Episodes

129. The Church, Ecclesiology, and Casting "Friends"

Today we begin a new series on the church. We’re both neck deep into church planting at this point and thinking carefully about what the church is has been a topic of discussion. Is a physical gathering required for a church?...

128. On Christian Mysticism

Today we discuss a topic that may not be terribly well-known but is almost assuredly something you’ve encountered, even if it wasn’t presented as “Christian mysticism.” What is mysticism? Is it something we should embrace? Wh...

127. On How to Dig Deep Into Scripture

Today we talk about some practical tips on diving deep into Scripture. If you’ve been wanting to get more out of your reading, this will be a practical episode to listen to. What are some helpful things to look for when deter...

126. Civil Disobedience

Today we dive into the ever-growing discussion of civil disobedience. How should we think through when and how to go about that in light of the recent controversy with Grace Community Church? Is it a one-size-fits-all approac...

125. Assurance & The Doctrines of Grace

Today we tackle a question sent in by Brandon. He essentially asks how the assurance found in the Doctrines of Grace connects with the assurance found in Christ’s sacrifice. So, does it connect? If so, how? What about the war...

124. Hospitality and the Gospel

We’re thrilled to be back from a month off! And to get back into things, we’re discussing hospitality and how it relates to the gospel. What’s the difference between “entertaining” and “hospitality”? How does hospitality rela...

123. Show Me the Money!

This week we dive into the topic of tithes and offerings. Now that we’re under the New Covenant, do we still give tithes? Do we give offerings? How much should we give? What are offerings used for? All this and more. Enjoy! A...

122. On the Problem of Evil

This week we jump into one of the skeptic's most pressing and prevalent questions: If God is all-good, all-knowing, and all-powerful (as the Bible says), then why is there evil in the world? It's a question that theologians, ...

121. On Death

After missing a week, the guys are back at it to talk about death. How should we think about death? What happens after we die? How should we grieve? How can we help others grieve? EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM...

120. Should Foot Washing be an Ordinance?

This week we answer a listener request from Jacob. He asks about the practice of foot washing and whether or not it should be considered an ordinance like baptism and the Lord’s Supper, as some groups are known for doing. So ...

119. Homeschool vs. Private School vs. Public School

This week we discuss the ever-popular debate between homeschool, private school, and public school! Rick was a homeschool kid, while Rob was exposed to public school. We both seem to be somewhat okay! So, which option is best...

118. Marks of a Healthy Church Plant

Last week we chatted about Adam Ramsey’s article on Church Planting and the Idol of Immediacy. Shortly after, we realized that we spent a decent amount of time pointing out the dangers of this unhealthy way of planting, but w...

117. Church Planting and the Idol of Immediacy

Today we chat about a great article that we ran across on TGC by Adam Ramsey. It addresses one of the biggest mistakes that church planters make, and it's one that we constantly feel pressure to give in to. EPISODE NOTES | PA...

116. George Floyd, Racism, Injustice, Protests and Riots

Today we wade into a heavy topic. We fall desperately short of all that is needed to be said, but we pray that it's somewhat helpful as we pursue gospel-faithfulness in these strange and painful times. We need wisdom. We desi...

115. On Church Fellowship (Koinonia)

Today we take some time to look at church fellowship (or koinonia in the Greek). As churches begin to think through what it looks like to gather again, it’s important for us to have a healthy understanding of how vital the ga...

114. Non-Believers Doing "Good"; Family Worship

Today we jump into the mailbag to answer a couple listener questions. How should we think about non-believers doing “good” things? What are some practical ways to disciple children and worship together as a family? Let us kno...

113. CSB Verse-by-Verse Bible in Black Goatskin (Giveaway!)

Today we're doing a review on the new CSB Verse-by-Verse Black Goatskin Bible. Check out our photos and specs here . This is truly a beautiful Bible, and we're excited to announce that we're giving one away! Find details on h...

112. Mystery Package Unboxing

This is too fun (for Rob). So in this bonus episode, we record a special unboxing of a shipment that Rick received. Rob received the same shipment a few days prior and knows what it is, but Rick has no idea what’s in the box....

111. The Confessions: On Salvation

Today we wrap up our discussion on the confessions! In so doing, we fittingly discuss the doctrine of salvation. What do the Scriptures say about salvation? Why is one sin worthy of eternal judgment? What does it mean to be s...

110. Union With Christ (Wyatt Allen)

Today we discuss the topic of Union With Christ. In so doing, the guys take a peek at Grudem’s Systematic Theology and several related passages of Scripture. Also, they bring on Wyatt Allen to join the convo! What are the imp...

109. Riffing with Wyatt, Pastors' Talk, Productivity Apps, and More (Wyatt Allen)

More bonus content headed your way today as we remain quarantined! We bring on Wyatt Allen to chat about great pens, productivity apps, podcasts we love, Tim Challies, and more. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM i...

108. The Confessions: On Judgment

Today the guys finish the Abstract of Principles (but still have one more topic to cover on the confessions). They discuss the doctrine of judgment and then hit on some solid applications from Wayne Grudem's Systematic Theolo...

107. New Intro, No Prep, and Things We Like

In light of COVID-19, we’re trying to release a few extra episodes. In today’s ep, you’ll notice our intro music is a bit different… thoughts? Keep it? Go back to the old music? Let us know! We banter back and forth, talk abo...

106. The Gospel According to Satan (Jared C. Wilson)

This week we were honored to have Jared C. Wilson in the studio (virtually) to discuss his new book, The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies about God that Sound Like the Truth . Jared is an Assistant Professor of Pastoral ...