I have joined the ranks of the podcasters.

My friends Kevin DeYoung and Collin Hansen and I communicate with each other on a daily basis. (Free advice: find yourself friends who are smarter and godlier than you—it’s good for your humility and will spur you on in the faith!) We wanted to make the conversation public, talking about some of our shared interests—hence the title, “Life and Books and Everything.”

We are now in “Season 2,” and if you want a sample, the show notes are below from our most recent episode.

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We hope you enjoy listening as much as we enjoy having these conversations!


In this episode of Life and Books and Everything, Kevin, Collin, and Justin discuss the recent scandal involving Jerry Falwell Jr. and the difference between a therapeutic confession and one that admits guilt and sin, what habits of rest and recreation they practice, what their favorite biblical commentaries are, and lastly, they discuss Samuel James’s article, “Which Enemy? Which Doorstep?

This episode of Life and Books and Everything is brought to you by Crossway. A specific book from Crossway we would like to highlight for our listeners is Family Discipleship: Leading Your Home through Time, Moments, and Milestones by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin. In this book, Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin help families develop a sustainable rhythm of gospel-centered discipleship through a guided framework focusing on moments of discipleship in 3 key areas: time, moments, and milestones. Each section provides parents with Scriptures to consider, questions to answer, structures to implement, and ideas to try out.


Book giveaway winner announcement! [0:00 – 3:10]

The Jerry Falwell Jr. Scandal [3:10 – 15:55]

Habits of rest, recreation, and sabbath [15:55 – 36:50]

Favorite Commentaries [36:50 – 59:48]

Multi-Directional Leadership [59:48 – 1:10:08]

Book recommendations

Collin’s favorite commentaries + other resources mentioned:

New Testament Commentary Survey by D. A. Carson

The Letter to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament (NICNT)) by Douglas Moo

ESV Study Bible by Crossway

Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament by D. A. Carson and G. K. Beale

Blind Spots: Becoming a Courageous, Compassionate, and Commissioned Church by Collin Hansen

Kevin’s favorite commentaries:

Introducing the Old Testament: A Short Guide to Its History and Message by Tremper Longman

The Gospel according to John (The Pillar New Testament Commentary (PNTC)) by D. A. Carson

The Pillar New Testament Commentary (14 Volumes) from Eerdmans

The Book of Revelation (The New International Greek Testament Commentary) by G. K. Beale

Preaching the Word: New Testament Set by R. Kent Hughs

Reformed Expository Commentary Series from P&R Publishing

Tyndale Commentary Series from IVP Academic

Justin’s favorite commentaries:

ESV Expository Commentary Book Series from Crossway

The IVP Bible Dictionary Series from IVP Academic