Episode 8: Greg Forster on Christianity and Cultural Influence

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June 26, 2014

Andrew welcomes Greg Forster to chat about his recent book, Joy for the World: How Christianity Lost Its Cultural Influence and Can Begin Rebuilding It. Related topics include everything from John Locke to Christmas carols. Dr. Forster serves as program director for the Faith, Work and Economics program at the Kern Family Foundation.

Greg Forster is a program director for the Faith, Work, and Economics Program. He directs the Oikonomia Network, a national learning community of evangelical seminaries committed to equipping pastors with a theological understanding of faith, work, and economics, and how they relate to the pastoral calling. In addition to his duties at the Foundation, he is the editor of Hang Together, a group blog on religion, politics, and national identity; a senior fellow at the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice; the author of six books and numerous articles in both academic and popular publications; and a regular contributor to The Gospel Coalition, First Thoughts, and Jay P. Greene’s Blog. His writing covers theology, economics, political philosophy, and education policy. He received a doctorate with distinction in political philosophy from Yale University.

Education
  • Ph.D. with Distinction in Political Science, Yale University, 2002
  • M.A. in Political Science, Yale University, 2002
  • B.A. summa cum laude in Political and Social Thought in Rhetoric and Communications Studies, University of Virginia, 1995

Andrew Walker
Andrew Walker is the managing editor of Canon and Culture. He also serves as the Director of Policy Studies for The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the denomination’s entity tasked with addressing moral, social, and ethical issues. In his role, he researches and writes about human dignity, family stability, religious liberty, and the moral principles that support civil society. He is a PhD student in Christian Ethics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Andrew lives in Franklin, TN with his wife and daughter and is a member of Redemption City Church. You can find him on twitter at @andrewtwalk.