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Episode 3: Becoming People Who Are Fully Available to Love (w/ Andy Crouch)

By May 29, 2024June 5th, 2024Just Neighbors Podcast

Key Question: How has our current lifestyle, through technology and isolation, actually hindered us from seeing the people and needs around us?

The idea of “human flourishing” is not a new concept. In fact, the phrase can be traced back to Aristotle, and the concept focuses on what the highest goal is for human beings.

For Episode 3, we are joined by Andy Crouch, an author, former editor and producer at Christianity Today, and partner for theology and culture at Praxis, a venture-building ecosystem advancing redemptive entrepreneurship.

Andy is helping us explore what human flourishing looks like in today’s culture, how our perspective on human flourishing applies to marginalized communities and groups, what our call is as followers of Jesus to take on that mantle, and some of the biggest barriers to true connection today.

I (Jami) have had the opportunity of going through a fellowship with Praxis for the past year, so it was an honor to welcome Andy to this podcast. This was an excellent conversation you don’t want to miss!

NEIGHBOR-TO-NEIGHBOR IMPLICATIONS:

Human flourishing is when we make ourselves fully available to love God and to love our neighbor. We cannot reach the height of human flourishing without first cultivating a lifestyle that allows us to cultivate genuine connection with one another.

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We hope this episode has encouraged you as you think about practicing biblical justice and compassion together. That’s the goal! If so, will you tell others?

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Meet Our Guest

Andy Crouch is an author, former editor and producer at Christianity Today, and partner for theology and culture at Praxis, a venture-building ecosystem advancing redemptive entrepreneurship. His writing explores faith, culture, and the image of God in the domains of technology, power, leadership, and the arts. Andy also serves on the governing board of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. He is married to Catherine with whom he raised two children. 

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