iDisciple Podcast: The Meaning of the Cross



Ken Costa - an international banker, philanthropist, and author - joins the iDisciple Podcast to provide a little insight into how God has worked in his life during four decades in investment banking, and introduces us to his brand new book about the cross, Strange Kingdom: Meditations on the Cross to Transform Your Day-to-Day Life.

Ken was born and raised in South Africa before moving to England to study law and theology at Cambridge University. It was in London that Ken entered the investment banking field, where he spent more than four decades in roles such as Chairman of UBS Investment Bank for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and Chairman of Lazard International.

During that time, Ken has invested heavily in raising up Christian leaders, serving as Chairman Emeritus of Alpha International and Dean of the Leadership College London. In recent years, Ken has founded God at Work and begun writing books about faith, work, and purpose.

His most recent book, Strange Kingdom, is being released in March of 2018. Strange Kingdom is a powerful look at the cross and the king who died upon it, and is filled with life-changing reflections about the kingdom of God.

We pray that the conversation stirs you to take a deeper look at Jesus’ death on the cross, and inspires you to model your life after the savior!

Key Takeaways

  • Ken tells us a little more about his time growing up in South Africa during Apartheid and explains how his faith came alive to him during those years of his life.
  • The meaning behind the phrase, “My work station is my worship station,” and more background information behind some of Ken’s earlier books.
  • Why the symbolism of the cross is such an important but overlooked part of Christianity.
  • How Jesus death on the cross marks a monumental shift from mankind searching for God and God reaching out to us.
  • The true meaning of forgiveness as shown in the bible as opposed to the watered-down forgiveness we see all around us in the world today.
  • How people mistakenly view the cross as something that will limit their lives with rules instead of giving them ultimate freedom through Jesus.
  • And many more!

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