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Doctrine and Devotion is a weekly podcast exploring Christian faith and practice from an experiential perspective marked by the fun and humor that characterize real friendship.

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Doctrine and Devotion is a weekly podcast exploring Christian faith and practice from an experiential perspective marked by the fun and humor that characterize real friendship.

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By N.c.bdawg - Apr 17 2020
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My go to podcast. Love listening. Theologically helpful and also hilarious!

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By jwspray73 - Mar 05 2020
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I laugh so much— these two are great. Love the biblical content.

iTunes Ratings

1011 Ratings
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937
36
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16

Awesome stuff

By N.c.bdawg - Apr 17 2020
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My go to podcast. Love listening. Theologically helpful and also hilarious!

Love it

By jwspray73 - Mar 05 2020
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I laugh so much— these two are great. Love the biblical content.
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Doctrine and Devotion

Latest release on Aug 13, 2020

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Doctrine and Devotion is a weekly podcast exploring Christian faith and practice from an experiential perspective marked by the fun and humor that characterize real friendship.

Rank #1: Porn

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Warning: Today's episode contains material that is mature in nature, and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Joe and Jimmy throw up the mics to talk through the issue of pornography. What is pornography, and why do we need to talk about it? What are the effects of porn on individuals, families, and the world? Is there a way out of porn?

Apr 03 2017

45mins

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Rank #2: Gentle and Lowly with Dane Ortlund

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We are honored to have Dane Ortlund back on the podcast to discuss his new book,  Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers. This conversation is sure to encourage you, and the book will do even more for your soul. Be sure to get a copy and make this your next read!

Christians know what Jesus Christ has done—but who is he? What is his deepest heart for his people, weary and faltering on their journey toward heaven? Jesus said he is “gentle and lowly in heart.” This book reflects on these words, opening up a neglected yet central truth about who he is for sinners and sufferers today.

Skip the banter and hop to the 4:40 mark to get to the interview.

Win a Copy of Gentle and Lowly!

We are giving away two copies of Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund. To enter for your chance to win all you need to do is share a link to this episode of Doctrine and Devotion on Facebook, Instagram, and/or Twitter encouraging people to check out Dane’s interview and book. Be sure to include the hashtag #gentlelowly. Feel free to use the text below.

Check out Dane Ortlund’s new book on the heart of Christ called, Gentle and Lowly, and listen to his conversation with the guys at Doctrine and Devotion. https://bit.ly/3ftBgvR #gentlelowly

Get all the links and show notes at www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/dane-ortlund

May 07 2020

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Rank #3: The James MacDonald Story

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The big news in evangelicalism as of late has been the controversy surrounding James MacDonald and the church he planted, Harvest Bible Chapel. There have been numerous accusations from former elders, past and current members, and even a popular radio personality. It’s been covered by both secular and Christian media outlets and the local news has been reporting on the drama as it continued to unfold. James was recently fired by the elders of Harvest Bible Chapel, and other leadership is now resigning. Today, Jimmy and Joe talk through the history of James and Harvest Bible Chapel, and offer some encouragement to the many current and former members of the church as they seek to move forward following Jesus.

For all the links, show notes, and a related video visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/james-macdonald

Feb 21 2019

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Rank #4: MacArthur, Moore, and Correction

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A recent panel discussion at the Truth Matters Conference resulted in comments about Beth Moore that many found inappropriate or offensive. Since the guys just held a conference on contending for the Gospel and how to correct erring brothers and sisters, they decided to record a bonus episode sharing their thoughts.

Oct 21 2019

42mins

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Rank #5: Baptism

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It's Ordinance Week at Doctrine and Devotion! Today, Jimmy and Joe talk about baptism from a baptist perspective. Take note cage-stagers: it's possible to talk about baptism without beating up the other side. What is baptism? Who is a proper candidate for baptism? What do the guys think about "spontaneous baptisms"? Plus, proper protocol for ordering a Diet Coke from McDonald's.

Jan 23 2017

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Rank #6: Covenant Theology

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In this episode Joe and Jimmy finally get to one of the most requested topics: Covenant Theology. The guys go at it from a reformed Baptist perspective. Covenant theology is a way of understanding the work of God in the history of redemption and characterize all of Gods interactions with mankind. you are not reformed theologically if you are not covenantal. Plus, mailbag!

