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English, Religion, 1 season, 558 episodes, 1 day, 13 hours, 57 minutes
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Presbycast is the podcast of Chortles Weakly and Wresbyterian. We're Presbyterian, and we take lots of umbrage. Decently and in order, of course.
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The Doctrine of God for Dummies w/Pastor Derrick Brite

A proper discussion of theology proper (the doctrine of God) with PCA pastor Derrick Brite of First Presbyterian Church, Aliceville, AL. Tremendously encouraging and pastoral. (Be sure you have the 1 hour, 24-minute version - if you have the 1 hour, 19-minute version delete and download again.) Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJGPvj2mCPM  
7/18/20241 hour, 24 minutes, 2 seconds
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Of Scots-Irish Chieftains & Hillbilly Ideals - An Essay on Trump & His People

This is a reading of "Of Scots-Irish Chieftains & Hillbilly Ideals," an essay Brad wrote about Donald Trump's followers—who they are and why they are drawn to him.  Read on Substack: https://presbycast.substack.com/p/of-scots-irish-chieftains-and-hillbilly
7/17/202424 minutes, 49 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 17, Of the Perseverance of the Saints

OPC minister Chris Drew joins us to walk through chapter 17 of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of the Perseverance of the Saints. This is a tremendously encouraging chapter. Here is the text: 1. They, whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called, and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace, but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved. 2. This perseverance of the saints depends not upon their own free will, but upon the immutability of the decree of election, flowing from the free and unchangeable love of God the Father; upon the efficacy of the merit and intercession of Jesus Christ, the abiding of the Spirit, and of the seed of God within them, and the nature of the covenant of grace: from all which ariseth also the certainty and infallibility thereof. 3. Nevertheless, they may, through the temptations of Satan and of the world, the prevalency of corruption remaining in them, and the neglect of the means of their preservation, fall into grievous sins; and, for a time, continue therein: whereby they incur God’s displeasure, and grieve his Holy Spirit, come to be deprived of some measure of their graces and comforts, have their hearts hardened, and their consciences wounded; hurt and scandalize others, and bring temporal judgments upon themselves.   Watch: (with bonus post show) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaVa9a5pA4A
7/10/20241 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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Sermon: No Condemnation - Romans 8:1-4 - Sean Morris

Enjoy this simple Gospel sermon on Romans 8:1-4 by Sean Morris, associate pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN, preached at the church on July 7, 2024. The intro is congregational singing of Psalm 104, and the outro is an arrangement of "What Wondrous Love Is This?" played by Sarah Morris. You may view the entire service here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pme6hk5X3I8, and learn more about the church here: https://www.covenant-pca.com/
7/8/202436 minutes, 24 seconds
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FATHERS & BROTHERS: "It's Like a Grape Nut" - Terry Johnson talks to Jim McCarthy

Terry Johnson has served as the senior pastor of the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA since 1987.  He is the author/compiler of the Trinity Psalter and many other helpful books you can see here.   You can also listen to his sermons here. Special thanks to Nathan Clark George for our opening and closing instrumental. Nathan serves as the Pastor of Worship alongside Kevin DeYoung at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC. You can access Nathan's fantastic catalog here. 
7/2/20241 hour, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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Presidential Debate Watch-Along Show

Let's be honest—this is an odd show. We had a few friends (including Dr. D.G. Hart) to talk politics and 'Merica. There is some good content and discussion, but the show was about the debate and was for those watching it live. Give it a listen, there's some good content and some weird parts. Thanks to Ben Glaser, our friend, Mary, Josh Torrey, and Dr. Hart. Content warning: there was professional wrestling talk, too. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNaALRjfpkw  
6/28/20242 hours, 2 minutes, 42 seconds
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The PCA Eras Tour w/Dominic Aquila - Where Are We Now?

Dr. Dominic Aquila joins us to assess the latest PCA General Assembly in the context of the entire 51-year context of the Presbyterian Church in America. Brad's recent article (below) was our jumping-off point. Dr. Aquila is a former moderator of the assembly, a former long-time Standing Judicial Commission member, and is currently a pastor, church history professor, and editor of The Aquila Report.  He has been active in each decade of PCA history.  Read: https://presbycast.substack.com/p/the-pca-eras-tourwhere-are-we-now Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F1-ww4sy-a4
6/27/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 44 seconds
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PCA General Assembly 2024 Wrap-Up Show

The 2024 PCA General Assembly in Richmond, VA ended on time/early which means we had time to speak re-cap the event with a raucous room of friends including pastors Zach Byrd, Ryan Biese, Job Dalomba, Wilson Van Hooser, and Seth Miller, plus Presbygirl Zoe Miller and ruling elder/first-time commissioner BL Peters. You'll be encouraged by this group! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO9FIcO7TnM
6/14/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 21 seconds
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PCA General Assembly Day 1 Recap w/Matt Fender & Friends

PCA ruling elder Matt Fender, Presbygirl Zoe Miller, pastor Derrick Brite, and our new friend Jack join us to talk about Day Zero and Day One of the 2024 PCA General Assembly in Richmond, VA. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3P_pcQFvpQ
6/12/20241 hour, 6 minutes, 4 seconds
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FATHERS & BROTHERS: "The Soul-Saver Hour Mart" - Roland Barnes talks to Jim McCarthy

After planting Trinity Presbyterian Church in Statesboro, Georgia in 1981, Roland Barnes faithfully served as her pastor for 42 years before receiving the honor of pastor emeritus (or, as he calls it, "pastor notorious").  In that time he's worn nearly every hat imaginable in service to the Savannah River Presbytery, including overseeing the planting of a nearly dozen churches. He is a regular contributor to Tabletalk Magazine (you can find his articles here and sermons here) and continues to labor with the Peru Mission.    Special thanks to Nathan Clark George for our opening and closing instrumental. Nathan serves as the Pastor of Worship alongside Kevin DeYoung at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC. You can access Nathan's fantastic catalog here. 
6/3/20242 hours, 25 minutes, 52 seconds
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A Strangely Controversial PCA General Assembly Proposal

An overture to the upcoming PCA General Assembly would constitutionalize the Directory For Worship chapter on preaching and clarify that preachers ought to be "qualified men"...and it's controversial! We discuss why this is the case with pastors Joe Cristman and Matt Adams and ruling elder Matt Lee.  Here's the overture: https://pcaga.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Overture-3-Pee-Dee-BCO-53-website.pdf  Here's a relevant article which we mentioned: https://pcapolity.com/2024/01/10/the-unfinished-business-of-the-pca-founding/ Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5nO6CXJyEw
5/31/20241 hour, 26 minutes, 40 seconds
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Westminster Standard Podcast on "Jesus Calling" and the PCA

This is a re-post of an excellent interview from Ryan Biese on the Westminster Standard with his wife Ann Biese, Sarah Morris on the book "Jesus Calling" and its connection to the PCA. Original show notes: In 2004 Covenant Seminary Graduate and MTW Missionary Sarah Young Published Jesus Calling, a daily devotional written in the first person as if Jesus were speaking directly to the reader. But the words were not those of Christ, but the private thoughts and reflections of the author. Since the time of publication, Young's book has sold more than 45 million copies making it perhaps the most influential book written by a member of the PCA or Covenant Seminary graduate. On this week's episode TE Zack Groff joins along with Mrs Sean Morris and Mrs Ryan Biese to discuss what Groff described as a "defiling influence" upon evangelicalism. Why was it so few PCA people warned about this book, which seems to deviate from what the PCA confesses regarding the way God meets with His people. Read TE Benj. Inman's articles on this topic: Here: https://www.knotsbetter.com/post/the-pca-ga-corporate-repentance-and-jesus-calling And here: https://www.knotsbetter.com/post/jesus-calling-pca-lament-repent Check out the Presbycast episode on this subject: https://presbycast.libsyn.com/a-pca-pastor-calls-for-repentance-over-jesus-calling --- And here's Kathy Keller's 2012 article: https://web.archive.org/web/20140301143602/https://www.redeemer.com/news_and_events/newsletter/?aid=414
5/28/20241 hour, 20 minutes, 42 seconds
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Stress, Slopes, History, and Growth - What's Shaking in the Churches w/DG Hart & Friends

Hillsdale professor and church historian D.G. Hart joins us along with pastor Matt Adams, OPCer Tim Hopper, and the lovely Zoe to consider movement, changes, and directions in the presbyterian and Reformed churches...and some of the news is good! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw29IYpE-Nc Article mentioned: https://presbycast.substack.com/p/why-a-church-joined-the-pca-41-years  
5/23/20241 hour, 39 minutes, 26 seconds
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PCAGA Overtures 2024 w/the Polity Matters Crew

PCA pastors Jared Nelson, Ben Ratliff, and Scott Edburg of the Polity Matters podcast join us to preview the major issues and overtures of the upcoming 2024 General Assembly beginning June 10 in Richmond, VA.  Here's their helpful document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rIdZcf82NYJb4QZoQK67BMp0R5bzM3-8ZJfDX0wJ_T4/edit Here's the official list of overtures: https://pcaga.org/resources/#overtures
5/17/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 28 seconds
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FATHERS & BROTHERS: "Get Off My Tank!" - Rick Phillips talks to Jim McCarthy

THE INAUGURAL EPISODE OF OUR NEW MONTHLY SUB-SHOW: FATHERS & BROTHERS. Pastor Jim McCarthy of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Statesboro, GA talks to his mentors and fathers in the faith. This time it's Rick Phillips, the Senior Pastor of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC.  He's authored dozens of books and is a familiar face on the reformed conference circuit. He serves on the boards of Westminster Seminary, the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, and the Gospel Reformation Network.  Check out his sermons here and books here. Special thanks to Nathan Clark George for our opening and closing instrumental. Nathan serves as the Pastor of Worship alongside Kevin DeYoung at Christ Covenant Church in Matthews, NC. You can access Nathan's fantastic catalog here. (https://nathanclarkgeorge.com/home)
5/14/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 46 seconds
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Mr. Moderator! - Fred Greco Previews the PCA General Assembly

Current PCA moderator Fred Greco previews the 2024 General Assembly, gives advice for making the most of an assembly, talks about the state of the PCA, and reflects on his Year of Living Moderatorally. See the overtures (to date) here: https://pcaga.org/resources/#overtures Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE0hQWH75IM
5/9/20241 hour, 16 minutes, 16 seconds
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Presby Prison Ministry in Hard Places w/Mitch Haubert

PCA pastor and prison minister Mitch Haubert joins us to tell the story of an astounding ministry at an Alabama correctional facility, along with his friend and fellow worker pastor Derrick Brite. Learn more and support at https://www.unbound216.org/. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ipBfgGTpg
4/24/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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Dr. T. David Gordon: The Spirituality of the Church

Retired Grove City College professor Dr. T. David Gordon joins us to talk about one of his special interests, the Westminster doctrine of the spirituality of the church. Here is his article that prompted our discussion: https://theaquilareport.com/thoughts-on-overture-12-from-the-2023-pca-general-assembly-sending-the-overture-to-the-civil-magistrate/ If you are familiar with Dr. Gordon you will not be surprised that we talked a lot about worship, too. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5fxrtOwryk
4/19/20242 hours, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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Presbygirls: Persuasion & Confessional Convictions w/Sara Drew, Charles Higham & Job Dalomba

 Sarah and Zoe are joined by three guests, each from different backgrounds, who were persuaded into a confessional view - Sara Drew from being a PCUSA minister, Charles Higham from holding a Side B view of sexuality, and Job Dalomba from being a Baptist minister, each of them to a more confessional view. We talk through how they were persuaded, including discussing the perspicuity and power of Scripture, the Westminster Confession, and even online debate contributed to our guests changing their views. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/hnHRMjnVr2A?si=cjIciFp5EfNesB17
4/9/20241 hour, 51 minutes, 33 seconds
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Contemporary Questions: How Should We (and Our Neighbors) Then Worship?

Four of our friends joined us to talk about worship—our own and that of our neighbors. Drs. R. Scott Clark and Harrison Perkins, and small-church ministers Aaron DeBoer and Zach Byrd made up a geographically and denominationally diverse panel of earnest, pastoral and learned men. This article by Brad was our jumping off point: https://presbycast.substack.com/p/contemporary-question-is-it-worship   Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cyc2AtUc0ZA
4/5/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 57 seconds
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PRESBYGIRLS: What is a Presbyterian & Reformed Women's Ministry?

Sarah and Zoe join Wilson Van Hooser on his podcast, Gospel Gazing, for a discussion about women’s ministry in a Presbyterian and Reformed context—what Reformed women’s ministry looks like, how to encourage a healthy women’s ministry in the local church, distinguishing the marks of good and bad teaching material, and why we think the PCA is a wonderful place to be as Christian women.  Subscribe to the Gospel Gazing podcast here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-gospel-gazing-podcast/id1622067047
3/25/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 5 seconds
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Presburg Colloquy 3: Hart, Cline, Smith & Wolfe on Church & Nation(alism)

Scholars Darryl Hart, Timon Cline, Miles Smith IV, and Stephen Wolfe join us for a raucous and impassioned discussion of church, state, kingdoms...and princes.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOV-QdRoCM
3/22/20242 hours, 14 minutes, 30 seconds
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World Premiere: A New PCA Song by Zack Groff, Special Guest Camden Bucey

The world premiere of a new PCA song: The Winter of '73 by PCA pastor Zack Groff, with a cast of friends and special guest (and podcast major domo) Camden Bucey of Reformed Forum.  Watch (lyric video included): https://youtu.be/WJaJqkB7t-I?t=390
3/15/202449 minutes, 23 seconds
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Mid Eva, the PCA, and the New Center of Evangelicalism

Pastors Philip Ryan, Zack Groff, and Ryan Biese plus Presbygirl Zoe Miller join us to think about shifts in evangelicalism (mostly in an egalitarian direction) and their effect on the NAPARC denominations.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbdkl8as9Pw
3/8/20241 hour, 30 minutes, 47 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 16, Of Good Works

Our usual Westminster guide OPC pastor Chris Drew and special guest PCA pastor Stephen Spinnenweber help us work through WCF chapter 16, Of Good Works. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W682Rz2zO7o
2/28/20241 hour, 28 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Public Reading of Scripture, an Element of Worship

Three young pastors join us to discuss the essential element of worship that is the public reading of scripture. You may think that's a thin idea for a show...but Sean Morris, Matt Adams, and Ryan Biese had lots of good stuff for elders and church members alike to consider.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSpn-iOdBpA&t=1s
2/16/20241 hour, 34 minutes, 16 seconds
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RELEVANT RE-RUN: From 2022 Who Needs "He Gets Us"? -- Examining Big Eva's Biggest Project

(Originally released Nov 3, 2022) PCA pastors Derrick Brite and Stephen Spinnenweber plus SBC firebrand pastor Tom Buck join us to examine the $100 million+ Jesus marketing campaign "He Gets Us." And rumors of PCA involvement were addressed by PCA stated clerk Bryan Chapell who graciously provided a special recorded statement and agreed to a short interview.  Watch: https://youtu.be/2LP5vYf5OQ8
2/12/20242 hours, 22 minutes, 25 seconds
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America's High Holy Day: Punting on the 4th Commandment

Three pastors and a Presbygirl joined us examine the state of the Christian Sabbath and what the church does with America's holiest day—Super Bowl Sunday. PCA pastors Derrick Brite, Stephen Spinnenweber, and Ryan Biese, plus Presbygirl Zoe Miller populated our presby panel. This is the article we discussed: https://presbycast.substack.com/p/chariots-of-hire Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RlH4f9gxp2I
2/9/20241 hour, 48 minutes, 48 seconds
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A PCA Pastor Calls for Repentance Over "Jesus Calling"

We are joined by PCA teaching elder Benjamin T. Inman who has written two articles and a pending overture calling the PCA to repentance over what may be the best-selling Christian book in history Jesus Calling which was penned by a now-deceased PCA member and missionary. Read his articles here: https://www.knotsbetter.com/post/jesus-calling-pca-lament-repent and here: https://www.knotsbetter.com/post/the-pca-ga-corporate-repentance-and-jesus-calling View the show here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9vj3pMy20s
2/2/20241 hour, 25 minutes, 23 seconds
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Of Possums and Presbyterians - More Small-Town Church Adventures

Young PCA pastors Philip Ryan and Zach Byrd join us to talk about pastoring in small-town and rural settings...with and without possums! This was a fun and encouraging conversation just as we expected. Read Philip's Substack here: https://southernfriedyankee.substack.com/p/how-to-properly-wrestle-a-church View the show (with possum and GA video) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raBc4I2ZJvs
1/26/20241 hour, 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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Special: Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Directory for Worship?

Brad talks about the resistance to making all or part of the PCA's worship directory constitutionally binding. Here are two opposing articles on the topic and the narrow constitutional amendment overture in question: Pro: https://pcapolity.com/2024/01/10/the-unfinished-business-of-the-pca-founding/ Con: https://pcapolity.com/2024/01/16/do-we-need-a-directory-for-worship-no/ Overture: https://pcaga.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/Overture-3-Pee-Dee-BCO-53-website.pdf Book of Church Order: https://www.pcaac.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/2023-BCO-PCA.pdf Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bw2-DG1LMZc  
1/17/202446 minutes, 37 seconds
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True Confessions & Exceptional Issues in the PCA

PCA pastors Zack Groff, Matt Adams, and Jared Nelson, and ruling elder Chuck Murphy join us to cover a wide variety of 2024 issues (worship directories, exceptions, confessions, and catechisms) as Presbycast returns from holiday hiatus.  Watch: https://youtu.be/X6skScJIztM?t=21
1/12/20241 hour, 44 minutes, 12 seconds
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FESTIVUS 2023 with Dan Borvan and Friends!

