In this conversation, Michael and Hanna discuss:
- Seasonal Callings
- Defining success in your context
- The value of an eternal perspective
- Choosing to be who God made you to be no matter what
- Finding purpose when your life looks different than you envisioned
- The life-changing power of understanding God’s character
“If we understood just a fraction of the true character of God and what that means for our true identity in Christ, I think we would live radically differently.
If we understood who He is and how much He loves us, there would be so much motivation for us to have greater fellowship with him, and I think that would dramatically change how we treat other people.”
Philippians 2:3-4, Philippians 2:14-16
Shadow of the Almighty, Elisabeth Elliot
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, Donald Miller
Living by the Book, Howard Hendricks
Dancing with the One You Love, Cindy Easley*
*Hanna specifically references the chapter featuring Janet Parshall, who was also featured in our 10 Questions series! Listen to Janet’s episode here.
About Hanna Seymour
In addition to her role as the Executive Director at inContext, Hanna Seymour is an author, speaker, and podcaster. Her book “The College Girl’s Survival Guide,” her podcast “No Matter What with Hanna Seymour,” and her “25 day” reading plans for personal Bible study all aim to help women have a Biblical foundation in order to be the person God created them to be, no matter their circumstance. Hanna has been featured on radio, television, and podcasts including: Fox & Friends, The John Ankerberg Show, Family Life Today, Girls Night with Stephanie May Wilson, and more.
Hanna lives in Franklin, TN with her husband, Tyler, their two boys, and a baby girl on the way. You can learn more about Hanna at hannaseymour.com.
A challenge for you, listener! Answer our ten questions:
- The concept of ‘inContext’ is about understanding the context in which scripture was written and how to apply a Biblical worldview to your personal context. So, as an introductory question, tell us about your context. What are the contexts in which you live and work?
- What has been the greatest challenge in your own spiritual journey?
- Do you have a key verse or favorite book of the Bible?
- After the Bible, what 2-3 books have been particularly impactful in your life?
- What is one of the biggest lessons you’ve learned at this point in your life?
- What is one thing you’d long for every believer to know/do/live?
- What has been your greatest disappointment in your context (your ministry, vocation, Christian community, etc)?
- What has been your greatest encouragement in your context (your ministry, vocation, Christian community, etc)?
- If you could write a letter to your 18-year old self, what advice would you give?
- What do you want your epitaph to say?
Send your responses to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we may share some of your answers on upcoming episodes of 10 Questions! Let us know in the email if you’d like us to keep your identity anonymous.