Can You Meet the Messiah at Harvard? with Mark Shepard

The Confronting Christianity Podcast

19-09-2023 • 36 min

Rebecca McLaughlin is joined by Mark Shepard to discuss his story of how he started following Jesus.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Tell us more about your upbringing when it comes to faith.
  • Was there a time in your life where you just didn’t believe in God?
  • Most of my Jewish friends identify with the cultural and tradition but don’t believe in God. Did you identify with that?
  • How did you first become interested in Christianity?
  • Was there anything in particular in the Bible that grabbed you?
  • Tell us how you responded to the idea that you are actually deeply sinful?
  • How have you found faith in Jesus has helped you navigate success and failure?
  • How would you say that Christians can better understand the University? And how can we help people in the University who aren’t Christians understand Christianity?

Guest Bio:

Mark Shepard is an associate professor at Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). His research studies health care markets, with topics at the intersection of health, industrial organization, and public economics. Mark received a PhD in economics from Harvard University and an A.B. in applied math from Harvard.  He is married to Annetta Zhou and they have two daughters.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Matthew 5-7, Mark 10:41-45, Ephesians 2:11-22, Jeremiah 29:7

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