In Episode 295, Aaron interviews Josh Rutledge, Vice President of Spiritual Development at Liberty University. Josh discusses his role in fostering spiritual growth among students, emphasizing the importance of intentional community and authentic leadership. Nervous due to his connection with Liberty through his daughter’s enrollment, Aaron praises Josh for his impactful work. They delve into the success of Liberty’s campus community and Wednesday night gatherings, as well as the influential speakers featured at the university’s convocations. A significant portion of the interview focuses on the moving conversation Josh had with Joni Eareckson Tada, a renowned speaker on faith and suffering, highlighting the challenges and memorable moments, including an unexpected earthquake. Throughout, the importance of nurturing a supportive Christian environment and building legacies of faith and leadership are prominent themes.

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