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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On today’s program, JD answers questions about Christian Liberty, Polemical ‘code words,’ female pastors and more. Then, JD discusses an SBC Seminary – SEBTS – whose...

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 15:21

Podcast: Weekend Edition

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The weekend report, as aired on radio stations last Saturday and Sunday.

You can listen above, or as always, download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016 10:57

Aint Nobody Got Time for That

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Twenty-eight minutes.

That’s the time Dr. White took on yesterday’s Dividing Line to explain why he didn’t have time to discuss Christian Liberty.

White explained that he had been traveling in a tri-state area. He’s been busy. He’s busy now. So he doesn’t have time to talk about Christian Liberty just yet....

Wednesday, 27 July 2016 09:45

Podcast: Beth Moore’s Bus Stop Prophecy

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On today’s program, JD talks about Dr. White’s continued substance-less chest thumping on Christian Liberty, then a question on how to treat a family members who’s a heretic....

Friday, 22 July 2016 11:53

Podcast: “Leveraging Worship”

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On this episode, JD answers 5 or so emails and then discusses the liberty issues regarding Dr. White. Then, JD talks about NAMB encouraging churches to cast visions and “leverage worship services.”

As always, you can...

InfoWars, the news site founded and operated by the Texas incendiarian and conspiratorial antagonist, Alex Jones, published a video today hypothesizing that street preachers outside the Republican Convention are part of a conspiracy to make the rest of Christianity look bad. Jones is known for a wide-array of conspiracies including that...

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From the Bible Thumping Wingnut Program, JD is interviewed on Christian Liberty.

As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes.

Monday, 18 July 2016 08:35

Weekend Edition: 07-17-16

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The weekend edition of the Polemics Report, as it airs on terrestrial radio in select markets on AM and FM. This week’s topic – ecclesiology, Mark Driscoll and Perry Noble.

 

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Friday, 15 July 2016 08:31

Podcast: Shakita Ba Ba Ba

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On today’s program, JD takes emails about Pokemon, Back Lives Matter, Discipline and other topics. Then, JD critiques a clip of a little girl speaking in tongues over her congregation.

As always, you can listen above or download and listen...

He taught me more about respect than anyone I can think of. – Thabiti Anyabwile, speaking of his brother, Victor.

Ron Burns chose the name for himself, Thabiti Anyabwile, because of his black nationalist identity. Today, he still goes by that name, and is a contributor to evangelical organizations like 9 Marks, Desiring God, and the Gospel...

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 10:11

Driscoll To Host Church Health Conference

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Mark Driscoll, who resigned as pastor of a Seattle megachurch in a blitz to beat termination in 2014, will soon be hosting a conference on ‘building a healthy church.’ Mars Hill, Driscoll’s previous church in Seattle, imploded following a series of Driscoll-related scandals and now is defunct, no longer in existence.

Driscoll&rsquo...

Wednesday, 13 July 2016 09:53

Podcast: Is Pokemon Bad?

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On today’s program, JD answers a question about comparing the New Hampshire Baptist Confession to the LBC1689, then a question on Christian Liberty and he gets into Perry Noble’s resignation, and then a question about Matt Slick’s...

Southern Baptists are our own best cheerleaders. The ubiquitous, distinguished sound of back-slapping can be heard long after the annual convention is held. Regardless of whatever stereotypical posturing-reboot the leadership masterminds (this year it was providing yet another chest-thumping denunciation of racism), we’re all sure...

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 09:55

Weekend Edition: On Christian Liberty

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From the Weekend Edition of the Polemics Report, as heard on terrestrial radio on stations across the country. This week’s topic is Christian Liberty, in relation to a YRR church in Phoenix hosting booze and tattoo-related fundraisers.

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A special episode of Polemics Report. As always, you can listen above or download and listen from SermonAudio or iTunes.

Perry Noble, who has often irked the ire of polemicists for sermons that fall short of sound Biblical exposition, for secularized sensationalism and for occasionally yelling at church members who desire deeper discipleship, has been relieved of his post for behavior relating to alcohol consumption.

In 2013, Noble approved of alcohol consumption in...

From across the pond…

This afternoon, Saturday 9 July 2016, the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (URC) voted in favour of allowing its local churches to conduct and register marriages for same-sex couples. This means that the URC is now the largest UK denomination to freely permit the celebration and registration of marriages...

As much as the journalists at Christian News Network were fired upon for daring to question the Lord’s Anointed, I don’t blame them for firing back. Here, they put the Young, Restless and Reformed on display in what amounts to a lasciviousness parade.

Apologia’s ReformCon conference covered a host of issues, such as the...

Saturday, 09 July 2016 09:06

Don’t Spike the Football on Noble’s Ignoble Departure Featured

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Is Noble gone? Is he just a rotten drunk with a bad marriage as news reports suggest? Is this just a publicity stunt? Will he enter the stage like a rock star, making the ‘sign of the horns,’ head-banging to Highway to Hell? Or will the Leadership Team for Futuristic Vision Transition come out and tell us Noble is on an extended...

Friday, 08 July 2016 21:46

Podcast: Lecrae Denounces #AllLivesMatter

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On today’s program, JD talks briefly about the Christian Liberty controversy, and then answers a sincere question about Soul Liberty and Soul Competency. Then, he talks about John Bunyan. Finally, JD talks about Lecrae’s denouncing of...

Ron Burns, who chose for himself the black nationalist name, Thabiti Anyabwile, has thrown some sympathy out for the #BlackLivesMatter movement, and in the process, stuck up for the O.G. hate group, the Black Panthers.

Anyabwile has repeatedly endorsed and promoted BLM and has used the platform given him by prominent evangelicals to insult and...

Five cops lay dead in Dallas. More were wounded. Officers were targeted from an overwatch sniper position by a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protestor who wanted to kill white cops. BLM supporters cheered in applause, tweeting things like “Laying pigs in a blanket!” and “Dallas keep smokin dem pigs keep up the work” and...

Thursday, 07 July 2016 10:55

A Pilgrim’s Guide to Christian Liberty Featured

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When a Calvinistic church in Arizona chose to raise funds through booze and tattoos and then chose to post about it in a video online while talking about its “coolness,” news sites covered the story as sensationally as the videographer meant it to be. Many Christians expressed disgust at the church’s flaunting of what some...

Wednesday, 06 July 2016 16:51

Podcast: He Who Judges Without Impartiality

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On this episode, JD provides a point-by-point rebuttal to James White’s critiques about our coverage of the sensationalism and lasciviousness of Apologia Church and the Young, Restless and Reformed (YRR) movement. He does so on the grounds...

Worldliness is departing from God. It is a man-centered way of thinking; it proposes objectives which demand no radical breach with man’s fallen nature; it judges the importance of things by the present and material results; it weighs success by numbers; it covets human esteem and wants no unpopularity; it knows no truth for which it is...

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