Despite all the promises of scriptures, most Christians today are often left wondering if God is genuinely pleased with them. Their path feels like it leads from duty to acceptance. They strive every day to become the type of person that God would be pleased to save and call His own. Their trek is all uphill and filled with perpetual uncertainty. But this is not the flow of the Gospel — at least the one uncovered and rediscovered in the Reformation. The one defended by the Apostles. That Gospel always flows away from moralism. Life is lived from acceptance outward. We don’t do what we do in order to earn God’s love, but because we already have it. However, making that turn and heading back the opposite direction is no easy feat. Acceptance is a strange horizon when we’ve been conditioned to pursue assurance rather than rest in it. A Pilgrim’s Guide to Rest is an explanation of what that turn looks like and the freedom it can yield to the weary pilgrim.
Byron Yawn, Ryan Haskins, Jon Moffitt, and Jeremy Litts, collectively known as “The Boys”, are the hosts of Theocast – the popular reformed podcast. What started as a desire to invite the “layman” into nuanced theological discussion quickly turned into a tight community of dedicated listeners. All four of them are pastors and are committed to serving the local church through the resources Theocast provides.