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Perry and Shawna Mornings

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June 14, 2024

Did God Create Death?

Perry asks “If God created everything good, why has my suffering friend had to suffer all his life?” And Jeff, a Perry and Shawna listener asks similarly, “If God made everything, why is there death?”

Dr. J joins us to answer Bible questions! Dr. Jeremy Grinnell earned his PhD in Systematic Theology from Calvin Seminary in Grand Rapids, MI, and taught graduate level theology for nearly 15 years.

He answers the following Bible questions (including above) from listeners like you.

When we’re reading the Bible how can we know if the promises we’re reading are for the people they were written to, or for us? Jeremiah 29:11 for example.

Perry shares, “God put a passion in my heart for God’s word when I was 16, but I never grew in the word cause I didn’t read it till I was 18! So Jeremy talks about why reading the word is such a big deal.

Then how the scripture transforms us inside out. And Jacqueline asks, “Is the Sabbath meant only for the Jews or is for us as well?”

Next, “What does it mean in Jeremiah that God is married to the backslider?” (It’s a beautiful window in to the astonishing grace of God). And Ronda asks, “Who was the first Jew, Adam, Eve, Abraham??”

What does true Biblical repentance look like? And last Ed asks, “Were humans more wicked before the flood than we are now? And if God judged the world so severely back then and he will destroy it again with fire, what really is God’s heart toward us? I thought he’s a God of love!!”


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Perry LaHaie

Perry LaHaie's passion is to know Jesus and make Him known. “I’m all in with Jesus but not all put together. I need Jesus right now as much as I did when I first started following Him!” Perry says. In addition to co-hosting Perry and Shawna Mornings, Perry is a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and advocate for those who haven’t yet heard the gospel, especially those in the Muslim world. Born and raised in northern Michigan, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Communications and a graduate degree in Cross- cultural Communications. Perry also serves with Frontiers, a worldwide ministry to Muslims. Perry and his bride, Teresa, call Holland, Michigan home. They have two adult children, Kali and Taylor, and Taylor’s bride, Bri.


Shawna Beyer

Shawna Beyer has a way of telling stories that create personal connection— to her, to one another, and to God. She has been a homeschool mom, church planter, project lead for a consulting company, and church staff member. Though she’s been involved in ministry with her husband (Dan) in Iowa, Arizona, and now Michigan, she was born and raised in Southern California and as they say, “You can take the girl out of California . . .” She is mom to four grown kids (Bryn, Drayson, Eden, and Haven) who no longer need her but humor her anyway. Shawna is passionate about the rhythms we weave into the fabric of our lives to fall more in love with God each day. Healthy foods are her go-to, but she will abandon that whole track in a heartbeat for a homemade cinnamon roll like Grandma used to make.

Perry and Shawna Mornings

The Perry and Shawna Podcast: Real life conversations reminding you that you’re Abba’s child and that you’re blessed to be a blessing and loved to share Jesus’ love.