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Episode 17 · 1 month ago
In this episode of Life and Books and Everything, Kevin, Collin, and Justin discuss the writing process, how things have exponentially changed in the online Christian writing space, what books have most recently moved them, which pastor biographies are their favorite, and what message the church needs to hear most in 2020. And if nuanced discussions on culture, books, and theology don't quite do it for you, be sure to tune in to hear the guys give their best Chris Farley impressions.
This episode of Life and Books and Everything is brought to you by Crossway, a publisher whose goal is to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church. The Crossway title we want to highlight in this episode is Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church by Paul David Tripp. For every celebrity pastor exiting the ministry in the spotlight, there are many more lesser-known pastors leaving in the shadows. Tripp draws on his decades of ministry experience to give churches twelve gospel principles necessary to combat this leadership crisis. Each of these principles, built upon characteristics such as humility, dependency, and accountability, will enable new and experienced leaders alike to focus their attention on the ultimate leadership model: the gospel.
What did you do on Labor Day? | Crossway sponsorship: Lead by Paul David Tripp [0:00 - 11:48] - https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/podcasts/gospelbound/leaders-who-wont-flame-out/
Changes in Online Christian Writing [11:48 - 38:46]
What is the last book that moved you? [38:46 - 54:05]
Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church by Paul David Tripp
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race In America by Shelby Steele
Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts
Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers by Dane Ortlund
The chapter on Adoption in Knowing God by J. I. Packer
Favorite Pastor Biographies:
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones by Iain Murray
Disciplines of a Godly Man (Updated Edition) by R. Kent Hughes
The message that the church needs to hear in 2020 [54:05 - 1:08:00]
Episode 16 · 1 month ago
In this episode of Life and Books and Everything, Kevin shares four questions to ask regarding the most divisive topics in the church today: voting, police shootings, and Coronavirus.
Kevin also shares 4 book recommendations of some of the most recent and enjoyable titles he has read through.
This episode is sponsored by Crossway, a publisher whose goal is to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church. The Crossway title we want to highlight in this episode is Unfolding Grace: 40 Guided Readings through the Bible; discover the overarching storyline of God's Word as it is revealed through forty Scripture readings drawn from key points in the biblical narrative. Each passage, coupled with brief and accessible commentary, will help you follow God's grace as it unfolds from Genesis through Revelation. Unfolding Grace includes 40 illustrations by Peter Voth, excerpts discussing the flow of God’s plan of redemption, a single-column format, a smyth-sewn binding, and a Study guide.
Introduction + 4 book recommendations [0:00 - 22:31]
The American Dream Is Not Dead: (But Populism Could Kill It) by Michael Strain
The Morality of Laughter by F. H. Buckley
The Myth of Disenchantment: Magic, Modernity, and the Birth of the Human Sciences by Jason A. Josephson Storm
4 questions to ask when discussing voting [22:31 - 34:52]
4 questions to ask when discussing police shootings [34:52 - 42:05]
4 questions to ask when discussing the Coronavirus [42:05 - 54:25]
Episode 15 · 1 month ago
In this episode of Life and Books and Everything, Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor are joined by Dr. Julius Kim—President of The Gospel Coalition—to discuss each other’s seminary experiences, issues in evangelicalism, how to discern one’s vocational calling, how to be a better preacher, and, last but not least, which books have been most influential in the life and ministry of Dr. Kim.
This episode of Life and Books and Everything is brought to you by Crossway, a publisher whose goal is to publish gospel-centered, Bible-centered content that will honor our Savior and serve his Church. The Crossway title we want to highlight in this episode is, Weep With Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark Vroegop, with contributions by Thabiti Anyabwile, Trillia Newbell, Jarvis Williams, John Onwuchekwa, Collin Hansen, Mika Edmondson, and more. In an effort to bridge the canyon of misunderstanding, insensitivity, and hurt, Mark Vroegop writes about the practice of lament. Vroegop invites readers to mourn with him over the brokenness that has caused division and to use lament to begin the journey toward a diverse and united church. Pick up your copy of Weep With Me by Mark Vroegop today.
Weep With Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation by Mark Vroegop [0:00 - 1:43]
Where we went to seminary and the different branches in evangelicalism [1:43 - 27:58]
Wrestling with my vocational calling [27:58 - 39:38]
How to become a better preacher [39:38 - 52:10]
What books most influenced Julius Kim over the years and what he is reading now [52:10 - 58:07]
Julius Kim’s prior wedding band career [58:07 - 1:06:38]
Books and authors that have influenced Julius Kim:
Knowing God by J. I. Packer
How Should We Then Live?: The Rise and Decline of Western Thought and Culture by Francis Shaeffer
Institutes of the Christian Religion by John Calvin
Institutes of Elenctic Theology (3 Volume Set) by Francis Turretin
The Heart of a Servant Leader: Letters from Jack Miller by John C. Miller
Influenced by Ed Clowney, Henri Nouwen, and Eugene Peterson.
Books that Julius Kim is reading right now:
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
Institutional Intelligence: How to Build an Effective Organization by Gordan T. Smith
Reformed Theology in America: A History of Its Modern Development by David F. Wells
Episode 14 · 1 month ago
In this episode of Life and Books and Everything, Kevin, Collin, and Justin discuss the recent scandal involving Jerry Falwell Jr. and the difference between a therapeutic confession and one that admits guilt and sin, what habits of rest and recreation they practice, what their favorite biblical commentaries are, and lastly, they discuss Samuel James's article, "Which Enemy? Which Doorstep?"
This episode of Life and Books and Everything is brought to you by Crossway. A specific book from Crossway we would like to highlight for our listeners is Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through Time, Moments, and Milestones by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin. In this book, Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin help families develop a sustainable rhythm of gospel-centered discipleship through a guided framework focusing on moments of discipleship in 3 key areas: time, moments, and milestones. Each section provides parents with Scriptures to consider, questions to answer, structures to implement, and ideas to try out.
Book giveaway winner announcement! [0:00 - 3:10]
The Jerry Falwell Jr. Scandal [3:10 - 15:55]
Habits of rest, recreation, and sabbath [15:55 - 36:50]
Favorite Commentaries [36:50 - 59:48]
Multi-Directional Leadership [59:48 - 1:10:08]
Collin's favorite commentaries + other resources mentioned:
New Testament Commentary Survey by D. A. Carson
ESV Study Bible by Crossway
Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale
Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church by Collin Hansen
Kevin's favorite commentaries:
Introducing the Old Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message by Tremper Longman
The Pillar New Testament Commentary (14 Volumes) from Eerdmans
Preaching the Word: New Testament Set by R. Kent Hughs
Reformed Expository Commentary Series from P&R Publishing
Tyndale Commentary Series from IVP Academic
Justin's favorite commentaries:
ESV Expository Commentary Book Series from Crossway
The IVP Bible Dictionary Series from IVP Academic