Knowing Faith

By Kyle Worley, JT English, Jen Wilkin

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Ted
 Nov 9, 2019
love the education and even the (brief) banter. Every time it ends I ask, "What's next?"

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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 podcast dives into Christian story, belief and practice in a way that is accessible to everyone.

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#158 – What is God Like? - Incommunicable Attributes
00:35:18

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss and define the incommunicable attributes of God.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is an incommunicable attribute?
  • How are God’s attributes related to God’s nature? Are they something God possesses or words to describe what/who God is?
  • What are some examples of incommunicable attributes?
  • Does this make God unknowable? If he is so “other,” is it possible for us to truly know him?
  • How do the incommunicable attributes shape the way we view God, the world, ourselves?
  • Are the incommunicable attributes true of all the persons of the Godhead?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Attribute: Something that is true about God, who he is.
  • Incommunicable Attribute: Things that are true about God, that are only true of God and are not true of anyone else.
  • Omnipresent: Everywhere fully present.
  • Omniscient: All things are known effortlessly and instantly.
  • Omnipotent: All powerful.
  • Infinite: No limit of any kind.
  • Sovereign: He has the authority to use His power.
  • Incomprehensible: Not able to be fully understood.
  • Eternal: Not bound by time.
  • Transcendent: He is other (by an infinite extent).
  • Imminent: God is near to his creation.
  • Divine Hiddenness: In God’s infinitude we cannot fully grasp all that He is. There is part of the divine life of God that is hidden from our view. 
  • Self-Existent: The origin of all things.
  • Self-Sufficient: He needs nothing.
  • Immutable: God is always the same.

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Sep 29, 2022
After The Fact: The Big God of the Old Testament with Dr. Jason DeRouchie
00:11:11

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Jason DeRouchie to answer the question, what does the revelation of God’s name in the Old Testament tell us about the nature and character of God?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What does the revelation of God’s name in the Old Testament tell us about the nature and character of God?
  • Yahweh as a name is capturing both God as creator and God as redeemer. Is that accurate?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Yahweh: He causes to be everything that follows. He is the only uncaused one.
  • Azariah: Yahweh is my help.
  • Elijah: My God is Yahweh.
  • Zechariah: Yahweh remembers.

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Jason DeRouchie is the Research Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author or contributing editor to many books including but not limited to; 40 Questions about Biblical Theology, A Modern Grammar for Biblical Hebrew, and What the Old Testament Authors Really Cared About: A Survey of Jesus’ Bible. He also serves as content developer and global trainer with Hands to the Plow Ministries.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Exodus 3, Romans 11:36, Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 40:26, Ecclesiastes 7:13, Isaiah 45:7, Psalm 51:10, Psalm 104:30, Ecclesiastes 11:5, Hebrews 1:3, Isaiah 4:5, Isaiah 65:17, Revelation 21:4, Philippians 2:12-13
  • “Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis

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Sep 28, 2022
#157 – Who is God? - God the Spirit with Dr. Gregg Allison
00:42:14

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr. Gregg Allison to continue their discussion on the doctrine of God by discussing God the Spirit.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • When we refer to God the Spirit, we refer to him as the third person of the Godhead, does this mean he is in third place?
  • From where and when has God the Spirit come?
  • Who created God the Spirit?
  • What does it mean to say that God the Spirit is eternally proceeding?
  • Why was it significant in the early church to clarify that the Spirit proceeded from the Father and the Son?
  • What are common questions when it comes to the Holy Spirit?
  • Should we pray to the Holy Spirit?
  • What do we do with the language, Holy Spirit come fill this room or come be with us?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Trinitarianism: God eternally exists as one essence and three distinct persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each of which is fully God, yet there is One God.
  • Monotheism: The belief and worship of only one God, as opposed to multiple gods. The Triune God is one in essence, with one nature, one will, and one power without subordination among the Persons of the Godhead.
  • 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.
  • Eternal Procession: The Holy Spirit’s unique attribute in relation to the Father and Son: He has always come from the Father and the Son and will continue to do so forever. All things are from the Father, through the Son, and by the Spirit.
  • Spiration: Breathe

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Sep 22, 2022
After The Fact: Preaching and Teaching a Big God with Dr. Jason Allen
00:07:11

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Jason Allen to answer the question, how does a big view of God shape the way we preach and teach God’s word?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How does a big view of God shape the way we preach and teach God’s word?
  • What text would you pick to preach a big view of God?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Sovereign: God rules and reigns over all, from Genesis to Revelation, from eternity past to eternity future, from before we are born until after we are gone.

Guest Bio: 

Dr. Jason Allen is the president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his role as president, he also serves as a professor for preaching and pastoral ministry. He is the author of a number of books including; Turnaround: The Remarkable Story of an Institutional Transformation and the 10 Essential Principles and Practices That Made It Happen. He posts essays on his website, jasonkallen.com, and hosts a weekly podcast, “Preaching & Preachers.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Romans 8

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Sep 21, 2022
#156 – Who is God? - God the Son
00:50:10

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on the doctrine of God by talking about God the Son.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • When we refer to God the Son, we refer to him as the second person of the Godhead, does this mean he is in second place?
  • From where and when has God the Son come? Who created God the Son?
  • What does it mean to say that God the Son is eternally begotten?
  • How does this shape the way we talk about God the Son?
  • Does Jesus have one will or two?
  • What relationship does God the Son have to the Father?
  • What is the definition of Open Theism?
  • What is the error in Open Theism and Eternal Function Subordination?
  • What is the distinction between the Son and the Holy Spirit when they are both sent?
  • Why is this view of the Son of God better?
  • Is it possible to talk too much about God the Son, or emphasize him too much over the Father or the Holy Spirit?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Trinitarianism: God eternally exists as one essence and three distinct persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each of which is fully God, yet there is One God.
  • 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. 
  • Homoousios: Same essence
  • Homoiousios: Like essence
  • God Ad Extra / Economic Trinity: What God Does.
    • A view of the Trinity focused on God in the history of redemption, or the functional acts (economies) of the Godhead in the creation and salvation of the world; this perspective is distinguished from that of the immanent Trinity.
  • God Ad Intra / Immanent Trinity: Who God is.
    • The view that centers on the Trinity in and of Himself, or the internal relations between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as present (immanent) only to Himself (c.f. Jn 1:1-2,18); this perspective is distinguished from that of the economic Trinity.
  • Inseparable Operations: That which any person of the Godhead does, is rightly attributed to God. The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • Monothelitism: Jesus has one will. This was denied.
  • Dyothelitism: Jesus has two wills; the divine will and the human will. One person with two natures.
  • Tritheism: Views the three persons of the Trinity as three distinct gods.
  • Eternal Functional Subordination of the Son: A position that subordinates the Son’s divine will to the Father’s divine will.
  • Social Trinitarianism: The view that God is only his activity in the world.
  • Open Theism: The view that God is subject to some of the creaturely limitations or some of the operations of the world in ways that we are subject to.
  • Christocentric Trinitarianism: The very persons of Father, Son, and Spirit are to highlight God the Son; He is the image of the invisible God and the one that the Spirit is supposed to show us.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Sep 15, 2022
#155 – Who is God? - God the Father
00:34:22

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on the doctrine of God by talking about God the Father.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Continuing the discussion from our last episode, let’s talk about the economic trinity and immanent trinity.
  • When we refer to God the Father, we refer to him as the first person of the Godhead: What does that mean?
  • Who created God the Father?
  • From where and when has God the Father come?
  • What does it mean to say that God is eternally unbegotten?
  • How is God the Father related to God the Son and God the Spirit?

Helpful Definitions:

  • God Ad Extra / Economic Trinity: What God Does.
    • A view of the Trinity focused on God in the history of redemption, or the functional acts (economies) of the Godhead in the creation and salvation of the world; this perspective is distinguished from that of the immanent Trinity.
  • God Ad Intra / Immanent Trinity: Who God is.
    • The view that centers on the Trinity in and of Himself, or the internal relations between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as present (immanent) only to Himself (c.f. Jn 1:1-2,18); this perspective is distinguished from that of the economic Trinity. 
  • Eternally Unbegotten: The Father’s unique attribute in relation to the Son and the Spirit: The Father is the first origin of all things and without origin himself. All things are from the Father, through the Son, and by the Spirit.
  • Perichoresis (περιχώρησις): The mutual relationship between the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. 

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Sep 08, 2022
#154 – Who is God? - God is One
00:43:50

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss what it means that God is one and why it is essential to our faith. 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is doctrine? What is the doctrine of God?
  • Why does the doctrine of God matter?
  • What does it mean to say that God is one?
  • What drives the polytheistic impulse in the human heart? Why is it better that God is one?
  • Is the oneness of God crucial? Why?
  • What is different from being unitarian and monotheistic?
  • How does oneness relate to the doctrine of divine simplicity?
  • What pitfalls do we need to steer clear of here?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Doctrine: A belief, a creed, or a commonly held belief by a group of people.
  • Doctrine of God: The basic belief about who God is, what He is like, what He is doing and acting in the world, so that we can appropriately know Him.
  • Trinitarianism: God eternally exists as one essence and three distinct persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, each of which is fully God, yet there is One God.
  • Divine Simplicity: God doesn’t have attributes, God is attributes. He is not made up of parts, every attribute he has (love, justice, holiness) is God.

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Sep 01, 2022
#153 – The Doctrine of God
00:37:22

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley kick off Season 9 talking about what doctrine is and why the doctrine of God matters.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why does the doctrine of God matter?
  • What is a doctrine? When we say the “doctrine of ______,” what are we saying?
  • How do we come to doctrine? (Bible, history, experience, etc.)
  • What role does community play in doctrine?
  • What are some of the crucial issues in considering the doctrine of God?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Doctrine: A belief, a creed, or a commonly held belief by a group of people.
  • Revelation/Apocalypse: Disclosing or a veil being opened.
  • Doctrine of God: The basic belief about who God is, what He is like, what He is doing and acting in the world, so that we can appropriately know Him.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Aug 25, 2022
Season 9 Teaser
00:05:34

Season 9 of the Knowing Faith podcast begins on August 25! In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley give you a preview of what is to come in Season 9 as they cover the doctrine of God!

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • So what are we talking about this season?
  • Why is the doctrine of God so crucial?
  • What are some topics we might cover?

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Aug 18, 2022
#152 – Patreon Q&A Smorgasbord
00:49:48

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:

  • We’ve heard (and subsequently forgotten) the title of JT’s dissertation. Jen and Kyle, if you had to write a dissertation, what would it be on?
  • My new pastor has grown a lot from his UPC roots, but isn’t quite where I’m at in regards to the trinity. I appreciate that He is looking to the Word and growing, but this is still my biggest concern. He says if NT Wright is a trinitarian, then so is he. I don’t have context to interpret that well. He’s also leery of the word “persons” when speaking of the trinity, but does affirm distinction and oneness. He agrees that Father is not Son, etc, but all three are one God. Can you speak a bit about what I am losing if I agree to disagree here? Is there a major loss in saying ‘three beings, one God’ instead?
  • Our pastor views keeping a Sabbath as wise and beneficial, but doesn’t believe it’s necessarily a command we have to keep. Is this true?
  • For Kyle, would you be willing to talk about your relationship with foster care? I’d love to hear about your theology surrounding foster care, and how your faith informs how you’ve participated in caring for foster children and/or their families.
  • What habits have you guys found to be the most beneficial for your spiritual life and family life?
  • How do you, in your personal lives find the balance between Christian liberty and holiness, particularly as it pertains to your Christian witness?
  • What is Phoebe’s role in the delivery of Romans? 
  • When you were in elementary school, what would we have found you usually doing during recess....tetherball? Trading baseball cards? Bullying kids for their lunch money?
  • Were Adam and Eve indwelt by the Spirit? Did they lose him? And is the Holy Spirit’s indwelling of believers now a restoring of what was broken in the garden?
  • Can you speak pastorally and practically about transitioning out of ministry in a small church that’s not in the best of health? Have any of you had any experience with graciously handing over your sheep in a church you have deep concerns about?
  • Can y’all talk about alcohol?... And cannabis too. Let’s assume for discussion purposes that it’s legal for both medical and recreational use, at the state and federal levels. Should it be lumped in with how we view alcohol use? 
  • All of you seem to like reading and read a lot. Is it innate or an acquired skill? Do you have tips to be a better reader? How can I not dislike reading so much?
  • How do you have gospel-centered conversations with close people in your life who are not believers?
  • Manuscript or outline when giving a message?
  • @Kyle Worley, I believe you’ve said plant and animal death is amoral (i.e., plant and animal death could occur before the fall because their life and death doesn’t go against God’s created order and will as human death does). Recently, a family member got upset by my choice to eliminate mice from my home via execution instead of relocation. This brought about the discussion of whether plants and animals have souls. I’m curious to hear y’all’s evidence on morality surrounding plants and animals.
  • Jen, if you could talk to your 30 year old self, what advice would you give her specifically related to teaching the Bible?
  • What do we mean when we say we’re evangelical? Meaning-evangelical as opposed to what?

Helpful Definitions: 

  • Evangelical: From the Greek term euangelion. 
    • Bebbington's Quadrilateral: 
      1. Belief in the Bible. This is God’s word, it’s authoritative for our life, it’s the story of the world, and we submit ourselves to it. 
      2. The cross. The most definitive event in human history, this is where we find our redemption, our reconciliation to God, atonement, justification.
      3. The concept of being born again. The cross and the giving of the Holy Spirit is something that needs to happen. The cross isn’t s concept that is meaningful for you until you have realized I am a sinner in need of redemption, reconciliation, and ultimately regeneration.
      4. Activism. We want to be engaged in our world in biblically meaningful ways to extend God’s cultural mandate or the great commission to the ends of the earth.

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Jul 07, 2022
#151 – A Generous Complementarianism: Again
00:45:17

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss complementarianism and why a healthy ecclesiology is important for this conversation. Before you listen to this episode be sure to listen to Knowing Faith Episode #44 – A Generous Complementarianism.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is a pastor?
  • Why is there confusion over this office/title?
  • How is this title misused?
  • Who can be a pastor?
  • How does the office of pastor relate to the priesthood of all believers?
  • Who is qualified to do what? (Non-qualified men, women, non pastors, etc.)
  • How should some of the other ongoing conversations among evangelicals and Southern Baptists shape the way we approach these questions?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Pastor: Office an elder, bishop, overseer, pastor. Defined and reserved for qualified men, who are ordained, to function and hold the office in local churches of what it means to be a pastor/elder/shepherd.
    • Episkopos (ἐπίσκοπος)
    • Presbyteros (πρεσβύτερος)
    • Poimenas (ποιμένας)
  • Anthropology: The doctrine of humanity.
  • Ecclesiology: The doctrine of the church.

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Jun 27, 2022
#150 – The One Q&A To Rule Them All
00:39:38

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley celebrate episode 150 of Knowing Faith by answering questions submitted by listeners! 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How do we reconcile judgment day with the knowledge that when we repent God forgets or casts away our sins?
  • Will we see King Saul in heaven?
  • Are false stories the same thing as worldviews?
  • How can brothers in Christ best supportz sisters in Christ who are pursuing some form of ministry in the US context?
  • Is the soul inherently gendered as male and female? If yes or no, what are the implications for complementarianism?
  • Do you consider women’s bible study and women’s ministry the same thing?
  • Can you help me understand the difference between the ontological and economic Trinity? Why does it matter?
  • What are your thoughts on Paul saying to not pay attention to genealogies in 1 Timothy?
  • Why is the Father referred to as God the Father but Christ is referred to as the Son of God, not God the Son? Does this language confuse the equality of the Trinity in any way?
  • Who is your favorite of the minor prophets and why?
  • How do we pray Trinitarianly?
  • Does Kenosis deny the deity of Christ?
  • I want to develop my own curriculum for our study to use, where should I start?
  • Romans 7:4 says we have died to the law in Christ Jesus but in Matthew 5:17 Jesus says he didn’t come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. So if we are in Christ it means that we have died to the law, but also we have fulfilled the law in Christ. How can both be true at the same time? Did we die to the law or did we fulfill the law in Christ?
  • I reckon after these tough questions you and your families need a holiday to NZ! What say you all?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Anthropomorphic: Ways of talking about God in human terms so we can understand a concept.
  • “Narrative is our culture's currency, he who tells the best story wins.” Bobette Buster
  • Anthropology: The doctrine of humanity.
  • Dichotomy: We are made up of two parts, body and soul.
  • Trichotomy: We are made up of three parts, body, soul, and spirit.
  • Ontological (Imminent) Trinity: The view that centers on the Trinity in and of Himself, or the internal relations between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as present (immanent) only to Himself (c.f. Jn 1:1-2,18); this perspective is distinguished from that of the economic Trinity. 
  • Economic Trinity: A view of the Trinity focused on God in the history of redemption, or the functional acts (economies) of the Godhead in the creation and salvation of the world; this perspective is distinguished from that of the immanent Trinity.
  • How to pray: To the Father through the Son by the Spirit.
  • Kenosis: Jesus gives over his divine rights (Philippians 2:7).

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • 1 Timothy 1:4, Amos, Nehemiah, Philippians 2:7, Romans 7:4, Matthew 5:17
  • “Jesus & Gender” by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher

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May 26, 2022
#149 – Romans 16
00:34:23

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley conclude their journey through Romans by discussing Romans 16.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why shouldn’t a reader zoom through Romans 16?
  • Who is Phoebe?
  • What do we discover in Paul’s greetings?
  • V. 20 brings me back to the early nineties kids camp.
  • How would you paraphrase verse 19?
  • Can I point out something in VV. 22-24?
  • I love the doxologies we find in Paul’s letters, what is a doxology and what purpose does it serve (VV. 25-27)?
  • Paul using the language “the obedience of faith.”
  • What have you learned this season in Romans?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Doxology: Worship, praise, and adoration. A forumlation of something substantive into praise. Not just a concept, a concept articulated for worship. 
  • Amen: Let it be so.

