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

The Reformed Collective - Apologetic Report

The Church is always looking for the best way to reach people—especially the younger generations. Over decades, we’ve tried everything to reach Gen X’ers, then Millennials, and the treadmill won’t stop. Reaching the next generation is obviously a valid concern. Even good...

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Revoice conference finished up this past week and I’ve spent that time reading transcripts and listening to the general sessions.  In looking at their material I have heard stories of suffering, pain, and shame. These people shouldn’t be ignored because of the sin that they, or...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 13:53

Where Has The #CollectiveCast Been?

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On this special joint episode of the #CollectiveCast and #ReformedBars, Jason explains why the sites have been pretty silent, and what is coming up in the near future for these endeavors.

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In this ongoing series, I will be expositing the Heidelberg Catechism (HC). I will be dividing up each answer into manageable chunks, which will be highlighted in bold.  And will then explain it in light of the proof text. The goal is to do this in 500 words or less (not including this...

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Christians are, by biblical necessity, trinitarian. We believe in God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. One of the ways our God calls us to worship Him is through song—especially singing in the gathering of the local church.

The power of the music we sing

For many, the term...

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This article, written by Scott Porter, originally appeared on his personal website here under the title “On Killing Oneself.”

Before I even opened the curtains this morning, I found out that Anthony Bourdain was dead. I thought, “In his sixties, former drug addict –...

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In this ongoing series, I will be expositing the Heidelberg Catechism (HC). I will be dividing up each answer into manageable chunks, which will be highlighted in bold, and will then explain it in light of the proof text. The goal is to do this in 500 words or less (not including this preview, or...

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Before beginning, thanks are due to my friends Jason, Julian, Michael, and Taylor. Their experience, wisdom, and correction on the topic of racial reconciliation and the church have helped grow my understanding from informed, Biblical perspectives. Hopefully, this article demonstrates their wisdom,...

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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 00:07

Firepots in Genesis 15 and the Future Messiah

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When the sun had gone down and it was dark, behold, a smoking fire pot and a flaming torch passed between these pieces. On that day the Lord made a covenant with Abram… Genesis 15:17-18 (ESV)

For most of us, the word covenant is just another Old Testament term of which we have a...

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Attempts to glean from Scripture what it means to be human has brought about two prominent views.  Dichotomy, which sees that man was created with two aspects of our nature, body and soul, and that soul and spirit are both Biblical terms given to explain our spiritual nature.  The other...

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Since the MLK50 conference, T4G, and the flurry of tweets, blog posts, and rants exploded onto the internet, I’ve noticed a distinct fervor in the conversation surrounding race and the Church (especially in reformed spheres). We seem to need some guidelines to make these conversations...

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Wednesday, 25 April 2018 10:05

The Hedeilberg in a Hurry: Question 1 Part 2

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In this ongoing series, I will be expositing the Heidelberg Catechism (HC). I will be dividing up each answer into manageable chunks, which will be highlighted in bold, and will then explain it in light of the proof text. The goal is to do this in...

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Thursday, 19 April 2018 05:36

A Call For Prayer Meetings

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“And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne. And the smoke of the incense, which came with the prayers of the saints,...

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Friday, 06 April 2018 05:16

5 Ways Social Media Affects Us

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Social media became prevalent around us all so quickly that we hardly even noticed it happened. We’re on social media at work, at home, and everywhere in between. It brings plenty of good into our lives. As with most things, though, excess can be trouble for us. Having recently realized some...

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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 06:34

Heresy and Cultural Relevancy

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Satan hates the church.  Some might think to start this post that with that statement is a waste of space because it’s a universally accepted fact in Christendom.  However, we must come to realize the great depths to which Satan’s hatred of God goes. Satan hates the church and...

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Tuesday, 06 March 2018 01:06

5 Weeks Later: Simeon and the Christ

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Every Christmas season I always review the same question; what is Christmas all about? It is an inquiry that is discussed everywhere, from news stations to pulpits. While we may tire from hearing this discussion every year, and having it answered in various manner, it is something that we must...

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Friday, 02 March 2018 02:07

The One Thing Missing from Your Discipleship

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It’s hard to follow God more closely without growing to know him more deeply.

Since the onset of the evangelical movement, our churches are (at large) more Sunday revival centers than everyday disciple makers. We are as much about entertaining and creating enjoyable community as we are about...

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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 23:31

Conservative and Millennial with Allie Stuckey

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This episode of the #CollectiveCast features CRTV host, Fox News contributor, and internet personality Allie Stuckey, aka The Conservative Millennial. Jason interviews her on topics of faith, politics, and the current climate (no, not environment) of America today.

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Thursday, 08 February 2018 09:08

Liberty for Senate with Austin Petersen

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On this special bonus episode of the #CollectiveCast, senatorial candidate Austin Petersen joins to talk about life, liberty, and the constitution.

Join the freedom ninja army by supporting #AP4MO at austinpetersen.com.

The #CollectiveCast is the official podcast of The Reformed Collective, a...

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Wednesday, 07 February 2018 07:44

The Heidelberg in a Hurry: Question 1 Part 1

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In this ongoing series, I will be expositing the Heidelberg Catechism (HC).  I will be dividing up each answer into manageable chunks and will then explain it in light of the proof text.  The goal is to do this in 500 words or less (not including this preview, or the HC Q/A).  I...

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Monday, 29 January 2018 23:17

Some Pastors and Teachers

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On this episode of the #CollectiveCast, Josh and Jason sit down to talk about Sinclair Ferguson’s new book Some Pastors and Teachers. Also, Jason threatens starvation of Josh’s yet-to-be-born son.

Support us on patreon at patreon.com/collectivecast. Rate and review us on iTunes...

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Sunday, 21 January 2018 22:30

How to Find a Good Devotional

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Not all devotionals are created equal; and, sometimes we seem to have too low of a bar for what makes a devotional worth reading.

While devotionals are, shockingly to some, not necessary for the Christian life, they can be helpful. We should be discerning though, as we should be with all books,...

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:59

What is Sacrifice?

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This article originally was delivered as a lecture titled “What is Sacrifice?” and it was given to Austin’sChristian Narrative II: Redemption (Doctrine II)class. The speech was reformatted, but all copyright and plagiarism rules still apply. Please contact Austin if you wish to...

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Monday, 15 January 2018 22:27

Breaking Resolutions

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On this episode of the Collective Cast, Josh is finally back to co-host with Jason. At this point, it’s less of aTony Stark / Steve Rogersdynamic and more of aOliver Queen / John Diggle dynamic. They talk about dancing at Union Station, Amish women, and what happens when you break your new...

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Friday, 12 January 2018 00:06

Love of Christ and the Marriage Union

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This post was initially written in response to contributor Christian Herring’s challenge to “write an essay on how one of Christ’s attributes or works benefit and communicate to the believer.”

Recently, I read a short story about a prince and his family taken prisoner by an...

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