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 wears a lot of hats—author, speaker, researcher, pastor, church planter—as he helps Christians learn to share Christ. Ed has earned two master’s degrees and two doctorates, and has written or co-written a dozen books and hundreds of articles. Now he ministers as interim pastor of The Moody Church, teaches at Wheaton College, and serves as executive director of the Billy Graham Center and a regional director of Lausanne North America. Ed and his wife, Donna, have been married more than 25 years and have 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.