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May 19, 2022
#148 – Romans 15
00:37:31

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley give a quick overview of Romans and discuss chapter 15.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Paul has been talking about “the weak.” Who are they?
  • Isn’t it interesting how Paul ties the moral life of his audience to the witness of Christ?
  • Verses 8-12 feel a bit like a nod back to Romans 9-11, don’t they?
  • We get the invocation of Apostolic authority in VV. 14-16.
  • VV. 19-21 are interesting from a missiological standpoint, aren’t they?
  • RE: VV. 22-29 – Does Paul make it to Rome?
  • His appeal in verses 30-33 strikes my heart.

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May 12, 2022
#147 – Romans 14:13-23
00:31:59

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss “The Law of Love” in Romans 14:13-23.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How does V. 13 square with Christian liberty?
  • Where does this cleanliness language come from?
  • V. 17 Paul brings up the kingdom of God.
  • Is V. 22 telling me to keep the faith and keep my mouth shut?
  • Should we never talk about secondary issues?
  • What are good rules for engagement in any discussion?
  • Isn’t V. 19 a verse for our moment?

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May 05, 2022
#146 – Romans 14:1-12
00:41:39

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on the book of Romans by looking at Romans 14:1-12.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Who is the one “weak in faith?”
  • Weak people eat only vegetables - What’s going on here?
  • V. 7 - What does this mean?
  • I love the certainty of V. 8.
  • Paul seems to be coming back to Romans 2 here?
  • What does V. 12 mean? I have heard so many bad takes on the idea.
  • If Paul were writing to us today, what topic would Paul have in mind?
  • How would we deal gently with a weaker brother, how do I live at peace with them?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Romans 14:1-12, Romans 2

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Apr 28, 2022
#145 – Holier Than Thou with Jackie Hill Perry
00:41:23

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Jackie Hill Perry to discuss her recently released book, “Holier Than Thou.”

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why did you write this book?
  • Are holiness and goodness synonyms?
  • What were the most helpful resources for you as you wrote the book?
  • What does it mean that God is holy?
  • If someone was going to look at studying the holiness of God in scripture, where would they start?
  • How do people tend to respond to holiness?
  • How should we look at the law?
  • Does God want us to be holy?
  • How has the content of this book shaped the way you teach the bible?
  • Your first book was autobiographical and this book was theological. How did it feel to change direction in your writing?
  • If you were rewriting the book today, is there anything you would add?
  • If you could give one conference message to all Christians in this country: What would be your main point?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Transcendence: He is other (by an infinite extent).

Guest Bio:

Jackie Hill Perry is an author, poet, bible teacher and hip-hop artist whose latest album, Crescendo, released in May 2018.  Since becoming a Christian, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts  to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. She is the author of “Gay Girl, Good God,” “Holier Than Thou,” and the bible study “Jude: Contending for the Faith in Today’s Culture.”  and At home she is a wife to Preston and Mommy to Eden, Autumn, Sage, and August.

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Apr 21, 2022
After the Fact: What's The First Step Towards Seminary with Jeremy Pelton
00:04:59

Kyle Worley is joined by Jeremy Pelton to answer the question, if a listener of Knowing faith wanted to take the next step in finding out more about becoming a student at Southern what would you tell them?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • If a listener of Knowing faith wanted to take the next step in finding out more about becoming a student at Southern what would you tell them?
  • When you are talking with prospective students, what is something that they find to be the greatest roadblock to being a student?

Guest Bio:

Jeremy Pelton is the Director of Admissions for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

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Apr 19, 2022
#144 – Romans 13
00:35:25

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Romans 13 and political theology. 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Does the bible have a uniform political theology?
  • What does the bible have to say about submitting to governing authorities?
  • What are some of the principles undergirding Paul’s words in this passage?
  • What about bad rulers?
  • How do we know when we should be like “Bonhoeffer”? How do we act?
  • How do we honor our governing authorities without treating them as God?
  • Paul transitions in V. 8 to the local and proximate and personal: And continues to reinforce our moral responsibilities to the “other.”
  • Paul’s urgent eschatology in VV. 11-14?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Eschatology: The doctrine of the last things.

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Apr 14, 2022
After The Fact: Jesus' Final Week with Dr. Bill Cook
00:05:43

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Bill Cook to answer the question, why is it crucial to understand the events of Jesus’ final week?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why is it crucial to understand the events of Jesus’ final week?
  • What is one of the most neglected events of that week?
  • What is something that is overlooked in the judicial proceedings?

Guest Bio:

Dr. Bill Cook is Professor of New Testament Interpretation at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including: Spiritual Warfare in the Storyline of Scripture: A Biblical, Theological, and Practical Approach And the recently released:  Jesus’s Final Week: From Triumphal Entry to Empty Tomb.

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Apr 12, 2022
#143 – Romans 12:9-21
00:30:35

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Romans 12:9-21.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Look at all this moralism and legalism right? 
  • How does this passage echo or align with other similar passages throughout the bible? Where do you see overlap?
  • In VV. 9-13 which one of these stands out to you as something of pronounced concern for Christian witness in our day?
  • What does it look like for brothers and sisters to have a new family that has been developed because of what Jesus has done for us (V. 10)?
  • What is Paul getting at in verse 20?
  • What if I don’t “feel” like doing this stuff?

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Apr 07, 2022
After The Fact: The Loveliest Place with Dr. Dustin Benge
00:09:19

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Dustin Benge to answer the question, in a time when people are giving up on the church, where do you see the splendor of God in the life of His people?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • In a time when people are giving up on the church, where do you see the splendor of God in the life of His people?
  • What is a good starting place in conversations when someone points out everything the church has done wrong?

Guest Bio:

Dr. Dustin Benge is Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality and Historical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including: The Loveliest Place: The Beauty and Glory of the Church and the American Puritans. And the recently released: Why should we love the local church?

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Apr 05, 2022
#142 – Romans 12:3-8
00:39:37

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on Romans by talking through Romans 12:3-8.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why are some of these exhortations uniquely relevant to the situation in Rome?
  • What is the “measure of faith?” (V. 3)
  • Discuss body/membership. (V. 4-5)
  • Do we belong to God in Christ? Or Christ and each other? What is our responsibility to those others who are also in Christ?
  • Is this an exhaustive list of gifts?
  • Why do you think this list of gifts differs from the gifts listed in 1 Corinthians 12?
  • If there is a specific application to the listing of these gifts, how should we consider these in our context?
  • Some of these seem fairly straightforward, but there are questions about at least one of these isn’t there?

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Mar 31, 2022
After The Fact: 40 Questions About Roman Catholicism with Dr. Gregg Allison
00:06:15

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Gregg Allison to answer the question, how do Roman Catholics respond to Romans 5:1?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How do Roman Catholics respond to Romans 5:1 and broadly the doctrine of justification?
  • Do Roman Catholics believe justification is a process?
  • Are justification and sanctification tied together in Roman Catholic view?

Helpful Definitions:

Justification:

  • Roman Catholic: Is not only the remission or the forgiveness of sins but also the sanctification and renewal of the inner person. - The Council of Trent
  • Protestant: Is God’s declaration that we are not guilty but righteous instead because the righteousness of Christ is credited to our account.

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 5:1

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Mar 29, 2022
#141 – Romans 12:1-2
00:37:57

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Romans 12:1-2.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is the “therefore” there for?
  • What is the substance of Paul’s appeal?
  • What are the “mercies of God?”
  • What background information or experiences is shaping Paul’s language in these verses?
  • What do we mean when we say “cruciform life?”
  • V. 2 Conformity to the world. What are false stories we are tempted to be conformed to?
  • What does it mean to be transformed? How do we experience the “renewal of our mind?” What is the chief consequence of this renewal and transformation?
  • When you say we need to start talking about worldliness, what are you saying?
  • Do you think people are comfortable with calling something ungodly?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Theology: Doctrine of God
  • Anthropology: Doctrine of humanity
  • Soteriology: Doctrine of salvation
  • Passive Imperative: Something we are supposed to do but it is entirely reliant upon God's Holy Spirit doing it in us.
  • Cruciform life: The Christian life is shaped by the cross, not only our intellect and our mind but in our formative practices.
  • False Stories: A narrative that gives you a vision of the good life that ultimately ends in death.
    • Romanticism: The story that tells you that you are your emotions.
    • Consumerism: The story that tells you, “You are what you have.”
    • Pragmatism: The story that tells you, “Whatever works must be true.”
    • Postmodernism: The story that tells you that there is no big story because all experiences and stories are equally valid.
    • Perfectionism: The story that tells you, “You must be perfect, good, and right in order to be accepted.”
    • American Civil Religion (Moral Therapeutic Deism): The story that tells you, “Let’s cut the rough edges off of Christianity to make it palatable to modern sensibilities.”
    • Secularism: This idea that the natural world we are living in is all that there is and there is no supernatural involvement.
  • True Spiritual Worship: Loves the things that God loves in the way that God loves them.
  • Worldliness: Loving something that God doesn’t love or loving something that God loves but in a way that is not the way that God loves it, making it an idol.

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Mar 24, 2022
After The Fact: Interpretive Icebergs with Dr. Rob Plummer
00:10:55

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Robert Plummer to answer the question, what are the top 2-3 interpretive icebergs when reading scripture?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What are the top 2-3 interpretive icebergs when reading scripture?
  • How would you advise someone to redirect the reader response style of groups?

Guest Bio:

Dr. Robert Plummer is the Collin and Evelyn Aikman Professor of Biblical Studies at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of several books, including but not limited to: Greek for Life, Going Deeper with New Testament Greek, and 40 Questions about Interpreting the Bible. He also founded and hosts The Daily Dose of Greek.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Luke 6:46, 2 Peter 3:16, 2 Timothy 2:15

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Mar 22, 2022
#140 – Romans 11:25-36
00:27:28

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley talk about Romans 11:25-36.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is the mystery of V. 25?
  • Who are the enemies in V. 28?
  • Discuss VV. 29-32.
  • Does VV. 33-36 come out of nowhere? Is this inappropriate?
  • How is God celebrated in these verses?
  • What is doxology?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Romans 11:25-36

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Mar 17, 2022
After The Fact: American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion with Dr. John Wilsey
00:07:11

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. John Wilsey to answer the question what is Civil Religion?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is Civil Religion?
  • Is Civil Religion unavoidable?
  • Is it good or bad as it pertains to the Christian Story and meaningful participation in it?
  • How is Civil Religion different from Christian Nationalism?

Guest Bio:

Dr. John Wilsey is Associate Professor of Church History and Philosophy at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the author of One Nation Under God: An Evangelical Critique of Christian America and American Exceptionalism and Civil Religion: Reassessing the History of an Idea, and the recently released God’s Cold Warrior: The Life and Faith of John Foster Dulles.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Civil Religion: A set of practices, symbols, and beliefs distinct from traditional religion yet providing a universal values paradigm around which the citizenry can unite.

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Mar 15, 2022
#139 – Romans 11:1-24
00:34:53

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on Romans by looking at Romans 11:1-24 and also discuss covenantal vs. dispensational views on God’s faithfulness to Israel.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is the central question of these verses?
  • Why would Paul feel the need to preemptively respond to this question? What objection is he anticipating?
  • Who are “His people” (V. 1) and “they” (V. 11)?
  • V. 11,13 “Israel jealous?”
  • Would you say that there are some promises that are going to find a unique fulfillment for the broader conception of Israel that are still on the table?
  • Is Israel given primacy of place in the order of who received revelation and/or in God's grand scheme of salvation?
  • Do you think most Christian Evangelecals today hold to a broadly dispensational view of God’s covenant faithfulness to Israel?
  • Does context matter in this discussion?

Helpful Definitions: 

  • Covenantal: Emphasize the unity of the Biblical text from Genesis to Revelation.
  • Dispensational: Read God’s covenantal history as progressive.

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Mar 10, 2022
After The Fact: Why Study 1 Corinthians with Dr. Hershael York
00:09:08

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Hershael York to answer the question why study 1 Corinthians?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why study 1 Corinthians?
  • If you could preach anything from 1 Corinthians, what would it be?

Guest Bio:

Dr. Hershael York is the Dean of the School of Theology and the Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He serves as the Senior Pastor at Buck Run Baptist Church and is the author of the recently released 40 Days in 1 Corinthians.

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Mar 08, 2022
#138 – Romans and the Mission of God
00:37:32

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Romans 10:14-21 and the mission of God. 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What has Paul been saying so far in this passage?
  • Is Paul justifying the gentile ministry (V. 13-14)?  
  • Do people need to hear the gospel to be saved?
  • Why is it important that we use reigning language with the gospel?
  • What framework is Paul relying upon?
  • Are those who believe sent out as proclaimers of what they hear?
  • Where is the emphasis on the method of proclamation; go and tell or come and see?
  • What is our primary emphasis today, deeds without words or words without deeds?
  • How did this play out in Israel’s history?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Romans 10:14-21, Isaiah 52:6-9, John 13:35, John 20:22, Isaiah 65, Romans 4, Genesis 12-17, Matthew 10:5-8, Romans 10, Matthew 5:13-16
  • “On the Incarnation” by Saint Athanasius

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Mar 03, 2022
After The Fact: What is Typology and Why Does it Matter with Dr. Jim Hamilton
00:08:13

Kyle Worley is joined by Dr. Jim Hamilton, to answer the question, what is typology and why does it matter?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is typology and why does it matter?
  • Where would you take someone to see a basic typology in the Bible?
  • What is the full scope of the way types present themselves?
  • In what way has studying typology left you with a greater sense of the grandeur of God’s word?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Typology: Consists of what we might call promise shaped patterns that the biblical authors intended to communicate; that create repetitions in sequences of events that are intended by the authors, under the control of the sovereign God, and they develop across salvation history. Many culminate and are fulfilled in Christ but not all of them.
    • People, events, and institutions

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:

  • Exodus, Genesis 12:10 Genesis 12:15, Genesis 12:17, Genesis 15:7, 1 Corinthians 5:7, Romans 5:14

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Mar 01, 2022
#137 – Romans 10
00:30:41

JT English and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on Romans with Romans 10:1-13.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Romans 10:1 begins similar to Romans 9:1-3?
  • What does V. 2 mean?
  • Does Christ being “the end of the law for righteousness” mean the law has no consequence or relation to the Christian (V. 4)?
  • It seems like VV. 5-13 is a contrast between “righteousness based on law” and “righteousness based on faith.” Is that accurate?
  • What does it mean to confess with your mouth? 
  • How does. V. 13 square with doctrine of election?

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Feb 24, 2022
#136 – Romans and Doctrine of Salvation
00:47:44

JT English and Kyle Worley talk through various terms that are commonly used when talking about Romans and the doctrine of Salvation. 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Over the last few seasons, we have been using and introducing a ton of terms that could be new for our listeners and thought: “Mother is the repetition of learning, right?” So let’s do some review and repetition on the terms in Romans that concern the doctrine of salvation.
    • Salvation
    • Sin
    • Righteousness
    • Justification
    • Faith
    • Sanctification
    • In Adam/In Christ
    • Flesh/Spirit
    • Adoption
    • Predestined
    • Called
    • Glorification

Helpful Definitions:

  • Salvation: To be saved from something.
    • Is the good news, at the highest possible level, that God loves His creation and is bent on redeeming us through the person and work of Jesus.
  • Original Sin: We are implicated in Adam’s sin.
  • Total Depravity: Our nature as a result of Adam’s sin.
  • Sin: Identity: We are no longer living in the identity God has given us. Idolatry: We are born into this world not giving our worship, affection, and loyalty to God. Immorality: We don’t behave as we ought. We are unable and unwilling to choose righteousness.
  • Righteousness:
    • From God: Righteous standing that God gives. The source of salvation. What we need to be made in order to be saved.
    • Of God: The perfect character of God that we are to imitate. God’s standard.His expectations of His people.
    • His faithfulness to his covenant promises: The character of God.
  • Justification:
    • Is to be declared righteous by the righteous God.
    • Forgiven for good, forever.
    • When we are justified by the blood of Christ, we are saved from sin’s penalty.
  • Faith:
    • The instrument of our salvation, we draw everything from the work of Christ and contribute nothing to it.
    • The ascent of our minds to that which God says is true. Adoration, God deserves my worship, love, and affection. Giving my actions over to Him, a life of obedience, allegiance, and loyalty.
  • Sanctification: Freed day by day to look more and more like Jesus.
    • As we are being sanctified, we are being saved from sin’s power.
  • Grace: You have been given freedom so that you can live in God’s way.
  • In Adam/In Christ: Federal Headship: You are either being represented by being in Adam or by being in Christ.
  • Flesh/Spirit: We are born in the flesh (our natural state apart from the intervening work of God in salvation), some are reborn in Christ and because of that are able to set their minds on things of the Spirit.
  • Adoption: We have been invited to fellowship with God. The beloved Father who welcomes us to His table.
  • Compatibilist: Hold in tension that God is sovereign and providential over everything and yet our wills are compatible and fully free within His sovereignty.
  • Predestined: God elects a people for himself before the foundations of the world.
  • Called:
    • General Call of the Gospel: The gospel proclamation to everyone.
    • Effectual Call: Those whom God predestined he calls through the preaching of the gospel into salvation. The spirit wrought activity of awakening the heart and bringing that person into Christ Jesus.
  • Glorification:
    • There is a time that is coming in the future where we will be gifted a resurrected body and we will be glorified. Meaning we will be free from even the ability to sin. We will be transformers from one degree of glory to the next. We increasingly become aligned with who Christ is.
    • When we are glorified, we are finally and fully saved from sin's presence.

