Welcome to the 137th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Thomas R. Schreiner about his book Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World (Crossway, 2017).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- What a covenant is in Scripture.
- How the covenant has played a vital role in theology from the beginning.
- The covenant and redemptive history.
- How the covenant with Noah provides the context into which redemption will be realized.
- In what way Abraham is a new kind of Adam who is promised a new kind of Eden.
- The significance of the covenant with Israel.
- How the covenant with David has both conditional and unconditional elements.
- How the New Covenant represents the culmination of God’s saving work among his people.
- The importance of reading Scripture covenantally.
About the Guest
Thomas R. Schreiner (MDiv and ThM, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean of the school of theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
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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) and The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, 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.