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In the Plodcast, pastor Douglas Wilson covers anything related to theology and culture with his usual entertaining style. Whether it involves talking about Chestertonian Calvinism (not an oxymoron), the benefits of a Classical Christian education (not in that order), or the latest pomosexuality farce, the plodcast aims to apply all of Christ to all of life, for all the world. Douglas Wilson is an evangelical, postmill, Calvinist, Reformed, and Presbyterian (pretty much in that order) and is politically to the right of Jeb Stuart.

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In the Plodcast, pastor Douglas Wilson covers anything related to theology and culture with his usual entertaining style. Whether it involves talking about Chestertonian Calvinism (not an oxymoron), the benefits of a Classical Christian education (not in that order), or the latest pomosexuality farce, the plodcast aims to apply all of Christ to all of life, for all the world. Douglas Wilson is an evangelical, postmill, Calvinist, Reformed, and Presbyterian (pretty much in that order) and is politically to the right of Jeb Stuart.

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Love the music and the podcast!

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Please don't change the music, I love it.

Good find

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Great, accessible theological and cultural commentary

iTunes Ratings

357 Ratings
Average Ratings
332
13
5
0
7

Love the music and the podcast!

By Turdici - May 08 2020
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Please don't change the music, I love it.

Good find

By andhiggins - Aug 31 2019
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Great, accessible theological and cultural commentary
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Plodcast

Latest release on May 20, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: Plodcast Episode 66 - The Caravan Headed For The Border, Worship in The Reformed Tradition, Amachos

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This week Douglas Wilson talks about the caravan headed for the border. He then goes on to recommend Hughes Oliphant Old’s, “Worship in The Reformed Tradition.” Wrapping it up with a look at “Amachos,” a New Testament word. Happy plodding!

The Caravan headed for the border

  • We want genuine refugees to make it across the border
  • This isn’t about genuine refugees - it’s a political stunt
  • You can’t make policy based on a photo of a child crying at the border

Worship in The Reformed Tradition

  • Written by Hughes Oliphant Old
  • Biblically grounded, historically literate treatment of liturgics and worship in the Reformed tradition

Amachos

  • Rendered as “not a brawler”
  • 1 Tim. 3:3, Tit. 3:2

Oct 31 2018

16mins

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Rank #2: Plodcast Ep. 79 - Visit From The FBI, The Seven Laws Of Teaching, Anemoeros

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This week Douglas Wilson talks about a visit from the FBI. He then goes on to talk about The Seven Laws Of Teaching by John Milton Gregory. Wrapping it up with a look at the New Testament word “Anemoeros.” Happy plodding!

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ihoo62cf5kspbbj5e52wyaes2p4?t=Plodcast

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/plodcast/id1257949421?mt=2

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Show notes:

Visit From The FBI

  • The visit was caused by No Quarter November
  • The first post was titled “Burn All The Schools”
  • Many people were concerned about the meeting
  • The right approach to law enforcement is dependant on the severity of the situation

  The Seven Laws Of Teaching

  • By John Milton Gregory
  • A Reprint from the 17th century
  • Principals are constant but methods change

Harmartiology

  • “Anemoeros” is a word for fierce
  • 2 Tim. 3:2-3

Feb 06 2019

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Rank #3: Plodcast Ep. 70 Secularism, Sleuthing C.S. Lewis, Harmartiology

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This week Douglas Wilson talks about A recent court case involving female genital mutilation. He then goes on to review Kathryn Lindskoog’s book, “Sleuthing C.S. Lewis.” Wrapping it up with a look at the New Testament word that means inexcusable. Happy plodding!

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ihoo62cf5kspbbj5e52wyaes2p4?t=Plodcast

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/plodcast/id1257949421?mt=2

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=148592&refid=stpr

RSS Feed: http://canonpress.libsyn.com/rss

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Show notes:

A recent court case involving female genital mutilation - a judge declared a federal law against it unconstitutional

  • His argument was that Congress didn’t have the right to outlaw a practice like this
  • Is secularism even possible?
  • There is a difference between female genital mutilation and circumcision.
  • Secularism is crippled and dismayed  

Sleuthing C.S. Lewis

  • Book by Kathryn Lindskoog
  • She wrote “The C.S. Lewis Hoax” in 1988
  • About Lindskoog’s accusations to Walter Hooper
  • Her charges are that Hooper forged some of Lewis’ work
  • She does quite a bit of gnat strangling in this book
  • A good controversy for people to be aware of

Harmartiology

  • The word for inexcusable is used twice in the New Testament
  • Romans 1:20, Romans 2:1

Nov 28 2018

29mins

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Rank #4: Plodcast Ep. 75 - The Weekly Standard, Ship of Fools, Anachusis

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This week Douglas Wilson talks about The Weekly Standard. He then goes on to review “Ship of Fools,” a book by Tucker Carlson. Wrapping it up with a look at the New Testament word “Anachusis.” Happy plodding!

