Life and Books and Everything

By Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, Justin Taylor

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Life and Books and Everything is a podcast hosted by Kevin DeYoung, Justin Taylor, and Collin Hansen where discussions are centered on, well, life and books and a little bit of everything. On any given episode, Kevin, Justin, and Collin may end up discussing sports, movies, politics, history, ministry, or current events. You’ll get some serious stuff, some humor, and some wonderful recommendations on outstanding Midwestern cuisine. Mostly, you’ll hear about books—books we like, books we don’t like, books we want to read, books we want to write, books we want on a desert island, books for pastors and leaders, books for moms and dads, fiction books, theology books, history books, philosophy books, new books, old books—you get the idea. And from time to time, we interview Christian leaders to talk about the books they’ve written and the books they’re reading. We hope you’ll stop by and spend some time with us as well on Life and Books and Everything.

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We Are in the Time of Judges, Not Revival
01:08:04

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.

Timestamps:

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]

Collin's books:

Lead: 12 Gospel Principles for Leadership in the Church by Paul David Tripp

How to Talk about Jesus (Without Being That Guy): Personal Evangelism in a Skeptical World by Sam Chan 

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

Kevin's books:

The Content of Our Character: A New Vision of Race In America by Shelby Steele

Churchill: Walking with Destiny by Andrew Roberts

Justin's books:

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:

Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor: The Life and Reflections of Tom Carson by D. A. Carson

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]

Sep 16, 2020
4 Questions for Divisive Topics
00:54:28

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.

Books mentioned:

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 

J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir by Ned B. Stonehouse - cover done by Marina Amaral 

Sep 09, 2020
Discerning My Vocation, with Julius Kim
01:04:41

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.

Timestamps:

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

Resources mentioned:

Preaching the Whole Counsel of God: Design and Deliver Gospel-Centered Sermons by Julius Kim

Reformed Theology in America: A History of Its Modern Development 

Sep 02, 2020
Tears Do Not Equal Repentance
01:10:12

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

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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]

Book recommendations

Collin's favorite commentaries + other resources mentioned:

New Testament Commentary Survey by D. A. Carson

The Letter to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT)) by Douglas Moo

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

Best Commentaries (website)

The Gospel according to John (The Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC)) by D. A. Carson

The Pillar New Testament Commentary (14 Volumes) from Eerdmans

New International Commentary on the New Testament (Set of 18 volumes) from Eerdmans

Word Biblical Commentary Book Series (41 Books) from Thomas Nelson

The Book of Revelation (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) by G. K. Beale

Preaching the Word: New Testament Set by R. Kent Hughs

Reformed Expository Commentary Series from P&R Publishing

Tyndale Commentary Series from IVP Academic

The Bible Speaks Today Series by John Stott and J. A. Motyer

Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible by Matthew Henry

Justin's favorite commentaries:

ESV Expository Commentary Book Series from Crossway

The IVP Bible Dictionary Series from IVP Academic

Aug 26, 2020
Whom Am I Risking For?
01:11:43

Season 2 of Life and Books and Everything is here! Kevin DeYoung, Justin Taylor, and Collin Hansen sit down together to discuss their summer reading lists, how to balance the need for safety and the need to trust God's sovereignty in the pandemic, Grace Community Church and their choice to gather indoors for services in California, and Big 10's cancelation.

Aug 19, 2020
In Memory of J. I. Packer
00:34:20

Originally released on July 17th, 2020, in this special episode of 'Life and Books and Everything,' Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor remember their friend J. I. Packer as they share about his influence broadly and personally.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 4
01:27:32

Originally released on May 12th, 2020, Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor discuss the following: an airing of grievances in honor of Frank Costanza, how to accept criticism, the unique challenges of social media, best books on preaching and ministry, books we re-read, and what makes for bad preaching.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 5 - Conspiracy Theories, Parallels Between COVID-19 and 2004, Expertise and Authority, and Favorite Biographies
01:13:23

Originally released on May 20th, 2020, Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor cover the following in the 5th episode of 'Life and Books and Everything': an airing of gratitude, conspiracy theories, parallels between COVID-19 and 2004, expertise and authority, our favorite biographies, and which biographies we’d like to write.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 6 - George Floyd and Books on Policing, Justice, and Civil Rights
01:05:34

Originally released on June 2nd, 2020, Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor discuss George Floyd, the need for leaders with character, and books they recommend related to policing, justice, and civil rights.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 7 - Disagreements About Systematic Racism, How to Approach History, and Recommended Books on Slavery
01:14:20

Originally released on June 10th, 2020, Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor discuss the morality of laughter, the aftermath of George Floyd's murder, their disagreements about systematic racism, how to approach history, and their recommended books on slavery.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 8 - Tearing Down Statues, Kneeling During the National Anthem, the Imago Dei, Favorite Writers
01:11:46

Originally released on June 16th, 2020, Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor discuss the tearing down of statues, kneeling during the National Anthem, what it means that we're made in the image of God, their favorite writers, and how to avoid bad writing.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 9 - Five Books to Take On a Desert Island, Why The News Makes You Dumb, and Why Politics is the True National Pastime
01:06:34

Originally released on June 23rd, 2020, Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor discuss the five books they would take on a desert island, why the news makes you dumb, and why politics is the true national pastime.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 10 - Cancel Culture, The Inner-Ring, New Statues That Should Be Built, and Summer Reading Lists
00:53:11

Originally released on July 1st, 2020, Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor discuss cancel culture, the inner-ring, new statues that they think should be built, and their summer reading lists.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 3
01:21:47

Originally released on May 5th, 2020, this episode of 'Life and Books and Everything' admittedly covers too much of "everything," ranging from Star Wars to Mother's Day to infertility to regional U.S. differences to the COVID-19 re-open to social media as the message to how we read and retain and more.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 2
01:08:01

Originally released on April 27th, 2020, this is episode 2 of the first season of 'Life and Books and Everything,' with Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor.

Aug 10, 2020
Season 1: Episode 1
01:03:02

Originally released on April 21st, 2020, this episode is the soft launch for 'Life and Books and Everything ' with Kevin DeYoung, Collin Hansen, and Justin Taylor

Aug 10, 2020
Trailer
00:01:19

A short piece about what to expect when you listen to Life and Books and Everything.

Aug 05, 2020