Season 1, Episode 5 (36 minutes)

Episode Description

Liuan Huska was only in her twenties when she began experiencing pain, first in her ankle but then to her knee, her lower back, and throughout other areas in her body. It was the beginning of a years-long journey with a chronic illness that raised many questions for her about what it means to be human, and what faith looks like when daily pain is a part of one's discipleship journey. Writing became the means through which Liuan was able to discern answers and understand that her value in God's eyes came not from the things that she was able to do, but because her full being was made in God's image. Liuan also shares about the intersection between the struggles of the immigrant experience and the propensity Asian Americans have to deny or push past areas of pain, and how she came to learn healthier and new ways to respond. You will be touched by Liuan's thoughtful, vulnerable reflections in this honest and revealing conversation.

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About the Hosts

Maila Kim

Maila Kim, Co-Host

Maila is a marketing manager at IVP; she holds a B.A. in English Language & Literature and a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan, and an M.A. in Christian Formation & Ministry with a concentration in Bible & Theology from Wheaton College Graduate School. She enjoys photography, growing and caring for her plants, and listening to podcasts such as This American Life, Invisibilia, and Unlocking Us. Follow Maila on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Ed Gilbreath

Ed Gilbreath, Co-Host

Formerly an editor at IVP, Ed is currently an executive leader at Christianity Today; he earned his bachelor’s in communication arts from Judson University and a master’s in philosophy of history from Olivet Nazarene University. He is also the author of two IVP books: Reconciliation Blues and Birmingham Revolution. Ed loves listening to an eclectic mix of music, reading narrative nonfiction books on American history and pop culture, and taking long walks while listening to podcasts such as NPR’s How I Built This, The Daily, Pass the Mic, and CT’s Quick to Listen. Follow Ed on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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