On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Scott Redd discuss the importance of the Christian’s identity in Christ, what it means to truly delight in the Lord and His Word, along with his book, The Wholeness Imperative: How Christ Unifies our Desires, Identity and Impact in the World (Christian Focus, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode
- Why Dr. Bavinck’s contrast between being and becoming cuts through so much confusion about Christian identity and life.
- Why it’s important to understand how biblical simplicity springs from the heart of God.
- Why it’s so important that the Christian’s delight in the Word be heartful, joyful, and satisfying.
- The dangers of an over-intellectualized faith.
- The five diagnostic principles that highlight pious talismans in the Christian life.
- How the Apostle John’s teaching helps Christians understand the nature of true confession and repentance in the Christian life.
- Why it’s vital that Christians both build the Kingdom and populate it.
About the Guest
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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.