Season 2 Episode 5 : Faith in the Time of Plague (October 18, 2021)
Special book launch event celebrating the release of "Faith in the Time of Plague" with Westminster faculty and coeditors, Dr. Stephen Coleman and Dr. Todd Rester.
Season 2 Episode 4 : Mike Emlet (August 24, 2021)
In Episode 14 of the Afterword, CCEF’s Mike Emlet joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about hobbies, biblical counseling, science, vaccines, psychiatric diagnoses, identity and Mike’s latest book Saints, Sufferers & Sinners.
S2 E3 : Jonty Rhodes (July 1, 2021)
Our guest today is Jonty Rhodes. who is the head pastor of Christ Church, a congregation of the International Presbyterian Church in Leeds, England. Jonty has spent the last ten years planting churches in the UK and is the author of the newly released Man of Sorrows, King of Glory. This is really our favorite kind of book, which takes a foundational but perhaps neglected aspect of our Reformed faith and applies it to our lives today in a way that is fresh, devotional, and understandable. Nancy Guthrie says this about it, “Man of Sorrows, King of Glory is rich without being dense, theological without being stuffy, and corrective without being combative.”
S2 E2 : Gavin Peacock, Part 2 (May 26, 2021)
Part 2 will focus on Gavin’s ministry and family life, discussing lessons he’s learned as a Christian athlete, father, husband, and now pastor and author. If you have very little interest in soccer or sports, we’d encourage you to give it a listen even if you’re tempted to skip this one! We think you’ll find Gavin to be a great storyteller filled with many practical insights relevant to any Christian on topics like parenting, pastoring, evangelism, balancing work and ministry, etc. And above all, Gavin is very clear on the Gospel.
S2 E1 : Gavin Peacock, Part 1 (May 26, 2021)
To kick off our second season of the Afterword, Jonny is joined by Gavin Peacock— a former professional soccer player in the English Premier League and current pastor and author. During his 18-year professional soccer career, Gavin played in over 600 games, including an FA Cup final with Chelsea, and scored 135 goals along the way. He played alongside some of the all-time greats at some of the biggest clubs, including QPR, Gillingham, AFC Bournemouth, Newcastle, Chelsea, and Charlton.
Episode 10 : Kevin DeYoung (February 23, 2021)
In Episode 10 of the Afterword, our host Jonny Gibson talks with special guest Kevin DeYoung. Kevin has 3 books coming out in the next year or so, and as you might expect from him, they cover an incredibly diverse range of topics. The first one, “Men and Women in the Church” is essentially his “complementarianism 101 for a new generation.” It releases in April, but you can pre-order it today on our website for 50% off. His second book is a 400 page storybook bible illustrated by Don Clark (who he teamed up with on The Biggest Story) which is due in the fall. And the third book is an edition of two treatises on Justification and Regeneration by one of the founders of American Presbyterianism, John Witherspoon, that Kevin is introducing for our very own Westminster Seminary Press.
Episode 9: Peter Williams (January 7, 2021)
Peter J. Williams (PhD, University of Cambridge) is the principal of Tyndale House and the consulting editor and coordinator of this project. He is also chair of the International Greek New Testament Project, which is producing the largest scholarly edition ever attempted of a single book of the New Testament, namely the Editio Critica Maior of John's Gospel. He is the author of Early Syriac Translation Technique and the Textual Criticism of the Greek Gospels
Episode 8: David Mathis (November 18, 2020)
In this episode Jonny talks with David Mathis about why they love Christmas and about David's new advent devotional, The Christmas We Didn't Expect. David serves as executive editor at desiringGod.org, pastor at Cities Church, and adjunct professor at Bethlehem College and Seminary.
Episode 7: Mark Dever (October 20, 2020)
We are excited to welcome Mark Dever. Mark is the senior pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in DC, and the president of 9Marks Ministry. He holds a M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Ecclesiastical History from Cambridge University. He is a teacher and author of numerous books, including Preach: Theology Meets Practice.
