Each November, our nation takes a day to offer thanks for our blessings. The month is chock full of them - from All Saints Day, to our freedom to vote in our elections, to the lead up to Advent and the Christmas calendar. As we prepare for Thanksgiving, what do you have to be thankful for? Ed Stetzer talks with Wheaton College President Phil Ryken on our many blessings.
Dr. Phil Ryken is the eighth president of Wheaton College. A Wheaton native and the son of longtime professor Dr. Leland Ryken and Mary Graham Ryken, Dr. Ryken attended Wheaton as an undergraduate, majoring in English literature and philosophy. He earned a master of divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary and a doctorate in historical theology from the University of Oxford. He preached at Philadelphia’s Tenth Presbyterian Church from 1995 until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010. Dr. Ryken has published more than 50 books and expository commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Luke, and other books of the Bible. He serves as a board member for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, the Lausanne Movement, and the National Association of Evangelicals. Phil is married to Lisa and they have five children: Josh, Kirsten, Jack, Kathryn, and Karoline.
Ed Stetzer, Ph.D., is a professor and dean at Wheaton College where he also serves as Executive Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center. He has planted, revitalized, and pastored churches; trained pastors and church planters on six continents; earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates; and he has written hundreds of articles and a dozen books. He is Regional Director for Lausanne North America, is the Editor-in-Chief of Outreach Magazine, and regularly writes for news outlets such as USA Today and CNN. He serves at his local church, Highpoint Church, as a teaching pastor. Ed and his wife Donna have been married for more than 35 years and are the parents of three daughters.
Discover new ways to show and share the love of Jesus to a broken and a hurting world. Join Ed Stetzer in an engaging discussion of todays cultural trends.