The “God versus Jesus” Discussion | Image of Worship Leader Ryan Stevenson
Episode 42

Ryan Stevenson: God, Are You Going To Catch Me?

I'm gonna raise my sails and trust the Lord’s wind will lead me out.

There are some tests that take 40 years to turn into testimonies. In this episode of The Walk, we hear about Ryan Stevenson’s amazing mother and her 40 years of faithfulness. He also covers his perspective on God versus Jesus, which is both relevant and timely for so many of us that grew up in legalistic environments where the love of Christ was second to the discipline needed to build a relationship with a distant and unloving God.

Ryan is best known for songs like Eye of the Storm, and for co-writing, Speak Life, with Toby Mac. But his thoughtful commentary on the love of God and his goodness shows that Ryan is a deep thinker and passionate about cultural change and transformation.

Ephesians 3:20-21 (ESV)

20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”

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Music by Ryan Stevenson

Who is Ryan Stevenson?

A GRAMMY® and Billboard Music Award nominee with Dove and ASCAP Christian Music Awards to his credit, Ryan Stevenson’s music has provided a soundtrack of hope and encouragement for listeners around the world for more than a decade. Co-writer of TobyMac’s 2014 GRAMMY®-nominated #1 hit “Speak Life,” Stevenson was further propelled into the spotlight with his own Gold-certified, Dove Award-winning 2016 chart-topper “Eye of the Storm,” which held the top spot at Christian radio for 16 weeks. A Pacific Northwest native who spent seven years as a paramedic before signing with Gotee Records in 2013, Stevenson’s acclaimed discography includes Fresh Start (2015), No Matter What (2018), and Wildest Dreams (2020), among other releases. His latest recording, Able, released April 28.

Also known for such radio favorites as “No Matter What” (feat. Bart Millard), “Amadeo (Still My God),” and “When We Fall Apart” (feat. Vince Gill & Amy Grant), Stevenson’s music has achieved six #1 Billboard charting radio singles (four as an artist or featured artist and two as a co-writer). He has toured with top artists including TobyMac, MercyMe and Newsboys, and since 2020 Stevenson has been headlining intimate concerts in churches, theaters and homes. In three years he has played more than 170 shows to a total of 34,000 fans, his deeply personal songs and stories encouraging communities around the country. 

Stevenson is the author of Eye of the Storm: Experiencing God When You Can’t See Him(Harvest House), and host of the “Weathering the Storm” Podcast on K-LOVE’s AccessMore. His podcast guests have included Amy Grant, TobyMac, MercyMe’s Bart Millard and The Shack author Paul Young, among many others.



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