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Christ the Center is an audio program centered on Christian reformed theology. In each episode a group of informed panelists discuss important issues and stimulate listeners to critical thinking and a better understanding of reformed doctrine designed to yield godly living.

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Christ the Center is an audio program centered on Christian reformed theology. In each episode a group of informed panelists discuss important issues and stimulate listeners to critical thinking and a better understanding of reformed doctrine designed to yield godly living.

The Person of Christ and the Deeper Protestant Conception

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Lane Tipton speaks about his chapter, “The Person of Christ: The Deeper Protestant Conception and the Church’s Heavenly-Mindedness” in Theology for Ministry: How Doctrine Affects Pastoral Life and Practice (P&R Publishing), a festschrift for Sinclair Ferguson.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction and Update on Reformed Academy
  • 13:56 Writing in a Festschrift for Sinclair Ferguson
  • 20:49 The Person of Christ
  • 28:32 Basic Lessons in Christology
  • 34:35 Immutability and the Hypostatic Union
  • 40:56 Theological and Christological Errors
  • 50:12 The Deeper Modernist, Catholic, and Protestant Conceptions
  • 55:54 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Lane G. Tipton

Sep 09 2022

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Catechetical Preaching

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Drs. Alan Strange and Cornelis Venema speak about the practice of catechetical preaching from a practical as well as historical perspective. While the practice is more common within the Dutch Reformed tradition, Dr. Strange also provides a case for Presbyterians to engage in preaching using the Westminster Standards as aids. Regardless of where you may land on the particular role of secondary standards in organizing the preaching of the Word, this conversation is useful and instructive for considering how the church may best instruct her members.

Dr. Cornelis Venema is Professor of Doctrinal Studies and President of Mid-America Reformed Seminary in Dyer, Indiana. Dr. Alan Strange is Professor of Church History, Registrar, and Theological Librarian of Mid-America Reformed Seminary.

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  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:02 Homiletics and Catechetical Instruction
  • 00:15:34 Preaching from the Catechism
  • 00:22:30 Preaching through the Westminster Larger Catechism
  • 00:42:19 Reading the Catechisms during the Worship Service
  • 00:51:09 Keeping Catechetical Preaching Fresh
  • 01:05:09 Conclusion

Participants: Alan Strange, Camden Bucey, Cornelis Venema

Sep 02 2022

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Bavinck and a Christian View of Science

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In 1904, the same year Herman Bavinck published Christian Worldview, Bavinck published a book titled Christelijke wetenschap (Christian Science) in which he commented on a movement to “build science . . . on the foundation of the Christian faith.” Cory Brock joins us to speak about this book and Bavinck’s views on the subject.

Dr. Cory C. Brock is assistant minister of St. Columba’s Free Church and part-time lecturer in theology at Edinburgh Theological Seminary. He is the author of Orthodox yet Modern: Herman Bavinck’s Use of Friedrich Schleiermacher and co-author of Neo-Calvinism: A Theological Introduction.

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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 06:22 A Different Type of “Christian Science”
  • 15:38 The Antithesis and Scientific Presuppositions
  • 19:42 The Trinity and Creation
  • 23:58 The Image of God and the Hope of Christian Science
  • 31:12 Theology as Queen and Servant of Science
  • 38:40 Science in the New Heavens and New Earth
  • 43:14 Sin, Knowledge, and the Christian University
  • 49:01 Non-Christians and Science
  • 59:03 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Cory Brock, Ryan Noha

Aug 26 2022

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A God-Centered Approach to History

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Dr. Vern Poythress speaks about the study of history and historiography from a Christian perspective. In his book, Redeeming Our Thinking about History: A God-Centered Approach (Crossway), Dr. Poythress emphasizes God’s own command to remember his works and share them with the next generation. He explores providentialism, divine purpose, and the four basic phases of biblical history: creation, fall, redemption, and consummation.

Dr. Vern Poythress, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania, where he has taught for four decades. In addition to earning six academic degrees, he is the author of numerous books and articles on biblical interpretation, language, and science.

