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Equipping You in Grace

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Equipping You in Grace is a podcast exploring a biblical Life view in conversational tone.

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Equipping You in Grace is a podcast exploring a biblical Life view in conversational tone.

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Great Podcast!

By Knies116 - Mar 21 2017
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Great Resource for the Church! Subscribe!

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By Bookworm555 - May 18 2016
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This is a great podcast that speaks to the issues of the day and the needs of the church.

iTunes Ratings

16 Ratings
Average Ratings
14
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Great Podcast!

By Knies116 - Mar 21 2017
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Great Resource for the Church! Subscribe!

Craig P Hurst

By Bookworm555 - May 18 2016
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This is a great podcast that speaks to the issues of the day and the needs of the church.
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Equipping You in Grace

Latest release on Nov 16, 2020

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Equipping You in Grace is a podcast exploring a biblical Life view in conversational tone.

Rank #1: #40: Megan Hill– Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches[Podcast]

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Welcome to the fourtieth episode of Equipping You in Grace. On today's episode, Dave Jenkins interviews Megan Hill about her book Praying Together: The Priority and Privilege of Prayer: In Our Homes, Communities, and Churches (Crossway, 2016)
What you’ll hear in this episode:

Megan Hill's life, ministry, marriage, and his current ministry projects.
The foundations of Christians praying together.
The fruits of Christian praying together.
Some ways Christians can engage in prayer together.
How corporate prayer has shaped her own life.
Books on prayer that have shaped her own understanding of prayer.
Three pieces of advice that will help new or seasoned writers to improve in their craft.
Her prayer for the book.
About the Author:
Megan Hill is a pastor’s wife and a pastor’s daughter who has spent her life praying with others. She serves on the editorial board for Christianity Today and is a regular contributor to Her.meneutics and the Gospel Coalition.
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Aug 03 2016

18mins

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Rank #2: Kim Riddlebarger– The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Kim Riddlebarger talk about the life, ministry, and influence of B.B. Warfield on Reformed theology in his day and today, along with his book The Lion of Princeton: B.B. Warfield as Apologist and Theologian (Lexham Press, 2016).
What you’ll hear in this episode

A brief sketch of B.B. Warfield’s life and importance to American evangelicalism and the greater Body of Christ.
What we can learn from how B.B. Warfield’s approach to dealing with and responding to criticism.
How Warfield’s work on the doctrine of Scripture helps Christians respond to attacks on the doctrine of Scripture today.
What Christians today can learn from B.B. Warfield’s response to attacks on the person and work of Christ along with his approach to engaging these and other issues.
What B.B. Warfield can teach those deeply committed to the task and work of theology in the local church about loving and caring for our wives and families.
What contributions the Old Princeton theologians like Warfield made to the Church of his time and continued to make on the Church today.
The legacy B.B. Warfield has left for theologians today.
Why we need men again like B.B. Warfield and what these men look like in their approach to the Christian life and ministry.
Learning to understand and engage the thought of others for the purpose of contending for the faith.
About the Guest
Kim Riddlebarger (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is senior pastor of Christ Reformed Church in Anaheim, CA, and has been a visiting professor of systematic theology at Westminster Seminary California. He is author of A Case for Amillennialism and The Man of Sin.
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Oct 11 2018

35mins

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Rank #3: Jen Wilkin- In His Image: 10 Ways God Calls Us to Reflect His Character

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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 Christians face trials.
How the attributes of God help Christian learn to have a biblical worldview.
The doctrine of God and the problem of biblical illiteracy.
How the doctrine of God should shape and adorn our lives.
Praying for difficult people and sanctification.
About the Guest
Jen Wilkin is a speaker, writer, and teacher of women’s Bible studies. During her seventeen years of teaching, she has organized and led studies for women in home, church, and parachurch contexts. Jen and her family are members of the Village Church in Flower Mound, Texas.
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May 24 2018

26mins

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Rank #4: Rosaria Butterfield– Gay Christianity, Revoice, and the Authority of the Word of God

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On the latest episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins, and Rosaria Butterfield discuss the recent Revoice conference, Gay Christianity, the authority of the Word of God, and her books, The Secret Life of An Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered (Crown and Covenant).
What you’ll hear in this episode

Why Christians should be concerned about the Revoice conference.
How Christians should think and speak about the Revoice conference.
How Christians should write and speak about matters related to gender and sexuality from the Word of God.
How Obergefell affected Christians witness on matters related to gender and sexuality.
How to talk across differences related to gender and sexuality.
The effect of intersectionality on contemporary discussions on gender and sexuality.
The importance of sound doctrine and sound ethics.
The importance of a biblical understanding of repentance, and sanctification.
The background of the Revoice Conference.
The importance of having a biblical understanding of sin, personhood, and the grace of God.
Being careful about the teaching we receive.
The importance of local churches being safe and loving places for those coming out of the gay rights movement.
The person and work of Christ and biblical anthropology.
The importance of local church membership.
How conflict clarifies matters of biblical truth.
About the Guest

Rosaria Butterfield (PhD, Ohio State University) is an author, speaker, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.