Google Play: https://play.google.com/music/m/Ihoo62cf5kspbbj5e52wyaes2p4?t=Plodcast

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/plodcast/id1257949421?mt=2

Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/s?fid=148592&refid=stpr

RSS Feed: http://canonpress.libsyn.com/rss

Get the weekly episodes in your inbox: http://canonpress.us2.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=7c049fc7f2904e30e1ac37ebf&id=db9614c891

Show notes:

The Weekly Standard

  • The Weekly Standard is no more
  • The President (Bill Kristol) is all about the never Trump movement
  • Don’t always equate sound policies with good and evil

Ship of Fools

  • Book by Tucker Carlson
  • About how America’s elites have basically betrayed the country
  • “Happy nations don’t elect Donald Trump, desperate nations do.” - Carlson
  • Every society is ruled by elites
  • Quick read, engaging read, recommended read!

Harmartiology

  • “Anachusis” is a word for excess
  • 1 Peter 4:4

Jan 02 2019

17mins

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Rank #5: Plodcast Ep. 84 - False Hate, Seeing Green, Amonia

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Welcome plodders! This week Douglas Wilson talks about Jussie Smollett’s false hate crime. Then he plods on to review Tilly Dillehay’s book, “Seeing Green” giving it an amazing 5 stars!. Pastor Wilson wraps things up by taking a look at the Greek word anomia. Happy plods!

Show Notes:

False Hate:

  • What are we to make of Jussie Smollett’s fake hate crime
  • The liberal’s narrative is to say that America is just as racist now than ever
  • In order to sustain this narrative the liberals need to have hate crimes
  • The fakery means that there is an accusation embedded in it
  • These people like Jussie Smollett are not only lying but slandering

Seeing Green:

  • Written by Tilly Dillehay
  • This book deals with the sin of envy
  • This book is a five star for Pastor Wilson
  • Sin is sin from beginning to end in this book
  • Simply fantastic

Anomia:

  • This word is rendered variously -- as iniquity, unrighteousness, or transgression of the law
  • Translated as iniquity in: Matt. 7:23, Matt. 13:41, Matt. 23:28, Matt. 24:12, Rom. 4:7, Rom. 6:19, 2 Th. 2:7, Tit. 2:14, Heb. 1:9, 8:12, 10:17

Mar 13 2019

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Rank #6: Plodcast Ep. 88 - Jury Nullification, C.S. Lewis On Politics and Natural Law, Anosios

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This week Pastor Wilson talks about jury nullification and gives us his personal account of being jury duty himself. Then he plods on to review Justin Dyer and Micah Watson’s book, “C.S. Lewis On Politics and Natural Law”. Then Pastor Wilson wraps things up by taking a look at the Greek word anosios. Happy Plods!

Show Notes:

Jury Nullification:

  • Juries have authority over the law and not just over the person accused
  • Pastor Wilson was selected to be the foreman of a jury
  • If you have the opportunity to serve in a jury you should
  • You should also read up on jury nullification before you serve

C.S. Lewis On Politics and Natural Law:

  • Written by Justin Dyer and Micah Watson
  • C.S. Lewis claims to be bored by politics, but this book shows C.S. Lewis was a sophisticated political thinker
  • He is profoundly conservative in his outlook on politics, and is very much a classical liberalist
  • If you are interested in political theory, natural law, political science, and C.S. Lewis then this is your book

Anosios:

  • Rendered as unholy
  • Used in 1 Tim. 1:9, 2 Tim. 3:2
  • Too many Christians see holiness in terms of a seraphic countenance and an implied halo, and thusly see unholiness as the mere absence of that -- a state of being ordinary
  • But as Paul uses unholy here, it means polluted and defiled

Apr 10 2019

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Rank #7: Plodcast Ep. 92 - Buttigieg, “Your quarrel is with my creator”, How Football Explains America, Antilogia

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This week Pastor Wilson talks about Mayor Pete Buttigieg saying “Your quarrel is with my creator” to Vice President Mike Pence. He also talks about Sal Paolantonio’s book, “How Football Explains Amercia”, and the greek word antilogia. Happy plodding!