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Feb 17, 2022
#135 – Romans 9 Part 2
00:37:06

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion on Romans 9 and talk about the doctrine of election. Be sure to listen to Episode #134 – Romans 9 with Dr. Mike Bird before this episode for helpful information.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What on earth is Paul suggesting (V.3)? Is Paul saying he would give up his salvation in order that Israel might be saved?
  • Who are the patriarchs?
  • Did God fail? Did God’s word fail?
  • Did Israel have primacy of place in God’s plan?
  • Is God faithful? How is he going to maintain His covenant?
  • What is election?
  • What is the difference between Isaac's birth and Ishmael's birth?
  • How should someone read these passages?
  • How should someone not read or talk about Romans 9?
  • “What shall we say, then?” (V. 30)

Helpful Definitions:

  • Election: God’s sovereign choice in salvation.
  • Providence: The world is currently upheld by the Word of the Triune God of Scripture. God’s continued care and governance over the whole of His creation.

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Feb 10, 2022
#134 - Romans 9 with Dr. Mike Bird
00:48:52

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are back to discuss the book of Romans! They are joined by Dr. Mike Bird to take a look at Romans 9 and the study of Paul.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Before we jump into Romans 9: How did we get here? What’s the flow and argument of the letter so far?
  • How does the audience of this letter shape the way we read Romans 9?
  • What is the argument of chapter 9?
  • Romans 9:6-7 appears to be distinguishing between two kinds of Israel? Is that correct?
  • Is Paul trying to make the argument that the promises of God to Israel are not for all of ethnic Israel and are only for the children of the promise?
  • What are people's working assumptions of Israel in the Bible?
  • Is there a more pressing question for Paul? Is God faithful (V. 6)?
  • The most incendiary section of this chapter to modern readers is Romans 9:13-18. How does Paul build the tension in his argument? How does he relieve it?
  • Why would you encourage someone to read Romans 9? 
  • If you just had to steer people away from the biggest misunderstanding, in your view, of Romans 9: How would you caution them?
  • Study of Paul: What do you see right now as some of the most interesting questions that are being asked in Pauline scholarship?
  • Complementarianism: Why do you care about the issue of women in the church?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Israel: The name for the sacred people in the Jewish sacred history.
  • Ethnic Israel: Those who are genetically, biologically, or familially part of the people of God.
  • Israel according to the promise: A subtype within ethnic Israel. The ones God has used for his various purposes and who his plans have centered on.

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Guest Bio:

Dr. Mike Bird is the academic dean and a lecturer in theology at Ridley College in Australia. He describes himself as a “biblical theologian” who seeks to bring together biblical studies and systematic theology. He is the author of 30 books including but not limited to: The Story of God Commentary on Romans, An Anomalous Jew: Paul among Jews, Greeks and Romans, Introducing Paul: The Man, His Mission and His Message, and the New Testament in its World: An Introduction to the History, Literature, and Theology of the First Christians (which he co-authored with NT Wright). You can also find him on Twitter @mbird12.

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Feb 03, 2022
Introducing Season 8
00:26:34

Introducing Season 8

Season 8 of the Knowing Faith podcast begins on February 3! In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley give you a preview of what is to come in Season 8 as they cover the book of Romans.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is Romans? Who wrote it? When? Why?
  • Why are we studying it?
  • Who is the audience of this letter?
  • What did we uncover in Romans 1-8? (Major themes, concepts, outline, overview)
  • What are the kinds of things we will discuss in Romans 9-16?

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Jan 27, 2022
#133 – Q&A For Days
01:09:09

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.

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Jan 20, 2022
#132 – Season 7 Q&A
00:47:25

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.

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Dec 23, 2021
#131 – The Crescendo
00:32:47

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?

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Dec 16, 2021
After The Fact: Why Southern Seminary with Dr. JT English
00:08:15

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?

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Dec 14, 2021
#130 – The Spirit and Our Waiting with Dr. Jarvis Williams
00:30:36

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.

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Dec 09, 2021
After The Fact: Is Seminary Right For Me with Dr. JT English
00:07:28

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

Kyle 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?

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Dec 07, 2021
#129 – Freedom In Christ
00:41:09

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Union with Christ, Trinitarianism, and Romans 8:1-18

Questions 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 Spirit

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Dec 02, 2021
#128 – The Internal Struggle with Dr. Tom Schreiner
00:36:50

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.

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Nov 25, 2021
#127 – Slaves to Righteousness
00:24:41

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?

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Nov 18, 2021
Training The Church Cohort
00:30:30

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? 

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Nov 17, 2021
After The Fact: How Does Paul Use The Psalms in Romans 15 with Dr. Jim Hamilton
00:10:47

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 4:22-23

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Nov 16, 2021
#126 – The New Life with Courtney Doctor
00:35:16

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.

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Nov 11, 2021
After The Fact: Why The Blood with Dr. Brian Vickers
00:07:25

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, 

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Nov 09, 2021
#125 – In Adam or In Christ?
00:42:30

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 Christ
  • Typology: 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.

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Nov 04, 2021
After The Fact: Mystical Union and Romans 6 with Dr. Stephen Yuille
00:08:04

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 6:1-11

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Nov 02, 2021
#124 – Justified by Faith
00:32:57

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. 
  • 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.

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Oct 28, 2021
After The Fact: Paul and Irenaus with Dr. Stephen Presley
00:04:41

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 1:10

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Oct 26, 2021
#123 – The Symbols of Salvation
00:37:44

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.

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Oct 21, 2021
After The Fact: Is the Gospel of Christ Different From Paul's Gospel with Dr. Jonathan Pennington
00:08:46

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 14:17

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Oct 19, 2021
#122 – Father Abraham
00:29:41

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.

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Oct 14, 2021
After The Fact: Luther and the Righteousness of God with Dr. Gregg Allison
00:07:06

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.

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Oct 12, 2021
#121 – The Righteousness of God with Dr. Michael Kruger
00:41:59

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. 

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Oct 07, 2021
The Family Discipleship Podcast – In The Wilkin Home with Jen Wilkin
00:31:58

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?

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Oct 05, 2021
#120 – A Massive Problem
00:38:33

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?

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Sep 30, 2021
#119 – Judgment and Law
00:48:41

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?

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Sep 23, 2021
#118 – Idolatry, Identity, Immorality
00:55:13

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?

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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.

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Sep 16, 2021
#117 – The Righteous Shall Live By Faith
00:45:09

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?

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Helpful 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 prosectives
    • The 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.

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Sep 09, 2021
#116 – Murderer Turned Missionary
00:45:27

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 16
  • Family Discipleship Podcast

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Helpful 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.

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Sep 02, 2021
Join us for Season 7 - Romans
00:36:59

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?

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Aug 19, 2021
Patreon Q&A
00:40:04

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 Testament
  • Natural 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. 

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Jul 29, 2021
Introducing The Family Discipleship Podcast with Adam Griffin
00:21:55

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.

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Jun 24, 2021
#115 – I've Got A Question For You
00:56:59

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.

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May 27, 2021
#114 – Joseph in Egypt Pt.2
00:52:05

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?

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May 20, 2021
#113 – Joseph in Egypt Pt.1
00:28:47

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?

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May 13, 2021
#112 – Judah and Tamar
00:27:22

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 3:15

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May 06, 2021
#111 – Joseph and the Coat
00:52:49

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 2

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Apr 29, 2021
#110 – A Brother's Hug with Dr. Ray Ortlund
00:35:20

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 2:14-15

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Apr 22, 2021
#109 – Wrestling with God
00:28:14

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 strives
  • Issac: He laughs

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 32, Exodus 3:1-6, Philippians 2

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Apr 15, 2021
#108 – Tale of Two Sisters
00:53:18

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 3:16

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Apr 08, 2021
#107 – Tale of Two Brothers
00:54:38

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 Abraham.
  • 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 10-12

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Apr 01, 2021
After the Fact: Did the Holy Spirit Indwell Abraham? with Dr. James Hamilton
00:12:21

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. 

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Mar 30, 2021
#106 – The Birth and Sacrifice of Isaac
00:43:44

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 Abraham 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.

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Mar 25, 2021
After The Fact: What Did Augustine Think About Creation? with Dr. Gregg Allison
00:08:10

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 1:3

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Mar 23, 2021
#105 – Theological Triage and Genesis with Gavin Ortlund
00:31:48

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.

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Mar 18, 2021
After the Fact: How do Hebrew Emphatic Statements Help Us Understand Genesis with Dr. Adam Howell
00:10:47

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?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Meod (Hebrew): Very or exceedingly
  • The Infinitive Absolute: A unique hebrew construction that takes an emphatic verbal form and places right beside a standard verbal form of the same meaning.

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

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Mar 16, 2021
#104 – The Story of Sodom
01:00:02

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.

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Mar 11, 2021
After the Fact: What Does Abraham's Prayer Over Sodom Show Us About Intercession with Dr. Don Whitney
00:08:29

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 7:7-11

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Mar 09, 2021
#103 – Abraham, Hagar and the Child
00:39:14

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, 

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Mar 04, 2021
After the Fact: Does Abraham Change God's Mind in Prayer with Dr. Bruce Ware
00:10:46

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 TheismGod’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.

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Mar 02, 2021
#102 – Abrahamic Covenant
00:24:57

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 Laan

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Feb 25, 2021
After the Fact: Judah, Tamar and Levirate Marriage with Dr. Dominick Hernandez
00:12:06

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”

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Feb 23, 2021
#101 – The Strange Priest
00:34:35

What’s the big deal about Melchizedek? In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley take a look at the events in Genesis 14 and discuss the significance of Melchizedek. 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Is Genesis 14 the first time we start to realize that the nations, kingdoms, and rulers have multiplied?
  • Why does Lot keep getting mentioned?
  • How would you characterize Abraham’s actions in this text?
  • We encounter a king named “Melchizedek.” What do we know about him? Who is he? What is his deal? What does scripture say about him in the NT?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 14, Psalm 110, Hebrews 7, Daniel 3:24-26, Genesis 16, Genesis 32:22-32

Helpful Definitions: 

Christophany: An appearance of the Son of God before the incarnation.

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Feb 18, 2021
After the Fact: How Would I Teach A Big Story Like Genesis 31 with Dr. Hershael York
00:09:44

Kyle interviews Dr. Hershel York from SBTS. Hershael has served as the 11th dean of Southern Seminary’s School of Theology since 2018, and as the Victor and Louise Lester Professor of Christian Preaching since 1999. Since coming to Southern in 1997, York has authored two books on speaking and preaching and has written dozens of articles in journals and online publications. His preaching has been featured in Preaching Today as among the best in North America, and he has twice preached at the International Congress on preaching in Cambridge, England.

He currently serves as the senior pastor of Buck Run Baptist Church in Frankfort, Kentucky, where he has led the 200-year-old church in growth that necessitated relocation to a 100-acre campus and new facilities. York frequently ministers internationally, especially in Brazil, where his father was a missionary. Before joining the faculty of Southern Seminary, York pastored the Ashland Avenue Baptist Church in Lexington and the First Baptist Church of Marion, Arkansas.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 31

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Feb 16, 2021
#100 – Family Drama
00:35:41

In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley talk about Abraham's family drama found in Genesis 12-13.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why are Old Testament families so jacked up?
  • What genre are we reading? Is the text descriptive or prescriptive?
  • Is Abraham a bad guy?
  • What is the significance of Abraham and Lot negotiating the boundaries of the land?

 

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Feb 11, 2021
#99 – Father Abraham
00:33:26

In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley discuss Genesis Chapter 12 and introduce Abraham. More specifically they take a look at where Abraham comes from, the components of the call of Abraham in Genesis 12:1-3, the significance of election, and God’s presence, place, purpose and people. 

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Genesis 12, 15, 17, 1 Peter 1:1, Romans 9-11

Progressive Dispensationalism” by Craig Blaising 

Kingdom Through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants” by Gentry and Wellum

God's Kingdom through God's Covenants: A Concise Biblical Theology” by Gentry and Wellum

Introducing Covenant Theology” by Michael Horton

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Feb 04, 2021
TEASER: Season 6 of Knowing Faith
00:26:17

Season 6 of the Knowing Faith podcast begins on 2/4/2021. In this episode Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley give you a preview of what is to come in Season 6 as they cover Genesis 12-50. They discuss the importance of studying the book of Genesis, the author, the audience, the setting, some of the key people in the text, and what questions they will be asking and answering. If you’d like you can catch up on Genesis 1-11 in Season 5. 

 

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Map of the Patriarchs

Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing” by Jonathan Pennington

Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Wisdom Needed for the Good Life” by Jonathan Pennington

Episode #77 – The Holy Spirit with Dr. Gregg Allison

 

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Jan 28, 2021
Patreon Q&A
00:54:27

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley took questions from our "Super Fan" tier on Patreon and tried to answer as many as we could!

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • If Knowing Faith was a character on The West Wing, who would it be?
  • Is American Civil religion a problem?
  • What is the difference between the way that Jesus intercedes on our behalf and the way that the Holy Spirit intercedes for us? Is this the same work or different works?
  • There are so many different analogies to explain the Trinity, but most are heretical. Is there a good analogy that you know of?
  • Do you believe that the view of humans as primarily thinking creatures has led to an emphasis of preaching being the main task in discipleship, rather than a more holistic, lived discipleship?
  • How can I help redirect and set expectations that bible study time is for letting the Word transform our own lives, rather than it becoming a commentary on how “the world” doesn’t follow whatever passage we are discussing? 
  • I am working on summarizing the connection between Cain and Abel's narrative and Hebrews 12:24. Can you talk more about the "word" that Abel's blood was speaking? What was it saying exactly, and why does the writer of Hebrews use this as the connection to Jesus?
  • Should Christians today pray imprecatory psalms?
  • When someone that you're discipling and helping through addiction has already confessed their sin, but has relapsed or given into temptation again, what do you say?
  • What are appropriate and inappropriate ways to administer the Lord’s Supper?
  • Do you have ideas about how to incorporate biblical literacy and theological foundations for the children in our churches?
  • How should we think about the childhood of Jesus?
  • Do you think creation happened like in Perelandra: the world was evolved, but their Adam and Eve had been placed there brand new? 
  • What does Sabbath look like for you & your spouses?
  • How / why do we believe that the serpent in the garden was Satan? Was it?
  • What is up with Matthew 27:51-53? Is there a theological reason why would they need to die again? Couldn't God simply take them like Enoch?

Helpful Definitions:

  • American Civil Religion (Moral Therapeutic Deism): The story that says, “Christianity should be palatable and to modern sensibilities.” The good life is “Pleasantville”, a society with no discomfort and no suffering.
  • 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.
  • Ecclesiology: Doctrine of the church.

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Jan 21, 2021
#98 – The Mega Q&A Episode
01:01:26

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley answer listener questions. 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • When you say that we’re asking Genesis questions that it’s not asking itself...is that literal? How would I apply that to other books of the Bible? For example, what question is Judges asking? And how would I discern that?
  • How would you describe/define the imago dei in light of disability?
  • Who’s your favorite person to talk theology with other than each other?
  • New ESV translation of Genesis 3:16?
  • When was the promise of the land fulfilled in the Abrahamic Covenant? Was it fulfilled during David or Solomon’s reign?
  • If God is the one who gives faith, and He wishes that none should perish-why doesn’t He give the gift of faith to everyone?
  • When is it ok to leave a church?
  • What are some practical tips for starting a theological program for women at your church?
  • What did you think about the West Wing reunion?
  • Could you explain the doctrine of the sufficiency of scripture?
  • What are your favorite hymns?
  • Do you think God made another world before this one?
  • What is discipleship and how/where does discipleship happen? What does it mean to make disciples?
  • Is doubt a sin?
  • What advice do you give to someone just starting out as pastor?
  • If you could have a table discussion with any 3 theologians, past or present, who would be at your table?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Middle Knowledge: God possesses knowledge of not just everything that is and everything that isn’t but everything that could be.

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Dec 24, 2020
#97 – Wrapping up Genesis 1-11
00:28:43

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue exploring Genesis 1-11 and wrap up Genesis 1-11 by looking ahead.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Recap: How does the story of Genesis start?
  • What major themes have stood out to us?
  • What major questions have been asked and answered?
    • How did we get here? 
    • Why are we here?
    • What’s the problem?
    • What's the solution?
  • What lingering question(s) do you have stepping away from this portion of Genesis?
  • Genesis 12:1-3: An OT scholar said, “The call of Abraham is the answer to the problems of the world.” What could they possibly mean by that?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 1-11, Psalm 24:1, Revelation 21-22, Genesis 12:1-3

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Dec 17, 2020
#96 – Hard Questions and Genesis with Rebecca McLaughlin
00:40:58

This episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin to discuss some hard questions. 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What do we do when we are asked a hard question and we don’t know the answer? 
  • How does your training in literature relate to how you handle the scriptures?
  • What is the best way to respond when someone asks a hard question?
  • Lots of hard questions emerge from the first eleven chapters of Genesis, but one of the most challenging for most believers is around creation. How do you talk about the doctrine of creation with seekers and skeptics?
  • How would you respond to someone who says “I can’t believe Christianity, because you know, science”?
  • If you were going to sit down and read Genesis with a non-Christian person, how would you do that?
  • If you were to start reading the scriptures with a non-Christian, where would you start?
  • What would you say to someone who is listening to this who has doubts about the goodness or truthfulness of God’s word?
  • How should we approach these conversations?

Guest Bio:

Dr. Rebecca McLaughlin holds a PhD from Cambridge University and a theology degree from Oak Hill seminary in London. She is a regular writer for The Gospel Coalition and author of Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram, or her own website.

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Dec 10, 2020
#95 – God in the Dark Places of Genesis with Tish Harrison Warren
00:37:36

This episode Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Tish Harrison Warren. 

“We shout truths about God in the light so we can stand on them in the dark.” Kyle Worley

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Prayer in the Night - What made you want to write this book?
  • Is it possible to find God in a dark world?
  • Could God be good given that the world is dark?
  • How can we pray when we feel doubt that the world around us can ever be made whole again?

