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MEMBERS: Biblical Counseling: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Transcript)

The guys discuss the value of counseling centers and how they can partner well with local churches to care for struggling saints. We also talk about the fallout of an obsession with sanctification. Restoration Counseling Center of Asheville (that Justin mentioned): https://restorationashevillenc.com ...Read more

Biblical Counseling: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (Transcript)

In this episode, the guys talk about biblical counseling and the problem of pietism and hyper-introspection. We consider a confessional, Christ-centered approach to counseling that is grounded in the local church. ...Read more

MEMBERS: Triumphalism (Transcript)

The guys continue the conversation on triumphalism and by considering the exhortation of Paul to walk by the Spirit so that we don\'t gratify the desires of the flesh. ...Read more

Triumphalism (Transcript)

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? ...Read more

MEMBERS: Depression (Transcript)

The guys talk about how to counsel people who are battling depression. We discuss mercy, compassion, the roles of Scripture, and the church, as well as practical helps. ...Read more

Depression (Transcript)

In 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. ...Read more

MEMBERS: Law/Gospel Distinction (Transcript)

The guys talk about how maintaining an appropriate distinction between law and gospel leads to assurance and rest in Christ. ...Read more

Law/Gospel Distinction (Transcript)

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 ...Read more

Christ-Centered Preaching (Transcript)

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 ...Read more

MEMBERS: Christ-Centered Preaching (Transcript)

The guys continue the conversation on assurance by considering good works, the ongoing struggle with sin, and the work of Christ. ...Read more

MEMBERS: Assurance (Transcript)

The guys continue the conversation on assurance by considering good works, the ongoing struggle with sin, and the work of Christ. ...Read more

Assurance (Transcript)

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 ...Read more

MEMBERS: Q&A: Confessional Theology, Justification & Sanctification, and Church Discipline (Transcript)

We continue answering questions from the online live Q&A. Topics include how to preach obedience and the damage caused by fear-based preaching. ...Read more

Q&A: Confessional Theology, Justification & Sanctification, and Church Discipline (Transcript)

In light of COVID-19, the hosts thought it would be a good thing to do a live online Q&A. Amongst other things, we talk about confessional theology, justification and sanctification, and church discipline. ...Read more

MEMBERS: Legal Preaching (Transcript)

Jon and Justin talk about their own journeys away from legal preaching and also consider the purpose of the pulpit. ...Read more

Legal Preaching (Transcript)

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 ...Read more

MEMBERS: Preaching [About] the Gospel (Transcript)

In the Members podcast, we cover preaching about sin and obedience in light of the gospel. We also discuss Christ-centered preaching--what it is and what it isn\'t. ...Read more

Preaching [About] the Gospel (Transcript)

In this episode, Jon and Justin discuss preaching 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 ...Read more

MEMBERS: Joy in Suffering: A Conversation in Light of COVID-19 (Transcript)

The guys continue the conversation about suffering and the Christian life. We blow up some unhelpful things we\'ve seen being posted on social media and elsewhere ...Read more

Joy in Suffering: A Conversation in Light of COVID-19 (Transcript)

We are all being tremendously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In light of this, the guys have a conversation about trials, suffering, and the steadfast love of God. ...Read more

MEMBERS: Proverbs: Where Is Jesus? (Transcript)

Jon and Justin discuss how Proverbs is selectively applied and misapplied. We also get into The Song of Solomon. ...Read more

Proverbs: Where is Jesus? (Transcript)

In this episode, Jon and Justin talk about Proverbs. It\'s one of the most-read books in the Bible, but honestly, many of us don\'t know what to do with it. Is Jesus in Proverbs? How do we understand and apply the book? ...Read more

MEMBERS: How Much Can a Christian Sin? (Transcript)

Jon and Justin talk about implications for preaching in light of our struggle against sin. We also consider church discipline as a tool given to us by God for the restoration of sinners. ...Read more

How Much Can a Christian Sin? (Transcript)

In this episode, Jon and Justin tackle the question, \"How much--and for how long--can a Christian sin?\" Scripture and the Confessions indicate that Christians can sin really badly for a really long time. ...Read more

MEMBERS: More Than a Feeling? (Transcript)

The guys continue the conversation on feelings, faith, and assurance. We also discuss Christian Hedonism and where it tends to lead. ...Read more

More Than a Feeling? (Transcript)

In this episode, the guys talk about feelings. Yes, that\'s right. At a prominent evangelical conference, John Piper said that it is futile to try to define saving faith apart from feelings (link). We consider whether that is correct and the fallout of that perspective as it relates to assurance. ...Read more

Comforts from the Cross (Transcript)

Sometimes we think we have understood the gospel and maybe have even gotten to the bottom of it--only to have God blow up our hearts and minds with the wonder of the gospel anew. In this episode, Jon and Justin talk about the comfort of the work of Christ. ...Read more

MEMBERS: Comforts from the Cross (Transcript)

Today on Theocast, Jon and I talk about the fact that sometimes as Christians we think that we have understood the gospel, foolishly thinking we have reached the bottom and that there\'s not a lot left for us to understand. Then God comes in, graciously and lovingly, and explodes our ...Read more

Perseverance of the Saints (Calvinism Series)

In this episode, we continue our series on the five points of Calvinism by considering irresistible grace. After contending for \"effectual calling\" as a better term, we explain what is not meant by irresistible grace. We then turn our attention to the Bible and the confessions to help illustrate the ...Read more

The Dark Side Of Christianity (Transcript)

Today on Theocast, we\'re going to be talking about the darkness and the evil that exists within all of us. The Christian life is often anything but clean. It\'s messy. It\'s hard. We\'re not always on this nice, clean, upward trajectory of ongoing improvement. We\'re going to talk honestly about ...Read more

Irresistible Grace (Calvinism Series)

In this episode, we continue our series on the five points of Calvinism by considering irresistible grace. After contending for \"effectual calling\" as a better term, we explain what is not meant by irresistible grace. We then turn our attention to the Bible and the confessions to help illustrate the ...Read more

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