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The Christian faith is not mindless or irrational. Knowing Faith is a podcast exploring how our faith is founded upon Scripture. We believe the Bible is for everyone and are committed to helping the Church understand where their faith is rooted. Hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley, this…

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    #133 – Q&A For Days

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 69:09

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley answer questions submitted from their patron supporters! To learn more and become a patron visit patreon.com/knowingfaith.Questions Covered in This Episode:“Do you have recommendations for books/podcasts/resources/etc for doing something similar but age appropriate for older kids?”“Is the language about God being Father & Son literal or figurative or both?”“Are we ever at risk of reading too much into parallels, types, significant numbers etc. and drawing conclusions that weren't intended as we attempt to comprehend and interpret on our own?”“Why do you think that in the New Creation there will be no darkness (Rev. 21:22-25) yet in the first creation, before there was sin, God created darkness and light? 1 Jn 1:5 says there is no darkness in God, but why then did God create night in the first place?”“Regarding Gen 3:24. What happened to the garden, the cherubim & flaming sword after Adam and Eve left? What happened to the tree of life or tree of knowledge of good & evil?”“What is a theological belief or tradition that you used to hold too firmly but changed your mind (or at least you are no longer as confident in)?”“I've been wrestling with postmillennialism, amillennialism, and premillennialism eschatology and have been leaning towards post. I know it's not an essential of our faith but I was wondering what you guys can comment on this and any good resources as well.”“Are you ever worried about how much influence you are having through the podcast?”“Is justification by faith alone a first-tier ("essentials") issue in your view? It seems that many evangelicals do think so, but if so, how does that affect how we view people in church history like Thomas Aquinas, if this doctrine is an "essential" belief to be saved?”“Is there a resource that charitably explains what different Christian denominations believe?”“What is one of your favorite things about your fellow cohosts/friends/frohosts? How do they encourage you?”“Is the Son the only person of the Trinity we see "embodied" (I'm not even sure if it's ok to use that word in relation to the Trinity at this point) in the scriptures or do we see the Father and the Spirit take on a form? For example, is the one Isaiah sees on the throne in Isaiah 6 the Son? The Father? The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Outside of the incarnation, how do we apply good Trinitarian theology to moments when we see God taking on "embodied" forms like in Isaiah, Ezekiel, and Revelation or more general forms like the burning bush, pillar of cloud and fire, etc.?”“I only recently came to understand that the resurrection of Jesus Christ actually changes my reality now (on this side of eternity). How should we think about the transformative power of the resurrection as it relates to the topic of besetting sins?”“Is it important that Adam was a historical figure? If so, why?”“Each of y'all's simple tips for studying scripture on your own.”“Historically God has always had masculine pronouns but recently I've noticed gender-neutral pronouns are being used more often (particularly in scholarly writings). Is our understanding of God as masculine or gender-neutral an important aspect of our relationship with God? How does that impact our view of men and women being made in the image of God?”“When reading Acts, it seems like the apostles go out of their way to lay hands on new converts and ensure they are specifically filled/baptized with the Holy Spirit in a way that causes them to prophecy, speak in tongues, etc. This seems like an additional step, not synonymous with water baptism. The apostles didn't seem to think that we are filled upon conversion, but rather manually through specific prayer. As believers today, are we missing something? Should we be doing this after we baptize someone? Am I lacking the Spirit if I haven't been converted with this procedure?”“In Isaiah 9:6 Jesus Christ, the Son is referred to both as Son and as Everlasting Father...How does this work out in the Trinitarian community? Is there a lending of their titles? ‘For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.'”“In the OT, the Angel of the Lord is often a Christophany. In Matthew 1:20 is this also a Christophany?““How should Protestants read the early fathers if their leanings are more Catholic (the church)?  Should we ignore their beliefs on Mary or communion?”“References are made to the gift of tongues throughout the NT. There seem to be two types, one of which is speaking a known language, and the other which is a bit less clear - some sort of tongues of angels or heavenly language. Paul says in Corinthians not to forbid tongues. Why is this not commonly exercised in our circles? Are we missing out on some sort of joyous fellowship with the Spirit by not pursuing this, at least in personal prayer, if not in community with other saints?”“Can you give a run through of some of the differences between dispensationalism and covenant theology. Are they in direct conflict with one another or can they be harmonized?”“Lately I've had real difficulty accepting an impassible view of God, especially when considering the suffering of Jesus on the cross. It is hard for me to think that the Father, so intimately united with the Son, did not also suffer out of compassion for him. Did God feel nothing as he watched his son die? The last thing I gather from the incarnation/crucifixion is that the Father is apathetic, so my understanding of impassibility must be off. But I don't understand how God who is capable of love could be incapable of suffering or emotion, and I would love to hear y'all's thoughts.”“Per Scripture, is baptism presented as being a part of salvation? Or, put another way, is baptism when your sins are forgiven?”“Thanks for the JL Packer essay - Early in the essay Packer defines "Unconditional election" as God's free, sovereign, unconditional choice for sinners, as sinners to be redeemed.  He then goes on to define "Limited atonement" as "The redeeming work of Christ had as its end and goal the salvation of the elect."  Is there any easy way to understand how this can be a free choice for sinners and yet you are also elect?”“What advice would you give your 25-year-old self or a 25-year old Patron with a desire to pastor?““What would your recommendation be regarding the use of outside curriculum in your church classes/studies? How would you balance using outside resources as opposed to training up your own teachers and developing your own materials?”“Why does it say in Romans 5:15 “many” died by the trespass of [Adam], versus everyone/all? Don't we all experience death and it's only through faith & allegiance to Christ that we can be born and experience true life again? Interestingly, almost all main translations have “the many.”“What book of the Bible do you think you've read/reread the most and what is it about that book that keeps drawing you back?”“Do you all reject or affirm the concept of “autotheos”? Currently reading Arminian Theology by Roger Olson in order to have a more well rounded understanding.”Where do you think the line is for having a proper place of spiritual authority?“I am wondering all y'all's thoughts on the movement of evangelicals to embrace "Torah Observance" and return to keeping the OT law. In discussing this with a friend who is being drawn to this new (old) way of life, my thoughts have been on Paul's comments about the Law in Romans. She brought up 2 Peter 3:16-17 and Peter's comments about Paul's teaching being misunderstood and misapplied leading to "lawlessness." I'd love to hear your thoughts! ““If we are continually be interceded for by God the Son (Jesus), are those who were spoken to by God in the Old Testament being spoken to from God the Son, or God the Father? The New Testament seems to suggest that we only have access to the Father through the Son, but I often hear people talk about God's words spoken to the prophets as coming from God the Father. How should we think about the trinitys function in the Old Testament, specifically concerning God speaking to men?“What recommendations or resources can you suggest to help women who want to grow their skills leading small group discussion?Helpful Definitions:Eternally Begotten: The Son's unique attribute in relation to the Father and the Spirit: the Son is sourced in the Father, but there was never a time when the Son began. All things are from the Father, through the Son and by the Spirit.Eternally Unbegotten: The Father is without origin (never been born, made, or created) and He is the fount of divinity.Archetypal Knowledge: Knowledge of God that God himself only possesses; true and full.Ectypal Knowledge: Our knowledge of God is true but not full because of our finitude.Chiasm: Is a literary technique that has bookend statements that work their way inward.Christophany: An appearance of the Son of God before the incarnation.The resurrection power of Christ means that we have been delivered from the penalty of sin. The resurrection power of Christ means that we are currently being delivered from sin's power and the resurrection power of Christ means one day we will be delivered from sin's presence.Autotheos: Self existence of God.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Revelation 21:22-25, 1 John 1:5, Genesis 2:3, Genesis 3:24, 1 John 2:1, Isaiah 9:6, John 10:30, Matthew 1:20, Romans 5:15, John 13-17, Hebrews 1, John 15:26patreon.com/knowingfaithThe Bible Project“A Case for Amillennialism” by Kim Riddlebarger“Postmillennialism” By Keith A. MathisonKnowing Faith Acts Episodes“Kingdom Through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants” by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum“God's Kingdom through God's Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology” by Peter J. Gentry and Stephen J. Wellum“The New “New Orthodoxy”: Only The Impassable God Can Help” by Wesley Hill“The Impassable God of the Bible: Replying to Some Objections” by Wesley HillJ. I. Packer's Famous Essay on Christ's Death“Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son” by Tyler R. Wittman“Iron Sharpens Iron: Leading Bible–Oriented Small Groups that Thrive” by Orlando SaerAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #132 – Season 7 Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 47:25

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley answer questions from listeners.Questions Covered in This Episode:“Jen, I have heard you at least twice talk about situations where it's ok to lie → I think you used the phrase “truth to whom truth is due” → How does that fit with scriptures' admonitions against lying? You guys are some of the best bible teachers I know so obviously you're not saying to just lie whenever. Please help! Thanks Jen for all the work you do keeping JT and Kyle in line and on track!”“What do you think of the conversations about how we should not refer to ourselves as sinners once we're saved?”Who is having this argument?“JT, if God knew his plan of unconditional election would send the majority of people he created to hell, why did he create man at all?”“What's your best marriage advice?”What do you think of the idea of dating your spouse?“Thoughts on Christians reading apocryphal documents?”“What is your favorite book that you read in 2021, and what books are you reading now?”“How should believers regard secular art/entertainment with obviously biblical themes? I watched Dune this weekend and found it to have a lot of biblical themes. Are all works of art/entertainment just outworkings of the ultimate story of the bible?”“How would you clearly define the gospel?”“My six year old wants to know if we will see the Holy Spirit in heaven?”“JT, what was the title of your PhD thesis and can you summarize it in a few sentences?”“What's the difference between women teaching in the church and pastoring?”“The concept of predestination is really confusing. Could you explain its basic tenets?”“What's your favorite thing about being in ministry?”Best books on church planting?Helpful Definitions:Sinner: One who is separated from God, alienated, fundamentally unrighteous, and in Adam or under the federal headship of Adam.Apocryphal Documents: Noncanonical documents (or books) that are related to the history of stories you might find in the Bible, adjacently, directly or indirectly, that speak to some of the issues of the Jewish people. For example: the intertestamental period, 1 & 2 Maccabees.The Gospel: Life, death, burial, resurrection, and ascension of Christ mean that I am free from sin's penalty, I am being freed from sin's power, and I will one day be free from sin's presence.Predestination: God chose a people for himself (Romans 9, Genesis 12) so that he might receive glory among all peoples, all nations, all tribes, forever.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Exodus 1:15-22, Hebrews 10:14, Romans 9:19-23, John 3:16, 1 Timothy 3 , Titus 1, Genesis 12“Grant” by Ron Chernow“Band of Brothers” HBO Series“Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close” by Jonathan Safran Foer“Jesus and John Wayne” by Kristin Kobes Du Mez“The Lymond Chronicles” by Dorothy Dunnentt“The Red Rising Series” by Pierce Brown“Live No Lies” by John Mark Comer“Band of Brothers” by Stephen E. Ambrose“Dune”“The Stories We Tell” by Mike CosperThe West Wing Series“Planting Missional Churches” by Ed Stetzer“Center Church” by Tim Keller“Deep Discipleship” by JT English“Sojourners and Strangers” by Gregg R. Allison“The Church” by Mark DeverApple podcast review! patreon.com/knowingfaithAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #131 – The Crescendo

