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The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and God’s sovereignty

May 19, 2016



In this episode, Andrew Ray talks with David Powlison and Winston Smith talk about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico from April of 2010. Their discussion revolved around an article by Robin Nixon interviewing Raymond Goldstein, the public health researcher at Stonybrook University in New York. Goldstein said, “People looking at oil in the marshes and all the damage are thinking, ‘this is not what’s supposed to happen.’ Man-made disasters are viewed as outside the order of life and are thus more threatening to an individual’s worldview.” How should Christians consider a statement like this?

Length: 11:39


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David Powlison

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David Powlison served as CCEF’s executive director (2014-2019), a faculty member, and senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He held a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary. David wrote extensively on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books Seeing with New Eyes and Speaking Truth in Love probe the implications of Scripture for how to understand people and how to counsel. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context explores the background and development of CCEF’s mission. David is survived by his wife Nan, their three children and spouses, and seven grandchildren.

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