Surprised by Grief

Surprised by Grief

On Surprised by Grief, co-hosts Daniel Harrell (CT’s Editor in Chief) and Clarissa Moll share their own stories of loss and heartache as they explore the various ways they experienced God’s kindness and care through ordinary means of grace. No one can fully prepare for grief, but we can open our hearts to the experiences that come with it, and in our openness find comfort in the presence of God.

Latest Episodes

The Ministry of Showing Up
Episode 7|46 min
The Ministry of Showing Up
Hurting people need presence more than any other gift we can offer.
Letting Grief Come to Church
Episode 6|52 min
Letting Grief Come to Church
Churches who welcome grief point hurting people to the wounded, risen Christ.
Surprised by Hope
Episode 5|45 min
Surprised by Hope
Hope persists in the face of death, but it may not show up where you expect it.
Suffer the Little Children
Episode 4|46 min
Suffer the Little Children
Children don’t grieve the same as adults do. Their resilience after loss depends on our ability to understand the difference.
Reinventing You
Episode 3|42 min
Reinventing You
Re-entry into the world post-loss is a devastating process as grief shapes our identity in a myriad of ways.
Great Pain, Great Love
Episode 2|47 min
Great Pain, Great Love
When a cancer diagnosis comes as a death sentence, great love punctuates every moment.
Introducing: Surprised by Grief
Episode 1|49 min
Introducing: Surprised by Grief
On our new podcast, Daniel Harrell and Clarissa Moll discuss how sudden loss shapes the grief experience and influences the spiritual lives of those left behind.
Surprised by Grief: Sneak Peek
Episode Trailer|1 min
Surprised by Grief: Sneak Peek
On this season of Surprised by Grief, prepare for loss and heartache but remain open to revelations of God's goodness and care.