Dale interviews Dr. Craig Carter about the thesis of his latest book, which deals with recovering the genius of premodern exegesis. Subscribe to our podcast! Sign up and partner with us on Patreon Show notes: You can purchase Dr. Carter's book here The Last Superstition: A Refutation of the New Atheism
In this episode of our continuing series, A Pattern of Sound Words, Drew and Dale look closely at catechism question number 16. Subscribe to our podcast! Support us on Patreon
Josh and Dale discuss a series of articles that Dr. Trueman recently wrote about the relationship between Systematic and Biblical theology in developing doctrine. Subscribe to our podcast! Show Notes: You can read Dr. Trueman's series here You can purchase Dr. Trueman's book "The Creedal Imperative" 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 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
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
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
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!
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 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!
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 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 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 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 very important and foundational doctrine of Scripture, focusing on its inspiration and ultimate authority.
Doctrinal Overview The Christian faith is fundamentally a trinitarian faith. In other words, the doctrine of the Trinity is absolutely fundamental and central to our faith and life. So, just what is the doctrine of the Trinity? The doctrine of the Trinity is the teaching that there is only one God who eternally exists in... 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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →