Knowing Faith

Training The Church

The Christian faith is not mindless or irrational. Knowing Faith is a podcast exploring how our faith is founded upon Scripture. We believe the Bible is for everyone and are committed to helping the Church understand where their faith is rooted. Hosted by Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley, this podcast dives into Christian story, belief, and practice in a way that is accessible to everyone.

  • 25 minutes 42 seconds
    #229 — A.W. Pink, "The Attributes of God"

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss the significance of “The Attributes of God” by A.W. Pink.

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • When did you first come across AW Pink?
    • Who was AW Pink? Why is he significant?
    • What are the attributes of God?
    • How significant was Pink's work when you were writing your books on the attributes?
    • How do the attributes of God help us understand scripture?
    • Does god have attributes or is God his attributes?
    • Why do you keep reading this book? What stands out to you?
    • Why should a listener consider reading it?

    Helpful Definitions:

    • Incommunicable Attributes: Things that make God God, that we cannot be.
    • Communicable Attributes: Things that God shares in common with his creation.
    • Divine Simplicity: God does not have parts. 

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    16 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 9 minutes 29 seconds
    After the Fact: Why For the Church? with Jason Allen

    Kyle Worley is joined by Jason Allen to answer the question; “why for the church”?

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • Why is the motto for Midwestern, “For the Church”?
    • When you look back, what is one thing you see at Midwestern that is a direct result of your mission?

    Guest Bio:

    Dr. Jason Allen is the president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In addition to his role as president, he also serves as a professor for preaching and pastoral ministry. He is the author of a number of books including; Turnaround: The Remarkable Story of an Institutional Transformation and the 10 Essential Principles and Practices That Made It Happen. He posts essays on his website, jasonkallen.com, and hosts a weekly podcast, “Preaching & Preachers.

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    10 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 25 minutes 24 seconds
    #228 — The Tabernacle: Designed to Tell a Story (Exodus 37-39)

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley trace the themes found in the Tabernacle and throughout the rest of scripture.

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • Why is this section of text important?
    • How does its design tell the story of the world?
    • What is the Tabernacle?
    • In what way is the tabernacle a shadow?
    • How is the Tabernacle foreshadowing the end of the story?
    • What about all of the stones, gems, and precious jewels?

    Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

    • Exodus 37-39, Gen 2:1-3, John 14:15-31, Revelation 21-22, 2 Samuel 6:1-7, Exodus 19:6

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    9 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 35 minutes 11 seconds
    #227 — Calvin, "Institutes of the Christian Religion"

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss the significance of “Institutes of the Christian Religion” by John Calvin. 

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • When was the first time you heard of Calvin?
    • Who was John Calvin?
    • What is Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion?
    • Why do you keep reading this book?
    • If I am not a Calvinist is there a benefit in reading the Institutes?
    • What stands out to you from the book?

    Helpful Definitions:

    • Five points of Calvinism: Total depravity, unconditional election, limited atonement, irresistible grace, perseverance of the saints.

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    2 May 2024, 10:00 am
  • 37 minutes 52 seconds
    #226 — Sabbath, Contributions, and Devotion (Exodus 34-36)

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley have a conversation about the themes found throughout Exodus 34-36 and trace them throughout the rest of Scripture. 

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • What are on the tablets Moses receives in Exodus 34:1-9?
    • Why do we need the 10 commandments, again?
    • Does Exodus 34:7 mean that if a father sins there will be some sort of judgment that is passed down generationally?
    • Why is the proclamation of the name significant?
    • Where does the number 40 show up in the Bible?
    • What is going on with Moses’s shining face? Where else does it show up in scripture?
    • After Moses’ intercession, he gathers the people to tell them to take a Sabbath. Why?
    • What follows is a bit like the reversal of the Golden Calf incident (Exodus 35:20-29) - right?

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    25 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 30 minutes 47 seconds
    #225 — Luther, “Commentary of Galatians”

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss the history and importance of Luther’s “Commentary of Galatians.”

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • Who was Martin Luther? Why is he significant?
    • What was the point of the reformation?
    • What are the 95 theses and indulgences?
    • What is Luther’s Galatians Commentary? Why was it significant?
    • What do you love about it?

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    Interested in starting seminary and our new 100% tuition For the Church Cohorts? Learn more about what it means to study #ForTheChurch at Midwestern Seminary and apply for free with code KNOWINGFAITH at mbts.edu/apply.

