Embracing Our Imperfections with Jared C. Wilson

In this episode of Straight to the Heart, our host, Rush Witt, spends a fun and freeing time with Jared C. Wilson. They talk about how owning up to our imperfection as Christians is both frightening and immensely comforting. And yet it is the only way we can overcome the fear and enjoy the comfort is by daily embracing the gospel in deep, fresh ways.


1:41 – Intro

3:03 – Jared’s Story of Ministry

16:52 – Why Do You Feel Like An Alien?

25:54 – Understanding Gospel Wakefulness

33:07 – The Gospel Mystery of Sanctification

37:01 – Farewell

About Jared C. Wilson:

Jared C. Wilson is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry at Spurgeon College, author in residence at Midwestern Seminary, general editor of For The Church, and director of the Pastoral Training Center at Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. He is the author of numerous books, including The Gospel-Driven Church, The Imperfect Disciple, Friendship with the Friend of Sinners, and Supernatural Power for Everyday People. In ministry for twenty-five years, Wilson has also written numerous church resources and Bible studies, including Ruth: Redemption for the Broken, as well as contributed the study notes for 1 and 2 Peter and Jude in the ESV Gospel Transformation Bible. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN.

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Facilitating Counseling Groups Frontcover
Mobilizing Church Based Counseling Frontcover 85085
Angry with God Frontcover 54853
Acrostic of God Frontcover
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Straight to the Heart

Welcome to “Straight to the Heart,” a podcast from New Growth Press hosted by Rush Witt. Each episode includes thought-provoking conversations with leading Christian writers and thinkers. We hear who they are, what they believe, how they approach their work and ministry, and the moments and people who have changed their lives. In “Straight to the Heart,” we go beyond the books to connect with the remarkable people behind them.

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