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  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:44 Focusing on History
  • 00:14:01 Presuppositions of Historical Methodology
  • 00:17:06 Defining and Experiencing History
  • 00:22:07 Three Important Aspects of History
  • 00:32:29 Divine Inscrutability and Divine Revelation
  • 00:34:36 Common Grace and History
  • 00:40:12 Reductionistic Approaches to History
  • 00:48:14 The Academic Pursuit of History
  • 00:59:59 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Vern Poythress

Aug 19 2022

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Vos Group #76 — The Structure of New Testament Revelation

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We turn to pp. 299–301 of Geerhardus Vos’s book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. Vos discusses three ways in which the structure of New Testament Revelation can be determined from within Scripture itself.

1. From indications in the Old Testament
2. From the teachings of Jesus
3. From the teachings of Paul and the other apostles

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:07:43 The Structure of New Testament Revelation
  • 00:15:11 Organic vs. Artificial
  • 00:21:32 Old Testament Indications of the Nature of Revelation
  • 00:27:04 The Old and the New
  • 00:38:23 The Teaching of Jesus
  • 00:43:00 Abrogation and Perfection
  • 00:52:03 Hebrews 10:19-24 and the Era of Religious Fellowship
  • 00:56:58 Paul and the Teaching of the Other Apostles
  • 01:01:21 Hebrews 1:1-2
  • 01:06:06 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Lane G. Tipton

Aug 12 2022

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The Extra Calvinisticum from Zwingli to Early Orthodoxy

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Where is Christ’s body now?

In short, that is the question behind our conversation today with K. J. Drake, the author of The Flesh of the Word: The extra Calvinisticum from Zwingli to Early Orthodoxy (Oxford University Press, 2021). In this book, Drake seeks to broaden the study of the extra Calvinisticum by investigating how the doctrine arose within sixteenth-century Reformed theology as well as how its form and function developed over time due to the changing polemical and theological contexts from Zwingli to the period of early Reformed orthodoxy.

K. J. Drake is Academic Dean and Assistant Professor of Historical Theology at Indianapolis Theological Seminary. He received his BA in History, Classics, Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and Latin from the University of Nebraska. He attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis where he received his M.Div.

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  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:05:41 The Question of Immanuel
  • 00:07:43 Defining the Extra Calvinisticum
  • 00:10:33 Development of Zwingli’s Views
  • 00:15:40 Fault Lines between Lutheran and Reformed
  • 00:18:35 Barth and the Extra Calvinisticum
  • 00:20:47 Calvin vs. the Calvinists
  • 00:24:38 Zwingli’s Christology
  • 00:32:22 Development in Zwingli’s Views
  • 00:35:11 The Consensus Tigurinus
  • 00:39:43 Vermigli and the Communicatio Idiomatum
  • 00:48:47 Knox and Cranmer
  • 00:51:34 Antoine de la Roche Chandieu
  • 00:54:50 Other Doctrines that Are Impacted
  • 01:04:58 Conclusion

Aug 05 2022

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Van Til Group #8 — The Christian Philosophy of Knowledge

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Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey turn to pp. 48–54 of Cornelius Van Til’s The Defense of the Faith to discuss the Christian theory of knowledge. In this section, Van Til speaks of the relationship between a theory of reality and the theory of knowledge and how for orthodox Christians, the absolute God of Scripture is identical with his knowledge while finite creatures are fundamentally dependent upon him.

We also announce the arrival of Lane Tipton’s book, The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til.



Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:02:16 New Book: The Trinitarian Theology of Cornelius Van Til
  • 00:12:28 Reviewing Chapters 1–2 of the Book
  • 00:23:38 A Christian Theory of Being
  • 00:35:30 The Bible and Christian Experience
  • 00:37:50 Ontology and Epistemology from the Garden of Eden
  • 00:42:59 Epistemological Authority
  • 00:48:35 Satan’s Tactic in Temptation
  • 00:55:16 God’s Knowledge and Being are Coterminous
  • 01:00:52 Pantheism
  • 01:06:04 Consequences of Saying that God’s Knowledge Changes
  • 01:15:44 Biblical Examples of God’s Knowledge in Relation to Creation
  • 01:21:00 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Carlton Wynne, Lane G. Tipton

Jul 29 2022

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Research Methods and Tools

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Dr. Benjamin Gladd shares his methods and favorite tools for facilitating research and eventual publication of his writing.

