Body Image and Wellness with Lainey Greer

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host, Rush Witt, talks to Lainey Greer, an author and personal trainer who blends her exercise science expertise and systematic theology to equip Christians for body stewardship. Lainey talks about her writing ministry and podcast, and returning to her hometown of Knoxville, TN. And most importantly, she helps us think more clearly about our theology of the body and the importance of body stewardship.

About Lainey Greer:

Lainey Greer has served the local church for over ten years and spent twenty years as a personal trainer. She holds a bachelor’s degree in exercise science, a master’s in Christian leadership, and a Ph.D. in systematic theology with an emphasis on human embodiment. Using her unique background, she equips Christians with a biblical view of the body that applies to everyday realities. She hosts a podcast called Forsaken Body, blogs at, and is author of Be Well: Learning to Steward Your Health.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Be Well
The Whole Life FrontCover
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Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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