Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Video from a conversation between Kate Bowler, associate professor of the history of Christianity in North America, and Ray Barfield, professor of pediatrics and Christian philosophy, is available on YouTube and below. 

Bowler, author of the bestselling Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved, speaks with colleague and oncologist Dr. Barfield about her struggle to understand the personal and spiritual dimensions of the American belief that all tragedies are tests of character after she was diagnosed with Stage IV cancer at age 35.

The conversation took place at "Practice and Presence 2018," the annual conference of the Duke Theology, Medicine, and Culture Initiative.