Read these insightful interviews with IVP authors on important issues facing Christians today, brought to you by IVP Extra.

In today's culture, it's easy to forget that the original recipients of God's message would have heard Scripture, instead of reading it. In this interview, D. Brent Sandy (author of "Hear Ye the Word of the Lord") explores how oral communication shaped biblical writers and ancient hearers, providing constructive ways for us to be better hearers and performers of Scripture today.

As Christians, our work and faith are integrated seamlessly in our lives. What if we all found a way to see our vocation as way of advancing God's work? In this conversation, IVP authors Barry Rowan, Gayle Beebe, Jeff Haanen, Joanna Meyer, Ross Chapman, and Ryan Tafilowski share their insights about bringing faith and work together for the glory of God.

In her book "Nobody's Mother," New Testament scholar Sandra Glahn digs deep into evidence about the ancient Greek goddess Artemis of the Ephesians from both biblical and classical sources in order to bring into focus Paul's teaching in 1 Timothy. Read this interview to learn more about her thoughts on scholarship, mentoring, and the role of story in academic writing.

Terumi Echols assumed the role of president and publisher of IVP in September 2021. Before coming to IVP, Echols worked for nearly two decades at Christianity Today International, with roles including chief publishing officer and publisher of Christianity Today. Read this interview to learn more about her story, her professional experience, and her vision for IVP's future.

Taylor Schumann survived a school shooting, yet she was left with permanent wounds, both visible and invisible. In her book When Thoughts and Prayers Aren't Enough she weaves her own incredible story into a larger conversation about gun violence in America. In this interview, Taylor frames gun violence as a spiritual issue rather than a political one while sharing her ideas on advocating for a safer future.