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 32:47

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on the book of Romans by looking at Romans 8:31-39.Questions Covered in This Episode:We get another one of those rhetorical questions, “What then shall we say to these things?” (V. 31)“If God is for us, who can be against us?” (V. 31)The Father has sent the Son, what do you believe he is going to hold back that is more precious than Jesus? (V. 32)“Who shall bring any charge against God's elect?” (V. 33)“Who is to condemn? “ (V. 34)“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (V. 35) Where does V. 36 come from?How should we treat the phrase, “more than conquerors?” (V. 37)How do you feel finishing up this season?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 8:31-39, 2 Corinthians 1:20, Ephesians 1:4, Psalm 44:22, Romans 11:33-36Knowing Faith Romans EpisodesKnowing Faith Romans ResourcesKnowing Faith Apostles Creed EpisodesAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: Why Southern Seminary with Dr. JT English

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 8:15

    Kyle Worley is joined by JT English to answer the question they get asked all the time: Why did you choose Southern Seminary?Questions Covered in This Episode:Why did you choose Southern Seminary?What kind of graduates are they producing?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Southern Baptist Theological Seminarysbts.edu/exploreKnowing Faith After The Fact EpisodesAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:After the Fact is brought to you by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you think now might be the time to pursue more theological training, log onto SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE. This online diagnostic tool considers the theological training you have now, factors-in what more you want to accomplish, and explores the Southern Seminary degrees will prepare you to do even more! Whether you're exploring the idea of theological training, or you feel called to full-time ministry, you can get personalized guidance at SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #130 – The Spirit and Our Waiting with Dr. Jarvis Williams

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 30:36

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr Jarvis Williams to look at Romans 8:18-28 and discuss suffering and our ultimate hope.Questions Covered in This Episode:What are the sufferings that Paul has in mind here?Creation is personified here as something that is waiting and groaning, is that strange to hear about something non-personal in personal terms like that? (v. 19, 22)What is the “revealing of the sons of God?”But it's not just creation, it's also we ourselves who are growing as we wait for adoption? But haven't we already been adopted? (Rom. 8:15-18)The Spirit helps us by interceding with “groanings too deep for words,” what does Paul have in mind here?Discuss why Romans 8:28 is better in its context.What is our hope?Helpful Definitions:Sufferings: The normal rhythms that all human beings experience in this present evil age that are the result of the fall and the curse that Jesus has come to deliver us and the creation from. (Could be persecution for our faith, cancer, poverty, etc.)Guest Bio:Dr. Jarvis Williams is Associate Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the SBTS. He has published numerous books including Christ Redeemed us from the Curse of the Law, a commentary on Galatians, and the recently released Redemptive Kingdom Diversity: A Biblical Theology of the People of God, and has commentary with IVP coming out on Romans.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 8:18-28, Romans 5:1-5, Romans 8:35,38, Psalm 44:22, Exodus 2:23-25, Exodus 6:5, Romans 6, Romans 1:17-18, Romans 3:21-4:25, Romans 5:1, Ephesians 1:13“Redemptive Kingdom Diversity” by Jarvis WilliamsKnowing Faith Episode #129 – Freedom In ChristKnowing Faith Episode #128 – The Internal Struggle with Dr. Tom SchreinerAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: Is Seminary Right For Me with Dr. JT English

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 7:28

    After The Fact: Is Seminary Right For Me with Dr. JT EnglishKyle Worley is joined by JT English to answer the question they get asked all the time: Is seminary right for me?Questions Covered in This Episode:Is seminary right for me?What are you interested in studying?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Southern Baptist Theological Seminarysbts.edu/exploreAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:After the Fact is brought to you by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you think now might be the time to pursue more theological training, log onto SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE. This online diagnostic tool considers the theological training you have now, factors-in what more you want to accomplish, and explores the Southern Seminary degrees will prepare you to do even more! Whether you're exploring the idea of theological training, or you feel called to full-time ministry, you can get personalized guidance at SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #129 – Freedom In Christ

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 41:09

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Union with Christ, Trinitarianism, and Romans 8:1-18Questions Covered in This Episode:What is the “therefore” there for?“In Christ Jesus”How am I declared righteous?How do we reconcile the way that Spirit of Christ and Spirit in Christ are used? (V. 9)How do we understand the Spirit of Christ also being the Spirit of the Father?How is what Paul is saying here different from gnosticism? (V. 5-8, 12-18)Is the doctrine of Union with Christ that we are in Christ or that He is in us? (V. 9-10)Discuss the doctrine of adoption.Helpful Definitions:Existentially: In our lived experience of the world.Union with Christ: God invites us to live in His home, and His home is Jesus. That is how we make our home with God, we enter into home with God in Jesus. The Spirit of God is the invitation to come into the home, the home is the Son of God Jesus Christ, and it is full of all the good things the Father has for His family and His children.Divine Adoption: Playing out relationally of the concept of Union with Christ. You have a child relationship to the Father by virtue of the ontological relationship the Son has with the Father. What He possesses by right He gives to us by grace. What He has by nature He gives to us by adoption. That is the saving benefit of Union with Christ, everything that the Son has by nature and by right, He gives over to us in grace.Spirit of Christ: The Holy SpiritResources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 8:1-18, Ephesians 1:4, Jeremiah 31:33, Ephesian 2:6, Galatians 3:3“Union with Christ With Kyle Worley” Journeywomen PodcastAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #128 – The Internal Struggle with Dr. Tom Schreiner

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 36:50

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr. Tom Schreiner to continue their discussion on the book of Romans by looking at chapter 7.Questions Covered in This Episode:As we enter Romans 7, where is Paul in his line of argumentation?Is there a reason why Paul uses this illustration (V. 1-4)?What is the dynamic of law and Spirit in V. 4-6?What does Paul mean by “law”? What law have we been released from?What does he mean in V. 7?Hold on: Is the law good or bad?Can the law serve as a tutor into the ways of God but under sin it is merely a tyrant?When we get to V. 14 and following, let's ask the big question: Who is narrating this? Is this pre or post salvation Paul?Helpful Definitions:Prophetic function of the law: The law points us to Christ.Convicting function of the law: The law convicts or exposes our sin.Guest Bio:Dr. Tom Schreiner is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of many books including but not limited to: The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law, Interpreting the Pauline Epistles, Paul: Apostle of God's Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology, and the Baker Exegetical Commentary on Romans.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 7:21-25, Jeremiah 31, Ezekiel 36, Romans 2:28-29, 2 Corinthians 3:6, Romans 5:13, Romans 6:12“Romans (Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament)” by Thomas SchreinerAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #127 – Slaves to Righteousness

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 24:41

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Romans 6:15-23 and being a slave to righteousness.Questions Covered in This Episode:Paul seems to suggest that everyone is a slave, it's just a question of what? How does this call us back to Paul's self identification at the beginning of the letter?“Obedient from the heart?”What does Paul mean in V.19?V. 20 seems wrong, doesn't it? What does Paul mean here?The beauty of Romans 6:23 - A one sentence gospel summary. How does this verse function in the text?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 6:15-23Knowing Faith Episode #126 – The New LifeAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    Training The Church Cohort

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 17, 2021 30:30

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley believe that the primary context for discipleship is the local church. In this episode they discuss how that is foundational to the Training the Church cohort. If you are interested in applying visit our website.Questions Covered in This Episode:What is the history around the Training the Church cohort?Participants from the Training the Church cohort share about their experience.Are you just going to tell me to copy and paste what you did?What are some of the principles that you feel like have a huge impact on people when they consider them?Cohort Participants: What was the reason you joined the cohort?What actually is the cohort?What are some examples of sessions?What is your favorite session to teach?Cohort Participants: What was the most impactful part of the cohort?What kind of people participate in this cohort?If I want to do this, what are my next steps?Cohort Participants: Who would you recommend this cohort to? Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Training the Church CohortAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: How Does Paul Use The Psalms in Romans 15 with Dr. Jim Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 10:47

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Jim Hamilton to discuss Romans 15:3, where we hear Paul make mention of Christ in a way that calls our attention back to Psalm 69.Questions Covered in This Episode:In Romans 15:3 we hear Paul make mention of Christ in a way that calls our attention back to Psalm 69. Could you shed some light on what's happening here?How should we understand this to work mechanically? Is Paul going back into Psalm 69 and is he uncovering something there that could not be ascertained apart from the work of illumination and inspiration? Or is what he is doing congruent with the work of illumination?Guest Bio:Dr. Jim Hamilton is Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including but not limited to: What is Biblical Theology?, The Bible's Big Story: Salvation History for Kids, and the recently released two volume commentary on the Psalms from Lexham Press and the forthcoming Typology: Understanding the Bible's Promise Shaped Patterns. He also serves as the senior pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 15:3, Psalm 69, Romans 14-15, Philippians 2:7-8, Matthew 2:15, Hosea 11:1, Hosea 10:15, Exodus 4:22-23Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:After the Fact is brought to you by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you want to study with incredible professors like Dr. Jim Hamilton, head over to SBTS.edu and discover why Southern Seminary is Trusted for Truth.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #126 – The New Life with Courtney Doctor

