Episode 20

Os Guinness

The Pastor and Writer as Subversive

Os Guinness is one of the world's foremost Christian thinkers. His books such as The Call, have already become modern Christian classics. Os joins me to talk about the lost art of persuasion and how pastors and writers must learn to be subversive.
Os Guinness is one of the world's foremost Christian thinkers. His books such as The Call, have already become modern Christian classics. Os joins me to talk about the lost art of persuasion and how pastors and writers must learn to be subversive.
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Show Notes:20. Os Guinness — The Pastor and Writer as Subversive

Os Guinness is one of the world’s foremost Christian thinkers. His books such as The Call, have already become modern Christian classics. Os joins me to talk about the lost art of persuasion and how pastors and writers must learn to be subversive.


“In short, many of us today lack a vital part of a way of communicating that is prominent in the Gospels and throughout the Scriptures, but largely absent in the church today—persuasion, the art of speaking to people who, for whatever reason, are indifferent or resistant to what we have to say. They simply do not agree with us and are not open to what we have to say.” — Os Guinness, Fool’s Talk

“Our modern lust for technique comes from the fact that we live in the great how-to age. The age of technology and technique is the age of endless methods, formulas, recipes, seminars, how-to manuals, twelve step programs and the constant lure of efficiency. Our temptation then is to pursue the admirable goal of becoming more persuasive and to fall into a common trap: becoming preoccupied with technique, as if persuasion could be learned by observing the process carefully, reducing it to reason, reversing it and then repeating it ourselves.” — Os Guinness, Fool’s Talk

  • It is a good year for our apple trees and this girl who loves to eat them.
  • Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
  • Thirteen years ago Ashley and I got married in this chapel. Last night Charlotte had her first voice recital on the same stage. She was the youngest performer. She sang about how time with God casts fear away. Made this dad very very proud.
  • Next Friday, I'll be talking The 5 Masculine Instincts live on The 700 Club with Andrew Knox. Looking forward to it.
  • So it begins.
  • Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
  • Great day sailing.
  • New strings, new neck adjustments, and same old mediocre talent… my kids are still just young enough to think I’m good and my 90’s country is cool.
  • We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
It is a good year for our apple trees and this girl who loves to eat them.
It is a good year for our apple trees and this girl who loves to eat them.
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Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
Grateful for the chance to be on set with the 700 club. The video will play throughout the day and should be online this afternoon.
1 month ago
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Thirteen years ago Ashley and I got married in this chapel. Last night Charlotte had her first voice recital on the same stage. She was the youngest performer. She sang about how time with God casts fear away. Made this dad very very proud.
Thirteen years ago Ashley and I got married in this chapel. Last night Charlotte had her first voice recital on the same stage. She was the youngest performer. She sang about how time with God casts fear away. Made this dad very very proud.
2 months ago
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Next Friday, I'll be talking The 5 Masculine Instincts live on The 700 Club with Andrew Knox. Looking forward to it.
Next Friday, I'll be talking The 5 Masculine Instincts live on The 700 Club with Andrew Knox. Looking forward to it.
2 months ago
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So it begins.
So it begins.
2 months ago
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Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
Fair Life. You haven’t completed summer in the Ozarks until you’ve been to the Ozark Empire Fair.
2 months ago
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Great day sailing.
Great day sailing.
Great day sailing.
Great day sailing.
2 months ago
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New strings, new neck adjustments, and same old mediocre talent… my kids are still just young enough to think I’m good and my 90’s country is cool.
New strings, new neck adjustments, and same old mediocre talent… my kids are still just young enough to think I’m good and my 90’s country is cool.
2 months ago
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We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
We came, we ate, we lost. #rallyhat
3 months ago
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