Gospelbound, hosted by Collin Hansen for The Gospel Coalition, is a podcast for those searching for firm faith in an anxious age. Each week, Collin talks with insightful guests about books, ideas, and how to navigate life by the gospel of Jesus Christ in a post-Christian culture.
Get Over Yourself
“Do I exist for God or does God exist for me?”
That’s the question that I think animates Dean Inserra’s new book, Getting Over Yourself: Trading Believe-in-Yourself Religion for Christ-Centered Christianity, published by Moody. Or, maybe it’s this line: “We can’t make Christianity cooler.”
Belonging to God in an Inhuman World
It’s the fundamental lie of modern life, says Alan Noble: that we are our own. Compared to our ancestors, we’re less worried about war. We’re less worried about starvation and famine. But by believing that we are our own, we tend to struggle with new problems: the loss of meaning, identity, and purpose.
Why the Gospel of Self-Improvement Isn't Good News
For Ruth Chou Simons, being her own hero doesn’t seem all that freeing. It looks exhausting.
If you want to sell millions of books, tell readers they can be their own hero. Tell them if they don’t have what they want, they need to demand it. Tell them that they can have everything if they work hard enough: the beautiful family, the booming business, the world-changing nonprofit venture.
Faith Is a Habit
Jen Michel says faith is a habit. It’s not against evidence but careful consideration of evidence. It’s trust in the story that makes sense of the world. It’s curiosity. It’s where the habits of humility take us.
Does the News Help You Love Your Neighbor?
Jeffrey Bilbro, editor in chief of Front Porch Republic and the author of the new book Reading the Times: A Literary and Theological Inquiry into the News, published by IVP Academic. Bilbro warns that “objects on screen are more distant than they appear,” and that “the public sphere is simply not conducive to the formation of loving, sustaining communities.” He writes this:
5 Hidden Themes Our Culture Can't Stop Talking About
Collin Hansen and Daniel Strange discuss connecting culture with Christ, J. H. Bavinck, the totality, Goth culture, disenchantment, and more.
If you want a podcast that’s sensible, faithful, and helpful, Gospelbound is for you.
Gospelbound gives me hope, and hel-s me to think through what being a faithful Christian actually looks like in 21st Century. The podcast has genuinely become one of the most helpful podcasts to me in the last 6 months. It addresses issues we as Christians are facing every day, and it’s always relevant and stretching.
The guests they get onto the podcast are at the top of their game, these are seriously thought through people. Colin does a great job at hosting and picking the topics - anyone who wants to be a conscientious biblical Christian in the 21st century would do well to listen to this regularly. (You also get to hear from all your favourite authors!)