Helpful Definitions:

  • False Stories: All of us are living in the midst of a narrative that informs us on what the good life is. By default all of us are living in false stories and need to be invited to participate in the true story - the Christian story.
  • Consumerism: The story that tells you that you are what you have. Worth is based upon the value and quality of what belongs to me. The good life is having great things.

Guest Bio:

Tish is a priest in the Anglican Church in North America and is the author of Liturgy of the Ordinary and the forthcoming book Prayer in the Night. She is a monthly columnist for Christianity Today and you can find her articles in the New York Times, Religious News Service, Comment Magazine, and many other places.

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Dec 03, 2020
#94 – A Really Tall Tower: Babel
00:36:33

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley sit down and go over all things Tower of Babel.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Recap Genesis 1-10.
  • Is the earth united? Is this the post-flood nirvana period?
  • Is building a tower bad?
  • “The Lord came down…” Is this emphatic?
  • Is God being cruel here to squash their unified action?
  • Let’s connect it to the New Testament.
  • Will there ever be a time where the people are united again?

Helpful Definitions:

  • שָׁם (Hebrew): Shem, name, and there.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 11, Genesis 1:26-28, Genesis 10:6-11, Genesis 4:26, Genesis 6-9, Acts 2, Revelation 17, Revelation 18:2, Psalm 90

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Nov 26, 2020
#93 – Men and Women In a Broken World with Katie McCoy
00:50:53

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr. Katie McCoy to ask the question: If God created men and women to live as complements to one another, why do we find so much division and brokenness and confusion between men and women?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • If God created men and women to live as complements to one another, why do we find so much division and brokenness and confusion between men and women?
  • How might Greek philosophy have impacted the way we think about these things?
  • Has there ever been a time when it has been more confusion to address questions of manhood or womanhood?
  • How did Aristotle subvert the Hebrew world view in our own thinking about our faith? Why have we lost this heritage?
  • Walk us through the most difficult Old testament law for women to read and help us see how our own presuppositions cause us to fear it and how we should resolve it? 
  • How would you respond to someone who told you - “Listen, why are you even trying to make this work...the OT is a misogynistic document that subjugates women to male control.”

Guest Bio:

Dr. Katie McCoy, serves as an assistant professor of theology in Women’s Studies at the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She holds a Ph.D. from Southwestern in Systematic Theology where she wrote on OT laws about women’s personhood and what they can show us about human dignity. You can find her online @blondeorthodoxy and blondeorthodoxy.com.

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Nov 19, 2020
#92 – Flood Actually
00:54:34

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are back to discuss the flood, but for real this time.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is Genesis 6:9 contrasting?
  • What is important about the description of building the boat?
  • How is water used throughout the bible? Where does this theme echo?
  • How long were they on the ark?
  • Are we to draw a connection between the dove from the ark, the Spirit over the face of the waters, and the baptism of Jesus?
  • What is the covenant with Noah?
  • What is the symbol of the covenant?
  • What happens next?
  • What has Noah done here?
  • What is significant about this part of the story?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Chiasm: Is a literary technique that has bookend statements that work their way inward.

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Nov 12, 2020
#91 – The Flood
00:52:42

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley take a deep dive into Genesis 6.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Let’s start with an overview of what we have covered so far: Genesis 1-5.
  • So, things are bad, but how bad are they really when we jump into Genesis 6?
  • Who are the sons of God (Genesis 6:4)?
  • Genesis 6:6 - “The Lord regretted.” What does that mean?
  • What is the narrative flow of this passage?
  • Is this the only Ancient Near Eastern story that mentions the flood?
  • Let’s talk about dinosaurs.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Impassibility: God does not feel emotions.
  • Immutable: God is always the same.
  • Transcendent: He is other (by an infinite extent).

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 6, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Jude 1:6, 1 Samuel 15:10-11, 1 Samuel 15:29

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Nov 05, 2020
After the Fact: The Godhead And Creation with Dr. Keith Whitfield
00:08:05

Kyle is joined by Dr. Keith Whitfield to discuss how the three persons of the Godhead were involved in creation.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How are the three persons of the Godhead involved in creation?
  • In Genesis is the role of the son sort of mysterious or is there more clarity than it seems?

Guest Bio:

Dr. Keith Whitfield is the Associate Professor of Theology and Provost at the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author and editor of numerous books including Trinitarian Theology and Islam and North America.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 1:1, John 1:3, Colossians 1, Hebrews 1, Genesis 1:2, Job 33:4, Matthew 3:13-17

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Nov 03, 2020
#90 – The Fall Part 2
00:31:39

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley wrap up their conversation on the fall in this part two of two episodes. We hope you enjoy it!

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Continued: Who committed the first sin?
  • What is the impact of sin on the world? What’s the immediate aftermath in Genesis 3?
  • Is there any blame shifting happening here?
  • What are some of the consequences (or curses?) detailed as a result of mankind’s action?
  • Why is understanding Genesis 3 crucial for making sense of the rest of the storyline?
  • What is exile?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Exile: The experience of pain and suffering that results from the knowledge that there is a home where one belongs, yet for the present one is unable to return there.

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Oct 29, 2020
#89 – The Fall Part 1
00:34:47

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley dive back into Genesis 1-11 with a focus on  the fall in this part one of two episodes. They start with an overview of what happens in Genesis 3, and then talk about what’s really happening in the passage regarding rebellion, rule, reign, and the created order being inverted.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Let’s start with an overview of what happens in Genesis 3.
  • Who is the serpent and how has he arrived here?
  • So, what’s really happening in this passage?
  • What is the allure of being like God?
  • Why is sin traced through Adam if Eve is the one who eats from the tree?
  • Who committed the first sin?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Dwelling: God’s presence with humanity in the world that He created. The story of the Bible is “God with us.”
  • Dominion: God’s creation of the world and his command to humanity to extend his glory to all of creation. Dominion relates to the place (Eden/Earth/Kingdom) and the task (Cultural mandate/discipleship) of God’s people.
  • Dynasty: The crowning achievement of God’s creation is a people that will reign and rule with God as His vice-regents, or representatives on earth.
  • Federal Headship: Represented by one person; either by Adam or by Christ.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 3, Romans 5:12-21, 1 Timothy 2:14

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Oct 22, 2020
After the Fact: How Would Augustine Read Genesis? with Dr. Benjamin Quinn
00:10:03

Kyle is joined by Dr. Benjamin Quinn to discuss how Augustine might've read the first chapters of Genesis.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • If Augustine was to read the first 11 chapters of Genesis what might be some of the distinctives of the hermeneutics of his approach?
  • If Augustine is arguing against Manichaeism, what was the main thing that he was trying to course correct?

Helpful Definitions:

  • The Double Love: Love for God and love for neighbor.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Benjamin Quinn serves as Senior Pastor at Holly Grove and as the Assistant Professor of Theology and History of Ideas and Associate Dean for Institutional Effectiveness at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary / College at Southeastern.  Benjamin received a BA from Union University, MDiv and ThM from Southeastern, and PhD in Theology from the University of Bristol.  He and his wife, Ashley have four children and live in Youngsville, NC.

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Oct 20, 2020
#88 – Men and Women in Genesis 2 with Hannah Anderson
00:46:41

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by author Hannah Anderson to discuss Genesis 2 and how it shapes and forms our relationships. 

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Let’s start with an overview of Genesis 2, what’s the basic outline of Genesis 2?
  • What are some differences between Genesis 1 and 2? Particularly in the creation of man and woman?
  • Are we to make anything out of man being created first?
  • What is natural law?
  • What is representation in the terms of relationships between man and woman?
  • If the emphasis is on sameness, why does that matter?
  • Talk about the rib.
  • Is what’s on display here explicit to marriage?
  • Do I have a different obligation toward my spiritual brothers and sisters?
  • How does the truth of Genesis 2 help us to reset the frame of other things?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Natural Law: The world around us as God has created it reflects the truth of his nature and the ordering of creation. There is a logic, order, and purpose to the entirety of creation and therefore there are things we can learn about God from creation.

Guest Bio:

Hannah Anderson lives with her family in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia where her husband, Nathan, pastors Brookhill Baptist Church. Hannah is the author of several books, including Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul and the newly released All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment. You can find more of her writing at sometimesalight.com, hear her on the weekly podcast Persuasion, or follow her on Twitter.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 2, 1 Corinthians 11, Ephesians 5

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Oct 15, 2020
After the Fact: What is Natural Moral Law? with Dr. Ross Inman
00:11:27

Kyle is joined by Dr. Ross Inman to discuss natural moral law and what it has to do with the book of Genesis.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is natural moral law and what does it have to do with Genesis?
  • What is something that is a natural law that is not a natural moral law?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Natural Moral Law: Entails at least the following two commitments: 1. God has built into the natural created order a moral dimension. 2. God has so created human beings with unique capacity to both know and live in accordance with this moral grain for the sake of living well.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Ross Inman serves as an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is also editor of Philosophia Christi, the academic journal of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Suzanne (both natives of San Diego), and together they have the joy of raising three young children Hudson, Declan, and Verity.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Proverbs 8:22-36, Genesis 1:27, Genesis 1:28, Genesis 2:24

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Oct 13, 2020
#87 – Imago Dei and Cultural Mandate with Dr. Russell Moore
00:40:16

Dr. Russell Moore joins Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley to answer some questions within Genesis 1:26-30. They help explore what it means to be created in the image of God and its implications, what the cultural mandate is, and what it means to cultivate and subdue.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What does it mean to be created in the image of God?
  • Are you saying if humans had not fallen we would be able to speak to the winds and the waves?
  • We are created for longing, what does that mean?
  • What are some of the essential implications to this truth?
  • What is the cultural mandate?
  • Does this counteract or co-opt anything Israel would have seen or heard in Egypt?
  • What role does childbearing play in fulfilling the cultural mandate?
  • Connection between cultural mandate and the “limits of Eden…”?
  • Where can the church live this out?

Guest Bio:

Russell Moore is president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. The ERLC is the moral and public policy entity of the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. He has authored several books including The Courage to Stand: Facing Your Fear Without Losing Your Soul and The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home. Prior to his election in 2013, Moore served as provost and dean of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, where he also taught theology and ethics. A native Mississippian, Moore and his wife Maria are the parents of five sons.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 1:26-30, Romans 8:23, Hebrews 1, Colossians 1, Matthew 8:23–27, Revelation 13, Mark 1
  • “The Courage to Stand” by Russell Moore

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Oct 08, 2020
After the Fact: Doctrine of Imago Dei with Dr. Walter Strickland
00:07:56

Kyle is joined by Dr. Walter Strickland to discuss the doctrine of Imago Dei.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why is the doctrine of the Imago Dei crucial for our current moment?
  • Does image bearing squash all differences and distinctions? How it is the proper frame for our uniqueness as individuals?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Imago Dei: The Image of God.

Guest Bio:

Walter R. Strickland II is associate vice president for kingdom diversity initiatives and assistant professor of systematic and contextual theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina. He is an author, editor, and contributor of several books including Every waking Hour, Baptists and the Christian Tradition, For God so Loved the World, and Plain Theology for Plain People.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 11:1-9, Genesis 1:26, Genesis 2:15

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Oct 06, 2020
#86 – The First Days: Genesis 1 & 2
00:42:08

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their series within Genesis 1-11 focusing specifically on the first days of creation.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Original audience for Genesis?
  • What questions do we tend to ask that the text is not trying to answer?
  • What is happening with the rhythms in the creation account?
  • Is this framework intentional?
  • What would you say to someone who says “this is just a plain reading of the text”?
  • What are some patterns we see in the creation account?
  • On day 4 God creates heavenly bodies, why is this significant?
  • Genesis 2:1-3 - What’s different about the 7th day?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Pentateuch: The first five books of the Bible; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
  • Cosmology: The science of the origin and development of the universe.
  • Polemic: Argument.
  • Naturalism: The idea that the world is closed and purley material and has no external spiritual or supernatural forces operating in it or within it or around it. 
  • Framework Theory: The theory that God forms and creates kingdoms on days 1, 2, and 3 and then on days 4, 5, and 6 he fills those kingdoms and he does so in a corresponding way. Days 1 and 4 correspond, days 2 and 5 correspond, and days 3 and 6 correspond. 
  • Pattern in each specific day of creation: Command, Report, Assessment, Dominion, Timemarker.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Genesis 1-2, Psalm 19, John 1:4, Revelation 21:23, Revelation 22:5

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Oct 01, 2020
After the Fact: Wordplay at Babel? with Dr. Tracy McKenzie
00:08:49

Dr. Tracy McKenzie joins Kyle to discuss the story of Babel in Genesis 11.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Is there anything interesting happening in the story of Babel in Genesis 11 that we might miss?
  • Is the author of scripture intentionally using puns and word play?

Helpful Definitions:

  • שָׁם (Hebrew): Shem, name, and there.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Tracy McKenzie the Associate Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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Sep 29, 2020
#85 – Formless and Void with Nancy Guthrie
00:43:34

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by author, teacher, speaker, podcaster: Nancy Guthrie to discuss Genesis 1:2.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What does it mean to start with God created the heavens and the earth? What is the heavens and earth?
  • Genesis 1:2, what are we to learn studying this verse?
  • What does “formless and void” mean?
  • How does this verse set up meta themes that echo throughout scripture? 

Helpful Definitions:

  • Tohu VaVohu: Hebrew term found in Genesis 1:2 for formless and void.
  • Aseity: God is a se, or has aseity: He is self-existent and self-sufficient.

Guest Bio:

Nancy Guthrie is the host of “Help me Teach the Bible” podcast, a regular contributor at the Gospel Coalition, and is the author of many books including: The Seeing Jesus in the OT Series, Even Better than Eden, Saints and Scoundrels in the Story of Jesus, and the brand new: God does his best work with Empty.

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Sep 24, 2020
After the Fact: Genre and Genesis with Dr. Karen Swallow Prior
00:08:21

Karen Swallow Prior and Kyle Worley answer how genre shapes the meaning of a text.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why is genre crucial to understanding the meaning of a given text?
  • What are some distinctions between prose and poetry?
  • Is Genesis historical prose?
  • Is Genesis a unique origin story or does it have similarities with other origin stories?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Genre: A category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
  • Genesis: Origin.
  • Prose: Written or spoken language in its ordinary form, without metrical structure.
  • Poetry: Literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.

Guest Bio:

Karen Swallow Prior, Ph. D., is Research Professor of English and Christianity and Culture at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the author of Booked: Literature in the Soul of Me, Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More—Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist, and On Reading Well: Finding the Good Life through Great Books. She is co-editor of Cultural Engagement: A Crash Course in Contemporary Issues and has contributed to numerous other books. Her writing has appeared at Christianity Today, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, First Things, Vox, Relevant, Think Christian, The Gospel Coalition, Religion News Service, Books and Culture and other places.

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Sep 22, 2020
#84 – Deep Discipleship
00:29:31

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss JT's new book "Deep Discipleship" and why he wrote it. They also discuss what distinguishes deep discipleship from shallow discipleship, who the book is for, how it will help people, and why we need discipleship now.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • JT, what is this book and why did you write it?
  • Who is the audience for this book?
  • How is Training the Church connected to this?
  • Why do we need deep discipleship now?

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Sep 17, 2020
After the Fact: A Forgotten, But Essential Aspect of the Doctrine of Creation with Dr. Ken Keathley
00:06:12

Dr. Ken Keathley and Kyle Worley answer the question "What's a forgotten, but essential aspect of the doctrine of creation?"

“The triune God without opposition or equal, and without the use of preexisting materials, created the world by his will and for his good pleasure.” Dr. Ken Keathley

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What's a forgotten, but essential aspect of the doctrine of creation?
  • If we lose God’s freedom in creating, what do we lose about God?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Creation Ex Nihilo: Creation out of nothing.

Guest Bio:

Ken Keathley is Senior Professor of Theology and the Jesse Hendley Chair of Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, North Carolina where he has been teaching since 2006. He also directs the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture, a center that seeks to engage culture, present and defend the Christian Faith, and explore its implications for all areas of life. He is the author of Salvation and Sovereignty: A Molinist Approach, co-author of 40 Questions About Creation and Evolution and co-editor of Old Earth or Evolutionary Creation?: Discussing Origins with Reasons to Believe and BioLogos.  Ken and his wife Penny have been married since 1980, live in Wake Forest, NC and are members of North Wake Church in Wake Forest, North Carolina.  They have a son and daughter, both married, and four grandchildren.

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Sep 15, 2020
#83 – Before the Beginning
00:45:48

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue the discussion on Genesis 1-11 by discussing what happened before the beginning, who/what existed before the beginning, the work of God prior to creation,  when did God create angelic forces, and did Satan fall before the beginning.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What was happening before the beginning?
  • Who or what existed before the beginning?
  • Trinitarian relations before the beginning?
  • What are the practical implications of God being uncreated?
  • The work of God prior to creation?

Helpful Definitions:

  • 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.
  • Asiety: God is a se, or has aseity: He is self-existent and self-sufficient.
  • Immanent Trinity: The view that centers on the Trinity in and of Himself, or the internal relations between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as present (immanent) only to Himself (c.f. Jn 1:1-2,18); this perspective is distinguished from that of the economic Trinity.
  • Economic Trinity: A view of the Trinity focused on God in the history of redemption, or the functional acts (economies) of the Godhead in the creation and salvation of the world; this perspective is distinguished from that of the immanent Trinity.
  • Eternally Unbegotten: The Father’s unique attribute in relation to the Son and the Spirit: The Father is the first origin of all things and without origin himself. All things are from the Father, through the Son and by the Spirit.
  • 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.
  • Eternal Procession: The Holy Spirit’s unique attribute in relation to the Father and Son: He has always come from the Father and the Son and will continue to do so forever. All things are from the Father, through the Son and by the Spirit.

