Os Guinness is an author, speaker, and prominent social critic whose work has profoundly affected many including me. Today, Os shares the story of his rich spiritual heritage. He came to faith as a young man while reading C.S. Lewis, learned from Francis Schaeffer, and has written many books. We also discuss what a Christian view of time looks like and his new book Carpe Diem Redeemed. This is a conversation sure to give you a deeper appreciation for the long lineage of historical faith in Christ and encourage you to trust the Lord with everything, even your time.
Listen to Os’ story now!
Stories Os shared:
- How to respond to loss of Christian consensus
- Descending from the Guinness family of stout fame
- Being born in China to missionary parents
- Fleeing a famine that killed his brothers
- Going back to England to live without his parents
- Finding Christ through reading C.S. Lewis and others
- Why he wrote Carpe Diem Redeemed
- The issue of doubt and how he thinks of it
- How character is shaped
Great quotes from Os:
Every generation is just one more pulsebeat in the life of humanity.
There’s a saying here in Washington, “Jesus plus nothing,” which when you think about it is stupid. It’s Jesus plus everything but under the lordship of Jesus.
As we come to know God we become partners with him in fulfilling his purpose in his world and working as his partners to restore the world.
Doubt is a halfway house.
Resources we mentioned:
- Carpe Diem Redeemed: Seizing the Day, Discerning the Times
- The Call: Finding and Fulfilling God’s Purpose For Your Life
- A Free People’s Suicide: Sustainable Freedom and the American Future
- In two minds: The dilemma of doubt & how to resolve it
- Os’s website