GenRef Interview: Rich Holdeman
“The design of God in our cancer is not to train us in the
rationalistic, human calculation of odds. The world gets
comfort from their odds. Not Christians. Some count
their chariots (percentages of survival) and some count
their horses (side effects of treatment), but we trust in
the name of the Lord our God (Psalm 20:7). God’s design
is clear from 2 Corinthians 1:9: “We felt that we had
received the sentence of death. But that was to make us
rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead.”
The aim of God in our cancer (among a thousand other
good things) is to knock props out from under our hearts
so that we rely utterly on him.”
In this podcast it was our pleasure to speak with Dr. Rich Holdeman, pastor of Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian Church. Having been diagnosed with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia, Dr. Holdeman explores the challenges that come with battling cancer, as well as the grace and comfort the Lord gives His own during such trials.
Interview length: 43:27
It is sometimes the case that significant details are shared after the end of an interview. Instead of trying to splice those comments into the main body of the conversation, it seemed best to simply add another five minute file here. Let’s call it bonus material.