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    18 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 10 minutes 21 seconds
    After The Fact: Why Read Anything Other Than The Bible? with Jared Wilson

    Kyle Worley is joined by Jared Wilson to answer the question, “Why read anything other than the Bible?”

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • Why read anything other than the Bible?
    • Who are some of your favorite Christian writers to read?

    Guest Bio:

    Jared C. Wilson serves as Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Author in Residence, and General Editor, For the Church. He is the author of a number of books including but not limited to Gospel Wakefulness, The Prodigal Church, The Pastor’s Justification, and Supernatural Power for Everyday People. He also serves as an elder at Liberty Baptist Church. He and Becky have been married for twenty-three years, and they have two daughters: Macy and Grace.

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    12 April 2024, 10:00 am
  • 36 minutes 5 seconds
    #224 — Divine Judgment Against False Gods (Exodus 32-33)

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss the themes found in Exodus 32-33.

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • Why is Moses interceding?
    • Why does Israel respond this way if they are going to get the land?
    • Is the tent of meeting outside the camp the same or different from the Tabernacle?
    • Is Israel’s distinctiveness rooted in the presence of Yahweh?
    • What is the presence of God?
    • What is the glory of God?

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    Interested in starting seminary and our new 100% tuition For the Church Cohorts? Learn more about what it means to study #ForTheChurch at Midwestern Seminary and apply for free with code KNOWINGFAITH at mbts.edu/apply.

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    11 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 9 minutes 20 seconds
    After the Fact: What is Religious Liberty? With Jason Duesing

    Kyle Worley is joined by Kody Gibson to answer the question, “What is religious liberty?”

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • What is religious liberty?
    • What is the goal of religious liberty?
    • How does religious liberty impact Christians during an election year?

    Guest Bio:

    Jason Duesing serves as the Provost, Senior Vice President for Academic Administration, and Professor of Historical Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He came to MBTS after serving for more than a decade on the administrative leadership team and faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. Duesing earned his Ph.D. in Historical Theology and Baptist Studies from Southwestern Seminary in 2008. He also holds a M.Div. from Southeastern Seminary and a B.A. in Speech Communications from Texas A&M University in College Station. Duesing is married to Kalee, and together they have four children.

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    Interested in starting seminary and our new 100% tuition For the Church Cohorts? Learn more about what it means to study #ForTheChurch at Midwestern Seminary and apply for free with code KNOWINGFAITH at mbts.edu/apply.

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    5 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 30 minutes 50 seconds
    #223 — Chesterton, "Orthodoxy"

    Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley have a conversation about “Orthodoxy” by GK Chesterton.

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • What is the value of reading across church history?
    • Who was GK Chesterton? Why is he significant?
    • Why did you read this book originally? Why do you keep reading it?
    • What is Orthodoxy?
    • What stands out to you from the book?
    • What are Chesterton’s theological views?
    • Why should a listener consider reading it?

    Helpful Definitions:

    • Modernity: The acceleration of believing that humanity is the center of the story, man is the measurement of all that claims to be true, good, and beautiful. The best way to explore what is true is with man at the center and as the measure.
    • Hyper Modernity: An acceleration of modernity that turns it into law or ridiculousness.

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    Interested in starting seminary and our new 100% tuition For the Church Cohorts? Learn more about what it means to study #ForTheChurch at Midwestern Seminary and apply for free with code KNOWINGFAITH at mbts.edu/apply.

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    4 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 10 minutes 29 seconds
    After the Fact: The 3 Biggest Myths About Seminary w/Kody Gibson

    Kyle Worley is joined by Kody Gibson to answer the question, “What are the three biggest myths about seminary?”

    Questions Covered in This Episode:

    • What are the three biggest myths about seminary?

    Guest Bio:

    Kody Gibson serves as Vice President of Communications and Brand Strategy at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Spurgeon College. Kody has served for over 10 years in theological education leading recruiting and communications efforts at both Southern Seminary and Phoenix Seminary prior to coming to Midwestern.

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    Interested in starting seminary and our new 100% tuition For the Church Cohorts? Learn more about what it means to study #ForTheChurch at Midwestern Seminary and apply for free with code KNOWINGFAITH at mbts.edu/apply.

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    Editing and support by The Good Podcast Co.

    29 March 2024, 10:00 am
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