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Eric Eichinger

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Eric Eichinger on Eric Liddell: Chariots of Fire & The Final Race

Running Anthropologist

Welcome back to the summer edition of the Running Anthropologist podcast, exploring the culture (and history) of running, and especially those who inspire us on the road, trails and in life! Our featured running guest this month is Eric Eichinger, the author of The Final Race, a biography about Eric Liddell (film "Chariots of Fire", based upon his appearance in the 1924 Olympic Games). In this episode, we learn more about his most inspirational accomplishments that actually came after the Olympics. These life stories penned by Eichinger echo Liddell's unwavering commitment to his faith and compassion for both sport and others whom he loved and served. Eric shares many more parallels with his own life and Liddell's in this 45 minute interview. Eric Eichinger also ran competitively: varsity track and field at his alma mater Michigan State University, before also serving in China for several years, like the Scottish Olympic champion Liddell. Also like Liddell, he worked in youth ministry and was drawn to seminary, and finally ordained into the office of the holy ministry (in 2006). Eric includes some glimpses into important breakthroughs in Christian theology, and some debates that still persist in today. What was the life of this introverted humble man, the world's fastest individual in his day who inspired millions roughly a century ago? Throughout Eric's new book and multiple projects available for exploration at his website, his voice of compassion shines, an affirmation of human dignity, especially for the marginalized; Relationships are the heart of God's living kingdom, and humans are made in His image -- first and foremost, to love. The story in a nutshell: Olympian, missionary, and pastor Eric Liddell sacrificed comfort, fame & fortune, and ultimately his life to share this message with those in need in China for almost two decades. He was born and died in China, served there during tremendous social upheaval, during the depression and World War II, where he was a teacher, hospital administrator, coach of many sports, and in his final years an internment camp minister and forced resident due to the Japanese occupation of China. There’s much, much more to this story and to Eric’s journey in telling it in this episode! We hope you’ll join in our little movement by subscribing to the podcast and sharing it with others. You can learn about all of Eric's projects on his website: www.ericeichinger.com Follow us at @RunningAnthropologist on Facebook/Instagram, & visit our blog site for more information on this, and all past episodes! www.runninganthropologist.com

47mins

24 Jul 2020

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Eric Eichinger – Florida Lutheran pastor, on the inspiring story of early 20-th century Olympic runner Eric Liddell.

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6/24/2020 - Eric Eichinger – Florida Lutheran pastor, on the inspiring story of early 20-th century Olympic runner Eric Liddell.

30mins

25 Jun 2020

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Wisdom from the "roaring faith" of Olympian/Missionary/"POW" Eric Liddell. Eric Eichinger, Part 4

Connections with Rich and Bobbi

From the heroic national cheering in England of Olympic victory at the 1924 games in Paris, to virtual obscurity in China, Eric Liddell set his eyes on his greater calling.  That calling was to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to those who have not heard this life saving message in Far East. Pastor Eric Eichinger author of the book “The Final Race,” is our guest. He shares some of the interesting insights he discovered while writing this biography about Eric Liddell.

15mins

16 Mar 2020

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If Eric Liddell of Olympic fame was a hero in London, how did he end up in China? Eric Eichinger, Part 3

Connections with Rich and Bobbi

Although many in Scotland and the UK reverenced him as their hero and champion, Eric didn’t bask in his Olympic fame. Author and Pastor Eric Eichinger is our guest, and he continues sharing about Eric Liddell’s fascinating life journey, as brilliantly portrayed in his book, “The Final Race!”

15mins

9 Mar 2020

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Could we make these tough choices as Eric Liddell of "Chariots of Fire" did?!. Eric Eichinger, Part 2

Connections with Rich and Bobbi

We’re hearing about the story of the famed Olympian Eric Liddell, beyond his glory shown in the “Chariots of Fire” film- brilliantly portrayed in the book, “The Final Race!” Author Eric Eichinger shares some of the fascinating insights he discovered while following the footsteps of this amazing life of faith.

15mins

2 Mar 2020

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Curious “coincidences” leading Eric Eichinger to follow Eric Liddell beyond “Chariots of Fire!” Part 1

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Pastor Eric Eichinger explains the startling parallels that drew him to explore the path across the world of the Scottish Olympian Eric Liddell, featured in the film, “Chariots of Fire!” Finding that the film only scratched the surface, he’s chronicled Liddell’s inspiring life in his book, “The Final Race.”

15mins

24 Feb 2020