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!

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! 

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 →

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 →

Christ for Us: Jesus as Priest

Series Links: Christ for Us: Prophet, Priest, and King Jesus as Prophet We come now to the priestly office of Jesus.  Being that we have already considered his prophetic office, let us briefly note the distinctions between the two.  Again, I quote Berkhof: The Bible makes a broad but important distinction between a prophet and... 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 →

Marks of a Healthy Church

When we speak of marks of a church we are speaking of its various principles, characteristics, and practices, which work together to make it a healthy or sound church.  So, we are answering the question, What does a healthy church, according to the Bible, look like?  Acts 2:41-42 serves as a summary of important marks... Continue Reading →

Christ for Us (Pt. 2): Jesus as Prophet

Series Links: Christ for Us: Prophet, Priest, and King. Jesus as Priest In considering the biblical evidence and theological significance of the Messianic offices of Jesus, we begin with his prophetic role, proceed to his priestly role, and conclude with his kingly role.  This order is not arbitrary but reflects the exercise of Jesus’ earthly... Continue Reading →

Bible Doctrines with Louis Berkhof

We will be starting a lengthy podcast series in the near future titled "Bible Doctrines".  For this series, we will be using Louis Berkhof's Summary of Christian Doctrine as a structural guide.  This resource will serve as a springboard for our biblical and theological discussion.  This resource is a summarized version of his Manual of... Continue Reading →

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