Dr. Gladd is Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. He is the author of Handbook on the Gospels (Grand Rapids: Baker, 2021) and From Adam and Israel to the Church: A Biblical Theology of the People of God (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2019). Along with G. K. Beale, he is the co-author of The Story Retold: A Biblical-Theological Introduction to the New Testament (Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2020). Dr. Gladd is also series editor for IVP’s Essential Studies in Biblical Theology and Baker’s Handbook on the New Testament.

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  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:07:02 Reading and Writing
  • 00:10:08 Reading and Taking Smart Notes
  • 00:19:16 Working with PDFs
  • 00:23:43 Citation Managers
  • 00:26:15 Writing for Teaching
  • 00:31:11 Mind Mapping
  • 00:36:07 The Effects of Technology
  • 00:38:19 Cross References
  • 00:40:50 From Bible Study to Writing Output
  • 00:44:11 Plagiarism and Derivative Thought
  • 00:55:44 The Cumulative Benefit of Consistent Study
  • 00:59:39 The Pastor Is Called to Study
  • 01:01:25 Going Deeper Independently
  • 01:11:23 Updates on RTS Jackson and Dr. Gladd’s Books
  • 01:13:08 Conclusion

Participants: Benjamin Gladd, Camden Bucey

Jul 22 2022

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The Usefulness of the Doctrine of Scripture

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Dr. Carlton Wynne speaks about his chapter, “Scripture: Foundational for Life and Ministry,” which is published in Theology for Ministry: How Doctrine Affects Pastoral Life and Practice. This book is a festschrift for Sinclair Ferguson, edited by William R. Edwards, John C. A. Ferguson, and Chad Van Dixhoorn, and published by P&R Publishing.

Dr. Wynne discusses the significance of the doctrine of inspiration as well as the necessity, sufficiency, and authority of Scripture. He then connects these essential doctrines to their practicality and usefulness for daily life and particularly, pastoral ministry. By understanding the doctrine of Scripture and especially its redemptive-historical character, we come to a greater appreciation of God’s enduring love and care for his covenant people.

Carlton Wynne is Associate Pastor at Westminster PCA in Atlanta and Adjunct Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary Atlanta.



Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:06:03 Carlton’s Introduction to Sinclair Ferguson
  • 00:15:21 Theology for Life
  • 00:20:05 The Inspiration of Scripture
  • 00:37:42 The Accommodation of Scripture
  • 00:40:59 The Usefulness of Doctrine for Pastoral Ministry
  • 00:49:32 The Redemptive-Historical Character of Scripture
  • 01:02:38 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Carlton Wynne

Jul 15 2022

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Zephaniah’s Protology in Eschatology

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Mark Winder previews his upcoming course on Zephaniah wherein he will discuss the prophecy in its context, and in doing so examine how the prophet utilizes protological themes to construct an eschatological picture pointing to the great Day of the Lord. We will begin with an introduction to covenant themes and establish the veracity of the theological assumptions and hermeneutical method employed in approaching Zephaniah.

Dr. Winder will be teaching an in-person course at the Reformed Forum headquarters in Libertyville, Illinois, August 12–13, 2022.

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Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 06:12 An Upcoming Course on Zephaniah
  • 22:25 The Structure of the Course
  • 33:16 Protology and Eschatology
  • 44:29 The Expectation of the Day of the Lord
  • 50:45 Covenant Restoration
  • 57:56 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Mark A. Winder, Ryan Noha

Jul 08 2022

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Heavenly Mindedness

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We discuss Geerhardus Vos’s sermon, “Heavenly Mindedness” from his collection Grace and Glory: Sermons Preached at Princeton Seminary. In this sermon, Vos directs the Christian to consider the heavenly realities, where Christ is, as the proper focus and posture for the Christian throughout this present earthly pilgrimage.

