In this special edition episode of Gospelbound, I’m joined by my good friend and colleague Melissa Kruger. We look back on the big stories and trends of 2022, discuss how God has moved in and through our ministries, and share books that have stuck with us. We also take some time to thank you, our listeners, for encouraging us in the work of Gospelbound and Let’s Talk.

We discuss:

  • Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation by Collin Hansen, and the idea of self-forgetfulness (5:36)
  • His Grace Is Enough by Melissa Kruger, written for kids and young adults alike (10:05)
  • The internet revolution and exposing abuse in the church (15:40)
  • How we can love the church unabashedly and with awareness (19:02)
  • Gospel advancement amid world conflict (20:11)
  • 2022, the year that history began again (21:55)
  • The state of the church in Russia and Ukraine (23:26)
  • The state of the church in China (24:20)
  • How culture tries to answer the reason for hopelessness and lostness (31:27)
  • How the church can positively affect kids and teens (36:33)
  • How do parents discuss biblical sexual ethics with their teens? (40:00)
  • The overturning of Roe v. Wade (48:19)
  • The most memorable Gospelbound interviews of 2022 (54:52)
  • Upcoming Gospelbound interviews for 2023 (1:01:00)
  • Why this episode of Let’s Talk was the most downloaded (1:02:36)
  • Books that have stuck with us (1:06:49)
  • How the internet can help you grow your ministry (1:23:40)
  • A few of our favorite things (1:28:55)

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