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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 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.
is a counselor and faculty member at CCEF. He has a PhD from the University of Utah and an MDiv from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over thirty-five years and has written many books and articles on biblical counseling. He and his wife, Sheri, have two married daughters and eight grandchildren.
serves as director of women’s content at The Gospel Coalition. She is also the women’s ministry coordinator at Uptown Church (PCA) in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is the author of The Envy of Eve: Finding Contentment in a Covetous World, Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood, and In All Things: A Nine Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy. Her husband, Mike, is the president of Reformed Theological Seminary, and they have three children. She writes at Wits End, hosted by The Gospel Coalition.
is the lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis and the author of Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament, the ECPA 2020 Christian Book of the Year, and Weep with Me: How Lament Opens a Door for Racial Reconciliation. He’s married to Sarah, and they have four children and a daughter-in-law.
is a wife, mom, and writer who loves Jesus. She is the author of If God Is for Us: The Everlasting Truth of Our Great Salvation, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves, United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity, and God’s Very Good Idea: A True Story of God’s Delightfully Different Family.