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Nate Pickowicz– Directions for a Candidate of the Ministry (The American Puritans Series) (Volume 2)

6/18/2018
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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Nate Pickowicz discuss faithfulness in the Christian life and ministry, along with biblically navigating controversy, and his book on Cotton Mather, Directions for a Candidate of the Ministry (The American Puritans Series) (Volume 2) What you’ll hear in this episode The significant of Cotton Mather in American Puritanism. The importance of Christians correcting the record of history when it comes to men like Mather. Beginning to...

Duration:00:33:48

Matthew Barrett– 40 Questions About Salvation

6/14/2018
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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Dr. Matthew Barrett discuss the importance of a robust doctrine of salvation to the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, 40 Questions About Salvation (Kregel, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode The golden chain of salvation. How theologians can do a better job of writing to help lay people understand doctrine, along with the meaning of theological words and their meaning. How the church can recover questions...

Duration:00:36:56

Drew Hunter– Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys

6/11/2018
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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Drew Hunter discuss the importance of friendship in the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Made for Friendship: The Relationship That Halves Our Sorrows and Doubles Our Joys (Crossway, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode Discovering how and why to pursue friendship in marriage. Learning how to fight burnout in ministry by cultivating friendship with our spouse and others. The importance of affirming and...

Duration:00:47:45

Jason Duesing- Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism

6/7/2018
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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins, and Jason Duesing discuss fighting against cynicism and for joy, along with his book, Mere Hope: Life in an Age of Cynicism (B&H, 2018) What you’ll hear in this episode Preaching the gospel to ourselves and fighting against cynicism. How being in community in the local church helps Christians fight against cynicism and for joy. The danger of platform building, Christian stewardship, social media, and ministering for God’s glory...

Duration:00:28:03

John Crotts–Graciousness: Tempering Truth with Love

6/4/2018
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On today's episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins and John Crotts talk about the place and practice of graciousness in the Christian life and John's latest book, Graciousness: Tempering Truth with Love (Reformation Heritage Books, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode Prayer and dealing with difficult people. How Christians can grow in kindness in engaging in theological discussion. In what way Jesus is the ultimate example of every virtue including graciousness....

Duration:00:35:36

Brian Hedges– With Jesus: Finding Your Place in the Story of Christ

5/31/2018
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On today's episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins talks with Brian Hedges about his book With Jesus: Finding Your Place in the Story of Christ (Shepherds Press, 2017) What you’ll hear in this episode Why Christians should learn to read the story of Jesus in the Gospel narratives in a gospel-centered way. How the gospel testifies to the spiritual reality that has a profoundly Trinitarian shape. How Jesus teaching in John 15 on the Vine helps Christians capture the...

Duration:00:28:56

Jen Wilkin- In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character

5/24/2018
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On today's episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins talks with Jen Wilkin about her book In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character (Crossway, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode How a growing understanding of God’s goodness helps God’s people on days when everything is crumbling all around them. How eating humble pie can help Christians learn to be more gracious, especially with difficult and challenging people. How the faithfulness of God helps...

Duration:00:34:41

Episode 151– Michael Milton– Called? Pastoral Guidance for the Divine Call to Gospel Ministry

5/21/2018
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Welcome to the 151st episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Michael Milton-- Called? Pastoral Guidance for the Divine Call to Gospel Ministry (Christian Focus, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode The internal and external call to ministry. Dealing with the frustration of being called and affirmed by the local church, but not finding a pastoral ministry, and continuing to prepare for pastoral ministry. Character and pastoral ministry. The place...

Duration:00:37:08

Episode 150– Joe Rigney– Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God (Theologians on the Christian Life)

5/17/2018
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Welcome to the 150th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Joe Rigney about his book, Lewis on the Christian Life: Becoming Truly Human in the Presence of God (Crossway, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode The central place of the Choice in Lewis’ thought. How reading C.S. Lewis will help Christians become better Christian readers and writers. How Christians can charitably, engage with those, we disagree with, while biblically and thoughtfully...

Duration:00:44:23

Episode 149– Owen Strachan– The Essential Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to the Life and Teaching of America’s Greatest Theologian

5/14/2018
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Welcome to the 149th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Owen Strachan about his book, The Essential Jonathan Edwards: An Introduction to the Life and Teaching of America's Greatest Theologian (Moody, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode How Jonathan Edwards help Christians to learn to love, treasure, proclaim and adorn sound doctrine. How Edwards use of examples from nature help Christians become better thinkers and writers. How Christians can...

