Monthly Archives: July 2021

The Podechesis Podcast (Episode 28) On The Benefits of Salvation: Sanctification

What is sanctification?  What is Christian perfection?  Is entire sanctification in this life possible?  How does the promise of salvation continue beyond the “altar?”

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Scott Kisker, professor of church history at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH to discuss Question 35 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q35-What is sanctification?  Dr. Kisker adds his voice to and important discussion about holiness, the Christian life, and recovering the “great depositum” of Methodism–Sanctification.

Along the way, Jim dreams of Olympic glory, Brett disappears unexpectedly, and Allen states that all he really wants is a cookie.

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Bio For Rev. Dr. Scott Kisker

Scott Kisker is an elder in the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, having served as Senior Pastor of Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, IA. Prior to coming to United Theological Seminary as professor of Church History and Associate Dean for Masters Programs, he was Professor of History of Christianity at Wesley Theological Seminary and Director of the Course of Study Program for the Northeast Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church. Dr. Kisker also served as Director of the Charles Wesley Heritage Centre in Bristol, UK and as Associate Pastor for the American Protestant Church in Bonn, Germany.  His education includes a B.A. from Swarthmore College, an M.Div. from Duke Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Drew University. 

Scott’s publications include The Band Meeting: Rediscovering Relational Discipleship in Transformational Community, co-authored with Kevin M. Watson ( Franklin, TN: Seedbed, 2017), Longing for Spring: A New Vision for Wesleyan Community, co-authored with Elaine Heath (Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2010), Mainline or Methodist? Recovering Our Evangelistic Mission (Nashville: Discipleship Resources, 2008), and Foundation for Revival: Anthony Horneck, the Religious Societies, and the Rise of an Anglican Pietism (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2007). Dr. Kisker is also one of the host of the podcast, Plain Truth: A Holy-Spirited Podcast and he also is currently pastoring McKendree UMC in Troy, OH. His academic interests include Pietist and Wesleyan Methodist history and theology, Wesleyan discipleship and small group formation, and evangelism.  Scott is married to Roberta Willison Kisker. They have five children: Maria, Susanna, Isaac, Tabitha, and Naomi.

Dr. Kisker can be reached at stkisker@united.edu.

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Important Links For This Episode

Scripture Proofs: 

Scripture Proofs for Question 35

2 Thessalonians 2:13; Ephesians 4:23-24; Romans 6:4, 6

Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com)

Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism

Wesley For Armchair Theologians by William Abraham

Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way by Phil Tallon and Justus Hunter

Sermon: Scripture Way of Salvation by John Wesley

Perfect Love by Kevin Watson

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine

Plain Truth: A Holy-Spirited Podcast

The Podechesis Podcast (Episode 27): On the Benefits of Salvation: Justification

What is justification?  What about regeneration?  What sort of change does God work in us at the moment of our salvation?  What is salvation and why does it matter?

In this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys tackle questions 33 and 34 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter CatechismQ33-What is justification & Q 34- What is adoption? They discuss the process and moment of salvation, the relative and real change that Jesus’ offers without a price, and why the moment of our salvation, while most important, is not all there is. They will also talk about being adopted as children of God and why Wesley throughly believed in adoption even though he struck out the question.

Along the way, Jim starts a barbershop quartet with just three people, Allen proposes that the Podechesis crew shoot a music video, and Brett preps his autotune skills.

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Questions? Send us an email or leave a voicemail.

questions@podechesis.com

Voicemail: (404) 635-6679‬

Important Links For This Episode

Scripture Proofs: 

Scripture Proofs for Question 33

Romans 3:24-25; Romans 4:6-8; 2 Corinthians 5:19, 21; Romans 5:17-19; Galatians 2:16; Philippians 3:9

Scripture Proofs for Question 34: None

Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com)

Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism

Wesley For Armchair Theologians by William Abraham

Absolute Basics of the Wesleyan Way by Phil Tallon and Justus Hunter

Sermon: Scripture Way of Salvation by John Wesley

Reading Romans Backwards by Scot McKnight

Daily Text by Seedbed.com

Firebrand Magazine