Interview with Jared Wilson on "Gospel Wakefulness"

"To treasure Jesus more greatly and savor his power more sweetly" — that's the experience behind the phrase and title of Jared Wilson's newest book, Gospel Wakefulness. David Mathis recently interviewed Jared about the book:

Time markers:

00:45 — Are we experiencing a "gospel renaissance" in our day?

02:40 — How does your book related to this "renaissance?"

04:40 — What is the gospel?

06:12 — What do you mean by the phrase "gospel wakefulness?"

08:05 — How does "gospel wakefulness" relate to conversion?

11:25 — Why do you consider this a helpful category?

13:54 — What is your story of "gospel wakefulness?"

21:35 — What would you say to someone battling depression?

26:04 — The gospel is the antidote for everything.

32:00 — Are our affections for the gospel the same as for God?

34:50 — How does the gospel not get stale for us?

37:32 — Can you explain the rhythms of Bible study and prayer?

40:10 — How do we relate community to these rhythms?

42:57 — What counsel do you have for Christian leaders?

45:15 — What does it mean to "obey" the gospel?

49:30 — "Get to work" or "it is finished?"

53:20 — How does the gospel relate to our sanctification?

55:35 — How do promises relate to our sanctification?

59:21 — What role does the future play in gospel-driven sanctification?

1:02:35 — What is the "tyranny of hyper-spirituality?"

1:09:18 — How does the gospel most glorify God?

1:11:20 — What is your hope for this book?

1:13:09 — What about those who haven't experienced gospel wakefulness?

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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God, and is the lead pastor of Cities Church in Minneapolis–St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary, author of Reading to Walk: Meditations for the Christian Life, and co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.