Episode 6: Nancy Guthrie (September 28. 2020)
For our sixth episode, we are honored to welcome Nancy Guthrie as our guest. Nancy is a speaker, Bible teacher, and acclaimed author of numerous books. She is a regular contributor to The Gospel Coalition, and hosts their podcast, Help Me Teach the Bible. Nancy is passionate about women studying theology and the Bible, and will be sharing more about her most recent book God Does His Best Work with Empty.
Episode 5: Ed Welch and Darby Strickland (September 14, 2020)
For our fifth episode, we are elated to welcome two of our favorite CCEF faculty members, Darby Strickland and Ed Welch. Darby is a Christian counselor who has an M. Div from Westminster Theological Seminary and specializes in issues surround domestic abuse. Her newest book Is It Abuse? is being released on September 16th. She is a blogger and speaker, and frequently publishes articles and booklets for CCEF.
Ed Welch is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He has a Ph.D. in counseling and a M. Div degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling, including the very popular, When People Are Big and God Is Small, and Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave
Episode 4, Melissa Kruger (August 17, 2020)
For our fourth episode, we are delighted to welcome Melissa Kruger as our guest. Melissa is the Director of Women's Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition, and is also a blogger, speaker, and author of numerous titles. Her newest children's book, Wherever You Go, I Want You To Know, reminds children that their greatest aspiration in life should be to love and follow Jesus.
Episode 3: Mark Vroegop & Trillia Newbell (July 27, 2020)
For our third episode, we are excited to welcome Mark Vroegop and Trillia Newbell as our guests. Mark is the Lead Pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, and is the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, which was named the 2020 ECPA Book of the Year. Most recently, he has published Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. Trillia has published several books, including the children's book God's Very Good Idea: A True Story About God's Delightfully Different Family. She is a sought after speaker, and her articles are often featured in outlets such as Christianity Today and the Gospel Coalition. She is currently is the Director of Community Outreach for the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission for the Southern Baptist Convention.
Episode 2: David Murray (July 2, 2020)
For our second episode, we are delighted to welcome David Murray as our guest. David is a pastor who has published over a dozen books, including Meeting with Jesus: A Daily Bible Reading Plan for Kids. He is also a Professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. We are looking forward to hearing how raising five children with his wife Shona has influenced and inspired his writing.
Episode 1: Dane Ortlund (June 1, 2020)
Dane and our host, Jonny Gibson will be chatting about a range of topics: from what makes a book worth reading, to addressing that overwhelming feeling of owning too many books that you haven’t finished and then finally, we’ll dig into Dane’s wonderful new release Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. If you only read one book from 2020, make it this one–it’s that good.
is a faculty member at CCEF. He holds an MD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MDiv degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. He worked as a family physician for twelve years before joining the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). Mike has counseled for many years and is the author of CrossTalk. Mike is married to Jody, and they have two children.
is minister of Christ Church Central Leeds, a congregation of the International Presbyterian Church in Leeds, United Kingdom. He has spent the last ten years planting churches in England and is the author of Covenants Made Simple. Jonty is married to Georgina, and they have four children.
is husband to Amanda and father to Jake and Ava. He is associate pastor at Calvary Grace Church of Calgary, and the Director of International Outreach for CBMW. He played football professionally for Chelsea, QPR and Newcastle Utd and was a pundit on BBC Match of the Day.
(PhD, University of Leicester) is the senior pastor at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, North Carolina, and assistant professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. He serves as board chairman of the Gospel Coalition and blogs at DeYoung, Restless, and Reformed. He is the author of several books, including Just Do Something; Crazy Busy; and The Biggest Story. Kevin and his wife, Trisha, have nine children.
(PhD, University of Cambridge) is the principal of Tyndale House and the consulting editor and coordinator of this project. He is also chair of the International Greek New Testament Project, which is producing the largest scholarly edition ever attempted of a single book of the New Testament, namely the Editio Critica Maior of John's Gospel. He is the author of Early Syriac Translation Technique and the Textual Criticism of the Greek Gospels