Episodes

96. The Confessions: On Church

This week we dive back into the confessions to see what they have to say about the Church. What is the Church? What is the “catholic” church? What makes a true church? Does Scripture prescribe specific offices for church lead...

95. Mailbag: Seminary & The Corporate Ladder

This week we answer some mailbag questions and end up discussing: Seminary Ministry preparation Next steps for anyone considering ministry “The corporate ladder” and whether or not it’s a bad thing to climb EPISODE NOTES | PA...

94. The Confessions: On Sanctification

We’re back! And we’re kicking off the new year (and new decade!) with the same faithful confessions that we spent exploring last year, but this week we take a look at the topic of sanctification. What is “positional sanctific...

93. Advent, Christmas and the New Year!

This week we sit down to record our last episode of the year! We cover the Advent season, Christmas, recall what the Lord did in 2019, and look ahead to 2020. What is the Advent season? What is it about Christmas that so many...

92. The Confessions: On Justification

One of the primary reasons that we desire justice in the world is because we are made in the image of God, who is perfectly just. This week, we're back in the confessions to talk about justification . Why do we need justifica...

91. Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving week, y’all! In light of that, we opted to chat about thankfulness and the holiday of Thanksgiving. Was Thanksgiving rooted in Christianity? Why do we feel the need to give thanks? What makes Christians uniq...

90. The Confessions: On Faith

On this week’s episode, we look at what the confessions have to say regarding faith. What do we put our faith in? Is faith alone sufficient for salvation? Does faith always lead to holiness? How is faith ordinarily brought ab...

89. Lutheranism & Book Reviews

This week we take a look at a listener’s question regarding Lutheranism, what they believe, how they view baptism, and more. After that little discussion, we offer up some book recommendations (maybe you’ve read some of them?...

88. The Confessions: On Repentance

On this week’s episode, we look at what the confessions have to say regarding the doctrine of repentance. For some odd reason, Rob decides to sing, and it’s more than anyone is comfortable with. What is repentance? Is repenta...

87. Interpretive Authority; Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, and the Trinity

This week the guys open up the mailbag and respond to a couple of questions. They look at who has the authority to interpret Scripture, and they give a cursory look at the Jehovah's Witness and Mormon views of the Trinity (se...

86. The Confessions: On Regeneration

On this week’s episode, we’re back in the confessions to see what they have to say regarding the doctrine of regeneration, or “re…generation” if you’re Rick. We look at some recent iTunes reviews (BIG thanks to everyone who’s...

85. An Interview with Rick on Church Planting

On this week’s episode, Rob sits down with Rick and asks for an update on the church plant he is leading in Mount Vernon. What has been Rick’s greatest joy in planting? What’s been the greatest challenge? What’s the spiritual...

84. The New Apostolic Reformation

On this week’s episode, we’re back in the mailbag to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). In addition, we’ve brought back the one and only Jimmy Alexander to shed some light on the topic. What in the world is the NAR?...

83. The Confessions: On Christ as Mediator

On this week’s episode: We’re back in the four confessions (Abstract of Principles, New Hampshire, 1689 LBCF, and the Westminster) to discuss what it means for Christ to be our Mediator. Is Jesus 100% God? Is he 100% man? Can...

82. Can a Christian Commit Suicide? (Kevin Nattinger)

On this week’s episode, we discuss the heavy topic of suicide. In light of recent events, this topic has been on many evangelicals’ minds, and we simply wanted to walk through a helpful article by TGC. If you’re wrestling wit...

81. The Confessions: On the Fall of Man

On this week’s episode: We’re back in the four confessions (Abstract of Principles, New Hampshire, 1689 LBCF, and the Westminster) to discuss what they say about the fall of mankind. If God is sovereign, why would he allow th...

80. The Confessions: On Election

On this week’s episode: We dive into the ever controversial topic of election. Although we’ve covered this topic before, we wanted to look at what some of the historic confessions say about it. What kind of role does God play...

79. The Confessions: On Providence

On this week’s episode: We dive into the topic of God’s providence. What does "providence" mean? Does control everything? Is God’s providence and our free will compatible? What is the difference between primary and secondary ...

78. The Confessions: On God

On this week’s episode: We’re in a newly redesigned studio discussing naming options (send in your suggestions!), as well as what some of the historic confessions say about the doctrine of God (one topic is clearly more impor...

77. The Confessions: On Scripture

On this week’s episode: We discuss what some of the historic confessions say about the doctrine of Scripture. We look at the Abstract of Principles, the New Hampshire Confession, the 1689 London Baptist Confession, and the We...

76. Confessions and Creeds

On this week’s episode: We kick off a series on confessions and creeds! We discuss the importance of them throughout church history as well as today. Should you hold to a confession or creed? This discussion is the first of m...

75. State of the Pod

On this week’s episode: We record from Rick’s newly purchased home!… just after 11:00 PM… We discuss encouragements from the podcast, temptations, as well as what we would like to do to improve it (if you have suggestions the...

74. Car Ride Mailbag #2: Christians Cussing, American Gospel

On this week’s episode: We record our second ep on the road trip back from Myrtle Beach! We dive back into the mailbag to discuss the following topics: Is it okay for Christians to use “cuss” words? Our thoughts on a new(ish)...

73. Car Ride Mailbag #1: How To Read the Bible

On this week’s episode: Rick and Rob record on the road trip back from Myrtle Beach! They both get a great deal at Aldi. The guys dig into the mailbag and discuss how to read the Bible (big thanks to Mike Spiriro for sending ...