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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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 01:33

Marriage in the Beginning

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Christians in the 21st century need to be asking a question: What is marriage? The Bible gives the answer: marriage is an institution created by God between one man and one woman to represent the gospel of Jesus Christ. This article is the first in a series of three articles about...

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This is an article Josh has wanted to write for a very long time. It may not be entirely conclusive, and the response conveyed could use refinement. However, this should be a good starting point for those wanting to know how to respond to that statement, “I lack belief in a god or gods.”...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:01

1689: Of the State of Man After Death

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Jason and Josh talk about life after death; misconceptions, and more. Josh tells Jason to calm down on the ex-wife jokes. // Song of the week: I Know by Kings Kaleidoscope.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 15:01

Ministry, Vodka, and Portland

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Jason has on special guest and best friend James to talk about ministry, vodka, Portland, public schools, roads, taxes, and lots of rabbit trails. // Song of the week: I’ll Never Be the Same by South of Royal (The Village Church).

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 00:00

For the love of money, for the love of God

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The following is a sermon delivered by David Appelt at NewLife Community Church on June 4, 2017, on the subject of contentment and money. In 1 Timothy 6:10 we read that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil,” but what does this verse really say about our lives...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 23:26

Political Theological "Liberalism"

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Josh and Jason discuss the link between political and theological liberalism. Josh reminisces on when he was allowed to have beer, and Jason gets the censor button. Yes, taxation is theft. // Song of the week: Foreward, 1619 by Sho Baraka.

Stay tuned for the #aftershow this week. It’s...

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00

Christian Discipline is not a bad word

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Our gut reaction to the idea of discipline is almost always negative. Within Christian circles, we might even bristle at the idea of discipline in the Christian life, because we’re supposed to be all about grace, right?

What if discipline doesn’t have to be a bad word? What if it is a...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:01

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Wrong

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Josh rides solo again this week, and has a great topic to discuss: Neil DeGrasse Tyson and his religious scientism. // Song of the week: Bulletproof by Citizen Way.

No #aftershow. Don’t expect it every time. It’s like a brownie. Don’t have it with every meal or bad things happen....

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You’ve seen him; you’ve heard him. From his phantomic appearance on the big screen, to the distinct sound of his mechanistic breathing, Darth Vader is perhaps one of the greatest villains in all George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise; perhaps one of the most monumental villains in all...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:50

Suffering Well

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Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

1 Peter 4:12-13...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 00:00

No One Does Good, No, Not Me

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The Problem

We often have a tiny view of grace. We reduce the radical expanse of God’s grace, because we reduce the need for his grace. Mountains are only amazing if you see their peaks and their base. You can’t marvel at the height or size of a mountain if you have no idea just how far...

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Sunday, 07 May 2017 16:34

Soteriology 101 with Leighton Flowers

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Special guest Leighton Flowers joins Josh Sommer to discuss soteriology and the like. An extra long episode of less than decent audio quality (Jason wasn’t there, what did you expect), but more than decent material. We hope you are blessed by the content of this podcast.

No after show this...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 01:31

The Image of God After the Fall

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And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in...

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Tuesday, 02 May 2017 03:59

IMD: Delighting in the Sabbath

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This article is part of the series namedThe Inward Man’s Delightby 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.

 

If thou...

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This is the fourth article in a series of articles seeking to help believers better understand a difficult prophet. If this is the first article in the series that you have read, please take the opportunity to go back and consider the previous articles on Ezekiel as well.

Ezekiel’s Call...

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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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