Podcast Archive 2017

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UNFILTERED #108 Christian Fruit

What is "fruit" anyway? How much is enough to qualify as Christian? How we turned the joy of abiding into a bondage. ...

#108 Christian Fruit

What is "fruit" anyway? How much is enough to qualify as Christian? How we turned the joy of abiding into a bondage. ...

UNFILTERED #107 Men, Midlife Crisis, and the Breakdown of the Male Heart

Male misery and the myth of escape. Why men wreck their life deep into living. What grace is available to the male soul. ...

#107 Men, Midlife Crisis, and the Breakdown of the Male Heart

Male misery and the myth of escape. Why men wreck their life deep into living. What grace is available to the male soul. ...

#106 Dispensationalism

How it became the dominant view of Evangelicalism. How it compares to Covenantalism. How it relates to Arminianism. How Kirk Cameron factors into it. ...

#105 Church Planting

 A candid review of the church planting movement: We also discuss the why, who and how of planting and the essential traits of the planter. ...

#104 Women, Ministry, and the Church

We discuss women and ordination, areas of service in the church, the damage patriarchalism has caused and what the future looks like. ...

#103 Riddle Me This

Basic questions every believer should be able to answer, thinking through a few evangelical assumptions, the boys play “stump the preacher.” ...

#102 Is There A Call To Ministry?

 “The call to Ministry.” Is there such a thing? How do we know if we should serve the church? What should you know before you step into ministry? ...

#101 Reforming A Church

The joys and challenges of retrofitting a church with a Reformed Perspective, where to start, what to avoid, how you know it's the wrong move.  ...

#100 The New Dark Ages

 How should the church respond to the secularization of culture? Is it a time for despair? Is the purpose of the church to preserve morals in culture?  ...

#99 Future Judgement

Should Christians live in dread about facing Christ, will our works be the basis of our acceptance, how can Romans 8:1 and 14:-11-12 be true at the same time? Should the believer be worried? ...

#98 Five Solas Part Two

The foundational truths of the Reformation, a renegade monk, and how evangelicals deny the very realities that found us. ...

#97 Five Solas Part One

The foundational truths of the Reformation, a renegade monk, and how evangelicals deny the very realities that found us. ...

#96 You’re Not Crazy

“No you’re not crazy.”  The boys deliver this message pretty regularly to those Christians who’ve begun to notice the contradictions within Evangelicalism. Faithfulness has replaced faith. Moralism has replaced the Gospel. Improvement has supplanted redemption.  How did things ever become so convoluted? ...

#95 Future Justification

Is there a sense in which our standing before God depends on our works? Are we justified by faith but enter eternity by works? Why are notable evangelicals like John Piper making a distinction between the two? Oh boy This should be fun! ...

#94 Shame

How the Gospel & shame relate, how Christians view shaming as a good thing, how the church uses shame against Christians, the difference between guilt and shame and how we love the outcast. ...

#93 Legalism

Your inner legalist, how neo-nomism (legalism) poses a far greater threat to the Gospel than we imagine, how legalism is a universal tendency, how it’s defined and how to avoid it.   ...

#92 Radical

David Platt and The Radical Movement, the new asceticism, trends in evangelicalism and the historic impact of the college missions movement. ...

#91 Jesus as Ethic or Jesus as Sacrifice?

We’re responding to a recent social media dust-up about the life of Christ. Which is more essential to the Christian: Jesus’ example, or Jesus’ substitutionary death? Why do ethics and the moralization of biblical characters dominate the messaging of the evangelical church? Why has the atonement been lost among the clutter? ...

#90 God’s Will for Your Life is to Stop Obsessing Over God’s Will for Your Life

A discussion about the evangelical concept of God’s perfect will for the individual Christian. Can you find it? What if you don’t? Or, is this concept an American ideal we’ve laid over biblical Christianity?
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#89 Gender Identity Questions, a Shame Culture and Compassionate Accountability

We received a question from a dad concerning his young son’s struggle with gender identity issues this led to a broader discussion of the culture of shame in the church and how accountability & compassion work together in relationships.  ...