Duration:00:31:36

Episode 148– Christine Hoover– Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time

5/10/2018
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Welcome to the 148th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Christine Hoover about her book, Searching for Spring: How God Makes All Things Beautiful in Time (Baker, 2018), What you’ll hear in this episode Why beauty is the most potent weapon, we have to fight back with. Why the pulse of beauty is in seen and unseen places. Why it’s vital to understand how God sings through His creation so the hearts of His people might sing in hope-filled response...

Duration:00:30:03

Episode 147– Jonathan Leeman- How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age

5/7/2018
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Welcome to the 147th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Jonathan Leeman about his book, How the Nations Rage: Rethinking Faith and Politics in a Divided Age (Thomas Nelson, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode In what way the local church should be the model political community. The centrality of expository preaching in creating a Word-centered church. How law and wisdom can help us learn to read the Bible politically. How to distinguish...

Duration:00:29:43

Episode 146– Rosaria Butterfield– The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World

5/3/2018
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Welcome to the 146th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Rosaria Butterfield about her book, The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World (Crossway, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode Learning how to be a courageous Christian. The importance of our identity in Christ. The radical nature of Christian hospitality. How Christians should engage their neighbors with the gospel as we are...

Duration:00:39:00

Episode 145– Matt Perman– How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity

4/30/2018
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Welcome to the 145th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Matt Perman about his book, How to Get Unstuck: Breaking Free from Barriers to Your Productivity (Zondervan, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode Depression and how it affects our productivity. Preaching the gospel to ourselves and productivity. In what way is productivity one of the most significant pain points in people’s life and work. How Unstuck is different from What’s Best Next....

Duration:00:34:16

Episode 144– Jason Meyer– Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire

4/26/2018
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Welcome to the 144th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Jason Meyer about his book, Lloyd-Jones on the Christian Life: Doctrine and Life as Fuel and Fire (Crossway, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode The Christian life as one of doctrine on fire. The life, ministry, and work of Martyn Lloyd-Jones. The place of doctrine in the Christian life and how it should shape Christian’s lives. How ministry leaders can help God’s people see the organic...

Duration:00:50:39

Episode 143– Stephen Wellum—Christ from Beginning to End How the Full Story of Scripture Reveals the Full Glory of Christ

4/23/2018
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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 that 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...

Duration:00:44:32

Episode 142– Brian Hedges– Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline

4/19/2018
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Welcome to the 142nd episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Brian Hedges about his book, Watchfulness: Recovering a Lost Spiritual Discipline (Reformation Heritage, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode The need for guardrails in the Christian life. Recognizing our limitations in light of the sovereignty of God. Why watchfulness is neglected in contemporary Christian literature, In what way watchfulness is the whetstone of the spiritual...

Duration:00:38:41

Episode 141– Nick Roark–Biblical Theology How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel

4/16/2018
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Welcome to the 141st episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Nick Roark about his book, Biblical Theology How the Church Faithfully Teaches the Gospel (Crossway, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode The treasure of daily Bible reading. Taking a life-long perspective of walking with God. Why the discipline of biblical theology is so essential to reading the Bible faithfully. How missing the point of the Bible’s story produces false gospels and false...

Duration:00:33:25

Episode 140– Derek Thomas- Heaven on Earth What the Bible Teaches about Life to Come

4/9/2018
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Welcome to the 139th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Derek Thomas about his book Heaven on Earth What the Bible Teaches about Life to Come (Christian Focus, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode Why it’s so important that Christians believe they go to heaven immediately after they die. How growing in our understanding of heaven helps God’s people appreciate the already/not yet of the Christian life in the present and the future. How knowing...

Duration:00:28:33

Episode 139– Costi Hinn- Defining Deception: Freeing the Church from the Mystical-Miracle Movement

3/29/2018
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Welcome to the 139th episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins talks with Costi Hinn about his book Defining Deception: Freeing the Church from the Mystical-Miracle Movement (Southern California Seminary Press, 2018). What you’ll hear in this episode Why and how Christians should defend the truth. A real versus a false miracle. Doctrinal discernment and how Christians should engage in it. Why and how Christians should have hard conversations with people. What the...

Duration:00:53:19