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

Apologetic Report - The Reformed Collective
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.

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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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Sunday, 19 February 2017 23:47

[FIXED] Movies Fo(u)r Brothers

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On the fourth episdoe of The Collective Cast (originally a bonus episode), Jason and Josh talk about Josh’s former street racing days, JD Hall, Bethel’s ‘Glory Cloud’, and movies. Jason geeks out super hard over Rogue One and Josh admits to watching a Christian movie and...

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Friday, 17 February 2017 22:35

A Theology of Biblical Prayer

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We can talk with the Triune God of all creation.

Prayer is a means through which God acts. It has been established in Scripture that prayers, which conform to the will of God, are used by God to accomplish the most important thing all creation serves––the will of God.

When prayer is...

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017 07:00

Being a Twenty-First Century Pharisee

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This is post one in a series on the trouble we often find in being a follower of Jesus in appearance only. Come back more every week for more in the series.

“They do all their deeds to be seen by others. They make their phylacteries broad and their fringes long…”

Matthew...

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 11:18

Human Sacrifice: A Retelling of Jephthah’s Vow

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Imagine, for a moment, a short story one would know well. The short story is memorable because of how well written and surprising it is. However, the short story has always been read literally, never metaphorically. When the short story is read metaphorically, it becomes more understandable.

Take...

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Wednesday, 08 February 2017 05:00

Jory Micah: Assessing a Charlatan Part 2

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This post originally appeared on the Reformed Arsenal, authored by Tony Arsenal.

Charlatan: Noun – apersonwhopretendsorclaimstohave moreknowledgeorskillthan heorshepossesses; quack.

Today I want to take a look at Jory’s Master’s thesis. It is currently available on her webs...

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Moody Publishing was kind enough to provide us with a review copy of The Heart of the Church, the Character of the Church, and the Life of the Church by Joe Thorn. The following is a review of this desperately needed work.

Most people have questions about the church that they have not even...

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Sunday, 05 February 2017 20:59

Movies Fo(u)r Brothers

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On the fourth episdoe of The Collective Cast (originally a bonus episode), Jason and Josh talk about Josh’s former street racing days, JD Hall, Bethel’s ‘Glory Cloud’, and movies. Jason geeks out super hard over Rogue One and Josh admits to watching a Christian movie and...

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Monday, 30 January 2017 09:56

Jory Micah: Assessing a Charlatan Part 1

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This post originally appeared on the Reformed Arsenal, authored by Tony Arsenal.

Charlatan: Noun – apersonwhopretendsorclaimstohave moreknowledgeorskillthan heorshepossesses; quack.

Jory Micah, for those who don’t know, is something of a viral phenomenon sweeping the internet by...

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On the third episode of The Collective Cast, Jason and Josh have writer Christian Herring on the first in a two-part series on worship to talk about Exclusive Psalmody and the Regulative Principle. We learn that Christian Herring is a dispensationalist, Planned Parenthood ‘patients’...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 18:04

Blurry Vision and a Juicy T-Bone

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This article is in response to Dr. Joel McDurmon’s critique of G3 and other conferences like it. While I consider Joel a brother in Christ, I think he’s severely mistaken in his final analysis. The purpose of this article is not to respond paragraph-by-paragraph to McDurmon’s...

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Tuesday, 24 January 2017 09:13

IMD Interview: Dr. R. Scott Clark on Piety

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This article is part of the series entitledThe Inward Man’s Delightby Christian Herring and Konrad Holden. The purpose ofThe Inward Man’s Delight is to declare the benefits and joys of Reformed piety and practice. This particular article is an interview that was conducted by Konrad...

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Saturday, 21 January 2017 12:31

The Inward Man’s Delight

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This article is the first in the series “The Inward Man’s Delight” by Christian Herring and Konrad Holden. The purpose of The Inward Man’s Delight is to declare the benefits and joys of Reformed piety and practice. This particular article is written by Christian Herring....

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