Read these insightful interviews with IVP authors on important issues facing Christians today, brought to you by IVP Extra.
Michael F. Bird's book "A Birds-Eye View of Luke and Acts" draws us into the wide-ranging narrative of Luke-Acts to discover how Luke frames the life of Jesus and of the first disciples. In this interview, he shares about the exciting and surprising insights he's discovered during his years teaching on these important biblical books.
Can the ideas of Scripture and evolutionary science be mutually illuminating? In this interview, biblical scholar Dru Johnson calls us beyond creation-versus-evolution debates to explore the continuities and discontinuities between biblical themes and modern science.
"The only way to change culture is to create culture," says Andy Crouch in his bestselling book "Culture Making". Read this sneak peek of a new conversation between Crouch and Tish Harrison Warren from the expanded edition's new afterword.
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.
In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, join IVP for a conversation with the authors of Learning Our Names. Sabrina S. Chan, Linson Daniel, E. David de Leon, and La Thao share insights into the creation and purpose of the book, what they hope readers take from it, and more.
Celebrating the release of "Dictionary of Paul and His Letters, 2nd Edition," editors Scot McKnight, Lynn Cohick, and Nijay Gupta discuss how the field of Pauline studies has evolved since 1993 while sharing a behind-the-scenes look at how they crafted this new edition.
Nijay Gupta, a passionate ally of women in the church and academy, wrote about the lives of women named as leaders and ministers in the Bible in his book "Tell Her Story." In this interview, he talks about how those insights from the early church have real implications for today.
What does church history and the Bible have to say about the meaning of singleness? In this interview, author Danielle Treweek talks about the misconceptions our society and the church perpetuates about single people and offers an eschatological vision of singleness that is both hopeful and profound.
All Christian worship is led by the Holy Spirit. But is there a distinctive theology of Pentecostal worship? In this interview, author Steven Felix-Jager discusses Spirit-led doxology, implications for the global church, and his own experience of sensing the presence of the Holy Spirit in worship.
Paul D. Miller, author of The Religion of American Greatness, has a long resume of service in the White House, the Pentagon, the CIA, and Georgetown University. In this interview he talks about the difference between nationalism and patriotism and how Christians can be a force against political polarization.
In this interview, Terry Wildman tells of his encounter with a Hopi version of the New Testament, and how that experience planted the seed that became The First Nations Version of the New Testament, reflecting the oral storytelling of Native cultures.
Drawing from his experience training students to study the Bible, Andrew Abernethy provides a holistic six-step method for Bible study in his book "Savoring Scripture." In this interview, he shares how Christians can rediscover the joy in reading Scripture in a way that combines textual analysis and the transformation work of the Holy Spirit.
How can we as Christians practice defiant faith in the face of suffering? In their book "Wrestling with Job," Bill Kynes, a lifelong pastor, and his son Will Kynes, a Job scholar, guide readers on a journey through the book of Job. In this interview, they discuss their writing process, their personal connections to the book, and Job's powerful lessons on perseverance.
Susan Maros's book Calling in Context flows from her years of teaching in vocational formation, wrestling alongside her students with big questions about calling and social location. In this interview, she shares some misconceptions many people believe about vocation and tips for moving forward in the discernment process.
More than a decade after the release of the first edition of his seminal apologetics text, Douglas Groothuis discusses the book's legacy, the ways the field of apologetics has changed, and his content updates for the second edition of Christian Apologetics.
In his book We the Fallen People, historian Robert Tracy McKenzie takes an unflinching look at the nature of democracy throughout American history. In this interview, he explores the current polarized political climate, our view of the Founders' theology (or better yet, anthropology), and how our view of human nature has impacted American democratic thought.
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.
In this interview, Michael Lindsay explores the seven stages of transition he writes about in his book Hinge Moments. With vulnerability and insight, he shares how he has navigated his own vocational transition from president of Gordon College to president-elect of Taylor University.
In this interview, Power Women editors Nancy Wang Yuen and Deshonna Collier-Goubil discuss how they navigate the call to both the academy and motherhood as Christian women. If you've ever wanted to hear from women on a similar vocational journey who come from different backgrounds, academic disciplines, and stages of parenting and career, this interview will be refreshing.
In this fascinating interview, IVP authors Barbara Peacock, MelindaJoy Mingo, Terence Lester, Antipas Harris, and A. D. "Lumkile" Thomason share their ideas for new ways we can be celebrating Black History Month as well as their hopes for the future of racial reconciliation in America.
In this interview, author and Christian leader Richard Stearns shares wisdom from a long career in both corporate and ministry leadership. Offering advice from his own experience, he previews many of the themes from his new book Lead Like It Matters to God, including the power of encouragement for motivating others and how our leadership needs to adapt in today's cultural climate.