A tradtion unlike any other: Presbycast and real fake holiday Festivus with Dan Borvan, Zoe Miller, and Chris Drew. We aired grievances and laud feats of strength! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CY-26NuPMs
12/20/20231 hour, 31 minutes, 52 seconds
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Exodus 20 Series: The 8th Commandment - Sean Morris

We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 15, the Eighth Commandment. This sermon was preached on 11/12/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he serves as associate pastor. Morris attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010), later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014) and his MTh from the University of Glasgow (2019). Morris is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at several seminaries and pastoral training centers in Asia and Africa. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
12/17/202336 minutes, 23 seconds
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Politics in Perspective w/Erick Erickson

National radio host and PCA church member/seminarian Erick Erickson joins us for the second time to talk about the challenges of being a Christian in the media and in the cauldron of political passion that the last decade has been. Erick does three hours of live commentary each weekday. You can find all of his content linked from https://www.erickerickson.com/ and https://ewerickson.substack.com/. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WSQKy9618M
12/15/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 13 seconds
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Happy 50th Birthday, PCA! w/Mel Duncan

On the actual 50th birthday of the PCA ruling elder Mel Duncan, the son of a PCA founding family, joins us as we reflect on the PCA's beginnings and roots with the help of audio of his home church's congregational meeting to leave the PCUS and of the first "Continuing Presbyterian Church" general assembly in 1973. Mr. Duncan is on staff at Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville, SC and works with the Gospel Reformation Network. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmN5sfmwsBE
12/5/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 57 seconds
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Planting Ordinary Churches in the PCA from Arkansas to Idaho

You'll be encouraged to hear from three PCA pastors planting ordinary means of grace churches—Bill Berry of Christ Redeemer PCA in Jonesboro, AR, Mark Trigsted of Redeemer PCA in McKinney, TX, and Seth Miller of Immanuel PCA in Post Falls, ID. Bill and Seth would welcome your support and Mark is eager to assist those established churches seeking to multiply.  Watch: https://youtu.be/4u9XCbj5AWY https://www.christredeemer.org/ https://www.redeemermckinney.com/ https://immanuelpca.org/
11/28/20231 hour, 23 minutes, 23 seconds
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Dr. T. David Gordon on What Johnny Still Can't Do

Dr. T. David Gordon spoke to with us and pastor Sean Morris at the recent Reformation and Worship Conference at Midway PCA in Powder Springs, GA. He revisited some of the concerns in raised in two of his earlier books, Why Johnny Can't Preach and Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns. We livestreamed this from the conference and you may view that video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bgF_dgZGpak
11/21/202352 minutes, 17 seconds
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Surviving Thanksgiving...and Prepping for 2024

Righteous dudes Dr. R. Scott Clark, pastor Job Dalomba and Mayor Sean join us to talk about the tumultuous days ahead and how to prepare for them with gospel hope and doctrinal fortitude. 
11/17/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 47 seconds
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Exodus 20 Series: The 7th Commandment - Sean Morris

We join pastor Sean Morris (struggling with laryngitis) as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 14, the Seventh Commandment. This sermon was preached on 11/12/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he serves as associate pastor. Morris attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010), later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014) and his MTh from the University of Glasgow (2019). Morris is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at several seminaries and pastoral training centers in Asia and Africa. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.  
11/15/202337 minutes, 14 seconds
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Exodus 20 Series: The 6th Commandment - Sean Morris

We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 13, the Sixth Commandment. This sermon was preached on 11/09/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he serves as associate pastor. Morris attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010), later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014) and his MTh from the University of Glasgow (2019). Morris is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at several seminaries and pastoral training centers in Asia and Africa. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
11/10/202335 minutes, 40 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 15, Of Repentance Unto Life

With the help of OPC pastor Chris Drew we work through chapter 15 of the WCF - Of Repentance Unto Life. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=81e0BBae4mE CHAPTER 15 - Of Repentance unto Life 1. Repentance unto life is an evangelical grace, the doctrine whereof is to be preached by every minister of the gospel, as well as that of faith in Christ. 2. By it, a sinner, out of the sight and sense not only of the danger, but also of the filthiness and odiousness of his sins, as contrary to the holy nature, and righteous law of God; and upon the apprehension of his mercy in Christ to such as are penitent, so grieves for, and hates his sins, as to turn from them all unto God, purposing and endeavoring to walk with him in all the ways of his commandments. 3. Although repentance be not to be rested in, as any satisfaction for sin, or any cause of the pardon thereof, which is the act of God’s free grace in Christ; yet it is of such necessity to all sinners, that none may expect pardon without it. 4. As there is no sin so small, but it deserves damnation; so there is no sin so great, that it can bring damnation upon those who truly repent. 5. Men ought not to content themselves with a general repentance, but it is every man’s duty to endeavor to repent of his particular sins, particularly. 6. As every man is bound to make private confession of his sins to God, praying for the pardon thereof; upon which, and the forsaking of them, he shall find mercy; so, he that scandalizeth his brother, or the church of Christ, ought to be willing, by a private or public confession, and sorrow for his sin, to declare his repentance to those that are offended, who are thereupon to be reconciled to him, and in love to receive him.      
11/8/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Lord's Day - A User's and Delighter's Guide w/a Panel of Friends

Some of our best friends joined us to talk about the blessings and challenges of the Lord's Day for Reformed Christians. We looked at what Westminster teaches and what real-world application looks like for members, moms, and elders.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSEnFzEy9zk&t=2s
11/3/20231 hour, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
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Having a Confession, Why Doctrine Mattered to Machen & Must Matter to Us - Chad Van Dixhoorn

Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn of RTS-Charlotte speaks at the Reformation & Worship Conference held last week at Midway PCA in Powder Springs, GA. He is briefly introduced by Dr. David W. Hall, pastor and Midway and host of the conference. We thank Dr. Hall for his kind permission to post this audio. Listen to, view, or download all the talks here: https://subsplash.com/midway-presbyterian-chur/media/ms/+j6ssbw2
10/26/202345 minutes, 7 seconds
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Presbygirls - Pastor Terry Johnson: Don't Be An Erdman!

Sarah Morris talks to pastor Terry Johnson at the Reformation and Worship Conference about lessons from the early 20th-century Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy for the church today. Pastor Johnson has long served Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, GA. 
10/25/202334 minutes, 50 seconds
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Exodus 20 Series: The 5th Commandment - Sean Morris

We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 12, the Fifth Commandment. This sermon was preached on 10/22/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he serves as associate pastor. Morris attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010), later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014) and his MTh from the University of Glasgow (2019). Morris is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at several seminaries and pastoral training centers in Asia and Africa. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
10/23/202337 minutes, 22 seconds
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Living With Westminster - Chad Van Dixhoorn

In a joint effort with Sean Morris of the Larger for Life podcast we interview Rev. Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, the foremost living authority on the Westminster Standards, at the 2023 Reformation and Worship Conference in Powder Springs, GA. You are guaranteed to learn new things about the history of the Assembly and you'll enjoy his stories of ecclesial sleuthing in England and Scotland, including the dusty corners of Westminster Abbey itself.
10/20/202342 minutes, 4 seconds
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Life from the RWC w/the PCA Young Bucks

Our quick first show from the Reformation Worship Conference at Midway PCA in Powder Springs, GA features our friends Sean Morris, Zack Groff, and Ryan Biese...together in the flesh (but tastefully dressed) for the first time. A great benefit of this show was to figure out that our wireless mics were failing...so we'll know better for upcoming shows. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqlI233seVY
10/19/202343 minutes, 3 seconds
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Exodus 20 Series: The 4th Commandment - Sean Morris

We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 8-11, the Fourth Commandment. This sermon was preached on 10/15/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he serves as associate pastor. Morris attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010), later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014) and his MTh from the University of Glasgow (2019). Morris is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at several seminaries and pastoral training centers in Asia and Africa. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
10/16/202334 minutes, 15 seconds
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Presbyterian Church Government Exposed! w/the Polity Matters Guys

Preliminary! Principles! Preliminary Principles! No, really...we discuss the foundations of PCA church government, the limits on church power, and the rights of church members with Jared Nelson and Ben Ratliff of the Polity Matters podcast. Presbygirl Zoe fills in for Wresby as co-host.  Watch: https://youtu.be/jNw9tRMocRY
10/12/20231 hour, 36 minutes, 3 seconds
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Exodus 20 Series: The 3rd Commandment - Sean Morris

We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 7, the Third Commandment. This sermon was preached on 10/08/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he serves as associate pastor. Morris attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010), later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014) and his MTh from the University of Glasgow (2019). Morris is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at several seminaries and pastoral training centers in Asia and Africa. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
10/9/202332 minutes, 53 seconds
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Breaking the 500 Barrier - Let the Show Roll On w/Our Best Friends

Presbycast has passed the 500-show mark a little more than 7 years into its existence. We are joined by some of our most special friends, including D.G Hart, R. Scott Clark, Zoe, Amish Ambush, and Chris Drew. Hear clips from our first show and a couple of our most significant or notorious shows. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jdeH8XnOdo
10/3/20231 hour, 47 minutes, 21 seconds
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Exodus 20 Series: The 2nd Commandment - Sean Morris

We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verses 4-6, the Second Commandment. This sermon was preached on 10/01/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he serves as associate pastor. Morris attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010), later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014) and his MTh from the University of Glasgow (2019). Morris is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at several seminaries and pastoral training centers in Asia and Africa. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.  
10/2/202332 minutes, 49 seconds
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Pre-500+ Episode Saturday Night Musical Celebration

We'll soon celebrate 500+ episodes and what better way to warm up than with 29 tunes from the Presbycast bumper music vinyl vault?  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/Sf2OfMobVdg?si=G31Ch6f_vSEDmx9l
10/1/20231 hour, 45 minutes, 8 seconds
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PCA History, GA Worship & Subscription w/Frank Smith & Philip Ryan

We are joined by RPCNA minister Dr. Frank Smith (formerly PCA) and PCA ministers Philip Ryan and Zack Groff for a wide-ranging discussion of PCA history and issues plus Dr. Smith's inner-city ministry at Atlanta Reformed Presbyterian Church (RPCNA). Among Dr. Smith's books are The History of the Presbyterian Church in America: The Silver Anniversary Edition; Worship in the Presence of God (co-editor and contributor); and Tales from the City: Real Stories of Urban Christian Ministry (editor), which detailed the ministry of an interdenominational, multi-ethnic group in Atlanta. His recent articles have focused on the history of science and the doctrine of worship. Dr. Smith is the Founding Editor of Presbyterian International News Service (PINS) and is a Contributing Editor for The Confessional Presbyterian, a scholarly journal. Philip Ryan is a PCA Teaching Elder serving as Assistant Pastor of Discipleship at The Kirk Presbyterian (PCA) in Savannah, GA.  Zachary Groff pastors Antioch Presbyterian Church of Woodruff, South Carolina and works with both the Presbyterian Polity blog and the Confessional Presbyterian Journal.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6byWsLglQwU
9/27/20231 hour, 51 minutes
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Reformed Ministry in South Africa & the Mission of the Church w/Simon Jooste & Dan Borvan

URCNA pastors Dr. Dan Borvan and Simon Jooste join us to talk about a new addition to the United Reformed Churches in North America...in South Africa. Simon pastors the congregation in the southern suburbs of Capetown, an environment quite unlike any in the USA or possibly anywhere in the Western world.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkvWqwTwvek
9/20/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 33 seconds
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Exodus 20 Series: God's Law - 3 Uses of the Law & The 1st Commandment - Sean Morris

We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verses 1-3, the three uses of God's Law and the First Commandment. This sermon was preached on 9/17/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) where serves as associate pastor. He attended Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania, earning his BA in Biblical and Religious Studies (2010), later earning his MDiv from the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi (2014) and his MTh from the University of Glasgow (2019). Morris is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society, the Society of Biblical Literature, the American Academy of Religion, and the Scottish Evangelical Theological Society. Additionally, he served as an Honors Scholar and Teaching Assistant for the Academic Dean and the Chancellor during his time at RTS and has also taught at several seminaries and pastoral training centers in Asia and Africa. He is presently pursuing his PhD in Historical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.
9/18/202333 minutes, 22 seconds
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The Trinity Psalter Hymnal & the Church w/Danny Olinger

Our guest to talk about the Trinity Psalter Hymnal is Danny E. Olinger, general secretary The Committee on Christian Education of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Rev. Olinger has been involved with this important project since its beginning. Learn more here: https://www.trinitypsalterhymnal.org/ Watch the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGEdxT8fDeU
9/8/20231 hour, 27 minutes, 3 seconds
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Dan Borvan: Lessons For Exiles on Main St: Huguenots as a Christian Minority

Dr. Dan Borvan speaks about the French Huguenots' persecution and piety in the 16th and 17th centuries and what the 21st church might learn from them. This address was delivered recently at the Christianity and Liberal Democracy: Common and Separate conference at Reformed Church Southern Suburbs in Rondebosch/Capetown, South Africa. The congregation is a part of the United Reformed Churches in North America. Learn more: https://rcsasouthernsuburbs.com/ The Psalm sung at the beginning and end of the episode is number 137 from the Genevan Psalter. It has a homophonic beginning (as was favored in Geneva) and then is sung in parts, the style of the Huguenots, at least for parlor/recreational settings. https://www.cpdl.org/wiki/index.php/Etans_assis_aux_rives_aquatiques_(Claude_Goudimel)
9/6/20231 hour, 2 minutes, 55 seconds
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Sermon: “A Table of Peace and Unity” by Dr.C.N. Willborn

Dr. C.N. "Nick" Willborn of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Oak Ridge, TN delivered this sermon on the Lord's Supper from 1 Corinthians 11:23-30 on September 3, 2023. https://www.covenant-pca.com/
9/4/202339 minutes
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The Year of Living Machen-ly w/DG Hart

Machen biographer Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College to talk about the commemorations, assessments, and legacy of J. Gresham Machen in this the 100th anniversary of the book Christianity and Liberalism. Hart's article we discussed: https://oldlife.org/2013/09/20/machen-chance-blew/ Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT1HVT6NFbE
9/1/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 9 seconds
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Why Polity Matters...and Why Another Podcast?

Pastors and purveyors of PCA polity Scott Edburg, Jared Nelson, and Ben Ratliff join us to explain their new podcast "Polity Matters" and why the show subject (presbyterian church government) is worth hundreds of hours of talk time.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mzv1PhgPCWQ&t=1s
8/24/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 38 seconds
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Opposing Ecclesial Egalitarianism w/the Presbygirls

Sarah and Zoe (the Presbygirls) grace us with their presence to discuss encroaching egalitarianism in the evangelical world, the importance of office and ordination, and what church women really want. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rI8ejYyWhD0
8/16/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 5 seconds
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The State of Anglicanism w/Miles Smith IV

Presbyterian-turned-ACNA Dr. Miles Smith IV joins us to talk all things Anglican. It's good to understand our strange ecclesial cousins whose churches have become somewhat popular destinations for those leaving the presbyterian and evangelical orbits. And talking about another communion's problems and history can help us understand our own. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0AqqpmjQ44
8/9/20231 hour, 50 minutes, 37 seconds
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Church Twice on Sunday w/Dr. Duncan Rankin

Dr. Duncan Rankin, pastors Sean Morris and Zach Groff, and data man Justin Andrusk join us to talk about the decline of the evening worship service in presbyterian churches (particularly in the PCA), the great blessing of the second service, and practical suggestions for structuring and implementing second services. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZhHez2whYg
8/4/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 16 seconds
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Cantina w/Friends - How I Became Reformed

Ten friends join us to tell how they became Reforned and/or Presbyterian and why they are happy they did.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBK4P_AvQOQ
7/27/20231 hour, 43 minutes, 43 seconds
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Sermon: Jesus & the Lord's Day- John 20:19-31

Dr. C.N. Willborn preached this sermon about Jesus and the Lord's Day from John 20:19-31 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN on 7/23/2023. Dr. Willborn calls special attention to the importance this passage places on the "8th day," the then-new Christian Sabbath.
7/24/202341 minutes, 6 seconds
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Presby Politypalooza w/Pastor Jacob Gerber

PCA pastor and former professional parliamentarian Jacob Gerber and his publisher Zack Groff join us to discuss the new publication Parliamentary Procedures for Presbyters, A Beginner's Guide - available for purchase at https://heritagebooks.org/products/parliamentary-procedure-for-presbyters-a-beginners-guide-gerber.html Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VrHeOCEwNk  
7/20/20231 hour, 26 minutes, 32 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 14, Of Saving Faith

OPC minister Chris Drew helps us work through chapter 14 of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Saving Faith. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrj7qNA5Aic Text of chapter 14: Of Saving Faith 1. The grace of faith, whereby the elect are enabled to believe to the saving of their souls, is the work of the Spirit of Christ in their hearts, and is ordinarily wrought by the ministry of the Word, by which also, and by the administration of the sacraments, and prayer, it is increased and strengthened. 2. By this faith, a Christian believeth to be true whatsoever is revealed in the Word, for the authority of God himself speaking therein; and acteth differently upon that which each particular passage thereof containeth; yielding obedience to the commands, trembling at the threatenings, and embracing the promises of God for this life, and that which is to come. But the principal acts of saving faith are accepting, receiving, and resting upon Christ alone for justification, sanctification, and eternal life, by virtue of the covenant of grace. 3. This faith is different in degrees, weak or strong; may be often and many ways assailed, and weakened, but gets the victory: growing up in many to the attainment of a full assurance, through Christ, who is both the author and finisher of our faith.
7/14/20231 hour, 12 minutes, 38 seconds
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Pastor Ryan Biese on Abuse, the Church, & the Gospel

Pastor Ryan Biese reads his Substack article Addressing Abuse & Defending the Bride.https://rfbwcf.substack.com/p/addressing-abuse-and-defending-the
7/11/202318 minutes, 29 seconds
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Presbygirls - Friends, Fathers, and Puritans on Gender Roles

Sarah and Zoe are joined by pastors Matt Adams and Jared Nelson to talk about Thomas Watson, Chrysostom, and other church fathers on biblical gender roles in theory and practice. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnwmGyn7OeA
7/6/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 37 seconds
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4th of July Special w/D.G. Hart, Great American

Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to talk about patriotism, nationalism, political history and philosophy, and Christianity on America's high holy day, the 4th of July. Pastor Stephen Spinnenweber dropped in as well.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO3TVYA8anQ
7/5/20231 hour, 40 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cultural Differences & Common Concerns - PCA & OPC Elders Panel

Two OPC pastors and a PCA ruling elder and teaching elder join us to talk about the differences and similarities between two denominations "divided by a common confession." Jim Cassidy, Chris Drew, Joshua Torrey, and Ryan Biese were our guests. Most of us attended (or watched) at least one general assembly in the past month. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uT4Wnc74_XE
6/30/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dr. O. Palmer Robertson -- Memories of the PCA's Founding, Aspirations for Her Future

Here's an extended version (recorded the day after the assembly concluded) of Dr. O. Palmer Robertson's message to the PCA on the occasion of her 50th anniversary. Dr. Robertson had delivered a briefer version at an assembly-wide seminar on June 13, 2023. Thanks to our own Zoe Miller for recording these remarks and to Dr. Robertson for sharing them. Because of positive audience reaction, we have included introductory and concluding remarks from our host and panel (Zoe Miller, and pastors Ryan Biese and Zack Groff) as well. You may view Dr. Robertson's shorter GA presentation here: https://youtu.be/XgO2dk41TqU?t=173  View the Presbycast live video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFTjBh6x7_U
6/17/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 57 seconds
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PCA General Assembly Final Edition w/Mel Duncan & the Presbygirls

We wrap up the historic Anniversary PCA General Assembly with esteemed ruling elder Mel Duncan AND the Presbygirls AND their pastor husbands! What a show! Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEIgTi3g3yc
6/16/20231 hour, 11 minutes, 32 seconds
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PCA General Assembly Day 2 Wrap-Up & Special Musical Guest

Ruling elders Matt Fender and Charlie Nave, and teaching elder Zack Groff join us to review the high points of day two of the PCA General Assembly. And brace yourself for a special live musical performance of a PCA-related instant classic. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5d7Gl41vAw
6/15/202359 minutes, 7 seconds
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PCA General Assembly Day 1 Wrap-Up & Overtures

A great panel of a two ruling elders and one pastor (all members of the PCA General Assembly Overtures Committee) join us to rundown the first day of the 2023 assembly.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4jy5t7yFR0
6/14/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 4 seconds
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PRESBYCAST CLASSIC: Time Capsule - 1st PCA General Assembly, 1973

With permission from the PCA Historical Center we provide this recording of the first hour and a half of the first PCA General Assembly in 1973. The greater portion is an address by convener/moderator Jack Williamson (a ruling elder and attorney), the text of which can be found here with other addresses from this historic assembly. (First published February 12, 2021)  https://pcahistory.org/pca/ga/index.html https://www.pcahistory.org/pca/ga/1st_pcaga_addresses.pdf
6/9/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 36 seconds
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Presbygirls - What Is A Woman (Preacher)?

