Americans sit on the edge of our seats as we wait to see if our elected leaders take us off the fiscal cliff in 2013. If you don't know what inaction means for U.S. citizens—indeed, the entire world—read this helpful FAQ from The Gospel Coalition editor Joe Carter.

Given the gravity of our situation and the particular challenges for churches and other Christian ministries, TGC opted to go deeper in a podcast with David Innes, co-chair of the school of politics, philosophy, and economics at King's College in New York City. Innes also writes weekly column at WORLDmag.com on current political issues, and he is the co-author of Left, Right, and Christ: Evangelical Faith in Politics. Host Mark Mellinger talks with Innes about the moral implications of budget negotiations, the political calculations on both sides, the true motivations of charitable giving, and much more. So whether you're confused or enraged over the stalemate in Washington, you'll learn from Innes's expert analysis.

Stay tuned as Trevin Wax, managing editor of The Gospel Project, resumes his interview with George Guthrie of Union University, author of Read the Bible for Life. They discuss how to interpret the Bible, when preaching fosters a passive approach to learning, what one indicator tells your whether someone is thriving spiritually, and what's at stake in our hermeneutics.

Finally, Mark and I wrap up the podcast with a look toward two especially timely workshops at The Gospel Coalition National Conference. As we bemoan the lack of leadership in Washington, we have the opportunity to model a better way. Two workshops in particular aim to help you grow as a leader in church and in the broader culture.

  • "Preparing Leaders of Integrity for Public Influence" by Michael Lindsay
  • "Is the World Really Flat? Convictional Leadership for a Global Age" by Albert Mohler

You can stream the full podcast below, download the mp3, or subscribe to Going Deeper with TGC on iTunes or through your other mobile devices

Going Deeper with TGC, 12-13, D.C. Innes

Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of of Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists, and co-author with John Woodbridge of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir. He earned an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University. He previously worked as an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine, co-edited Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism, and co-edits the Cultural Renewal series with Tim Keller. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter.

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Collin Hansen


Collin Hansen serves as editorial director for The Gospel Coalition. He is the author of of Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church, Young, Restless, Reformed: A Journalist’s Journey With the New Calvinists, and co-author with John Woodbridge of A God-Sized Vision: Revival Stories That Stretch and Stir. He earned an MDiv at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and an undergraduate degree in journalism and history from Northwestern University. He previously worked as an associate editor for Christianity Today magazine, co-edited Four Views on the Spectrum of Evangelicalism, and co-edits the Cultural Renewal series with Tim Keller. He and his wife belong to Redeemer Community Church in Birmingham, Alabama, and he serves on the advisory board of Beeson Divinity School. You can follow him on Twitter.

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