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 03:45 Historical Context of the Sermon
  • 08:44 Key Passages on Faith
  • 12:54 A Biblical Theology of Faith
  • 16:11 Faith and the Foundation of the Christian Life
  • 19:58 Vos’s Exegesis and the History of Redemption
  • 22:06 Faith and the Vitality of the Christian Life
  • 23:44 Supernaturalism and History
  • 26:45 Themes Picked up by Kline
  • 30:04 Abraham’s Pilgrimage
  • 36:27 The Remedy for the Ills of the Modern Life
  • 38:40 Heavenly-Mindedness vs Mysticism
  • 48:38 The Means of Grace
  • 57:59 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Danny Olinger, Lane G. Tipton

Jul 01 2022

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The Perils of Naming a Denomination

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Brad Isbell (@ChortlesWeakly) briefly steps away from the General Assembly floor, Twitter, and Presbycast to jump on another podcast mic to speak with Camden Bucey about the PCA General Assembly and the storied histories of naming the OPC and the PCA.

Mr. Isbell is a ruling elder at Covenant PCA in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Along with @Wresbyterian, he hosts Presbycast. He recently wrote, “What’s in a Denominational Name?” for the Nicotine Theological Journal. The article has also been published at The Aquila Report.

Chapters

  • 00:00 General Assemblies Review
  • 09:43 More in the PCA
  • 15:18 PCA and OPC 50th Anniversaries
  • 19:36 Denominational Names
  • 32:06 Ardor and Order in the National Presbyterian Church
  • 46:14 Presbyterian Collegiality
  • 48:52 Church Planting Old School Ordinary Means of Grace Churches
  • 53:11 Conclusion

Participants: Brad Isbell, Camden Bucey

Jun 24 2022

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Van Mastricht: The Works of God and the Fall of Man

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In the third volume of this new translation of Petrus Van Mastricht’s Theoretical-Practical Theology,

Mastricht begins with a discussion of the decrees of God and how they establish His eternal purpose for everything. He then shows how the decrees are carried out in creation and in God’s continual providence. The volume concludes with Mastricht’s treatment of the apostacy of Adam from his original estate and the devastating effects of sin that followed. This is an important volume for learning how God governs all things, even the rebellious actions of those good things He created.

Jeff Waddington, Dan Ragusa, and Camden Bucey speak about several of the unique positions Van Mastricht held, including his somewhat mediating view between infra- and supralapsarianism, his argument against Copernicanism, his view of the third heaven, and his view of angelic and demonic activity.

Chapters

  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:04:35 Van Mastricht’s Theoretical-Practical
  • 0:17:14 Infra- and Supralapsarianism
  • 0:26:45 Copernicanism
  • 0:36:31 The Third Heaven
  • 0:42:59 The Covenant of Nature
  • 0:54:44 Right Reason
  • 1:00:40 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Dan Ragusa, Jeff Waddington

Jun 17 2022

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The Ecclesiastical and Theological Contributions of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.

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In this episode, we speak about the ecclesiastical and theological contributions of Dr. Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Dr. Gaffin having been elected the chairman of the OPC’s Committee on Foreign Missions. Crossway has also published his latest book, In the Fullness of Time, a revision of his lecture notes from his course, Acts and Paul.

Dr. Gaffin’s history is inextricably linked with two institutions closely identified with J. Gresham Machen: Westminster Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Taking this opportunity to reflect on the life and works of Dr. Gaffin, the panel comments on his unique contributions.

Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:08:41 Dr. Gaffin’s 50+ Years of Service to OPC Foreign Missions
  • 00:14:21 Meeting Dr. Gaffin
  • 00:27:54 Dr. Gaffin’s Bibliography
  • 00:32:13 Gaffin and Vos
  • 00:37:11 Resurrection and Eschatology: A Festschrift for Dr. Gaffin
  • 00:43:12 Gaffin’s Theological Contributions
  • 00:57:31 1 Corinthians 15:45 and 2 Corinthians 3:17–18
  • 01:00:35 Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. and Charlie Dennison
  • 01:03:09 Conclusion

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Gaffin, Jr., Richard B. By Faith Not By Sight. Bletchley, Milton Keynes, UK: Paternoster Press, 2006.

