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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Sunday, 29 January 2017 23:01

Sexual Abuse and the Church

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This episode covers mature subject matter and may not be suitable for all audiences. Jimmy and Joe usually goof around during the show, but in this episode things are a bit more serious. The guys step into the subject of sexual abuse and the church with a special guest from Redeemer Fellowship. Our...

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Friday, 27 January 2017 03:00

The Church Trilogy Book Trailer

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Joe and Jimmy have been talking about them for a while now, and Joe's next three books are about to drop all at once. The Heart of the Church, The Character of the Church, and The Life of the Church were written to help Christians and churches continue in or rediscover the priority of the gospel,...

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 23:00

The Lord's Supper

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Ordinance Week concludes with Joe and Jimmy talking about the Lord's Supper. How do they do it at Redeemer? Is it a means of grace? Why not have the Lord's Supper in small groups? What is intinction, and why is it gross (and unbiblical)?

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017 03:00

Getting Reconciliation Wrong

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I hate conflict. I know for those that listen to the podcast you may think that I thrive on it. I do enjoy a certain level of fun with conflict when it is fun or good-natured, but hate it when it turns ugly. I recently found myself in the midst of conflict—for two and a half years. At my...

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Sunday, 22 January 2017 23:00

Baptism

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It's Ordinance Week at Doctrine and Devotion! Today, Jimmy and Joe talk about baptism from a baptist perspective. Take note cage-stagers: it's possible to talk about baptism without beating up the other side. What is baptism? Who is a proper candidate for baptism? What do the guys think about...

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Thursday, 19 January 2017 04:13

Scripture and Journaling

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Joe and Jimmy talk about the disciplines of reading Scripture and journaling. How do they guys take in Scripture and how does journaling work for them? They recommend some helpful books and tools to get you going. Plus, there is some debate about Jerry Maguire, and Jimmy refuses Joe's gift.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2017 03:00

Live Carefully

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As a kid my mom would tell me to "be careful" when I would jump off the roof of the garage. I used to think, "It's the danger that makes it fun!" I never considered myself reckless, but I did take a lot of risks. Maybe that's just semantics. I'm not jumping off roofs anymore, and these days I'm the...

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Sunday, 15 January 2017 23:02

Spiritual Thoughts

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Jimmy and Joe talk about spiritual mindedness and take a look at the classic, The Christian's Daily Walk, by Henry Scudder. How can we begin the day with holy thoughts, and how does a Christian maintain spiritual mindedness throughout the day? Plus, Joe takes credit for one of Jimmy's Christmas...

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 23:00

Legalism

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What is legalism? What is the danger and cure of legalism? This week the guys are highly recommending Milton Vincent's, A Gospel Primer for Christians. Plus, Joe shares a nightmare, and Jimmy is heading out to Philly!

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Wednesday, 11 January 2017 04:00

God Before Goals

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It’s that time of year again where countless well-meaning individuals set out goals in hope of achieving, what they perceive to be, happiness. Many of these goals are good and worthwhile. Your city’s health clubs will all be filled, bible study attendance will increase, and family...

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Sunday, 08 January 2017 23:00

The Church in the World

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Today Jimmy and Joe throw up the mics to talk about the posture of the church in the world? Should Christians retreat from the world, seek to transform it, or live in tension as dual citizens of the Kingdom of God and the kingdom of man? How do the doctrines of gospel, mission influence our view?...

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 23:00

Celebrity Culture

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Jojo and Fofo are in the local cigar shop talking about "celebrity culture" from the perspective of their own lofty celebrity status. Plus, Jimmy's cigar locker is handicap accessible, and Joe is invited to host a History Channel show.

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Wednesday, 04 January 2017 03:03

A New Year for Old Confessions

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As Christians, our faith is rooted in ancient texts that teach eternal truths. The Bible, as the very word of God (1 Tim. 3:16, 17), is our authority in all faith and practice and the source of spiritual nourishment for our souls (Ps. 1; 1 Pet. 2:2.) By it we know who God is and as we receive it by...

