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About the Podcast

About The Podcast

Unique Conversations

How does the gospel influence the work of Mere Christians—those of us who aren’t pastors, but who work as entrepreneurs, baristas, and accountants? That’s the question this podcast explores every week as Jordan Raynor interviews guests across the widest variety of vocations.

Global Audience

Each episode is emailed to more than 100,000 subscribers in every single country on earth. These are passionate followers of Jesus Christ who care deeply about doing their most exceptional work for the glory of God and the good of others.

Diverse Guests

These aren’t the guests you’ll hear on every other podcast. We pride ourselves on highlighting people across a wide spectrum of fame, ethnicity, and vocational disciplines. You’ll hear from entrepreneurs, carpenters, middle managers, actresses, and astrophysicists.

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Our Guests

Just a few of our past and upcoming guests on Mere Christians

  • All
  • Artists
  • Athletes
  • Entertainers
  • Executives
  • Founders
  • Pastors
  • Politicians
  • Scientists
  • Writers

Tim Keller

Founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Carly Fiorina

Fmr. CEO of HP and Presidential Candidate

Douglas Gresham

C.S. Lewis's stepson & Exec. Producer of Netflix's Narnia series

Janeen Uzzell

COO of Wikipedia

Cal Newport

Author of Deep Work

John Eldredge

Author of Wild at Heart

Jon Acuff

Author of Soundtracks

Scott Harrison

Founder of charity: water

Candace Cameron Bure


Shundrawn Thomas

President of Northern Trust Asset Management

Ian Morgan Cron

Author of The Road Back to You

Emily P. Freeman

Author of The Next Right Thing

Lou Holtz

Fmr. Head Coach of Notre Dame football

Tamika Catchings

4X Olympic Gold Medalist

Francine Rivers

Author of Redeeming Love

Horst Schulze

Co-founder of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company

Dr. Jennifer Wiseman


Kevin and Sam Sorbo


Justin Giboney

Co-founder of The AND Campaign

Dee Ann Turner

Fmr. VP of Talent at Chick-fil-A

Joel Manby

Fmr. CEO of SeaWorld

John Mark Comer

Author of Live No Lies

Mignon Francois

Founder of The Cupcake Collection

Mark Batterson

Lead Pastor at National Community Church

Cheryl Bachelder

Fmr. CEO of Popeyes

Will Weatherford

Fmr. Speaker of the Florida House

Sho Baraka

Hip-Hop Artist

Aarti Sequeira

Food Network Host

Greg Brenneman

Exec. Chairman of CCMP Capital

Katharine Hayhoe

Climate Scientist

Maxwell King

Mister Rogers' Biographer

Nona Jones

Head of Faith-Based Partnerships at Facebook

Carey Nieuwhof

Host of The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

Rachel Cruze

NYT Bestselling Author

Ruth Chou Simons

Founder of GraceLaced

Noah Elias


Dr. Caroline Leaf

Cognitive Neuroscientist

Mike Maihack

Creator of Cleopatra in Space

Brett Hagler

Co-founder of New Story

Sherron Watkins

Enron Whistleblower

Sheryl J. Anderson

Showrunner of Sweet Magnolias

N.T. Wright


Glo Atanmo

Founder of The Blog Abroad

Diane Latiker

Founder of Kids Off the Block

David Ragan


Kara Holden

Writer of Disney+'s Clouds

Darryl Strawberry

Fmr. MLB All-Star

Makoto Fujimura


Rick Mountcastle

Assistant Attorney General, Virginia

Joni Eareckson Tada


Jodi Benson

Disney Legend

Tony and Lauren Dungy

NFL Hall of Fame Coach and Author

David Green

CEO of Hobby Lobby (Coming Soon)

Deb Liu

CEO of (Coming Soon)

Amazing Reviews

Here are a few of the 775+ five-star reviews of Mere Christians

Most binge worthy podcast out there!

I started listening to the show last week, and I can’t stop. I’m three years into running my business and this podcast inspires and calls me to be a master at my craft. Getting a glimpse into the lives of other genuinely seeking to be the best at what they do for the glory of Christ has been so encouraging. Give it a listen. Jordan’s sincerity and infectious personality make this a must have subscription!


Engaging, Encouraging & Motivating

Jordan’s passion to call fellow Christians to be masterful in their work for the glory of God and the good of others is both refreshing and I believe the front end of a revolution for Christians. This isn’t just for entrepreneurs, this is for all Christians. It is fascinating to hear from SO many, diverse, Christians about how they have mastered their craft, how God called them to it, what their path looked like, what their everyday habits look like, etc. Very engaging conversations! Highly recommend!


Exceptional, meaningful, and motivating.

In today’s world of non-stop information it’s often hard to find things that stick with us enough to really change our perspective at its core. Jordan’s ministry, and now this podcast, do just that. The interviews and the format of this show are intended to inspire and encourage believers as they live their lives to glorify God. While these guests may be far outside of your league professionally, they are in the same exact league spiritually and that motivates me to apply their principles and advice to my life and work situations. Success only has true meaning when it has an eternal definition and I’m so excited to hear how God is using His people for His glory.

Liz Gerszewski
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About the Host

Jordan Raynor helps Christians respond to the radical, biblical truth that their work matters for eternity. He does this through his bestselling books (The Creator in You, Redeeming Your Time, Master of One, and Called to Create), podcasts, and weekly devotional (The Word Before Work)—content that has served millions of Christ-followers in every country on earth.

In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup which Jordan previously ran as CEO following a string of successful ventures of his own. Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush.

A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife and their three young daughters. The Raynors are proud members of The Church at Odessa.

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