Recommended Resources

The latest issue of Theology for Life: Biblical Gender and Sexuality: An Expose on Manhood and Womanhood.  http://servantsofgrace.org/biblical-gender-and-sexuality-an-expose-on-manhood-and-womanhood/

Torn Between Two Cultures? Revoice, LGBT Identity, and Biblical Christianity by Dr. Albert Mohler https://albertmohler.com/2018/08/02/torn-two-cultures-revoice-lgbt-identity-biblical-christianity/

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Aug 20 2018

47mins

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Rank #5: Episode 146– Rosaria Butterfield– The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World

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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 aiming to be hospitable with them.
The difference between evangelistic hospitality and radical hospitality.
About the Guest
Rosaria Butterfield (PhD, Ohio State University) is an author, speaker, pastor’s wife, homeschool mom, and former professor of English and women’s studies at Syracuse University. She is the author of The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert and Openness Unhindered.
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May 03 2018

39mins

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Rank #6: Jason Meyer- Don’t Lose Heart: Gospel Hope for the Discouraged Soul

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Jason Meyer talk about identifying and rooting out discouragement in our lives and the place of God's people in the local church helping to address discouragement in their lives, along with his book, Don’t Lose Heart: Gospel Hope for the Discouraged Soul (Baker, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode

How Christians can begin to spot the lies of discouragement.
How Christians can root out the lies of discouragement in their lives.
What Martyn-Lloyd-Jones can teach us about the topic of discouragement.
How discouragement is a form of identity theft.
How our expectations affect our being discouraged.
What Christians should do when they feel overwhelmed by life and the responsibilities of life, work, and family.
The role a right and biblical perspective of life in Christ has on Christians combatting discouragement.
How Christians in our local churches help one another confront discouragement in our lives.
What role encouragement has in combatting discouragement.
Help for those struggling mightily with Satan’s lies that they are worthless to God.
Advice to Pastors and ministry leaders struggling with discouragement.

About the Guest
Jason Meyer is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church and associate professor of New Testament at Bethlehem College and Seminary. He daily thanks the Lord that he gets to be married to the love of his life, Cara. The Lord has blessed them with four children and they live in Roseville, Minnesota. Jason still can't get over the fact that the Lord saved him. He believes that being a Christian is the most wonderful thing in the world.
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Oct 14 2019

37mins

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Rank #7: Reading and Studying the Bible in 2020

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace, Dave talks about the importance of delighting in the God who gave us the Word of God, overcoming obstacles in your yearly Bible reading, and some of my habits for theological study.
What you’ll hear in this episode

The importance of daily Bible reading and study of Scripture.
The importance of reading and listening to the Bible.
Why Christians should delight in the Bible the book, God has given His people.
The importance of prayer in the Christian life.
Some of my habits for theological study and growth.
Why prioritizing Bible reading over reading Christian books is essential.
Why reading good Christian books is essential.
Overcoming obstacles that stop you from reading the Bible.
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Dec 30 2019

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Rank #8: Episode 139– Costi Hinn- Defining Deception: Freeing the Church from the Mystical-Miracle Movement

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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 third wave is.
The facts surrounding Bethel Church and the mystical miracle movement and how true Christians should call Bill Johnson and his followers to repent.
The five most concerning areas of Bill Johnson’s theology.
The real role of the Holy Spirit in the Christian Life and how the biblical record stands opposed to Third Wave theology.
The nature of biblical healing and how the Bible stands opposed to the Third Wave teaching on healing.
About the Guest

Costi Hinn is the executive pastor at Mission Bible Church in Orange County, CA. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and is currently completing his Master of Divinity degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about equipping Christians to boldly live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His testimony and refutation of “The Prosperity Gospel” have been featured on CNN, Christianity Today, and numerous other publications.

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Mar 29 2018

53mins

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Rank #9: Christopher Ash– Remaking a Broken World The Heart of the Bible Story

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On today’s Equipping you in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Christopher Ash talk about the theme of scattering and gathering in the Bible, and the importance of biblical theology to the Christian life and ministry, along with his book, Remaking a Broken World The Heart of the Bible Story (The Good Book, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode

The significance of the Bible’s teaching on scattering and gathering.
How biblical theology can help Christians better understand the Bible itself.
How biblical theology helps Christians to serve one another in the local church.
How biblical theology helps Christians to grow in their understanding of the person and work of the Lord Jesus.
How biblical theology helps Christians grow in their understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
How biblical theology helps Christians grow in their understanding of the work of the Holy Spirit in their local churches.
In what way the glory of God is bound up with what happens in local churches now.
In what way the new creation will be the theater of the glory of God.

About the Guest
Christopher Ash has been a pastor and then Director of the Cornhill Training Course. He is now an author and writer-in-residence at Tyndale House, Cambridge.
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Dec 09 2019

28mins

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Rank #10: David Dunham- Addictive Habits: Changing for Good

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and David Dunham discuss the place of Christians and local churches in helping those with addictions, along with his book, Addictive Habits: Changing for Good (P&R, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode
A definition of addictions.
Helpful books on addiction.
How addicts begin to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, thoughts, and desires, along with what they should do with them.
How meditating on the character of God and on the person and work of Christ helps addicts begin to experience true and lasting change.
How Christian friends and ministry leaders can help addicts develop a plan that will help prevent a relapse into their addiction.
Why it’s so important for addicts to have a long-term carefully thought out plan for how to remain faithful to Christ.
The place of the local church in helping addicts.
How pastors and ministry leaders can help church members to walk with those facing addictions.
About the Guest
David R. Dunham ministers to people with addictions as pastor of counseling and discipleship at Cornerstone Baptist Church in Roseville, Michigan. He also writes and speaks about ministry, counseling, and addiction for the Biblical Counseling Coalition.
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Jan 17 2019

27mins

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Rank #11: Jim Orrick– Mere Calvinism

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Jim Orrick discuss Calvinism rooted in Scripture, the current Calvinistic resurgence, and much more, along with his book, Mere Calvinism (P&R, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode

Why Calvinists should be concerned with reading, studying, and teaching the Bible.
Why Calvinism rooted in Scripture is more than just the five points and a whole worldview.
A brief explanation of what TULIP is and why it matters.
The most contested point of TULIP.
The most misunderstood point of TULIP.
The importance differences between once saved always saved and the perseverance of the saints and why it matters.
Why the five points of Calvinism should lead to humility and transformation in the life of the Calvinist.
Concerns about the current Calvinistic resurgence.
The strengths of the current Calvinistic resurgence.
Advice to a new Calvinist.

