PODCAST

Back to Rome?

In this episode, Jon and Justin begin by answering a listener’s question as to whether Roman Catholics can be saved. We then contrast Roman Catholic and Reformed theology and go on to consider the ways many evangelicals sound Roman in their teaching and practice.

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Racism, Injustice, and the Church

 In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd and the protests of recent days, the guys talk about racism, injustice, and the church. There are many people in a lot of pain. What can we say to these things from God’s Word? How can the church navigate these difficult issues?

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Triumphalism

In this episode, the guys talk about triumphalism. The impression we’re often given in the church is that we should be always and consistently improving. We should be living “the victorious Christian life.” And, if we’re not, we should be concerned. What do we make of all this?

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Depression

n this episode, the guys talk about depression. It is a common battle. And it is understandable in a fallen world. We consider what depression is, where it comes from, and how we should recalibrate our thinking and conversation in the church.

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Law/Gospel Distinction

In this episode, the guys consider the distinction between the law and the gospel. God has revealed the law and the gospel in Scripture. They aren’t the same thing, but yet, they are often confused. This confusion results in all kinds of fallout, including robbing the believer of assurance and peace.

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Christ-Centered Preaching

“Christ-centered preaching” has been a popular topic for a number of years. But what is it? What does it mean to preach Christ from all of Scripture? If we preach this way, are we just saying the same thing every Sunday? The guys consider all of this–and more–in today’s episode.

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Assurance

So many of the questions we get at Theocast come down to the issue of assurance. How do we know we will be finally saved? How is it that we have peace before God- now and in the future? We talk personally of our own experiences, make some observations about evangelicalism, and then point people to Christ and his sufficiency.

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Legal Preaching

In this episode, Jon and Justin discuss legal preaching. This kind of preaching tends to remove hope and establish fear. It tends to turn every passage of Scripture into law. It tends to focus on how people are not measuring up. We point out the prevalence of legal preaching and offer some correctives.

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Preaching [About] the Gospel

In this episode, Jon and Justin discuss preaching [about] the gospel. It’s been our observation that guys will get fired up about preaching the gospel, they will give the facts of the gospel, and talk a lot about the gospel–without ever offering Jesus to sinners and heralding the grace of God in Christ.

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