Abram Van Engen is a professor of English at Washington University in STL, Executive Director of the Carver Project, and the author of 2 books. The second and most well-known is titled “City on a Hill, a History of American Exceptionalism.” By way of disclaimer, Abram and Dan both wrote these on the Puritans, and nerd out about that on this episode from time to time. They also talk in-depth about Abram’s book “City on a Hill” and this idea of American exceptionalism, which may not immediately feel like it has bearing on your own vacation or work. But as you listen, we invite you to take note of the idea of an “origin story.” Consider how you think about your own history. What “origin story” do you tell about your own career, and how does that shape the way you see yourself and your work?
We have a book on the Puritans that we’d love to give away courtesy of Reformation Heritage Books. Click here to enter for the opportunity to win a copy of Following God More Fully: An Introduction to the Puritans by Joel Beeke and Michael Reeves.
Steph Hubach is a Research Fellow in Disability Ministry with Covenant Seminary, author of two books on disability in the church, and formerly the director of Mission to North America’s Special Needs Ministries. Steph offers a theologically robust and deeply personal vision for what the gospel tells us about disability in both its physical and social dimensions.
Rick Horton is a broadcaster and color commentator for the St. Louis Cardinals and a leader in the organization Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Julius Kim is the man chosen to lead The Gospel Coalition after Tim Keller and Don Carson. Dr. Kim directs one of the largest Christian media platforms. Under his leadership, TGC has expanded to every inhabited continent and is available on almost any device. Julius’s textbook on preaching offers a fount of information for new preachers and a tune-up for experienced speakers.
Ryan Watson practices law for a large firm litigating judicial decisions that seem both mistaken and strategic enough to challenge. Watson explains how his firm decides to take up a case and how they work to reverse judicial mistakes in areas like free speech and the so-called wall between church and state.
Our guest on this episode is Tom Nelson. The subject of faith and work is very near and dear to Tom’s heart. He is president of the faith and work organization Made to Flourish, a pastor, and the author of several books including: “Work Matters,” “The Economics of Neighborly Love,” and, most recently, “The Flourishing Pastor.” In this episode, Tom and Dan discuss the world of faith and work, and Tom’s profound, lifelong commitment to bridging, what he calls, the Sunday to Monday gap.
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