February 23, 2024

If students are looking to find more peace in life, feeling overwhelmed or looking to work on  their spiritual connectedness, this is the ideal podcast.

In “Fight Hustle, End Hurry,”  author and pastor John Mark Comer and author Jefferson Bethke discuss the concept of hustle and hurry and how society pushes the idea that we always need to be rushing, busy or “always grinding” to be productive. They discuss and explain that this is actually affecting our lives mentally, physically and especially spiritually. 

John Mark Comer’s book, “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry,” has a five-star rating and is an Evangelical Christian Publishers Association bestseller. Jefferson Bethke’s book, “To Hell With The Hustle,” also has a five-star rating. With the clear similarities in titles, these books talk about extremely similar and overlapping concepts. 

This shows that both authors clearly have extensive knowledge about these concepts and the idea of fighting hustle and ending hurry. This also speaks to their credability on the subjects and the advice they give. 

In each episode of the podcast, Comer and Bethke discuss concepts or disciplines that will help fight this cultural push. These disciplines are all examples of how Jesus lived and if practiced can help listeners feel more connected, peaceful, healthy and spiritually fulfilled. 

There are 10 episodes in the season and range from 25 to 35 minutes in length. The authors’ discussions and conversations are very engaging and each episode is rich in knowledge. Episodes focus specifically on subjects such as rules of life, silence, sabbath, simplicity and empathy. These episodes are available on all streaming and podcast platforms.

This podcast can be extremely helpful and inspiring to those who listen. Comer and Bethke are people who have written books about these concepts and implemented them in their daily lives and routines. 

It is fascinating to hear how they implement these ideals into their lives when navigating things like family, work, solitude, spirituality, prayer and meditation and in what ways it has helped them, whether that be mentally or relationally but mainly spiritually. 

With elements of humor, friendly conversation and spiritual intentionality, “Fight Hustle, End Hurry” invites the listener to a discussion between two friends talking about how to better live in modern Western culture. 

Comer and Bethke also share wise things  and offer listeners advice that they have learned through their lives and careers. 

These range from lessons they have learned in life, things that wise people in their lives have told them, conclusions they have come to through life experiences or strategies that they practice that have helped them personally in their work life, marriage, and spiritual walk.

Students can learn a lot by listening to this podcast. Especially if individuals are looking for a new podcast or need something to listen to in the background, try giving “Fight Hustle, End Hurry” a listen. 

Even if listeners are not very spiritual, the principles discussed are helpful for any person in any stage of life in our rushed and hurried society. 

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