You Do You

An exploration of one of the most central questions of our culture: who am I?


Know Thyself: Part 1 – How we form our identity

“All of our lives have unscripted moments, things that don’t go according to plan.”

You do you. It’s one of the more recent variations on an old motivational theme. Follow your heart. To thine own self be true. Write your own story. But how well do we really know ourselves? How much control do we have over the script of our lives?

“The odd thing is that even though there’s such a weight of importance put on knowing who you are and acting accordingly, a lot of people don’t know who they are anymore,” says Brian Rosner, author of Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity.

In this episode, Brian tests the limits of the solitary journey to “find yourself”, and explores the idea that we need others to define ourselves – including God.

“There was a sense in which knowing God had been something that removed, from my point of view, futility,” Brian says. “It gave me a sense of purpose and direction.”

Brian Rosner’s book Known by God: A Biblical Theology of Personal Identity is available here: