On the latest episode of the Equipping You and Grace, Dave Jenkins, and Ryan Reeves discuss the origins of the Bible and why it matters for the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Know How We Got Our Bible (Zondervan, 2018)
What you’ll hear in this episode
- The importance of translators having sound convictions and using sound practices as translators.
- Why it’s so important that Christians understand the origins of the Bible.
- How Christians should respond to attacks on the Canon of Scripture.
- Whether every Christian needs to have a good understanding of textual transmission or not as they seek to understand the origins of the Bible.
- The controversy around the King James Bible and how Christians should respond to it.
- What the Latin Vulgate is and why it matters in the history of the Bible.
- Why the Apocrphya is not in the Protestant Bible.
- The importance of the work of Luther and Wycliffe in getting the Bible back in the hands of the average Christian.
- What Christians can learn about the Bible movement, and the focus of it on missions, along with getting involved in it today.
- How Christians should engage Jehovah Witnesses and Mormons on matters related to the authority of Scripture.
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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.