 Sarah and Zoe are joined by honorary third Presbygirls TE Sean Morris and TE Stephen Spinnenweber for a discussion on women, the pastorate, and creation ordinances. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkX-8N3eeNk
6/7/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 39 seconds
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The Genesis of the PCA w/Dr. Nick Willborn

Eminent church historian Dr. Nick Willborn helps explore the roots and founding of the Presbyterian Church in America. Dr. Willborn has been senior pastor of Covenant PCA in Oak Ridge, TN since 2009, and is an author, editor, and veteran professor of church history and historical theology. Links to other shows with Dr. Willborn and/or about the PCA's founding here: https://presbycast.substack.com/p/the-genealogy-of-the-pca
6/6/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 47 seconds
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Machen Series Part 6 - Machen's Christianity & Liberalism

Brad Isbell covers the main section of J. Gresham Machen's Christianity and Liberalism. This is part 6 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.
6/1/202339 minutes, 55 seconds
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PCAGA Preview 2 w/Matt Lee - Presby Data & Ecclesial Titles

PCA ruling elder and data guy Matthew Lee joins us to analyze some of last year's PCAGA voting and to preview the prospects of some overtures at this year's assembly. We also talked about an overture that would bring order to ordination and titles of office in the PCA. This was a fairly visual episode -- you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzjmGxmrl8g Read Matt's article here: https://theaquilareport.com/final-tally-from-pca-presbyteries-on-overture-15/ See the titles overture here: https://pcaga.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Overture-26-NWGA-BCO-7-3.pdf Read Brad's article here: https://pcapolity.com/2023/05/31/pca-officers-their-pronouns/
6/1/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 27 seconds
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Machen's Message to the PCA w/Carlton Wynne

PCA teaching elder and seminary professor Dr. Carlton Wynne joins us to consider the topic of his recent Reformed Forum article Machen and the PCA Today. Read the article here: https://reformedforum.org/machen-and-the-pca-today/ Be sure to subscribe at Reformed Forum! Watch our discussion here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov51DTuxXCc
5/26/20231 hour, 29 minutes, 41 seconds
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Machen Series Part 5- Introduction to Christianity & Liberalism

Brad Isbell covers the introduction of J. Gresham Machen's Christianity and Liberalism. This is part 5 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.
5/25/202336 minutes, 5 seconds
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Machen Series Part 4- The Good Fight of Faith w/Pastor Sean Morris

Pastor Sean Morris talks about J. Gresham Machen's This is part 4 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.
5/18/202328 minutes, 27 seconds
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PCAGA 2023 Overtures Preview w/a Presbyload of Special Guests

A diverse array of PCA elders joined us to discuss the overtures submitted to the 2023 PCA General Assembly. Our intro and outro music came from parts unknown—two very unofficial viral parody songs about the PCA now sweeping the interwebs. See all the overtures here: https://pcaga.org/resources/#overtures Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz2BXaG75zM
5/17/20231 hour, 46 minutes, 48 seconds
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PRESBYGIRLS - Rosaria Butterfield Returns: Pronouns, Repentance, & Gender Ideology

Rosaria Butterfield graciously returns to bless us with a frank discussion about public repentance, transgender pronouns, and the ever-increasing fallout from radical gender ideology - and the Christian response. Rosaria's recent article explaining new convictions on pronoun hospitality can be found here: https://www.reformation21.org/blog/why-i-no-longer-use-transgender-pronouns-and-why-you-shouldnt-either
5/12/20231 hour, 48 minutes, 4 seconds
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Machen Series Part 3 - Birth to WW1 w/Pastor Sean Morris

Pastor Sean Morris talks about J. Gresham Machen's life from his birth in 1881 until the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914. This is part 3 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.
5/11/202329 minutes, 16 seconds
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Machen Series Part 2 - The Controversy w/Historian Dr. Nick Willborn

Dr. Nick Willborn talks about the Presbyterian/Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy (in which J. Greshan Machen played so great a part) and some of the major figures and events of the era. This is part 2 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.
5/5/202339 minutes, 34 seconds
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Machen Series Part 1 - His Context w/Historian Dr. Nick Willborn

Dr. Nick Willborn outlines the historical context that informed the Presbyterian/Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy in which J. Greshan Machen played so great a part. This is part 1 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.
4/28/202336 minutes, 51 seconds
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The Life I Now Live - A New Book on Machen w/Rich Brown

PCA teaching elder Rich S. Brown III joins for a wide-ranging discussion of J. Gresham Machen, the subject of Brown's new book The Life I Now Live. More info here: Rich S. Brown III (richsbrown3.com) Watch: https://youtube.com/live/5Q5TWF56npI
4/27/20231 hour, 34 minutes, 10 seconds
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Losing the Lord's Day...and Getting it Back

Five young pastors join us to discuss the importance of the Lord's Day, its decline in the US, a current Supreme Court case concerning Sunday work, and the many pastoral implications associated with high regard for the Lord's Day.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZGeCU3k82I
4/21/20231 hour, 35 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Genealogy of the PCA w/Dr. Nick Willborn

Dr. Nick Willborn helps explore US presbyterian history from 1706 to the middle of the 20th century as we trace the roots of the Presbyterian Church in America, a denomination that turns 50 this year. This is the first of two parts, the next of which will examine the genesis and early years of the PCA. Dr. Willborn is senior pastor of Covenant PCA in Oak Ridge, TN since 2009 and is an author, editor, and veteran professor of church history and historical theology. Links to other shows with Dr Willborn and about the PCA's founding here: https://presbycast.substack.com/p/the-genealogy-of-the-pca (There is no video of this interview due to technical difficulties)
4/13/20231 hour, 33 minutes, 19 seconds
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Presbygirls - Abuse in the Church...#UsToo!

Sarah Morris leads a discussion of identifying, addressing, and preventing abuse in the church with minister of counseling at First Presbyterian (ARP) Columbia, SC Josh Squires, and pastors R. Scott Clark and Sean Morris. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ws44SlBbVU
4/4/20231 hour, 56 minutes, 46 seconds
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Prayers for the Grieving Church

A group of PCA pastors join us to offer prayers for Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, and the Presbyterian Church in America in the wake of the tragic church school shooting.  Article on music for lament: https://rfbwcf.substack.com/p/singing-in-the-face-of-suffering
3/31/202348 minutes, 57 seconds
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Jon Payne & Mel Duncan on the 2023 GRN Conference

Leaders of the Gospel Reformation Network join us to talk about the 2023 GRN national conference May 3 and 4 in Charlotte, NC. Jon Payne and Mel Duncan talk about the organization's history, purpose, and future and about the speakers and topics slated for the May conference. Learn more at: GRN National Conference (May 3-4) | Gospel Reformation Network. Get 10% of the registration fee by using the promo code PRESBYCAST.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/9YhwbBR_cys?feature=share
3/24/20231 hour, 7 minutes, 25 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 13, Of Sanctification

Our Westminster walking tour continues with our able and pastoral guide OPC pastor Chris Drew—this time through chapter 13 on the difficult subject of sanctification. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tawH9_QR32I Here's the text: CHAPTER 13 Of Sanctification 1. They, who are once effectually called, and regenerated, having a new heart, and a new spirit created in them, are further sanctified, really and personally, through the virtue of Christ’s death and resurrection, by his Word and Spirit dwelling in them: the dominion of the whole body of sin is destroyed, and the several lusts thereof are more and more weakened and mortified; and they more and more quickened and strengthened in all saving graces, to the practice of true holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord. 2. This sanctification is throughout, in the whole man; yet imperfect in this life, there abiding still some remnants of corruption in every part; whence ariseth a continual and irreconcilable war, the flesh lusting against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh. 3. In which war, although the remaining corruption, for a time, may much prevail; yet, through the continual supply of strength from the sanctifying Spirit of Christ, the regenerate part doth overcome; and so, the saints grow in grace, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.
3/17/20231 hour, 18 minutes, 5 seconds
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Expelled from Acts 29 w/Pastor Chase Davis

Long-time Acts 29 pastor Chase Davis of The Well in Boulder, CO tells describes the good, the bad, and the ugly of the church planting network that eventually expelled his church. Join us for a fascinating look into the missional church world that bloomed in the 2000s but has had rockier times of late.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/GWVnlpj4ZZk?feature=share Read: https://www.boulderwell.org/blog/post/why-we-are-no-long-acts-29
3/9/20231 hour, 22 minutes, 1 second
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Of Synods & Councils - Westminster Presbyterianism w/Ryan Biese

To make up for a lost Sunday School class recording, Brad is joined by PCA pastor Ryan Biese to work through Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 31, Of Synods and Councils. We examine the basics of presbyterian church government and make some contemporary applications. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/tqbHeMfNBZg?feature=share
3/8/20231 hour, 28 minutes, 57 seconds
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Zoe Schimke - Boots on the Ground at the Asbury Revival

Zoe Schimke of World News Group and the Presbygirls podcast joins us (despite internet-ravaging Texas thunderstorms) to talk about her experience at the Asbury University revival meeting.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYNu9rkN2Ng
3/3/20231 hour, 16 minutes, 33 seconds
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Acts 15 Demands Presbyterian Church Government

In an introductory Sunday School lesson on Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 31 (Of Synods and Councils) Brad talks about the Westminster Assembly's makeup and political context and then examines the proof text for this chapter, Acts 15. (The reading of the full passage in the middle of the lesson has been removed because the readers were inaudible.)
2/26/202338 minutes, 23 seconds
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Machen's Relevance Today (Presbyterian & Reformed Churchmen Podcast)

We know you'll enjoy this conversation that Brad had with PCA pastor (and former ruling elder) George Sayour on the Presbyterian and Reformed Churchmen podcast. We focused especially on Machen's great work Christianity and Liberalism and discussed the differences and parallels between  the 1920s presbyterian controversies and those of the 2020s. Subscribe to George's excellent podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/presbyterian-reformed-churchmen/id1658431714 Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/SDXnbs9yG20?feature=share  
2/23/20231 hour, 21 minutes, 58 seconds
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The Ordinary Means of Missions w/Nick Bullock

PCA missionary-church planter Nick Bullock of Stuttgart, Germany and his friend Sean Morris join us to talk about missions, church planting, and the portability of Reformed worship and the ordinary means of grace.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/7FnKHggf7sA?feature=share
2/15/20231 hour, 20 minutes, 29 seconds
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Tim Keller's Rx for Revival & Ecclesial Reset w/DG Hart & Kevin White

Historian Darryl Hart and scholar Kevin White join us for a big show on a daunting topic -- Tim Keller's multifarious initiatives and prescriptions for revival and renewal of the American church. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/uafP0yfpGuM?feature=share The documents and articles: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/tgc-announces-keller-center/ https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/thekellercenter/ https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2023/02/christianity-secularization-america-renewal-modernity/672948/ https://quarterly.gospelinlife.com/american-church-the-strategy-for-renewal/ https://quarterly.gospelinlife.com/decline-and-renewal-of-the-american-church-extended/    
2/9/20232 hours, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 12, Of Adoption

In Wresby's absence, our regular guide through the riches of Westminster, OPC pastor Chris Drew, was joined by PCA minister Sean Morris for an encouraging discussion of Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 12, Of Adoption.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/yYtsBtsiprA?feature=share  
2/3/20231 hour, 13 minutes, 30 seconds
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Why Can't the Presby & Reformed Plant Rural & Small-Town Churches?

A seminary professor with rural roots and four rural/small-town pastors (two of whom are bi-vocational) join us to talk about the challenges and blessings of ministry in the hinterlands. Chris Drew, Dennis Bills, Derrick Brite, and Charles Stover provide an often-overlooked perspective on presbyterian and Reformed churches outside of cities and comfortable suburbs. Learn more about Dennis Bills' work at http://www.reformingwv.org/. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/live/LIBodVt7fwA?feature=share
1/27/20232 hours, 5 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dutch Reformed & Southbound -a Unique URC Church Plant

United Reformed Churches in North America minister Luke Gossett tells us about his hope to plant a URCNA congregation in his home state of Alabama where none has ever before existed. Along the way, we learned a lot about the distinctives of the URCNA specifically and the Dutch Reformed more generally. Learn more about the planting initiative here: https://www.birminghamurc.org/ Watch the show: https://youtu.be/lRuDfvLET0M
1/19/20231 hour, 32 minutes, 11 seconds
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PRESBYGIRLS - Fomenting Biblical Femininity

The Presbygirls finally break their nine-month hiatus with a brand new show on womanhood, femininity, theology, and everything in between, featuring our friend Mary Weller from TruthXChange, an apologetics ministry founded by Dr. Peter Jones. Watch: https://youtu.be/WiNV1qA4XK4
1/14/20231 hour, 44 minutes, 25 seconds
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We Found a Funny Baptist - Keith Foskey!

Calvinistic baptist pastor Keith Foskey joins us to talk about his viral videos which lovingly skewer nearly every denomination. We also talked about the role and value of humor in Christian life and ministry. Find Keith's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/@ConversationswithaCalvinist Watch the episode here: https://youtu.be/2zAfdgF6SiU
1/13/20231 hour, 42 minutes, 27 seconds
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Balm in Gilead Crossover - Music for the Church & the Christian

Grant and Jemerson of the excellent Balm in Gilead podcast join us to talk all things Christian music—from the business, to worship, to personal devotions and even for entertainment purposes. We had a lot of fun...maybe a little too much! These guys are thoughtful and solid. Be sure to subscribe to their show: https://www.balmcast.com/  Watch the show: https://youtu.be/s_aOPPt1gc4
1/6/20231 hour, 37 minutes, 51 seconds
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Crossover w/George Sayour of Presbyterian & Reformed Churchmen

Brad was interviewed recently by George Sayour, a ruling elder-turned-pastor, on George's new ruling elder-focused podcast Presbyterian & Reformed Churchmen. Subscribe here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/presbyterian-reformed-churchmen/id1658431714
12/29/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 31 seconds
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Festivus '22 - Grievances Aired, Feats of Strength Lauded w/Borvan & Biese

Our annual visit from URC scholar-pastor Dan Borvan to celebrate the fake holiday Festivus was enlivened by the addition of PCA pastor Ryan Biese. All in good fun, tongues in cheek, etc...but serious matters were considered. Enjoy. Watch: https://youtu.be/uimYLR9LKbA
12/22/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 23 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 11, Of Justification

OPC pastor Chris Drew is our guide through the great eleventh chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Justification. Watch: https://youtu.be/utiEl2eZ-vQ
12/16/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 15 seconds
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Of Advent, Ecumenism, Censorship...and Chickens w/Pastor Ben Glaser

The Most Interesting Presbyterian in the World, ARP Pastor Ben Glaser, holds forth on ministerial chicken raising and slaughtering, being Facebook-jailed, visiting Namibia for an international P&R ecumenical meeting, and whether Advent ought to be a thing in presbyterian churches.  Watch: https://youtu.be/o3Qj_SnplM0
12/9/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 24 seconds
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Sermon: "The Golden Chain - Justification" (Romans 3 & Zechariah 3) by Sean Morris

Here's an encouraging sermon on justification by pastor Sean Morris, preached at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge, TN on December 4, 2022.  You can find other sermons in this series at: http://www.sermonaudio.com/solo/covenantoakridge
12/5/202235 minutes, 55 seconds
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Memorial Presbyterian Votes to Leave the PCA

Memorial Presbyterian Church in St Louis, MO voted Friday, November 18 to leave the Presbyterian Church in America due to controversies involving their pastor Greg Johnson and a specific ministry of the church. PCA pastors Dr. Dominc Aquila and Todd Pruitt joined us on short notice to talk about the departure. Watch: https://youtu.be/-DxhTNSI4b0 Read the revealing congregational letters: https://theaquilareport.com/memorial-presbyterian-church-session-calls-congregation-meeting/
11/19/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 3 seconds
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Festivent 2022 - Thankful for the Church w/Pastor Sean Morris & Friends

We prepare for Festivus by expressing our thankfulness even while lighting the ceremonial Festivent dumpster fires. Seriously, PCA pastor Sean Morris uses his two fine Reformation 21 articles on the church for a great discussion of the gathered communion of the saints. https://www.reformation21.org/blog/no-christianity-without-the-church https://www.reformation21.org/blog/for-all-the-saints  
11/18/20221 hour, 48 minutes, 8 seconds
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O. Palmer Robertson on the PCA (Grace to Stand Podcast)

Our friends George and Darin at the Grace to Stand podcast kindly shared their wonderful interview with PCA pastor, missionary, author, theologian, and professor Dr. O. Palmer Robertson. They discussed his work, life, and perspective on the PCA from its founding until now. Please enjoy this conversation and be sure to subscribe to the Grace to Stand podcast. https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/grace-to-stand/id1633537628
11/16/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 59 seconds
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Saturday Night Gospel Tunes

Enjoy (if so inclined) a few favorite tunes in the Presbycast genre—some standards plus a full-length LP by Ralph Trotto that is equal parts standard gospel (heavy on the maudlin morality tale songs) and impressive guitar numbers. Watch: https://youtu.be/6A4sr0-_JVY
11/13/202253 minutes, 16 seconds
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Wrestling w/the PCAGA Overtures w/Fred Greco & Friends

Super presbyter Fred Greco (a former ruling elder and present teaching elder) brings his considerable knowledge of presbyterian polity and process to bear on the current crop of proposed constitutional amendments to the Presbyterian Church in America constitution. Our panel also included young PCA pastors Stephen Spinnenweber and Scott Edburg, keeper of the vote-tracking spreadsheet. Watch: https://youtu.be/OUcDw4cWG4Y
11/11/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 8 seconds
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Who Needs "He Gets Us"? -- Examining Big Eva's Biggest Project

PCA pastors Derrick Brite and Stephen Spinnenweber plus SBC firebrand pastor Tom Buck join us to examine the $100 million+ Jesus marketing campaign "He Gets Us." And rumors of PCA involvement were addressed by PCA stated clerk Bryan Chapell who graciously provided a special recorded statement and agreed to a short interview.  Watch: https://youtu.be/2LP5vYf5OQ8
11/3/20222 hours, 22 minutes, 25 seconds
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SERMON: Baptism -- A Reformation Recalibration (Matthew 3:1-17)