About the Guest
Jim Scott Orrick is professor at Boyce College in Louisville, Kentucky, as well as the author of A Year with George Herbert: A Guide to Fifty-Two of His Best Loved Poems.
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Mar 11 2019

44mins

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Rank #12: Nancy Guthrie– Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything About Your Story

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On the latest episode of the Equipping You in Grace Podcast, Dave Jenkins, and Nancy Guthrie discuss the importance of biblical theology for the Christian life, along with her book, Even Better Than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything About Your Story (Crossway, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode

The importance of biblical theology in hermeneutics.
Healthy marriage expectations and the gospel.
The most significant issues that affect people beginning to read the Bible for themselves.
The importance of Christians being immersed and shaped by the worldview of the Bible.
How a love for biblical theology affects the Christian’s walk with the Lord.
How a growing love of biblical theology helps Christians learn to read the Bible daily and regularly out of dutiful delight.
How Christians can learn to prioritize the Lord’s day in God-honoring and glorifying ways.
How the marriage of the Bridegroom helps single and married people whet their appetite of the Beloved of the Lord for the Lord Jesus.
How the zeal Jesus showed for the Lord’s House helps those who lack zeal for regular and faithful attendance in worship.
The purpose and meaning of the Sabbath and how it relates to the Christian life.
About the Guest
Nancy Guthrie teaches the Bible at her church, Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Franklin, Tennessee, and at conferences worldwide. She and her husband, David, are the cohosts of the GriefShare video series used in more than 10,000 churches nationwide and also host Respite Retreats for couples who have experienced the death of a child. Guthrie is also the host of Help Me Teach the Bible, a podcast of the Gospel Coalition.
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Aug 23 2018

33mins

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Rank #13: Megan Hill- Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Megan Hill discuss how to grow in contentment in the Christian life, along with her book, Contentment: Seeing God’s Goodness (P&R, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode

Recommended resources on contentment.
Lessons Megan learned on contentment as she wrote this devotional on contentment.
How cultivating godly desires helps Christians to grow in contentment.
In what way thankfulness is critical to cultivating contentment in the Christian life.
How to pursue contentment in specific life circumstances such as work, relationships and family, and ministry opportunities.
How pastors and ministry leaders can help church members learn to grow in contentment.
How Christians should counsel one another on topics related to contentment in the Christian life.
The kindness of God in giving us seasons of waiting to grow in contentment.
Demonstrating thankfulness to others by specifically encouraging one another.

About the Guest

Megan Hill is the author of Praying Together, an editor for The Gospel Coalition, and a regular contributor to Today in the Word.

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Jan 24 2019

27mins

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Rank #14: Tim Chester– Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God In Everyday Life

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Episode, Dave Jenkins and Tim Chester discuss how the Trinity relates to knowing and communing with God, along with his latest book Enjoying God: Experience the Power and Love of God In Everyday Life (The Good Book Company, 2018).
What you’ll hear in this episode

Why it’s important that Christians understand the two principles of knowing the Trinity and how the Trinity is the basis of our community with God in experience.
Counsel to help Christians prepare for times of suffering and as they face challenging times in their Christian life.
How the Bible is a means of Christian’s communion with God.
The difference it makes when Christians view the Bible as a means of communion with God.
Repentance as the gateway to the pleasures of God.
How the principle of three in one and the principles of union and communion with Christ transform Christian’s relationship with God.
About the Guest
Tim Chester is a pastor at Grace Church, Boroughbridge, UK, an author, and faculty member of Crosslands Training. He is married to Helen and has two daughters.
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Nov 15 2018

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Rank #15: Kevin Vanhoozer- Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Kevin Vanhoozer discuss the biblical disciplined imagination, walking in a manner worthy of the calling we’ve received, the work of pastor-theologians, along with his book, Hearers and Doers: A Pastor's Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine (Lexham Press, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode

What the theological interpretation of Scripture is.
How biblical and theological interpretation are both similar and different from one another.
In what way does theology serve the church because doctrine serves discipleship, and biblical interpretation when done the right way.
How church leaders can make disciples by better enabling them to critically examine images and stories in light of the biblical images and stories by which they ought to live in.
What it means that the pastors is to be an eye doctor and general practitioner of the church, along with how it relates to the pastor as pastor-theologian.
What distinguishes the biblically disciplined imagination from the non-disciplined imagination.
Why walking in a manner worthy of the calling the Christian has received is so important.
In what way biblical interpretation is like a theatrical performance.
Advice for the pastor who desires not only to be a good pastor-theologian but eye-doctor and general practitioner of the church but may not be sure where to start.
Consider checking out the work of the Center for Pastor-Theologians at https://www.pastortheologians.com/

About the Guest
Kevin J. Vanhoozer (Ph.D., Cambridge University) is a research professor of systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of several books, including Faith Speaking Understanding: Performing the Drama of Doctrine and Biblical Authority after Babel: Retrieving the Solas in the Spirit of Mere Protestant Christianity, both Christianity Today Theology Books of the Year (2015, 2017). He is married and has two daughters.
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Jul 01 2019

35mins

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Rank #16: Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger- Equipping for Life: A Guide for New, Aspiring & Struggling Parents

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On the latest Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave Jenkins and Andreas and Margaret Kostenberger discuss strategies to help parents help their children navigate technology, conflict, fight for purity, communicate expectations, and grow in grace, along with their book, Equipping for Life: A Guide for New, Aspiring & Struggling Parents.
What you’ll hear in this episode

A brief theology of parenting.
The importance of trust in marriage.
Biblical gender roles and marriage.
Some of the most significant issues Christian parents today face as they raise their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord.
How parents can help their children navigate social media, the internet, and learn to be good stewards of technology.
How parents can help their children learn to deal biblical and maturely with conflict, stressful, situations, and challenging people.
Dealing with the father wound.
Parents learning to communicate their expectations to their children.
How our biblical and historic convictions about the Bible itself affect how we interpret the Bible.
The importance of friendship in marriage.
Strategies for helping parents help their children fight for purity.
The importance of communication with your spouse and flourishing in marriage.
How pastors and ministry leaders can help parents in their task of training their children in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus.
About the Guest
Andreas Kostenberger is founder of Biblical Foundations and Senior Research Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Margaret Kostenberger is Associate Professor and Director of Women’s Programs and Mentoring at Shepherds Theological Seminary in Cary, North Carolina.

