On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Dr. Bruce Ashford discuss the importance of understanding how worldview, gospel, and missions relate to and emerge from the biblical storyline, along with his book with Heath Thomas, The Gospel of Our King: Bible, Worldview, and the Mission of Every Christian (Baker, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- A brief overview of Creation, Fall, Redemption, and Restoration.
- The importance of understanding how worldview, gospel, and mission relate to and emerge from the biblical storyline.
- How the Bible’s radical monotheism help Christians understand the nature of idolatry in our Western world.
- In what way every aspect of the Christian life and mission—union with Christ and the church, gospel words, and deeds, deeply, and profoundly social.
- In what way every aspect of Christian mission is unavoidably cultural.
- How the international thread of the mission of God is in colorful display in the nation of Israel, the life and ministry of Jesus, and the nature of Christ’s church.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, and is the Host for the Equipping You in Grace Podcast. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Parler, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.