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Sunday, 01 January 2017 23:00

Resolutions and Repentance

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The JoFo kick off the new year talking about resolutions and repentance. What's the difference between worldly resolution and godly resolutions? What is repentance and how does it fit into the discussion? Plus, the guys invent the word, "celebragging", and discover the real meaning of the word,...

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Wednesday, 28 December 2016 23:00

New Calvinism

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Jofo celebrate their 50th episode and the final release of 2016. The guys wrap up the year by talking about "New Calvinism" Plus, Joe calls out the "knuckleheads" on a popular Facebook group, and Doctrine and Devotions get their first 2 star review.

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Sunday, 25 December 2016 23:00

Church Discipline

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It ain't the The Briefing, it's something less popular, less smart, but more fun. Jimmy and Joe throw up the mics to talk about church discipline. What is it, and how can churches engage in it in a gracious and fruitful way. Plus, the guys find out it's illegal to smoke in the church, and Joe walks...

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Wednesday, 21 December 2016 23:00

Christmas and Suspending Sunday

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Jimmy and Joe talk about the growing practice in some churches of canceling Sunday services so as not to create conflict with celebrating Christmas. Seriously. This is a thing. Plus, Jimmy ruins Christmas by singing. #jimmydontsing

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Sunday, 18 December 2016 23:00

Godly Knowledge

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Joe and Jimmy talk about godliness—specifically, the characteristic of knowledge and its relationship to godliness. They open up Thomas Watson's The Godly Man's Picture and look at ch 4, section 1. If you have the Puritan Paperback version by Banner of Truth flip over to page 20. The mailbag...

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016 23:00

Fanboys, Sycophants, and Haters

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Joe and Jimmy talk about fanboys, sycophants, and haters. These are three types of people that harm the church. What's the danger of being a fanboy? What's wrong with the sycophant? And haters? That's easy—accept that we all become haters at some point.

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Sunday, 11 December 2016 23:00

Keeping the Heart

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Joe and Jimmy argue about nothing important and then get around to talking about John Flavel's classic, Keeping the Heart. In this work Flavel digs into Proverbs 4:23, "Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life." What does it mean to "keep the heart?" How do we do it?...

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 22:15

Judging

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Jimmy and Joe dip into the subject of "judging." What is it? When is it a bad thing and when does it qualify as something good? What harm is done when we refuse to judge well? Then the mailbag is opened and the guys interact with some criticism. Plus, Joe claims to know Jimmy's heart better than...

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Monday, 05 December 2016 23:00

Bonus Episode: The Anti-Calvinism Chapel at SWBTS

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BONUS EPISODE! Immediately after the Nov 29th Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary chapel service Jimmy and Joe got a number of emails and messages about the sermon by Dr. Rick Patrick, Pastor of First Baptist Church Sylacauga and Executive Director of Connect 316, and the concluding remarks...

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Sunday, 04 December 2016 23:00

Forgiveness

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Joe and Jimmy talk about forgiveness: why it's so important to people, what it is, and when forgiveness is owed. We want you to check out the book, Unpacking Forgiveness by Chris Brauns. Plus, the guys open the mailbag, talk about Christmas metal, and there's "poop" in Joe's office... on the...

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Wednesday, 30 November 2016 23:00

Divine Impassibility: An Interview with Jim Renihan

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In October Joe was preaching at a conference in Wellington, NZ with Dr. Jim Renihan. Jim is the Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California. He is a theological beast and an author whom you need to be well...

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Sunday, 27 November 2016 23:00

Theology

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Jimmy and Joe go back to basics and talk theology. What is theology? Why is it important? How do we get it wrong?  Where should we begin to grow in theology? Is it possible to be "theologically obese?" The guys open the mailbag and talk about alcohol, abstinence, and seminary life. Plus, Jimmy...

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