Recommended Resources

Check out the Kostenberger's TGC course on Parenting: Equipping For Life by clicking here.

For more resources from the Kostenberger's please check out their ministry, Biblical Foundations.
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Jul 16 2018

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Rank #17: Alasdair Groves– Untangling Emotions

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Alasdair Groves have a wide-ranging conversation about helping people learn to process and navigate their emotions so they may grow in maturity and love, along with his book with Winston Smith, Untangling Emotions (Crossway, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode

The importance emotions play in helping Christians grow in maturity and love.
How feelings of shame impact how we engage with our emotions.
How Christians should engage their more troubling emotions, such as anger and doubt.
Advice for pastors and Bible teachers on doing a sermon series to help people learn to process and navigate their emotions in a God-honoring way.
Strategies biblical counselors can use to help people process and navigate their emotions.
How one can practically nourish their emotions.
How emotions expression the things we love, value, and treasure.
How Christians should process negative, unpleasant emotions.

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J. Alasdair Groves (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) serves as the executive director for the New England branch of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He is also the director of CCEF's School of Biblical Counseling.
Winston T. Smith (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the rector at Saint Anne's Church in Abington, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Marriage Matters.
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May 20 2019

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Rank #18: John Frame: Biblical Worldview, Philosophy, and the Christian

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Dr. John Frame have a wide-ranging conversation about why Christians should read and study philosophy, free will, the problem of evil, making good arguments, and his book, We Are All Philosophers: A Christian Introduction to Seven Fundamental Questions (Lexham Press, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode

Why Christians should read and study philosophy.
How philosophy relates to theology.
What Christian philosophers Dr. Frame has found helpful, who they are, and why they’ve been so beneficial to him.
How the question, “What is everything made of?” relates to a Christian worldview.
What free will is and how important it is for the Christian to get a good idea and understanding of this concept.
Free will, stewardship, and the Christian’s responsibility before God.
How Anslem has influenced Dr. John Frame.
Why Christians make arguments.
Why human thinking should be through a biblical worldview.
How Christians should think about the problem of evil and answer those who question or doubt whether God is good.
Some of the most significant Christian philosophers in the history of the church.

About the Guest
Dr. John M. Frame is the retired J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando and is the author of many books, including Salvation Belongs to the Lord, A History of Western Philosophy and Theology and the four-volume Theology of Lordship series.
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Aug 26 2019

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Rank #19: Glenna Marshall- The Promise is His Presence: Why God Is Always Enough

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave Jenkins and Glenna Marshall have a great conversation about the goodness of God, lament, suffering, reading and studying the Bible, church hurt, loving the Church, and her new book, The Promise is His Presence: Why God Is Always Enough (P&R, 2019).
What you’ll hear in this episode

How learning to follow Jesus doesn’t protect Christians from suffering but leads them in the path of suffering.
What it is that what we often lack becomes the object of our worship.
How the goodness of God helps Christians to face suffering.
How desperation for the Lord helps Christians to cultivate deep dependence on the Lord.
How learning the nearness of the Lord helps Christians to face the good days and bad days and everywhere in-between in the Christian life.
How prioritizing our habits as Christians speaks to what matters most to them.
The role of reading, studying, and meditating on Scripture helps Christians in challenge situations.
What role waiting on the Lord should have in the lives of Christians.
Learning good questions of the biblical text not to doubt God but to develop further trust in His revealed character in the Word of God.
The role friends play in the Christian life to help them through times of suffering.
How the practice of lament helps Christians during seasons of grief and suffering.
How to respond to church hurt and deal with it in the Christian life.
The greatness of God and how He orchestrates all the things of our lives for His glory.
The local church and spiritual disciplines.
The role of the local church and helping Christians through hard times.
Why Christians should love the Church.

About the Guest
Glenna Marshall is a pastor's wife and mom of two boys. Through infertility, illness, and difficult ministry, she has learned that God's presence is the answer to life's every ache. As a writer, speaker, and musician, she loves to point women to the Bible to see God's goodness in all of life.
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Aug 05 2019

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Rank #20: Costi Hinn– Jesus Culture, Christian Music, and Biblical Worship

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On the latest episode of the Equipping You and Grace, Dave Jenkins, and Costi Hinn discuss the importance of biblical worship and practice, along with the dangers of false worship, and Jesus Culture.
What you’ll hear in this episode

Why Christians should be concerned with the wrong theology behind the Jesus culture.
What is wrong with the Christian music scene today.
Encouraging signs in the Christian music scene today.
The importance of biblical worship and practice in local churches.
Why it’s so dangerous that local churches and Christians worship the Lord wrongly.
How Pastors and ministry leaders should speak out against Jesus culture.
How important it is to sing theological rich and faithful songs in our local churches on the Lord’s Day.
Growing in grace and speaking the truth in love.
The importance of pastors and ministry leaders studying theological movements to help equip people to grow in grace.
About the Guest

Costi Hinn is the executive pastor at Mission Bible Church in Orange County, CA. He is a graduate of Dallas Baptist University and is currently completing his Master of Divinity degree at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is passionate about equipping Christians to boldly live out the Gospel of Jesus Christ. His testimony and refutation of “The Prosperity Gospel” have been featured on CNN, Christianity Today, and numerous other publications.