Oct 24 2016

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Rank #7: Divorce

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Joe and Jimmy talk through the issue of divorce. Why does God allow for it? Is divorce always wrong? What are the acceptable reasons for divorce? What about remarriage after divorce? We expect some push back on this perspective, so join the conversation online. Just keep it biblical. Plus, Jimmy and Joe share their recent jams.

Mar 12 2018

39mins

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Rank #8: Unhealthy Churches

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Jimmy and Joe are back in the Dojo, hanging with some friends, to talk about unhealthy churches. What are some common signs of an unhealthy church? Is there a time when members should leave a church, and if so how should they go about it?

Mar 09 2017

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Rank #9: Debt-Free Virgins

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The guys are hanging out at the cigar shop (that's what the background noise is talking about a frustrating article that got a lot of play this week. Men Prefer Debt-Free Virgins Without Tattoos got a lot of play on the interwebs and created some good conversations. Joe and Jimmy thought the article downplayed redemption, idolized marriage, and implied that women are generally dumb and helpless. What do Christian men find attractive in a woman? Are all women called to marriage? How do Christians, even those in the Reformed tradition, often misunderstand women in the church? How does the church neglect women in the church? Lets us know what you think about all this, and if the guys were too hard on the author.

OUR SPONSOR FOR JULY This month we are proud to be sponsored by Ligonier Ministries who are offering our listeners 15 months of Tabletalk Magazine for only $23. That's 15 print issues delivered monthly at the regular annual rate of $23. Plus, you get digital access to current and past issues dating back to 2012. Spread the word and sign up today here.

For links and all the show notes see www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/virgins

Jul 19 2018

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Rank #10: Social Justice and The Gospel

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A small group of brothers in Christ broke the internet recently with the release of a statement addressing their concerns "that values borrowed from secular culture are currently undermining Scripture in the areas of race and ethnicity, manhood and womanhood, and human sexuality." The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel was released with initial signatories like Tom Ascol, John MacArthur, James White, Josh Buice, and many others. 

The response has been explosive and divisive, and Joe and Jimmy got a lot of requests to address the statement. Do they generally agree with the content of the statement? Could they sign it? Will they sign it? What problems do they have with the statement? And, Joe and Jimmy suggest three ways we can all respond to the statement, whether we agree or disagree? Plus, Jimmy has a cold and coughs over the whole episode.

For all the show notes and relevant links go to www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/sjg

Sep 07 2018

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Rank #11: 1689 Federalism

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The guys are hanging out on the back porch of the church discussing 1689 Federalism while the youth play kick ball in the background. If 1689 federalism is essentially old-school baptist covenant theology, how is it different from other forms of baptist covenant theology and how does it differ from paedobaptist covenant theology? This is just a simple introduction, and Joe and Jimmy want to encourage you to check out the resources listed below to go deeper. Plus, screaming kids who can't run or lose.

May 29 2017

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Rank #12: On The Block with Doug Logan

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Here it is: the exclusive interview with Pastor Doug Logan of Epiphany Camden. Jimmy was in Philly on business and was able to sit down with Pastor Doug to talk about his new book, church life in Camden, and the power and the gospel. Plus, Joe is discouraged, and Jimmy has a difficult time at the tattoo convention.

Mar 13 2017

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Rank #13: All The Bad Things

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In this episode Jimmy and Joe sit down to talk about all the "bad things" they do. Or, at least three things that are frequently considered to be bad by some modern Christians: alcohol, cigars, and tattoos.

This was prompted by an article written by Dr. Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary called, "Concerning Alcoholic Beverages". It expresses the view of not a few Christians, and we were eager to talk about it, the condemnation of cigars, and the taboo tattoos that some of us have literally gone through the pain of obtaining. Let's admit right here before you jump in: Jimmy is really annoyed. Bonus: Joe is harassed by a spider during while recording.

Jul 21 2016

56mins

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Rank #14: Scripture and Journaling

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Joe and Jimmy talk about the disciplines of reading Scripture and journaling. How do they guys take in Scripture and how does journaling work for them? They recommend some helpful books and tools to get you going. Plus, there is some debate about Jerry Maguire, and Jimmy refuses Joe's gift.