Dr. C.N. Willborn preached this sermon about the Reformation's recapture of biblical baptism on 10/30/2022 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN. More about Dr. Willborn: https://gpts.edu/about/faculty-staff/willborn/
10/31/202238 minutes, 43 seconds
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Worship and Reformation w/Pastor Ryan Biese

PCA pastor Ryan Biese joins us to talk about the importance and priority of worship during the 16th-century Protestant Reformation...and (we hope) today. Watch: https://youtu.be/_-NCR5jI1G8
10/28/20221 hour, 20 minutes, 37 seconds
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SERMON: Ps. 95 - a Psalm for Reformation, by Ryan Biese

Here's a wonderful sermon from Psalm 95 on worship and reformation by PCA pastor Ryan Biese of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Oglethorpe, GA. 
10/24/202241 minutes, 12 seconds
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Revoice 2022 -- An Attendee's View, a Researcher's Assessment

Apologist Joshua Gielow of TruthXchange, who attended the first and most recent Revoice conferences, and American Family Association researcher, author, and filmmaker M.D. Perkins joined us for a lengthy, frank, and (to be honest) PG-13 discussion of the Revoice movement which both have spent years studying. Find TruthXchange at https://truthxchange.com/ and begin at https://afa.net/alittleleaven to find M.D.'s work.  Watch the show here: https://youtu.be/YvugmEaLvoQ
10/20/20222 hours, 48 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 10, Of Effectual Calling

OPC pastor Chris Drew leads us through the grand tenth chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith on effectual calling. Watch here: https://youtu.be/hmwMB3uBC0Q
10/12/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 36 seconds
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Riding w/CW -- About the Importance of Hearing

Faith comes by hearing...so maybe we should focus more on hearing.  Here is the audio bible that was recommended: https://www.audible.com/pd/David-Suchet-Audio-Bible-New-International-Version-NIV-Complete-Bible-Audiobook/B012QGQSFG
10/10/202218 minutes, 57 seconds
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Exceptions, Scruples & Ecclesial Law w/PCA pastor Matt Adams

South Carolina PCA pastor Matt Adams joins us to talk about good faith subscription, polity scruples, and practice in the PCA, and why uniformity is actually good and necessary. Watch: https://youtu.be/vphRN4hFEhk
10/6/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 50 seconds
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Presbycast Space Cantina: Listeners & Regulars Unite

Another wide-ranging discussion with about 10 of our regulars and friends. From sacraments to surveys, from the Lord's Day to Le Mis...we covered some ground and had a good time.  Watch: https://youtu.be/4UTF-_JmKQk
9/30/20221 hour, 40 minutes, 29 seconds
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Presburg Colloquy 2: PCA Pastors Gleason & Radney Debate Intinction & Tiers

PCA Pastors Derek Radney and Geoff Gleason debate intinction and worship, and talk tiers (of importance) in our second-ever debate in a series we now call The Presburg Colloquies. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3OYgO6XFpg
9/22/20221 hour, 54 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Word of God Regulates Our Worship - WCF 21, Part 3 - The Lord's Day

Brad teaches the last of three Sunday school lessons on Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 21, this time covering paragraphs 7 and 8,  using questions 115-121 of the Westminster Larger Catechism as a commentary.  (Larger Catechism with scripture proofs https://www.opc.org/documents/LCLayout.pdf)
9/18/202247 minutes, 11 seconds
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The Passing of a (Sorta) Presbyterian Queen

Historians Darryl Hart and Miles Smith IV of Hillsdale College join us to talk about the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth II and her surprising connections to presbyterianism.
9/15/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 16 seconds
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The Word of God Regulates Our Worship - WCF 21, Part 2 of 3

Brad teaches the second of three Sunday school lessons on Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 21, this time covering the second half of paragraph 1 through paragraph 6. 
9/11/202246 minutes, 36 seconds
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Not Side Issues in the Side B Debate: Unnatural Desires & Concupiscence

Dr. R. Scott Clark and PCA pastor Stephen Spinnenweber help us consider some under-treated aspects of the Side B/Revoice/"Gay Christian" debate—the natural/unnatural distinction, degrees of heinousness, and the finer points of concupiscence. Here is the article we discussed: https://heidelblog.net/2022/08/homosexuality-concupiscence-and-the-pca/ Here is the video that accompanied the presentation of the PCA sexuality report: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=3JWQPFvtzck
9/9/20221 hour, 49 minutes, 17 seconds
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Worship Is More Important Than We Think It Is - WCF 21, Part 1 of 3

Brad teaches the first of three Sunday school lessons on Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 21. Read Calvin's "The Necessity of Reforming the Church" here:  https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/calvin_necessityreform.html
9/4/202246 minutes, 18 seconds
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PCA Pastor Aldo Leon on Moscow and More

PCA Pastor Aldo Leon of Miami joins us to discuss his recent strong statements against the Federal Vision and what might be called "The Moscow Movement." We also used recent events in the megachurch world to highlight the benefits and necessity of (still very imperfect) presbyterian government. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goZWVIovhEs
9/2/20221 hour, 45 minutes, 32 seconds
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The GRN & the PCA with Jon Payne & Mel Duncan

Gospel Reformation Network leaders pastor Jon Payne and ruling elder Mel Duncan join us to talk about the GRN, its reason for being, and reasons for both hope and concern in the Presbyterian Church in America. The GRN fall gathering is coming soon. Learn more here: https://gospelreformation.net/grn-fall-gathering/
8/25/20221 hour, 32 minutes, 42 seconds
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The Libertarian Case Against Abortion w/Kerry Baldwin

Author, podcaster, and researcher Kerry Baldwin joins us to talk about libertarian principles generally and a libertarian case against abortion more specifically. Learn more about Kerry here: https://mereliberty.com/
8/18/20221 hour, 27 minutes, 57 seconds
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When Your Local Megachurch Crashes w/Derrick Brite

Small-town PCA minister Derrick Brite joins us to talk about a big-time problem—the all-too-common crashes of local megachurches and how to deal with and minister to their members and refugees. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U24ZC8v26G0
8/11/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 43 seconds
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Happening Now...Again, Reviewing a 1969 SBC Musical

With added content and improved sound we present our 2019 review of the 1969 SBC-produced youth musical "Happening Now!" This muscial groanstravaganza speaks volumes about the cultural captivity of the mainline and evangelicals...then and now. And considering the events of the late 60s reminds us that today may not be quite as bad as it seems. The irrepressible D-Bag Worship Guy was our special celebrity guest. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sL_gFV5C98 
8/4/20222 hours, 11 minutes, 44 seconds
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An Unapologetic Apologetic for Confident Presbyterianism

Our PCA pastor friend Ryan Biese joins us to discuss a 19th-century address by presbyterian minister Thomas E. Peck entitled "The Spirit of Presbyterianism." This concise work provides ample opportunity to dive deeply into the history and tenets of presbyterian church government...and more.  View here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qz293tCyoUM
7/28/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 41 seconds
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Celibacy & Side B w/James Solis & Stephen Spinnenweber

PCA Ruling Elder James Solis joins us to talk about his recent Substack article on celibacy (https://noxvenit.substack.com/p/gay-and-celibate) and Side B gay Christianity. PCA pastor Stephen Spinnenweber also joined our panel. 
7/26/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 5 seconds
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Bible School Biscuits & Cheese Curds: An Open-Line Listener Fest

We present the audio from a live Twitter Space where nearly 100 listeners joined in and more than a dozen spoke with us about everything from VBS biscuits in South Carolina to county fair cheese curds in Wisconsin...and the joys and trials of church life and ministry.  
7/22/20221 hour, 30 minutes, 44 seconds
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The Last PCAGA 2022 Waltz w/Pastor Joe Cristman

PCA pastor Joe Cristman of Chicago joins us to wrap up the 2022 PCA General Assembly once and for all with the story of two important overtures from his church and encouraging words about the future of the denomination. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieGi5LshvCw
7/15/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 4 seconds
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SERMON: God and Sinners Reconciled by Sean Morris

We present a fine sermon by Sean Morris entitled "God and Sinners Reconciled." This sermon from Ephesians 2 has much to say about the church as one of the great benefits of the gospel. Morris is associate pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.
7/11/202242 minutes, 42 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 9, Of Free Will

Pastor Chris Drews helps us work through the truths and implications of the  ninth chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Free Will. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3jTmrlLVvg
7/8/20221 hour, 51 seconds
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PCA GA 2022 Wrap-Up: What Happened, What's Next?

We were the definition of diversity with two teaching elders and two ruling elders (and a Wresby) to discuss the 2022 PCA General Assembly. We covered the most significant actions and the prospects for passage for three Book of Church Order amendments. Pastors Todd Pruitt and Ryan Biese, and experienced ruling elder Doug Sharp provided encouragement and perspective in the wake of the Birmingham assembly in the PCA's 49th year.  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qWKojd4ySc
7/1/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 36 seconds
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Live from Birmingham: PCAGA 2022, Day 2

Live from the raucous MORE in the PCA ruling elder gathering of several hundred presby souls, we speak to our good friends Aldo Leon, Dominic Aquila, WCF Linux, and Scott Edburg about the 2022 PCA General Assembly.
6/23/20221 hour, 16 minutes, 14 seconds
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Live from PCAGA 2022 - Day Zero

Day Zero? Yes, because much of the important business of the PCA General Assembly happens the day before the GA opens. Our panel were not, ahem, a bunch of zeroes: Charlie Nave, Scott Edburg, Job Dalomba, and Stephen Spinnenweber joined us to reflect on the fate of important SSA-related overtures and more. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pERhU_ZjkC8
6/21/202249 minutes, 32 seconds
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Some Assembly Required, 2022: ARP, OPC & PCA

Elders from the ARP, OPC, and PCA join us to review their just-completed assemblies or preview one yet to come (PCA). Pastors Andy Webb, David, Carnes, and Ryan Biese were our guests. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAXv4qQ1Lfc
6/17/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 8 seconds
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PCA General Assembly 2022 Overtures Preview

Three young churchmen join us to break down the overtures before the 2022 PCA General Assembly. Pastors Jared Nelson, Scott Edburg, and Stephen Spinnenweber provided insight, information, and speculation. This show was decent...and orderly, more or less. Find all the overtures here: https://pcaga.org/resources/#overtures Watch: https://youtu.be/fgvZLFKwnVE
6/9/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 18 seconds
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6th Anniversary Music Pre-Show

Here we go—more than one hour of music from the Presbycast genre: some real gems and some truly frightening stuff in celebration of six years of podcasting. 
6/3/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 58 seconds
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6th Anniversary Podstravaganza

A cast of characters including Dr. Dominc Aquila, Camden Bucey of Reformed Forum, and the late Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones joined us to celebrate six years of strange presby podcasting. And, boy, did we cover some ground.
6/3/20222 hours, 4 minutes, 46 seconds
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A Machen Sermon for 2022

Here's a reading (with brief comments) of a 1923 J. Gresham Machen sermon that is shockingly relevant 99 years later: "Isaiah's Scorn of Idolatry." Read it here: https://www.readmachen.com/pg/isaiahs-scorn-of-idolatry.pdf
5/23/202223 minutes, 50 seconds
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GRN AUDIO: Dr Ian Hamilton - The History and Theological Declension of the Church of Scotland

Dr Ian Hamilton delivers the address "The History and Theological Declension of the Church of Scotland" at the recent 2022 Gospel Reformation Network conference. Dr Hamiltion is president of Westminster Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Newcastle in England, and has pastored for decades in Scotland and Cambridge, England.  https://www.presbyterianseminary.org.uk/
5/20/202257 minutes, 6 seconds
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It's All Revivalism? - w/R. Scott Clark

Church history professor and author Dr. R. Scott Clark joins us to talk about the history and present character of evangelicalism and revivalism from a Reformed perspective. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjYjwgqzZLk
5/20/20221 hour, 37 minutes, 54 seconds
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GRN AUDIO: Jon Payne - Don’t Shrink Back! Holy Courage & Gospel Confidence in a Secular Age

PCA pastor Jon Payne speaks at the recent Gospel Reformation Network 2022 conference. Used with permission. View at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCmUU4JFcIc
5/17/20221 hour, 14 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bethel McGrew on Third Ways, Context & Keller's City Views

Writer and Twitter maven Bethel McGrew helps us review the recent political and social issue-related controversies concerning the social media effusions of a certain big city pastor. Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNv9x-R_5ic
5/13/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 20 seconds
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Live from Birmingham - GRN 2022

Two bright young churchmen and Zoe join us to talk about day one of the 2022 Gospel Reformation Network conference in Birmingham plus the prospects for the PCA as the 2022 General Assembly grows ever closer. This show spanned three time zones. Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9L0ii1EPJY
5/5/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 57 seconds
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PRESBYGIRLS - Rosaria Butterfield: Sin, Side B & Hospitality

Rosaria Butterfield joins Sarah and Zoe for a frank and fiery discussion of "Side B Gay Christianity," sin and repentance, church as family, and radical hospitality. WATCH: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvOuBdsFmU8
4/29/20221 hour, 31 minutes, 43 seconds
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"Paul the Presbyterian" by Hungarian Pastor Peter Szabo

This sermon based on Acts 13:1-3 by Pastor Peter Szabo of Budapest, Hungary was preached on April 24, 2022 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN. Szabo is a minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Central and Eastern Europe (RPCCEE) and has been interviewed on two previous Presbycast shows.
4/25/202230 minutes, 46 seconds
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Rob & Bob of Theology Simply Profound on Machen's "Christianity & Liberalism"

OPC pastor Bob Tarullo and ruling elder/seminarian Rob McKenzie join us to talk about Machen's Christianity & Liberalism, a book they have serialized on their own podcast Theology Simply Profound.  https://reformedforum.org/programs/tsp
4/22/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 21 seconds
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Jon Payne on the 2022 GRN Conference & the run-up to the PCAGA

Jon Payne, pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, SC and executive coordinator of the Gospel Reformation Network joins us to talk about the 2022 GRN conference, the organization's history, and current PCA events and their implications for this summer's PCA General Assembly. And remember...he asked for that outro.  https://gospelreformation.net/  Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cAkhk6Bdu8w
4/19/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 35 seconds
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Re-Framing Machen's Machen's Warrior Children w/DG Hart & RS Clark

The recent republication of John Frame's article "Machen's Warrior Children" by a PCA blog spurred our discussion of the merits, relevance and context of the piece with two men who were "there when it happened"—church historians and serial Presbycast guests D.G. Hart and R. Scott Clark, together for the first time. Article:  https://www.semperref.org/articles/machens-warrior-children
4/15/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 51 seconds
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PRESBYGIRLS - How Presbyterian Government Protects Members

Zoe and Sarah are joined by Sarah's husband pastor Sean Morris and his fellow PCA pastor Stephen Spinnenweber for a discussion of how presbyterian church government ought to protect members and why it sometimes fails to do so. In a clear tribute to early Presbycast shows, the Presbygirls treat us to a bit of challenging audio...just like old times.
4/6/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 48 seconds
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BONUS: Duncan & Keller Talk Deacons & Deaconesses - 2009

We present an archival recording of a packed PCA General Assembly seminar from 2009 with Dr. Ligon Duncan and Tim Keller discussing their differing views on deacons, deaconesses, offices, and more. Be sure to hear the question and answers in the last 30 minutes or so.
4/4/20221 hour, 33 minutes, 39 seconds
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Who Should Preach w/Pastor Chris Gordon

URC minister Chris Gordon joins us to discuss his article "The Domino Theory and Egalitarian Pulpits." We also briefly discussed CW's article on instances of females seeming to preach in PCA churches. https://agradio.org/the-domino-theory-and-egalitarian-pulpits https://www.reformation21.org/blog/lady-preachers-in-pca-pulpits View here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRPbVcaW_sM
3/31/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 8 seconds
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Cantina #8 - Days of Defenestration

Out windows, under buses...a diverse all-star Tour de NAPARC cast discusses current events in the PCA and beyond and...Mean Girls? A Cantina classic!
3/25/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 32 seconds
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Music Show - Strange Tunes for Stranger Pilgrims

Oh nothin', just 22 amazing tunes from the alternately dark, sincere, entertaining, confused, and confusing musical underbelly of 20th-century American Christianity with context and commentary only Presbycast can (or would) provide.
3/21/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 58 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 8, Of Christ the Mediator

Pastor Chris Drews helps us work through the truths and implications of the great eighth chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Christ the Mediator.  Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI60gzUfbYk
3/18/20221 hour, 36 minutes, 21 seconds
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Side B Deep Dive - MD Perkins & Stephen Spinnenweber

American Family Association researcher and author M.D. Perkins shares some of his findings about the Side B movement (and a notable book) along with PCA minister Stephen Spinnenweber who has also written on the subject.  M.D.'s e-book: https://afa.net/alittleleaven
3/11/20221 hour, 35 minutes, 18 seconds
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Dr. Dominic Aquila on the Revoice-Memorial PCA Decision

Dr. Dominic Aquila joins us to unravel the PCA SJC decision on the case against Memorial PCA for hosting the first Revoice conference. https://byfaithonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/SJC-2020-05-Speck.Final-Decision.3-3-2022.pdf
3/10/20221 hour, 24 minutes, 41 seconds
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Todd Pruitt - What's a PCA Officer or Church Member to Do?

PCA pastor and host of the Mortification of Spin podcast Todd Pruitt joins us talk about the impotance of staying informed and staying involved as church members and church officers. The interview was recorded in-person at the 2022 Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary conference at Woodruff Road PCA. 
3/9/202257 minutes, 53 seconds
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Twitter Audio Space - The SJC's Revoice Decision

Live from the Presbaru: Our first ever Twitter Space featured quality commentary from a few of our friends on the late-breaking PCA judicial decision on a Revoice-related case...yes, it was recorded in a car, but it wasn't half bad.
3/8/202254 minutes, 41 seconds
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Hungarian Pastor Peter Szabo on the Ukrainian Crisis

Peter Szabo, a Hungarian pastor in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Central and Eastern Europe (RPCCEE), joins us to talk about the needs of the Ukrainian churches in their denomination and how churches are meeting those needs...and how you can help. https://reformatus.net/en/how-can-you-help
3/3/202250 minutes, 38 seconds
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Riding w/CW - Contextualizing On Down the Road

Brad's latest article is the starting point for an interstate soliloquy about contextualization and the ever interesting, always hard-to-figure PCA. Read the article here: https://heidelblog.net/2022/02/shall-the-radical-contextualizers-win/
2/27/20221 hour, 1 minute, 21 seconds
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DG Hart & the Return of the Nicotine Theological Journal

Dr. Darryl G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to announce the return of the much-loved and much-missed Nicotine Theological Journal, a feisty, Old School presbyterian favorite that published from 1997 to 2012. And since it's 2022 we wrapped up by talking about the perplexing turmoil in the PCA.
2/25/20221 hour, 29 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dom Aquila on What's Happening in the PCA

Aquila Report editor, PCA teaching elder, and seminary professor Dom Aquila speaks to a PCA church and answers questions about the state of play in the PCA...and what's to come.
2/22/202253 minutes, 54 seconds
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A Sermon from Ephesians on Identity in Christ by Aldo Leon

Our friend Aldo preaches a wide-ranging and passionate sermon from several sections of Ephesians on identity in Christ to his congregation in the Miami, FL area.
2/21/20221 hour, 1 minute, 6 seconds
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PCA Politypalooza: Overtures, Issues & Secrets

Three thoughtful PCA pastors—Jared Nelson, Jim McCarthy, and Scott Edburg—join us to talk about the past, present, and future of the PCA, a denomination now embroiled in controversy and obviously on the precipice of renewal or realignment.  Articles cited: https://gospelreformation.net/rise-up-man/ https://pcapolity.com/2022/01/28/secret-caucuses/ https://www.reformation21.org/blog/the-pca-doctrine-of-election-2022-style
2/17/20222 hours, 1 minute, 45 seconds
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Presbygirls #3: Spread Advice, Not Love

Sarah and Zoe present the second installment of their advice regarding ways to encourage women in the church. This episode includes, but is not limited to Heart Day Wisecracks, tangents about fantastical baby names, us publicly admitting to being insane, and maybe even some useful information. No surprise visit from any PCA bigwigs this time - they’re busy writing blog posts. We hope you enjoy.
2/16/20221 hour, 21 minutes, 21 seconds
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Big Eva Hearts Big Government!

