By The Village Church
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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 that is accessible to everyone.
||Clean#20 - Questions, Answers & a Little Bit of Debate||On this episode, we answer theological questions from our listeners. Listen to the crew discuss (and debate) topics like how we should read passages about Israel in 2018 or why God seems to be…||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#19 - Can You Trust Your Bible?||We talk with Dr. Michael Kruger about how the Bible, as we know it, came to be and how we know we can trust it.||7/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#18 - In His Image||We chat with our very own Jen Wilkin about her new book, “In His Image,” and how we, as limited humans, might strive to display the character of our limitless God.||6/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#17 - Theology 101||On this episode, we discuss the basics of developing a theological method, like looking to your Bible, utilizing your community and praying for the Holy Spirit to reveal truth.||6/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#16 - The End of the World as We Know It||Join us as we discuss eschatology—the end of the world—through the lens of Matthew 23 – 25.||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#15 - Playing God||Andy Crouch, author of “The Tech-Wise Family” and “Culture Making: Recovering Our Creative Calling,” joins us to talk about culture, power and institutions…||5/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#14 - The Cross-Shaped Kingdom||Jeremy Treat, author of The Crucified King, joins us to talk about the kingdom and the cross and why both are crucial to how we understand and live out the gospel.||4/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#13 - So, What’s Triumphal About a Donkey?||We talk about Matthew 21 and Jesus’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem. What does this mean for His rule and reign in the Kingdom of God and what does it mean for us?||4/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#12 - The Story of the Holy Spirit||We talk with Tim Mackie, co-creator of The Bible Project, about the story of the Holy Spirit, some common misconceptions and what it means that God lives in us.||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#11 - More Than a Piece of Fruit||Sin: it’s more than eating a piece of fruit that drove Adam and Eve out of Eden. We talk about the basis of sin and its effects on the world.||3/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#10 - Brothers & Sisters: Can We Do Theology Together?||In light of recent discussions, we have a conversation about the benefits of doing theology together as brothers and sisters in Christ.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#9 - What You Talking About, Jesus?||The parables of Jesus are central to Matthew’s Gospel and valuable to biblical study. But what are they and how should we read them?||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#8 - Do You Even Theology, Bro?||You asked. We answered. We talk through listener questions ranging from original sin to death to the Nephilim.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#7 - The Best Sermon Ever?||Dr. Jonathan Pennington joins us as we discuss the Sermon on the Mount and answer the question, “Is Jesus a philosopher?”||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#6 - In the Beginning||We discuss Genesis 1-2 and how it shapes a Christian doctrine of creation by its original context and distinctives from other ancient origin creation narratives.||11/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#5 - Three Wise Men Walk into a Barn||We discuss Matthew’s account of Christ’s birth including several misconceptions of the story, how it relates to the Old Testament, and why the incarnation had to happen.||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#4 - Are Catholics and Protestants One Big Family?||We’re joined by Dr. Gregg Allison of Southern Seminary to discuss what Catholics believe, examining the role of the Reformation, as well as similarities and differences with Protestants.||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#3 - Is God Three or One?||We discuss the Trinity, looking at common misunderstandings and what is at stake if we do not properly understand this foundational doctrine of the Christian faith.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#2 - Jesus’ Family Tree||We work through the lineage of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew and discuss why genealogies in the Bible, though intimidating and confusing on the surface, are significant.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#1 - What Is Knowing Faith?||We introduce our new podcast with Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley and discuss the single biggest theological and biblical issues facing the church today.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Expect exceptional theology and pastoral hearts
JT, Kyle, and Jen are dear to The Village Church, and when you listen to this podcast, you should expect that they will become dear to you. They are exceptional theologians while also being intensely pastoral. As a graduate of The Village Church Institute Training Program (’17) and a current participant in the Matthew class at Northway, I have benefited greatly from their wisdom and demonstrated love for God and His word. I expect God’s work through them and this podcast will more deeply cultivate my love for Him, His word, and the great narrative into which He has invited us to live.
As a student of the Word and a hopeful teacher of the Word, I'm super grateful for this resource.
Genealogies & Covenant theology
Enjoying listening to the podcast as I do dishes while my kids nap. I was rather struck, however, on your recent discussion of genealogies when Jen commented that they show that God cares for the individual but you all did not discuss that the very nature of a genealogy shows how much God cares for, and has always worked through, families. Perhaps this truth, a very foundation to covenant theology is why genealogies are included in scripture.