Truth, Beauty, and Goodness with Daniel DeWitt

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host, Rush Witt, visits with Daniel DeWitt, author of the new book, Sketchy Views. They discuss the impact of C.S. Lewis on generations of Christians, the unique opportunities for discipleship on college campuses, and the importance of clear and biblical truth. Listeners will be helped and encouraged by Daniel’s down-to-earth way of helping students make sense of the world in creative ways. Daniel’s heart runs deep with love for truth and beauty and knowing more of God.


1:36 – Daniel shares about his C.S. Lewis-inspired podcast “Mere Caffeination.”

5:32 – Rush discusses Daniel’s unique use of creativity in the arena of higher education.

10:46 – Daniel shares his introduction to the work of C.S. Lewis.

22:46 – Is C.S. Lewis still prominent on Christian and secular college campuses?

25:46 – How can newbies become acquainted with the riches of C.S. Lewis?

28:48 – Rush and Daniel discuss how imagery and illustrations help all Christians, especially students, grow in truth.

37:48 – Farewell


Daniel DeWitt, PhD, is a senior fellow at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, MO, where he leads the Center for Worldview and Culture and teaches courses on theology, apologetics, and C.S. Lewis. He is the author of multiple books, including Jesus or Nothing, The Friend Who Forgives, and Sketchy Views, and posts regularly at He and his wife, April, have four children. 

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Facilitating Counseling Groups Frontcover
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Angry with God Frontcover 54853
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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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