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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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Today we invited Tom Hicks to come on and talk about something he’s addressed on social media, in articles, and teaching—theonomy. It seems to be growing in popularity these days, and you all know we aren’t down with it. So what is theonomy and what is its appeal? Is it wrong to implement OT laws in societies around the world? How does this impact …
 
Today we bring on Richard Barcellos to talk about the ongoing debate marking much of social media surrounding classical theism, Thomas Aquinas, hermeneutics and more. References and Resources The Trinity: An Introduction by Scott Swain The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything by Fred Sanders The Master’s Seminary Journal Spring 20…
 
We welcome Dr. Brandon Crowe to the program to discuss the obedience of Christ and the salvation of his people. In his latest book, Dr. Crowe sets out to answer the basic but all-important question: Is perfect obedience necessary for salvation? Listen as we explore the covenant of works, the atonement, the nature of Christ’s obedience, his resurrec…
 
Today Jimmy and Joe answer some listeners’ questions about calling to the ministry and handling marriage trouble. What should someone who feels called to ministry do if his pastors and peers tell them they aren’t called? And, can a husband move forward and repair a marriage he has damaged? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-an…
 
Joe and Jimmy talk with author Olivia Meade about her new book, Ordinary Faithfulness: How Your Ordinary Life Reflects an Extraordinary God. What is ordinary worship in comparison to formal worship? What hinders us form worshipping the Lord in our everyday lives? What does discipleship look like in our ordinary lives and what is the aim of making d…
 
Jim Cassidy and Camden Bucey discuss the ecclesiology (the doctrine of the church) and the significant ways it informs our daily lives. Dr. Cassidy is studying R. B. Kuiper's The Glorious Body of Christ with his congregation, and we take the opportunity to speak about the nature and limits of church authority, the distinction between the church as …
 
In this spicy Q&A Pactum Responsum episode, Pat and Mike answer listener questions on topics like Law/Gospel, Bible translation, Eschatology, and more. Resources mentioned in this episode: - Three Views on the Millennium and Beyond edited by Darrell L. Bock - Imperative And Indicative; Law And Gospel by R. Scott Clark - Politics after Christendom b…
 
The guys are back, and they’re talking about imprecatory psalms. What is an imprecatory psalm, and how are the misunderstood? How should these psalms and prayer move us, and how can we use them? REFERENCES 10 Things You Should Know about the Imprecatory Psalms by Sam Storms Can I Pray Imprecatory Prayers? by John W. Tweeddale Support this podcast a…
 
Carlton Wynne, Lane Tipton, and Camden Bucey open Cornelius Van Til’s book, The Defense of the Faith to pages 43–47. Van Til addresses the unity and diversity within creation before covering the fall into sin and the curse. Throughout this chapter, Van Til reminds his readers of the categorical difference between God and creation while maintaining …
 
Today we are giving you another peek at our Banter of Truth podcast. This episode, originally released to our All Access members on March 22 of this year, has Joe and Jimmy discussing what constitutes a threat to the church. What are some of the current threats to the church that we should give attention to? How can there be threats to the church i…
 
Banter of Truth is a commercial-free podcast available to our All Access subscribers, but this week All Access is for all our listeners! On this episode Joe and Jimmy talk through one listener’s struggle to close out a season of ministry. How does he avoid bitterness if he’s been wronged? How can this brother finish well, honoring God and the peopl…
 
Jump to the 9:00 mark to skip the banter and get to the main stuff. Today Joe and Jimmy discuss another article Julie Roys alleging misconduct by the leadership of Grace Community Church, led by John MacArthur. What are we to do with such publications? When do we stop defending leaders in the midst of accusations like these? As people removed from …
 
Dr. Dominic Aquila joins Camden Bucey to speak about the history of Presbyterian publications. While they focus primarily on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, Dr. Aquila connects this storied history to the recent past and the dramatic shifts in communication that have come about with the introduction of the Internet and technologies such as …
 
Jimmy and Joe talk through the value of Christian conferences, what we look for when choosing one to attend, and what our favorite conference experiences have been. But first they answer an email about the difference between baptist and presbyterian denominations. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-conte…
 
Joe and Jimmy respond to an email from a young minister navigating the trappings of his first position at a church. How does he avoid finding his identity in the wrong parts of ministry? How does he build trust with people 20 years his senior, make necessary changes, and not be the know-it-all seminarian? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle…
 
The guys answer some more emails. Why do people get worked up over the SBC president if every church is autonomous? Is cryptocurrency gambling? How does a man encourage his despondent wife? Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/doctrine-and-devotion/exclusive-content Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands…
 
In a recent episode the guys said that one candidate for SBC President might drop out of the running due to recent news, and this proved to be true. Today Joe and Jimmy discuss the three men set to be nominated at the upcoming Southern Baptist Convention in Anaheim, CA. Visit our website to check all the show notes and links for this episode. Suppo…
 
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