A Guide to Deconstruction

There seem to be a number of people “deconstructing” these days–and by that we mean deconstructing the Christian faith and leaving it. At Theocast, we are not unfamiliar with deconstruction. We do some deconstructing of unhelpful theology in an effort to pull people toward the sufficiency of Christ for sinners. On this episode, Jon and Justin make observations about the “Christianity” people are leaving, as well as offer thoughts on how to do deconstructing well.

A Guide to Deconstruction (S|R)

The guys continue the conversation on deconstructing by speaking more to those in a confessional environment about the dangers of always having to be against something. Ultimately, we need to remember that the goal of everything we do is for the saints to rest in Jesus Christ.

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More Than Forgiven

In our third of three episodes on the implications of covenant theology, Jon and Justin discuss the significance of the covenant of works as it relates to the work of Christ. When we begin to see the relationship between the covenant of works and the work of Christ in our place, it becomes clear how are more than just forgiven through our union with Jesus by faith. We are declared righteous. We have peace with God now and forever. It really is finished. All really is well.

More Than Forgiven (S|R)

Jon and Justin talk about the fallout produced by a denial of the covenant of works. The guys discuss final/future justification as a part of that and then conclude with some thoughts on the sufficiency of Christ to save sinners.

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The Bible Is Not an Instruction Manual (S|R)

Jon and Justin talk about the relationship between covenant theology and redemptive-historical theology (hint: they're the same). After that, we take a deeper dive into covenant theology. In particular, we discuss the tri-covenantal framework of redemption, works, and grace.

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The Bible Is Not an Instruction Manual

In our second of two episodes on the implications of covenant theology, Jon and Justin consider the purpose and point of the whole Bible. It’s not an instruction manual. It’s not a step-by-step guide to godliness. It’s not a medicine cabinet to cure everything that ails us. Rather, the Bible is about redemption. It’s about Jesus. The guys unpack the implications of that and consider how to go to the Bible, how to use it, and how to understand it.

Un-Perplexing the Old Testament

For many people, when they go to Old Testament, they leave confused. The Old Testament seems to be a disjointed collection of stories and full of different kinds of literature that don’t seem to hang together. When seen through the lens of covenant theology, the Old Testament, is a cohesive presentation of God and his plan to save sinners through his promised Christ. Who is this God? What is he like? Can he be trusted? How will he save us? Jon and Justin discuss these questions and more in today’s episode.

Un-Perplexing the Old Testament (S|R)

Jon and Justin consider how important types and shadows are in the Old Testament--and how an over-emphasis of a literal interpretation of the Old Testament is unhelpful.

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The Bible Is Not a Billy Club

Many people, if they were honest, would admit to being confused by the Bible–but not only confused, discouraged. It shouldn’t be this way. The Bible is the testimony about Jesus Christ, who came to save sinners like us. In it, we should see our only true and lasting hope. How should we approach the Bible in order to better understand it in light of Christ? What are things we need to know so that the Bible becomes a balm for our souls, rather than a billy club?

The Bible Is Not a Billy Club (S|R)

Jon and Justin talk about the priesthood of the believer and how it has been misunderstood and misapplied. We also consider how we got to this place in the evangelical church where hope in Christ is often not what we are given from the pages of Scripture.

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The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament (Transcript)

If you listen to many in the church, our Christian lives should be characterized by happiness, excitement, and by overcoming difficulty. But, this life is often characterized by pain, toil, and suffering. What do we do with that? And what is it that we’re called to in the church?

The Covenant of Grace in the Old Testament

This is part 4 from our Introduction to Covenant Theology. In this class, this is our first of two sessions discussing the Covenant of Grace. In this session, we talk about the nature of the Covenant of Grace. Then we turn our focus on the promises and progressive revelation of the Covenant of Grace and trace them through the Old Testament, from Genesis to Malachi.

Introduction To Covenant Theology Part One

In this course, we are going to explore Covenant Theology. We will show you how Covenant Theology provides a framework for rightly reading and understanding your Bible that arises from scripture itself.

Did It Matter How Jesus Died? (Transcript)

Why is it that Jesus died on a cross–and not some other way? Does it matter? (Hint: It does.) Jon and Justin answer this question using all of Scripture from a redemptive-historical, covenantal perspective.

Did It Matter How Jesus Died?

Why is it that Jesus died on a cross–and not some other way? Does it matter? (Hint: It does.) Jon and Justin answer this question using all of Scripture from a redemptive-historical, covenantal perspective.

Is Your Theological System Any Good?

Some people say we should read the Bible with no presuppositions–and that it isn’t good to have a theological system. Is that possible? Is that right? Jon and Justin consider these things and how we should do biblical theology.