Knowing Faith

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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 is accessible to everyone.

Episode Date
#50 - Live from Proclaim Truth
Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and Elizabeth Woodson talk about the doctrine of God—who God is and how God is—live from the Proclaim Truth Conference.
Aug 08, 2019
#49 - A Conversation with Dr. Ligon Duncan
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley are joined by Dr. Ligon Duncan to talk about everything from catechism to baptism and more.
Jul 11, 2019
#48 - You Ask...We Answer (Kinda, Sorta, Not Really)
JT, Jen and Kyle answer questions from listeners. They cover topics like eternal subordination of the Son, the closed nature of the canon and more.
Jun 13, 2019
#47 - King David Can Count: 2 Samuel 24
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley conclude their discussions of 1 and 2 Samuel as they discuss 2 Samuel 24.
Jun 06, 2019
#46 - What is Jesus Doing Right Now?
Have you ever wondered what Jesus is currently doing? The Knowing Faith crew shares scripturally rooted thoughts about this question on Episode 46.
May 30, 2019
#45 - David Sings His Story: 2 Samuel 22
The Knowing Faith crew is back with more on 2 Samuel and how to read poems and songs in Scripture.
May 23, 2019
#44 - A Generous Complementarianism
On this episode of Knowing Faith, we talk about something that’s been getting a lot of buzz: complementarianism. What does it mean and how can we practice this well within the church?
May 16, 2019
#43 - And Don’t You Forget It: The Ascension of Jesus
Mason King joins Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley to discuss Christ’s ascension and its significance.
May 09, 2019
#42 - Absalom's Daddy Issues: 2 Samuel 14-20
Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and special guest Taryn Mays dive back into 2 Samuel to discuss what transpires between David and his son, Absalom.
May 02, 2019
#41 - The Lord's Supper
Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and Mason King discuss the history and theology of the Lord’s Supper.
Apr 25, 2019
#40 - Not What It Looks Like: 2 Samuel 11–12
Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley discuss the story of David and Bathsheba and some of the dominant ways it’s misunderstood today.
Apr 18, 2019
#39 - Humble Calvinism?
Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley are joined by Jeff Medders to talk about his new book, “Humble Calvinism.”
Apr 11, 2019
#38 - Living With a Theologian
Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley are joined by their spouses to talk about what it’s like to live with a theologian.
Apr 04, 2019
#37 - An Ark and a Covenant: 2 Samuel 5–8
Jen Wilkin, JT English, Kyle Worley and guest Jamin Roller discuss the Ark, the Davidic covenant and more found in 2 Samuel 5–8.
Mar 28, 2019
#36 - A Lesson in Pronouns: The Doctrine of Union with Christ
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley discuss the doctrine of Union with Christ.
Mar 21, 2019
#35 - People Getting Shanked: 2 Samuel 3-5
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley talk about all of the death and drama in 2 Samuel chapters 3 through 5.
Mar 14, 2019
#34 - Taking the Plunge Into Baptism
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley dive into the topic of baptism, discussion everything from what the Bible says about it to why it’s so controversial.
Mar 07, 2019
#33 - A Tale of Two Kings: 2 Samuel 1–3
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley discuss 2 Samuel 1–3—everything from the death of Saul to the anointing of David and what is happening with Joab and Abner.
Feb 28, 2019
#32 - Christology and Creeds: The Doctrine of Christology
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley dive deep into the doctrine of Christology, discussing what it is and the biblical texts and historical creeds that have informed our understanding of it.
Feb 21, 2019
#31 - There’s No Such Thing as 2 Samuel
This season, we’ll be talking a lot about 2 Samuel. This episode is an introduction to the book—why we’re talking about it, what it’s about and why we should care.
Feb 14, 2019
#30 - How to Read the Bible
How and why should you read Scripture? This episode explores everything from choosing a reading plan to knowing why it’s important to understand the various literary genres that make up the Bible.
Feb 07, 2019
#29 - Can Kids Be Theologians?
The crew talks about the littlest theologians—kids—and how the Church and families can help form them into healthy disciples from their earliest years.
Jan 31, 2019
#28 - Lightning Round: Q&A
This Q&A episode hits on several topics, like the Trinity, gluttony, the age of accountability and more.
Dec 27, 2018
#27 - The Incarnation (And Other Fun Advent Party Topics)
You’ve probably heard the term “incarnation” before, but what does it really mean? This episode explores what we’re talking about when we talk about the incarnation, some common misconceptions around this idea and why it matters.
Dec 13, 2018
#26 - Talking David and Chopping Heads
You’ve more than likely heard the story of David and Goliath, but what’s really going on in this story? We dive into 1 Samuel 16–17 to talk about common misrepresentations of this story, the role of anointing, and kingship in the Old Testament and more.
Nov 29, 2018
#25 - Providence, Sovereignty, Aseity—Oh My!
What is the doctrine of providence and how is that different from God’s sovereignty? We discuss how God continues to reign and rule over His creation.
Nov 08, 2018
#24 - Don't Even Look at It!
JT, Jen and Kyle are joined by Kelsey Hency, Editor in Chief of Fathom Magazine and Bible teacher, to talk about the Ark of the Covenant. They look at what it is, why it exists and its relationship to the presence of God.
Oct 25, 2018
#23 - Is God Still Speaking?
What is the doctrine of revelation and why is it so important? We explore how God has revealed Himself to us in the past and what that means for us today.
Oct 11, 2018
#22 - Blood, Names and Numbers
Do you ever skip over books like 1 and 2 Samuel in your Bible reading plan? Do they just seem like a bunch of blood, names and numbers? There’s a lot more to these books than you might think, and they play an important role in the whole story of the Bible.
Sep 27, 2018
#21 - This is Knowing Faith: Season 2
On the first episode of season two, the crew talks about their summers, a few updates and what to expect on this season of Knowing Faith.
Sep 12, 2018
#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 silent about the treatment of women in the Old Testament.
Jul 19, 2018
#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.
Jul 05, 2018
#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.
Jun 21, 2018
#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.
Jun 07, 2018
#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.
May 24, 2018
#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 and what implications those things have on the Church and believers.
May 10, 2018
#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.
Apr 19, 2018
#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?
Apr 05, 2018
#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.
Mar 22, 2018
#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.
Mar 08, 2018
#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.
Feb 16, 2018
#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?
Feb 01, 2018
#8 - Do You Even Theology, Bro?
You asked. We answered. We talk through listener questions ranging from original sin to death to the Nephilim.
Dec 21, 2017
#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?”
Dec 07, 2017
#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.
Nov 22, 2017
#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.
Nov 09, 2017
#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.
Oct 12, 2017
#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.
Sep 28, 2017
#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. Episode Notes In this episode 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. Mentions The Bible Project “The Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing” by Jonathan Pennington Subscribe to Episodes: iTunes | Android  Follow Us on Twitter: Kyle Worley | Jen Wilkin | JT English Follow Up on Instagram: Kyle Worley | Jen Wilkin | JT English  Use the #KnowingFaithPodcast hashtag to engage with us on Twitter and Instagram.  Follow The Village Institute on Instagram and visit The Village Institute Website to learn more.
Sep 14, 2017
#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.
Aug 24, 2017