Katelyn Beaty has recently taken a big step. Into what…she is still waiting to find out. As the youngest and first female managing editor of Christianity Today magazine, Katelyn was doing work she found meaningful and interesting. And yet she sensed God calling her to a new season. And so she quit. With no backup plan. No “next” in order. Because sometimes that open door is very much into the unknown.
It seems fitting that this major work change would all be happening after the release of her first book on women, vocation and the Church (see below). We talk to Katelyn about her process to sense God’s change for her next, what it looks like for women to use their gifts freely and how this presidential election has offered her opportunities to speak in venues like CNN and The Washington Post.
We recorded this interview the morning after the presidential election. Though the nation had only known the results a few hours, we could tell the divisiveness from the election cycle wasn’t going away anytime soon. Listen to our conversation with Katelyn about how women in the Church can move toward unity despite political differences.
An insightful and inspiring sister interview that reminds us all that God’s spirit is one of dignity as we do our work in the world.
You can listen to our episode with Katelyn on iTunes here.
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