Christianity as a Way of Life, with Kevin Hector

Kevin Hector joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss his new book.

Dr. Kevin Hector has written the theology for the rest of us. Normal, non-academic persons will find Christianity as a Way of Life approachable and rewarding to dive into. But he just walked into a podcast with an ethicist, a Biblical scholar, and systematic theologian. Will he come unscathed through the grilling that Matt, Alastair, and Derek give him? (Short answer: yes, and it’s awesome.)

Links Mentioned: 

Lexham Press Book of the Month 

Merrie Band 

Christianity as a Way of Life: A Systematic Theology, by Kevin Hector [affiliate link] 

Dr. Kevin Hector at University of Chicago Divinity School 

Sarah Coakley 


Miroslav Volf 

The Book of the Month for January 2024 is John Andrew Bryant’s A Quiet Mind to Suffer With: Mental Illness, Trauma, and the Death of Christ. In this volume, which Christianity Today selected as their 2024 Book Award Winner for Christian Living/Spiritual Formation, Bryant shares his own journey through severe OCD and shows how suffering has been made holy by Christ’s proximity to it. For the month of January 2024, get 40% off this award-winning title at


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