Justice & the Inner Life Podcast: Dr. John Perkins

In this episode, Dr. John Perkins shares reflections gleaned from a lifetime seeking justice and mercy. He highlights how community helped bring him through pain and trials, the importance of the local church, and value of intentional discipleship with Christ-hearted friends.

In this episode, you’ll explore

  • The importance of grace, bold faith and discipleship in a journey of justice and mercy
  • The pursuit of justice as stewardship
  • Hearing God’s voice in community
  • The essential quality of forgiveness

Key Quotes

“That’s looking in the face of each other and seeing the dignity and the decency of humanity. We need to enter into their pain, and the best way to enter into that is through discipling people, bringing them to Jesus and discipling them.” – Dr. Perkins

“I think friendship is the greatest human to human gift that God can give to a human being, the gift of friendship.” – Dr. Perkins

Meet Our Guest


Dr. John M. Perkins is an American Christian minister, civil rights activist, Bible teacher, author, philosopher and community developer. He is Founder & President Emeritus of John & Vera Mae Perkins Foundation with his wife Dr. Vera Mae (also known as “Grandma”). Perkins has received 13 Honorary Doctorate degrees from Belhaven University, Lynchburg University, Wheaton College, Gordon College, Taylor University among others. He has served on the Board of Directors for World Vision and Prison Fellowship.