PODCAST

Crusade for Glory

“What’s wrong with the church in America?” That’s a question many people are asking today. Underneath that question are a number of other questions: What is the mission of the church? What is the purpose of the Christian life? Is the church called to transform society? Is Christianity meant by God to dominate a culture? Or is it a counter-culture this side of Christ’s second coming? Jon and Justin consider these things as they discuss how the American church has bought into a theology of glory.

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Our Interview with the Babylon Bee!

The Babylon Bee sits down with Jonathan Moffitt and Justin Perdue from Theocast to talk about pietism and revivalism being the soil American Evangelicalism grew out of and how that might be messing with the assurance of the Gospel. They also hit topics like reading the Bible literally, the Law/Gospel distinction, and, just for fun, how to interpret the Book of Revelation. If that wasn’t enough for you, they also discuss non-controversial topics like whether or not the nation of Israel is God’s chosen people and why some Christians might object to watching The Chosen.

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Getting the Gospel Right (w/ NoCo Radio, The Pactum, and The Heidelcast)

In this special podcast, Jon and Justin are joined by fellow reformed podcasters, Mike Abendroth from No Compromise Radio, Pat Abendroth and Mike Grimes from The Pactum, and R. Scott Clark The Heidelcast! Recorded live at Westminster Theological Seminary California, all the guys discuss Covenant Theology, Assurance, Law/Gospel Distinction, and Sola Fide!

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Tactics of the Accuser (Part 2)

Today’s episode is the second of two on the tactics of the accuser, Satan, the ancient serpent who is the devil. Jon and Justin continue the conversation on spiritual warfare and the work of the evil one by considering how he tempts the saints. And then, the guys spend the bulk of the time discussing how Satan distracts us in the church–with things that are not inherently bad; in fact, often he distracts us with things that are good and even appear pious. The work of Satan to tempt and distract us deters us in our mission in the kingdom of Christ. We are called to be sober minded. The guys consider what that means.

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Tactics of the Accuser (Part 1)

Today’s episode is the first of two on the tactics of the accuser, Satan, the ancient serpent who is the devil. Spiritual warfare is real, and as C. S. Lewis wrote, Christians tend to either hardly consider the devil’s power or obsess over his power and activity. Neither of these perspectives are helpful or biblical. Jon and Justin consider this and then talk at length about perhaps the first of Satan’s tactics against the saints: accusation. He seeks to rob us of the peace, rest, and hope that is ours in Christ. He seeks to cause us to question whether God is really our Father and whether Christ is really our savior.

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The Danger of Denying Works (w/ Pat Abendroth)

On today’s episode, Jon and Justin are again joined by Pat Abendroth, pastor of Omaha Bible Church and cohost of The Pactum. In the second of two conversations on the covenant of works, the guys consider the implications of the covenant works. Does it really matter if one affirms the covenant of works? What are the dangers of denying it? In particular, the guys focus on how an understanding of the covenant of works relates to our understanding of the work of Christ, the gospel, and assurance of salvation.

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Is the Covenant of Works in the Bible? (w/ Pat Abendroth)

On today’s episode, Jon and Justin are joined by Pat Abendroth, pastor of Omaha Bible Church and cohost of The Pactum. In the first of two conversations on the covenant of works, the guys answer the question, “Is the covenant of works really in the Bible?” The guys seek to make a case for the legitimacy of the covenant of works from the Scripture and begin to venture into the significance of affirming (or denying) it.

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Stop Watching “The Chosen”

“The Chosen” is a phenomenon in our day. Many people watch it. Many people are passionate about it. It is a polarizing show. Is it a good thing to watch “The Chosen”? Is it wrong to watch it? In today’s episode, Jon and Justin aim to have a conversation that goes underneath the specific questions about “The Chosen” and gets to the real issues pertaining to the sufficiency of Scripture, how we are to worship God, the second commandment, and the quest for illegitimate religious experience.

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The Doctrine Most Missing in the Church

A video was released by One Passion Ministries in which Steve Lawson answered the question, “What doctrine is most missing in churches today?” His answer was the doctrine of regeneration. While that sounds good, where he went with it was concerning. In the video, Dr. Lawson said that justification by faith alone in Christ alone is, in a sense, just paperwork in heaven–and that it does nothing to change your life. What do we make of that? How should we respond? Jon and Justin have that conversation on today’s episode.

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The Spirit Will Lead You into All Truth

Many Christians in our day are convinced that they can grow in understanding and reach a better knowledge of the truth on their own. The perspective is, “I have the Bible. I have the Holy Spirit. I’m good to go.” After all Jesus says the Holy Spirit will lead the disciples into all truth when he comes. That’s true. But how does he do this? Jon and Justin examine the Scriptures–that the Holy Spirit inspired–to see how we are grown in our knowledge of the truth.

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I Just Believe the Bible

“I’m just saying what the Bible says.” “I just believe the Bible.” “That’s what the verse says.” Have you ever heard people say these things while contending for a theological position that sounds off to you? This practice has a name. It’s called biblicism. As Christians, we all want to be people of the Word. The question is whether we are handling the Word correctly. Many people through history have drawn false conclusions by “just reading the Bible” divorced from orthodox theological frameworks. Jon and Justin have a conversation about all of this in today’s episode.

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The “Prove Yourself” Gospel

It is Reformation Week. And here at Theocast, in the tradition of the Reformation, we always seek to clarify the gospel. When we do, people respond in somewhat predictable ways. “Well, you do believe that Christians are required to obey, right?” “Obedience is required for salvation.” Are these questions indicative of misunderstanding? How should we respond to these kinds of questions? Jon and Justin double down on union with Christ by faith in today’s episode.

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