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Aug 27 2018

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Joel Beeke- Reformed Systematic Theology: Volume 2: Man and Christ

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Dr. Joel Beeke discuss the image of God, responding to attacks on gender and penal substitutionary atonement, the High Priestly ministry of Jesus, and suffering along with his book with Paul Smalley, Reformed Systematic Theology: Volume 2: Man and Christ (Crossway, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

The image of God and the wrongness of abortion.
The image of God and addressing gender confusion and pornography.
The importance of a solid understanding of the doctrine of man for the Christian life.
How Christians should respond to attacks on gender.
Why it matters that Adam is a real person in real history.
How a solid understanding of sin helps the Church.
How a good understanding of Jesus as Prophet, Priest, and King helps Christians.
The importance of the High Priestly ministry of Jesus for the Christian.
How Christians should respond to attacks on penal substitutionary atonement.
The role of suffering in the life of the Christian.

About the Guest
Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) has written or coauthored one hundred books, and edited another one hundred titles. He is president and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as the editor of Banner of Sovereign Grace Truth, the editorial director of Reformation Heritage Books, the president of Inheritance Publishers, and vice president of the Dutch Reformed Translation Society.

Paul M. Smalley (ThM, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) is faculty teaching assistant to Joel Beeke at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He previously served for twelve years as a pastor in the Baptist General Conference in the midwestern United States.
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Nov 16 2020

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Drew Hunter—Unfolding Grace Study Guide: A Guided Study Through the Bible

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Drew Hunter discuss the importance of daily Bible reading and the benefits of doing so, advice for those reading the Old Testament, and those new to reading the Bible, along with those who feel their Bible reading isn’t helping them, along with Unfolding Grace Study Guide: A Guided Study Through the Bible (Crossway, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

The approach of Unfolding Grace.
How orienting ourselves to the overarching storyline of the Bible helps the people of God read the Bible.
Advice for those struggling to read the Old Testament.
Advice for those new to reading the Bible.
Advice for those who feel like their Bible reading isn’t helping them.
The importance of daily Bible reading for the Christian and some of the benefits of doing so.
The importance of redemptive history in reading Scripture.

About the Guest

Drew Hunter (MA, Wheaton College) is the teaching pastor at Zionsville Fellowship in Zionsville, Indiana. He is the author of Made for Friendship and the Isaiah and Matthew volumes in the Knowing the Bible series. Drew and his wife, Christina, live in Zionsville, Indiana, and have four children.

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Nov 09 2020

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Dustin Benge– The American Puritans

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Dustin Benge discuss the contribution the American Puritans made to the American church, what writers can learn from the American Puritans to help them grow as writers, and advice to ministry leaders navigate challenges on social media, along with his book with Nate Pickowicz, The American Puritans (Reformation Hertige, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

John Eliot and why he’s so important.
The contribution the American Puritans made to the life of the American church.
How the American Puritans can help Christians today to navigate challenging times and issues.
What writers can learn from the American Puritans to help them grow as writers.
The main differences between the output of the English Puritans and the American Puritans.
Advice for ministry leaders navigating challenges on social media.

About the Guest

DUSTIN W. BENGE (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is provost of Union School of Theology, Wales, visiting professor of Munster Bible College, Cork, Ireland and a Senior Fellow of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies. In addition, Dustin is the author of several books, writes regularly for Reformanda Ministries and Tabletalk, and serves as editor of Expositor magazine. Dustin and his wife Molli live in Porthcawl, Wales.

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Nov 02 2020

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Hayley Satrom- Forgiveness Reflecting God’s Mercy

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Hayley Satrom discuss meditating on the love of God in Christ, overlooking offenses, strategies for assessing our hearts before the Lord, handling conflict and forgiveness, along with her devotional, Forgiveness Reflecting God's Mercy (P&R, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

How meditating on God's love and mercy helps Christians be tender to the task of forgiveness.
What it looks like practically for Christians to set their minds on Christ.
Why forgiveness is a heart attitude that Christians must pursue before the Lord in prayer.
Why forgiveness is an ongoing process and what that means for Christians.
How we root out bitterness and judgments in our lives as Christians.
What it looks like to overlook offenses in our lives as Christians.
How to best assess our hearts before the Lord.
The role of Scripture in helping Christians with forgiveness.
How the sufficiency of God’s grace helps Christians when it seems like we can’t forgive those who have hurt us.
In what way forgiveness is not a sprint but a marathon.

About the Guest
Hayley Satrom (MA, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is codirector of the private counseling practice Heart Song Counseling and a biblical counselor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, DC.
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Oct 26 2020

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William Osborne- Divine Blessing and the Fullness of Life in the Presence of God

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and William Osborne discuss the prosperity gospel and divine blessing, tips to reading the Old Testament, how divine blessing affects our understanding of the end times, along with his book, Divine Blessing and the Fullness of Life in the Presence of God (Crossway, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

How the prosperity gospel has affected how Christian approach the subject of divine blessing.
How the opening chapters of Genesis serve as the foundation for a biblical worldview.
Why it is essential Christians recognize the temple-garden nature of the Garden of Eden.
The importance of Genesis 3:15 to the unfolding story of the Old Testament and redemptive history.
The importance of seeing the Prophets as covenant enforcers calling the people of God back to their covenant King.
How understanding divine blessing affects our understanding of the end times.
The importance of reading the Old Testament and some tips to do it well.
How biblical blessing helps Christians better appreciate and grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus.

