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Welcome to The Afterword: A Conversation on Books, Reading, and the Church- a podcast from the Westminster Bookstore and I’m your host Jonny Gibson.

We started “The Afterword” because we want to give readers more than a book; we want to give them growth and encourage thoughtfulness. To that end, we hope these discussions will engage your heart and mind as we explore great books and get to know the authors behind them.

Season 2 Episode 3

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.”

Season 2 Episode 2 (Part 2)

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.

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.

Season 2 Episode 1 (Part 1)

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.

Part 1 will focus on Gavin’s playing career, and get a bit more into the “weeds” with some of the technical aspects of the game.

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! I 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.

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