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Dr. Clark does a great job explaining deep truths from the word of God.

Continually helpful

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Possibly the most engaging podcast to help you understand the Reformed heritage.

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83 Ratings
Average Ratings
77
5
0
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1

Good stuff!

By Bad Calvinist - Apr 28 2017
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Dr. Clark does a great job explaining deep truths from the word of God.

Continually helpful

By HP1009 - Apr 15 2017
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Possibly the most engaging podcast to help you understand the Reformed heritage.
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The Heidelcast

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Recovering the Reformed Confession

Rank #1: Heidelcast 25: With Lane Keister On The Federal Vision In The PCA

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Here’s a flashback to the Federal Vision controversy, in the PCA, as it was 2010. The is the first of five episodes with Lane on the FV and related questions. It’s interesting to time travel, as it were, and listen to the . . . Continue reading →

Jun 09 2013

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Rank #2: Heidelcast 105: I Will Be A God To You And To Your Children (1)

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One of the most frequent topics and questions for discussion on the Heidelblog has been this: Who should be baptized and why? To anticipate an objection: some will say that the Heidelcast should not be addressing this subject because it causes needless . . . Continue reading →

Jun 12 2016

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Rank #3: Heidelcast 58: Nomism And Antinomianism (1)

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With this episode we begin a series on the proper understanding and use of the law in the Christian life. We’ll be talking about both two of our least favorite relatives, uncle nomism and antinomianism. In contrast to these two errors we’ll . . . Continue reading →

Jan 16 2014

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Rank #4: Heidelcast 12: Worship, Baptism, And Romanism

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David writes with a question on worship, which we may paraphrase thus: If we can do something in worship on a Wednesday night Bible study or in personal devotions why can’t we do it in a Sunday morning service? Ken asks whether . . . Continue reading →

Mar 11 2013

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Rank #5: Heidelcast 70: Nomism And Antinomianism (9)

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The issue before this week is this: The nomist (i.e., the legalist) will frequently deny that he is a legalist. We can even get the nomist to profess orthodox things about the doctrine of justification but here’s an acid test—by the way . . . Continue reading →

Jul 05 2014

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Rank #6: Heidelcast 26: With Lane Keister On The Federal Vision (2)

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The time warp continues as we flash back to 2010 when the Leithart case was first addressed by the PCA’s Standing Judicial Commission (which acts on behalf of the General Assembly). Back then the SJC erred that Leithart’s presbytery erred in not . . . Continue reading →

Jun 16 2013

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Rank #7: Heidelcast 44: What’s New About The New Covenant? (Pt 1)

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We speak often about the old and new covenants or Old and New Testaments but what are they and especially what is the Old Testament or the old covenant? What is the relationship between the Old and New Testaments and what is . . . Continue reading →

Oct 13 2013

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Rank #8: Heidelcast 28 With Lane Keister: Does The Federal Vision Theology Lead To Rome?

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Thanks to the Wonderful Wizard of Web, who has been cleaning up the HB, we have found an orphaned episode of the Heidelcast from March, 2010. This was part 4 of a series with PCA pastor the Rev. Mr. Lane Keister, who . . . Continue reading →

Jun 24 2013

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Rank #9: Heidelcast 3a: A Gentle Rebuke to Brother John (UPDATED)

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UPDATE: added to the two Heidelcast episodes audio clips from the video linked below. § These episodes grew out of the decision Desiring God Ministries to invite the de facto leader of the self-described Federal Vision movement to speak at the 2009 DGM . . . Continue reading →

Dec 31 2012

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Rank #10: Heidelcast 40: Christ, Culture, And Confession

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We confess that Christ is Lord but what does that entail for the way Christians relate to the broader culture? Are we Christians because the culture is Christian? Do Christians separate themselves completely from the culture? Are we called to transform the . . . Continue reading →

Sep 22 2013

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Rank #11: Heidelcast 73: Nomism And Antinomianism (11)

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Last time we considered what some folk mean by the expression “the law of Christ” and, in contrast, what the Bible means by it. It’s neither a new covenant of works, as if we could obey our way into acceptance with God . . . Continue reading →

Aug 21 2014

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Rank #12: Heidelcast 123: I Am That I Am (1)—The Categorical Distinction

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This is the 1st episode of our series on the doctrine of God, ““I AM That I AM.” In older histories of theology it used to be said of the Reformed that they started with the divine decree and deduced (i.e., drew . . . Continue reading →

Feb 14 2017

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Rank #13: Heidelcast Episode 3b: Follow Up to DGM (Part 2)

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Heidelcast episode #3: A Gentle Rebuke to Brother John (pt 2)

Dec 31 2012

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Rank #14: Heidelcast 74: Nomism And Antinomianism (12)

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Before I began this series my intent was to do a series of episodes on the Reformed understanding of the Christian use of the moral law as the norm or rule of the Christian life. Confessional Protestants (Reformed and Lutheran) call it . . . Continue reading →

Sep 03 2014

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Rank #15: Heidelcast 16: Being Relevant is Harder Than It Looks

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This episode of the Heidelcast, from January, 2010, takes a look at Chicago radio legend Steve Dahl’s reaction to being forced to go to church for Christmas. It’s useful to hear how silly Christians appear to unbelievers when we try to be . . . Continue reading →

Apr 14 2013

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Rank #16: Heidelcast 46: Conditions And The Covenant Of Grace (Pt 1)

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In Reformed theology we speak of three covenants, the pre-temporal covenant of redemption, the covenant of works, and the covenant of grace. In the covenant of redemption there are two aspects, works for the Son and grace for the elect. The Son was . . . Continue reading →

Oct 27 2013

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Rank #17: Heidelcast 48: Making Some Sense Of The Republication Debate Pt 1: History

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Parts of the confessional Reformed world in North America are in the midst of a controversy over whether it is biblical, confessional, and historically Reformed to teach that the Mosaic covenant was, in some sense, a republication of the covenant of works. . . . Continue reading →

Nov 10 2013

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Rank #18: Heidelcast 118: I Will Be A God To You And To Your Children (13)

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With this episode now we dive into the question of baptism itself. So far we have been setting the stage because, from the historic, confessional Reformed point of view, the debate about infant baptism is really a debate about how to understand . . . Continue reading →

Oct 02 2016

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Rank #19: Heidelcast 59: Nomism And Antinomianism (2)

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The Reformed confess that we were justified in order that we might be progressively sanctified, i.e., gradually and graciously conformed to the image of Christ. The same Spirit who raised Christ from the dead, who united us to him through faith, is . . . Continue reading →

Jan 23 2014

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Rank #20: Heidelcast 4: What Do We Mean By “Comfort”?

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Reformed theology and piety has been frequently caricatured as “dry” by which I take it critics mean to suggest that it is overly academic, overly intellectual and unconcerned about the interior, spiritual life of the believer. That this is a caricature is . . . Continue reading →

Dec 31 2012

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