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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Friday, 17 November 2017 05:13

Your church music is incomplete if…

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Everyone has an opinion on the topic of Church music. Should we have loud music or quiet music? Should there be lights and fog? Should we use hymns, psalms, or modern songs? What instruments should we use? The reality is that tons of great Christians will answer these questions differently, and...

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Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:53

How to Deal with Death

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I was at work the other day when my wife texted me. It had been a normal day up until that point. When I read the message, I was taken aback. Someone I had known had just tragically died at a very young age.

Even though we were only acquaintances, I was still affected. It made me wonder: how should...

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Monday, 13 November 2017 13:01

Taxation is Theft with Liberty Laura Meyers

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On this episode of the #CollectiveCast, Josh abandons Jason to do homework, and he fills the void with the first female podcast guest, ‘Liberty’ Laura Meyers.

Jason and Laura talk about many things, primarily Libertarianism (statists need not cry) and faith (atheists aren’t...

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Friday, 10 November 2017 02:47

Generous Giving and Tithing: 4 reasons to give

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There are few things make us tense up like giving or reading the Bible’s commands about money and wealth. We struggle to believe that generous giving is obedient, missional, evangelistic, and good for us.

Generous giving is obedient

Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not...

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Thursday, 02 November 2017 01:48

How to Start Reading Your Bible Again

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Everybody comes to this point in their life (probably multiple times). You find yourself in the middle of a dry desert. It’s been a long time since you prayed on your own, read God’s Word on your own, or found yourself in awe of God after reading about him in his Word.

These are the...

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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:57

Why Is America So Divided?

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These days, people are rather predictable. Insert the scandal of the day and opposing sides will form quickly. Rather than just differing on opinion, the sides will get harshly divided. Whether it’s kneeling during an anthem, tax cuts, or a potential abuse of authority (police, politician,...

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Tuesday, 03 October 2017 01:44

Kneeling and Village Multisites

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Jason opens up about his struggles with anxiety, Josh disses a fine cocktail, and they talk about something a little too controversial for some people’s taste: rich people kneeling before a song about a cloth. Spoiler alert: we’re not too patriotic.

Also discussed is The Village...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 01:49

Calvinist Movie Review

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On this special bonus episode of the #CollectiveCast, Josh and Jason review Les Lanphere’s new docu-film Calvinist. We expect to see Leighton Flowers say something ridiculous about it soon, but we sure liked it.

For information on how to buy Calvinist, go to calvinistmovie.com.

Su...

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Wednesday, 27 September 2017 01:36

Love is not easily angered or triggered

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Everyone is mad now, seemingly all the time. If you go to any social media outlet you will find plenty of outrage. Plenty of people being “triggered.” It’s evidence of one of our favorite sins, anger.

There is one verse that seems to convict me more and more everytime I read it....

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 22:28

Why should we be quick to confess?

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As much as we hate to admit it, just saying “I’m sorry” isn’t enough. Confession is more than a mere apology and repentance is even more than just confession. We are often so preoccupied with being perceived as perfect that we fail to recognize sin and weaknesses, admit...

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Nazis are evil. Racism is evil. The Alt-right is not “right” in any sense of the word—politically or morally speaking. The group that gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia with torches in hand on the weekend of August 12, 2017, was a group of men in direct rebellion against their...

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Tuesday, 05 September 2017 05:58

Against New Covenant Theology w/ Jim Renihan

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On this episode of the Collective Cast, Josh and Jason bring on Dr. James “Jim” Renihan to talk about New Covenant Theology vs. Covenant Theology from the right (Baptist Covenant Theology) POV. Dr. James Renihan is the President of the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies.

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 23:00

All of us (Israel) Giving our all to God

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“The work of ministry is for all of the saints to do, not for the pastors to do and the saints to watch.”

“We must sing about Jesus’ work specifically and constantly because the gospel is the center of everything we do as Christians. What else is there to sing about?”

Wha...

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Crossway was gracious enough to send Josh a review copy of ‘Finding Grace in the Face of Dementia’. We appreciate their willingness to send us quality content for review. 

I was about 10 years old when my grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer. He and my grandmother lived on a...

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Tuesday, 29 August 2017 01:52

Covenant of Grace

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Jason and Josh are back from the dead. Podcast death, or a month-long break. Anyways, they talk about the Covenant of Grace, why Presbys get it wrong, and Baptists get it right. If you’re a Presbyterian, this CoG episode may ruffle your feathers and unsprinkle your babies.

Song of the week:...

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Friday, 18 August 2017 00:46

Is God Pleased with me?

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Christian, raise your hand if you have been there before. You know that the bible repeatedly says that God loves his children, but in light of your constant struggles, you still struggle to believe He is happy with you or pleased with you. None of us can ignore the fact that we fail, even after...

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Sunday, 30 July 2017 23:00

Starving in Communion at the Supper

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What is Communion?

For someone growing up in the general evangelical, baptist-ish, non-denominational, background, the Lord’s Supper (or The Lord’s Table, or Communion), is a part of church that probably doesn’t mean all that much. Most Christians with that background (such as...

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 15:01

Covenant of Redemption with Tony Arsenal

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Jason talks with Trinitarian non-heretic theology person of interest Tony Arsenal. He does a podcast and stuff too. The topic is the Covenant of Redemption, something Jason wasn’t sure on at the beginning of the episode, and is sold on by the end.

Song of the week: Supreme (cut/mixed) by Shai...

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“Repent and believe” is the external call to all people. It is made effectual by the Holy Spirit in those who God elects. Faith and repentance are definitive aspects in the life of the Christian. We must have repented of our sin and proclaimed our faith and trust in Jesus as our Lord...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:05

Brother, You Are Single for a Purpose

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The following article is a guest post by Andy Landrum, D.Min candidate in Church Revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Being single in a coupled world can be awkward and a lonely. You look around and it appears that everyone around you is coupling. When you are in a...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 23:00

Brother, You Are Single for a Purpose

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The following article is a guest post by Andy Landrum, Ph.D. candidate in Church Revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Being single in a coupled world can be awkward and a lonely. You look around and it appears that everyone around you is coupling. When you are in a...

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Tired?

Busyness seems to be a badge of honor in our culture. At the same time, we see depression, anxiety, burn-out, and exhaustion expanding year by year, even amongst believers and young adults. But is anybody else tired? Does anyone else get tired of answering “I’m busy,” almost...

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In 1751, four churches in the Charleston, South Carolina area came together to found the Charleston Baptist Association. Sixty-two years later, The Baptist Catechism as Presented by the Charleston Association in 1813 was produced to instruct Christians and their children, leaving a legacy...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 15:01

Covenant of Works with Les Lanphere

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Jason is without voice and internet for this episode, so listen to Josh talk with Les Lanphere about the Covenant of Works. Les Lanphere is, unfortunately, a baby-sprinkling Presbyterian. Fortunately, he’s the director of a fine upcoming film Calvinist that is about…...

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The first episode in a long or short series on Covenant Theology. We haven’t decided yet how many episodes. Anyways, it’ll be fun. Matt Butts guest stars with host Jason Hinrichs to talk about the basics of Covenant Theology, federal headship, the titanic, and whether or not the...

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