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 35:16

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by author, Bible teacher, conference, and retreat speaker Courtney Doctor. Together they discuss Romans 6:1-14 and union with Christ.Questions Covered in This Episode:Paul's use of rhetorical questions to advance his argument: “What shall we say then?” Why would Paul ask and answer this question at this point?Should we understand this to mean that if you are a Christian you can't sin and if you sin you couldn't possibly be a Christian?What does it mean to be “baptized into Christ Jesus?”What is the doctrine of union with Christ?How is this tied to the actual historical events of Christ?How do we consider ourselves “dead to sin?”Helpful Definitions:Union with Christ: When we are in Christ, all that he has done, all that he has accomplished; those become ours too. It is our salvation; he saves us by uniting us to himself in a way that what has happened to him; his death, his burial, his resurrection, his victory over sin, it is in Christ that those are ours.Historio Saludis: History of salvation accomplished.Ordo Saludis: Salvation accomplished and applied.Guest Bio:Courtney Doctor is an author, Bible teacher, frequent conference and retreat speaker, and periodic blogger. She received an MDiv from Covenant Theological Seminary in 2013 and is the author of From Garden to Glory: A Bible Study on the Bible's Story; Steadfast: A Devotional Bible Study on the Book of James); and In View of God's Mercies: The Gift of the Gospel in Romans (coming soon). She currently serves as the Coordinator of Women's Initiatives for The Gospel Coalition. Her greatest desire in all of this is to be able to faithfully study, apply, and teach the word of God and help others to do the same. God has blessed Courtney and her husband, Craig, with four wonderful children, as well as two amazing daughters-in-law, and five sweet grandchildren.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 6:1-14, Romans 5:20, Romans 3:8, Romans 7, Matthew 3:11, John 3:1-2, Romans 12:1-2“In View of God's Mercies: The Gift of the Gospel in Romans” by Courtney DoctorTGC Women's ConferenceAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: Why The Blood with Dr. Brian Vickers

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 7:25

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Brian Vickers to discuss Romans 5:9 and answer the question: Why the blood?Questions Covered in This Episode:Romans 5:9 says, “Since therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.” Here is the question: Why the blood?Propitiation 101.Why was blood necessary for the forgiveness of sins?Helpful Definitions:Propitiation: Christ's atoning sacrifice as our substitute, Christ is both the sacrifice and the place of sacrifice. It is through that particular sacrifice that God's just wrath against sin is addressed and is averted by Christ's death for us.Guest Bio:Dr. Vickers is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of Jesus' Blood and Righteousness: Paul's Theology of Imputation, Justification by Faith: Finding Freedom from Legalism, Lawlessness, Pride, and Despair, and most recently the ESV Expository Commentary on Acts. He also serves as assistant editor of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 5:9, Romans 5:1, Romans 4, Romans 3:25, Romans 1:18-3:18, Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:After the Fact is brought to you by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you want to study with incredible professors like Dr. Vickers, head over to SBTS.edu and discover why Southern Seminary is Trusted for Truth.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #125 – In Adam or In Christ?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 42:30

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley look at Romans 5:12-21 and discuss the Adam-Christ Typology. Questions Covered in This Episode:Is Paul saying that the world is broken because one person sinned?Is Paul saying Adam sinned, I sinned, or we all sinned? Isn't that unfair: That Adam's sin is counted as our sin?What does it mean that sin is not counted where there is no law?Who is Adam a type of?How is the free gift different from the trespass?There is lots of “reigning” language in this passage isn't there?“So one act of righteousness leads to justification and life for all men.” (V. 18) Does this mean that all of humanity is gifted justification?How would you paraphrase this phrase: “Now the law came in to increase the trespass”?Helpful Definitions:Federal Headship: There are two humanities, those in Adam and those in Christ. You are either represented by Adam and his sinfulness or by Christ and his righteousness.Christology: Doctrine of ChristTypology: A shadow/picture of what is to come.Adam-Christ Typology: In Adam we see a shadow of the ultimate picture of fulfillment we see in Christ.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 5:12-21, 1 Corinthians 15, Genesis 1:26-28, Colossians 1:15-16, John 1:17“Calvin: Institutes of the Christian Religion” by John CalvinJ. I. Packer's Famous Essay on Christ's DeathKnowing Faith Episode #121 – The Righteousness of God“His Mercy Is More” by Matt Boswell & Matt PapaAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: Mystical Union and Romans 6 with Dr. Stephen Yuille

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 8:04

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Stephen Yuille to answer the question: What is mystical union and how is it at play in Romans 6:1-11?Questions Covered in This Episode:What is mystical union and how is it at play in Romans 6:1-11?In what way am I united to Jesus in death and resurrection?Is our union with Christ affected at baptism?Helpful Definitions:Mystical Union with Christ: What it means for Christ to baptize us with the Holy Spirit into His body, whereby we become one with Christ. Puritans like to describe it as an indissoluble union whereby we are one with Christ in God's estimation.Guest Bio:Dr. Yuille is Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including but not limited to: William Perkins: Architect of Puritanism, A Hope Deferred: The Blessings of Adoption, and The Inner Sanctum of Puritan Piety: John Flavel's Doctrine of Mystical Union with Christ.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 6:1-11Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:After the Fact is brought to you by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you want to study with incredible professors like Dr. Yuille, head over to SBTS.edu and discover why Southern Seminary is Trusted for Truth.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #124 – Justified by Faith

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 32:57

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley look at Romans 5:1-11 and discuss justification by faith. Questions Covered in This Episode:What is justification?What does it mean to be justified “by faith?”Why is peace with God a benefit to justification?What does it mean to “rejoice in hope of the glory of God?”Rejoicing in our sufferings (V. 3-5)?Has there been a season of life that you walked through suffering and what did it produce in you?Is there a more beautiful verse than Romans 5:6?What is Paul trying to do in V. 7-11?What is the kind of person Christ died for?Discuss the phrase “shall we be saved.” Am I saved or will I be saved?Helpful Definitions:Justification: To have God's righteousness accounted to us. Because of what Jesus has done on the cross our sin was accounted to him and His righteousness is accounted to us.Imputation: Jesus's righteousness has been imputed (or given, or granted) to us through our faith in His Lordship.Faith: Being able to say and confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Includes giving your whole self away to Jesus as King. The instrument of our salvation. Faith receives everything from the work of Christ and contributes nothing to it. A gift that God gives so that we can receive more of God's gifts, namely, the grace of salvation. Faith does not actualize something, it is a belief in something that has already been actualized. Our agreement, our affections, and our allegiance.When we are justified by the blood of Christ, we are saved from sin's penalty. As we are being sanctified, we are being saved from sin's power. When we are glorified, we are finally and fully saved from sin's presence.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 5:1-11, Romans 1:16-17, Romans 3:11Knowing Faith Romans EpisodesStoryline Church Romans Sermon SeriesMosaic Church Romans Sermon SeriesThe Village Church Institute Romans Bible StudyKnowing Faith Episode #117 – The Righteous Shall Live By FaithAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Explore the Southern Seminary degrees designed to equip you to do even more to advance the cause of Christ and His Kingdom: SBTS.EDU/EXPLORE.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: Paul and Irenaus with Dr. Stephen Presley

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 4:41

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Stephen Presley to answer the question what did Irenaeus have to say about Paul's Christology?Questions Covered in This Episode:Why should I care about what Irenaeus has to say about Paul? What did Irenaeus have to say about Paul's Christology?Helpful Definitions:Adam Christ Typology: Understood through the lens of Doctrine of Recapitulation.Doctrine of Recapitulation: All things are summed up in Christ. There is a unity to the entire divine economy that is found in the person and work of Christ. Christ is seen as the new Adam who succeeds where Adam failed. Not only is it just about one particular moment of salvation history but Christ sums up in himself all things, renews and restores creation, and restores humanity in the image and likeness of God.Guest Bio:Dr. Presley is Associate Professor of Church History and the Director of Research Doctoral Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and has written widely on the subject of early Christianity with a particular emphasis on Irenaeus.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 5:12-19, 1 Corinthians 15:21-22, Ephesians 1:10Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:After the Fact is brought to you by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you want to study with incredible professors like Dr. Presley, head over to SBTS.edu and discover why Southern Seminary is Trusted for Truth.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #123 – The Symbols of Salvation

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 37:44

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue in the book of Romans and discuss Romans 4:9-25.Questions Covered in This Episode:What role did circumcision play among Jews and Gentiles?Why would it matter when Abraham's faith was counted to him as righteousness?What were the signs and symbols of salvation in the OT?Not merely circumcised, but walk in the “footsteps of the faith…?”Abraham was counted righteous before circumcision, why is that significant?“Where there is no law there is no transgression,” what does that mean (V. 14)?Is Romans 4:20 a lie?“Raised for our justification” is an interesting phrase (V. 25)?Helpful Definitions:Hilastérion (ἱλαστήριον): Greek word for propitiation.Session: What Jesus is currently doing.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 4:9-25, Genesis 11-25, Romans 3:24-25, Hebrews 10:11-14Knowing Faith Romans EpisodesKnowing Faith Episode #117 – The Righteous Shall Live By FaithKnowing Faith Genesis Episodes“Ten Words to Live” by Jen Wilkin“Resurrection and Redemption” by Richard GaffinAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Boyce College Preview Day on October 21-22. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Boyce will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: Is the Gospel of Christ Different From Paul's Gospel with Dr. Jonathan Pennington