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Sep 10, 2020
#82 – The Book of Genesis
00:39:43

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley begin our discussion on Genesis 1-11 by asking what is the book of Genesis, why is it named Genesis,  how old is the earth, who wrote it, and how does understanding the first 11 chapters of Genesis help with understanding the whole story of scripture?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is the book of Genesis?
  • Why is it named “Genesis?”
  • Original audience? Why does that matter?
  • Who wrote Genesis? When?
  • How does understanding the first 11 chapters of Genesis help with understanding the whole story of scripture?
  • If you had to summarize the first 11 chapters, how would you?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Pentateuch: The first five books of the Bible; Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.
  • Genesis: Beginnings.
  • Polemic: Argument.

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Sep 03, 2020
TEASER: Season 5 of Knowing Faith
00:28:39

We have too much fun. Seriously, who knew sitting around with your friends talking about the biggest issues could be so fun! Knowing Faith is a podcast exploring the Christian story and Christian belief from Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is Training the Church?
  • What’s on the docket for Season 5?
  • Who are some guests that we have lined up for this season?
  • When does the season start?
  • How can listeners get more involved?

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Aug 20, 2020
Bonus Episode: A Conversation With Jeremy Treat
00:39:29

Join Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley for conversation with pastor and author, Jeremy Treat.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What’s the Kingdom of God?
  • When do I enter the Kingdom of God?
  • Why is this a helpful paradigm for understanding the whole story of scripture?
  • How do we communicate the idea of kingdom in our contemporary moment where we don’t really have kings and kingdoms?
  • How do the Kingdom and the Cross intertwine?
  • Where is the Kingdom of God helping people understand both the brokenness and beauty of the world in the role of what God is doing?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Kingdom of God: God’s reign through God’s people over God’s place. 
  • Dwelling: God’s presence with humanity in the world that He created. The story of the Bible is “God with us.”
  • Dominion: God’s creation of the world and his command to humanity to extend his glory to all of creation. Dominion relates to the place (Eden/Earth/Kingdom) and the task (Cultural mandate/discipleship) of God’s people.
  • Dynasty: The crowning achievement of God’s creation is a people that will reign and rule with God as His vice-regents, or representatives on earth.
  • Sovereign: He has the authority to use His power.

Guest Bio:

Jeremy Treat received his PhD from Wheaton College and serves as the pastor at Reality LA in California. He is the author of a book entitled, The Crucified King.

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Join Jen, JT, and Kyle for conversation with pastor and author, Jeremy Treat.

 

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Jun 04, 2020
Bonus Episode: Union with Christ with Sam Allberry
00:39:59

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by pastor, author, and speaker, Sam Allberry, to talk about union with Christ.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How does the doctrine of union with Christ shape your life?
  • If I am united with Christ, how does that shape my pursuit of holiness?
  • What about when we fail?
  • How does this doctrine shape the way I pray?
  • How does it shape the way I conceive of myself? My identity?
  • If I am united with Christ, why should I bother with the church? I’m already in Christ Jesus, why be a meaningful part of a local church?

Guest Bio:

Sam Allberry is a pastor, regular conference speaker, global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, editor for the Gospel Coalition, and visiting professor at Cedarville University. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay?; Why Bother with Church?; and 7 Myths about Singleness.

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Jen, JT, and Kyle are joined by pastor, author, and speaker, Sam Allberry, to talk about union with Christ.

 

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May 28, 2020
#81 – Questions & Answers (Live on YouTube)
01:10:31

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley answer listener questions—live on YouTube!

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How did you or have you explained the Trinity (or other theological concepts) to your kids?
  • Is it possible that the original ending to Mark’s gospel was lost? Is it consistent to hold this view as well as inerrancy of scripture?
  • My small group is reading Delighting in the Trinity right now. It’s brought up some questions about angels and their place in relation to the Trinity and humanity? How does free will work for them?
  • Why did John the Baptist still have his own disciples after Jesus came on the scene?
  • How do you start biblical education in church when your pastor doesn’t have a vision for it?
  • Could you break down the false/true disciples in Matthew 7:21-23, how could the false disciples have power to perform many miracles but were false? 
  • How can one explain biblical gender roles without sounding discriminatory?
  • What does it mean to have a literate vs. literal reading of scripture?
  • Relationship between Calvinism and determinism? Can you hold to one without the other?
  • What is a good way to teach Esther so that it doesn’t fall into a stereotypical feelings level discussion?
  • Most theologically moving, non-literary work for us?…(painting, film, album)
  • Something you have changed your mind on theologically…
  • Do angels exist among us today but we just can’t see them?
  • Thoughts on meshing anabaptist traditions of pacifism, non-resistance, and separation of church and state in the context of american evangelicalism?  
  • Can you please talk about a literate vs. literal reading of hyperbole in historical narrative. What cues can we look for to know we are reading hyperbole, how do we know when it is not?
  • Do you think that there are theological issues in the church that the COVID crisis is revealing?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Theological Compatibilism: We are free to act in accordance with our desires. God determines the course of the world in accordance with our desires that are either broken by sin or redeemed by grace.
  • Theological Determinism: Everything that is done is because of the superintendence of God.
  • Ecclesiology: Doctrine of the church.
  • Incommunicable Attributes: Things that can only be true of God.

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Jen, JT, and Kyle answer listener questions—live on YouTube!

 

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May 22, 2020
#80 – Wrapping Up Acts
01:14:53

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley wrap up their season-long discussion of the book of Acts.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Paul gets bit by a snake?
  • Paul ends up healing many on the island. Does God still heal like this?
  • Paul heads to Rome and finally arrives there and it seems like he has some freedom there?
  • Acts ends with a cliffhanger. What happened to Paul?
  • Q&A:
  • How are we supposed to view deception as it plays out in redemptive history?
  • Why did Jesus say “it is finished” before he was resurrected?
  • Influential books?
  • What are good resources to give someone who does not believe the Bible is trustworthy?
  • Why do New Testament writers change words when they quote the Old Testament?
  • Is my NIV Bible trustworthy? I have heard it is not a good translation?
  • What are your thoughts on virtual communion?
  • Favorite Bible commentary?
  • Did Jesus descend to hell for three days?
  • Book recommendations on Christology or trinity? 
  • Is New Testament election the same or different than the chosen people of Israel in the Old Testament?
  • How should a Christian respond to the tension between election and praying for the lost?
  • Why do you think beatific vision is so under sourced in recent church history?
  • On google it claims that Augustine used stoicism or other forms of philosophy to interpret the Bible, is that true? And if so, is that okay?
  • What will happen to Knowing Faith?

Helpful Definitions:

  • The Noble Lie: A lie that you tell for the benefit of injustice not being able to be perpetrated. 
  • Categorical Imperative: You could never do that which you would not do in any circumstance at any time among any people.
  • Beatific Vision: Our greatest hope is to behold the face of God and enjoy his presence.

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Jen, JT, and Kyle wrap up their season-long discussion of the book of Acts.

 

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May 14, 2020
#79 – Global Crises and the End of the World
00:48:54

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley explore how to think about global crises and what the Bible says about the “last days.”

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • It is not uncommon, in the face of global crises, for conversations to pick back up regarding the end times, the last day, the end of the world, the 2nd coming of Christ. Have you heard this or felt it during these strange days of the world reeling from the COVID pandemic?
  • Why does it seem like people are drawn to this question/idea?
  • How do you respond when someone asks you, “Are we living in the end times?”
  • Is Jesus's return imminent?
  • Should we live as though his return is imminent? What does that look like?
  • What are the different views on the end times?
  • What are the essential beliefs about the end of the world?
  • Q&A:
  • What is the significance of the daughters of Zelophehad, historian numbers, why would that provision have already been in the law?
  • How would I talk about the end times with high school students?
  • What is orthodox belief?

Helpful Definitions:

  • False Stories: All of us are living in the midst of a narrative that informs us on what the good life is. By default all of us are living in false stories and need to be invited to participate in the true story - the Christian story.
  • Progressivism: The story that says, “Things are continually getting better.” Advancements in science, technology, economics, etc., are constantly improving the human condition. The good life is the belief that through human ingenuity, we are better today than yesterday and we will be better tomorrow than we were today.
  • Pre-Millennialism: The view on the end times that we are existing prior to a millennial reign of Christ Jesus, it typically treats the millennial reign as a defined 1,000 year period that will occur. Within this view there are different views on the rapture and tribulation.
  • Amillennialism: The view on the end times that the millennial rule and reign of Christ is a real thing but doesn’t have a time signature. With the coming of Christ Jesus, there was a millennial rule and reign that we are currently living in that is between the already and the not yet. We are living in the millennial rule and reign of Christ Jesus that will be consummated in the second coming of Christ Jesus. Typically do not hold to a view of rapture or tribulation.
  • Post-Millennialism: The view on the end times that a progressive reality that Christ Jesus has inaugurated the Kingdom of God and that even now is beginning to restore, remake, and recreate the world through Christ Jesus’ rule and reign and the Spirit empowering life of God’s people, the body of Christ on earth, who are functioning as the primary ministers of reconciliation bringing all things back into union with Christ Jesus. Either believe this is going to happen after a defined period of time has elapsed, or that this will happen progressively over time and be consummated with the return of Jesus Christ.
  • Theological Triage: The effort to rank different doctrines differently.

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Jen, JT, and Kyle explore how to think about global crises and what the Bible says about the “last days.”

 

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May 07, 2020
#78 – See Paul Speak, See Paul Sail, See Paul Wreck
00:54:47

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue discussing Acts. On this episode, Paul is in Felix’s custody, meets Festus and Agrippa, is sent to Rome, and ends up shipwrecked.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Festus meets with Paul and Paul appeals to Caesar (Acts 25:1-12). Why can Paul do this?
  • Who is Agrippa to Festus? What’s the chain of command here?
  • How does Paul’s defense begin?
  • How does Agrippa respond?
  • Then Paul is shipped to Rome, does this remind us of any other stories?
  • What theologians and Christian writers of color would you recommend?
  • What resources do you use to get an understanding of the things you are talking about?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Epistemology: The discipline that investigates the nature of knowledge, how knowledge works, and what it means “to know” something. How do we know what is true?

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Jen, JT, and Kyle continue discussing Acts. On this episode, Paul is in Felix’s custody, meets Festus and Agrippa, is sent to Rome, and ends up shipwrecked.

 

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Apr 30, 2020
#77 – The Holy Spirit with Dr. Gregg Allison
00:49:16

Pastor, professor, and author, Dr. Gregg Allison, joins Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley for a discussion on the Holy Spirit.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • What does the Spirit do?
  • What is the chief confusion you find among students when considering the doctrine of the Holy Spirit?
  • How do you discern if something is actually the work of the Spirit?
  • The role of the Spirit in the Old Testament vs. the New Testament…
  • How did the doctrine of the Holy Spirit develop from the early church fathers, through the medieval period into the Reformation?
  • So, for the last century or so, through Charismatic renewal movements...the doctrine of the Spirit has occasionally been involved in intramural skirmishes. Particularly around the spiritual gifts, specifically what are sometimes called the “sign” or the “miraculous” gifts. How can our views on the gifts of the Spirit be strengthened by deeper reflection on the person of the Spirit?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Eternal Procession: The Holy Spirit’s unique attribute in relation to the Father and Son: He has always come from the Father and the Son and will continue to do so forever. All things are from the Father, through the Son and by the Spirit.
  • 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. 
  • Christology: The eternally begotten Son, who shares in the divine nature assumed upon Himself a fully human nature in the incarnation. Jesus is truly God and truly Man.

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 in Louisville, KY.

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Pastor, professor, and author, Dr. Gregg Allison, joins Jen, JT, and Kyle for a discussion on the Holy Spirit.

 

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Apr 23, 2020
#76 – Paul on Trial
00:30:20

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley join Paul as he is on trial before people, rulers, and tribunals and eventually ends up in prison.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Last time we left off with Paul standing on the steps outside of the military barracks, he was just about to speak to the people who had almost just killed him. What does he say?
  • Why does the crowd react this way?
  • Paul does something interesting in 22:25. What is it?
  • Paul is then brought before the council of Jewish leaders and has an interesting exchange. What does he say?
  • 23:12 -- is crazy?!
  • What is unique about the exchange between Paul and Felix in 24?

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On episode 76 of Knowing Faith we join Paul as he is on trial before people, rulers, and tribunals and eventually ends up in prison.

 

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Apr 16, 2020
#75 – When the Sermon Kills
00:41:01

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion of Acts 20 and 21, talking about Paul's time in Ephesus, Agabus, and his speech to the Ephesian elders.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Acts 20 opens up with what is essentially a map.
  • We then get this fascinating story with Eutychus.
  • Does Paul raise Eutychus from the dead?
  • What is Paul saying in his speech to the Ephesian elders?
  • Let's take a closer look at Acts 20:36-38.
  • What is going on in the Agabus encounter in Acts 21:10-14? 
  • Is Agabus a prophet?

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Jen, JT, and Kyle continue their discussion of Acts 20 and 21, talking about Paul's time in Ephesus, Agabus, and his speech to the Ephesian elders.

 

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Apr 02, 2020
#74 – Wrapping Up the Apostles’ Creed
00:26:39

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley wrap up their discussion of the Apostles' Creed that they began last fall. Tune in as they talk about big takeaways and why the Creed is so important.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What stood out to you from our look at the creed? What do you find yourself going back to?
  • Why does it end with “Amen?”
  • Why is creedal orthodoxy so essential for us to recover?
  • Should every church recite the apostles' creed?
  • How does the creed help with bible literacy?
  • How does the creed help us live the Christian life?

The Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Amen: So be it. 
  • Credo: Latin “I believe.”

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patreon.com/knowingfaithJT, Jen, and Kyle wrap up their discussion of the Apostles' Creed that they began last fall. Tune in as they talk about big takeaways and why the Creed is so important.

 

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Mar 26, 2020
#73 – Explosions in Ephesus
00:53:02

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue walking through the book of Acts. On this episode, they explore chapters 20 and 21 where we read about a speech from Paul, the story of Eutychus, and an introduction to the phrase, "The Way."

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • In Acts 16, Paul and Silas are in jail, an earthquake happens and then the jailer is saved, what compels him to believe?
  • Paul invokes this idea of Roman citizenship, what is that?
  • Let’s discuss Paul’s speech to the Areopagus (Acts 17:22-34)...
  • Why is it significant that Paul is a tent maker?
  • Let’s talk about Priscilla and Aquila pulling Apollos aside…
  • What is second baptism or baptism of the Spirit?
  • What is happening here with the sons of Sceva?
  • What’s going on in Ephesus?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Empiricism: The quest for knowledge is sourced in sensory experience and nature.
  • Stoicism: The good life is lived by becoming virtuous by abstinence. 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Jen, JT, and Kyle continue walking through the book of Acts. On this episode, they explore chapters 20 and 21 where we read about a speech from Paul, the story of Eutychus, and an introduction to the phrase, "The Way."

 

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Mar 20, 2020
#72 – Life Everlasting
00:35:05

On this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss the last line of the Apostles’ Creed, “Life everlasting.” They talk about the difference between “eternal” and “forever,” and what we are promised in Scripture.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Are we promised eternal life in scripture?
  • Why is this in the creed?
  • What different modes of living forever exist? Are there different states of everlasting life?
  • What do we mean when we say separation from God?

The Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Beatific Vision: Our greatest hope is to behold the face of God and enjoy his presence. 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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On this episode, Jen, JT, and Kyle discuss the last line of the Apostles’ Creed, “Life everlasting.” They talk about the different between “eternal” and “forever,” and what we are promised in Scripture.

 

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Mar 12, 2020
#71 – A Seller of Purple Goods, a Jailer, and an Unknown God
00:48:33

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue through the book of Acts, digging into the story of a seller of purple goods, a Philippian jailer, and an unknown god.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Right off the bat in Acts 16 we encounter a friend and co-worker of Paul who will factor in heavily to his future ministry from here on in: Timothy. What does he share in common with Paul?
  • What should we make of Acts 16:7 - “...but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them…?”
  • So, women are gathering to pray on the Sabbath and they meet a woman named Lydia. Why are they down by the river?
  • Why does Luke mention she is a seller of purple goods?
  • Household baptisms? What are they?
  • Wait, Paul gets annoyed? Isn’t he an apostle?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Acts 16, Philippians 1:19

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Episode 71 continues through the book of Acts, digging into the story of a seller of purple goods, a Philippian jailer, and an unknown god.

 

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Mar 05, 2020
Special Episode: Live from Proclaim Truth with Jackie Hill Perry
01:08:43

On this special episode of Knowing Faith, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Jackie Hill Perry, live from Proclaim Truth, as they discuss the illumination and inspiration of Scripture.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • When someone uses the phrase “Word and Spirit” what does that mean?
  • When someone says they are “Spirit-filled” what does that mean?
  • What is “the Word?”
  • Do you always think about bringing Jesus into what you are teaching?
  • How does the Spirit work through you when your teaching isn’t great?
  • What is your most embarrassing teaching moment?
  • What are misunderstandings between “Word” and “Spirit” focused people?
  • What is inspiration?
  • What is the doctrine of illumination?
  • What are some common misconceptions around illumination?
  • Can I read and understand scripture without the involvement of the Holy Spirit?
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit in preparing to teach?
  • What advice would you give to a group of women who are looking to transfer from community-focused groups and get into a deep rich bible study?
  • Thinking about the doctrine of illumination; you come to a disagreement with another believer, what do you do?
  • What resources would you point people to on the Doctrine of Scripture and the story of the bible?
  • How do you develop teachers in the local church?
  • Head vs. heart knowledge: do you think you should know which way you lean and work on the other one? What is the relationship between head and right in study?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Christocentric: Christ-centered.
  • Word of God Incarnate: Jesus
  • Word of God Inscripturated: The Bible
  • Theopneustos (θεόπνευστος): God-Breathed
  • Inerrancy: Without error. God’s word is wholly true and trustworthy in everything that it claims about what was, what is, and what will be.
  • Inspiration: God is the author of all scripture.
  • Illumination: We come to the Bible entirely dependent on the Spirit to teach.
  • Scientia: Science and intellectual knowledge.
  • Sapientia: Sappy, heartfelt, and emotional knowledge.

