But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:37

Reformation Anglicanism: A Book Review

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Crossway has been kind enough to grant Josh Sommer a review copy of Reformation Anglicanism. Below is a review of the first volume of Reformation Anglicanism.

Anglicanism is not the most popular conversation starter within evangelicalism, so when I saw that Crossway had just published a...

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Wednesday, 26 April 2017 11:35

Compassion and Jesus Christ

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This was originally an academic paper titled “Compassion: Looking to Jesus as our Example” and it was written for Engaging Faith and Life. The paper has been reformatted, but all copyright and plagiarism rules still apply. Please contact Austin if you wish to disseminate....

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Sunday, 23 April 2017 15:01

#EndAbortionNow with Jeff Durbin

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Special guest Jeff Durbin of Apologia Church, Radio, and Studios joins Josh and Jason on the #CollectiveCast to talk about #endabortionnow, a campaign to end abortion immediately via congregational, legislative, and media action.

Stay tuned after the episode for the new #ccaftershow, and don’t...

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This is the final post in a series about dealing with the hypocrisy and ‘false-following’ of Jesus in our lives, instead of being followers in appearance only, like Pharisees. Please read theintroductory post, or the others in the series.

The Mile Between Knowing and Doing

I don’t...

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Sunday, 16 April 2017 15:01

Hank Seismograff

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Unnamed special guest had to cancel last minute for good reasons, so Josh and Jason shoot from the hip a bit. At the time of this podcast recording, the Bible Answer Man drama was only a day old. Hopefully you enjoy this balanced response to a guy you probably heard about twice before this...

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A guest review from Nathan Hohulin on B&H Academic’s “Going Deeper With New Testament Greek.”

Foreword

First, I want to express my gratitude to Jason and the Reformed Collective for inviting me to write this guest review ofGoing Deeper with New Testament Greek (henceforth...

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Tuesday, 11 April 2017 02:00

Reps Dems, You're Both Wrong!

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I’ve been in numerous political discussions over the last year or so. First, it was resultant outrage that Donald Trump was running for President. The progressive liberals couldn’t get over the fact that he could literally say anything while continuing to gain traction in the race....

 

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Sunday, 09 April 2017 15:14

Polity with Austin Reed

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It’s the eleventh (11th for the linguistically challenged) episode of The Collective Cast and Jason can’t make it. So instead, Josh brings on new writer of The Reformed Collective to talk about polity. Joke’s on them, though, because Jason uploads the audio and is declaring that...

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 12:21

“It’s Not a Religion, It’s a Relationship”

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Relationship. That’s one of the words which turned my ears on whenever I became a true Christian. Before, I thought Christianity was full of ritual, and that traditional ritual was all that Christianity consisted of.

It was a list of ‘do this’ and ‘do that.’ I...

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Tuesday, 04 April 2017 23:00

Genesis’ Creation Proclamation

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This was originally an academic paper under the title “Genesis 1-3 is History” and it was written for an Old Testament class. The paper has been reformatted, but all copyright and plagiarism rules still apply. Please contact Austin if you wish to disseminate.

The creation account in...

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Sunday, 02 April 2017 16:32

Holy Seasons and Pulpit Pen

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After a decade in podcast episode years, Josh and Jason go all out on Pulpit & Pen, JD Hall, and Jeff Maples. Normally, they do not discuss ‘discernment bloggers,’ but not much can be done with this sort of libel/slander. Josh admits that Lent might not be the worst thing in the...

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This is the fourth post in a series about dealing with the hypocrisy and ‘false-following’ of Jesus in our lives. In the posts to come, I deal with more ways that we can get back to following Jesus with our whole selves, instead of being followers in appearance only, like pharisees....

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Sunday, 26 March 2017 23:00

War, What Use Does God Have For It?

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This morning, my wife and I were talking about the atrocities of war. She recently watched a movie that gave a Canadian perspective on World War II. The film wasn’t graphic, but the emotional turmoil the characters went through was enough to communicate the dark nature of war.

We talked...

