In the Christ and Culture podcast with Ken Keathley and Benjamin Quinn, we explore how the Christian faith intersects all avenues of today’s culture through conversations with leading thinkers.
In the past century, few evangelical women have been more influential than Elisabeth Elliot. Lucy S. R. Austen has written a new biography called Elisabeth Elliot: A Life, and we’re delighted to have her on the podcast. How should we view her life and work? How do we make sense of her and Jim’s roller coaster courtship? Why couldn’t she and Rachel Saint get along? How did her ideas about womanhood, relationships, and God’s calling develop over time? And what legacy does she leave for us today? (The conversation starts at 12:20)
Plus, in “Headlines” (1:10), Benjamin Quinn and Nathaniel Williams discuss faith and sports — specifically, conference realignment in college athletics. What is gained, and what is lost? And in “On My Bookshelf” (38:25), Ms. Austen recommends two books she’s reading right now.
- Lucy S. R. Austen’s book is Elisabeth Elliot: A Life (Crossway, 2023)
- Elisabeth Elliot’s life is famous, in part, for her husband Jim’s martyrdom and her later decision to live with the tribe who killed her husband. One member of that tribe was Mincaye, and a few years ago Jonathan Pifer wrote a piece in honor of his life: Remembering Mincaye: “To die is gain, and heaven has gained.”