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Andy Crouch on How to Flourish by Embracing Authority and Vulnerability

Andy is executive editor of Christianity Today. He serves on the governing boards of Fuller Theological Seminary, the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, and Equitas Group, a philanthropic organization focused on ending child exploitation in Haiti and Southeast Asia. He is also a senior fellow of the International Justice Mission’s IJM Institute. His writing has appeared in Time, The Wall Street Journal, and several editions of Best Christian Writing and Best Spiritual Writing.

Key Questions:

Your writings take on the topic of “flourishing” How can I tell if I’m flourishing?

What are temptations that lure us from abundant living?

A lot of Christians believe suffering is a natural part of the Christian life? Should we avoid suffering?

What advice would you give to someone who wants to become a better writer?

Key Quotes:

“The bedrock flourishing of human life is when our lives are embedded in other lives is ways that we are freed and constrained.”

“In the most flourishing relationships I have, I’m able to be fully myself, instead of merely playing a role.”

“The best moments in our lives involve risk. Nothing good happens without risk. Since the Fall, human beings have tended to shy away from the risk that we were meant to embrace.”

Mentioned in the Show:


Strong and Weak

Andy Crouch on Q

Andy Crouch on ChristianityToday

Silence and Beauty

“Small Screens, Big World”

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Andrew Hess is the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He formerly served as the editor of churchleaders.com. His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in San Diego with his wife Jen and they recently welcomed their first child. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.