About the Guest
William R. Osborne (PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as associate professor of biblical and theological studies at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Missouri. He is the author of Trees and Kings, coauthor of A Book-by-Book Guide to Biblical Hebrew Vocabulary, and coeditor of Riddles and Revelations. He is on the editorial board of the Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament, a publication he co-founded, and has authored many articles and reviews.
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Oct 19 2020

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Lauren Whitman- A Painful Past Healing and Moving Forward

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On today’s Equipping  You in Grace show, Dave and Laura Whitman discuss how lament helps Christians address the hurts of the past with hope in the Lord, responding to painful memories when they come up, how the local church and hurting people, along with her devotional, A Painful Past Healing and Moving Forward (P&R, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

How Christians not only heal from but move forward from painful memories.
How the people of God should address painful memories when they come up and what to do when we repeat them repeatedly.
How having a clear and biblical understanding of Jesus helps Christians to address their past.
How understanding lament helps Christians not only address the hurts of the past but with hope in the Lord.
What Peter’s betrayal and eventual restoration teaches Christians about responding to the events of their lives.
How Christians should help those facing deep pain in their past with the goodness of God.
How the local church should help Christians address the hurts of the past.

About the Guest
Lauren Whitman (MA, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a staff counselor at the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF) and the assistant editor of CCEF's Journal of Biblical Counseling.
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Oct 12 2020

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Alisa Childers- Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Alisa Childers discuss some of the markers of progressive Christianity and what to watch out for, the importance of reading the Bible to avoid error, and our convictions about the Bible, her process of deconstruction and the reconstruction of her Christian faith, along with her new book, Another Gospel? A Lifelong Christian Seeks Truth in Response to Progressive Christianity (Tyndale, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

Some markers of progressive Christianity and what to watch out for.
The importance of reading the Bible to avoid doctrinal error.
Advice for those who listen to progressive Christian podcasts or progressive Christian books.
Why what we believe about the Bible matters so much.
Why Christians should know the rich intellectual history of the Christian faith.
Why Christians should be afraid to ask questions and to receive answers from the Word of God.
What it looks like in our local churches for pastors and elders to provide a safe place for questions of doubters and to engage with the intellectual side of the Christian faith.
The process of deconstruction and reconstruction of Alisa went through.
What it means to stand upon the Word of God in a culture of doubt.

About the Guest

Alisa Childers is a wife, a mom, an author, a blogger, a speaker, and a worship leader. She was a member of the award-winning CCM recording group ZOEgirl. She is a popular speaker at apologetics and Christian worldview conferences, including reThink. She has been published at The Gospel Coalition, Crosswalk, the Stream, For Every Mom, Decision magazine, and The Christian Post. Her blog post “Girl, Wash Your Face? What Rachel Hollis Gets Right . . . and Wrong” received more than one million views. You can connect with Alisa online at alisachilders.com.

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Oct 05 2020

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Joel Beeke- Pastors and Their Critics A Guide to Coping with Criticism in the Ministry

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Dr. Joel Beeke discuss some of the best ways to respond to and deal with criticism in ministry, the role friends play in helping ministry leaders process criticism in ministry, using the Pauline sandwich model when giving criticism, along with his book, Pastors and Their Critics A Guide to Coping with Criticism in the Ministry (P&R, 2020)

What you’ll hear in this episode

Taking criticism personally and to the Lord.
Learning to deal with discouraging thoughts in the ministry.
Learning to take our thoughts captive.
Learning to use the Pauline sandwich model when giving criticism.
The importance of being humble, not defensive, and look to Jesus in the midst of criticism.
Some of the best ways to respond to criticism as a ministry leader.
How ministry leaders can learn not to take criticism to heart but take it to the Lord.
The role good friends play in helping ministry leaders process criticism in ministry.
Advice to seminary students as they prepare for a life of ministry to prepare for criticism.
How pastors and elders can create a safe place for criticism to be heard and taken seriously in the local church.

About the Guest

Joel R. Beeke (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, where he also serves as professor of systematic theology and homiletics. He is a pastor of the Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregations in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and the author of several books, including Truth That Frees, The Quest for Full Assurance, and A Reader's Guide to Reformed Literature.

Nick Thompson is a graduate of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing ordination in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church.

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Sep 28 2020

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Bob Kellemen- Gospel-Centered Family Counseling

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Bob Kellemen discuss how biblical counselors can equip and empower parents with grace and truth, how our personal time with the Lord impacts our interactions with others, along with his new book, Gospel-Centered Family Counseling (Baker Books, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

Learning to work through issues biblically as a family.
How biblical counselors can equip and empower parents to learn to be caring and loving parents.
How our personal time with the Lord impacts our interactions with others.
The role the local church can have in family counseling.
What it looks like practically to parent with grace and truth.
Some of the best ways counselors can help families to work together towards better communication with each other.
Learning to discipline your child in a loving and godly way with grace and truth.
The importance of biblical counselors helping families learn to communicate well in counseling so they can communicate well outside of counseling.

About the Guest
Dr. Robert W. Kellemen is vice president of strategic development, academic dean, and professor at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. Founder of RPM Ministries, he also served as the founding executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and has pastored four churches. He is the author of nearly 20 books, including Gospel-Centered Counseling.
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Sep 21 2020

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Bob Kellemen- Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Bob Kellemen discuss strategies to help biblical counselors do marriage counseling well, trust and friendship in marriage, along with his new book, Gospel-Centered Marriage Counseling: An Equipping Guide for Pastors (Baker Books, 2020)

What you’ll hear in this episode

What a gospel-centered marriage looks like.
Helpful strategies for newly married couples on up to seasoned couples to grow in the grace of God.
Strategies to help biblical counselors do marriage counseling well.
Some marriage counseling strategies for couples to grow in trust and friendship with one another.
How biblical counselors practically can help their counselees so they are equipped to care and counsel one another.
Helping counselors get married couples to learn to talk to one another in counseling.