Guest Bio:

Jackie Hill Perry is an author, poet, bible teacher, and hip-hop artist whose latest album, Crescendo, released in May 2018. Since becoming a Christian, she has been compelled to use her speaking and teaching gifts to share the light of the gospel of God as authentically as she can. She is the author of Gay Girl, Good God: The Story of Who I Was, and Who God Has Always Been, and the bible study “Jude: Contending for the Faith in Today’s Culture”.  At home, she is a wife to Preston and Mommy to Eden and Autumn.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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On this special episode of Knowing Faith, Jen, JT, and Kyle are joined by Jackie Hill Perry, live from Proclaim Truth, as they discuss the illumination and inspiration of Scripture.

 

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Mar 03, 2020
#70 – What is the Resurrection of the Body?
00:27:23

On episode 70 of Knowing Faith, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue working their way through the Apostles’ Creed—this time talking about bodily resurrection, future resurrection, and Gnosticism.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is resurrection? Is this talking about Jesus’ resurrection?
  • Does the creed mean to say that all of us will one day experience a bodily resurrection? Will it be like Lazarus’?
  • What is a body?
  • What is the difference between an earthly body and a spiritual body?
  • How is our resurrection tied to the resurrection of Jesus?

The Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.

Sponsored by HOPE International:

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On episode 70 of Knowing Faith, Jen, JT, and Kyle continue working their way through the Apostles’ Creed—this time talking about bodily resurrection, future resurrection, and gnosticism.

 

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Feb 27, 2020
#69 – P, B, in J
00:44:41

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion of Acts, beginning a journey with Paul and Barnabas as they head to Jerusalem.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why are we studying Acts and what did we find in the first 13 chapters?
  • Who are Paul and Barnabas?
  • How’d they link up? Is this a John Lennon/Paul McCartney kind of collaboration?
  • They encounter resistance to their message, don’t they?
  • What were they doing?
  • Why keep telling the same story over and over again?
  • In Acts 14:8-18, we get a fascinating encounter, where they are mistaken for gods... 
  • Was Paul a pastor?
  • In Acts 15, we encounter a resistant voice to what is happening in the gentiles: What’s the best reading of the Jewish concern here?
  • Peter has a moment here, doesn’t he?
  • At the end of Acts 15, Paul and Barnabas break up?!?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Presbyteros: Greek term for elder.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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On episode 68, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue talking about the Apostles' Creed. They talk about what "sin" and "forgiveness" mean.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why are we looking at the creed? What is the creed? When is the creed? Why does it matter for us?
  • Today turning our attention to: “the forgiveness of sins.” Is it significant that this line is here?
  • What is sin? Is there a difference between sin and sins?
  • What is original sin? Total depravity?
  • How has sin impacted me, us, the world?
  • What is forgiveness?
  • How can I be forgiven? How am I forgiven?

The Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Sin: “Sin is lawlessness in relation to God as lawgiver, rebellion in relation to God as rightful ruler, missing the mark in relation to God as our designer, guilt in relation to God as judge, and unclean in relation to God as the holy one. Sin is perversity touching each one of us everywhere and at every point of our lives.” J.I. Packer
  • Original Sin: The state of all people at birth that consists of impending consequence for guilt and disordered desires that infect every aspect of human nature so that no one is able to reorient one’s self from this inward curve.
  • Federal Headship: Represented by one person; either by Adam or by Christ.
  • Total Depravity: By nature, we have disordered loves: we do not love that which we ought to love. Attempting to change the telos, or end goal of humanity from the Kingdom of God to the Kingdom of Man.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.

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Jen, JT, and Kyle continue their discussion of Acts, beginning a journey with Paul and Barnabas as they head to Jerusalem.

 

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Feb 20, 2020
After the Fact: Theology & Worship
00:07:01

On the first After the Fact mini-sode of season 4, Kyle Worley and JT English discuss theology and worship—specifically, how theology ought to lead us to worship and how we can be charitable when worship is theologically "off."

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What do I do when I think something is off with a song we are singing in the church?

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On the first After the Fact mini-sode of season 4, Kyle and JT discuss theology and worship—specifically, how theology ought to lead us to worship and how we can be charitable when worship is theologically "off."

 

Sponsored by HOPE International:
 

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Feb 18, 2020
#68 – What is the Forgiveness of Sins?
00:43:07

On episode 68, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue talking about the Apostles' Creed. They talk about what "sin" and "forgiveness" mean.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why are we looking at the creed? What is the creed? When is the creed? Why does it matter for us?
  • Today turning our attention to: “the forgiveness of sins.” Is it significant that this line is here?
  • What is sin? Is there a difference between sin and sins?
  • What is original sin? Total depravity?
  • How has sin impacted me, us, the world?
  • What is forgiveness?
  • How can I be forgiven? How am I forgiven?

The Apostles’ Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Sin: “Sin is lawlessness in relation to God as lawgiver, rebellion in relation to God as rightful ruler, missing the mark in relation to God as our designer, guilt in relation to God as judge, and unclean in relation to God as the holy one. Sin is perversity touching each one of us everywhere and at every point of our lives.” J.I. Packer
  • Original Sin: The state of all people at birth that consists of impending consequence for guilt and disordered desires that infect every aspect of human nature so that no one is able to reorient one’s self from this inward curve.
  • Federal Headship: Represented by one person; either by Adam or by Christ.
  • Total Depravity: By nature, we have disordered loves: we do not love that which we ought to love. Attempting to change the telos, or end goal of humanity from the Kingdom of God to the Kingdom of Man.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.

Sponsored by HOPE International:

Christ calls us to care for those living in poverty. The question is, how? Download your free copy of Created to Flourish: How Employment-Based Solutions Help Eradicate Poverty, written by HOPE International President and CEO Peter Greer. HOPE International focuses on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty in 16 countries through Christ-centered microenterprise development.

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On episode 68, Jen, JT, and Kyle continue talking about the Apostles' Creed. They talk about what "sin" and "forgiveness" mean.

 

Sponsored by HOPE International:
 

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Feb 13, 2020
#67 – Season 4: Knowing Faith 101
00:29:41

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley catch up from the break and discuss what you can expect from season 4 of Knowing Faith!

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • If you had to explain Knowing Faith to an alien, who didn’t know what podcasts were, how would you explain it?
  • Why do we do this?
  • How does this connect to our unique visions for theological education, biblical literacy, local church, and complementarianism?
  • What’s your favorite thing to hear from a Knowing Faith listener?
  • What are we talking about this season?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Amazon affiliate links are used where appropriate. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases, thank you for supporting Knowing Faith.

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Jen, JT, and Kyle catch up from the break and discuss what you can expect from season 4 of Knowing Faith!

 

Sponsored by HOPE International:
 

Christ calls us to care for those living in poverty. The question is, how? Download your free copy of Created to Flourish: How Employment-Based Solutions Help Eradicate Poverty, written by HOPE International President and CEO Peter Greer. HOPE International focuses on alleviating physical and spiritual poverty in 16 countries through Christ-centered microenterprise development.
 

Feb 06, 2020
Special Episode: Jesus the Philosopher with Dr. Jonathan Pennington
00:40:01

Author, pastor, preacher, and professor—Dr. Jonathan Pennington—joins Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley to talk about his studies of the gospel of Matthew and his upcoming book, Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Way to a Whole, Meaningful, and Flourishing Life.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How long have you studied Matthew?
  • What does rediscovery look like for someone who is spending a lot of time in one book of the Bible? 
  • What are some lenses people should have on while they read the gospel of Matthew?
  • How does history tie into what was happening during the gospel of Matthew?
  • Why did you pick the book of Matthew?
  • How is Matthew structured?
  • What does it look like to take Jesus’s yoke?

Guest Bio:

Dr. Pennington is associate professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Seminary and director of doctoral research studies. Dr. Pennington is the author of numerous books including: Reading the Gospels Wisely and The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing. On top of writing and teaching, Dr. Pennington is a member who serves at Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY. 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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patreon.com/knowingfaithAuthor, pastor, preacher, and professor—Dr. Jonathan Pennington—joins Jen, JT, and Kyle to talk about his studies of the gospel of Matthew and his upcoming book, Jesus the Great Philosopher: Rediscovering the Way to a Whole, Meaningful, and Flourishing Life.

Jan 30, 2020
#66 – More Questions, More Answers (ish)
00:55:15

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley answer questions from listeners.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How do you deal with someone being indwelt with the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament (Exodus 31:1)? How were people able to write under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit if they were not indwelt with the Spirit?
  • What do you think is the biggest need is for college kids?
  • When a church fills a pastoral vacancy with someone who is outside of where the church has been theologically or denominationally, what do you do when there are differences? Should you stay or go somewhere else?
  • How do we reconcile the prevalent evil that has prevailed? Do we just let it be, or do we continue to voice objections?
  • Kyle, what was your original tagline for Mosaic Church?
  • If a 12-year-old asks what is the difference between a Christian man and a Christian woman, what would you say?
  • Recently there have been discussions over complementarianism in the SBC. There was recently an incident with John Macarthur and Beth Moore. What are you guys going to say about this?
  • What are the benefits or dangers of reading the apocryphal or non-canonical writings?
  • General-purpose commentaries or resources for bible study and teaching?
  • Can we speak of Jesus Christ as eternally existent or just the Son only?
  • What would you say to a friend who says they don’t need any other sources for spiritual growth outside of scripture?
  • The difference between the Son being eternally begotten and eternally subordinate?
  • Is the bible only inerrant in its original manuscripts and what does this mean for trusting the bibles we have?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Solo Scriptura: Scripture alone.
  • Sola Scriptura: By Scripture alone. The Bible alone is authoritative but we need tradition to come alongside to help us become better readers.
  • 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.
  • Inerrancy: Without error. God’s word is wholly true and trustworthy in everything that it claims about what was, what is, and what will be.
  • Inspired: God is the author of all scripture.
  • Illumination: We come to the Bible entirely dependent on the Spirit to teach.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Jen, JT, and Kyle answer questions from listeners.

Dec 26, 2019
After the Fact: Parenting Pitfalls
00:08:25

JT English and Jen Wilkin talk about a few common parenting pitfalls and tips.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What are some common pitfalls that you see people fall into with parenting?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Dec 23, 2019
#65 – Scattered to the Wind
00:28:22

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Acts 11-12 and what we’ve learned so far from this book.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why was the church scattered?
  • How does this set up the rest of the New Testament?
  • What have we learned from the first half of Acts?
  • Where do we still feel confused? Or have questions?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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patreon.com/knowingfaithJen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Acts 11-12 and what we’ve learned so far from this book.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why was the church scattered?
  • How does this set up the rest of the New Testament?
  • What have we learned from the first half of Acts?
  • Where do we still feel confused? Or have questions?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Acts 11-12
  • Advent Book Wilkins

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Jen, JT, and Kyle discuss Acts 11 and what we’ve learned so far from this book.

Dec 19, 2019
#64 – What is the Church?
00:38:41

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley talk about what the Apostles’ Creed really means when it says that we “believe in the holy catholic Church” and the “communion of saints.”

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is a church?
  • What is the church?
  • What do we mean we call the church: holy catholic church?
  • What is the “communion of saints?”

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

  • A Church: Local expression of the body of Christ.
  • The Church: Communion of saints. All believers past, present, and future, throughout history around the globe.
  • Universal Church: The fellowship of all Christians that extends from the day of Pentecost until the second coming, incorporating both the deceased believers who are presently in heaven and the living believers from all over the world.
  • Local Church: Contextualized manifestations of the universal church that preach the gospel, administer ordinances, through biblical governance.
  • Pneumatology: Doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
  • Communion: Sharing.

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patreon.com/knowingfaithJen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley talk about what the Apostles’ Creed really means when it says that we “believe in the holy catholic Church” and the “communion of saints.”

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is a church?
  • What is the church?
  • What do we mean we call the church: holy catholic church?
  • What is the “communion of saints?”

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

A Church: Local expression of the body of Christ.

The Church: Communion of saints. All believers past, present, and future, throughout history around the globe.

Universal Church: The fellowship of all Christians that extends from the day of Pentecost until the second coming, incorporating both the deceased believers who are presently in heaven and the living believers from all over the world.

Local Church: Contextualized manifestations of the universal church that preach the gospel, administer ordinances, through biblical governance.

Pneumatology: Doctrine of the Holy Spirit

Communion: sharing

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Jen, JT, and Kyle talk about what the Apostles’ Creed really means when it says that we “believe in the holy catholic Church” and the “communion of saints.”

Dec 12, 2019
After the Fact: West Wing Evangelism
00:06:48

Kyle Worley and JT English *finally* discuss The West Wing, why JT has watched six times through, and what lessons can be learned from it.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How many times have you watched The West Wing?
  • Why are you drawn to The West Wing?
  • What are some things that you think this cultivates in you?
  • Who do you think you are on the show?

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Kyle and JT *finally* discuss The West Wing, why JT has watched six times through, and what lessons can be learned from it.

Dec 10, 2019
#63 – A Blanket Full of Bacon
00:41:51

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley walk through Acts 10 and 11. They discuss the division between Jews and gentiles, Cornelius, and Peter’s vision.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Recap Acts so far...What’s happened?
  • Turning to Acts 10-11: So, what’s the big deal between gentiles and Jews? Why the division?
  • Who is Cornelius?
  • Peter’s vision… What is this about?
  • What is the significance of the Spirit falling on the gentiles?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Monolithic: Completely unified, everyone agrees on the understanding of the law.
  • Variegated Nomism: Different understanding of the law. 
  • Intertestamental Period: 400 years of silence between the Old Testament and the New Testament.

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Jen, JT, and Kyle walk through Acts 10 and 11. They discuss the division between Jews and gentiles, Cornelius, and Peter’s vision.

Dec 05, 2019
#62 – Who is the Holy Spirit?
00:35:49

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion of the Apostles’ Creed, talking about the Holy Spirit. They talk about who He is, what He does, and what His role is today in believers and in the church.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • Is the Holy Spirit just a force or presence?
  • What is the role of the Holy Spirit?
  • What is the work of the Holy Spirit?
  • What does it mean to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Omnipresent: Everywhere fully present.
  • Inspiration: God is the author of all scripture.
  • Regeneration: The Spirit transforms our hearts from stone to flesh and indwells us.
  • Inspiration and Illumination: The Spirit inspires the Word of God and gives us understanding of God’s nature and will through that Word.
  • Sanctification: The Spirit is our Helper as we grow in holiness through obedience to God’s commands.
  • Empowerment: The Spirit empowers particular people for particular service. This may be a particular gifting, such as the gifting of the craftsman Bezalel in Exodus 31:1-4, or it may be a special empowering for a particular circumstance, like when the Spirit rushes on Samson and he defeats an enemy. 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Acts 5:1-11, Matthew 14:22-33, John 20, Acts 2, Luke 22, 2 Peter 1:20-21, Acts 7:55
  • The Apostles Creed

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Jen, JT, and Kyle continue their discussion of the Apostles’ Creed, talking about the Holy Spirit. They talk about who He is, what He does, and what His role is today in believers and in the church.

Nov 27, 2019
After the Fact: A Few of Jen’s Theological Influences
00:08:40

Kyle and Jen talk about the voices and books that have been significant influences in Jen's thinking, writing, and teaching.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Who have been the most formative theological influences on your life?
  • What makes for a good guide?
  • When you think of your role as an influence, how has that shaped your prayer life?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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patreon.com/knowingfaithKyle and Jen talk about the voices and books that have been significant influences in Jen's thinking, writing, and teaching.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Who have been the most formative theological influences on your life?
  • What makes for a good guide?
  • When you think of your role as an influence, how has that shaped your prayer life?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Kyle and Jen talk about the voices and books that have been significant influences in Jen's thinking, writing, and teaching.

Nov 25, 2019
#61 – You Can Call Me Paul
00:35:44

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their conversation on the book of Acts, discussing chapter nine. In this chapter, we are introduced to Saul who, after an encounter with Christ, becomes Paul. They cover what we know about Saul, how this encounter developed his theology of union with Christ, and his eventual witness.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Who is Saul? What do we know about him? 
  • What is the significance of the encounter with Christ?
  • What is happening when Saul’s sight is restored?
  • Let’s talk about the witness of Saul. Is this a pattern for the rest of his ministry?

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Jen, JT, and Kyle continue their conversation on the book of Acts, discussing chapter nine. In this chapter, we are introduced to Saul who, after an encounter with Christ, becomes Paul. They cover what we know about Saul, how this encounter developed his theology of union with Christ, and his eventual witness.

Nov 21, 2019
#60 – What Will Christ Do?
00:41:09

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion of the Apostles’ Creed as they talk about what Christ will do and is doing now. They talk about what it means that He rose from the dead, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and that He will judge the living and the dead.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • When the creed says “rose again from the dead?” What do we mean? 
  • Why is the resurrection of Christ unique?
  • In what way has death been defeated?
  • Why does the gospel fall apart without an ascended Christ?
  • “Seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty…”
  • “From there he will come…” When is he coming? How is he coming?
  • “...He will come to judge the living and the dead…” Is he really coming to judge? What does this mean?