#88 Anxiety, Mental Health & Compassion from the Church

The struggle of severe anxiety, how to serve those with emotional pains, the church’s failure to care for those who suffer, removing the stigma of emotional struggles and understanding the depth of our depravity. ...

#87 The Gospel & The Fear of God

How does the shelter of the gospel affect a believer's fear of God, should we be afraid of God, and how do we view His wrath now that Christ has suffered on our behalf? ...

#86 A Conversation with a Roman Catholic

How a reasonable conversation with a consistent Roman Catholic taught us some things we did not know, exposed some shortcomings in Evangelicalism and reminded us of the summon bonum of Protestantism. ...

#85 Elder Rule, Leadership and the Church of Christ

Why the Bible calls for a plurality of elders, how they function in the church, the limitations of their spiritual leadership, how to choose elders, and the most dangerous elder of all. ...

#84 A Theology of the Cross

An explanation of Luther’s Theology of the Cross, a comparison to a Theology of Glory, its incompatibility with suburban Christianity, and why weakness is strength in God’s economy. ...

#83 My Husband & Pornography

Explaining how the Gospel liberates those in bondage to lust, pornography as a cancer of the soul, how the church makes matters worst and Jeremy says some real inappropriate things.
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#82 The Gospel on the Ground

Challenging the conventional dichotomy of indicative and imperative in the Pauline corpus, denouncing the two forms of Christianity that result from pietism, and how to pronounce “pilgrimaging.” ...

Parenting in the Footprint of Grace (Part Three)

Episode Three: How to “let go” of your young adult, letting them fail may be your best option and why push our young adults away from the church and not towards ...

Parenting in the Footprint of Grace (Part Two)

Episode Two: Facing the “to be expected” challenges of the adolescent years, shepherding teens through life’s most complex changes and how their status as your child shapes their perspective of life. ...

Parenting in the Footprint of Grace (Part One)

Episode One: Pointing your child’s heart towards Christ sooner rather than later, creating a culture of grace and the difference between annoyance and disobedience. ...

#81 Problem Passages:

Five easy steps to becoming a heretic. (Not really!) How understanding the redemptive context of the whole Bible protects us from misunderstanding difficult parts of it. How biblicism leads us to moments of theological insanity. ...

#80 Christian Liberty

The theological relevance of Scotch whiskey, the weaker brother and the role of love. ...

#79 John 3:16

The most famous passage in the world and how we butcher it. Also, Jon and Byron break out in a fist fight! ...

#78 Church Discipline

Saving the struggling saint from the self-righteous one. ...

#77 Law & Gospel

Understanding the distinction and realizing why it's critical to your Christian life. ...

#76 Reading The Bible Through Life’s Sorrows

Reading the Bible from your knees: How sorrow, suffering and pain open up the hope of God's Word. ...

#75 Tipping Sacred Cows (The Parables)

Reconsidering the popular interpretations of Jesus' parables. ...

#74 Easy Believism

What is the appropriate response to nominalism in the church? How have previous responses done more harm then good? Have we misread the gospels? ...

#73 Suburbianity

How does life in the burbs affect our understanding of Christianity and the gospel? ...

#72 Friendship In The Local Church

The challenge of connecting, belonging, and creating friendships in the local church. ...

#71 Leaving Pietism Part Two

The boys continue the discussion on the unusual experience of transitioning from a pietistic world to a confessional one. ...

#70 Leaving Pietism Part One

The unusual experience of transitioning from a pietistic world to a confessional one. ...

#69 Is Assurance the Essence of Christianity or the Pursuit?

Has evangelicalism given up what the Reformers fought to win? ...

#68 Evangelical Conferences

Tracking the history, purpose and relevance of evangelical conferences. ...

#58 Reformed Sanctification

The boys talk about the current debate over the doctrine of sanctification and how they relate to wild boar hunting, tractor pulls and cinnamon rolls. ...

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