Knowing Faith

Knowing Faith
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.
#36 - A Lesson in Pronouns: The Doctrine of Union with Christ
Mar 21
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley discuss the doctrine of Union with Christ.
#35 - People Getting Shanked: 2 Samuel 3-5
Mar 14
Jen Wilkin, JT English and Kyle Worley talk about all of the death and drama in 2 Samuel chapters 3 through 5.
#34 - Taking the Plunge Into Baptism
Mar 7
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.
#33 - A Tale of Two Kings: 2 Samuel 1–3
Feb 28
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.
#32 - Christology and Creeds: The Doctrine of Christology
Feb 21
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.
#31 - There’s No Such Thing as 2 Samuel
Feb 14
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.
#30 - How to Read the Bible
Feb 7
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.
#29 - Can Kids Be Theologians?
Jan 31
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.
#28 - Lightning Round: Q&A
Dec 27, 2018
This Q&A episode hits on several topics, like the Trinity, gluttony, the age of accountability and more.
#27 - The Incarnation (And Other Fun Advent Party Topics)
Dec 13, 2018
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.
#26 - Talking David and Chopping Heads
Nov 29, 2018
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.
#25 - Providence, Sovereignty, Aseity—Oh My!
Nov 8, 2018
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.
#24 - Don’t Even Look at It!
Oct 25, 2018
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.
#23 - Is God Still Speaking?
Oct 11, 2018
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.
#22 - Blood, Names and Numbers
Sep 27, 2018
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.
#21 - This is Knowing Faith: Season 2
Sep 12, 2018
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.
#20 - Questions, Answers & a Little Bit of Debate
Jul 19, 2018
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.
#19 - Can You Trust Your Bible?
Jul 5, 2018
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.
#18 - In His Image
Jun 21, 2018
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.
#17 - Theology 101
Jun 7, 2018
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.
#16 - The End of the World as We Know It
May 24, 2018
Join us as we discuss eschatology—the end of the world—through the lens of Matthew 23 – 25.
#15 - Playing God
May 10, 2018
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.
#14 - The Cross-Shaped Kingdom
Apr 19, 2018
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.
#13 - So, What’s Triumphal About a Donkey?
Apr 5, 2018
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?
#12 - The Story of the Holy Spirit
Mar 22, 2018
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.
#11 - More Than a Piece of Fruit
Mar 8, 2018
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.
#10 - Brothers & Sisters: Can We Do Theology Together?
Feb 16, 2018
In light of recent discussions, we have a conversation about the benefits of doing theology together as brothers and sisters in Christ.
#9 - What You Talking About, Jesus?
Feb 1, 2018
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?
#8 - Do You Even Theology, Bro?
Dec 21, 2017
You asked. We answered. We talk through listener questions ranging from original sin to death to the Nephilim.
#7 - The Best Sermon Ever?
Dec 7, 2017
Dr. Jonathan Pennington joins us as we discuss the Sermon on the Mount and answer the question, “Is Jesus a philosopher?”
#6 - In the Beginning
Nov 22, 2017
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.
#5 - Three Wise Men Walk into a Barn
Nov 9, 2017
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.
#4 - Are Catholics and Protestants One Big Family?
Oct 12, 2017
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.
#3 - Is God Three or One?
Sep 28, 2017
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.
#2 - Jesus’ Family Tree
Sep 14, 2017
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.
#1 - What Is Knowing Faith?
Aug 24, 2017
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.