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Sunday, 26 March 2017 15:01

Desert Monks or Something

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The almost tenth episode of the world’s best mediocre podcast is almost upon us. Josh and Jason talk about monasticism, monks, monasteries, people who were alone in the desert, and monks. Monasticism as well. And fish sticks, beanies and weenies, and Girl Scout Cookies. // Song of the week:...

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Sunday, 19 March 2017 15:01

Bestest Fellas with Stephen Altrogge

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Fresh back from spring break, Jason Hinrichs interviews Stephen Altrogge of Only the Good Stuff. Jason and Stephen talk bourbon, movies, giving up on life, and edgy comedy. // Song of the Week: How Long (Love Constraining to Obedience) by Pacific Gold.

Support us on patreon at patreon.com/collectivec...

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Friday, 10 March 2017 08:19

Sons in the Son: A Book Review

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This is a book review done by Joshua Sommer of the Reformed Collective. The book reviewed is titled ‘Sons in the Son’ and the author is David B. Garner. For your own edification and review, you may purchase a copy here.

When we hear the wordadoptionwe immediately begin to...

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Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:50

A Biblical Balance: Embracing and Living Theology

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In a world obsessed with the latest and greatest [insert just about anything], many Christians run against the grain. Instead of seeking the newest and shiniest things of this world, Christians often seek what they perceive as the oldest and truest.

The recovery of forgotten truth in history...

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Sunday, 05 March 2017 13:00

Eldership with Jimmy Fowler

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On the seventh episode of The Collective Cast, Josh and Jason bring on Jimmy Fowler of Doctrine & Devotion to discuss Eldership, his path in candidacy, life at Redeemer Fellowship, and dealing with Joe Thorn. We learn that Josh baptizes dogs, Jason sells meth and is in a cult, and Jimmy pours...

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Tuesday, 28 February 2017 21:00

The Image of God and Abortion

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This article was originally an academic position and research paper, but has been reformatted for the purposes of an article. All copyrights apply.

This essay will discuss the topic of abortion as it relations to what the image of God is, what it means, and in turn why an unborn human...

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Monday, 27 February 2017 22:00

Unbecoming a Pharisee: Finding True Prosperity

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This is the third post in a series about dealing with the hypocrisy and ‘false-following’ of Jesus in our lives. In those to come, I deal with more ways that we can get back to following Jesus with our whole selves, instead of being followers in appearance only, like pharisees....

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Sunday, 26 February 2017 13:00

Your Best Prayer Life Now

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On this more brief-er-er sixth episode of The Collective Cast, Josh and Jason talk about prayer, more prayer, lots of prayer, and prayer. One of our more serious episodes, they frame prayer biblically, along with providing many resources to continue in prayer. // For more resources on prayer, see...

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Friday, 24 February 2017 01:19

Sho Baraka and Modern Gnosticism

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With the recent debacle surrounding Sho Baraka’s albumThe Narrative, we should take a moment to think about God’s creation. In 2016, Christian rapper Sho Baraka released an album withHumble Beast Records entitledThe Narrative which is an especially poignant work for our current...

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Tuesday, 21 February 2017 19:00

A Plan Interrupted by Grace

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When I was a small child, like all small children, I would often misbehave.

I would disobey my parents by lying, by refusing to do my chores, and by complaining about the little things. Although I was rebellious, there was a part of me that always wanted to make up for what I had done.

I might...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 22:00

Unbecoming a Pharisee: Responding to Sin

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This is the second post in a series about dealing with the hypocrisy and ‘false-following’ of Jesus in our lives. In those to come, I deal with more ways that we can get back to following Jesus with our whole selves, instead of being followers in appearance only, like pharisees. Please...

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Monday, 20 February 2017 00:32

Village Waterslides Fresh RPW

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On the fifth episode of The Collective Cast, Josh is dead (well, in class; same thing). David Appelt, Social Media Manager for The Reformed Collective comes on to talk about a different perspective on the Regulative Principle, in stark contrast to Christian’s previous discussion on episode...

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