The team welcomes founding member Drew Mery back as they continue their series "A Pattern of Sound Words" with Baptist catechism question number 15. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: You can purchase the 1689 London Baptist Confession along with the catechism here
Josh and Dale talk with Pastor Christopher Wiley about his new book "Man of the House". Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: You can purchase Man of the House here
In this episode Dale talks with Dr. Michael Allen about his new book Grounded in Heaven, which seeks to recover a biblical eschatological hope centered on being with Christ. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: You can purchase a copy of Dr. Allen's book here
The team is together again for the first episode of the 2019 season of According to Christ podcast. They begin this new year off by continuing in their ongoing series "A Pattern of Sound Words" by examining question number 14 in the Baptist Catechism Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: James Fisher's Exposition of the... Continue Reading →
Dale talks about being resolved to keep our hopes set on Jesus even when tribulation comes this next year. Subscribe to our podcast!
Dale talks with Rev. Jonathan McGuire about the nature and function of giving thanks this Thanksgiving. Subscribe to our podcast!
Dale continues in According to Christ's ongoing series "A Pattern of Sound Words" with question 13 of the Baptist catechism. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: Getting the Garden Right
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
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.
Josh, Lance, and Dale discuss the 12th question of the Baptist catechism in their ongoing series, A Pattern of Sound Words. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes You can order the 1689 LBCF and catechism here
Dale interviews associate pastor Steven Wedgeworth of Faith Presbyterian Church in Vancouver on the doctrine of Two Kingdom theology. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: You can learn about The Calvinist International and read more on Two Kingdom theology here You can learn about The Davenant Institute here Robert Crouse: Two Kingdoms and Two Cities... Continue Reading →
Dale interviews Joseph Minich on his new book "Enduring Divine Absence: The Challenge of Modern Atheism." Show Notes: Get Divine Absence by Joseph Minich here The Davenant Institute can be explored here
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
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
Josh and Dale interview Les Lanphere, director and producer of Calvinist, about his upcoming new film "Spirit and Truth", which asks the question "Is there a better and more biblical way to worship?" Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: Support Les in making the movie here Order Calvinist here
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
Josh, Dale, and Lance discuss the 9th question of the Baptist catechism in the ongoing series, A Pattern of Sound Words. Subscribe to our podcast!
Josh, Lance, and Dale discuss the doctrine of the divine decrees in their ongoing series, Evenings With Berkhof. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: Louis Berkhof's, A Summary of Christian Doctrine
According to Christ is happy to announce another ongoing series in our podcast titled "The Third Rail with Shane Morris". In this episode Shane and Dale discuss a very controversial blog post about men having preference for a particular set of virtues in a potential spouse. It should be said that while neither Shane nor... Continue Reading →
Josh and Dale are sad to announce Drew taking an indefinite break from the show, but they are also excited to welcome the newest member of the According to Christ team, Lance Jones. On this episode the guys discuss the 8th question of the Baptist catechism in their ongoing series, A Pattern of Sound Words.... Continue Reading →
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
Josh and Dale interview Doug Wilson on the subject of the upcoming Revoice conference whose goal is to 'support, encourage, and empower' those who identify as LGBT Christians. Subscribe to our podcast! Show notes: Pastor Doug's new book can be purchased here You can read the articles that Pastor Doug has written on this... Continue Reading →
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!
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 →
Dale and Josh discuss the 6th question in the Baptist catechism about the things that are chiefly contained in the Holy Scriptures. Subscribe to our podcast! To get a copy of James Fisher's commentary on the WSC go here.
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!
We interview AD Roble on the recent controversial conversations happening in the broader Reformed Church on social justice and race relations, and how to approach those conversations for fruitful dialogue. AD Robles: YouTube Channel AD Robles Twitter: @RedeemedRutland Subscribe to our podcast!
Josh and Dale discuss the 5th Baptist catechism question and how it relates to our life practically. Subscribe to our podcast!
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!
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 →
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.
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!
Dale and Drew joined Justin and Brandon on Two Thieves Podcast to discuss 1689 Federalism (aka, Baptist Covenant Theology). Subscribe to our podcast!
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!
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!
We discuss how "the light of nature in man and the works of God plainly declare there is a God; but His word and Spirit only do it fully and effectually for the salvation of sinners." Show Notes: Ep. #19 Baptist Catechism Q1: Who Is the First and Chiefest Being? Ep. #21 Baptist Catechism Q2:... Continue Reading →
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 →
We continue with our series, Pattern of Sound Words, where we go through the Baptist Catechism. In this episode we discuss Q/A #2: "Ought everyone to believe there is a God? Everyone ought to believe there is a God; and it is their great sin and folly who do not." Show Notes: "Thankfulness and Prayer... Continue Reading →
We discuss how Christ's resurrection ensures our regeneration, justification, and future resurrection. We also discuss the moral implications of Christ's resurrection for our lives. Subscribe to our podcast!
We kick off a new series called "Pattern of Sound Words". In this series we are walking through each Q/A of the Baptist Catechism. These will be shorter episodes but will serve to ground listeners in a systematic understanding of Bible doctrine. In this episode, we discuss the first Q/A, "Who is the first and... Continue Reading →
We discuss one of the fundamental truths about God - he is simple in his being. This does not mean that God is easy to understand. Rather, "[it] means that He is not composed of different parts, and also that His being and attributes are one" (Berkhof). This doctrinal matter is so important that it... Continue Reading →
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 →
Shane Morris, of Breakpoint (the Chuck Colson Center), joins us to discuss why Reformed theology has had such an influence in the Church, especially upon young men. Show Notes: What Is Reformed Theology? (book by R.C. Sproul) Subscribe to our podcast!
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 →
We discuss the recent Ligonier Conference on the theme of Awakening. We discuss some of the emphases in the sessions and then take a quick tour of awakenings in the Bible, especially the book of Acts. Show Notes: Ligonier Conference: Awakening (2018) Dispatches from the Front (DVD's with Tim Keesee) "This My Soul" (song by... Continue Reading →
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 →
We discuss the very important and foundational doctrine of Scripture, focusing on its inspiration and ultimate authority.
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!
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 →
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 →
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 →
Dale and Drew kick off their systematic theology series titled "Evenings with Berkhof" where they base their discussion on Berkhof's Summary of Christian Doctrine. They discuss the nature, seat, and origin of religion, noting how religion is not a dirty word, is defined by God's self-revelation, and is rooted in the image of God in man.... Continue Reading →
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 →
Drew and Dale are pleased to have as their guest on this episode, Brandon Adams, who is well-recognized in Reformed Baptist circles for his research and writings on Baptist Covenant Theology (BCT). The following links will take you to articles he has written that go deeper into the subject matter discussed in this episode. Also... Continue Reading →
In this episode, Drew and Dale look at Hebrews 3:1-6, discussing the glory of Christ as the Son of God and as the Prophet, Priest, and King of his people, his brethren. They also discuss the continuity of the Church, the house or people of God, under the Old and New Covenants. Subscribe to... Continue Reading →