We're back after this global pandemic! We are excited to share fresh talks with authors who are working to build a just world on various fronts. Listen in and share with your friends.

Episode 14 - June 2022

In this episode, Dr. Rios talks with her friend, Daniel Yang about his first book Inalienable: How Marginalized Kingdom Voices Can Help Save the American Church. Don't miss this conversation!

"The American church is at a critical crossroads. Our witness has been compromised, our numbers are down, and our reputation has been sullied, due largely to our own faults and fears. The church's ethnocentrism, consumerism, and syncretism have blurred the lines between discipleship and partisanship. Pastor Eric Costanzo, missiologist Daniel Yang, and nonprofit leader Matthew Soerens find that for the church to return to health, we must decenter ourselves from our American idols and recenter on the undeniable, inalienable core reality of the global, transcultural kingdom of God. Our guides in this process are global Christians and the poor, who offer hope from the margins, and the ancient church, which survived through the ages amid temptations of power and corruption. Their witness points us to refocus on the kingdom of God, the image of God, the Word of God, and the mission of God.

The path to the future takes us away from ourselves in unlikely directions. By learning from the global church and marginalized voices, we can return to our roots of being kingdom-focused, loving our neighbor, and giving of ourselves in missional service to the world."

Listen to the convo here! And buy the book at ivpress.com use code JUSTUS to get free shipping and 30% until end of June.

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Episode 13 - May 2022

In this episode, Dr. Liz speaks with Dr. Susan Harris Howell, author of Buried Talents: Overcoming Gendered Socialization to Answer God's Call.Most of us don't realize that we have been getting cues about what is an appropriate path for women since childhood. Many times, those cues have been this is what a good woman does, this is the vocation of good women, etc. As a Professor in Gender Studies, Dr. Howell realized that many women were not fulfilling their God-given passion because they have internalized a message that whatever "that" was it wasn't for "women." Listen to the convo here! And buy the book at ivpress.com