———. God’s Word in Servant-Form. Reformed Academic Press, n.d.

———. “‘Life-Giving Spirit’: Probing the Center of Paul’s Pneumatology.” JETS 41 (1998): 573–89.

———. “Old Amsterdam and Inerrancy.” Westminster Theological Journal 44, no. 2 (Fall 1982): p 250-289.

———. Perspectives on Pentecost. P & R Publishing, 1979.

———. Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul’s Soteriology. 2nd ed. Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1987.

———. “The Place and Importance of Introduction to the New Testament.” In Studying the New Testament Today, 143–51. Presbyterian and Reformed Pub. Co, n.d.

———. “The Redemptive-Historical View.” In Biblical Hermeneutics: Five Views, edited by Stanley E Porter and Beth M Stovell. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic, 2012.

———. “The Usefulness of the Cross,” The Westminster Theological Journal, Vol. 41 No. 2 Spring 1979, pp. 228–246. (We discussed this article on Christ the Center, episode 585)

Tipton, Lane G., and Jeffrey C. Waddington. Resurrection and Eschatology: Theology in Service of the Church: Essays in Honor of Richard B. Gaffin, Jr. Phillipsburg  N.J.: P&R Pub., 2008.

Participants: Camden Bucey, Danny Olinger, Jeff Waddington, Jim Cassidy, Lane G. Tipton

Jun 10 2022

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Vos Group #75 — The Eschatological View of the Prophets

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Lane Tipton and Camden Bucey turn to pages 289–296 of Geerhardus Vos’ book, Biblical Theology: Old and New Testaments. In this section, Vos introduces several significant interpretive practices which are critical for a proper understanding of the eschatology of the prophets. These are the principles of (1) finality and consummation, (2) prophetic idiom, and (3) the coming of the Messiah as the “gift of God.”

Chapters

  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:48 Finality and Consummation
  • 13:53 The Forshortening of Prophetic Insight
  • 22:54 Prophetic Idiom and the Future Glory of Isaiah
  • 42:58 The Coming Messiah as the Gift of God
  • 51:06 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Lane G. Tipton

Jun 03 2022

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The Two Ages in Scripture

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Adam York joins Camden Bucey to speak about the two age construction found throughout Scripture and especially in the Pauline epistles. Scripture frequently speaks of “this age” and “the age to come.” These categories have a significant effect upon how Christians should understand their place in the world.

Jesus, the second Adam, has entered into “the age to come.” Through union with Christ, believers not only experience the victory in anticipation of Christ’s second coming, they also are already raised with him and seated with him in heavenly places (Eph. 2:6).

Adam York is pastor of Hope Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Grayslake, Illinois.

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Chapters

  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:22 Preaching from Ephesians
  • 00:05:12 Encountering the Two-Age Construction
  • 00:11:17 Jesus Speaks of the Two Ages
  • 00:19:41 The Two Ages and Christian Identity
  • 00:30:53 Living in the Overlap of the Ages
  • 00:45:18 The Coming Ages in Ephesians 2:7
  • 00:56:16 The Practicality of the Two-Age Construction
  • 01:04:17 Conclusion

Participants: Adam York, Camden Bucey

May 27 2022

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Shall the Fundamentalists Win? 100 Years Later

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On May 21, 1922, Harry Emerson Fosdick preached a sermon titled “Shall the Fundamentalists Win?” that helped spark the modernist-fundamentalist controversy.

Fosdick was a Baptist minister serving as an associate at First Presbyterian Church in New York and a faculty member at Union Theological Seminary. He was well-known and had published several popular religious books. Ned B. Stonehouse remarked, “the fact that a minister not even subject to the authority of Presbytery and General Assembly should have used a Presbyterian pulpit to make what was widely regarded as an attack upon the constitution disclosed a situation bordering on lawlessness” (Stonehouse, J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir, 302).

Dr. Darryl G. Hart joins Camden Bucey to speak about this infamous sermon and a new course on Machen that Dr. Hart recorded last week for Reformed Academy.