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 8:46

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Jonathan Pennington to answer the question is Paul's gospel different from Christ's gospel?Questions Covered in This Episode:Is Paul's gospel different from Christ's gospel?I wonder if the gap that we feel between the content of Paul's gospel and the content of Christ's gospel is exacerbated by the differences of genre?Helpful Definitions:The gospel message: Is the message that God is coming into the world to restore his reign upon the earth and to bing flourishing and shalom to the whole earth, and that only comes through Jesus Christ who is king.Guest Bio:Dr. Pennington is Professor of New Testament at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the pastor of spiritual formation at Sojourn East Church in Louisville. He is also the author of several books, including but not limited to: Reading the Gospels Wisely, The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing, Jesus the Great Philosopher, and Small Preaching: 25 Little Things you Can Do now To Make you a Better Preacher. Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Acts 28:30-31, Romans 14:17Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:After the Fact is brought to you by the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. If you want to study with incredible professors like Dr. Pennington, head over to SBTS.edu and discover why Southern Seminary is Trusted for Truth.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #122 – Father Abraham

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 29:41

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion in the book of Romans by looking at Romans 4:1-8.Questions Covered in This Episode:So the church hears that everyone is broken and everyone has fallen short and Paul predicts the question from the Jewish Christians: What about Abraham?What role did Abraham play in Israel's story? Why invoke his name here?Paul pulls Abraham into the justification question: Why?What did Abraham believe? (V.3)Let's talk about the fundamental difference between faith and works. Talk about “gift” language...Then we get a David name drop (V.6): What was David's significance in Israel's story? Why is invoking his name a big deal?Helpful Definitions:Unmerited Gift: You cannot earn it, undeserved, or incongruent: doesn't line up with what you have done, its disproportionate. Once we have received this grace that we do not deserve and we cannot earn it's supposed to have an impact on us. Its unconditional but not without hope for impact or reciprocity.Unconditional Gift: A gift given without any conditions.Righteous -> Blessed: To have one's lawless deeds forgiven, sins covered, and that the Lord will not count your sin against you.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 4:1-8, Genesis 15:6, Romans 5:1, Romans 6:1-2, Galatians 3:3-9, Matthew 20:1-16, Psalm 32:1-2, Psalm 130:3Knowing Faith Romans EpisodesKnowing Faith Michael Kruger EpisodesAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Boyce College Preview Day on October 21-22. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Boyce will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: Luther and the Righteousness of God with Dr. Gregg Allison

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 7:06

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Gregg Allison to answer the question, did Martin Luther have anything to say about the righteousness of God in Romans?Questions Covered in This Episode:Did Martin Luther have anything to say about the righteousness of God in Romans?Outside of the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit, was there anything that was happening at a linguistic or a theological level in Luther's understanding of the concept that was the key to that discovery? How did that change happen?Helpful Definitions:Justice of God: God's wrath and condemnation towards sinners.Righteousness of God: A gift that God gives to sinners who repent, confess Christ, turn to Christ through the gospel. A gift of perfect standing before God. God's gift of the righteousness of Christ by which we can stand before him.Justification: Divine declaration. We are no longer condemned or guilty, we are forgiven of our sins and the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ is attributed to us. So God when he sees us, sees us clothed in the perfect righteousness of Jesus Christ. The Sweet Exchange: Our sin is imputed to Christ, Christ's righteousness is imputed to us.Guest Bio:Dr. Gregg Allison is a professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary. Prior to joining the faculty of Southern, Dr. Allison was a professor at Western Seminary, and prior to that He served with campus crusade for Christ for 18 years, was a missionary in Italy and Switzerland. Dr. Allison is the author of numerous books including: Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church, and Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment. On top of writing and teaching, Dr. Allison serves as a pastor at Sojourn Community Church East in Louisville, KY.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 1:17Knowing Faith Dr. Gregg Allison EpisodesAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Southern Seminary Preview Day on October 15. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Southern will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #121 – The Righteousness of God

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 41:59

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr. Michael Kruger to look at Romans 3:21-31 and discuss the righteousness of God.Questions Covered in This Episode:Dr. Kruger: How significant is the idea of the “righteousness of God” and can you give us a sense of its importance in current NT scholarship?If you were teaching and preaching this, is it possible to say yes to both meanings of the righteousness of God?What is the difference between what the reformers would have said about Paul and the new perspective?Who would be the names that our listeners might know that hold the new perspective on Paul?What does Paul mean that “the ROG has been manifested apart from the law?”What does it mean to fall short of the glory of God?What is this word “propitiation?”Divine forbearance - passing over former sins?What is the “law of faith?”V. 31, what law is Paul talking about here?Dr. Kruger: What commentaries on Romans have you found helpful?Helpful Definitions:Greek Genitive: Denotes possession or ownership.Righteousness of God: δικαιοσύνη Θεοῦ (dikaiosynē Theou)A. Is God righteous? God's righteousness on display, His character being upheld, Is He faithful to His covenant?B. Is this something that God is giving? Is there a righteous status you can receive from Him?Propitiation: Implying it to Jesus. To satisfy (soak up) all the wrath of God. In terms of what Christ has done, He has fully paid a price in such a way that all of God's wrath has been fully absorbed by what Christ has done so that there is none left for you.Law of works: Mosaic law keeping as a means to be justified.Law of faith: You achieve a righteous status not by works but by trusting in Christ.Guest Bio:Michael Kruger is president and professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina. Dr. Kruger received his B.S. from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, his M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary in California and his Ph.D at the University of Edinburgh. Dr. Kruger has served in leadership capacities for the Evangelical Theological Society and has been a visiting scholar at both St. Edmund's College and the Tyndale House at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of many books, including but not limited to: Canon Revisited, A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament, and the Heresy of Orthodoxy. In addition to his many academic accomplishments, Dr. Kruger serves as a Pastor in the Presbyterian Church in America and is married to Melissa - who is a popular author and women's minister. Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 3:21-31, Romans 1:16-17Knowing Faith Episode #19 - Can You Trust Your Bible with Dr. Michael Kruger“Canon Revisited” by Michael KrugerKnowing Faith Romans Episodes“Paul and Palestinian Judaism” E.P. SandersMartyn Lloyd Jones RomansRomans 1Romans 2Romans 3:20-4:35Romans 5Romans 6Romans 7:1-8:4Romans 8:5-17Romans 8:17-39Romans 9Romans 10Romans 11Romans 12Romans 13Romans 14Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Southern Seminary Preview Day on October 15. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Southern will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    The Family Discipleship Podcast – In The Wilkin Home with Jen Wilkin

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 31:58

    This bonus episode is from our recently released sister podcast, The Family Discipleship Podcast. The hosts; Adam Griffin, Cassie Bryant, and Chelsea Griffin, interview their friend and our very own Jen Wilkin about family discipleship in the Wilkin home. Questions Covered in This Episode:Who is Jen the mom? What is the Wilkin family like?What is it like for your family now entering into grandparent phase?What kind of intentionality went into being available to your kids to talk about hard things?None of us are perfect parents. Can you think of a time that things did not go “according to plan” in the Wilkin home?What was some of the best wisdom you received from someone else about leading your family spiritually?How did the attributes of God come up for you in conversations with your kids?If you could go back to when your first child was born and give yourself one piece of advice about the Wilkin family's spiritual life, what would you say?Did y'all have formal time in the word together? Was everyone on their own? How did it change as your kids got older?What are the prayers you prayed for your kids that you saw the Lord answer?What role has the church played in coming alongside your family as you've discipled them?Is there any scripture that you or your family can point to that has been a guide to you in how you've led your home?What are the prayers you have for your kids right now?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:The Family Discipleship PodcastFollow them on Instagram, Facebook, & Twitter“Family Discipleship” by Adam Griffin and Matt Chandler“Women of the Word” by Jen Wilkin“Ten Words to Live” by Jen Wilkin“In His Image” by Jen Wilkin“None Like Him” by Jen WilkinThe Shema: Deuteronomy 6:4-9Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Southern Seminary Preview Day on October 15. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Southern will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #120 – A Massive Problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 38:33

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion in the book of Romans by looking at Romans 3:1-20.Questions Covered in This Episode:Why does Paul open up with this question?What advantage did the Jews have?Does God keep his promises?If you were to summarize verses 1-8 in a few sentences how would you say it?But hold on, Jews aren't better than the Greeks just because of this advantage (V. 9)?The bad bad news (Rom. 3:10-18)...where does this come from?Is this true of us? Or just the Jews and Gentiles Paul is addressing? Is it true of Christians before salvation or after salvation or both?Let's talk about total depravity and the doctrine of sin. Who is the audience of the letter?How do you see value as those who are in Christ on reflecting on our fallen state apart from Christ? How does that keep us in the fear of the Lord?Helpful Definitions:Total depravity: Unable and unwilling to choose righteousness.Posse peccare, posse non peccare: Able to sin, able not to sin.Non posse non peccare: Not able not to sin.Posse non peccare: Able not to sin.Non posse peccare: Unable to sin.Functional atheist: One who professes the fear of the Lord and lives as if he has none. Making excuses for himself because his actual reference point is human instead of divine but still is doing a lot of religious activity.Anthropology: What does it mean to be human?Hamartiology: What is the doctrine of sin?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 3:1-20, James 2:1-13, Romans 7:22-23“Romans 1-8” by C. E. B. Cranfield“Romans” by Tom SchreinerAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Southern Seminary Preview Day on October 15. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Southern will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #119 – Judgment and Law

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 48:41

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss judgement as they dive into Romans chapter 2. Questions Covered in This Episode:When we see “therefore” in a text what should we ask?Why is there a judgment problem in the church in Rome?What is a contemporary mirror of this today?What is our motivation to avoid sinful judgment?What does “He will render to each one according to his works” mean (V. 6)?What is a practical way we do this today?Let's talk about verses 12-16...Why is judgment foolish?Let's discuss V. 25-29...What does Paul mean by “works of the law”?How do we do that today? What are the spiritual badges that we wear that we think make us right before God but that are actually not sanctified obedience?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 2, Romans 1, 3, James 1:22-25, Joshua 2Knowing Faith Romans Episodes“Ten Words to Live By” by Jen WilkinAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Southern Seminary Preview Day on October 15. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Southern will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #118 – Idolatry, Identity, Immorality

