#079 | Ray Ortlund

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Ray Ortlund talks with Kent about his recent Elk hunt, why he wrote his latest book on the rampant issue of porn, why porn is a personal integrity and social justice issue, and why he sees it as the single biggest stumbling-block sidelining men today, as well as a deep dive on the theology of suffering (does God allow suffering? does suffering come from God? the 3 categories of suffering, the final and ultimate healing from suffering, etc), and finally, he shares some lessons from the sixties and how we can apply those to our world today.

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Ray graduated from Wheaton College as a Bachelor of Arts, from Dallas Theological Seminary as a Master of Theology, from The University of California at Berkeley as a Master of Arts, and from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, as a Doctor of Philosophy. Pastor Ortlund was ordained into the Christian ministry by Lake Avenue Congregational Church, Pasadena, California, in 1975. He taught Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, from 1989 to 1998. His primary ministry, for 28 years, has been as a pastor in California, Oregon, Georgia and Tennessee.

In addition to numerous essays and articles, Ray has published eight books. His latest, Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel, was named “2017 Christian Book of the Year” in the category Bible Study. He also served as an Old Testament translator for The New Living Translation and The English Standard Version of the Bible. He contributed the introduction and study notes to the book of Isaiah in The ESV Study Bible.

Ray is also the President of Renewal Ministries and serves on the Council of The Gospel Coalition.

Ray and his wife Jani have been married for forty-five happy years, they have four delightful children and 13 amazing grandchildren. Ray says, “I have the most wonderful wife, I love my kids and grandkids, and I love Immanuel Church. My dream is that God would use us for true revival in our city.”

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