultivate faith and resilience amidst personal, mass, and humanitarian disasters. Jamie understands his work through personal experience. He's a Hurricane Katrina survivor and a late stage cancer survivor in remission. Jamie is the Executive Director of the Humanitarian Disaster Institute and Blanchard Chair of Humanitarian and Disaster Leadership at Wheaton College. He also founded the Humanitarian Disaster Institute, Humanitarian & Disaster Leadership Program and Disaster Ministry Conference. He's written several books including, A Walking Disaster: What Surviving Katrina and Cancer Taught Me About Faith and Resilience. He's received several honors, including the FEMA Community Preparedness Champion Award at the White House in 2016. Jamie lives in Wheaton with his wife and three children.

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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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Ed Stetzer Live helps you live out the truth of the gospel in a rapidly changing world. Drawing on years of research and ministry experience, Ed leads special guests and caller interaction in an engaging discussion of today’s cultural trends. Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and hurting world. Airs Saturdays from 11 a.m. to noon CT on Moody Radio.