What is Grace and Peace Radio?
Grace and Peace Radio is a Christian living blog and podcast encouraging Christians in…
- Their biblical worldview
- Their commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ
- And their active participation in the furtherance of His Kingdom through Great Commission living
Who are Anthony and Amy Russo?
We’re just a Christian couple who met and married in Florida and now call South Carolina home. We’ve both been Christians for over 15 years and have been married since 2007, which in itself is a testimony of God’s grace. We both enjoy reading and serving in church activities together.
What Can You Expect?
The mission of GPR is to use the written and spoken word to tell people about Jesus Christ, in hopes that sinners repent and saints be encouraged, to the glory of God. To that end, here you’ll find engaging conversations about applying God’s Word to everyday life.
Who is Writing These Posts?
Unless otherwise noted, posts are written by me, Anthony Russo. Who am I? As the old saying goes, I’m a nobody trying to tell anybody about Somebody.
Jesus Changed My Life
That said, here’s what I wrote on an index card one time:
I really am what the Bible calls “Born Again”. I’m not who I was, my life and my heart are completely different. Selfishness, guilt, and shame were replaced with a genuine love for God and people. I am not who I was; Jesus changed my life. He can change yours, too. Don’t waste another day.
What Do I Believe?
I’m a born-again Christian holding to traditional positions on the triune God, the deity of Christ, salvation by faith alone in Christ alone, and the inspiration, inerrancy, and sufficiency of Scripture.
I earned my master’s in Biblical Counseling from Luther Rice College & Seminary in 2015 and my Masters of Divinity in 2021. I used to have a Christian blog called Throw Away Everything (“Why will you not repent, throw away everything, and serve the Lord?” Paul Washer). I’m also the author of Pleasant Places: Reflections on the Christian Life, which was originally published in 2014 and is being revised and updated for re-release December 2021.
Being Baptist, I agree with The 1689 Baptist Confession of Faith and affirm the Baptist Faith & Message (2000). I also have a loving fellowship in Christ with those brothers and sisters in Christ who affirm the Westminster Confession instead, or otherwise fall under the umbrella of evangelical Christianity.
I strongly oppose the word-faith prosperity movement and modern “easy-believism” Christianity that has become the hallmark of many churches.
When not reading or writing, I also make a living as a IT project manager. I’ll never turn down a cup of coffee (“Got any dark roast?”) and when I’m feeling nostalgic I’ll listen to The Beatles. Wondering about the photo above? That’s me on a missions trip to Uganda in 2019, one of the highlights of my life.
Oh, and opinions are my own (though I always aim for them to be derived from the Scriptures) and are not in any way affiliated with my employer, church, or any other person or organization.