SUMMARY: In this episode, Brian and Chris speak with Trevin Wax, the Bible and Reference Publisher and Managing Editor for The Gospel Project at Lifeway Christian Resources in Nashville, TN. Brian, Chris, and Trevin introduce Trevin’s latest book This is Our Time, one that provides a snapshot of the culture and ideology of 21st century North America. A print representative for the Millennial Generation, This is Our Time discusses the influence of smartphones, where and how we gather our information, the systemic beliefs and myths that coincide with technology, our consumption patterns of media and pop culture, and our spending habits.
Trevin also contributed to the publishing of the new Bible translation, Christian Standard Bible. In this episode, Trevin talks about the details behind the editorial process of the new translation, and why the printed Bible matters to the Millennial Generation now more than ever. Trevin explains why having the correct Bible translation matters for believers, and shares tips on how to establish a community-oriented Bible reading plan.
The Groups Matter Podcast is a weekly show designed to resource, train, and encourage small group leaders. Each episode considers current trends and resources as well as timeless truths and methods of discipleship. It is hosted by Brian Daniel, a Bible study and discipleship expert in Lifeway’s Groups Ministry, and Chris Surratt, the small group and discipleship specialist at Lifeway and author of Small Groups for the Rest of Us.
GUEST: Aside from his roles in print and digital publishing for Lifeway, Trevin is the author of five books and a co-author of two. Trevin is a contributor to The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and his blog “Kingdom People.” Trevin also serves as the Teaching Pastor at Third Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, TN. His previous discipleship experience includes being a missionary in Romania. Trevin is fluent in three languages, and was named Christianity Today’s “33 Under 33,” a list of the top Millennial influencers of the next generation of believers.