Interview with Dr. Alistair Roberts on Gender

Dale discusses how Christians should think about the subject of gender with Dr. Alistair Roberts. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: You can read more of Dr. Roberts thought on his blog You can follow Dr. Roberts on Twitter @zugzwanged.

Resolved

Dale talks about being resolved to keep our hopes set on Jesus even when tribulation comes this next year. Subscribe to our podcast!

Interview with Dr. Waddington on Thomas Aquinas

Dr. Jeff Waddington, from The Reform Forum podcast, joins Dale to have a conversation about Thomas Aquinas. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: The Glory of God's Grace: Deification According to St. Thomas Aquinas, by Daria Spezzano Thomas Aquinas (Great Thinkers Series), by K. Scott Oliphant

Interview With David Haines On Thomas Aquinas

In this episode Dale explores the reason for the rise of popularity in Reformed, Protestant circles of Thomas Aquinas by interviewing David Haines on Thomas' theology that could prove useful for Protestants. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: Holy Teaching: Introducing The Summa Theologiae of St. Thomas Aquinas can be purchased here. 

Getting the Garden Right with Dr. Barcellos

The team chats with Dr. Richard Barcellos about his latest book, Getting the Garden Right. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: Buy Getting the Garden Right by Dr. Barcellos here Also mentioned was Dr. Barcellos' book on the Lord's Supper 

Theonomy Discussion with Brandon Adams

Lance and Dale interview Brandon Adams on the topic of Theonomy. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: Brandon's articles on Theonomy on his blog contrast2.wordpress.com: 1689 Federalism and Theonomy Various Articles on Reformed Libertarian: General Equity Review of Joel McDurmon's book JD Hall and Joel McDurmon Theonomy Debate Analysis Combating the Theonomist Trap  

The Importance of Language

Lance and Dale discuss the subject of language and how misusing it can result in the deterioration of Christian doctrine. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: The Importance of Definitions by Lance Jones Response to Robert Gagnon

Answering Email Question on Worship Music

Josh and Dale answer their first email question sent in by Ricardo on the subject of worship music and the lawfulness of certain practices. Subscribe to our podcast! Show notes: You can get a copy of "Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns" here

A Pattern of Sound Words: What is God?

The team discusses God's incommunicable and communicable attributes as laid out in the Baptist Catechism question #7: What is God?  God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable in His being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth. Subscribe to our podcast!

Rules Without Reason, with Shane Morris

In this episode Shane Morris, editor at Breakpoint.org, joins Dale to discuss his latest article at Patheos titled Rules Without Reason: Why the Culture Is Eating Evangelicals For Lunch.  Shane and Dale discuss the consequences of abandoning natural theology and instead adopting a radical biblicism that leaves them in a crisis of authority concerning contemporary cultural issues... Continue Reading →

Antinomianism

Josh, Dale and Drew discuss the error of antinomianism and make necessary distinctions on how this error can manifest itself in the life of Christians. Subscribe to our podcast!

Evenings With Berkhof: The Attributes of God

We discuss the attributes of God from Louis Berkhof's book, A Summary of Christian Doctrine.  We talk about the subject in the framework of his incommunicable and communicable attributes, drawing out the Creator/creature distinction and expressing how the gospel uniquely communicates to us God's attributes.   Subscribe to our podcast!

The Trinitarian Nature of Christianity

Dale and Drew discuss the Trinitarian nature of the Christian faith and life.  They look at a definition of the Trinity, explain the progressive revelation of this doctrine, and look at several key Scriptures in both Old and New Testaments. Show Notes: "The Trinitarian Nature of the Christian Faith and Life" (post by Drew)  ... Continue Reading →

Legalism

In this episode Josh and Dale discuss what legalism is theologically and some of the more practical ways it finds its way into the life of the church.

Baptist Catechism: What Is the Word of God?

We continue our series, "Pattern of Sound Words," addressing the subject of the Old and New Testaments as the word of God and the only certain rule of faith and obedience. Show Notes: Canon Revisited (book by Michael Kruger)   Subscribe to our podcast! 

