I was recently a guest on the "Straight Thinking" podcast with my colleague and mentor, Kenneth Samples. We had a great time discussing some of the key influences on my academic development as a Christian theologian. I have edited it down a bit with just my segments.
Near the beginning, I mention the impact of the book, "Chosen by God" on my life. Although I am no longer part of the Reformed tradition, this book did make a huge impression on me in my early 20s.
YouTube (audio only): "Intellectual Influences on My Life || Straight Thinking"
iTunes (audio only): "Intellectual Influences on My Life || Straight Thinking"
Sound Cloud (streaming audio and downloadable .MP3): "Intellectual Influences on My Life || Straight Thinking"
Streaming audio of the original broadcast on the reasons.org web site: "Christian Intellectual Roots of RTB Scholars, part 2"