20: Austin Duncan

“Discernment is the application of Scripture to life and to situations.”  - Austin Duncan
 

In this interview with Austin Duncan, we discuss his path to ministry, the process of maturing as a Christian, the unique times we live in, advice for young adults, and much more. There is plenty of jest and laughs are had by all.
 
Austin has served in student ministry for over a decade. After earning his undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico, he moved to Los Angeles to attend The Master's Seminary in 2005. After serving as the junior high and high school pastor, he now serves as college pastor. He and his wife, Merilly, have three daughters and a son.
 
Be sure to reach out to Austin on Twitter with your feedback and thoughts!
 

Show Notes:

Letters to a Young Calvinist - James K.A. Smith
Easy Chairs, Hard Words - Doug Wilson
Wordsmithy - Doug Wilson
Future Men - Doug Wilson
God's Passion for His Glory - John Piper (and Jonathan Edwards)

Austin's Top 3 Books (Secular) from the last year:

Jayber Crow - Wendell Berry
For the Glory - Duncan Hamilton
Blessed - Kate Bowler


Connect with Austin!:

Twitter
Sermons (Hebrews Series is Money)
 

Time Markers:
 
8:00 - Austin’s Introduction
14:00 - Austin’s background/childhood
16:00 - Schooling
19:10 - Personal Testimony
21:45 - Why Austin Went Into Ministry
30:30 - Thoughts on Doug Wilson
33:30 - Saving Faith and Spiritual Growth
41:30 - Being Serious vs. Being Funny
45:30 - Discernment
46:30 - Memorable John MacArthur interaction
48:30 - Thoughts on Millennials
51:20 - What helped Austin most during young adult-hood
52:30 - Top Secular Books
55:15 - Austin the Historian
55:50 - Daily Reminder to Young Adults