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Reformed Forum supports the church in presenting every person mature in Christ (Colossians 1:28) by providing Reformed theological resources to pastors, scholars, and anyone who desires to grow in their understanding of Scripture and the theology that faithfully summarizes its teachings.
 
Theological Discussion for Christ's Church The Pactum is shorthand for the Latin Pactum Salutis. The Pactum Salutis is the trinitarian covenant made before the foundation of the world spoken of in texts such as Ephesians 1 and John 17. It is also known as the covenant of redemption. According to the pactum salutis, the triune God who works all things after the counsel of His will commits to save elect sinners. Since the pactum salutis is the basis for all of God’s work in human history, we f ...
 
Are we really going to let thousands of years of Western culture and civilization go up in smoke? The treasures of the past are being replaced by a plastic, consumer-driven world. A lot of us are tired of modern life—the pace, the expectations on all of us, the insane politics, the confusing religious landscape, the degrading entertainment industry, and the overwhelming mess of information available every second at our fingertips. And many of us are asking, Where did we go wrong? Can we ever ...
 
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Someone said something on the internet and Joe and Jimmy talk about it. Ok, it was Dr. Strachen, and he was calling on men to cut their long hair. Like a scene out of an 80’s movie. Does 1 Corinthians 11:2–16 teach that long hair on a man is inherently sinful? What was the real message behind Strachen’s post? Was the message lost in the way it was …
 
It’s mailbag! Today Jimmy and Joe answer listeners’ questions about Lecrae’s at-home communion tweet, The Way of the Master evangelism, reading non-calvinist theology, deacons, and the sin of talking during a movie. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/b…
 
Skip to the 13:11 mark to jump the banter and hit the main subject. Today the guys are talking about common fears and obstacles in evangelism, and how to deal with them. From fears of rejection and loss, to the obstacles of inexperience and not having non-Christian friends, Joe and Jimmy talk through ways to change our thinking and habits to be bet…
 
Danny Olinger, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey discuss Geerhardus Vos’s sermon, “A More Excellent Ministry” from 2 Corinthians 3:18. This sermon is included in Grace and Glory: Sermons Preached at Princeton Theological Seminary. In this sermon, Vos proclaims the good news of the consummate and unfading glory of Christ’s new covenant ministry and its …
 
Jimmy and Joe talk through the discipline of “preaching to yourself” as a form of biblical meditation. What does it mean to preach to yourself? What doesn’t qualify? How do we practically go about it? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands…
 
With the upcoming Doctrine and Devotion Southwest Conference, Reforming Evangelism, coming up on Jan. 29th in Burelson, TX, Joe and Jimmy lean in with a conversation about evangelism. Why are Christians praying for opportunities to share the gospel, but not taking those opportunities? Statistics are shared from Lifeway Research here. Support this p…
 
Dr. Eric Watkins joins us to speak about missions and evangelism from a Reformed perspective. Dr. Watkins is senior pastor of Harvest Presbyterian Church (OPC) in San Marcos, California as well as Director of the Center for Missions and Evangelism at Mid-America Reformed Seminary. The Center for Missions and Evangelism is a new initiative at Mid-Am…
 
Happy New Year, suckas! The guys are back and as they are working to grow and improve how their church operates, they offer 14 ways to improve your church’s members’ meetings. Members’ meetings can be boring, painful, and even unhelpful, but they don’t have to be. Listen in to hear how things can be better. Support this podcast at — https://redcirc…
 
It’s that time of year again. Since 2008, we have been taking a beat around New Year’s Day to bring you some of the top moments from the preceding year. We have a bunch of great clips lined up for you today. Throughout 2021 we continued to develop Reformed Academy, our online learning platform. We doubled our student base from last year to more tha…
 
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and buckle up! We are taking this week off, but we ain’t just resting. We are prepping for an exciting new year. The 2022 Southwest Conference in Burleson, TX is going down on Jan. 29th. Get the details and register here. We are also launching our new merch store with all our classic, and some new designs in every s…
 
Dr. Christiane Tietz speaks about her tremendous biography, Karl Barth: A Life in Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2021). Dr. Tietz is Professor for Systematic Theology at the Institute of Hermeneutics and Philosophy of Religion at the University of Zurich. From 2008 until 2013 she was Professor for Systematic Theology and Social Ethics at the Un…
 
Merry Christmas, suckas! As we near the end of the holidays and look ahead to a new year, Joe and Jimmy walk through ways you can better your local church in 2022. A church’s health doesn’t just come from the character of the leadership or the strength of its polity. A church’s health is deeply reliant on her members. The guys outline 7 things you …
 
Lane Tipton delivers a plenary address from the annual Reformed Forum Theology Conference, which was hosted October 8–9 at Providence OPC in Pflugerville, Texas. Dr. Tipton's address is titled, "Perichoresis, Endoxation, and the Glory-Spirit: Foundations for Image-Endowment and Covenant Theology in the Work of Meredith G. Kline"…
 
Jimmy is back, and the guys call up Matt Henslee to discuss the 2022 SBC Pastors’ Conference in Anaheim, CA on June 12-13 just before the SBC’s annual convention. Why are we talking to Matt? Because he’s the President of the 2022 Pastor’s conference, and he’s responsible for the event. Why is this next Pastors’ Conference going to be worth attendin…
 
On this episode of Banter of Truth Joe and Krista discuss the idea of forgiving yourself. Is forgiving yourself possible? Is it biblical? What does it even look like? And this week we are giving this All Accesss episode away to all our listeners. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-content Advertising Inq…
 
In Jimmy’s absence Joe continues to try and replace him by bringing the amazing Krista McDunn back on the podcast. Today Joe and Krista (a licensed professional counselor) talk through when pastors should refer people to professional counselors. But first Joe asks Krista what she likes more: AC/DC or ACBC. Support this podcast at — https://redcircl…
 
Sandy Finlayson speaks about the life and ministry of Thomas Chalmers. Finlayson is the author of Chief Scottish Man: The Life and Ministry of Thomas Chalmers (Evangelical Press). Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847) was a significant figure in nineteenth-century Scotland. Without his vision, organizational skills, and his ability to mobilize opinion, it is…
 
Next year Redeemer will be walking through the book of Acts on Sunday mornings, and Jimmy and Joe talk through why that particular book of the Bible is a good choice for that church at this time. For an easy to read commentary pick up I. Howard Marshall’s work on Acts. More resources are linked below. Suggested Resources for Studying Acts The Book …
 
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