“Books are like windows,” shares this week’s guest Nancy Gruneisen, “you can see another time, another world, another culture. But they can also be mirrors. Children want to see themselves in the books they are reading.” Nancy is a children’s librarian at a local St. Louis elementary school and is a perfect example of how exercising quiet, yet strong faithfulness to God’s kingdom in your work can bring joy and beauty to your corner (or reading nook) of the world.
On this episode our guest is Ray Cortese, the self-professed “unspiritual” pastor who has spent over 40 years at the same small town church in Florida. Ray shares his own story of his life and call to ministry, and through it offers a candid testimony to all of us about the power of God to transform human ambition for His own purposes.
John Hendrix is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and author of many children’s books, including Shooting at the Stars, Drawing is Magic, John Brown: His Fight for Freedom, Miracle Man: The Story of Jesus, the Faithful Spy: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Plot to Kill Hitler.
Dan Allender, a prominent Christian therapist, author, professor, and speaker who focuses on sexual abuse, trauma recovery, and story sits down with us to discuss his calling. Allender’s passion for engaging with the brokenness of this world is born out of his own palpable delight in the gospel of Jesus.
In this episode Dan and former Senator Jim Talent discuss the timely questions: what are the responsibilities of a politician to the people they govern?