I Come to the Garden Alone?

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The title for today’s episode comes from a 20th century hymn. That hymn is illustrative of the common mindset in the evangelical church–that the real stuff of the Christian life happens when we are alone. Is that what the New Testament teaches? How is it that we grow in the faith? How is it that we become mature in Christ? Jon and Justin consider these questions and discuss how the Christian life is inherently corporate, how devotion is church-shaped, and how the corporate realities of the gathered church drive our private lives.

Semper Reformanda: Jon and Justin give some of their perspective on personal time of Bible reading and prayer. What are healthier ways to approach these things? How does the corporate life of the church help us devotional lives?

Resources:
Our episode on “How Not to Read Your Bible”
Our episode “Have We Missed the Point of Church?”
Our episode on “Leaving Pietism”
Our episode on “Your Sanctification Is Not for You?”
Our “Dazed and Confused” episode on Hebrews 12:1-14

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