Radically Normal

#81 - Union with Christ w/ Kyle Worley

October 14, 2021

“Union with Christ, our participation in Christ, means that we have been given a new identity that doesn’t just save us from what was. It invites us into what could be. It becomes the grounds of our sanctification and our pursuit of holiness.”


Today’s interview is with Kyle Worley, Lead Pastor and Church Planter of Mosaic Church in Richardson, TX and co-host of the Knowing Faith podcast. He graciously talks to us about the doctrine of union with Christ, a foundational reality of the Christian life.


Union with Christ definitions:

  • “The intimate, vital, and spiritual union between Christ and His people, in virtue of which He is the source of their life and strength, of their blessedness and salvation.” (Louis Berkhof)
  • Kyle’s baseline definition: “Christians, God’s covenant people, are in Christ Jesus.”


Verses on this topic (in episode): Jn. 17; Rom. 5; 6:4-5; Gal. 2:20; Eph. 1:3-14; Heb. 10:14; also covenant language in the OT: Gen. 12; 15; 17; 22; Ex. 20-34; Deuteronomy; etc.


Recommended Resources from Kyle:

  • Michael Reeves, Rejoicing in Christ
  • John Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion
  • Herman Bavinck, Reformed Dogmatics
  • Constantine Campbell, Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study
  • Todd Billings, Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church
  • Julie Canlis, Calvin’s Ladder: A Spiritual Theology of Ascent and Ascension
  • Grant Macaskill, Union with Christ in the New Testament
  • Grant Macaskill, Living in Union with Christ: Paul’s Gospel and Christian Moral Identity


Other Radically Normal interviews:

  • Trading Hustle and Hurry for the Goodness of Limits w/ Dr. Ashley Hales (#76)
  • The Importance of Deuteronomy w/ Dr. Kyong-Jin Lee (#73)
  • The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus w/ Dr. W. Ross Blackburn (#70)
  • The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self w/ Dr. Carl Trueman (#67)
  • Religious Liberty for All w/ Dr. Andrew Walker (#64)
  • Freedom from Sin w/ John Elmore (#61)
  • God’s Glory Above the Clouds w/ Captain Dan Griffin (#53)
  • Hebrews 11 & Working to God’s Glory w/ Trillia Newbell (#38)
  • Courage, Integrity & the Future w/ Dr. Russell Moore (#32)
  • Apologetics & Theology w/ Dr. Gavin Ortlund (#26)
  • The Ascension of Christ w/ Dr. Patrick Schreiner (#23)
  • Interview w/ Pastor Tommy Nelson (#14)
  • Interview w/ College Pastor Nate Hilgenkamp (#12)
  • Interview w/ OU Baseball Coach Britt Bonneau (#4)

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