About the Guest
Dr. Robert W. Kellemen is vice president of strategic development, academic dean, and professor at Faith Bible Seminary in Lafayette, Indiana. Founder of RPM Ministries, he also served as the founding executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition and has pastored four churches. He is the author of nearly 20 books, including Gospel-Centered Counseling.
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Sep 14 2020

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Mark Talbot- When the Stars Disappear: Help and Hope from Stories of Suffering in Scripture Volume 1

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Mark Talbot discuss what it means to suffer profoundly and the purpose of suffering, the best way to help a friend who is suffering, what we can learn from the Psalms of lament, along with his book, When the Stars Disappear: Help and Hope from Stories of Suffering in Scripture Volume 1 (Crossway, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

Mark’s story of suffering.
What it means to suffer profoundly, and how does suffering affect Christians.
What we can learn from the Psalms of Lament.
Advice for those who think they won’t suffer because they are a Christian.
The best way to help a friend who is suffering.
Scripture’s greatest lesson about suffering.
How biblical stories can help encourage the people of God not to give up.

About the Guest
Mark Talbot (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is associate professor of philosophy at Wheaton College. His areas of expertise include philosophical psychology, philosophical theology, David Hume, Augustine, and Jonathan Edwards. He and his wife, Cindy, have one daughter and three grandchildren. Mark attends Christ Presbyterian Church in Roselle, Illinois.
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Aug 31 2020

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Roy M. Paul– Jonathan Edwards and the Stockbridge Mohican Indians: His Mission and Sermons

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Roy Paul discuss the themes of Jonathan Edwards preaching to the Mohican Indians, the role of the Stockbridge Bible in his mission to the Mohicans, and the influence he has on evangelicalism today, along with his book, Jonathan Edwards and the Stockbridge Mohican Indians: His Mission and Sermons (H&E, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

The themes of Jonathan Edwards preaching to the Mohican Indians.
Why Jonathan Edwards wanted to engage the Mohican Indians and his goal for doing so.
The role of the Stockbridge Bible in Edwards’ mission to the Mohican Indians.
A brief biography on Jonathan Edwards and the influence he has on evangelicalism today.

About the Guest
Roy M. Paul was born in Perth, Ontario. He completed a B.A. in Chemistry and Psychology from Queen's University, and an Honours B.Sc. in Biomedical Science from the University of Guelph. After a successful 25-year career as a drug product development scientist for Johnson & Johnson, he took an early retirement. Feeling unsettled and still eager to learn, Paul attended Heritage Theological Seminary in Cambridge, completing a Master of Theological Studies, magna cum laude. He subsequently went on to do a Th.D. in Church History, and currently serves as the Executive Research Assistant at the Canadian office of The Andrew Fuller Center for Baptist Studies.
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Aug 24 2020

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Steve Hoppe– Marriage Conflict Talking As Teammates

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Steve Hoppe talk about the importance of open and honest communication in marriage, friendship in marriage, some of the best ways to resolve conflict in marriage, along with his devotional, Marriage Conflict Talking As Teammates (P&R, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

The importance of bringing your marriage into the local church and how to do that in a biblical, safe, and helpful way.
Why open and honest communication is so vital in marriage.
Some of the best ways to resolve conflict in marriage.
The role of keeping short accounts with the Lord plays in keeping short accounts with our spouse.
The importance of friendship in marriage and advice for couples in growing in friendship with one another.
The role the local church has in helping spouses handle conflict well in their marriage.
The importance of building trust in a marriage and how to go about that in your marriage.
Advice for pastors and ministry leaders on helping cultivate healthy marriages and equip married couples in our local churches.

About the Guest
Steve Hoppe (MDiv, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Advanced Counseling Certificate, Christian Counseling and Education Foundation) is executive director of Crosstown Counseling LLC in New York. Previously, Steve served as the pastor of counseling at Park Community Church of Chicago.
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Aug 17 2020

37mins

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Esther Smith- Chronic Pain Walking by Faith

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Esther Smith talk about help for family members and friends to walk alongside those with chronic illness, lessons on weakness, friendship and care, and the sufficiency of Christ, and waiting on the Lord, along with her new book, Chronic Pain Walking by Faith (P&R, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

Advice for family members and friends walking alongside those with a chronic illness.
Learning to deal with frustrating news through a biblical worldview.
What it looks like to be faithful to the Lord and steward the gifts of God while having a chronic illness.
Lessons on weakness in the Christian life.
Lessons on friendship and care from Christian friends.
Lessons on the sufficiency of Christ.
What it means to wait on the Lord and what it looks like with chronic illness.

About the Guest
Esther Smith (MA in Counseling, Liberty University; Certificate from Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation) is a biblical counselor at Life Counseling Center.
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Aug 10 2020

33mins

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Bennett W. Rogers- Simplicity in Preaching

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Ben Rogers talk about J.C. Ryle crucified style of preaching, what simplicity in preparing and delivering sermons look like, and what it looks like to preach in a direct style, along with his book, Simplicity in Preaching By J. C. Ryle Edited and Introduced by Bennett W. Rogers (H&E, 2019).

What you’ll hear in this episode

The time period of J.C. Ryle and the man and his ministry.
Some of the marks of J.C. Ryle’s crucified style of preaching.
How simplicity in preaching affects how we preach the biblical text.
What it looks like to use simple words in preaching.
What it looks like to have a simple style in the composition of our sermons.
What it means to preach in a direct style.
How important it is to use stories and illustrations in our sermons.
Some of the challenges of application in sermons and what Ryle has to say about it.

About the Guest
Bennett Wade Rogers (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a pastor and teacher in Mississippi. He is the author of A Tender Lion: The Life, Ministry, and Message of J. C. Ryle (2019) and has recently edited and introduced a new edition of Ryle's Simplicity in Preaching: A Few Hints on a Great Subject (2019).
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Aug 03 2020

34mins

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Crawford Gribben- An Introduction to John Owen: A Christian Vision for Every Stage of Life

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace episode, Dave and Crawford Gribben talk about advice John Owen has for Christians facing crisis, his teaching on indwelling sin and mortification, and why Christians should care about Owen today, along with his book, An Introduction to John Owen: A Christian Vision for Every Stage of Life (Crossway, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

Advice from Owen to Christians facing times of crisis.
Why should Pastors and Christians today care about what John Owen has to say to them.
How John Owen’s teaching on indwelling sin and mortification can help Christians grow in the grace of God.
What theologians helped shaped Owen’s thinking and theology.