Some of our best friends join us to talk about the interesting relationship between Big Eva(ngelicalism) and Big Government in the age of Covid. https://www.dailywire.com/news/how-the-federal-government-used-evangelical-leaders-to-spread-covid-propaganda-to-churches
2/11/20221 hour, 34 minutes, 46 seconds
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Cantina #7 - Neo Fundamentalism Strikes Back in the PCA?

Miami pastor Aldo Leon and a few other friends join us to talk about the strange charge that the PCA is being taking over by "Neo Fundamentalists"...and for Neo Fundamentalists we had a raucously good time!
2/4/20222 hours, 6 minutes, 37 seconds
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Jure Divino Presbyterianism w/Pastor Ben Glaser

ARP pastor Ben Glaser joins us to talk about jure divino (divine right) presbyterianism and why it's good for the sheep, the soul, and the elders. This is the regulative principle applied to the government of the church.
1/27/20221 hour, 7 minutes, 53 seconds
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Riding w/CW - Follow-up: Last Straws, Fatal Indicators

Some follow-up thoughts after the last RCW -- a few more thoughts on when/if/why churches would choose to leave the PCA.
1/24/202224 minutes, 31 seconds
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Riding w/CW: Demise of the Overtures, PCA's Days of Decision

Brad reflects on the day's voting results in PCA presbyteries and the calls for division and feelings of doubt and despair that must surely follow. This is the highest-speed RCW episode ever with the Presbaru reaching at least 75 MPH during the recording session. 
1/23/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 37 seconds
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Presbygirls #2: Spreading the Advice Around

Sarah and Zoe kick off their first live show discussing Sarah's pre-GA Aquila Report article, which was published last June and ranked #2 most read on the AR for the entire year of 2021. They venture also for the very first time into the world of advice distribution, listing 5 of 10 ways to encourage women in the church, the second installment of which is soon to follow. Sarah's article: https://theaquilareport.com/to-my-fathers-and-brothers-a-plea-from-your-sister/
1/14/20221 hour, 26 minutes, 32 seconds
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Riding w/CW: PCA's Struggle -- SSAity & the Laity

Brad drives to work and talks about the clergy-laity divide over Revoice, Side B, and SSA issues in the PCA. Referenced articles: https://news.yahoo.com/im-gay-celibate-pastor-conservative-120126716.html https://presbycast.substack.com/p/a-minute-with-the-minutes
1/12/202237 minutes, 33 seconds
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Chuck Finney on Money, Size, and Things That Matter

Old friend and small-town pastor Chris Ames (aka Twitter's Chuck Finney) joins us to talk about money, the Gospel-Industrial Complex, conference culture, and sustainable and scalable church. Chris offers a model of success and contentment not tied to size and celebrity. 
1/11/20221 hour, 22 minutes, 54 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 7, Of God's Covenant with Man

OPC pastor Chris Drew joins us again as we examine the critical chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith that deals with covenant -- the key structure of Reformed theology and the crucial way that God has chosen to deal with man. View our talk on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ktfeJLu5Do
1/7/20221 hour, 28 minutes, 52 seconds
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Sermon: Psalm 92 - The Lord's Day by Sean Morris

PCA pastor Sean Morris preaches an excellent sermon on the Lord's Day and the importance of worship, delight, and fellowship in the life of the believer.  https://westpca.org/people/sean-morris/
1/5/202237 minutes, 56 seconds
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The 85th Anniversary of the Death of Machen

Originally recorded in 2020, this episode commemorates the death of J. Gresham Machen on Jan. 1, 1937 in a tiny North Dakota hospital, alone and separated from friends or family save the Rev. Sam Allen, whose account we read. We also have context from Machen's biographer Ned Stonehouse. Here is the edition of The Presbyterian Journal (https://opc.org/cfh/guardian/Volume_3/1937-01-23.pdf) that marked Machen's death and a downloadable PDF (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MYfMayCxpWqtw8_Gp2rpHsvyzPGZaund/view) of the article by Rev. Samuel Allen (https://opc.org/today.html?history_id=533). 
1/1/202228 minutes, 34 seconds
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Deconstructing 2021 and Big Eva Media w/DG Hart

Church historian D.G. Hart joins us for a review of 2021 plus a fascinating breakdown of a little-known but very significant church planting network with clips from the "Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" podcast. Dr. Hart suggested this series as well for those interested in church planting: Church Planting 1: The Movement | StartUp (gimletmedia.com)
12/31/20212 hours, 8 minutes, 30 seconds
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Festivus 2021 w/Martyn Lloyd-Jones & a Cast of Dozens

Our longest, most well-attended, and most boisterous Festivus celebration ever...with THE Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and THE Dr. R. Scott Clark, plus THE Bishop of Western Festivus Dan Borvan...also a doctor!
12/24/20212 hours, 16 minutes
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PRESBYGIRLS #1: Introducing Presbysectionality

Well, everyone asked to 'hear women', so here we are, filling a need. Your introduction to Zoe (a precocious college student) and Sarah (a multi-talented homeschooling pastor's wife) includes the tale of how they met, why they care about any of this complicated churchy jargon, and what is so important about laypeople being involved in denominational arguments. Replete with castigation of therapeutic language and the bumper music, which we are happy to report is not changing. The inaugural episdode was not streamed live, you can view the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QXT3w9fuxr4
12/22/202155 minutes, 33 seconds
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Reviewing "Still Time to Care" w/Dr. Jonathan Master

Dr. Jonathan Master, president of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, wrote a thoughtful review of Greg Johnson's new book about "gay Christian" issues, Still Time to Care. We ended with some excerpts from a recent interview with Johnson from another podcast.  Here's the print review: https://gospelreformation.net/a-review-of-greg-johnsons-new-book-still-time-to-care/
12/14/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 14 seconds
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Pastor Aldo Leon - Common Sense & Clarity in the PCA

Miami-area PCA pastor Aldo Leon joins us to argue that the overtures related to Revoice and SSA pastors in the PCA are clear, comprehensible, helpful, and needed. We love Aldo's plain-spoken style and down-to-earth, pastoral concern.
12/10/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 26 seconds
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Pastor Aldo Leon on PCA Overtures 23 and 37

Miami-area PCA pastor Aldo Leon reacts to an article by David Coffin (linked below) on PCA overtures 23 and 37, concerning Side B issues and now before the presbyteries. Also linked is the original video. https://www.semperref.org/articles/against-overtures-23-and-37 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQjAWKxTVfY
12/4/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 8 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 6, Of the Fall of Man, of Sin & of the Punishment Thereof

Pastor Chris Drew guides us on our walking tour through the Westminster Confession of Faith, this time chapter 6 -- Of the Fall of Man, of Sin and of the Punishment Thereof. Depravity, federal headship, and the remedy for sin were all treated in this surprisingly edifying discussion.
12/3/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 25 seconds
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Sean McGowan on the Imprecatory Psalms

PCA pastor Sean McGowan of Tallahassee, FL joins us to talk about his new book on the imprecatory psalms "Psalms That Curse." Hey, we had fun even if the subject matter was not exactly side-splitting. Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Psalms-that-Curse-Brief-Primer/dp/1956521046/
11/23/20211 hour, 9 minutes, 48 seconds
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Pastor Andy Webb on His New ARP Home

Erstwhile PCA stalwart Andy Webb explains his rationale for decamping to the ARP and why he enjoys it there. The reasons he gives will be familiar to Presbycast listeners, but you'll want to hear him tell this story.
11/22/202149 minutes, 6 seconds
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TIME CAPSULE, 1975: RC Sproul Preaches at the Founding of Ascension Presbytery

A special treat: an audio recording of the evening worship service at the meeting where the PCA Presbytery of the Ascension was formed on July 29, 1975. RC Sproul (then 36) preached a message on the ascension and the kingship of Christ. The sermon begins at 52 minutes. Read about the formation of this presbyery here: https://www.theaquilareport.com/founding-pca-ascension-presbytery/ 
11/20/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 55 seconds
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Small Church Pastors on Big-Time PCA Politics

PCA pastor Derrick Brite and OPC bivocational minister Chris Drew join us to share their views on the current conflict and warring factions in the PCA from, as it were, the cheap seats of below-the-radar small church life.
11/18/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 14 seconds
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When Church Became Theatre w/Harrison Perkins

Pastor-worship geek Harrison Perkins of London City Presbyterian joins us again, this time to talk about the book "When Church Became Theatre" and the intersections of culture, worship, doctrine, music, entertainment, and architecture. 
11/15/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 41 seconds
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Honor Your Imperfect Fathers & Brothers w/Miles & Ben

Historian Miles Smith IV of Hillsdale College and ARP minister Ben Glaser, a West Virginian in South Carolina, join us to talk about the ahistorical assault on "Bible Belt religion" by progressive evangelicals and the cultured despisers. We talked depravity, heritage, liturgy, and ways to honor our fathers and mothers according to the flesh and in the faith.
11/11/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 51 seconds
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PCA On the Brink?

Revoice, judicial decisions, and now leaked emails from a powerful lobbying group...times are tough in the PCA in 2021 and 2022 looks stormy. A ruling elder and a teaching elder join us to talk about all this and more.
11/2/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 46 seconds
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WRESBYcast of Horror

Wresby and some miscreants rate horror movies for hours...that's it, that's the show. CW wasn't there because DIDN'T SEE IT. This was our WE HAVE TO DO THIS OR WE LOSE THE YOUNG PEOPLE show...so truly the most revivalist-culturalist Presbycast ever. And since all horror movies are just morality plays it is also our most pietistic show.
10/29/20212 hours, 42 minutes, 36 seconds
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Rapid Reaction: The PCA SJC Missouri Presbytery Decision

Dr. Dominc Aquila and pastor Jared Nelson join CW and Amish Ambush to size up the PCA SJC decision on the Missouri Presbytery/Greg Johnson case. Read the decision (linked from this page): https://byfaithonline.com/sjc-rules-on-complaint-against-missouri-presbytery/
10/23/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 53 seconds
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Reviewing Revoice w/Esther O'Reilly

We are joined by writer Esther O'Reilly who has followed the gay Christian/Side B movement for almost 10 years and has written extensively on the subject. She's currently bringing her perspective and experience to bear on an analysis of the latest Revoice conference. We also talked about similarities between current controversies in the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA) and the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Here's just one of Esther's many articles on the subject: https://northamanglican.com/a-tempest-observed-reflections-on-sexuality-and-the-acna/ 
10/21/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 20 seconds
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Cantina #6 - Accommodating the Cultured Despisers

Zoe the Presby Girl fills in for busy Wresby and Third Presbycaster Rev. Chris Drew joins us to dissect Carl Trueman's First Things article on the similarities of today's evangelical elites to yesteryear's Schleiermachian liberals. https://www.firstthings.com/article/2021/11/the-failure-of-evangelical-elites
10/15/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 43 seconds
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What Does Romans 13 Mean in 2021? - w/Greg Baus

Reformed thinker Gregory Baus joins us to examine the thorny issues of political compliance and resistance from an historical Reformed confessional and biblical perspective. See his annotated bibliography here: https://tinyurl.com/RefoPoliResistBib And explore the challenging concept of Reformed anarchy (which probably doesn't mean what ou think it means) here: https://tinyurl.com/refoanarchism Video link (with timestamps and notes from Greg in the comments): https://youtu.be/hC95p88UzKg
10/8/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 36 seconds
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Realpolitik & Pushback in the PCA w/Aldo Leon

Miami-area PCA pastor Aldo Leon joins us for a frank talk about the PCA, progressivism, and the mission of the church. We interacted with this article: https://www.semperref.org/articles/pca-at-the-crossroads
10/1/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 12 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 5, Of Providence

Pastor Chris Drew joins us for a doctrinal and pastoral discussion of the challenging and encouraging fifth chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Providence.
9/24/20211 hour, 23 minutes, 41 seconds
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PCA Overtures in Play...What's Next?

Two PCA ruling elders and Dr. Dominic Aquila join us to examine conflicting advice about the SSA-related overtures now before the presbyteries of the PCA. We begin by breaking down a recent conversation from a new video series by Dr. Aquila and pastor Fred Greco about PCA polity, then we move to conflicting advice from two wings of the PCA on overtures 23 and 37.
9/16/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 46 seconds
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Aquila and Greco on PCA Overtures 23 and 34

PCA pastors Dr. Dominic Aquila and Fred Greco talk about the importance of overtures 23 and 37 (concerning officer examination and qualifications, triggered by the Revoice/SSA controversy) as they begin to come before presbyteries for approval. You may view the video here: https://vimeo.com/602742358
9/11/202131 minutes, 17 seconds
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Pastor Geoff Gleason - An Appeal on Race in the PCA

PCA pastor Geoff Gleason walks us through his five-part blog series on issues of race in the PCA and offers a diagnostic framework for evaluating claims and strategies. Here's the series (beginning at the first installment): http://theologyinshorts.com/part-1-an-appeal-on-race-in-the-presbyterian-church-in-america/
9/9/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 18 seconds
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Keep Presbyterianism Weird

ARP pastor Ben Glaser and missionary kid Zoe help us ask why presbyterianism is weird and why/if we ought to keep it that way. The jumping off point was Ben's article on mental images: https://seventeen82.blogspot.com/2021/08/ralph-erskine-and-mental-images-by-rev.html
9/1/20211 hour, 41 minutes, 53 seconds
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Cantina Call-In with Dan Borvan

Our special friend Dan Borvan, a URC minister in California, joins us for a variety (telephone) call-in show where no topic was off-limits -- a welcome diversion from the dire news of the day. 
8/27/20211 hour, 33 minutes, 12 seconds
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SERMON: Make Worship Relevant Again, Ex. 32:15-24 -Ryan Biese

Here's another good sermon in Ryan Biese's Exodus series preached at First Presbyterian (PCA), Fort Oglethorpe, GA, this time from chapter 32, verses 15-24 -- the account of Moses' encounter with Aaron and the idol-worshiping Israelites.
8/23/202148 minutes, 3 seconds
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UK Pastors Against Vaccine Passports

William JU Philip of the Tron Church in Glasgow and Paul Levy of the Ealing International Presbyterian Church join us to talk about the letter they've written to the UK prime minister against vaccine passports. We also learn a great deal about the challenges of Christian ministry in the UK and the cultural changes the pandemic has revealed. See the letter here: https://vaccinepassportletter.wordpress.com/
8/16/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 6 seconds
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The Value of Freedom, the Prospects for Liberty w/Kerry Baldwin

Kerry Baldwin of the Libertarian Christian Institute joins us and a few friends for a great conversation about liberty and freedom in church and society as mandates loom and Covid lingers.  https://mereliberty.com/ https://libertarianchristians.com/
8/13/20211 hour, 38 minutes, 52 seconds
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Necessary That He Hold the Catholic Faith - RSC on the Athanasian

Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California guides us through the indispensable through the 44 articles of the Athanasian Creed which explore the mysteries of the Trinity and the essential Christological doctrines. "This is the catholic faith: which except a man believe faithfully, he cannot be saved."  https://heidelblog.net/athanasian/  
8/6/20211 hour, 29 minutes, 49 seconds
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SERMON: Galatians 2:11-16 by Mark Robinson

Recent show guest Mark Robinson preaches at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Oglethorpe, GA on the dramatic events recounted in Galatians 2 and their implication for believers and the church.
8/3/202136 minutes, 16 seconds
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Timely Challenges, Eternal Hope w/Mark Robinson & Ron Henzel

PCA elders Mark Robinson and Rob Henzel join us for a timely discussion of the ecclesial issues of our day, including racism (and its supposed remedies), sexuality, and the temptation to compromise with the spirit and wisdom of the age. And we point to the real remedy: the eternal hope of the unifying gospel. Watch for us to post a sermon by Mark next week.
7/30/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 58 seconds
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SERMON: Make God Relevant Again, Ex. 32:1-6 - Ryan Biese

We are happy to offer this excellent sermon by pastor Ryan Biese of First Presbyterian (PCA), Fort Oglethorpe, GA. The text is Exodus 32: 1-6 (the golden calf), the title is "Make God Relevant Again," and the theme (in part) is that this incident was an early example of the "progressive" tendency in religion. There's also much about the deceitfulness of sin and the importance of proper worship. 
7/28/202154 minutes, 32 seconds
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Happy Machen Day!

