Give & Take: A Conversation with Scott Jones

Give & Take: A Conversation with Scott Jones

On Monday, October 30th, I had the opportunity to have a conversation with my friend Scott Jones on his Give & Take Podcast. We discussed some of his questions about my family, my life, love, loss, and grace. I shared my story, as Paul Zahl put it, “from lies to truth, from running to repentance.” It was my first interview in almost two years. I hope it encourages you.



About the Show

Someone once observed that if Howard Stern and Krista Tippett had a love child, it would be Scott Jones. Scott liked that.

At “Give & Take” Scott Jones talks with artists, authors, theologians, and political pundits about the lens through which they experience life. With empathy, humor, and a deep knowledge of religion, current events, and pop culture, Scott engages his guests in a free-flowing conversation that’s entertaining, unexpected, occasionally bizarre, and oftentimes enlightening. He likes people, and it shows.

Past interviewees include Mark Oppenheimer, Melissa Febos, David French, Miroslav Volf, Dan Savage, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Rob Bell, and (yes) Krista Tippett.

Scott is the former host and producer of the popular Mockingcast podcast (https://themockingcast.fireside.fm) and an in-demand consultant on all things “pod.” He’s also the co-host, with Bill Borror, of New Persuasive Words (https://npw.fireside.fm). Scott is also a prolific writer, a frequent conference speaker, a Ph.D. candidate in Theology, and an ordained minister.

A New Jersey native, Scott lives with his best friend and wife, Lindy, in the suburbs of Philadelphia with two rescue pit bulls that he swears are sensitive souls.

Photo Credit: Steve Halama on Unsplash

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