Jan 19 2017

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Rank #15: Answering Recent Questions

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Jimmy and Joe answer some of the common questions that have been coming in through email, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Here are just a few of the questions the guys answer:

Does Joe think minorities can be racist? Why does Jimmy say "No Way Wayne"? (Or just watch this video) Who is Joe talking about when he mentions "Tijuana Smalls?" Did Jimmy really vote for Trump? Where do Joe and Jimmy stand politically? 

SPONSOR FOR JULY

This month we are proud to be sponsored by Ligonier Ministries who are offering our listeners 15 months of Tabletalk Magazine for only $23. That's 15 print issues delivered monthly at the regular annual rate of $23. Plus, you get digital access to current and past issues dating back to 2012. Spread the word and sign up today here.

Jul 05 2018

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Rank #16: Women's Ministry

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We have a lot of ladies listening to the podcast and Joe and Jim wanted to address the issue of Women's Ministry. The guys didn't want to wing it on their own, so they brought in Joe's wife, Jen Thorn. Jen would say she is first a wife and mother, and then a writer and speaker who is called to encourage other women in the faith. You can find Jen writing at JenThorn.com, Love God Greatly, and Club 31 Women.

Today the trio talks through the current state of women's ministry and how pastors and churches can better serve the women in the congregation. The guys open the mail bag to talk about Jonathan Edwards and slavery. Plus, Joe gives a shout out, or maybe it's just a shout, to Kirk Cameron.

Be sure to hit Doctrine and Devotion for all the show notes and links.

http://www.doctrineanddevotion.com

Nov 14 2016

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Rank #17: Theology

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Jimmy and Joe go back to basics and talk theology. What is theology? Why is it important? How do we get it wrong?  Where should we begin to grow in theology? Is it possible to be "theologically obese?" The guys open the mailbag and talk about alcohol, abstinence, and seminary life. Plus, Jimmy can't remember how old his children are, and confesses a man crush on "The Denzel."

Nov 28 2016

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Rank #18: The SBC Deep State

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After the #SBCDeepState explosion on Twitter this week, the guys had to drop a bonus episode. What happened on Twitter to make this a point of discussion? Who said what? What is a “deep state”? Is there an SBC Deep State? Put on your tinfoil hats and listen in as Joe and Jimmy get into all of it. You’re welcome.

To get all the goods visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/deepstate

May 15 2019

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Rank #19: Bible Translations with Dane Ortlund

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BONUS EPISODE: Joe and Jimmy and joined by The Great Dane, Dane Ortlund, to talk about bible translations. Why makes Bible translation so difficult? What makes for a good English language translation of the scripture? Why does the ESV stand out among other English translations of the Bible? What are are some other good English translations? This is an informative, encouraging, and fun conversation. Plus, Jimmy has "Trump eyes."

Dane is the chief publishing officer and Bible publisher at Crossway. He is the author of several books, most recently Gentle and Lowly: The Heart of Christ for Sinners and Sufferers, which we will be talking about on Thursday episode of Doctrine and Devotion. Dane also blogs at Strawberry-Rhubarb Theology. Be sure to follow him on Twitter.

For all the links and show notes visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/translations

May 05 2020

28mins

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Rank #20: Comfortable Christianity

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Joe and Jimmy talk about the danger of "comfortable Christianity." How is comfort potentially at odds with the nature of the Christian life in the world? Is it fair to compare our desire for worldly comfort to the prosperity gospel? What's the difference between comfortable Christianity, and comforting Christianity? Plus, the guys are reading Covenant Children Today by Alan Conner, and Jimmy is taking off on a lake yacht.  

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How does it work? partners get a weekly 60 minute connect with an experienced Executive Pastor to outline current problems/challenges. The XP then goes to work solving these problems, and continues to work behind the scenes strengthening all the relevant systems.

Your First Step: check out the website and schedule a FREE initial connect at myxp.church. Act now, and through the month of August you will receive 30% off the first month if you mention Doctrine and Devotion as the way you heard about myXP. This is a savings of $300 for church plants and $420 for existing churches.

Jun 28 2018

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Preparing for the Fall

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In this episode the Jofo discuss how to prepare for the fall—not the fall of America, but the fall season with its looming frustrations and challenges—by looking at Romans 8 as a guide for walking through trying times. Plus, Joe takes a peek in Jimmy’s bag and is shocked by what he finds.