A short re-post on the 140th anniversary of J. Gresham Machen's birth: This inaugural episode (6/10/2019) of Machen Minutes features a word of introduction, a reading from the last chapter of "Christianity and Liberalism," and Machen's favorite hymn as a closing piece. #MachenMinutes Read C&L free at https://reformed.org/books/chr_and_lib/
7/28/202110 minutes, 30 seconds
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Presby in Miami w/PCA Pastor Aldo Leon

Pastor Aldo Leon of Pinelands PCA in the Miami, FL area joins us to talk about the portability of principled presbyterian polity and doctrine. He also brings his unique perspective on the current issues before the PCA. We also talked about the crisis in Cuba and his church's ongoing ministry to that country. Listen and be encouraged!
7/20/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 31 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 4, Of Creation

Pastor Chris Drew led us through WCF chapter 4, Of Creation. This was an edifying discussion which emphasized the glory of God and the eschatalogical implications of the great truth of the Bible's creation account.
7/16/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 55 seconds
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Pastor Aldo Leon on the PCA General Assembly

Pastor Aldo Leon of Pinelands PCA in Miami, FL shares his report and perspective on the 2021 PCA General Assembly. We hope to have Aldo on Presbycast soon for a full show. 
7/14/202125 minutes, 8 seconds
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Cantina #4 - Post GA Blues

Seven real-world presbyterian guests joined us to talk about a variety of important things...from pizza to polity. Our streaming platform had a few audio glitches early on, but things settled down nicely as we went along. 
7/9/20211 hour, 55 minutes, 5 seconds
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Riding w/CW - 2021 PCAGA Postmortem

Podcasting from the Presbaru, CW gives a brief wrapup of PCAGA 2021 from a participant's perspective.
7/5/202131 minutes, 39 seconds
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Live from St Louis - It's Presby Night Live

Our most eclectic live show ever - six guests joined at the raucous and noisy MORE in the PCA social, including Camden Bucey, Dominic Aquila, Job Dalomba, Brian Heise and our new favorite Machen Warrior princesses Sarah and Zoe! We wrapped up the first 2.5 days of PCAGA 21...and had a good time. What else would you have with Reformed media icons, pastors, ruling elders, and...warrior princesses?
7/1/20212 hours, 3 minutes, 4 seconds
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PCAGA Previewpalooza w/Todd Pruitt

PCA pastor and well-known Spin Mortificator Todd Pruitt helps us preview the proceedings of the PCA General Assembly in St. Louis beginning June 28, 2021. As always with Todd, it was a great time of no-holds-barred missional winsomeness. Here's the podcast we mentioned: https://www.prestonsprinkle.com/theology-in-the-raw/876-greg-johnson
6/25/20211 hour, 36 minutes, 3 seconds
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Researching Revoice & Side B w/M.D. Perkins

We are joined by M.D. Perkins, a researcher, filmmaker, and author, to talk about Revoice, Side B, and the cultural currents regarding gender and sexuality...and how they relate to the church. You may view the movie we talked about here: https://inhisimage.movie/ and learn more about M.D. here: https://www.afa.net/who-we-are/spokespersons/md-perkins/# Be sure to watch for his upcoming book Dangerous Affirmation: The Threat of ‘Gay Christianity’ which should be released by year's end.
6/18/20211 hour, 51 minutes, 6 seconds
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Confessional Concerns & Conflict in the PCA w/R. Scott Clark

Our friend Dr. R. Scott Clark, a church historian and theologian, brings his perspective to bear on confessional subscription and the current conflicts in the PCA. We talked about Revoice/SSA theology, open letters, exceptions, and more. Finally, we talked about latitude and why protecting it is very important to some. https://heidelblog.net/2021/06/more-thoughts-about-the-pca-liberal-v-conservative-is-the-wrong-paradigm/
6/17/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 46 seconds
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5-Year Podversary -- Analyzing a Presby Movie w/DG Hart

We celebrate (a week late) our 5-year show anniversary with our first and most prolific guest Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College, the greatest living presbyterian historian. Our subject matter is a 1974 film produced by the mainline northern presbyterian church, which gives us ample material for historical reflection from the 16th century to today. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EzuX8EACmE
6/11/20212 hours, 4 minutes, 53 seconds
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Drawing Lines & Writing Letters in the PCA

It was our delight to welcome small-town PCA pastor Derrick Brite to talk about his recent GRN article and to analyze an open letter signed by hundreds of PCA elders in the tense run-up to the 2021 PCA General Assembly.  
6/9/20211 hour, 50 minutes, 30 seconds
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The Roots of Revoice in the PCA

We are joined by Dr. Dominic Aquila and pastor Chuck Williams to talk about the roots of Revoice in the PCA...and the fruit thereof. Both men have been involved in judicial cases related to our topic. We also talk about the state of the current Revoice-related discipline case and what the PCA General Assembly might hold.  Missouri Presbytery documents: https://www.mopres.org/newsNews (mopres.org) PCA General Assembly minutes: https://www.pcahistory.org/pca/ga/index.html
6/4/20211 hour, 57 minutes, 26 seconds
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2020 REWIND - The PCA Sexuality Report w/Todd Pruitt

This show released one year ago (almost to the day) and is an examination of the report of the PCA Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality, which will likely be received by the 2021 GA in St Louis one month from now.. This report was requested by the 2019 GA and delivered in time for the 2020 GA...which never happened. It has sort of fallen through the cracks amidst COVID and fresher controversies, and we thought this conversation with Todd Pruitt would be a helpful reminder of its content.
6/1/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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Cantina #3 - The Presbys & The Presbycurious

Join us for this throwback show with old friends, a new presbycurious pastor, and variable audio and internet quality! Better than your worst Zoom call, guaranteed. And 10x more presby.
5/21/20211 hour, 40 minutes, 17 seconds
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Lutheran Satire's Hans Fiene on Female Pastors & Feisty Polemics

Hans Fiene, Lutheran pastor and content creator par excellence, expands on a series of tweets on the theology and pyschology of doctrinal declension as typified by the ordination of female pastors. And we talked about the value of humor and satire in the service of the teaching and defense of doctrine. Here's the video we played: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnjTPavXkjU
5/12/20211 hour, 19 minutes, 41 seconds
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Live from Birmingham - GRN 2021, PCA in Crisis

From Birmingham, the site of the 2021 Gospel Reformation Network conference, we discuss the significant points of the day's talks with Dominic Aquila, Sean McGowan, and Charlie Nave, founder of MORE in the PCA.
5/6/20211 hour, 46 minutes, 47 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 3, Of God's Eternal Decree

Our friend OPC pastor Chris Drew leads us through a discussion of one of the most challenging and misunderstood sections of the Westminster Confession, chapter 3 - Of God's Eternal Decree. Election, predestination, sovereignty, and sin all come into this discussion which is surprisingly pastoral and evangelical.
4/30/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 58 seconds
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Jon Payne of GRN on the Future of the PCA

Jon Payne, pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian and director of the Gospel Reformation Network, joins us for a frank-but-hopeful assessment of the state of the PCA, an encouragement to cling to the ordinary means of grace, and a history of the currents that led to the formation of the GRN. Here's the website for the upcoming conference we discussed: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/o-church-arise-a-gospel-reformation-network-conference-tickets-141473812983
4/22/20211 hour, 31 minutes, 44 seconds
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Bonus Content: A Sermon on Ecclesiastes 3 by Ryan Biese

Here's a wonderful sermon on Ecclesiastes 3 by our friend Ryan Biese, pastor of First Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He is an alumnus of Grove City College in Pennsylvania and received his seminary training at Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson MS. https://www.fpfo.org/
4/19/202148 minutes, 38 seconds
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Queer Currents in the Church w/Pastor Shawn Mathis

OPC minister Shawn Mathis joins us to talk about Revoice/Side B Christian theology in the conservative Reformed world and what its acceptance might mean. You may read his articles at http://pastormathis.com/
4/14/20211 hour, 35 minutes, 50 seconds
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Bonus Content: A Sermon on Worship by John Blevins III

Here's an excellent sermon from Luke 19:45-48 by John Blevins III, associate pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN. This passage, which includes the cleansing of the temple, has much to say about the worship of the church. Pastor Blevins is leading a church plant in the Knoxville, TN area which will emphasize the ordinary means of grace. 
4/12/202144 minutes, 12 seconds
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Leaving So Soon? - w/DG Hart & Dominic Aquila

We talked about when, why, if, and how to leave a denomination...and why we hope that could be avoided with Drs. Darryl G. Hart of Hillsdale College and the Old Life blog and Dominic Aquila of the Aquila Report who (like Dr. Hart) also teaches church history.
4/7/20211 hour, 43 minutes, 43 seconds
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Presbycast Cantina #2 - Politics, Fun Baptists, Presby Perplexities

Well, it was a variety show with variety...from the smart (presby political thinker Forfare Davis) to the dumb (April Fools' Day humor...baptists), from 'Merica music to the perplexities of presbyterianism. 
4/2/20212 hours, 6 minutes, 21 seconds
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The Long Strange YRR Trip w/the Restless Guys

Matt and Michael of the Restless Podcast join us to talk about the long, strange trip that was the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement. Be sure to subscribe to their podcast at https://restlesspodcast.podbean.com/ Here's the prescient Carl Trueman article from 2013 we mentioned: What if Life Was Complex? - Reformation 21  
3/25/20211 hour, 47 minutes, 56 seconds
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From Glasgow to Mississippi w/Pastor David Strain

Dr. David Strain, senior minister of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson MS, joins us to discuss his journey from Scotland (where he was removed from the liberal Church of Scotland for his orthodox views), to London, to small-town Mississippi, then all the way to one of the PCA's most influential pulpits. 
3/19/20211 hour, 22 minutes, 22 seconds
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Miles Smith on Christian Nationalism

Historian and Hillsdale College visiting professor Miles Smith IV joins us to talk about his recent piece (linked below) on so-called Christian Nationalism. We also talk a bit about his new communion, the Anglican Church in North America. Read the article cited here: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/would-it-really-were-christian-nationalism/
3/12/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 47 seconds
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An American Presby in London w/Harrison Perkins

We are pleased to have Harrison Perkins who ministers at the Free Church of Scotland congregation in London, UK though his credentials are those of a PCA minister. We talk lots about the situation on the ground in that global city in the year of COVID and we talk much about worship and the 2nd commandment in the last half of the show. Here's the link to his important essay on the 2nd Commandment: https://www.academia.edu/39872519/Images_of_Christ_and_the_Vitals_of_the_Reformed_System Find him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/HarrisonP87 Watch the live broadcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XI1ZkA-04dE
3/11/20211 hour, 45 minutes, 58 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 2

We talk about the important truths and terms of the second chapter (Of God, and of the Holy Trinity) of the Westminster Confession of Faith with OPC minister Chris Drew. 
3/3/20211 hour, 16 minutes, 15 seconds
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General Uncertainty: PCA GA's St Louis Blues

A hastily-assembled cast of PCA elders including Dr. Dominic Aquila discuss the late-breaking news concerning the uncertain dates and arrangements of the 2021 PCA General Assembly in St. Louis.  https://www.pcaac.org/coronavirus/
2/26/202156 minutes, 9 seconds
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CCM & the Church w/the Balm in Gilead Guys

Bryan and Grant of the Balm in Gilead podcast join us to talk about contemporary music and the worship of the church. Their podcast takes an unusually serious look at church music -- check it out: https://www.balmcast.com/
2/25/20211 hour, 42 minutes, 19 seconds
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Cantina #1 - Common Grace, Music, and Pizza

The first ever Presbycast Cantina with guests Drs. Darryl G. Hart and R. Scott Clark and several listeners via Discord. We covered a wide range of subjects and enjoyed some vintage Xian music...and had fun with baptists.
2/17/20211 hour, 56 minutes, 10 seconds
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Time Capsule - 1st PCA General Assembly, 1973

With permission from the PCA Historical Center we provide this recording of the first hour and a half of the first PCA General Assembly in 1973. The greater portion is an address by convener/moderator Jack Williamson (a ruling elder and attorney), the text of which can be found here with other addresses from this historic assembly.
2/12/20211 hour, 28 minutes, 36 seconds
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Christian Liberty, Worship, and Context w/Ryan Biese

PCA pastor Ryan Biese joins us to talk about the relationship of the Westminster concept of Christian liberty to the regulative principle of worship, plus we talk about a number of PCA issues. 
2/10/20211 hour, 37 minutes, 41 seconds
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Walking Through Westminster - WCF 1

This is the first installment in our series Walking Through Westminster with pastor Chris Drew. We cover the entirety of chapter 1 of the Westminster Confession of Faith.
2/3/20211 hour, 26 minutes, 46 seconds
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Bonus Content: Smith on the History of Presbyterian Worship

A talk by the late Dr. Morton H. Smith on the history of presbyterian worship (with an emphasis on worship developments in the PCA) from the 2003 Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary theology conference. Dr. Smith taught at GPTS until his death in 2017. He was the founding professor of Reformed Theological Seminary and was the first stated clerk of the PCA. In the Presbycast archives you will find a biographical series on Dr. Smith. This recording used with the kind permission of GPTS. 
1/29/20211 hour, 12 minutes, 11 seconds
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Rural Ministry w/ARP Pastors Ben Glaser & Clint Davis

We had a great time talking with two ARP pastors who happen to be good friends -- Ben Glaser and Clint Davis. Hear about the joy and trials of rural and small-town ministry in one of the most presbyterian parts of the country.
1/28/20211 hour, 32 minutes, 41 seconds
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Our 300th Show - Denomination Blues

PCA ruling elder Gabe Williams joins our 300th show to talk about the joy and pain, sunshine and rain of being involved in a presbyterian denomination and when (if ever) churches ought to change affiliations. We also discuss the marks of a true church and some late-20th/early-21st-century history of the PCA.
1/20/20211 hour, 39 minutes, 9 seconds
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With the Guilt, Grace, Gratitude guys

We recently enjoyed talking with Nick Fullwiler and Peter Bell of the Guilt, Grace, Gratitude podcast about the origins of Presbycast, that hardscrabble presby life, and much more. Be sure to subscribe to their fine show. 
1/15/20211 hour, 27 minutes, 12 seconds
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Contrarian Presbyterian Homesick Blues

2021 is here with bells on...so of course we talk (with Dan Borvan and Sean) about the latest in DC mayhem, what the future might hold, and Carl Trueman's explosive article on critical race theory. (show title is a riff on a Bob Dylan and Radiohead song titles, in case you wondered) 
1/13/20211 hour, 49 minutes, 51 seconds
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A Pastor Teaches on Worship, WCF 21

Our friend PCA pastor Ryan Biese teaches on worship using Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 21 as his guide. This is a very helpful presentation which you may also view on YouTube. Here's a link to the class outline and here's a suggested article.
1/8/202145 minutes, 58 seconds
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Goodbye 2020 -- A New Year's Eve Special w/R. Scott Clark

We ring out the year that has wrung many of us out with a selection of Presbycasty tunes and a long talk about 2020 with our friend Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California and the Heidelblog media empire. We talk COVID, church, radio, and dogs. The interview portion runs from about 19:00 to 1:23:00 for those who hate good music.
1/1/20211 hour, 44 minutes, 46 seconds
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Best of Presbycast: Tiny Church Nation w/Chris Drew (2017)

For the benefit of newer listeners or those with short memories, this is another "Best of" encore presentation from 2017, when Chris Drew, pastor of a small church, joined us talk about the small church experience. Chris has joined us many times since, but this show got lots of positive reaction three and a half years ago.
12/29/20201 hour, 32 minutes, 57 seconds
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Best of Presbycast: Lost Sheep w/R. Scott Clark (2017)

For the benefit of newer listeners or those with short memories, this is our first "Best of" encore presentation. Originally posted 2/1/2017, Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California joins us to talk about his article "When Confessional P & R Congregations Do Not Exist Or Disappoint" about the lost sheep who struggle to find a confessional church in their area. Article here: https://heidelblog.net/2017/01/confessional-pr-congregations-disappoint-not-exist/
12/22/20201 hour, 6 minutes
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Festivustravaganza 2020 w/Dan Borvan

It's the most Presbycast time of the year! Our annual Festivus show features pastor Dan Borvan and show pal Amish Ambush. We actually talked about important stuff -- worship, the church, and liberty. We also had a good time airing grievances and lauding feats of strength.
12/16/20201 hour, 50 minutes, 9 seconds
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Whither the PCA? w/Dominic Aquila

Dr. Dominic Aquila -- pioneering internet journalist, pastor and church planter, seminary professor and president, church historian, and former moderator of the PCA General Assembly -- joins us to discuss the past, present, and future of the Presbyterian Church in America. And in so doing we touched on the history of most of presbyterianism in North America. 
12/10/20202 hours, 1 minute, 28 seconds
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The Church Architecture Show - Foundations

Twitter's own Odd Deacon, a real-life architect, joins us for the first Church Architecture Show. We talk about basic, big picture concepts concerning church design and worship spaces. Ranger the Presby Dog also made an unscheduled appearance. You may also view the show on YouTube which gives you the benefit of a few visuals, but we did not integrate the visuals to the degree we hope to in the future.  
12/4/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 53 seconds
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Presbyterian in Albania w/Pastor Albert Kona

Presbyterian church planter Albert "Berti" Kona of Durres, Albania joins us to tell his amazing story and manages to inspire, warn, and amuse us along the way. This type of show is why Presbycast exists -- don't miss a minute of it. Support for the church in Albania can be sent to Woodruff Road Presbyterian (PCA) in Greenville, SC.
11/19/20202 hours, 8 minutes, 11 seconds
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2020...THIS IS FIENE -- Lutheran Media Mogul Hans Fiene

LCMS pastor Hans Fiene of Lutheran Satire fame joins us to talk culture, elections, COVID, and why Lutherans are funnier than Presbyterians.
11/12/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 26 seconds
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Election Night Live 2020

We are joined by several quality guests including Dr. Darryl G. Hart of Hillsdale College to discuss the election results as they came in...to no certain result. We tried to answer questions such as "What difference will it make who wins?" and "What holds this country together?"
11/4/20202 hours, 33 minutes, 47 seconds
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Christianity & Liberterarianism w/Kerry Baldwin

We explore the intersection of Christianity and libertarianism and...2020 with Kerry Baldwin, a prolific writer and podcaster at the Christian Libertarian Institute and her own website Mere Liberty. 
10/30/20201 hour, 40 minutes, 38 seconds
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SPECIAL REPORT: 2020 ARP Synod by Andy Webb

Our friend Andy Webb of Fayetteville, NC gives his solo report of the proceedings of the 2020 Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church general synod which met for two days this week in Columbia, SC. This was his first synod as an ARP minister, his church having moved from the PCA to the ARP in the last year. This report was originally broadcast on Facebook. TRIGGER WARNING: Some PCA folks will not like what he has to say.
10/25/202048 minutes, 7 seconds
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RCW - Of Cities and Seekers

Are cities the best place to plant churches and "do evangelism"? Does the city breed spiritual seekers? A series of Tim Keller tweets prompted this morning commute monologue. Some links: https://twitter.com/timkellernyc/status/1317865570373685250?s=20 https://twitter.com/timkellernyc/status/1318213202862288896?s=20 Presbycast on cities: https://presbycast.libsyn.com/of-cities-and-schemes-with-sean https://www.movementday.com/    
10/20/202035 minutes, 29 seconds
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The Theology of BBQ

Despites some technical issues (improves greatly after about 20 minutes) we pulled off a show only Presbycast would or could do: We talk about the theology of fire and meat with butcher-seminarian Ben. There will never be another show like this one. We guarantee it. 
10/15/20201 hour, 41 minutes, 48 seconds
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The L-Word: Liberalism & Liberalism w/DG Hart

Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to talk about liberalism -- theological, political...and incipient. We talk about the relationship between secular and religious progressivism and ask "Can you be politically liberal but not theologically liberal?" This article formed much of the basis of our conversation: https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/05/the-theology-of-foreign-policy
10/7/20201 hour, 47 minutes, 55 seconds
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Miles Smith IV on the PCA Plus Listener Calls

Historian Miles Smith IV talks about his recent article on the PCA for The American Conservative "Will the PCA Go Woke?" plus we take listener calls, mostly on the same theme of real or supposed leftward drift among NAPARC (or former NAPARC) denominations. 
10/2/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 48 seconds
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D.G. Hart on Christianity Today, Big Eva's Diary

Historian D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to talk about the evolution of the magazine Christianity Today and what the changes suggest about evangelicalism. We also dabble in politics, current events, and the propriety of polemics.
9/25/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 56 seconds
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Erick Erickson: Warnings in the PCA

PCA member, seminarian, and major conservative media figure Erick Erickson joins us to talk about why he wrote an article called "Warnings in the PCA". We discuss critical theory, intersectionality, racial reconciliation, and Marxist-influenced secular ideologies. Here's the article we referenced.
9/18/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 24 seconds
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Riding w/CW - Showdown at the GCC Corral?

