The Theology of Escapism

In this episode, Drs. Darrell L. Bock and Kevin Gilliland discuss the theology of escapism, focusing on new phenomena of escapism.

About the Contributors

Darrell L. Bock

Dr. Bock has earned recognition as a Humboldt Scholar (Tübingen University in Germany), is the author of over 40 books, including well-regarded commentaries on Luke and Acts and studies of the historical Jesus, and work in cultural engagement as host of the seminary’s Table Podcasts. He was president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) for 2000–2001, writes for the Christianity Today’s Places and Space series, and serves on the boards of Wheaton College, Chosen People Ministries, the Institute for Global Engagement, and Christians in Public Service (CIPS). His articles appear in leading publications. He is often an expert for the media on NT issues. Dr. Bock has been a New York Times best-selling author in nonfiction and is elder emeritus at Trinity Fellowship Church in Dallas. When traveling overseas, he will tune into the current game involving his favorite teams from Houston—live—even in the wee hours of the morning. Married for over 40 years to Sally, he is a proud father of two daughters and a son and is also a grandfather.

Kevin Gilliland

Kevin C. Gilliland

Dr. Gilliland is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of Innovation 360, an outpatient counseling service that works with people struggling with anxiety, depression, alcohol and drugs, and relationship issues. Over the past 20 years, Kevin has worked with countless individuals and couples, participated in research trials, and lectures across the country. His individual work with clients has focused on professionals and executives who struggle with the demands of leadership, success, and family. He has served as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University (SMU) and Cooper Wellness Center. Outside of work, Kevin is an athlete and outdoorsman. He regularly competes in triathlons and is a three-time Ironman. He and his wife, Ann, have three children – Jennifer, Luke and Lance.