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  • 0:00:00 Introduction
  • 0:01:03 Dr. Hart’s Forthcoming Course on Machen
  • 0:09:54 Harry Emerson Fosdick in Context
  • 0:20:49 Presbyterians and Broad Ecumenism
  • 0:23:53 New York and Philadelphia in Presbyterian History
  • 0:28:25 A Baptist in a Presbyterian Pulpit
  • 0:33:19 Fosdick Preaching from Acts 5:38-39
  • 0:38:40 Fosdick and Modernity
  • 0:45:07 The Soft Middle
  • 0:50:02 Machen, Orthodoxy, and Modernity
  • 0:56:17 The Spirits of Fosdick and Machen Today
  • 1:08:06 Conclusion
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Participants: Camden Bucey, Darryl G. Hart

May 20 2022

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The Necessity of Christ’s Obedience for Our Salvation

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We welcome Dr. Brandon Crowe to the program to discuss the obedience of Christ and the salvation of his people. In his latest book, Why Did Jesus Live a Perfect Life?: The Necessity of Christ’s Obedience for Our Salvation, Dr. Crowe sets out to answer the basic but all-important question: Is perfect obedience necessary for salvation?

Listen as we explore the covenant of works, the atonement, the nature of Christ’s obedience, his resurrection, and the doctrine of justification.

Brandon D. Crowe (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and author of The Last Adam and The Hope of Israel.

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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 02:04 Thinking about Righteousness and Obedience
  • 06:47 Changes in Theological Disciplines
  • 13:21 Perfect Obedience Is Necessary for Salvation
  • 20:30 Death Reigned from Adam to Moses
  • 26:45 The New Testament and the Law of Moses
  • 34:02 Christ’s Obedience and Our Faith
  • 40:18 Christ’s Active and Passive Obedience
  • 43:53 Christ’s Obedience as High Priest
  • 47:11 Christ’s Resurrection
  • 50:58 The Author’s Hopes for Readers of the Book
  • 54:55 Conclusion

Participants: Brandon Crowe, Camden Bucey

May 13 2022

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The Practical Import of Ecclesiology

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Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) and the significant ways it informs our daily lives. Dr. Cassidy is studying R. B. Kuiper’s The Glorious Body of Christ with his congregation, and we take the opportunity to speak about the nature and limits of church authority, the distinction between the church as organism and the church as organization, and the church’s relation to the government and culture.

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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 05:21 R. B. Kuiper and the Doctrine of the Church
  • 10:09 Ecclesiology and Other Disciplines
  • 17:38 The Spirituality of the Church
  • 33:33 The Exercise of Church Authority
  • 39:20 Church Authority and the Regulative Principle of Worship
  • 47:53 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Jim Cassidy

May 06 2022

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Van Til Group #7 — Creation, Sin, and its Curse

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Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey open Cornelius Van Til’s book, The Defense of the Faith to pages 43–47. Van Til addresses the unity and diversity within creation before covering the fall into sin and the curse.

Throughout this chapter, Van Til reminds his readers of the categorical difference between God and creation while maintaining creation’s dependence upon God for its very existence. The answers to these fundamental questions distinguish orthodox Christianity from all other philosophies and religions.

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  • 00:00:00 Introduction
  • 00:03:52 Thoughts on Learning Van Til
  • 00:12:32 Temporal Unity and Plurality
  • 00:24:30 Non-Being
  • 00:36:56 Reformed vs. Roman Catholic Conceptions of Nature and Sin
  • 00:49:58 The Mystery of the Fall into Sin
  • 00:56:49 Created Laws and Facts
  • 01:03:42 Van Til the Evangelist and Van Til the Theologian
  • 01:06:33 Conclusion

Participants: Camden Bucey, Carlton Wynne, Lane G. Tipton

Apr 29 2022

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By Lord Lacey - Oct 02 2018
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One of the best Reformed Podcasts around. Insightful and in-depth.

Awesome discussions!

By KillerRobotNinja - Dec 11 2013
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Very edifying and encouraging!