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Life and Books and Everything is a podcast hosted by Kevin DeYoung where discussions center on, well, life and books and everything. As a church pastor and theology professor, Kevin loves to talk about faith, theology, history, current events, and the occasional hot topic. The format for LBE includes interviews with leading authors and thinkers, recurring conversations with Justin Taylor and Collin Hansen, and the occasional solo musing from Kevin. Listen in and we hope you will learn something, laugh a little, and get some good book recommendations along the way.

Life and Books and Everything Clearly Reformed

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 18 Ratings

Life and Books and Everything is a podcast hosted by Kevin DeYoung where discussions center on, well, life and books and everything. As a church pastor and theology professor, Kevin loves to talk about faith, theology, history, current events, and the occasional hot topic. The format for LBE includes interviews with leading authors and thinkers, recurring conversations with Justin Taylor and Collin Hansen, and the occasional solo musing from Kevin. Listen in and we hope you will learn something, laugh a little, and get some good book recommendations along the way.

    Get Married with Brad Wilcox

    Get Married with Brad Wilcox

    For most of us, getting married and forging a strong family is the best way to build a prosperous, meaningful, and happy life. That's the message of Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization, the new book by University of Virginia professor Brad Wilcox. Listen in as Kevin and Brad talk explore why young people aren't prioritizing marriage, why elites don't preach what they practice when it comes to marriage, and why getting married is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for others.

    Books & Everything:
    Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization
    ESV Bible App
    Light + Truth Podcast

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Just War Tradition

    The Just War Tradition

    Have you ever wondered if King Arthur was justified in cutting off all four limbs of Monty Python’s Black Knight when he refused the king passage? If so, then you’ll want to listen to this episode of LBE with Eric Patterson. Eric is an author, an important leader in Washington, D.C. and an expert in the theology and history of the Just War Tradition. What are the right reasons for going to war? How should a just war be fought? Was the American Revolution a just war (or even a revolution)? What about the firebombing of Dresden in World War II? Join Kevin and Eric and they try to apply the insights of the Just War Tradition to military conflicts past and present.

    Chapters:
    0:00 Introductions
    7:45 A Basic Guide to the Just War Tradition
    15:45 What Makes a War Just?
    29:45 Sponsor Break | Crossway
    30:28 “It’s Only a Flesh Wound.”
    35:25 A Just American Revolution?
    46:39 MLK’s Just Cause
    51:15 Sponsor Break | Desiring God
    52:00 Current Events

    Books & Everything:
    Basic Guide to the Just War Tradition: Christian Foundations and Practices
    Just War and Christian Traditions
    Humility: The Joy of Self-Forgetfulnes
    Ask Pastor John: 750 Bible Answers to Life's Most Important Questions

    • 53 min
    Where Have All the Fundamentalists Gone?

    Where Have All the Fundamentalists Gone?

    With two smart British historians—one from Oxford (Andrew) and one from Aberystwyth (David)--and one curious American pastor (Kevin), you might say that this episode puts the "fun" back in fundamentalism. How did fundamentalism become a pejorative putdown? Are evangelicals and fundamentalists really all that different? What is a fundamentalist anyway? And, to paraphrase Harry Emerson Fosdick, did the fundamentalists win or lose the last century? Join in as Kevin interviews two evangelical scholars about their new edited volume, The Oxford Handbook of Christian Fundamentalism.

    Chapters:
    0:00 Introductions
    6:45 Why So Little Written by Fundamentalists?
    11:44 Defining Fundamentalism 
    25:20 Fundamentalism & Evangelicalism
    36:40 Sponsor Break | Crossway & DesiringGod
    38:11 The Scopes Trial & Billy Graham
    48:02 Evangelicalism & Politics in America
    1:05:25 Did the Fundamentalists Win?
    1:08:26 Until Next Time

    Books & Everything:
    Oxford Handbook of Christian Fundamentalism
    Ask Pastor John: 750 Bible Answers to Life's Most Important Questions
    Look at the Book

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment with Allen Guelzo

    Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment with Allen Guelzo

    He must be one of Kevin's favorite historians and favorite guests, because Dr. Guelzo is back for an unprecedented third visit to the LBE book-cave. Although Dr. Guelzo's new book is about Abraham Lincoln, Kevin and Allen talk about much more than just Lincoln—everything from John Locke to Christian Nationalism to progressivism to a healthy does of Reformed anthropology. And no, Dr. Guelzo did not watch the Super Bowl.

    Chapters:
    0:00 Intro
    6:40 The Lincoln Book
    14:25 Democracy Consensus
    29:28 Christianity & Government
    46:45 Sponsor Break | Crossway & Desiring God
    48:00 Has Virtue Disappeared?
    59:51 Was Abraham Lincoln a Racist?
    01:02:42 Lincoln: The Founder of Big Government?
    01:09:16 What, then, is the Hope?
    1:16:37 Until Next Time

    • 1 hr 17 min
    What Happened to Young, Restless, and Reformed?

    What Happened to Young, Restless, and Reformed?

    In this extra-long episode, Kevin teams up with Justin and Collin to talk about something they were all deeply involved in: the movement known as the Reformed Resurgence, the New Calvinism, or YRR. What was this movement about? What went right? What went wrong? Why did the movement fracture? Is "Big God theology" in retreat or just flourishing in different ways? Stick around for reflections on these questions, plus some book recommendations and how to fix college football.
    Chapters:
    0:00 Introduction
    0:48 Let's Start Where Everyone Wants Us to Start - Football
    6:47 Let’s Go to the Books
    19:41 Sponsor Break | Crossway
    20:44 What Happened to Young, Restless, and Reformed?
    1:19:03 Is the Movement Still Going Strong?
    1:24:58 The Last Word
    1:29:15 Until Next Time

    Books & Everything:
    The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder
    Authority: How Godly Rule Protects the Vulnerable, Strengthens Communities, and Promotes Human Flourishing
    Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment
    Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It
    And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle
    Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization
    O Sacred Head, Now Wounded: A Liturgy for Daily Worship from Pascha to Pentecost
    Reflections on the Evangelical Fracturing, Ten Years In
    Light + Truth Podcast

    • 1 hr 29 min
    A Very Merry Midwestern Christmas

    A Very Merry Midwestern Christmas

    Even though only Justin still lives in the Midwest, this episode has a distinctly Midwestern flare as the three amigos reminisce about favorite Christmas presents, Christmas places, and Christmas foods. You'll also hear about favorite books from the past year, some football banter, and a special section on the airing of grievances (note: Kevin had twice as many as the other two put together).
    Chapters:
    00:00 Intro
    00:50 Don’t Skip the Sports Banter
    15:20 An Airing of Grievances
    31:18 Sponsor Break | Crossway
    32:32 Favorite Books
    51:25 Sponsor Break | Desiring God
    52:41 Christmas Questions
    1:44:20 Until Next Time
    Books & Everything:
    The Surprising Genius of Jesus: What the Gospels Reveal about the Greatest Teacher
    Remaking the World: How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West
    The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV
    Ordinary Man, An: The Surprising Life and Historic Presidency of Gerald R. Ford
    Thoughts on Preaching
    The Lord Jesus Christ: The Biblical Doctrine of the Person and Work of Christ
    Lord Jesus Christ
    American Visions: The United States, 1800-1860
    Case Closed: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Assassination of JFK
    Ask Pastor John: 750 Bible Answers to Life's Most Important Questions

    • 1 hr 10 min

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