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In this episode of This vs. That we talk with our friend Deepak Reju about the topic of Anxiety vs. Fear. We discuss the spectrum of anxiety, from low-grade anxiety to panic attacks, and the words associated with anxiety, such as worry, stress, and concern. We also try to highlight distinctions between fear from anxiety and explain the biblical fear of the Lord. The conversation also touches on what Jesus experienced in the garden of Gethsemane.


Deepak Reju is the pastor of Biblical Counseling and Family Ministry at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC. He and his wife Sarah, have five kids and he's the author of several books, including:

On Guard: Preventing and Responding to Child Abuse in the Church

Pornography Fighting for Purity


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