On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Dr. Thomas Kidd talk about the role of the Bible in evangelicalism today, defining evangelicalism and the history of the term, the problem of biblical illiteracy, and his latest book, Who Is an Evangelical? The History of a Movement in Crisis (Yale Press, 2019)
What you’ll hear in this episode
- The problem of biblical illiteracy.
- How the term evangelical has been used throughout history and how it has changed over the years.
- Dr. Kidd’s definition of evangelicalism.
- What the future of evangelicalism looks like in America.
- A few of the most challenging issues that evangelicals face today.
- What priorities evangelicals should focus on in the coming days.
- The role the Bible should have in evangelicalism today.
- How we resolve the gasp between much of what evangelicalism entails in everyday practice and how evangelicals appear in media cover today.
- How evangelicals biblical and theological convictions should inform our political engagement and choices in the polls.
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.