CW monologues about the conflict between LA County authorities and John MacArthur's Grace Community Church...and what it might mean for all of us. Audio tweets: https://twitter.com/presbycast/status/1305203213067522049?s=20 LA County worship "protocol": http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/docs/protocols/Reopening_PlacesofWorship.pdf
9/14/202030 minutes, 30 seconds
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Public Worship vs. Private - a Virtual Conversation

Professor Scott Aniol and pastor Chuck Finney join us to talk about public worship using an old puritan sermon as a jumping-off point. Here's an online platform with which both men are involved: https://religiousaffections.org/
9/10/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 5 seconds
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The Ecclesiastes Option w/Dr. Ben Shaw

We are joined by Dr. Ben Shaw of Reformation Bible College to talk about his book Ecclesiastes, Life in a Fallen World and the relevance of this singular book of the Bible to life in 2020. We also talk about his trek from the mainline to the PCA, from Princeton to Greenville.
9/3/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 40 seconds
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We Are the True Moderates!

A bright young seminarian and a PCA pastor to join us to talk about the challenge and blessing of staying "moderate" in the era of 'Rona and, well, you know...2020 politics, politicians, and movements.
8/18/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 34 seconds
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Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapters 3-5

A reading of the Westminster Confession of Faith, chapters 3 through 5. https://opc.org/wcf.html   The WCF reading will be published as one file when complete. This is the second installment.
8/16/20207 minutes, 49 seconds
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Working for Reform in the PCA - MORE & FFP

Charlie Nave of MORE in the PCA and Bruce Kirby of the Firm Foundation Partnership join us to talk about their organizations' efforts to reform the PCA through ruling elder participation in the courts and church member involvement.  MORE: https://www.moreinthepca.org/ FFP: https://www.firmfoundationpartnership.com/
8/14/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 51 seconds
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Castmoot 2020 -- Live Liberty

Wresby, CW, Amish, and Ken Shepherd all under the same porch roof, talking about the stuff you're talking about, eating the food you'd eat.
8/10/20201 hour, 4 minutes, 49 seconds
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Masks & Morality w/Science Guy David Shane

Physics professor and Reformed church member David Shane joins us to talk about the moral dimensions of mask wearing and other COVID restrictions where data, ethical, scriptural, scientific and confessional convictions and conclusions collide.
8/5/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 53 seconds
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Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapters 1 & 2

A reading of the Westminster Confession of Faith, chapters 1 and 2. https://opc.org/wcf.html  
7/31/202010 minutes, 29 seconds
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Sturm und Drang, 2020 Rolls On

Two pastors (Dan Borvan and Chris Drew) join us to talk about those who would defer to the magistrate on 'Rona restrictions and those who would defy said restrictions and assemble normally to worship, and we talk about the advisability of taking federal assistance funds as churches and religious organizations. And of course, fun with baptists. Relevant links: https://www.gty.org/library/blog/B200723?fbclid=IwAR3zNNiYjRMFS2orTktjBjN3XEF-2jIMr7Yuv_MTBU04PXhsjkrGX1XgnOs https://www.9marks.org/article/a-time-for-civil-disobedience-a-response-to-john-macarthur/
7/28/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 5 seconds
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Cancel Culture & Calvinist Pirates w/R. Scott Clark

Argggh! We talk cancel culture and Calvinists corsairs of the Caribbean with Clark of California, our favorite swashbuckling church historian. Read more on cancel culture at https://heidelblog.net/ 
7/22/20201 hour, 39 minutes, 22 seconds
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SPECIAL: Transmission from 2027

Silent Topher's wifi toaster opened up a time travel portal and we were able to download an episode of Presbycast from 2027...and it's not pretty. 
7/13/202042 minutes, 15 seconds
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Emotional Support Call-In Show 2020

Another call-in show, this time with 2020 energy and range...certainly not for everyone with its wall-to-wall inside jokes, Twitter references, and so forth. Ultimately though there was good fellowship, a bit of wisdom, and a few laughs, so probably not the worst two hours of a year that will live in infamy. 
7/9/20201 hour, 52 minutes, 19 seconds
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Let Freedom Sing...Mostly on Key

A Fourth of July bonus mostly-music show with a couple of clips from some of our favorite IFB preachers. Could be helpful if you have guests at your party who overstay their welcome.
7/4/202031 minutes, 14 seconds
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Presbytizing the Eschaton w/Dan Borvan

URC minister Dan "The Third Presbycaster" Borvan joins us to talk about eschatology, church and culture, and the challenges of pastoring in days of revolution and pandemic. Dan brings the heat, the history, and the hope of the gospel...as usual. Follow him: @danborvan
7/1/20201 hour, 26 minutes, 25 seconds
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BONUS: A Sermon on the Eldership by C.N. Willborn

Here's a wonderful sermon on God's provision of elders for his church by Dr. C.N. Willborn of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN, preached on 6/28/2020. The text was 1 Peter 1-5 and the accompanying OT passage was Exodus 8: 12-27.
6/28/202039 minutes, 42 seconds
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A City Church Pastor vs. the Lockdown -- the Importance of Worship

Pastor Dan Quakkelaar of Friend of Sinners PCA in Milwaukee, WI joins us to talk about his lawsuit against the city over COVID lockdown restrictions which prevent his church from worshiping. Learn more about his unique church here: https://www.friendofsinners.org/
6/26/202041 minutes, 54 seconds
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Reformed & Rural...is that even possible?

We're joined by Hutch (of the True Presbyterian podcast) and Charles, two young guys who hope to plant ordinary means of grace presbyterian churches in rural America. We talk worship, music, contextualization, and the challenges of bringing the gospel to the American South in a Reformed package. And there are plenty of tunes.
6/25/20201 hour, 43 minutes, 25 seconds
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Bonus: CW on NoCo Radio w/Mike Abendroth

Hear a NoCo Radio interview recorded before the world got even crazier a month ago, but before that a couple of teaser clips of Loury and McWhorter on the craziness of that began in late May, 2020 (and how to deal with it). Find Mike and NoCo here, and find Glenn and John here.
6/20/202055 minutes, 39 seconds
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'Merica 2020 w/Forfare Davis

Political thinker and writer Forfare Davis joins us to talk politics, culture, civilization, and coping strategies in the second decade of a "calamitous century" -- see his article of the same name: https://americanmind.org/features/the-coronacrisis-and-our-future-discontents/our-calamitous-century/ Here's the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0oL2-NfHDOY
6/19/20201 hour, 22 minutes, 8 seconds
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Presbysectionality: Scott Sauls & Andy Webb on PCA, Side B, and Mission (Presburg Colloquy #1)

PCA pastor Scott Sauls and Andy Webb, a pastor soon departing the PCA for the ARP, engage in a gracious-but-spirited conversation about SSA, a recent study report on sexuality, and the challenges of mission in the PCA. Thanks to both brothers for their generosity of spirit. Check out Scott's books and articles at https://scottsauls.com/ (Presburg Colloquy #1)  
6/11/20201 hour, 55 minutes, 36 seconds
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Is Calvinism the Problem?

CW reacts to a Twitter thread from Janet Mefferd which blames "Calvinism"(or a certain permutation thereof) for the leftward drift in evangelicalism.
6/9/202045 minutes, 12 seconds
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The Machen Time Machine w/D.G. Hart

In which we answer the question (that maybe no one was asking) -- How might things have been different of J. Gresham Machen, who died in 1937, had lived another 20 or 30 years? Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College is Machen's foremost living biographer and is a ruling elder in the OPC.
6/5/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 2 seconds
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Reviewing the PCA Sexuality Report w/Todd Pruitt

PCA pastor and host of Mortification of Spin Todd Pruitt joins us to talk about the just-released PCA report on sexuality. Download the report here and read it for yourself: https://pcaga.org/aicreport/
5/29/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 36 seconds
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Revoice Revisited w/Jared Moore & Josh Gielow

We return to Revoice with Dr. Jared Moore and Josh Gielow. Jared wrote a doctoral dissertation on the movement and Josh attended the 2018 Revoice conference. See Jared's articles and his dissertation at the following links: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, SBTS dissertation Here's the Revoice FAQ: https://revoice.us/about/faq/ Here's our original Revoice show with Josh: http://presbycast.libsyn.com/the-revoice-conference-an-attendees-view
5/27/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 23 seconds
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SBC - Past, Present & Future w/Tom Buck

SBC pastor Tom Buck joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about the issues facing the Southern Baptist Convention, most of which are strangely parallel to those facing the PCA. 
5/19/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 38 seconds
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In the Presby Alley with GA Junkie

Steve Salyards aka GA Junkie joins us to talk about general assembling (or the forsaking thereof) in the year of the 'Rona. We talk polity, PCUSA, parallels, decent order, and more. Don't miss his highly informative blog: https://blog.gajunkie.com/https://blog.gajunkie.com/
5/15/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 30 seconds
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Worship, the World, Wuhan, and the Woke...it's 2020!

Our panel of six discusses, well, everything you might expect given the state of the world today, but with a churchly focus, a bit of humor, and a dose of realism. 
5/13/20201 hour, 38 minutes, 14 seconds
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BONUS: Machen's Testimony Against a Federal Dept of Education

Quarantined CW reads J. Gresham Machen's testimony before a US Senate committee against the formation of Federal department of education in 1926. Suffice it to say Machen sounds like a prophet here. These words are essential to understanding Machen. You may read them here, but beware of some page repeats.
4/30/202058 minutes, 33 seconds
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Live from the Corona Cabana

As CW awaits corona virus test results he and Wresby get together for an old-school, two-person show with discussion of current events in the church and society, and a listener favorite: Fun With Baptists! (There is some audio degradation in the first 17 minutes)
4/29/20201 hour, 18 minutes, 11 seconds
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Longing for the Un-Shutdown!

Podcaster-YouTuber Hutch of the True Presbyterian show joins us to talk about things temporal (lockdown life) and eternal (the gospel and the church) in the tumultuous days of COVID-19. Find his podcast here.
4/22/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 47 seconds
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Being Hans Fiene -- Lutheran Multimedia Maven

LCMS pastor, writer, and Lutheran Satire content creator Hans Fiene joins us to talk about humor, snark, confessionalism, culture, corona virus and kayfabe. See his Federalist articles here. Check out his video channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2-3Cf7Hw10b3NW05p2Z7IA
4/16/20201 hour, 30 minutes, 33 seconds
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Riding w/CW -- No PCAGA in 2020

CW talks about his Aquila Report article in questions raised by the postponement of the 48th PCA General Assembly. Here is the article: https://www.theaquilareport.com/the-48th-pca-general-assembly-postponed-some-questions-to-consider/
4/14/202031 minutes, 12 seconds
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Coronanomics -- Time to Shut Down the Shutdown?

An all-star cast of Reformed Twitter worthies join us to talk about the economics and effects (long-term and short-term) of the COVID-19 shutdown on the country, the society, and the church.
4/9/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 55 seconds
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SIDE SHOW: Tiger King and the Real America

This episode is most assuredly not for everyone, but examines the cultural phenomenon of a Netflix documentary series that puts a new "T" in the TULIP...with special guest Dan Borvan.
4/3/20201 hour, 25 minutes, 40 seconds
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PCAGA -- There's an app for that?

The author of an overture to squelch the use of organized electronic communication at the PCA General Assembly joins us along with a concerned ruling elder. Here's the overture: https://pcaga.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Overture-15-New-Covenant-PCA-RAO-11-2.pdf
4/3/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bar-B-Q(uarantine) Live Show

CW thought it would be a great idea to pass the day of quarantine by streaming Presbycast music while he smoked some pork...for 8 hours and 45 minutes! Don't worry, we've edited it down to a few songs, a 1960s Lutheran freak show, a chat with Wresby and his uncle Joe, a call from BL, and a discussion with R. Scott Clark about "virtual communion." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74jsqTanKnA
3/29/20202 hours, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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TRANSMISSION FROM THE VIRUS BUNKER w/D.G. Hart

We talk with church historian and cultural/political observer Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College about his mild skepticism of the Corona virus pandemic response and the place of skepticism more generally in the church. We also heard clips from country baptists and city megachurches as we examine how churches are adapting to worship in an age of social distancing. Here's an article we mentioned: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8141929/Why-Germanys-coronavirus-death-rate-low.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline
3/24/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 29 seconds
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Social Media Distancing Quarantine Call-in

A cast of quarantined characters joined us to talk about church, the COVID-19 crisis, cabin fever, and much more, including special appearances by DBag Worship Guy and Chris Bolt.
3/20/20201 hour, 44 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dispatches from Greenville

Our trip to the Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary conference yielded more interesting interviews -- this time from Hungarian pastor Peter Szabo, GPTS president-elect Dr. Jonathan Master, RTS professor Dr. Guy Waters, and PCA pastor Steven Warhurst.
3/17/20201 hour, 27 minutes
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Presbys and Pandemics

On a variety live show we heard from a listener, a pastor leaving the PCA, a PCA pastor wrestling with the challenges of the Corona virus pandemic, and we heard an excellent presentation by a PCA pastor on Calvin's Geneva during a plague pandemic....and more including a deep catalog REM cut which intersects with (and inspired?) our own bumper music! Check out Pastor Matthew Everhard's YouTube channel.
3/13/20201 hour, 28 minutes, 35 seconds
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Camden Bucey on the Conference Trail

We talk with Camden Bucey of Reformed Forum on all things Reformed, Presbyterian, conferential, and podcastological at the Greenville Presbyterian  Theological Seminary conference.
3/12/202043 minutes, 7 seconds
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Alonzo Ramirez - Peruvian Presbyterian Pioneer

We were honored to speak with Peruvian pastor Alonzo Ramirez about his work in church planting, translation, and presbyterian church building by ordinary means of grace ministry in the Cajamarca region of Peru. Learn more about Peru Mission here and about his resources here.
3/7/202052 minutes, 54 seconds
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Time Capsule Talk w/R. Scott Clark

We talk about a fascinating digital time capsule with Dr. R. Scott Clark, Odd Deacon, and Kirk Cicero, and the discussion covers the gospel, Federal Vision, singing, a certain region of Idaho....and many more oddities of modern Reformed-dom. We start slow with some connection issues, but the discussion really got going. Here's the 2004 "social media" bomb that prompted our discussion: http://www.presbyteriannews.org/volumes/v10/1/pr38.pdf
3/4/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 38 seconds
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Presbyterian...in China

We speak with Pastor C, a Taiwanese-born American pastor ministering in China, about persecution, epidemics, and the prospects for presbyterianism in China. The bumper music is Psalm 23 in Mandarin.
2/27/202043 minutes, 5 seconds
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Habemus Clericum - A New Stated Clerk for the PCA

We talk about the news of a new stated clerk for the PCA and the concept of REFORMED FUNDAMENTALISTS in a freewheeling live format. Links: https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/columns/ad-fontes/what-is-a-reformed-fundamentalist/ https://www.pcaac.org/bryan-chapell-message/
2/25/20201 hour, 21 minutes, 26 seconds
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An Island Ministry -- Preacher-Lobsterman Tom Powell

Bivocational minister Tom Powell talks about his very unusual and rewarding ministry as an out-of-bounds PCA teaching elder on an isolated Maine island. We guarantee you've never heard a story quite like his. Follow him on Twitter at @thomasmpowell.
2/20/20201 hour, 19 minutes, 21 seconds
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Riding w/CW: PCA/Revoice Issues Update

CW provides an update on PCA procedural-judicial actions seeking to address the controversy surrounding a Revoice-affiliated pastor and church. Here is the referenced article: https://byfaithonline.com/sjc-committee-to-review-applicability-of-bco-34-1-to-johnson-case/ Overtures may be viewed here: https://pcaga.org/resources/#overtures
2/11/202030 minutes, 9 seconds
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Presby Night Live! A Music Show

Gather round the internet machine with CW and Wresby and enjoy some Presbycast gospel music of the 60s and 70s small-time, regional, vanity press variety in high-quality mono! View the proceedings with album art visuals on YouTube.
2/10/20201 hour, 35 minutes, 45 seconds
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Spirit of Schleiermacher w/Jim Cassidy

Dr. Jim Cassidy of South Austin Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Texas joins us to talk about his recent article "The Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy and the Spirit of Schleiermacher," which examines the German theologian's influence over two centuries. And we ask if the spirit of Schleiermacher is still with us today.
2/7/20201 hour, 15 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dominic Aquila on the Revoice Overtures

Dr. Dominic Aquila of Aquila Report fame joins us to talk about the early overtures that seek to address the Revoice controversy in the PCA. Here are relevant links: https://revoice.us/ https://www.theaquilareport.com/savannah-river-presbytery-requests-the-48th-pca-general-assembly-to-assume-jurisdiction-over-the-missouri-presbytery-issue/ https://www.theaquilareport.com/savannah-river-presbytery-requests-the-48th-pca-general-assembly-to-assume-jurisdiction-over-the-missouri-presbytery-issue/ https://mopres.org/safari/article/44.html UPDATE: https://twitter.com/presbycast/status/1222943907568406530    
1/30/20201 hour, 17 minutes, 38 seconds
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Presbyterian in Pakistan

We are joined in studio by Pakistani presbyerian Pastor Z. Hear about the church in a country most know little about and that has more presbyterians per capita than the USA. By the way, the Psalms are hugely popular in Pakistan and the bumper music is a recording of Psalm 139.
1/27/202034 minutes, 22 seconds
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Class: Church Government 9

This installment examines the biblical evidence for the temporary and perpetual offices of the church. The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.
1/20/202047 minutes, 39 seconds
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Staying in the PCA w/Jared Nelson

PCA pastor Jared Nelson joins us to talk about reasons to stay in the PCA. We discuss his old article which is still relevant today, and we talk about what members and elders can do to work for the good of their denomination.
1/15/20201 hour, 12 minutes, 44 seconds
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Our Fathers Left Us Evangelicalism w/Cameron Shaffer

We speak with EPC minister Cameron Shaffer who authored the excellent and passionately-written piece "Our Fathers Left Us Evangelicalism."
1/10/20201 hour, 37 minutes, 48 seconds
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Andy Webb -- Leaving the PCA?

