Rank #1: 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 #2: 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 #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: 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 #5: 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 #6: 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 #7: The 1689 on Christian Liberty (21.1)
The guys have talked about “Christian liberty” in the past, but today they finally arrive at Chapter 21 of the 1689 Confession on Christian Liberty and Liberty of Conscience. How did Jesus obtain our freedom? What have we been set free from, and what have we been set free unto? Plus, Joe took dancing lessons.
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Get all the links and show notes at www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/1689211
Oct 22 2019
Rank #8: Joel McDurmon on The SJ&G
As Joe and Jimmy continue their discussion on the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel, they interview Joel McDurmon. Dr. McDurmon is critical of the statement and agreed to spend some time with the guys to share his perspective. Plus, Jimmy calls out Ed Stetzer’s goatee, and Joe CRUSHES Dr. McDurmon in a debate on cooking as husbands. It’s a great conversation we hope will encourage further discussion on the subject.
To hear the discussion with Tom Ascol on the Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel click here.
Joel McDurmon, Ph.D., (on Twitter) is president of American Vision and has authored more than twenty books including: Restoring America One County at a Time; The Bible & War in America; Biblical Logic in Theory and Practice; God versus Socialism; The Return of the Village Atheist; and Jesus v. Jerusalem. Dr. McDurmon is also featured in several audio and video lectures on various topics of economics, apologetics, and church history. He has served with American Vision since 2008. Joel and his wife have four sons and one daughter.
For all the links and show notes visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/mcdurmon
Sep 25 2018
Rank #9: Biblical Theology
Joe and Jimmy kick off the new year with a new emphasis on Biblical Theology. What is Biblical Theology and how is it different from Systematic Theology? What’s the value of biblical theology, and where should someone start if they are new to it? Plus, Joe challenges Jimmy on the book of Hezekiah.
Jan 01 2018
Rank #10: 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 #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: The New Calvinist
Joe and Jimmy kick off a new series called "Five Kinds of Calvinists" and begin with The New Calvinist. This is not a discussion of "New Calvinism" as a movement, but of the newcomer to the Reformed Faith. What is good about these newbies? What advice would Jofo give them?
Sep 11 2017
Rank #14: Sermon Preparation
The guys post up at the cigar shop to talk about what goes into sermon preparation. How many hours should it take? What should the process involve? Why doesn't Joe "practice?" How is this subject something that is helpful for those who don't preach? Plus, Jimmy has to officiate his first wedding. In Canada. Sowrie.
Aug 21 2017
Rank #15: Self Examination and Deadly Sins
Today, the guys sit down to talk about reigniting one’s spiritual life through self examination. We all, at times, go through periods of spiritual stagnation and coldness. It is, in one way, an interruption in our communion with God. Because communion with God only flourishes when we understand the reality of our sin and God’s grace, we must regularly engage in self examination,(in which we consider our sins) and gospel meditation. One way of examining ourselves is to consider specific sins, in light of Scripture, and how they may be manifesting themselves in our personal lives. So, Joe and Jimmy take a brief look at the “seven deadly sins:” pride, greed, lust, envy, gluttony, wrath and sloth. Plus, Jimmy quotes Katy Perry, and Joe quotes Axl Rose.
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For all the relevant links and show notes visit www.doctrineanddevotion.com/podcast/examination
Sep 27 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.
Be sure to hit Doctrine and Devotion for all the show notes and links.
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: 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 #19: Belonging Before Believing
We received an email recently that asked us to talk about the idea of someone "belonging before believing." It is said a lot these days, and sometimes it comes with bad theological baggage. Other times it merely expresses a subjective experience. Can someone really belong before they believe? Jojo and Fofo throw up the mics to talk about it. Plus, Jimmy forgets his wallet, and Joe learns what a red-eye is. 10 minutes of banter. Be warned.
Aug 10 2017
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