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 55:13

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss idolatry, identity, and immorality as they dive into Romans 1:18-32.Questions Covered in This Episode:What story is being told in this passage?What is natural revelation (V. 19-20)?Does natural revelation give sufficient knowledge of God for salvation?Once we know Christ, do we begin to see God more in creation?Why all this talk of the “wrath of God?”Is idolatry still a problem?What does the phrase “God gave them up” indicate (V. 24, 26, 28)?What's the core issue in this passage? What's the defining transgression?And what kind of behavior does this lead to?What are marks of the “debased mind” of V. 28?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 1:18-32, Colossians 1:15, Hebrews 1, 2 Timothy 3:16, Psalm 19:1, Genesis 1, 1 Corinthians 15, Isaiah 44:12-20Knowing Faith Episode #117 – The Righteous Shall Live By Faith“Institutes” by John Calvin“Confessions” by Saint AugustineAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Helpful Definitions:Natural Revelation: God makes himself known through creation.Special Revelation: God makes himself known through Christ and through Scripture.Wrathful: God hates all unrighteousness.Apokalyptetai (ἀποκαλύπτεται): Revealed.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Southern Seminary Preview Day on October 15. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Southern will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #117 – The Righteous Shall Live By Faith

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 45:09

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue in the book of Romans by discussing Romans 1:16-17.Questions Covered in This Episode:What's a thesis statement? Do you think this is it for the letter?What is the gospel?Why does he say “I am not ashamed of the Gospel?”How is the gospel the “power of God for salvation?”What is salvation?Why does Paul say to the Jew first and also to the Greek? Why not just stick with everyone, why this prioritization?What is belief?What does the phrase “righteousness of God” mean?What is faith and is it different from belief?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 1:16-17, Romans 1:1, 1 Corinthians 1:18, 2 Timothy 4:6, Hebrews 11:1, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Knowing Faith Episode #116 – Murder Turned Missionary“The Letter to the Romans (New International Commentary on the New Testament)” by Doug MooBiblehub.comHelpful Definitions:The Gospel: Promised beforehand through profits, the Holy Scriptures, concerning the Son of David, concerning the Son of God. The gospel is centered around the person and work of Jesus Christ, who God is and what God is doing through Jesus, in order to liberate, save, and reconcile a people to himself for His glory.ἐπαισχύνομαι (epaischynomai): to be ashamed (of). Carries a connotation of physical suffering.Effectual Call of Salvation: God the Father sends the Son, God the Son accomplishes salvation for us on the cross, and God the Holy Spirit effects and applies that gospel into our lives.Salvation: Always of spiritual deliverance for everyone who believes.Belief or Faith: Being able to say and confess Jesus Christ is Lord. Includes giving your whole self away to Jesus as King. Faith is not what makes salvation actual, what Jesus did on the cross and in the resurrection is what makes salvation actual. Belief or Faith: Our agreement, our affections, and our allegiance.Righteousness of God: 3 potential prosectivesThe righteous standing that God gives in Jesus. God's gracious source of salvation for in it the righteousness of God is revealed. Related to justification. God declares us right.The perfect character of God that we are to imitate. Righteousness as the standard of God. Related to sanctification. God is what is right and we should be too.God's faithfulness to his covenant promises. Righteousness as his covenant keeping character. Related to assurance of our future glorification. God does what is right. Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Southern Seminary Preview Day on October 15. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Southern will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #116 – Murderer Turned Missionary

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 45:27

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley dive into the book of Romans by looking at Romans 1:1-15. Questions Covered in This Episode:When do we meet Paul for the first time? Who is this guy?Let's talk a bit about Paul's pedigree when it comes to Gamaliel. His cultured lineage/history?Let's discuss Paul's conversion and the doctrine of the union with Christ.Is there anything else about Paul's conversion that is significant?How does Paul describe himself in Romans 1:1-15 and what kind of claims is he making at the beginning of the letter?What is the emphasis of verses 3 & 4?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans 1:1-15, Isaiah 6, Acts 7:54-60, Acts 8:1, Philippians 3:4-6, Acts 9:1-9, John 1:1, 2 Samuel 7, Romans 16Family Discipleship PodcastHelpful Definitions:Syncretism: Being in sync with something, or bringing two or more ideas or beliefs together.Apostle: Someone who is called to his ministry of proclaiming the gospel by Christ himself.Disciple: Learner or student.Sponsors:Reserve your spot now to attend Southern Seminary Preview Day on October 15. Use the promo code KNOWINGFAITH, and Southern will waive the $25 fee for lodging and meals.To learn more about our sponsors please visit our website.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    Join us for Season 7 - Romans

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 36:59

    Season 7 of the Knowing Faith podcast begins on 9/2/2021. In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley give you a preview of what is to come in Season 7 as they cover the book of Romans. Questions Covered in This Episode:Who wrote Romans?When was it written?Why study Romans?Can we say that there are books that are more important than others?Do you think Epistles have an unfair advantage in the popularity contest?Who is the audience of this letter?Let's talk about the history of interpretation/historical theology around Romans.Is Romans the #1 hit of the Apostle Paul?What kind of issues will we hit on in looking at the letter to the Romans?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Acts 2:10Romans Resources“Commentary on Romans” by Martin LutherFamily Discipleship Podcast: Twitter, Instagram, FacebookSponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link. Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    Patreon Q&A

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 40:04

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley answer questions submitted by patrons of Knowing Faith.Questions Covered in This Episode:In the book of Proverbs, in times where wisdom is personified, is it fair to read that as if Christ himself is speaking or being described since he is the perfect embodiment of the wisdom of God? It seems the most obvious in chapters 1, 8, and 9. Are there any misinterpretations possible in seeing those passages purely as words of Christ?Is some sort of ministry/biblical studies degree important/helpful for leaders in the local church? (Aside from the pastor.)How does the book of Job fit in with the story of Genesis? Does it?What is one intentional thing you have done with your young children where you really felt you saw fruit from it in later years?Can you give some insight on Molinism and how that coincides with or goes against the Reformed position? When I was a kid growing up in a Baptist church, it was always the pastor who baptized people. I have noticed that occasionally the pastors at other churches in our community will allow others to baptize people. I am just curious when that shift came and does the Bible have any specifics on who can baptize?One of the things I appreciate so much about y'all is how unashamedly trinitarian you are and how unashamedly trinitarian you encourage Christians to be. It seems as if part of this is to view every act of God in the Bible as something in which the whole trinity is involved. While one person may be the primary agent, there is still involvement from the other two persons. So, my question along those lines is what was the work of the Holy Spirit at the crucifixion? Romans 8 talks about the Father giving up the son. John 10 and 1 John 3 talks about Jesus laying down his life for the glory of the Father, but there seems to be no mention of what the Spirit was doing or how He was acting in the crucifixion. How then do we see the crucifixion as an act of the entire trinity?Y'all have alluded to the uniqueness of the preaching event on Sunday mornings, specifically as it relates to complementarianism - what exactly do you mean by that? Why do we believe that the worship service & preaching event on Sunday mornings is unique?How do you regard the LXX (in terms of translation accuracy)? Is it essentially equivalent to English translations or should we give it extra weight?Since you are fans of The West Wing, I am curious if you've seen Newsroom.Best books (in addition to the Bible) for someone who has been a Christian for years but is new to reformed theology? Do you have any tips for facilitating deeper and more open discussion at Bible study?How do you evaluate the effectiveness of women's Bible studies and determine when to make changes when the same format has been in place for 20+ years?How do you understand the word/title “Lord/kurios” in NT vs. OT? In the NT, it seems almost always a title applied to Jesus. In the OT (LXX), “Lord/kurios'' is also used in place of “Yahweh”. Should we be making some special connection there? (I.e. connecting Jesus and Yahweh) How should we understand this trinitarianly? Also, any thoughts about “Yahweh” (God's personal name) being replaced with “Lord/kurios” (a title) in the LXX? (Do you think they were correct that we should not say “Yahweh/YHWH” because it is too holy?)Is it possible to idolize the Bible?I'm curious as to what your take is on what seems to be a movement towards lessening (in some sense) some of the OT miracles of God. The primary example I can point to is within the translation of the Red Sea as a “sea of reeds.” Lately, I feel like this has been presented as yes God did part a body of water, but it wasn't really the Red Sea as we know, and while a miracle it was something far less impressive. The second example I can think of is the fall of Jericho as simply 6-foot mud walls in a small, vulnerable military outpost. I just finished JT's book. I would love to hear an example of how JT could see this working in a small church of around 100. I think the conversation on Christophany is interesting. I'm just curious about this: if what appeared to Abraham or Hagar or in the furnace or whatever was a pre-incarnate Jesus, why is it important to call this the Son and not Jesus?What are some good ways to discuss sexual ethics with nonbelievers? A family member recently left the church because they found popular sexual ethics (LGTQ+, trans, and personal “freedom”) to be more just and fair than biblical sexual ethics. They did this without personal lifestyle motivation; they're in a happy marriage. Quoting Bible verses doesn't help nonbelievers because they disagree with those verses. What is a good logical way to explain God's plan for sexuality without simply saying “because God said so”? That doesn't lead to discussion or convince people because they think it's arbitrary and judgmental.Helpful Definitions:Molinism: God possesses knowledge not merely of all that is, all that isn't, but all that could be. This knowledge is called middle knowledge. All the maybes and what-ifs. Luis de Molina proposed this idea as a way of helping reconcile free will and God's sovereignty. God could see every potential world that could possibly exist and subsequently chose to actualize a world in which there was the maximum amount of human free will and the minimum amount of evil as collateral damage. He could do this because he doesn't just know the world that is, he doesn't just know the world that isn't, he knows every possible world that could be and he has chosen to actualize that world. Trinitarianism: God eternally exists as one essence in three distinct persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is One God.LXX or Septuagint: Greek translation of the Old TestamentNatural Law Tradition: A very robust way of talking about human design that does not rely on the evidences of scripture. A way of reasoning that is informed as much by the laws of logic as it is by the witness of scripture. Example: The law of noncontradiction states that something cannot be A and non-A at the very same time. Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Romans Resources“Family Discipleship” by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin Family Discipleship Podcast: Twitter, Instagram, Facebook“Chosen by God” by R.C. SproulTraining the Church“Written on the Heart: The Case for Natural Law” by J. BudziszewskiAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link. Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    Introducing The Family Discipleship Podcast with Adam Griffin