What To Look For In a New Church

Dale and Josh discuss the essential attributes that should be present in a local church in order to discern if that church is indeed a church you should visit.   Subscribe to our podcast!     

What Is God’s Will for Your Life?

We address the misguided understanding that many Christians have regarding God's will for their lives.  The will of God is not some mystical concept that is discerned through signs and subjective feelings.  Rather, the Bible is full of principles, wisdom, and instruction regarding God's will for us.   Subscribe to our podcast!

God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment

We start by discussing how God manifests his glory in and through his creation, then move into the focal point of our discussion as found in Genesis 3 (especially vv. 15 and 21).  This theme of God's glory in salvation through judgment is a central theme that unfolds throughout the Scriptures, culminating in the cross... Continue Reading →

Family Worship

We discuss the biblical mandate of fathers leading their families in the discipline of family worship.  We likewise discuss the various ways we have approached family worship and are honest with our shortcomings in this area. Show Notes: Family-Driven Faith (book by Voddie Baucham) Family Shepherds (book by Voddie Baucham) Family Worship (book by Donald... Continue Reading →

Charitable Discussion on Eschatology

We briefly define the various eschatological views and then get into the importance of having a gospel-centered eschatology and addressing those who differ from our eschatological perspective with charity and understanding.  Oh, and Drew couldn't resist inserting brief arguments for the Amillennial perspective. Show Notes: The End Times Made Simple and More End Times Made... Continue Reading →

What Is the Gospel?: God, Man, Christ, Response

We answer the question, "What is the gospel?," by walking through a biblical framework, one that the apostles themselves utilized in their evangelistic messages: God, man, Christ, and response. Show Notes: What Is the Gospel? (book by Greg Gilbert) "Gospel Pillars: God, Man, Christ, Response" (post by Drew) The Gospel (page)   Subscribe to our... Continue Reading →

The Church Bound Together in Love

We discuss the various virtues Paul exhorts Christians to "put on" in Colossians 3:12-14, of which love serves as the binding principle.  We also discuss the importance of rooting these exhortations in the gospel, as Paul is careful to do. Show Notes: "Bound Together in Love" (post by Dale)   Subscribe to our podcast!

God-Centered vs. Man-Centered Evangelism

We progress through a two-column table in Will Metzger's book, Tell the Truth, where he contrasts a man-centered and a God-centered approach to evangelism under four categories: view of God, view of humanity, view of Christ, and view of response to Christ. Show Notes: Tell the Truth (book by Will Metzger) Approaches to Evangelism (pdf... Continue Reading →

What Is Biblical Theology? with Chris Centola

Chris Centola, from Confessional Collective, joins us to discuss the nature and importance of biblical theology. Show Notes: "Book Review: What Is Biblical Theology? (by James M. Hamilton, Jr.)" (review by Drew) The Temple and the Church's Mission (book by G.K. Beale) According to Plan (book by Graeme Goldsworthy) God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment... Continue Reading →

Evenings with Berkhof: General and Special Revelation

We discuss the concept of revelation in general then move into a fuller discussion of general and special revelation.  We also touch on the related issues of exclusivism vs. inclusivism and cessationism. Show Notes: "Must They Hear?: A Case for Exclusivism (Contra Inclusivism)" (article by Drew) To Be Continued? Are the Miraculous Gifts for Today?... Continue Reading →

Sean Cole Discusses Traditional Soteriology in the SBC

We have pastor Sean Cole on to discuss the theological emphases and historical roots of Traditional Soteriology in the Southern Baptist Convention. Show Notes: Traditional Theology & the SBC (e-book by Tom Ascol) "The SBC 'Traditionalist' Stream" (article by Sean Cole) Understanding Christianity (Sean Cole's podcast) Emmanuel Baptist Church Colorado Christian University   Subscribe to... Continue Reading →

Church Life – Ordinary Means of Grace

Dale and Drew discuss the concept of church life as consisting of the ordinary means of grace (word, ordinances, prayer) and fellowship as based on Acts 2:41-42.  They also interact with Q/A's from the Baptist Catechism on the means of grace. [Note: There's an instance where Drew refers to the Lord's Prayer but he meant to... Continue Reading →

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