Jen Wilkin, JT English, and Kyle Worley discuss Romans 12:1-2.
Questions Covered in This Episode:
- What is the “therefore” there for?
- What is the substance of Paul’s appeal?
- What are the “mercies of God?”
- What background information or experiences is shaping Paul’s language in these verses?
- What do we mean when we say “cruciform life?”
- V. 2 Conformity to the world. What are false stories we are tempted to be conformed to?
- What does it mean to be transformed? How do we experience the “renewal of our mind?” What is the chief consequence of this renewal and transformation?
- When you say we need to start talking about worldliness, what are you saying?
- Do you think people are comfortable with calling something ungodly?
- Theology: Doctrine of God
- Anthropology: Doctrine of humanity
- Soteriology: Doctrine of salvation
- Passive Imperative: Something we are supposed to do but it is entirely reliant upon God's Holy Spirit doing it in us.
- Cruciform life: The Christian life is shaped by the cross, not only our intellect and our mind but in our formative practices.
- False Stories: A narrative that gives you a vision of the good life that ultimately ends in death.
- Romanticism: The story that tells you that you are your emotions.
- Consumerism: The story that tells you, “You are what you have.”
- Pragmatism: The story that tells you, “Whatever works must be true.”
- Postmodernism: The story that tells you that there is no big story because all experiences and stories are equally valid.
- Perfectionism: The story that tells you, “You must be perfect, good, and right in order to be accepted.”
- American Civil Religion (Moral Therapeutic Deism): The story that tells you, “Let’s cut the rough edges off of Christianity to make it palatable to modern sensibilities.”
- Secularism: This idea that the natural world we are living in is all that there is and there is no supernatural involvement.
- True Spiritual Worship: Loves the things that God loves in the way that God loves them.
- Worldliness: Loving something that God doesn’t love or loving something that God loves but in a way that is not the way that God loves it, making it an idol.
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