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 21:55

    Kyle Worley is joined by Adam Griffin to discuss Training the Church's newest podcast, The Family Discipleship Podcast.Questions Covered in This Episode:What is family discipleship?Share a little bit more about areas where you have overlapped with issues of family discipleship?Why should I listen to this guy?How is this podcast going to be different from Knowing Faith?Who is this podcast for? Who would benefit from listening?Who are some of the guests we should expect to hear from on The Family Discipleship Podcast?Who are your co-hosts?How are we going to know when the first episode drops?Helpful Definitions:Family Discipleship: The critically important, mostly ordinary, spiritual leadership of your home.Guest Bio:Adam Griffin is the Lead Pastor of Eastside Community Church in Dallas, Texas. He previously served as a NextGen Minister, a Student Minister, a public high school teacher, a Young Life leader, an itinerant speaker, and an Elder, Spiritual Formation Pastor, and member of the Executive Team at The Village Church. Adam wrote the book Family Discipleship with co-author Matt Chandler. He is married to Chelsea, and they have three sons Oscar, Gus, and Theodore.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Training the Church“Family Discipleship” by Matt Chandler and Adam Griffin Family Discipleship Podcast: Twitter, Instagram, FacebookAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link. Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #115 – I've Got A Question For You

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 56:59

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley answer listener questions and continue their debate on Christophanies.Questions Covered in This Episode:Lots of questions on Instagram about the Enneagram: How should we approach the Enneagram? Some suggest it’s not a biblical tool.Is it wrong to present Bible stories to Kids in ways that leave open room for misinterpretation solely to make it more palatable? For example, not mentioning the massive loss of life during the flood...What’s happening when Jesus breathes on the disciples in John 20?Should worship leaders include spontaneous worship into a Sunday service? Or is that reserved for personal worship only?Why, in Ps 51:4 does David say "against you only have I sinned," when he clearly has sinned against both Bathsheba and Uriah? How can I make sense of this?What are common decisions and ways churches unknowingly undermine a healthy ecclesiology?Thanks for the show notes! What are some good resources for connecting the family lines, relationships, & blessings/curses from the OT through to the NT? What can help me not miss the references original readers would have understood?Can we get a last exchange on Christophanies and Theophanies?In light of Genesis, take your pick. Sega Genesis or Super Nintendo? On a more serious note. If you were to teach a Bible study through Mark’s Gospel, what are some overarching themes and ideas you would want to emphasize?Best/most accessible books on church history for the lay Christian?One is the #1 book or resource you wish you would have had/used/read early in your ministry (1st year) rather than later?What are helpful responses when participants in church discipleship programs and bible studies consistently don’t do the homework?Can young children of believers partake in the Lord’s Supper along with their parents?What is the difference between God’s presence in Eden/Tabernacle/Temple and his omnipresence?What’s a novel or story outside of scripture that has had an impact on your life or worldview?What is the discipline of God? Is it us living with the consequences of sin or something more?What is the most frequent question each of you receive?Favorite chips and dip?If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?What are we studying next year?Helpful Definitions:Ecclesiology: Doctrine of the church.Christophany: An appearance of the Son of God before the incarnation.Special (Redemptive or Blessed) Presence: God directs his blessed presence to particular places at particular times throughout the Old Testament and in the New Testament is demonstrated through the indwelling presence of the Holy Spirit. Manifested for the good of his people in unique times, places, and ways.General Presence (Omnipresence): God rules and reigns over all things, everywhere fully present. Includes but is not limited to his blessed presence.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:John 20, 1 Corinthians 14:26-33, Psalm 51:4“The Enneagram goes to Church” by Todd Wilson“The Jesus Storybook Bible” by Sally Lloyd-Jones“The Local Church” Storyline Fellowship Sermon Series“As Far as the Curse is Found” by Michael Williams“Old Testament Theology” by Bruce WaltkeReformation Study Bible“Church History in Plain Language” by Bruce Shelley“The Story of Christianity Volume 1” by Justo Gonzalez “The Story of Christianity Volume 2” by Justo Gonzalez “Pocket History of the Church” by Jeffrey Bingham“Turning Points” by Mark Noll“God of All Things” by Andrew Wilson“Reformed Dogmatics” by Herman Bavinck“Ten Words to Live By” by Jen Wilkin“The Lord of the Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien“Band of Brothers” series“The Gift of the Magi” by O. HenryMi DiaTorchy'sTraining the ChurchAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.  Holier than Thou is available everywhere books are sold. Learn more at holierthanthoubook.netMinistry Grid is the online tool to develop and disciple your church. You can use their 800+ pre-built training courses or create and customize your own. The possibilities are truly endless. They are offering our podcast listeners $200 off the regular Ministry Grid price. For just $399 a year, you can get unlimited access for your church. Just use go to ministrygrid.com/knowingfaith to learn more about this special offer.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #114 – Joseph in Egypt Pt.2

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 52:05

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley wrap up the story of Genesis and the life of Joseph by discussing chapters 42-50.Questions Covered in This Episode:Genesis recap: How did we get here?In our last episode Joseph gets positioned to be the right hand of Pharaoh in Egypt. How did that happen?What’s been going on with Joseph’s family?Why do Joseph’s brothers go into Egypt?Why does Joseph play games with his brothers? It seems like he is baiting them?Jacob tells his sons that they have bereaved him of his children, what does he mean?What happens with Judah in this story?After Joseph identifies himself, what is the first question he asks? Why?How many people were in the house of Jacob who went into Egypt?Significance of Jacob blessing Ephraim and Manasseh in this way?Where do they bury Jacob?How does Joseph’s story conclude?Where do we find ourselves in the story of scripture when we conclude Genesis?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 42-50, Isaiah 53:2-5, Genesis 10, Genesis 28:15, Genesis 31:3, Genesis 31:5, Genesis 35:3 Knowing Faith Episode #113 – Joseph in Egypt Pt.1Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.  Holier than Thou is available everywhere books are sold. Learn more at holierthanthoubook.netMinistry Grid is the online tool to develop and disciple your church. You can use their 800+ pre-built training courses or create and customize your own. The possibilities are truly endless. They are offering our podcast listeners $200 off the regular Ministry Grid price. For just $399 a year, you can get unlimited access for your church. Just use go to ministrygrid.com/knowingfaith to learn more about this special offer.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #113 – Joseph in Egypt Pt.1

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 28:47

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley jump back into the life of Joseph by discussing Genesis 39-41.Questions Covered in This Episode:Why do we have the story of Potiphar entrusting Joseph with things?What is the significance of Potiphar’s wife catching Joseph by his garment (39:12)? Let’s discuss laughter being brought into the story again.“The Lord was with Joseph”...Joseph ends up in jail with who?Do dreams have meaning? Should I keep a dream journal? Should I interpret my own dreams?Is there any typology happening in this story?Because of his interpretive work, Joseph eventually gets brought before the King, Pharaoh, why?What are Pharaoh’s dreams and what are the interpretations?What does Pharaoh do to Joseph after he interpreted his dreams?What is the significance of what is happening in Genesis 41:37-45 & 41:56-57?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 39-41“Gleanings in Genesis” by Arthur W. PinkAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link. Ministry Grid is the online tool to develop and disciple your church. You can use their 800+ pre-built training courses or create and customize your own. The possibilities are truly endless. They are offering our podcast listeners $200 off the regular Ministry Grid price. For just $399 a year, you can get unlimited access for your church. Just use go to ministrygrid.com/knowingfaith to learn more about this special offer.Dwell's mission is simple: to help you get in the Word and stay in the Word! With several inspiring voices, Bible translations, and original background music, you're going to love listening to Scripture. Visit dwellapp.io/knowingfaith to get 10% off a yearly subscription, or 33% off Dwell for life.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #112 – Judah and Tamar

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 27:22

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley take a look at the story of Judah and Tamar in Genesis 38.Questions Covered in This Episode:Tamar is given to Onan, is this conventional or unconventional?What is Onan doing here?What’s the problem with not having a spouse or children?What is going on here with Judah?How does the text present Tamar?This is a departure from the story of Joseph, why?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 38, Genesis 3:15Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.  In his new book, Brave By Faith, Alistair Begg walks through the book of Daniel to show you how to live confidently for Christ today. You will see that God is powerful and sovereign, and even in the face of circumstances that appear to be prevailing against his people, you may trust him entirely. Learn more here.Ministry Grid is the online tool to develop and disciple your church. You can use their 800+ pre-built training courses or create and customize your own. The possibilities are truly endless. They are offering our podcast listeners $200 off the regular Ministry Grid price. For just $399 a year, you can get unlimited access for your church. Just use go to ministrygrid.com/knowingfaith to learn more about this special offer.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #111 – Joseph and the Coat

