Pivot: An Interview with Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer

Episode #819
September 19, 2023
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Sam welcomes father-daughter duo and theologians Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer. In their book Pivot,Scot and Laura help churches to implement practices, establish priorities, and cultivate gospel-centered qualities that form goodness cultures. Scot is professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary. Laura is a teacher and coauthored “A Church Called Tov” with Scot.

    • What prompted you to write Pivot? Why do you feel this book is necessary in today’s culture?
    • What encouragement would you give to someone starting the hard work of pivoting their Christian community? What encouragement would you give the person who has spent years trying to transform their culture, but sees no end in sight?
    • How does church culture impact a church?
    • How can we find tov people to emulate? And why is emulation important?
    • What are some healthy steps “transformation agents” should take to start creating new behaviors?
    • How can we discern if an environment is actually toxic?


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