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Doctrine and Devotion

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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Porn

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?Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

46mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #1

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The James MacDonald Story

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-macdonaldSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

46mins

21 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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MacArthur, Moore, and Correction

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

42mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #3

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Baptism

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr 1min

23 Jan 2017

Rank #4

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Covenant Theology

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! Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

37mins

24 Oct 2016

Rank #5

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Divorce

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

39mins

12 Mar 2018

Rank #6

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Unhealthy Churches

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?Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

34mins

9 Mar 2017

Rank #7

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Debt-Free Virgins

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/virginsSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

39mins

19 Jul 2018

Rank #8

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Social Justice and The Gospel

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/sjgSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr 1min

7 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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1689 Federalism

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

27mins

29 May 2017

Rank #10

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On The Block with Doug Logan

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr 29mins

13 Mar 2017

Rank #11

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All The Bad Things

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

56mins

21 Jul 2016

Rank #12

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Scripture and Journaling

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

35mins

19 Jan 2017

Rank #13

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Answering Recent Questions

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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

29mins

5 Jul 2018

Rank #14

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Women's Ministry

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.comSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

1hr 7mins

14 Nov 2016

Rank #15

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Theology

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."Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

49mins

28 Nov 2016

Rank #16

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The SBC Deep State

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/deepstateSupport this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

34mins

15 May 2019

Rank #17

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Comfortable Christianity

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.   OUR SPONSOR myXP is a ministry committed to solving problems for pastors. We provide the support of an Executive Pastor without the financial burden of employing one full time. We support lead pastors, strengthen systems and steward resources. 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.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

35mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #18

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Blowing Off Some Steam

Today the guys decide to vent in this hour long episode. Yes, the steam has been building up this year, and this episode is likely offend some friends. What is triggering the JoFo? 1) Christian leaders spending so much time on the issue of women preaching while simultaneously remaining relatively silent on the issue of sexual abuse in the church, 2) bad pastoral care, 3) ungodly church discipline, and 4) mature men losing their focus. Plus, Joe defends skinny jeans? Skip the banter, including Joe’s crazy Portland story, by going to the 7:00 minute mark.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

59mins

13 Jun 2019

Rank #19

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Spiritual Gifts - Part Two

Jimmy and Joe are wrapping up Holy Spirit Week with a discussion of the spiritual gifts and what they look like in the church, and they jump into the Mailbag to answer questions about cigars vs pipes, and the 1689 Baptist Confession vs The Baptist Faith and Message. Plus, the guys try to figure out what "power couple" they are most like.Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-contentAdvertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands

55mins

8 Sep 2016

Rank #20