For all the pics, links, and show notes visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/prepping

Aug 13 2020

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The 1689 on Judgement (32.3)

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The guys walk through the last paragraph of the chapter of the 1689 Confession. In there a Judgement Jumbotron? How does the anticipation of the Day of Judgment move us to live today? Plus, Jimmy gets a hold of Joe’s drivers license from 1993, and Joe overshares.

Get all the show notes, links, and pics at www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/168932-3

Aug 10 2020

27mins

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Is Corona Killing Your Church?

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Joe and Jimmy eventually get around to talking about the various ways the Coronavirus is challenging and and even killing our churches. Plus, Joe confronts a man at the cigar shop.

THE 2020 DOCTRINE AND DEVOTION CONFERENCE Doctrine and Devotion's fourth annual conference is Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 2020 in St. Charles, IL. Our theme for this two-day conference is Covenant Theology: God's Promises for God's People. Dr. Sam Renihan will be our keynote speaker, joined by Joe Thorn and Jimmy Fowler, walking us through the biblical covenants between God and his people.

For all the links and show notes for this episode visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/corona-killer

Aug 06 2020

35mins

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The 1689 on Judgement (32.1-2)

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Jimmy and Joe step into the final chapter of the 1689 Confession to discuss the final judgement of the righteous and the wicked. Plus, the guys have figured out that because they are both always right, the arguing can finally stop.

The 2020 Doctrine and Devotion Conference

Doctrine and Devotion's fourth annual conference is Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19, 2020 in St. Charles, IL. Our theme for this two-day conference is Covenant Theology: God's Promises for God's People. Dr. Sam Renihan will be our keynote speaker, joined by Joe Thorn and Jimmy Fowler, walking us through the biblical covenants between God and his people.

For all the links and notes for this episode visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/16893212

Aug 03 2020

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Todd White and Issue Driven Churches

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Joe and Jimmy talk a bit about Todd White’s gospel discovery and issue driven churches. Plus, Jimmy gets subscribed to Fox Nation, and Joe gets caught wearing shorts.

Get all the links and show notes for this episode at www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/todd-white

Jul 30 2020

39mins

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The 1689 on the Resurrection of the Dead (31.2, 3)

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Here comes the JoFo talking about the resurrection of the dead from the 1689 Confession, chapter 31. When does the resurrection of the dead take place? What about those who are alive when Christ returns? Why is this such an important aspect of eschatology, and why is eschatology itself important for the Christian life?

Jul 27 2020

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John Crist, Repentance, and Restoration

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Joe and Jimmy hang out and talk about John Crist, repentance and restoration. John Crist, a Christian comedian who was accused of Sexting, Harassment, Manipulation, disappeared from the public for 8 months to get help, and recently emerged with a video addressing his “poor choices,” personal hypocrisy, and mental health. Many are happy to see his humble return, while others think it’s too early or that he isn’t repentant enough. The guys get into it and share their perspective.

For all the links and notes for this episode visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/crist

Jul 23 2020

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The 1689 on What's After Death? (31.1)

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The guys are talking about “the state of man after death” from the 1689 Confession, Chapter 31, paragraph 1. Is “soul sleep” a thing? Where do believers go upon their death, but before the resurrection? What is protestant purgatory?

For all the links and show notes for this episode visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/1689311

Jul 20 2020

30mins

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Kindness

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Joe and Jimmy discuss the biblical call to kindness. What is it, what does it look like, and why do we fail to exhibit it? Plus, Joe tries to steal Jimmy’s friends.

For all the links and show notes visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/poodcast/kindness

Jul 16 2020

36mins

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The 1689 on the Lord's Supper (30.7-8)

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The guys wrap up chapter 30 of the 1689 Confession on the Lord’s Supper. How is one a “worthy receiver” of the Lord’s Supper, and how do we “feed upon Christ” in the observance of the ordinance? Plus, Jimmy is officially a golf model.

Jul 13 2020

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What is the Flesh in Scripture?

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Jimmy and Joe answer a listener’s email about “the flesh” and its meaning in Scripture. Does flesh refer to the physical stuff we are made of, or does it speak to our human nature? Does it speak of sin and our fallen nature? The general answer is, yes! Also, Jimmy’s beard gets jacked up.

