Pop Church Circus

There are so many unrealistic expectations heaped upon pastors and congregants in the popular church. And there hasn’t been much sound thinking on what really matters. Maybe you’ve experienced this? Maybe you’re exhausted? Confused? In this episode, the guys seek to make the main things of church life clear–in order to set us free for life in the body of Christ.

Pop Church Circus (S|R)

The guys talk about anything and everything as it pertains to church: the primacy of Sunday morning and the preaching of Christ, pastoral care, music, church programs...you name it, it might be in there.

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Leaving Dispensationalism (S|R)

In our first ever Semper Reformanda podcast, we talk more in-depth about the differences between a confessional, reformed perspective and a dispensational perspective. We tell a story or two and share some of the things that we most want our listeners to know.

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Leaving Dispensationalism

Our listeners have been asking for a podcast about leaving dispensationalism. We try to give the people what they want! Jon and Justin talk about why we are not dispensational. We talk personally and theologically, covering topics such as: the redemptive-historical framework of Scripture, covenant theology, law/gospel distinction, sanctification, and the ordinary means of grace.

(S|R) Struggling with the Church

Jon and Justin talk about the patience, mercy, and gentleness of Christ--and how much we all need to be reminded of that. The guys also discuss self-righteousness and confusion of law and gospel in the pulpit.

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Struggling with the Church

Many people struggle with the church. We go and it feels plastic. Inauthentic. Or it seems like the church is full of people who understand themselves to be crushing it. And so, it doesn’t seem there is a place for the weak or miserable sinner. As a result, many people are disenchanted with the church. Where did all this come from? Is there something better?

How Not to Read Your Bible (Transcript)

Are you discouraged about reading your Bible? Maybe you feel like you don’t understand it? Maybe you read it and feel like you’ve gotten nothing from it? In this episode, the guys talk about how not to read your Bible–and then consider what Scripture says about how to interact with it.

How Not to Read Your Bible

Are you discouraged about reading your Bible? Maybe you feel like you don’t understand it? Maybe you read it and feel like you’ve gotten nothing from it? In this episode, the guys talk about how not to read your Bible–and then consider what Scripture says about how to interact with it.

Should I Stay Or Should I Go? (Transcript)

When should you leave a church? Jon and Jimmy discuss this question from a pastoral and congregant perspective. We discuss unhelpful ways we have seen this done, what you should not say, and the timing one should consider.

MEMBERS: Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

The guys layout the primary and secondary issues one should consider first before they leave or stay in their current context. Is something like sanctification a reason to leave?

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

When should you leave a church? Jon and Jimmy discuss this question from a pastoral and congregant perspective. We discuss unhelpful ways we have seen this done, what you should not say, and the timing one should consider.

MEMBERS: Racism, Injustice, and the Church

The guys talk personally with our listeners, some of whom have sent in emails. And, we seek to encourage one another with the hope of the new heaven and the new earth, which Christ has secured for us.

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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?