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 52:49

    On this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue with the story of Genesis by discussing chapters 34-37. Questions Covered in This Episode:What happens to Dinah?How does Jacob respond?How do her brothers respond?Are you making too big of them referring to him as Jacob?Is there a significance to them using circumcision as part of the agreement?How does Jacob respond to Simeon and Levi’s actions?In Genesis 35 it begins with God telling Jacob to...?What is found in Genesis 35:9-15?What is happening with the renaming of Jacob, again?Should we pay any attention to verse 22?Who gets more attention in the book of Genesis: Abraham, Issac, Jacob, or Joseph?The story of Joseph occupies so much of the attention of Genesis but his story doesn’t resonate through the rest of the Bible story in the way that Abaraham does. Does Joseph come up more in the Bible?Do you think there is significance to the fact that there are two key figures in the Gospels that are named Joseph?We hear that Joseph has a special place in Jacob’s eyes: Why is that?He gets a special coat, a robe of many colors. Tell us about that.Well, Joseph starts dreaming and it doesn’t end well for him. His dream is basically what? How do his brothers respond? What do they do?Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 34-37, Genesis 12-17, Genesis 32, Genesis 49, Philippians 2Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.  Dive into Christine Hoover's new Bible study, Seek First the Kingdom: God’s Invitation to Life and Joy in the Book of Matthew. Over 8 weeks, you'll cut through life’s clutter with Jesus’ words in Matthew to reorient yourself solidly around the kingdom and the King who gives life in abundance.Ministry Grid is the online tool to develop and disciple your church. You can use their 800+ pre-built training courses or create and customize your own. The possibilities are truly endless. They are offering our podcast listeners $200 off the regular Ministry Grid price. For just $399 a year, you can get unlimited access for your church. Just use go to ministrygrid.com/knowingfaith to learn more about this special offer.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #110 – A Brother's Hug with Dr. Ray Ortlund

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 35:20

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr. Ray Ortlund to talk about the reconciliation of Jacob and Esau in Genesis 33. Questions Covered in This Episode:Is this for real? After all of what Jacob has done, is this the reaction you expect from Esau? What’s going on here?Who steps up with nobility and virtue? Is this a pattern in the Bible?Is this typical brother behavior?Does anyone else get some strong Joseph in Egypt vibes from this story?Has Jacob’s wrestling with God led him to this moment? Was that the moment of transformation or is this the moment?What is the significance of Jacob saying “Please have my blessing” and “I have enough”?Is this a story of reconciliation and peace?Guest Bio:Dr. Ray Ortlund is a pastor at Immanuel Church in Nashville, the president of Renewal Ministries, the author of many many books, the husband of author Jani Ortlund for 49 years, a father to four, and a grandfather to 15.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 33, Deuteronomy 9, Romans 2:4, Luke 15:20, 2 Corinthians 5:18, Ephesians 2:14-15Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.  Dive into Christine Hoover's new Bible study, Seek First the Kingdom: God’s Invitation to Life and Joy in the Book of Matthew. Over 8 weeks, you'll cut through life’s clutter with Jesus’ words in Matthew to reorient yourself solidly around the kingdom and the King who gives life in abundance.Ministry Grid is the online tool to develop and disciple your church. You can use their 800+ pre-built training courses or create and customize your own. The possibilities are truly endless. They are offering our podcast listeners $200 off the regular Ministry Grid price. For just $399 a year, you can get unlimited access for your church. Just use go to ministrygrid.com/knowingfaith to learn more about this special offer.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #109 – Wrestling with God

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 28:14

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley step into the ring to discuss the significance of Jacob wrestling with God in Genesis 32. Questions Covered in This Episode:What have you typically heard as a takeaway from this story?If this is God, is God not stronger than Jacob? (Genesis 32:25)What is the point of this?How does Jacob respond to this moment?Why does God ask Jacob for his name?How does this moment change how Jacob will interact with Esau (and others)?What is the significance of Jacob’s new name?Does this reshape our expectations of being a servant of Yaweh?And how does Jacob respond: “For I have seen God face to face and yet my life has been delivered.” Is this the moment of true belief for Jacob?Helpful Definitions:Israel: He strives with God, or God strivesIssac: He laughsResources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 32, Exodus 3:1-6, Philippians 2Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.  Trevin Wax’s new book Rethink Your Self shines light on the insufficiency of today’s mantras, which are based in expressive individualism, calling us to the counterintuitive and radical life of Christ. Learn more: https://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/rethinkyourself/Ministry Grid is the online tool to develop and disciple your church. You can use their 800+ pre-built training courses or create and customize your own. The possibilities are truly endless. They are offering our podcast listeners $200 off the regular Ministry Grid price. For just $399 a year, you can get unlimited access for your church. Just use go to ministrygrid.com/knowingfaith to learn more about this special offer.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #108 – Tale of Two Sisters

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 53:18

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on the book of Genesis by looking at chapters 27-32. Questions Covered in This Episode:Jacob steals the blessing: Is this just a messy story or is there a hero and a villian?What is the blessing?Why is Jacob’s dream significant?So Jacob gets to Laban’s house to find a wife and he falls in love?Jacob begins to work for Laban and Laban makes him an assurance, what is it?Two daughters: Why are we given the physical descriptions of the daughters?Jacob gets deceived by Laban and he ends up marrying both Leah and Rachel. If this story had played out according to Godley principles, how would it have played out? What should have happened when Jacob woke up next to Leah?But the story gets more complicated: Why?Jacob continues to flourish in Laban’s house. How does Laban respond to this?Jacob leaves and on the way out of town Rachel walks away with something that Laban really wanted back. What is going on here?What is the covenant between Jacob and Laban? Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 27-32, Matthew 2:16-18, John 1:49-51, Isaiah 12, Genesis 3:16Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith. Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.  Deep Discipleship: There's no question that everyone is being discipled. The question is really, "What is discipling you?" Will you build strong discipleship pathways centered on God's Word, theology, and spiritual disciplines? Learn more: http://deepdiscipleshipbook.com Gospel Focused provides tools to help you organize your day, accomplish your goals and grow in your Faith through their 13-Week LifeJournal Christian planner, and the LifeJournal Christian Planner iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. (Android app currently in production). Text knowing faith to 512-675-1621 for free resources and to learn more about Gospel Focused! Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith 

    #107 – Tale of Two Brothers

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 54:38

    On this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Genesis 23-26. This text wraps up the story of Sarah and Abraham, continues with the story of Isaac, and introduces Rebekah, Jacob, and Esau.Questions Covered in This Episode:In Genesis 23 we hear that Sarah dies… Is there significance in the place of Sarah’s tomb?What is Abraham's request in Genesis 24?Is the story at the well weird? Does God move like this?What is the significance of the story of Rebekah?Let’s discuss the death of Abaraham.Jacob and Esau are born to Rebekah...is what Jacob does wrong? Does God’s blessing really pass down this way?When you read a story like this, how much of it shapes the way you think about parenting? How much of your parenting shapes the way you read this?Gen. 26:1-5, a rearticulation of the promise to Abraham to Isaac?Why is Isaac the continued beneficiary of this?How does Isaac respond when he is asked about Rebekah?How does this part of the story end?Helpful Definitions:Hagiographic: Giving a glorified history. Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 23-26, Isaiah 60:1-6, Genesis 3:15, Romans 4:19-22, Romans 9:16, Romans 9:6-13, Genesis 12, 15, 17, Romans 10-12Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.In The Courage to Stand, bestselling and award-winning author Russell Moore calls us to a Christ-empowered courage by pointing the way to real freedom from fear—the way of the cross. Learn more: https://www.russellmoore.com/courage-to-stand/Gospel Focused provides tools to help you organize your day, accomplish your goals and grow in your Faith through their 13-Week LifeJournal Christian planner, and the LifeJournal Christian Planner iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. (Android app currently in production). Text knowing faith to 512-675-1621 for free resources and to learn more about Gospel Focused!Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After the Fact: Did the Holy Spirit Indwell Abraham? with Dr. James Hamilton

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 12:21

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. James Hamilton to discuss the role of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament. Specifically answering the question, did the Holy Spirit indwell Abraham?Questions Covered in This Episode:Did the Holy Spirit indwell Abraham?One of the roles of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament is keeping God’s people. How were the people of the Old Testament kept if not for the power of the Holy Spirit?Is the Spirit more localized in the Old Testament?Guest Bio:Dr. James Hamilton is professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The author of several books including but not limited to; What is Biblical Theology: A Guide to the Bible’s Story, Symbolism, and Patterns, The Bible’s Big Story: Salvation History for Kids, and God’s Indwelling Presence: The Ministry of the Holy Spirit in the Old and New Testaments. He also currently serves as the preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 8:21, 6, 15, 17, 18, 22, 12:1-3, Exodus, John 4, Psalm 84“What is Biblical Theology?” by James H. Hamilton “God’s Indwelling Presence” by James H. Hamilton Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #106 – The Birth and Sacrifice of Isaac

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 43:44

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley look at Genesis 21-22 to discuss the birth and sacrifice of Isaac.Questions Covered in This Episode:Is the Sara story a proto-Mary story?There is a sweet moment until the story is spoiled a bit by Sarah’s contempt isn’t it?How do we see the character of God in this story?How does God specifically care for Hagar?What is the significance of his treaty with Abimelech?This is the second significant call of Abraham to “go.”Why does God ask Abraham to do this? Isn’t this wrong?What does Abaraham think is going to happen?Any concluding thoughts here?Helpful Definitions:Inclusio: A literary device also known as an envelope structure, which consists of creating a frame by placing similar material at the beginning and end of a section.Christophany: An appearance of the Son of God before the incarnation.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 21-22, Genesis 16:7, Genesis 12:1-3, 2 Chronicles 3:1, Hebrews 11:19, Isaiah 6, Galatians 3Knowing Faith Genesis Episodes“Fear and Trembling” by Søren KierkegaardAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.Rethink Yourself: Trevin Wax’s new book Rethink Your Self shines light on the insufficiency of today’s mantras, which are based in expressive individualism, calling us to the counterintuitive and radical life of Christ. Learn more: https://www.bhpublishinggroup.com/rethinkyourself/ Gospel Focused provides tools to help you organize your day, accomplish your goals and grow in your Faith through their 13-Week LifeJournal Christian planner, and the LifeJournal Christian Planner iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. (Android app currently in production). Text knowing faith to 512-675-1621 for free resources and to learn more about Gospel Focused!Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After The Fact: What Did Augustine Think About Creation? with Dr. Gregg Allison

