Kevin DeYoung: Episode 249

Ken Coleman is joined by Jason Haynes from the Catalyst Content Team. The featured interview is with Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor of University Reformed Church, about the spirtual dangers of busyness in the life of a Christian leader. We also  hear from Catalyst partner, Radiant, and Ken shares his latest "Ken Recommends."


There are still three chances to join us for Catalyst One Day events near you! Catalyst Chicago takes place at Willow Creek Community Church on November 7th. Catalyst South Florida takes place in Fort Lauderdale at Calvary Chapel on November 11th. And finally, Catalyst One Day Central PA will be at LCBC in Lancaster County on November 21st (overflow still available). More information about all of these locations, as well as the new One Day content from Andy Stanley and Craig Groeschel, can be found at


1. The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg ... Written by award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit explores the scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Using key research, and engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a new understanding about our nature and potential for change.

2. Catalyst Voices "Enough" DVD, Judah Smith ... In this encouraging and hopeful message direct from the Catalyst stage, Judah Smith candidly shares a crisis experience from his own life to show how we often look past Jesus in our challenging times, providing a powerful reminder that everything we need for life and leadership is found in Him. Includes behind-the-scenes interviews and a study guide for personal or team use.

3. Ken's Cure for the Common Cold ... Gleaned from his days of working with John Maxwell, Ken's cold cure involves a combination of Vitamin C, Vitamin B, Green Tea, Theraflu, Humidifier, and Ricola.


Kevin serves as the pastor of University Reformed Church in East Lansing, MI. He is the author of Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem. According to DeYoung, the danger is that busyness can ruin our joy and rob us of spiritual vitality. "In some ways, at least in this part of the world, busyness kills more Christians than bullets." You can follow Kevin on his blog or on Twitter at @revkevdeyoung.


Andrew VanderPloeg talks about Radiant Web Tools, a simple, but powerful, way for churches and ministries to build and manage websites. Each site receives an iOS/Android app, as well. Find out more about this newest offering from Radiant at