Show Notes:

“Your Quarrel is with My Creator”:

  • Mayor Pete Buttigieg recently made headlines attacking Mike Pence
  • He said “Your quarrel is with my creator”, and he was appealing to natural law
  • God is not only our creator but also our lawgiver
  • Buttigieg is assuming he is unfallen

How Football Explains America:

  • Written by Sal Paolantonio
  • This book draws a connection between how Americans think about the world and how a football game operates
  • Football is a manifest destiny game, it’s all about conquering the frontier
  • There is some sort of deep connection between the mentality of a population and plays conducted on the field

Antilogia:

  • Refers to contradiction and strife
  • Found in Heb. 12:3, 6:16
  • Also found once in Jude 11
  • The true contradictor is the one who wants to contradict the truth

May 08 2019

20mins

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Rank #8: Ep. 60 - Temptation & Mortification, Against Empathy, Hamartia & Hamartano

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Welcome plodders! This week Douglas Wilson talks about temptation and the three levels of mortification. Then he goes on to review Paul Bloom’s book, “Against Empathy”. Wrapping it up with a look at hamartia and hamartano in 1 Peter. Happy plodding!

Show Notes:

Temptation & Mortification:

  • We are tempted by the world, the flesh, and the devil
  • Jesus was genuinely tempted in the wilderness
  • Jesus was never tempted due to his past record of sinning like we are
  • 3 levels of mortification: 1.) becoming a Christian 2.) over and done mortification 3) continuous mortification

Against Empathy:

  • Written by Paul Bloom
  • We live in a time when empathy is considered as the fundamental moral virtue
  • Bloom does a great job showing us why we should take caution with empathy

Hamartia & Hamartano:

  • Looking at hamartano in 1 Peter
  • Mentioned in (1 Pet. 2:20, 2:22, 2:24, 3:18, 4:1, 4:8)

Sep 19 2018

19mins

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Rank #9: Plodcast Ep. 94 - The Glory of Privilege, Unbroken, Anupotaktos

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This week Pastor Wilson talks about the glory of privilege, and how Christians should view our culture’s shaming of white privilege. He also talks about Laura Hillenbrand’s book, “Unbroken”, and his Father’s friendship with Louis Zamperini. Pastor Wilson finishes things off with a look at the word anupotaktos. Happy plodding!

Show Notes:

The Glory of Privilege:

  • In this uneven world some people are born ahead and others behind
  • In a secular framework this unevenness causes a problem
  • God showers His kindness in unequal portions and there is no way to object without objecting to God’s way of doing things
  • The issue is not whether certain people are privileged--of course they are. The issue is following the parable of the talents--what do they do with it.
  • White privilege does exist, and it should be used to advance the Kingdom of God not advance the kingdom of white privilege

Unbroken:

  • Written by Laura Hillenbrand
  • This book is based on the story of Louis Zamperini
  • Pastor Wilson’s father was friends with Louis Zamperini

Anupotaktos:

  • Used four times in the New Testament
  • One of the translations is rendered as disobedient (1 Tim. 1:9)
  • Rendered twice as unruly in Titus 1 and once in Hebrews 2:8
  • In other words, as Christ’s rule in this world is consolidated and made manifest, we will eventually see that nothing is disobedient

May 22 2019

16mins

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Rank #10: Ep. 55 - Personality Tests, Discrimination & Disparities, Hamartia & Hamartano

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Welcome to the Plodcast! Listen in to hear Pastor Wilson talk about personality tests, claiming that it is our faith in numbers that is driving our faith in personality tests. After that he plods on to review Thomas Sowell's book, “Discrimination and Disparities”. Finally Wilson takes a look at Hamartia and Hamartano  in 1 & 2 Timothy. Happy Plodding!

Personality Testing:

  • Anyone who has eyes knows that there are different personalities
  • You are dealing with Pooh, Piglet, Tigger, and Eeyore
  • We live in a technocratic age. We think we can reduce things to numbers
  • Faith in numbers, transfers to the corporate world
  • We think that we can actually put a number on people down to the exact degree
  • Our faith in numbers is driving our faith in personality tests

Discrimination & Disparities

  • Written by Thomas Sowell
  • Sowell is an economist and a black man, and he is fearless when it comes to analyzing economic proposals
  • The whole book is on how it is possible for you to have wildly variant outcomes with different groups and not have it be the result of discrimination

Hamartano & Hamartia:

  • Looking at Hamartano in 1 Timothy
  • It is used just once: (1 Tim. 5:20)
  • Looking at Hamartia in 1 & 2 Timothy
  • It is used in: (1 Tim. 5:22/5:24, 2 Tim. 3:6)

Aug 15 2018

19mins

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Rank #11: Plodcast Ep. 95 - Deepfake Videos and the Law, The Hiding Place, Anopheles

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This week Pastor Wilson talks about the problem with deepfake videos, especially in politics and criminal trials. He also talks about Corrie Ten Boom’s book, “The Hiding Place”, and his Mother’s friendship with Corrie Ten Boom herself. Pastor Wilson finishes things off with a look at the word anopheles. Happy plodding!

