Welcome to the 143rd episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today’s episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Dr. Stephen Wellum about his book with Trent Hunt, Christ from Beginning to End How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ (Zondervan, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Why it’s important that Christians see the Bible as a puzzle, not a mosaic.
- The importance of learning to read the Bible in its close, continuing, and complete or canonical context.
- Wellum’s thoughts on the resurgence of biblical theology in the past decade.
- How understanding the storyline of the Scripture helps Christians learn to read the Old Testament and the Bible better.
- Wellum’s advice as readers read the Word of God themselves daily in light of the storyline of Scripture.
- How Pastors and ministry leaders can address the growing problem of biblical illiteracy in American evangelicalism0
- Why our joy in Christ and our unity with one another is far more critical than Christians typically realize.
About the Guest
Stephen Wellum is Professor of Christian Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Kingdom through Covenant (Crossway). He is also the author of a forthcoming volume on Christology in the Foundations of Evangelical Theology series (Crossway).
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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.