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Utopianism: The false story that believes we can make the world into what we want the world to be and it will be better. 
  • Dystopianism: The false story that believes all we can do is make the world worse and it is just going to get worse.
  • Progressivism: The false story that believes the world is going to progressively get better and our contributions to it will be the most meaningful pacing of it progressively getting better.
  • Eschatology: Doctrine of the end times. 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Jen, JT, and Kyle continue their discussion of the Apostles’ Creed as they talk about what Christ will do and is doing now. They talk about what it means that He rose from the dead, is seated at the right hand of the Father, and that He will judge the living and the dead.

Nov 14, 2019
After the Fact: Why Christian Education Matters for Church Plants
00:10:41

Jen Wilkin and Kyle Worley discuss why it's important for new church plants to prioritize Christian education for their members.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What have you done and what have you learned about how to implement Christian education in a church plant?
  • Logistically, how have you solved not having a primary location and not having childcare?
  • What are some myths you want to cut down about implementing this?

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Jen Wilkin and Kyle Worley discuss why it's important for new church plants to prioritize Christian education for their members.

Nov 12, 2019
#59 – A Martyr, a Magician, and a Missionary
00:50:06

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion of the book of Acts, walking through chapters 6, 7, and 8. They talk about Stephen’s speech, Simon the Magician, and Philip the Missionary.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Recap Acts so far: What has been going on in the story?
  • In Acts 6 we begin with deacons...what are deacons? Why are they raised up?
  • Let’s discuss Stephen's speech. Why is it important?
  • How does Stephen respond in the face of death? 
  • What is a martyr?
  • Simon: He can’t be a real magician, can he? Was he pulling rabbits out of a hat?
  • Why does Simon want the power?
  • In the story of Philip is this descriptive or prescriptive?
  • Evangelism and Providence: Is this how we are to share the gospel?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Ecclesiology: The doctrine of the church.
  • Deacon: Derived from the Greek word diákonos (διάκονος) meaning servant.
  • Hellenists: Greek-speaking Jews.
  • Hebrews: Pallestinaine Jews speaking Aramaic.
  • Martyr: Derived from the Greek word mártys (μάρτυς) meaning witness.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Acts 6-8, Exodus 18, Exodus 34:29-35, Genesis 12-17, Exodus 19-24, 2 Samuel 7

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patreon.com/knowingfaithIn this episode, Jen, JT, and Kyle continue their discussion of the book of Acts, walking through chapters 6, 7, and 8. They talk about Stephen’s speech, Simon the Magician, and Philip the Missionary.

Nov 07, 2019
#58 – What Did Christ Do? with Matthew Emerson
00:32:26

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their series on the Apostles' Creed as they discuss the person and work of Jesus Christ. They are joined by Matt Emerson—the Dickinson Chair of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University—for part of the conversation to talk about what it means that Christ descended to the dead.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Can God suffer?
  • The significance of a historical marker like “Pontius Pilate?”
  • What is crucifixion and the significance of this mode for our understanding of Jesus Christ?
  • Was Jesus mostly dead?
  • What does descended to the dead mean?
  • What is the place of the righteous dead and are there other places he could have gone?
  • What do we lose if we are apathetic towards this or deny it?
  • Pastorally why does this matter?
  • What is the significance of the resurrection event?

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

Impassable: God does not feel emotions.

Immutable: God is always the same.

Anthropomorphic: A way of expressing, in humanly understandable terms, something that is true.

Guest Bio:

Matt Emerson (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is an associate professor of religion at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee, Oklahoma, and as co-executive director of the Center for Baptist Renewal. His areas of interest include biblical theology, canonical interpretation, theological method, and Baptist theology. He is the author of He Descended to the Dead: An Evangelical Theology of Holy Saturday, winner of a 2019 TGC book award. Emerson and his wife, Alicia, are both from Huntsville, AL. Married in 2006, they have five daughters.

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In this episode, Kyle, JT, and Jen continue their series on the Apostles' Creed as they discuss the person and work of Jesus Christ. They are joined by Matt Emerson—the Dickinson Chair of Religion at Oklahoma Baptist University—for part of the conversation to talk about what it means that Christ descended to the dead.

Oct 31, 2019
After the Fact: False Stories 101
00:07:19

On this mini-episode, Jen Wilkin and JT English talk about false stories—what they are, which are most prevalent, and how the true story of the Gospel provides a solution.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What are false stories?
  • Which of those do you most typically see people living in?

Helpful Definitions:

  • False stories: All of us are living in the midst of a narrative that informs us on what the good life is. By default, all of us are living in false stories and need to be invited to participate in the true story - the Christian story.
  • Romanticism: The story that says, “You are your emotions.” The more intense the emotion the more authentic it is. The good life is authenticity.
  • Consumerism: The story that says, “You are what you have.” Worth is based upon the value and quality of what belongs to me. The good life is having great things.
  • Rationalism: The story that says, “Whatever seems reasonable to you must be true, despite emotions or religious belief.” Only our own reason or experience can be trusted. The good life is using my mind as the arbiter of what is true and good.
  • Pragmatism: The story that says, “Whatever works must be true.” The good life is productivity, functionality, and practicality.
  • Individualism: The story that says, “You are at the center of all things.” Autonomy is prized over all things because the self and its pleasure is the goal of this story. The good life is the authority of the independent individual.
  • Progressivism: The story that says, “Things are continually getting better.” Advancements in science, technology, economics, etc., are constantly improving the human condition. The good life is the belief that through human ingenuity, we are better today than yesterday and we will be better tomorrow than we were today.
  • Secularism: The story that says, “There is nothing beyond the natural world.” Religious belief in God is seen to be one option among others, and is both contestable and contested. We must shift our attention only to worldly concerns of human flourishing. The good life is the human experience.
  • Perfectionism: The story that says, “You must be perfect in order to be accepted.” The good life is found in success.
  • American Civil Religion (Moral Therapeutic Deism): The story that says, “Christianity should be palatable and to modern sensibilities.” The good life is “Pleasantville”, a society with no discomfort and no suffering.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Matthew 16, Matthew 16:13-20, Mark 10:35-45, Matthew 16:24-26, Matthew 5:3-12

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On this mini-episode, Jen Wilkin and JT English talk about false stories—what they are, which are most prevelant, and how the true story of the Gospel provides a solution.

Oct 29, 2019
#57 – The Perfect Church?
00:37:28

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are back to looking at the book of Acts, specifically Acts 3-5. They discuss what happens after Pentecost as we begin to see miraculous healings and the central role of Peter making connections between Christ and the fulfillment of the Old Testament. Through their discussion, they talk about the early Church—is it perfect? Is it the ideal church?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • All throughout Acts we see miraculous healings, what are we to make of these?
  • Does God still heal? Like this?
  • Are we seeing Christianity break away from Judaism this early?
  • Let’s discuss the sustained, fervent, and urgent prayer in Acts 4:23-31.
  • What is happening in Acts 5:1-11?
  • God just strikes them dead...who is this God?
  • Is Sapphira righteous to submit to her husband?
  • What is the principal roadblock for the Jewish leaders in the Apostolic witness?
  • What is the significance of Gamaliel’s counsel?

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In this episode, Kyle, Jen, and JT are back to looking at the book of Acts, specifically Acts 3-5. They discuss what happens after Pentecost as we begin to see miraculous healings and the central role of Peter making connections between Christ and the fulfillment of the Old Testament. Through their discussion, they talk about the early Church—is it perfect? Is it the ideal church?

Oct 17, 2019
Bonus Episode: Reappearing Church with Mark Sayers
00:31:17

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by pastor, writer, and cultural commentator Mark Sayers. They discuss our cultural moment, what it means for the Church, and Mark's latest book, "Reappearing Church."

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Where did the church go? If the church is reappearing, when did it disappear?
  • What are some things that make us anxious?
  • What is the cultural change in how people view the church and Christians?
  • How does Christian witness flourish when everyone is convinced they are an autonomous self?
  • Do you see the growing trend of younger people gravitating towards liturgical environments or traditions? Is that a reflection of the rejection of the lure of the autonomous self?
  • Is there a historical precedent that can shine a light on our present moment?
  • If you were going to give practical advice for the local church, what would be your elevator pitch church growth strategy for those of us staring into post-Christian America? 

Guest Bio:

Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church. Mark is the author of a number of books including Strange Days and Reappearing Church. Mark lives in Melbourne with his wife, Trudi, his daughter, Grace, and twin boys, Hudson and Billy.

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In this episode, Kyle, Jen, and JT are joined by pastor, writer, and cultural commentator Mark Sayers. They discuss our cultural moment, what it means for the Church, and Mark's latest book, "Reappearing Church."

Oct 15, 2019
#56 – Who is Jesus?
00:40:36

In this episode, Kyle Worley, Jen Wilkin, and JT English continue their discussion of the Apostles' Creed. This week, they specifically dive into who Jesus is and what it means that the Son is eternally begotten.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Who is Jesus Christ?
  • Why “Jesus?” Why “Christ?”
  • What is meant by “Lord?”
  • What is the work of the Spirit in Christ’s conception?
  • Was the Son of God born?
  • Does Jesus have a mom? Is this significant?
  • Why virgin?

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

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.
  • Eternal Procession: The Holy Spirit’s unique attribute in relation to the Father and Son: He has always come from the Father and the Son and will continue to do so forever. All things are from the Father, through the Son, and by the Spirit.
  • Christ: Derived from the Greek word Christós (Χριστός) meaning anointed, i.e. the Messiah.
  • Transcendent: He is other (by an infinite extent).
  • Imminent: God is near to his creation.
  • Theotokos (Θεοτόκος): God-bearer. 
  • Extra Calvinisticum: Teaching that Christ's divine nature cannot be enclosed or imprisoned within a human nature, but remains infinite despite being in union with a finite body.
  • Federal Headship: Represented by one person; either by Adam or by Christ.

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In this episode, Kyle Worley, Jen Wilkin, and JT English continue their discussion of the Apostles' Creed. This week, they specifically dive into who Jesus is and what it means that the Son is eternally begotten.

Oct 10, 2019
After the Fact: Making Sense of Philosophy & Our Cultural Moment
00:07:55

JT English and Kyle Worley discuss how believers can make sense of philosophy, the history of ideas, and our cultural moment.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What are some practical tips you can give someone to help make sense of philosophy, culture, and this cultural moment?
  • What are resources you would suggest?
  • Why should someone care about this?

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patreon.com/knowingfaithJT English and Kyle Worley discuss how believers can make sense of philosphy, history of ideas, and our cultural moment.

Oct 08, 2019
#55 – Hot Tongues (Acts 2)
00:42:19

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley jump into Acts 2, discussing what it means to speak in tongues and the work and role of the Holy Spirit. They talk about the missiological nature of speaking in tongues and Peter's sermon at Pentecost.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why Acts? What is Acts?
  • What is Pentecost?
  • Why tongues of fire?
  • Who is the Holy Spirit?
  • Is this indwelling of the Spirit normative? Is indwelling happening for the first time here?
  • Is tongues evidence of the work of the Spirit?
  • Peter’s sermon - What does it say? And theological significance?
  • Acts 2:42-47 and the ideal church?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Missiological: To spread the renown of God.
  • The day of the Lord: The end of all things.

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In this episode, Kyle, Jen, and JT jump into Acts 2, discussing what it means to speak in tongues and the work and role of the Holy Spirit. They talk about the missiological nature of speaking in tongues and Peter's sermon at Pentecost.

Oct 03, 2019
#54 – Who is God?
00:30:59

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley continue their discussion of the Apostles' Creed by asking, "Who is God?" They talk about how the Apostles' Creed helps in our understanding of how to answer that question.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is the Apostle’s Creed and why does it matter? 
  • Who is God? Why does the creed start with God?
  • What does it mean that God is Father (almighty)?
  • Why include that God is Creator? 
  • What does it mean that he is Father theologically?

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Sola Scriptura: By Scripture alone. The Bible alone is authoritative but we need tradition to come alongside to help us become better readers 
  • Incommunicable attributes: Things that can only be true of God.
  • Self-existent: The origin of all things.
  • Self-sufficient: He needs nothing.
  • Omnipotent: All powerful.
  • Sovereign: He has the authority to use His power.
  • Omniscient: All things are known effortlessly and instantly.
  • 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.
  • Eternal Procession: The Holy Spirit’s unique attribute in relation to the Father and Son: He has always come from the Father and the Son and will continue to do so forever. All things are from the Father, through the Son, and by the Spirit.
  • Immanent relations: The view that centers on the Trinity in and of Himself, or the internal relations between the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit as present (immanent) only to Himself (c.f. Jn 1:1-2,18); this perspective is distinguished from that of the economic Trinity.

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In this episode, Kyle, JT, and Jen continue their discussion of the Apostles' Creed by asking, "Who is God?" They talk about how the Apostles' Creed helps in our understanding of how to answer that question.

Sep 26, 2019
After the Fact: Heresy Hunting
00:07:19

Kyle Worley and JT English talk about how to charitably talk about doctrine with those we might disagree with.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • How do you respond when someone says something that is wrong or heretical?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Acts 18:24-28

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Sep 24, 2019
#53 – Up, Up, and Away?
00:41:31

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley introduce the book of Acts and why they will be discussing it this season on Knowing Faith. They introduce who wrote the book, why it was written, and why it is important today. They also talk about whether we should still be casting lots to make our decisions.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why Acts?
  • What is historical narrative?
  • Who wrote this, who did they write it to, when was it written?
  • In Acts 1, we end with Jesus leaving...why is Jesus leaving? Where is he going? 

How does he leave? Why does this matter?

  • What is happening at the end of chapter 1? Lot casting?

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In this episode, Kyle, JT, and Jen introduce the book of Acts and why they will be discussing it this season on Knowing Faith. They introduce who wrote the book, why it was written, and why it is important today. They also talk about whether we should still be casting lots to make our decisions.

Sep 19, 2019
#52 – What is Belief?
00:44:07

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley begin discussing what the Apostles’ Creed is and why it’s important. They talk about what a creed is and the nature of belief.

“In the darkest hours of your life you’ve got to believe something specific and that specification is the task of the creed.” Jaroslav Pelikan

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is the Apostle’s Creed?
  • What is a creed?
  • The creed begins: “I believe…” What does it mean to believe in something? What is belief?
  • What were the popular beliefs at the time of The Apostles Creed?
  • What are false stories we tend to believe in?
  • What is distinct about Christian “belief/believing?”

The Apostles Creed:

I believe in God, the Father Almighty,

creator of heaven and earth,

I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord,

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit

and born of the virgin Mary.

He suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died, and was buried;

He descended to hell.

The third day He rose again from the dead.

He ascended to heaven 

and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.

From there He will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,

the holy catholic church,

the communion of saints,

the forgiveness of sins,

the resurrection of the body,

and the life everlasting. Amen.

Helpful Definitions: 

  • Tradition 0: No creed but the bible or Solo Scriptura: Scripture alone.
  • Tradition 1: The Bible alone is authoritative but we need tradition to come alongside to help us become better readers or Sola scriptura: By Scripture alone. 
  • Tradition 2: Tradition is as authoritative as scripture. 
  • Credo: Latin “I believe”
  • Faith as fact: Apostolic testimony, these things actually happened. Look back.
  • Faith as trust: Believing what you heard. I am going to trust this with my life. These things happened and they impact me.
  • Faith as obedience: Believing and being compelled to action. Staying faithful.
  • Gnosticism: A heresy that plagued the early church, denied the goodness of creation, and elevated the goodness of the created world.
  • Syncretism: Blending of many kinds of religious belief to create a new belief.
  • American Civil Religion: The story that tells you that Christianity should be palatable to modern sensibilities.
  • Empiricism: The story that tells you that the quest for knowledge is sourced in sensory experience and nature.
  • Romanticism: The story that tells you that the quest for knowledge is sourced from our feelings.
  • Pragmatism: The story that tells you that whatever works must be true. The good life is productivity, functionality, and practicality.

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patreon.com/knowingfaithIn this episode, Kyle, JT, and Jen begin discussing what the Apostles’ Creed is and why it’s important. They talk about what a creed is and the nature of belief.

Sep 12, 2019
After the Fact: Building, Leading & Managing a Women’s Bible Study
00:07:58

Kyle Worley and Jen Wilkin talk about how to build, lead and manage a women's Bible study.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What are some of these things you've learned about the social dynamics that are unique to Women’s Bible Study?
  • What is the right question to ask when starting a Women’s Bible Study?
  • What is the distinct value for having a women’s specific Bible Study?
  • What is the natural byproduct of Women’s Bible Study that requires little to no effort?
  • What are the steps to take to start a Women’s Bible Study?

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patreon.com/knowingfaithKyle Worley and Jen Wilkin talk about how to build, lead and manage a women's Bible study.

Sep 10, 2019
#51 – Season 3: Back to the Basics
00:33:46

In this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley jump full swing into Season 3! They talk about their summers and what is coming this season of Knowing Faith. They also share some fun Twitter taglines and what listeners are saying about Knowing Faith. This season you can look forward to their discussions of the book of Acts and the Apostle’s Creed.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why do we do Knowing Faith? 
  • Why do we enjoy doing theology together?
  • What do listeners say? 
  • Why might it be helpful to listen to Knowing Faith?
  • What will we be covering this season and why?

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patreon.com/knowingfaithIn this episode, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley jump full swing into Season 3! They talk about their summers and what is coming this season of Knowing Faith. They also share some fun Twitter taglines and what listeners are saying about Knowing Faith. This season you can look forward to their discussions of the book of Acts and the Apostle’s Creed.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why do we do Knowing Faith?
  • Why do we enjoy doing theology together?
  • What do listeners say?
  • Why might it be helpful to listen to Knowing Faith?
  • What will we be covering this season and why?

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After the Fact: Building, Leading & Managing a Women’s Bible Study

Kyle Worley and Jen Wilkin talk about how to build, lead and manage a women's Bible study.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What are some of these things you've learned about the social dynamics that are unique to Women’s Bible Study?
  • What is the right question to ask when starting a Women’s Bible Study?
  • What is the distinct value for having a women’s specific Bible Study?
  • What is the natural byproduct of Women’s Bible Study that requires little to no effort?
  • What are the steps to take to start a Women’s Bible Study?

