Life and Books and Everything

by Clearly Reformed

Life and Books and Everything is a podcast hosted by Kevin DeYoung where discussions center on, well, life and books and everything. As a church pastor and theology professor, Kevin loves to talk about faith, theology, history, current events, and the occasional hot topic. The format for LBE includes interviews with leading authors and thinkers, recurring conversations with Justin Taylor and Collin Hansen, and the occasional ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Get Married with Brad Wilcox

    Get Married with Brad Wilcox

    For most of us, getting married and forging a strong family is the best way to build a prosperous, meaningful, and happy life. That's the message of Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization, the new book by University of Virginia professor Brad Wilcox. Listen in as Kevin and Brad talk explore why young people aren't prioritizing marriage, why elites don't preach what they practice when it comes to marriage, and why getting married is one of the best things you can do for yourself and for others. Books & Everything: Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization ESV Bible App Light + Truth Podcast

  • The Just War Tradition

    The Just War Tradition

    Have you ever wondered if King Arthur was justified in cutting off all four limbs of Monty Python’s Black Knight when he refused the king passage? If so, then you’ll want to listen to this episode of LBE with Eric Patterson. Eric is an author, an important leader in Washington, D.C. and an expert in the theology and history of the Just War Tradition. What are the right reasons for going to war? How should a just war be fought? Was the American Revolution a just war (or even a revolution)? What about the firebombing of Dresden in World War II? Join Kevin and Eric and they try to apply the insights of the Just War Tradition to military conflicts past and present. Chapters: 0:00 Introductions 7:45 A Basic Guide to the Just War Tradition 15:45 What Makes a War Just? 29:45 Sponsor Break | Crossway 30:28 “It’s Only a Flesh Wound.” 35:25 A Just American Revolution? 46:39 MLK’s Just Cause 51:15 Sponsor Break | Desiring God 52:00 Current Events Books & Everything: Basic Guide to the Just War Tradition: Christian Foundations and Practices Just War and Christian Traditions Humility: The Joy of Self-Forgetfulnes Ask Pastor John: 750 Bible Answers to Life's Most Important Questions

  • Where Have All the Fundamentalists Gone?

    Where Have All the Fundamentalists Gone?

    With two smart British historians—one from Oxford (Andrew) and one from Aberystwyth (David)--and one curious American pastor (Kevin), you might say that this episode puts the "fun" back in fundamentalism. How did fundamentalism become a pejorative putdown? Are evangelicals and fundamentalists really all that different? What is a fundamentalist anyway? And, to paraphrase Harry Emerson Fosdick, did the fundamentalists win or lose the last century? Join in as Kevin interviews two evangelical scholars about their new edited volume, The Oxford Handbook of Christian Fundamentalism. Chapters: 0:00 Introductions 6:45 Why So Little Written by Fundamentalists? 11:44 Defining Fundamentalism  25:20 Fundamentalism & Evangelicalism 36:40 Sponsor Break | Crossway & DesiringGod 38:11 The Scopes Trial & Billy Graham 48:02 Evangelicalism & Politics in America 1:05:25 Did the Fundamentalists Win? 1:08:26 Until Next Time Books & Everything: Oxford Handbook of Christian Fundamentalism Ask Pastor John: 750 Bible Answers to Life's Most Important Questions Look at the Book

  • Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment with Allen Guelzo

    Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment with Allen Guelzo

    He must be one of Kevin's favorite historians and favorite guests, because Dr. Guelzo is back for an unprecedented third visit to the LBE book-cave. Although Dr. Guelzo's new book is about Abraham Lincoln, Kevin and Allen talk about much more than just Lincoln—everything from John Locke to Christian Nationalism to progressivism to a healthy does of Reformed anthropology. And no, Dr. Guelzo did not watch the Super Bowl. Chapters: 0:00 Intro 6:40 The Lincoln Book 14:25 Democracy Consensus 29:28 Christianity & Government 46:45 Sponsor Break | Crossway & Desiring God 48:00 Has Virtue Disappeared? 59:51 Was Abraham Lincoln a Racist? 01:02:42 Lincoln: The Founder of Big Government? 01:09:16 What, then, is the Hope? 1:16:37 Until Next Time

  • What Happened to Young, Restless, and Reformed?

    What Happened to Young, Restless, and Reformed?

    In this extra-long episode, Kevin teams up with Justin and Collin to talk about something they were all deeply involved in: the movement known as the Reformed Resurgence, the New Calvinism, or YRR. What was this movement about? What went right? What went wrong? Why did the movement fracture? Is "Big God theology" in retreat or just flourishing in different ways? Stick around for reflections on these questions, plus some book recommendations and how to fix college football. Chapters: 0:00 Introduction 0:48 Let's Start Where Everyone Wants Us to Start - Football 6:47 Let’s Go to the Books 19:41 Sponsor Break | Crossway 20:44 What Happened to Young, Restless, and Reformed? 1:19:03 Is the Movement Still Going Strong? 1:24:58 The Last Word 1:29:15 Until Next Time Books & Everything: The Wager: A Tale of Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder Authority: How Godly Rule Protects the Vulnerable, Strengthens Communities, and Promotes Human Flourishing Our Ancient Faith: Lincoln, Democracy, and the American Experiment Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle Get Married: Why Americans Must Defy the Elites, Forge Strong Families, and Save Civilization O Sacred Head, Now Wounded: A Liturgy for Daily Worship from Pascha to Pentecost Reflections on the Evangelical Fracturing, Ten Years In Light + Truth Podcast