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Staying Focused on Serving God Despite Our Circumstances: A Conversation with Beth Runkle, Pt 1

February 15, 2024
00:00 20:32
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In this episode, James sits down with Beth Runkle, author of the forthcoming book Another Move God?. Beth was a military wife for many years and talks about how she learned to focus on God's mission during times of significant transmission. Her book is focused on military wives, but the lessons are broadly applicable to anyone who is undergoing change and seeking to remain faithful to the Lord.

Beth's book Another Move God?: 30 Encouragements to Embrace Your Life as a Military Wife is available for pre-order at

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James Spencer earned his Ph.D. in Theological Studies from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He believes discipleship will open up opportunities beyond anything God’s people could accomplish through their own wit and wisdom. As such, James seeks to help believers think Christianly about social, cultural, and political assumptions. His desire is to see Christians test God by trusting God so that they conform ever more closely to the image of Christ.

In addition to being a regular contributor to and, James has published multiple works, including Christian Resistance: Learnign to Defy the World and Follow Christ, Useful to God: Eight Lessons from the Life of D.L. Moody, Thinking Christian: Essays on Testimony, Accountability, and the Christian Mind, and Trajectories: A Gospel-Centered Introduction to Old Testament Theology.

James currently serves as president of the D. L. Moody Center, an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College Graduate School, and faculty member at Right On Mission.

You can find out more about James at his personal website
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