Rank #1: 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?
Apr 03 2017
Rank #2: Gentle and Lowly with Dane Ortlund
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.
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May 07 2020
Rank #3: 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-macdonald
Feb 21 2019
Rank #4: 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.
Oct 21 2019
Rank #5: 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.
Jan 23 2017
Rank #6: 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!
Oct 24 2016
Rank #7: 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.
Mar 12 2018
Rank #8: 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?
Mar 09 2017
Rank #9: 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.
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Jul 19 2018
Rank #10: 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/sjg
Sep 07 2018
Rank #11: 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.
May 29 2017
Rank #12: 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.
Mar 13 2017
Rank #13: 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.
Jul 21 2016
Rank #14: 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.
Jan 19 2017
Rank #15: 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?
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Jul 05 2018
Rank #16: 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.
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Nov 14 2016
Rank #17: 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."
Nov 28 2016
Rank #18: 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.
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May 15 2019
Rank #19: Bible Translations with Dane Ortlund
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
Rank #20: 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
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Jun 28 2018