Video: Joe Thorn on the Most Difficult Season of His Life

In this video, Justin Taylor talks with author and pastor Joe Thorn about walking through difficult seasons and finding refuge in the triune God. Joe is the author a new book entitled Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God.


  • 00:00 - In the book, you talk about "the most difficult season" of your personal life. Can you tell us a little more about what you were struggling with?
  • 02:16 - How did the Lord use his grace and other people to help you get through this difficult season?
  • 04:40 - The Puritains often noted that sometimes we need something in addition to prayer and the gospel in the midst of trials. Is that a heretical notion?
  • 05:30 - Does looking for help from other means necessarily entail a lessened dependance on prayer?
  • 06:42 - Why did you want to write this new book? What are you trying to do in the book and who did you write the book for?
  • 07:59 - Where does the idea of preaching to yourself come from?
  • 09:25 - How would you respond to someone who is in a similar situation—suffering through grief, depression, or anxiety—yet doesn't like the idea of someone "preaching" at them?
  • 10:50 - Why is the Trinity so important to the structure of the book?
  • 12:47 - What were you praying as you wrote the book?

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