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.
Jonny is joined by Carl Laferton, author of The Garden, The Curtain and the Cross, and God's Big Promises Bible Storybook, to discuss how writing, illustrations, and good theology all come together to make or break a good kid's book.
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In the Season 4 premiere of the Afterword, Jonny is joined by his wife, Jackie Gibson, author of You Are Still a Mother: Hope for Women Grieving a Stillbirth or Miscarriage
In Season 3, Episode 9 of The Afterword, David Gibson joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about Radically Whole: Gospel Healing for the Divided Heart
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In Season 3, Episode 8 of The Afterword, Iain Duguid joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about commentary writing.
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In Season 3, Episode 7 of The Afterword, K. Scott Oliphint joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about Cornelius Van Til: The Theology.
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In Season 3, Episode 6 of The Afterword, K. Scott Oliphint joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about Cornelius Van Til: The Mind.
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In Season 3, Episode 5 of The Afterword, K. Scott Oliphint joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about Cornelius Van Til: The Man.
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In Season 3, Episode 4 of The Afterword, Timothy Brindle joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about Hip hop, Race, and the Acrostic of Theology series.
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In Season 3, Episode 3 of The Afterword (Live), Dan Strange joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about J.H. Bavinck's book The Church Between Temple and Mosque: A Study of the Relationship between Christianity and Other Religions that he has written the foreword to.
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In Season 3, Episode 2 of the Afterword, Pastor John Piper joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about Piper’s favorite books that he has written and the writing of his latest book Come, Lord Jesus.
For more information on John Piper's ministry visit - desiringgod.org
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In Season 3, Episode 1 of the Afterword, Author Tim Challies joins Jonny Gibson for a conversation about the tragic loss of Tim’s son Nick and the writing of his latest book Seasons of Sorrow.
For more information in the Nick Challies Memorial Scholarship visit - www.sbts.edu/support/challiesscholarship/
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This season on the Afterword, Jonny is joined by Tim Challies, Timothy Brindle, Iain Duguid, John Piper and more.
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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.
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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.
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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.”
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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.
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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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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.” 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.
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For our ninth episode we are excited to welcom Peter Williams.
He 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
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.
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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.
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For our sixth episode we are honored to welcome Nancy Guthrie.
Nancy teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. She is the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of TGC.
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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 books 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.