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2021 8:10

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Gregg Allsion to discuss what the early church believed about creation.Questions Covered in This Episode:What was the early church asking about the doctrine of creation?How did God create?When did God create?What was God doing before creation?When were the angels created?What was the culture that the early church fathers were negotiating with as they discussed the doctrine of creation?Helpful Definitions:Creation Ex Nihilo: Creation out of nothing.Atomistic Theory: The universe exists of very small particles, atoms, and the universe came about by the random collision of many atoms. Guest Bio:Dr. Gregg Allison is a professor of Christian Theology at Southern Seminary. Prior to joining the faculty of Southern, Dr. Allison was a professor at Western Seminary, and prior to that He served with campus crusade for Christ for 18 years, was a missionary in Italy and Switzerland. Dr. Allison is the author of numerous books including: Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine, Sojourners and Strangers: The Doctrine of the Church, and Roman Catholic Theology and Practice: An Evangelical Assessment. On top of writing and teaching, Dr. Allison serves as a pastor at Sojourn Community Church East in Louisville, KY.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 1:3Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #105 – Theological Triage and Genesis with Gavin Ortlund

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 31:48

    In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Gavin Ortlund to discuss how we can benefit from theological triage.Questions Covered in This Episode:What is theological triage?What are some tangible benefits of theological triage?Can you give me an easy example of a situation where you see a failure on the part of the church or Christians to practice theological triage?What do we do when there is a genuine disagreement on something theologically? How do we use theological triage?What were the issues you kept seeing surface that led you to write this book?How do you talk with someone who is lacking in theological triage on a specific doctrine or text?Helpful Definitions:Theological Triage: The effort to rank different doctrines differently.Guest Bio:Dr. Gavin Ortlund. serves as the senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Ojai in Ojai, California. He is the author of Retrieving Augustine’s Doctrine of Creation, Theological Retrieval for Evangelicals, and Finding the Right Hills to Die On: The Case for Theological Triage.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Galatians, Romans 14, 1 Corinthians 13:12, Genesis 1Truth Unites“Finding the Right Hills to Die On” by Gavin Ortlund“A Call for Theological Triage and Christian Maturity” article by Dr. Al Mohler“Biblical Authority after Babel” by Kevin Vanhoozer“Retrieving Augustine’s Doctrine of Creation” by Gavin OrtlundAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.Deep DiscipleshipThere's no question that everyone is being discipled. The question is really, "What is discipling you?" Will you build strong discipleship pathways centered on God's Word, theology, and spiritual disciplines? Learn more: http://deepdiscipleshipbook.com Gospel Focused provides tools to help you organize your day, accomplish your goals and grow in your Faith through their 13-Week LifeJournal Christian planner, and the LifeJournal Christian Planner iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch. (Android app currently in production). Text knowing faith to 512-675-1621 for free resources and to learn more about Gospel Focused!Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After the Fact: How do Hebrew Emphatic Statements Help Us Understand Genesis with Dr. Adam Howell

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 16, 2021 10:47

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Adam Howell to discuss Hebrew emphatic statements and how they can help us understand Genesis.Questions Covered in This Episode:How do Hebrew emphatic statements in the story of Abraham help us understand the concept of offspring in that story?Guest Bio:Dr. Adam Howell is an assistant professor of Old Testament interpretation at Boyce College at Southern Seminary and regular contributor to Daily Dose of Hebrew. Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 12:2, Genesis 15:1-6, Genesis 17:6, Genesis 17:2, Genesis 22:17Meod (Hebrew): Very or exceedinglyThe Infinitive Absolute: A unique hebrew construction that takes an emphatic verbal form and places right beside a standard verbal form of the same meaning.Daily Dose of HebrewAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #104 – The Story of Sodom

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 60:02

    In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley dive into Genesis 17-19 to discuss why Sarah laughs, a Christophany?, and what really happens at Sodom.Questions Covered in This Episode:So the Lord appears to Abraham and they begin a conversation about Sarah. This sounds like the beginning of Genesis 17, is this the same encounter from a different angle or is it a different event?Why is Sarah laughing?Is one of these three men a Chirstophany?What happens when Sarah lies to God?Abraham starts to talk with God, is Abraham changing God’s mind in this passage?Why is Lot rescued, is it because he is righteous?Why is Lot at the gate?What really happens at Sodom?What is Sodom’s primary sin?Is there a significance to salt? (Genesis 19:26)Helpful Definitions:Christophany: An appearance of the Son of God before the incarnation.Immutable: God is always the same.Impassibility: God does not feel emotions. Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 18-20, Genesis 17, Genesis 16:13, Joshua 7, Acts 5:1-11, Exodus 33, 2 Peter 2:6-7, Hebrews 13, Luke 17:31-33, Luke 10:25-37, Matthew 16:24-25, Luke 17:32-33, Galatians 2:20, Genesis 9:18-27, RuthKnowing Faith Episode #102 – Abrahamic CovenantKnowing Faith Episode #103 – Abraham, Hagar, and the ChildThe Trinity by Andrei RublevAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.When Faith is Forbidden: When Faith is Forbidden is a 40-day journey to meet brothers and sisters who share in the sufferings of Christ. Ministry Grid is the online tool to develop and disciple your church. You can use their 800+ pre-built training courses or create and customize your own. The possibilities are truly endless. They are offering our podcast listeners $200 off the regular Ministry Grid price. For just $399 a year, you can get unlimited access for your church. Just use go to minstrygrid.com/knowingfaith to learn more about this special offer.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After the Fact: What Does Abraham's Prayer Over Sodom Show Us About Intercession with Dr. Don Whitney

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 9, 2021 8:29

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Don Whitney to talk about what Abraham’s prayer for Sodom teaches us about prayer.Questions Covered in This Episode:What does Abraham's prayer over Sodom show us about intercession?This kind of persistence in prayer, is that something that pesters God? Is it a distrust to continue to bring more specific requests to God?Does Abraham change God’s mind? Does intercession change God’s mind?Guest Bio:Dr. Whitney is Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Associate Dean at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He is the author of several books including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible. Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 18, Philippians 4:6, Luke 18:1, Matthew 7:7-11Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #103 – Abraham, Hagar and the Child

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 39:14

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue with the story of Abraham by taking a look at Genesis 16-17.Questions Covered in This Episode:So after God cuts covenant with Abraham, Abraham immediately starts behaving righteously right?Who is Hagar? Where has she come from?Are Abraham’s and Sarah’s actions wrong here?What are we to make from the angel's interaction with Hagar?Why can’t Ishmael be the promised child?What is the covenant promise?What is the significance of circumcision? Why this symbol?Helpful Definitions:Christophany: An appearance of the Son of God before the incarnation.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 16-17, Genesis 12, Genesis 15:6, Galatians 3, Genesis 3:15, Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.When Faith is Forbidden: When Faith is Forbidden is a 40-day journey to meet brothers and sisters who share in the sufferings of Christ. Unravel confusing Old Testament stories for a deeper understanding of God’s love in Lauren Chandler’s new Bible study, With Us in the Wilderness: A Study of the Book of Numbers.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After the Fact: Does Abraham Change God's Mind in Prayer with Dr. Bruce Ware

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 2, 2021 10:46

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Bruce Ware to discuss if Abraham changed God’s mind in Genesis 18. Questions Covered in This Episode:When Abraham intercedes on behalf of Sodom in Genesis 18, does Abraham's prayer change God’s mind?What would we lose if prayer changed God’s mind?Guest Bio:Dr. Bruce A. Ware is T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky. He is the author of several books including but not limited to God’s Lesser Glory: The Diminished God of Open Theism;  God’s Greater Glory: The Exalted God of Scripture and the Christian Faith; and Big Truths for Young Hearts: Teaching and Learning the Greatness of God.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 18, Exodus 32, Isaiah 44, “God’s Lesser Glory” by Bruce WareAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    #102 – Abrahamic Covenant

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 24:57

    In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley take a look at Genesis 15 and discuss the Lord’s covenant with Abraham.Questions Covered in This Episode:What does God tell Abraham he is going to do?What is Abraham's hang up with this?Let's talk about Genesis 15:6 “he believed the LORD, and he counted it to him as righteousness.”What was the role of sacrifice in covenant ceremonies? Why the blood?Are Christians participants in the covenant with Abraham?Helpful Definitions:Covenant: A promise in which God obligates himself.Faith: Ongoing belief in the promises of God despite the disparity between what God has said and our current circumstances.Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 15, Genesis 12, Romans 4, Exodus 3:14, Genesis 3:15, Galatians 3:8-9, Matthew 25-28, Galatians 3:28-29“Echos of His Presence” by Ray Vander LaanAmazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.Sponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.THE COURAGE TO STANDIn The Courage to Stand, bestselling and award-winning author Russell Moore calls us to a Christ-empowered courage by pointing the way to real freedom from fear—the way of the cross. Learn more: https://www.russellmoore.com/courage-to-stand/Unravel confusing Old Testament stories for a deeper understanding of God’s love in Lauren Chandler’s new Bible study, With Us in the Wilderness: A Study of the Book of Numbers.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

    After the Fact: Judah, Tamar and Levirate Marriage with Dr. Dominick Hernandez

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 12:06

    Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Dominick Hernández to answer the question, “how does understanding levirate marriage help us understand the story of Judah and Tamar?”Gust Bio:Dr. Hernández currently serves as an assistant professor of Old Testament Interpretation and the Director of the Online Hispanic Program at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Louisville, KY). Helpful Definitions:Levirate Marriage: If a man dies his brother was able to take the man’s wife and have children with his brother's wife to raise up seed for his brother's name. Levir: Latin word for “husband's brother”Resources Mentioned in This Episode:Genesis 38, Deuteronomy 25:5-10“Proverbs Pathways to Wisdom” by Dominick HernándezSponsors:To learn more about the Southern Seminary PhD mentioned in this podcast, please click this link.Follow Us:Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | WebsiteSupport Knowing Faith and Become a Patron:patreon.com/knowingfaith

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