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Business with Purpose


Aug 24, 2022

My guest this week is Katelyn Beaty, an editorial director for Brazos Press. She loves words and believes they can change the world. Katelyn is a Midwest native living in New York City and has written for The New Yorker, The Washington PostThe Atlantic, and The New York Times on topics such as politics, gender, and theology.

She is cohost of the Saved by the City podcast and previously served as print managing editor at Christianity Today. She’s the author of Celebrities for Jesus: How Personas, Platforms, and Profits Are Hurting the Church and A Woman's Place: A Christian Vision for Your Calling in the Office, the Home, and the World.

2:48 – Katelyn 101

  • Katelyn’s an oldest child and an INFJ/Enneagram 3w4.
  • She was excited to head to Italy to spend some time with girlfriends.

7:10 – Passion for writing

  • She loved reading the newspaper as a child and learning what was happening around the world.
  • Katelyn was the kind of student who enjoyed writing papers in high school and college.

10:00 – College newspaper

  • In college, Katelyn loved writing op-eds in the college newspaper. Students came up to her and said they appreciated her articulating what they had been thinking.

20:30 – Celebrities for Jesus book

  • It’s not a light, breezy topic, but it’s hopeful.
  • Don’t center ministries on one charismatic individual.
  • Spiritual leaders need accountability, especially those with big platforms.

45:10 – Forgiveness

  • You need to make things right when things are broken.
  • Restitution is important when you have done wrong.
  • Avoid apologies that sound like PR statements, and sit out longer than you think you need to.

1:03:29 – Get to know you

  • Weirdest pet peeve? Standing on a moving walkway

FEATURED QUOTES

I enjoy helping authors steward their message well.

I was the kind of student who, in high school and college, enjoyed writing papers.

The bigger your platform, the more accountability you need.

CONNECT:

https://www.katelynbeaty.com/

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