Scripture Untangled

Season 7: Episode 7 | Os Guinness | What is Your Calling and Purpose?

Os Guinness

Os Guinness | Guest

Author, Editor, Social Critic

Lorna Dueck

Lorna Dueck | Interviewer

Lead Consultant | Lorna Dueck Creative

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Back by popular demand. Watch or listen to Dr. Os Guinness, prominent social critic, a senior fellow at the Oxford Center for Christian apologetics, and author and editor of more than 30 books being interviewed by veteran journalist Lorna Dueck. In his second Scripture Untangled interview Os discusses the 20th Anniversary Edition of his book, The Call: Finding and Fulfilling the Central Purpose of Your Life, the fact that God has a specific calling for your individual life, how you can fit His call with your own individuality and allow Him to guide what you do at work, at home and with your community.
Dr. Os Guinness

Great-great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, Os Guinness was born in China in World War Two where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford.

Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide, The Global Public Square, Last Call for Liberty, Carpe Diem Redeemed, The Magna Carta of Humanity, and The Great Quest: Invitation to the Examined Life and a Sure Path to Meaning, which was published in 2022. Since moving to the United States in 1984, Os has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, a Guest Scholar and Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the Trinity Forum and the EastWest Institute in New York.

He was the lead drafter of the Williamsburg Charter in 1988, a celebration of the bicentennial of the US Constitution, and later of “The Global Charter of Conscience,” which was published at the European Union Parliament in 2012. Os has spoken at many of the world’s major universities and spoken widely to political and business conferences across the world. He lives with his wife Jenny in the Washington DC area.

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Lorna Dueck

Lorna was a regular commentary writer on faith and public life in Canada’s leading national newspaper, The Globe and Mail, and is a frequent media commentator. She has travelled the world reporting on church-led response to humanitarian crisis.

Lorna earned a Master of Arts in Evangelism and Leadership from Wheaton College. She has received honorary doctorate degrees from Trinity, Tyndale and Briercrest Universities. Lorna has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for contributions to Canadian society.

Lorna and her husband Vern live in the Toronto suburbs, have been married over three decades, and delight in the adventures of their grown son and daughter.

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