About the Guest
Crawford Gribben (PhD, University of Strathclyde) is professor of early modern British history at Queen’s University Belfast, and previously served as associate professor of early-modern print culture at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland. Crawford is also the author of the groundbreaking biography John Owen and English Puritanism: Experiences of Defeat.
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Jul 27 2020

29mins

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Robert David Smart- Waging War In An Age of Doubt: A Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Practical Approach to Spiritual Warfare for Today

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Dave and Robert Smart talk about the relationship between union with Christ and spiritual warfare, extinguishing the arrows aimed at discouraging and distracting Christians from their identity in Christ, along with his book, Waging War In An Age of Doubt: A Biblical, Theological, Historical, and Practical Approach to Spiritual Warfare for Today (Reformation Heritage, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

Two of the biggest misunderstandings about spiritual warfare among Christians today.
The relationship between union with Christ and spiritual warfare.
Why the Church’s teaching on spiritual warfare is important to Christians today.
Three forms of pride.
How Christians can avoid being outwitted by Satan.
How Christians extinguish the arrows aimed at discouraging and distracting them from their identity in Christ.
Recommended books on spiritual warfare.

About the Guest
Robert Davis Smart is senior minister of Christ Church in Bloomington, Illinois. He teaches part-time at different seminaries, preaches at conferences, and stays active in world missions. He and his wife, Karen, enjoy their five children and three grandchildren.
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Jul 20 2020

30mins

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David Herbert–Defending Jesus’ Crucifixion against Islamic Revision of Christian History

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace Dave and David Herbert talk about the importance of reading and studying Scripture and church history to respond to claims of those who deny the person and work of Jesus, how Christians should respond to the revisionist history of Muslims, along with his book, Defending Jesus’ Crucifixion against Islamic Revision of Christian History (H&E, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

How important it is that Christians have a good understanding of the Crucifixion of Jesus.
How the Early Church Fathers can help Christians grow in their understanding of the Crucifixion.
The importance is the Council of Nicea to understand to help Christians respond to Muslim’s claims about Jesus.
Some of the best ways to respond to attacks of the Crucifixion of Jesus by Muslims.
Guidance to help Christians evaluate arguments from groups like Muslims so the people of God can thoughtfully and biblically respond to them.

About the Guest
David Herbert, a graduate of London Teachers’ College, is now a retired elementary and secondary history teacher (grades 5 to 13). He received his B.A. from the University of Western Ontario, M.A. from Wheaton College, M.Div. from Heritage Theological Seminary (Canada) and M.Ed. and Ed.D from the University of Toronto. Dr. Herbert has authored thirteen books such as Charles Darwin’s Religious Views, The Key to Understanding Origins: The Underlying Assumptions and Becoming God: Transhumanism and the Quest for Cybernetic Immortality.
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Jul 13 2020

29mins

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Owen Strachan- What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality and Transgenderism?

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Owen Strachan discuss how parents can help children navigate the challenges of transgenderism, what it looks like practically to leave behind the snare of homosexuality, advice for pastors and Bible teachers on addressing the challenge of transgenderism, along with his books with Gavin Peacock, What Does the Bible Teach About Homosexuality and Transgenderism? (Christian Focus, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

How Christians should respond to the gay Christian interpretation of Scripture.
Advice for those struggling with and aiming to overcome a homosexual lifestyle or homosexual feelings.
What it looks practically to leave behind the snare of homosexuality.
How the Genesis 1-2 lovingly help confront the transgender worldview.
In what way transgenderism is an old heresy Gnosticism and how biblical manhood and womanhood speak to the challenge of transgenderism.
What are some of the best ways Bible teachers and pastors can address the challenge of transgenderism.
Advice for parents in helping their children navigate the challenges of transgenderism in public schools.

About the Guest
Owen is Associate Professor of Christian Theology at MBTS in Kansas City, Missouri. He is the Director of the Center for Public Theology at MBTS and author of 'Reenchanting Humanity: A Theology of Mankind'.
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Jul 06 2020

35mins

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Gavin Peacock- What Does the Bible Teach About Lust? A Short Book on Desire

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On today’s Equipping You in Grace show, Dave and Gavin Peacock discuss the most significant issues facing men and women on lust, counseling people biblically on the subject of desire and lust and handling the tough counseling cases related to pornography, what repentance from pornography looks like, along with his book with Owen Strachan, What Does the Bible Teach About Lust? A Short Book on Desire (Christian Focus, 2020).

What you’ll hear in this episode

Some of the most significant issues men and women on the topic of lust.
Counseling men biblically on the subject of lust and desire.
How understanding the divine design for a man and the divine design for women help men and women face their enslavement to pornography.
Advice for church officers wanting to minister to the men and women in their congregation on the topic of lust and temptation.
Handling the tough cases of biblically counseling those who are enslaved to pornography and who see no way out or refuse to repent of their lust.
What repentance from pornography genuinely looks like.
How the gospel addresses those, who are enslaved to pornography.

About the Guest
Gavin is associate pastor at Calvary Grace Church of Calgary, and the Director of International Outreach for CBMW. He played football professionally for Chelsea and Newcastle Utd.
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Jun 29 2020

32mins

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Great Podcast!

By Knies116 - Mar 21 2017
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Great Resource for the Church! Subscribe!

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By Bookworm555 - May 18 2016
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This is a great podcast that speaks to the issues of the day and the needs of the church.