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In this episode, Kyle, JT, and Jen jump full swing into Season 3! They talk about their summers and what is coming this season of Knowing Faith. They also share some fun twitter taglines and what listeners are saying about Knowing Faith. This season you can look forward to their discussions of the book of Acts and the Apostle’s Creed.

 

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Sep 05, 2019
#50 – Live from Proclaim Truth
01:03:53

#50 - Live from Proclaim Truth

Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley, and Elizabeth Woodson talk about the doctrine of God—who God is and how God is—live from the Proclaim Truth Conference.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What do I mean when I distinguish between theology and theology proper?
  • Let me just ask our big question right up front: “Can I know who and how God is?”
  • What difficulties/weaknesses/realities complicate my ability to know who God is?
  • When I come to the bible should I lay down my theological beliefs and conclusions?
  • Any advice for women in churches where the pastors want the women's ministry to happen organically and resist having any sort of coordinator?
  • Are the creeds a part of the canon? If not, why not say they are an imperative part of understanding the bible but they are not the bible?
  • I help teach and lead a bible study at my church but the more I study God and his word the more I feel like I don’t know enough to teach. Should I stop?
  • When the women in our studies see God as a cuddly bear/daddy, how would you approach this with grace and attribute to God’s holiness as well?  

Helpful Definitions:

  • Anthropology: Doctrine of man
  • Soteriology: Doctrine of salvation
  • Ecclesiology: Doctrine of the church
  • Theology Proper: The doctrine of God. How can we come to know God? Who is God? How does God make himself known to us?
  • Incommunicable Attributes: Things that can only be true of God. 
  • Communicable Attributes: Things that are true about God that can also be true about us. 
  • Incomprehensible: Not able to be fully understood. 
  • General Revelation: God reveals his divine attributes in the world.
  • Special Revelation: God reveals who He is in the Word of God incarnate and the Word of God inscripturated.
  • Rationalism: The quest for certainty and knowledge is sourced in reason and the mind of the individual.
  • Empiricism: The quest for knowledge is sourced in sensory experience and nature.
  • Romanticism: The quest for knowledge is sourced from our feelings.
  • Modernity: Epistemology leads to metaphysics.
  • Pre-Modernity: Metaphysics leads to epistemology.

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Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and Elizabeth Woodson talk about the doctrine of God—who God is and how God is—live from the Proclaim Truth Conference.

 

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Aug 08, 2019
#49 – A Conversation with Dr. Ligon Duncan
00:56:40

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr. Ligon Duncan to talk about everything from catechism to baptism and more.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What doctrinal, historical, cultural, or philosophical issues have your attention right now?
  • How helpful can confessionalism be in an age where a church can be divided over cultural issues?
  • Can we talk about catechism for a bit? For Presbyterians in your spheres, is catechesis still important? How does it work itself out in the homes and churches of Presbyterian families?
  • How should we think about catechizing our children into distinctly christian beliefs and orthodoxy?
  • Talk to me about baptizing babies. What am I missing? Is this just a natural outgrowth of covenantal theology? Are we, those who want to embrace a covenantal perspective but not baptize children, the inconsistent ones?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Ecclesiology: The doctrine of the church.
  • Sacramentum: The epaulet or badge that would be worn on a Roman army officer's uniform. An oath taken by a Roman military officer. 

Guest Bio:

Dr. Ligon Duncan is the Chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology. And has authored, co-authored, contributed, or edited more than 35 books.

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Jul 11, 2019
#48 – You Ask…We Answer (Kinda, Sorta, Not Really)
00:47:02

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley answer questions from listeners. They cover topics like eternal subordination of the Son, the closed nature of the canon and more.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Eternal Subordination of the Son and Complementarian Theology: Let’s talk.
  • How do we defend the closed nature of the canon?
  • What is the meaning of 1 Timothy 2:15 -- “women are saved through childbearing?”
  • The doctrine of justification: reformed view v.s. NT Wright’s position?
  • What did Jesus do in the three days between his death and resurrection?
  • Why do women no longer cover their hair in worship? (Cor. 11:2-16)
  • Does prayer change God’s mind?
  • How do you define what is theologically essential?
  • Per our episode on kid theologians: Is it dangerous to say things like “Jesus loves you” to potentially unsaved kiddos?
  • If you’re a lay person, thinking about formal theological training to help you lead as a lay person, how do you approach choosing a degree? Master of Arts? Theology? MDiv? Focus in apologetics? Theology? Biblical studies? There’s so many options it’s hard to know where to start.

Helpful Definitions:

  • Eternal Functional Subordination of the Son: A position that subordinates the Son’s divine will to the Father’s divine will.
  • Tritheism: Three different god’s with three different wills.
  • Complementarianism: All humans, both male and female, have been created in God’s image. We share in dignity, power, authority, the mission of God; but men and women are not interchangeable; they are distinct.

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JT, Jen and Kyle answer questions from listeners. They cover topics like eternal subordination of the Son, the closed nature of the canon and more.

 

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Jun 13, 2019
#47 – King David Can Count: 2 Samuel 24 with Elizabeth Woodson
00:33:39

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley conclude their discussions of 1 and 2 Samuel as they discuss 2 Samuel 24.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • We are at the end of 2 Samuel...what’s the story so far?
  • So, in 2 Sam. 24, we find out David can count….and God is angry about that...right? 
  • Why does this matter?
  • Isn’t this kind of an abrupt ending for 2 Samuel?
  • What are some takeaways from 1-2 Samuel?

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Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley conclude their discussions of 1 and 2 Samuel as they discuss 2 Samuel 24.

 

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Jun 06, 2019
#46 – What is Jesus Doing Right Now?
00:32:55

Have you ever wondered what Jesus is currently doing? Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley share scripturally rooted thoughts about this question on Episode 46.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • In a previous episode, we talked about the ascension...but what was Jesus ascending to?
  • What is Jesus doing right now?
  • The present ministry of Jesus: When is it happening, where is it happening?
  • How should this change the way we view prayer?
  • Why is this work significant?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Theopneustos (θεόπνευστος): God-Breathed
  • Univocally: One-to-one correspondence between what is being said and what is happening.
  • Equivocally: No correspondence between what is said and what is happening.
  • Analogical: Expressing or implying analogy. The way the Bible is speaking is 100% truthful, accurate, inerrant, it's the inspired word of God but it is analogous to what is actually going on.
  • Anthropomorphic: A way of expressing, in humanly understandable terms, something that is true.

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Have you ever wondered what Jesus is currently doing? The Knowing Faith crew shares scripturally rooted thoughts about this question on Episode 46.

 

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May 30, 2019
#45 – David Sings His Story: 2 Samuel 22
00:32:50

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley are back with more on 2 Samuel and how to read poems and songs in Scripture.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is the story so far?
  • Is this a Psalm? Why is David singing? Is he a poet? Why is he expressing himself in this way?
  • What are some weaknesses in how we often approach the Psalms?
  • What are some of the attributes of God and his work that David magnifies?
  • What does this teach us about tying in our story with God’s story?

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The Knowing Faith crew is back with more on 2 Samuel and how to read poems and songs in Scripture.

 

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May 23, 2019
#44 – A Generous Complementarianism
01:09:51

On this episode of Knowing Faith, Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley talk about something that’s been getting a lot of buzz: complementarianism. What does it mean and how can we practice this well within the church?

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What is complementarianism?
  • Why do we care about this doctrine?
  • How should theological method play a role in the complementarianism discussion?
  • What arguments are put forward in regards to trinitarianism? 
  • Our views on complementarianism have to live in the tensions of scripture: What is New Testament preaching? How do we synthesize 1 Cor. 14 with 1 Tim. 2? What is the nature of authority?
  • What offices of the church are available to men?
  • What offices of the church are available to women?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Complementarianism: All humans, both male and female, have been created in God’s image. We share in dignity, power, authority, the mission of God; but men and women are not interchangeable; they are distinct.
  • Theological method: How do you appropriately draw conclusions from the bible. 
  • Eternal functional subordination: A position that subordinates the Son’s divine will to the Father’s divine will.

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On this episode of Knowing Faith, we talk about something that’s been getting a lot of buzz: complementarianism. What does it mean and how can we practice this well within the church?

 

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May 16, 2019
#43 – And Don’t You Forget It: The Ascension of Jesus with Mason King
00:31:43

Mason King joins Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley to discuss Christ’s ascension and its significance.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why is the ascension the forgotten act of Christ?
  • What is the ascension? Where is it in scripture?
  • Is this his Coronation ceremony? Kingship
  • Does the ascension connect with any larger biblical themes or motifs?’
  • Could we be saved apart from the ascension?
  • Why is Jesus seated?

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Mason King joins Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley to discuss Christ’s ascension and its significance.

 

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May 09, 2019
#42 – Absalom’s Daddy Issues: 2 Samuel 14-20 with Taryn Mays
00:36:45

Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley, and special guest Taryn Mays dive back into 2 Samuel to discuss what transpires between David and his son, Absalom.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Who is Absalom and why does he matter?
  • What is the conspiracy that Absalom undertakes?
  • Is God choosing Absalom?
  • Let’s look at David’s response in 2 Samuel 16:5-14.
  • What is special about the way David mourns Absalom's death?
  • Does the Lord actively bring harm upon people?
  • Why care about the family of this ancient king that has a messed up family?

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Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and special guest Taryn Mays dive back into 2 Samuel to discuss what transpires between David and his son, Absalom.

 

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May 02, 2019
#41 – The Lord’s Supper
00:44:28

Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley, and Mason King discuss the history and theology of the Lord’s Supper.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • The Lord’s Supper is one of two ordinances/sacraments. What is an ordinance or sacrament?
  • Where would we go in the bible to talk about the Lord’s Supper?
  • How does the Lord’s supper connect with broader biblical/theological themes?
  • What is happening in the Lord’s supper?
  • What are the different views on the Lord’s Supper?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Ordinances: Baptism & the Lord’s Supper are the means by which the people of God rehearse the story of God communally.
  • Transubstantiation: The bread and the cup are literally transformed into the body and blood of Jesus. Jesus Christ’s presence is in the elements in a physical way.
  • Consubstantiation: Christ's presence is physically there but not that the elements are actually the body and blood of Jesus. His presence is in and around.
  • Spiritual Presence: In the elements and in the proceedings of communion Christ is spiritually present with his people.
  • Momoralism: Christ is not uniquely present physically or spiritually in the Lord’s supper. It is simply a sign of remembrance.
  • Eutychian: Confusing the divine and human properties of Jesus.
  • Nestorian: Separating the two natures of Jesus so that they are no longer the same person.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Matthew 26:26-29, Exodus 12, Jeremiah 31, Isaiah, Revelation 19, Exodus 16

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Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and Mason King discuss the history and theology of the Lord’s Supper.

 

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Apr 25, 2019
#40 – Not What It Looks Like: 2 Samuel 11–12
00:34:21

Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley discuss the story of David and Bathsheba and some of the dominant ways it’s misunderstood today.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • The story of David and Bathsheba in 2 Sam. 11-13. Let’s retell the story up to this point, what’s been happening?
  • (2 Sam. 11:1-5) David is in Jerusalem, but his armies are out at battle and David goes up to his roof and sees a woman bathing. Most will stop here and say that this woman is flaunting her business, is that what is really going on?
  • Why didn’t she just say no?
  • Isn’t David a man after God’s own heart, how does this square with that?
  • Let’s talk about Nathan’s rebuke of David: What is going on here and why is it significant?
  • What are we to learn from this story?

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • 2 Samuel 11-13, Genesis 3, James 1:14-15

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Apr 18, 2019
#39 – Humble Calvinism with Jeff Medders
00:51:32

Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley are joined by Jeff Medders to talk about his new book, “Humble Calvinism.”

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why did you write this book?
  • What is Calvinism and why does it matter?
  • Why should I care about Calvinism?
  • Is humble Calvinism different from just good old fashioned Calvinism? 
  • What area of Calvinism seems to get the most pushback?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Total Depravity, Unconditional Election, Limited Atonement, Irresistible Grace, Perseverance of the Saints

Guest Bio:

Jeff Medders serves on staff at Risen Church and the Risen Collective in Houston, TX. He’s a Ph.D. student in biblical spirituality at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also hosts The Acts 29 Podcast. Jeff is a writer, a preacher, and unashamed coffee snob. You can follow his writing and monthly newsletter at spiritualtheology.net.

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Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley are joined by Jeff Medders to talk about his new book, “Humble Calvinism.”

 

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Apr 11, 2019
#38 – Living With a Theologian
00:45:37

Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley are joined by their spouses to talk about what it’s like to live with a theologian.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • What’s it like living with a theologian?
  • How do theological matters come up at home and how do we work through them when they show up?
  • What’s it like to deal with theological issues as a couple? What have y’all found works for you and what hasn’t?
  • Most common biblical or theological truth that shapes the convos in your home?
  • Is there a book of the bible that your home seems to always come back to in conversation, faith, and practice?

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Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley are joined by their spouses to talk about what it’s like to live with a theologian.

 

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Apr 04, 2019
#37 – An Ark and a Covenant: 2 Samuel 5–8 with Jamin Roller
00:53:51

Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and guest Jamin Roller discuss the Ark, the Davidic covenant and more found in 2 Samuel 5–8.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • After defeating the Philistines, David’s first order of business is securing the “Ark of the Covenant.” What is this Ark and why does David want it?
  • Why does God kill Uzzah in 6:5-11?
  • Why so much celebration for the ark?
  • Take a look at 2 Sam. 6:21-22 “I will become even more undignified than this…” 
  • 2 Samuel 7 is the covenant with David. What is a covenant? How are they employed throughout scripture? How does this one fit with those that came before? Why is it significant?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Re-edenization: God bringing His kingdom back to the world.
  • Davidic Covenant: In the Davidic covenant the covenant keeping God promises to re-establish his Kingdom on earth in that God will dwell with his people, take dominion over his creation, all through his earthly King (2 Samuel 7).
  • Dwelling: God’s presence with humanity in the world that He created. The story of the Bible is “God with us.” 
  • Dominion: God’s creation of the world and his command to humanity to extend his glory to all of creation. Dominion relates to the place (Eden/Earth/Kingdom) and the task (Cultural mandate/discipleship) of God’s people. 
  • Dynasty: The crowning achievement of God’s creation is a people that will reign and rule with God as His vice-regents or representatives on earth.

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Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and guest Jamin Roller discuss the Ark, the Davidic covenant and more found in 2 Samuel 5–8.

 

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Mar 28, 2019
#36 – A Lesson in Pronouns: The Doctrine of Union with Christ
00:40:13

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss the doctrine of Union with Christ.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Let’s begin: Define the doctrine of “Union with Christ.”
  • Where do we see this in the Old Testament? How about in the New Testament?
  • Why does this doctrine matter? 

Helpful Definitions:

  • Union with Christ: We enter in by grace through faith into Jesus Christ. Salvation is not just something God gives us it is something we receive.
  • Union with Christ: “The intimate, vital, and spiritual union between Christ and His people, in virtue of which He is the source of their life and strength, of their blessedness and salvation.” Louis Berkhof
  • Union with Christ: The believer’s identification, participation, and incorporation with, in, through, and into the life, the death, the resurrection, the ascension, and the heavenly session of Jesus.
  • Communion with Christ: Our ongoing cultivation of enjoying every spiritual blessing in Christ Jesus. 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • 1, 2, 3 John, Ephesians 1:3-10, Romans 5, 1 Corinthians 15, Genesis 15, John 15, Acts 9, Galatians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 6:4-5, Matthew 25, Ephesians 2:1-10, 22, Romans 8, John 17:20-26

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Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley discuss the doctrine of Union with Christ.

 

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Mar 21, 2019
#35 – People Getting Shanked: 2 Samuel 3-5
00:34:11

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley talk about all of the death and drama in 2 Samuel chapters 3 through 5.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • In the last discussion of 2 Samuel we looked at the fading of Saul’s kingship and the emergence of the Davidic kingship, but 2 Samuel 3:1 captures that even clearer doesn’t it?
  • Who is Abner in 2 Samuel and why does he matter?
  • Let’s talk about 2 Samuel 3:14.
  • Then the murders start happening: Abner is murdered, then Ish-bosheth (Saul’s son)...why does this matter? Why is God ok with all this bloodshed?
  • In 2 Samuel 5 we have David anointed king of Israel, but hadn’t he already been anointed? 
  • The defeat of the Philistines...why is it important that Israel fight and defeat people like the Philistines?

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Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley talk about all of the death and drama in 2 Samuel chapters 3 through 5.

 

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Mar 14, 2019
#34 – Taking the Plunge Into Baptism with Nate Elgin
00:45:48

Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley dive into the topic of baptism, discussing everything from what the Bible says about it to why it’s so controversial.

Questions Covered in This Episode:

  • Why are we talking about baptism?
  • What is baptism? What does it do? 
  • What does it signify?
  • Who should be baptized? When? How?
  • Why was Christ baptized?
  • If someone is listening to this and they were baptized as an infant, how would you walk them through consideration of believer’s baptism?

Helpful Definitions:

  • Believer’s Baptism: Immersion in water of a believer into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 
  • Ordinances: Baptism & the Lord’s Supper are the means by which the people of God rehearse the story of God communally.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Romans 6:1-11, 1 Peter 3, 1 Corinthians 10, Colossians 2, Genesis 1, Joshua 3, Matthew 14, Matthew 3:13-17, Acts, Matthew 28:18, 
  • The Didache

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patreon.com/knowingfaithJen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley dive into the topic of baptism, discussion everything from what the Bible says about it to why it’s so controversial.

 

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Mar 07, 2019
#33 – A Tale of Two Kings: 2 Samuel 1–3
00:24:40