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: 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 #3: 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 #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #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: 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 #9: 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 #10: 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 #11: Joy
Joe and Jimmy step into the subject of joy.Where does joy come from and how does it transcend our circumstances? What role does faith play in our afflictions? How can we find joy in the midst of our afflictions?
Jun 12 2017
Rank #12: 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.
Nov 14 2016
Rank #13: 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 #14: 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.
Jun 13 2019
Rank #15: 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.
Sep 08 2016
Rank #16: 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 #17: Spiritual Gifts - Part 1
It's Holy Spirit week at Doctrine and Devotion! We received a lot of emails concerning cessationism and continuationism so the guys are spending two episodes talking through spiritual gifts. They are cessationists, but they aren't mad about it. Jimmy invoked the name of Jim Gaffigan, Joe had to apologize, and you can say goodbye to all the background noise of bugs buzzing. Plus, mailbag!
Sep 05 2016
Rank #18: Driscoll on Dort
Mark Driscoll recently said in an interview, “I don’t hold to the five points of Calvinism. I think it’s garbage… it’s not biblical.” This has garnered a lot of attention because Mark was, for several years, a highly influential pastor and author that Time Magazine identified as one leaders in the New Calvinist movement. Where did the “five points” come from? What do we think of Mark’s take on “the five points”? Was Mark ever “reformed” in any sense of the word? Why do people care? Jimmy and Joe get into all of it on today’s episode. But, first, the guys revisit the whole Founders Cinedebacle discussed on yesterday’s bonus episode.
For all the links and show notes visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/driscolldort
Jul 25 2019
Rank #19: Fundamentalist and Fake Calvinists
Jimmy and Joe were prompted to talk about fundamentalists and fake calvinists on the internet. What is a fundamentalist? How was the term changed it's meaning over the years. Who are these modern "fundies" and what danger do they pose? How should we interact with these types?
Jan 08 2018
Rank #20: Prayer
In episode 28 Jimmy and Joe eventually get around to talking about prayer, it's definition and relationship to the Scripture. Why pray if we God doesn't change his mind? What makes prayer so critical to the Christian life? Is there a time to stop praying? How can we reboot our prayer life? Plus, an amazing email from the mailbag.
Oct 13 2016