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The Do Gooders Podcast

Apr 12, 2021

The New Republic observed in 2019 that “America seems to be in the midst of a full-blown panic attack.”

And then came 2020...and with it, an exhausting instability.

By the end of March 2020, 45 percent of Americans said stress from worrying about the virus was negatively affecting their mental health.

In April 2020, a government emergency hotline for emotional distress heard from 20k people—compared with just 1,800 in April 2019.

But—pandemic or not—this rise in anxiety isn’t all that surprising. It could be expected, in fact, when our unchanging faith collides with a changing culture. 

That’s what authors Sarah Zylstra and Collin Hansen explore in their new book: “Gospelbound: Living with Resolute Hope in an Anxious Age.”

The influence of Christians with hearts tangled up in the gospel seems to be waning just as we're needed most. But there’s another story unfolding, too.

Sarah, senior writer and faith-and-work editor for The Gospel Coalition, is on the show to counter growing fears with a robust message of a gritty, real, resolute hope for anyone hungry for good news.


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