Show Notes:

Deepfake Videos and the Law:

  • Deepfake videos are now coming into serious possibility, especially in politics and criminal trials
  • Wilson believes that we ought not accept any kind of electronic evidence in a court of law without the burden of proof with regard to that evidence being shifted
  • How are we supposed to know if the electronic evidence condemning someone was not tinkered with?

The Hiding Place:

  • Written by Corrie Ten Boom
  • Corrie Ten Boom was good friends with Pastor Wilson’s Mother

Anopheles:

  • Rendered as unprofitable
  • Used twice in the New Testament: Titus 3:9, Heb. 7:18
  • This is unprofitable in the moral sense

May 29 2019

14mins

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Rank #12: Ep. 54 - Essential Oils, Genius of Birds, Hamartia

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Welcome to the Plodcast! Listen in to hear Pastor Wilson talk about the essential oil craze, claiming that it is creating a dangerous plausibility structure. After that he plods on to review Jennifer Ackerman's book, “Genius of Birds”. Finally Wilson takes a look at Hamartia in Thessalonians. Happy Plodding!

Show Notes:

Essential Oils:

  • The real issue is that it appears to have gone beyond a product being marketed to do what various products do
  • They now have an oil that helps you make good financial decisions
  • The essential oil market is starting to create a plausibility structure
  • All you have to do is keep amping the claims for essential oils up and the people inside the plausibility structure will follow along unless someone calls them out

Genius of Birds:

  • Written by Jennifer Ackerman
  • You begin by learning that the insult “bird brain” is an inept insult
  • If you want amazing levels of details on what birds can do, this is your book

Hamartia:

  • Looking at the word in Thessalonians
  • It is only used twice: 1 Thess. 2:14-16, 2 Thess. 2:3-4

Aug 08 2018

18mins

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Rank #13: Ep. 53 - Higher Education Crisis, The Devil's Dictionary, Hamartia

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Welcome to the Plodcast! Listen in to hear Pastor Wilson talk about the higher education crisis, emphasizing that an educational reformation in America is not going to happen until Christian parents stop feeding the beast. After that he plods on to review Ambrose Bierce’s “The Devil’s Dictionary”. Finally Wilson takes a look at Hamartia in Colossians. Happy Plods!

Show Notes:

Higher Ed. Crisis:

  • We are in the middle of a higher education bubble that is soon going to be followed by a crash
  • Conservative Christian parents have thought much more about their children’s college than their grade-school
  • College is seen as too much of a savior is not worth all the money that many colleges are offering
  • Education is not our savior
  • An educational reformation in America is not going to happen until Christian parents stop feeding the beast

The Devil’s Dictionary:

  • Written by Ambrose Bierce
  • Although he is not a Christian, he knows how to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee
  • This is a satiric dictionary that will greatly help your writing
  • You should read dictionaries

Hamartia

  • Looking at the word in Colossians
  • Hamartia is found in Colossians 1:14, 2:11, 2:12
  • Spiritual baptism and physical baptism are related
  • Spiritual circumcision and physical baptism are related
  • What then holds us back from saying that there is a connection with physical circumcision and physical baptism

Aug 01 2018

19mins

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Rank #14: Plodcast Ep. 99 - Moral Capital, Apatao, You Who

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Jul 03 2019

20mins

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Rank #15: 136: What Happens In Worship?

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To hear more from Doug, please visit https://canonpress.com 

Apr 08 2020

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Rank #16: Ep 106: Marijuana Debunked

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This week Pastor Wilson chats the gun control debate, unpacks apisteo, and reviews Ed Gogek's "Marijuana Debunked." For more from Doug, please visit us at https://canonpress.com 

Aug 21 2019

16mins

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Rank #17: Ep 107: Josh Harris

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This week Pastor Wilson chats the tragic apostasy of Josh Harris, unpacks apistia, and reviews "Against Intellectual Monopoly." 

Aug 28 2019

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Rank #18: Plodcast Ep. 102 - Delayed Marriages, Apitheo, The Universe According to GK Chesterton

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Jul 24 2019

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Rank #19: 135: Herbert Hoovering Trump

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Apr 01 2020

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Rank #20: 121: Jeffrey Epstein Didn't Kill Himself

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This week Pastor Wilson talks about the "Jeffrey Epstein Didn't Kill Himself memes, unpacks the greek word arsenokoites, and recommends the book Eggs Are Expensive, Sperm Is Cheap

Dec 04 2019

16mins

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