Check out all our episodes, articles, and videos at www.doctrineanddevotion.com

Jul 09 2020

27mins

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The 1689 on the Lord's Supper (30.5-6)

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The JoFo get’s it going on the 1689 Confession and focus on Chapter 30, paragraph. The Lord’s Supper symbolized Christ’s death, thought it is not an actual sacrifice. What elements are necessary for the Lord’s Supper? Plus, Jimmy learns what Ripple is, and Joe hates on Canada. Please don’t take him seriously.

Jul 06 2020

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Gifted, but not Good

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Jimmy and Joe talk through an article by Church Lawless called, “10 Characteristics of the Best Bad Church Leaders I’ve Ever Known.” Is it possible to be a gifted leader, but not a good leader? Dr. Lawless offers 10 good and bad characteristics of this type of leader. Plus, Jimmy gets mail and accuses Joe of breaking federal law.

For all the links, show notes, and the pic of Jimmy's mail visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/notgood

Jul 02 2020

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The 1689 on the Lord's Supper (30.3-4)

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Here’s a quick one for you as Joe and Jimmy talk through paragraphs 3 and 4 of the 1689 Confession. Who should administer this ordinance? Why don’t we “adore” the elements? Is the opposite error of trivialization just as problematic?

Jun 29 2020

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Polemics and Purity

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Correction: Joe and Jimmy incorrectly attributed a statement made on the Genevan Commons as directed at Aimee Byrd. This was actually directed toward another woman. We apologize for the mistake. As we now understand the comment and its intended target, we still believe it to be ungodly speech.

The guys jump into the whole Aimee Byrd/Genevan Commons kerfuffle to talk about our speech, especially as leaders. What’s all the fuss? When does our complaint against one’s theology cross the line into an attack on the person? How should we talk about our theological opponents? Plus, Joe had to apologize for being a jerk.

For all the links and show notes visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/genevan-commons

Jun 25 2020

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The 1689 on the Lord's Supper (30.2)

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Joe and Jimmy are back to talk Lord’s Supper, the 1689 Confession. Why Isn’t the “body” and “blood” of Jesus a perpetual sacrifice? Plus, lots of chit chat. What do we expect? These guys miss each other.

Be sure to pick up Richard Barcellos' great book, The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More Than a Memory.

www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/1689302

Jun 22 2020

22mins

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Annihilationism

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The guys sit down to answer an email about annihilationism and why restarting worship is complicated. What’s the problem with a temporal hell and conditional immortality? And what’s the big change happening at Redeemer Fellowship?

Check out Gavin Ortlund’s article, J. I. Packer on Why Annihilationism Is Wrong (at TGC)

Get all the links and show notes at www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/annihilationism

Jun 18 2020

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The 1689 on the Lord's Supper (30.1)

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The Jofo jumps into the subject of the Lord’s Supper (again), this time by looking at chapter 30, paragraph 1 of the 1689 Confession. When, where, and why do we observe the Lord’s Supper. Plus, Jimmy revisits a classic John Piper tweet.

Be sure to pick up Richard Barcellos' great book, The Lord’s Supper as a Means of Grace: More Than a Memory.

Get all the links and show notes by visiting www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/1689301

Jun 15 2020

29mins

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Bigfoot, Demons, Guns, and Baptism

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The bag-o-mail today covers some new terrain! Jimmy and Joe try to answer questions about the relationship between bigfoots, aliens, and demons, and the shooting of looters by store owners. They also get into Joe’s turn away from pedobaptism, and how to love people we may completely disagree with.

Jun 11 2020

37mins

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The 1689 on Baptism (29.2-4)

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Joe and Jimmy wrap up chapter 29 of the 1689 Confession on baptism. Who are the proper candidates of baptism? Does mode matter? What about spontaneous baptisms? And what is the “Hell General,” and why does Joe love it?

Jun 08 2020

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Awesome stuff

By N.c.bdawg - Apr 17 2020
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My go to podcast. Love listening. Theologically helpful and also hilarious!

Love it

By jwspray73 - Mar 05 2020
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I laugh so much— these two are great. Love the biblical content.