Podcast: FORGIVING as a form of Grief with Matthew Ichihashi Potts

November 30, 2022


On this episode of the podcast, I speak with Matthew Ichihashi Potts about his new book, Forgiveness: An Alternative Account. During the conversation, we consider the biblical teaching about forgiveness in the face of lingering grievance and ongoing harm. Among the topics we cover:

  • – How some demands for forgiveness might actually do more harm to those who have been hurt.
  • – How we can escape the binary of “remember or retaliate” or “forgive and forget”
  • – What forgiveness looks like that is rooted in grief or mourning
  • – Why literary works might hold special value for helping us grasp the complexities of forgiveness
  • – On what we may hope for forgiveness when it comes to the end of all things (eschatology)
  • – When it comes to forgiveness, what we are being asked to do, and what we are not being asked to do

Get the book: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300259858/forgiveness/ 


About the Author
  • Justin Ariel Bailey works at the intersection of Christian theology, culture, and ministry. Having served as a pastor in a number of diverse settings, his research seeks to bridge gaps between church and academy, and the formational spaces where they overlap. He is the author of the book Reimagining Apologetics (IVP Academic, 2020) and the forthcoming volume Interpreting Your World (Baker Academic, 2022). He serves as associate professor of Theology at Dordt University and is the host of the In All Things podcast. 

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