Winsome Conviction

Having trouble seeing eye to eye with your family? Because we are such an “informed” society, we can mistakenly think we already know what another person thinks. Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer show us effective ways to really listen and hear what others are saying.

Because we are such an "informed" society, we can mistakenly think we already know what another person thinks. Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer show us effective ways to really listen and hear what others are saying. View Show Notes →
Having trouble seeing eye to eye with your family? Expressing deep convictions can be challenging in many families, but Tim Muehlhoff and Rick Langer share a simple method to do so with empathy. View Show Notes →

Meet Series Guests

Rick Langer

Richard Langer (PhD, University of California, Riverside) is professor of biblical and theological studies at Talbot School of Theology and director of the Office for the Integration of Faith and Learning at Biola University.

Together with Tim Muehlhoff, he is the coauthor of Winsome Persuasion, which received a 2018 Christianity Today book award in apologetics/evangelism. In addition to teaching and writing, they are codirectors of The Winsome Conviction Project, which seeks to introduce civility and compassion into our discussion of differences.

An ordained minister, Langer previously served as senior associate pastor of Trinity Evangelical Free Church in Redlands, California, and as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ. He also speaks at seminars and conferences around the country and is a board member for Forest Home Ministries. He and his wife, Shari, have two grown children.

Tim Muehlhoff

Tim Muehlhoff (PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a professor of communication at Biola University in La Mirada, California, where he teaches classes in family communication, interpersonal communication, persuasion, and gender. He is the author of I Beg to Differ and Marriage Forecasting, and the coauthor of The God Conversation, Authentic Communication, and Winsome Persuasion, which received a 2018 Christianity Today book award in apologetics/evangelism.

Muehlhoff and his wife, Noreen, are frequent speakers at FamilyLife®'s Weekend to Remember® marriage conferences, and Tim also serves as a speaker/author with Biola's Center for Marriage and Relationships.