We talk with current PCA minister and long-time Reformed social media gadfly Andy Webb on his church's possible exit from the PCA...and how they came to this point. 
1/3/20201 hour, 24 minutes, 52 seconds
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Bonus content: The Death of J. Gresham Machen

A reading of the account of the death of Machen and context from Machen's biographer Ned Stonehouse. Here is the edition of The Presbyterian Journal that marked Machen's death and a downloadable PDF of the article by Samuel Allen who was with Machen in his last days. 
1/1/202028 minutes, 35 seconds
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New Year's Eve Auld Lang Live Show

We talk with reporter and presby Ken Shepherd about the trials of 2019 and the prospects for 2020 on New Year's Eve, ringing in 2020 with Machen horns and humor. You may watch the live YouTube broadcast here. The TGC top ten list we ran through may be found here.
1/1/20201 hour, 5 minutes, 57 seconds
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Class: Church Government 8

We continue to work through Guy Water's book "How Jesus Runs the Church," this session touches on church power and the offices of the church. Some questions were edited out for the sake of privacy.
12/25/201941 minutes, 49 seconds
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Music for a Good Cause

Not-so-bad music for a good cause -- we spin tunes (ranging from country gospel to Jesus freak rock an roll) and encourage our listeners to support our friends the Gills in their time of need. We spoke with Aunna and Emily concerning this situation. Please check out their GoFundMe page.
12/23/20191 hour, 56 minutes, 9 seconds
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A Festivus for the Presby-est 2019

Festivus expert Dan Borvan and everyone's favorite Reformed curmudgeon Sean join us for Festivus fun on our annual holiday classic.
12/18/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 32 seconds
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Pre-Festivus Holiday Variety Live Show 2019

Music, fun, and Silent Topher speaks -- it's holiday variety extravaganza! We play a bit of Xmas music and our first sexy sax solo! You can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQEQr1wbHUk
12/12/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 31 seconds
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Is Church for Children?

PCA ruling elder and young father Scott Hedgcock joins us to talk about children in worship. Also, enjoy our new advertisers -- Presbyton and Federal Vision Non-Federal Credit Union of Moscow! Thanks, Bryce.
12/4/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 37 seconds
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D.G. Hart on Machen's Warrior Children

Dr. Darryl G. Hart, biographer of Machen, joins us to talk about Machen's Warrior Children -- past and present. Here is the John Frame essay we mentioned and here is a book containing Hart's chapter on the subject.
11/26/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 5 seconds
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Class: Church Government 7

This week's class addresses the power of the church. The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church. Bumper music courtesy of Kdubtru.
11/25/201950 minutes, 10 seconds
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Music and more on a Saturday night

Here's the full audio of a live show experiment with more than an hour of music from the Presbycast bumper music genre, a couple of entertaining clips from IFB Preacher Clips, and a brief chat with listener Cicero. 
11/20/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 5 seconds
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Church Government Class 6

This week's class addresses jure divino versus jure humano church government.  The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.
11/18/201944 minutes, 50 seconds
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Dr. Glen Clary on Worship & the 2nd Commandment

OPC minister Dr. Glen Clary joins us to talk about one of his (and our) favorite subjects -- Reformed worship, with special emphasis on the second commandment. Here's the Hughes Oliphant Old book he recommended.
11/14/20191 hour, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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Class: Presbyterian Church Government 5

This week's class addresses the relationship of church government to civil government, Jesus' mediatorial and essential rule.  The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.
11/11/201945 minutes, 26 seconds
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Ruling Elders Rule

18-year veteran PCA ruling elder Gabe joins us to talk about the importance of ruling elders to the courts of presbyterian churches, barriers to their participation, the problem of disinterest, the historical reasons for their position in the PCA, and encouragement for increased faithfulness. Thanks to our awesome new sponsor Ecclesio-Cleanse! And welcome our new staffer Bryce.
11/8/20191 hour, 27 minutes, 38 seconds
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Class: Presbyterian Church Government 4

This week's class addresses the nature and necessity of church membership.  The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.
11/4/201945 minutes, 20 seconds
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Reforween Live Show 2019: Presbypocalypse Now

It's Presbypocalypse Now...and it sure did take a long time. Lots of listeners joined us live on Reforween to talk about nearly everything under the sun, which is to say Kanye and megachurches, mostly.
11/1/20192 hours, 23 minutes, 16 seconds
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A Film About Worship, A Report from Scotland

In our final pair of interviews from the 2019 Reformation Worship Conference we talk to Les Lanphere minutes after the world premiere of his new movie about worship, and we speak to the Rev. Iver Martin, principal of Edinburgh Theological Seminary about the seminary, changes in the worship of the Free Church of Scotland, and...Chik-fil-A.
10/30/201947 minutes, 11 seconds
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Class: Presbyterian Church Government 3

CW teaches on presbyterian church government. The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church. 
10/28/201944 minutes, 34 seconds
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Worship, Music, and Missions

We're pleased to offer two interviews from the 2019 Reformation Worship Conference -- first with Drs. Scott Aniol and T. David Gordon on worship and music, then a missionary-church planter to Belgium, David Lamos in which we learn about a country not often (these days) on the Reformed radar. The bumper music is from the conference as well.
10/25/201950 minutes, 33 seconds
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Mortification of a Producer -- Nayara of MoS

Get behind the scenes of your second-favorite podcast, Mortification of Spin, with the show's producer Nayara Andrejczyk who talked with CW and Wresby at the 2019 Reformation Worship Conference.
10/22/201931 minutes, 31 seconds
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Class: Presbyterian Church Government 2

CW teaches on presbyterian church government. This second installment looks at the Westminster Confession's teaching on the church in chapter 25 and touches on the introduction to Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church. The question at the end referred to the lack or infrequency of church discipline in many evangelical churches.
10/21/201945 minutes, 34 seconds
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Worship Wars w/Chuck Finney

Chuck Finney and Odd Deacon join us to talk about worship wars from the early church to today -- lots of good, helpful, and encouraging stuff from these guys who take worship seriously and themselves...not so much. 
10/17/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 7 seconds
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Class: Presbyterian Church Government 1

CW teaches on presbyterian church government. The first installment is an introduction to the topic stressing the importance of the church and the prevalence of the topic throughout the New Testament. The remainder of the series will use Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.
10/15/201942 minutes, 34 seconds
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Yevangelical Presbyterians w/Wresby & Dru

Wresby and former baptized infant Drew Mills talk Kanye -- catalog, culture, and conversion. Can this podcast survive two rap shows in one week? We'll see. At any rate, no one else is doing this...
10/10/20191 hour, 42 minutes, 40 seconds
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Yo, Presbycast Raps...with Kdubtru

We spend some time with rapper @Kdubtru and world premier his new song "Woke-anda" on a special Sunday night show. We talk about the church, rap music, social justice, Kanye, and more. Follow Kdub here and check out his video channel here. 
10/7/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 21 seconds
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Of Cities and Schemes with Sean

Our friend senior(ish) Christian marketplace leader Sean joins us to talk about the phenomenon of city-focused parachurch strategies as typified by one organization's promotional video. Learn more here.
10/4/20191 hour, 38 minutes, 11 seconds
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Questions, Answers & a Bit of Xian Rock Opera

Enjoy an old-school show with Wresby and CW talking tacos and answering listener questions to the best of their limited ability. The ending is a 20-minute section of a bizarro Old Testament Christian rock opera from the early 70s...so you know what to expect.
9/27/20191 hour, 46 minutes, 9 seconds
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The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

Our good friend Hutch joins us to talk about Jordan Peterson and his  controversial intersection with Christianity and our culture...and what it could mean. Be sure to check out Hutch's YouTube channel for more great content.
9/19/20191 hour, 24 minutes, 14 seconds
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Riding w/CW -- Images and the 2nd Commandment

Ride along with CW on the way to work as he talks about images, the second commandment, and the use of images in Reformed churches and publications. The article in question is not available online. (But CW's article now is: https://www.theaquilareport.com/a-question-of-images/)
9/16/201938 minutes, 41 seconds
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Concupiscence & the Current SSA Debates in the Church

Dr R. Scott Clark and former Roman Catholic seminarian Sean join us to talk about the doctrine of concupiscence and its implications for the SSA/"gay Christian" debates. Our jumping-off point was this piece by Dr. Clark which was a reaction to this interview.
9/10/20191 hour, 17 minutes, 55 seconds
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Everything Medieval is New Again -- Contemporary Worship

We use a talk from Dr. Scott Aniol from the 2018 Reformation Worship Conference to preview this year's conference coming up on October 17, 2019. Scott compares contemporary worship with pre-Reformation Medieval worship and says the remedy for one is the remedy for the other. He is Associate Professor and chair of PhD Worship studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; executive director of Religious Affections Ministries.  Hear more excellent audio from this conference here.
9/7/201948 minutes, 48 seconds
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At the Movies...Megachurch Hijinks

CW and @OddDeacon reflect on their visit to the local megachurch's movie-based content series/80s pop culture-fest. Suffice it to say that they are content to stay with boring, regulated presbyterian worship for now. This is not a troll job, but a serious discussion of the elements of worship. And there's a bit of trolling.
9/2/20191 hour, 14 minutes, 32 seconds
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Chicken Sandwiches, Machen, and More

Deacons Tim Hopper and Odd Deacon join us along with semi-regular Ben Woodring to talk about The Chicken Sandwich War (complete with reviews), the Chik-fil-A cult, a new Machen website, Ben's book of confessions, and more. Is this the show that jumped the shark or hooked and landed it? Tim's Machen site: https://www.readmachen.com/ Ben's book is here.  
8/30/20191 hour, 31 minutes, 31 seconds
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Riding w/CW -- Marks of the Church

Live from the Presbaru, a talk about the marks of the church and how worship fits (or should fit) into them. An example of the referenced "At the Movies" events: https://gochristfellowship.com/at-the-movies/
8/26/201935 minutes, 15 seconds
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Prexit -- Pastor Andy Webb on Disruption in the PCA

Veteran pastor and polemicist Andy Webb joins us to talk about the PCA's long, hot summer which sees continued strife over Revoice and a small group of conservatives heading for the exits.
8/21/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 34 seconds
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The Confacruise Call-In Extravaganza

Here's a show that will make little sense to our non-Twitter listeners, but do do listen to the first 15 minutes to hear the announcement of our upcoming special event: The Presbycast Confacruise. Thanks to a host of Twitter friends who joined us to help design the worst imaginable Christian conference/festival.
8/14/20191 hour, 42 minutes
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Evangelical Nation w/D.G. Hart

Dr. Darryl Hart of Hillsdale College joins us from a vacation cabin in Massachusetts to talk about evangelicalism from the 16th to 21st centuries. He blogs at Old Life and has written numerous books on American and church history. At his request, here is a link to our painful bumper music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_5PLf-2FYIM&feature=youtu.be
8/9/20191 hour, 36 minutes, 15 seconds
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Riding with CW -- Blank, Restless & Blank...BRB?

CW talks about the deconversion of Joshua Harris, the YRR, and TGC. And episcopacy!  https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/reflections-josh-harris-deconversion/
8/2/201933 minutes, 2 seconds
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21st-Century Iconoclasm w/Dan Borvan

OPC minister Dan Borvan joins us to talk about the need for a new iconoclasm to clear the accrued idols that clutter the worship of the church. Here are two pieces we referenced: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogereolson/2019/07/the-new-american-evangelical-liturgy/ http://www.swrb.ab.ca/newslett/actualNLs/NRC_ch02.htm
8/1/20191 hour, 45 minutes, 53 seconds
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Bonus Minisode - IFB Marital Tips & a Couple of Tunes

Well, hang on to your hats and hide the children, we have a present-day creepy IFB preacher man dispensing marital tips and a couple of interesting vintage tunes -- one from the dramatic gospel-horror genre and the other a very snappy and upbeat Old Testament story song. Enjoy.
7/31/201910 minutes, 58 seconds
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Camden Bucey of Reformed Forum

We are joined by @CamdenBucey of @ReformedForumto talk about their ground-breaking programming, more than a decade (and hundreds of shows) of Reformed podcasting, and his unique new role as an OPC evangelist.  https://reformedforum.org/ 
7/24/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 22 seconds
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Machen Sermon - The Separateness of the Church, 1925

A reading of "The Separateness of the Church" By J. Gresham Machen, a sermon preached in the chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary on Sunday, March 8, 1925. http://www.pcahistory.org/findingaids/machen/separateness.pdf
7/21/201929 minutes, 8 seconds
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Radio Presbycast 2 -- Another Music Show

Descend into the dark and confusing world of Presbycast bumper music...again. In high-fidelity, long-play stereo! BONUS: See the real Silent Topher here (on mandolin): https://vimeo.com/216852115
7/15/20192 hours, 2 minutes, 47 seconds
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Pastor Todd Bordow on Revoice & the PCA

OPC pastor Todd Bordow joins us to work through a helpful article he wrote about the Revoice controversy in the PCA. Todd brings years of ministering to homosexuals and thinking and writing about sexual ethics to the table. He is also co-host of the the Glory Cloud Podcast.  https://www.theaquilareport.com/revoice-the-pca-and-a-way-forward/
7/12/20191 hour, 18 minutes, 57 seconds
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The Show About the Show

The guys get together live and local at Wresby's house and talk about Presbycast's untimely birth and third(!) anniversary, their favorite podcasts, and grilling...pizza.
7/8/201957 minutes, 16 seconds
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Bonus content: PCAGA 19 -- The Lost Live Show

Ruling elders Charlie Nave of More in the PCA and Scott Hedgecock join us for a mid-PCA GA live show that could not be uploaded via our paltry hotel wifi. The first portion was broadcast live on YouTube. Excuse the occasional intrusion of loud hotel air conditioning and Wresby's early departure due to diapers or bandwidth...we don't know.
7/4/201946 minutes, 47 seconds
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PCAGA 2019 Wrap-Up w/Dominic Aquila

Aquila Report founder, pastor, and professor Dominic Aquila joins us to analyze the events of the 2019 PCA General Assembly and shared pastoral advice for the confused and discouraged. We spent a lot of time on the Revoice controversy and the Nashville Statement.
7/3/20191 hour, 48 minutes, 40 seconds
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Tour de NAPARC -- the RPCNA

Pastors Nathan Eshelman and Shawn Anderson join us to talk about the RPCNA in our Tour de NAPARC. Amazingly, no psalms were sung! We also talked about their great podcast on the Westminster Standards, The Jerusalem Chamber.
6/21/20191 hour, 33 minutes, 2 seconds
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Machen Minutes -- A Methodist on Machen

We share a reading of an article about a Methodist's assessment of Machen and his supposed "tempermental idiosyncrasies" in the 1920s, and we ask "What did Machen sound like?" -- and we include an audio clip of his contemporary in Baltimore, H.L. Mencken. Here's the article: http://www.thisday.pcahistory.org/2019/06/june-10-machen-as-seen-by-a-methodist/
6/14/201915 minutes, 54 seconds
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Riding w/CW -- SBC Postmortem

CW talks about the just-ended, two-day Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, slickly led by megachurch pastor J.D. Greear. Forgive the occasional interference in the middle portions -- I forgot to turn my phone on airplane mode.
6/13/201937 minutes, 10 seconds
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PCAGA Preview II w/RE Bob Mattes

Long-serving (and long-suffering?) PCA ruling elder Bob Mattes joins to help us preview the 2019 PCAGA and understand the process, players, and parameters more fully. 
6/12/20191 hour, 21 minutes, 6 seconds
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Machen Minutes -- On the Church

This inaugural episode of Machen Minutes features a word of introduction, a reading from the last chapter of "Christianity and Liberalism," and Machen's favorite hymn as a closing piece. #MachenMinutes Read C&L free at https://reformed.org/books/chr_and_lib/
6/10/201910 minutes, 30 seconds
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PCAGA Preview Special -- Overture 11, The RPCNA Sexual Orientation Report

Teaching elders Aaron Morgan and Michael Dixon of Fellowship Presbytery (South Carolina) join us by phone to talk about their presbytery's overture “Commend and Distribute RPCNA’s ‘Contemporary Perspectives Sexual Orientation: A Theological and Pastoral Analysis’”. The overture may be found here (PDF link): http://www.pcahistory.org/topicalresources/sexuality/RPCNA_Study.pdf
6/5/201928 minutes, 31 seconds
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PCA General Assembly Preview w/Dr. Ben Shaw

Dr. Benjamin Shaw of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary joins us to talk about the upcoming 2019 PCA General Assembly. We talk high concept and specific issues, including the propriety of delegated assemblies, study committees, and "statement" overtures. Be sure to check out his new Ecclesiastes commentary and his blog -- GPTS Rabbi.
6/5/20191 hour, 25 minutes, 21 seconds
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Dominic Aquila's Report

Dominic Aquila of the Aquila Report joins us for a wide-ranging discussion of the last 80 years of conservative presbyterianism in the US, much told through his own experience as new convert, seminarian, minister, professor, pastor, and publisher. We also discuss the DNA, history, and hopeful trajectory of the PCA.
5/29/20191 hour, 49 minutes, 34 seconds
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Audiobook: The New Evangelical Social Gospel, part 3 of 3

Presbycast presents "The New Evangelical Social Gospel" by Dr. Roger and Dianne Smallings, PCA missionaries to Latin America in three parts. This book is available for free at the Smallings' website and on Amazon for Kindle. The work is read by Noel Henley. We thank the Smallings for their permission to distribute this timely work.
5/25/20191 hour, 2 minutes, 54 seconds
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Riding w/CW -- Revoice Report Week

Talking about Revoice issues in the PCA and beyond. Here is the link to the report in question: https://mopres.org/safari/article/37.html  (download link at bottom of page) https://revoice.us/
5/24/201933 minutes, 56 seconds
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Audiobook: The New Evangelical Social Gospel, part 2 of 3

Presbycast presents "The New Evangelical Social Gospel" by Dr. Roger and Dianne Smallings, PCA missionaries to Latin America in three parts. This book is available for free at the Smallings' website and on Amazon for Kindle. The work is read by Noel Henley. We thank the Smallings for their permission to distribute this timely work.
5/24/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 57 seconds
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AUDIOBOOK: The New Evangelical Social Gospel, part 1of 3

Presbycast presents "The New Evangelical Social Gospel" by Dr. Roger and Dianne Smallings, PCA missionaries to Latin America in three parts. This book is available for free at the Smallings' website and on Amazon for Kindle. The work is read by Noel Henley. We thank the Smallings for their permission to distribute this timely work.
5/22/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 50 seconds
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Radio Free Presby - Live & Large

For better or worse it was a live Saturday night: music, voicemails, callers. Would you believe it if we said that the subject matter was diverse? That the content and delivery were true AM radio-quality? You may watch the proceedings on YouTube.  Featuring Chris Drew, @machenwarrior, the hated Drew Mills, Old School Presby, and a newly-minted presby. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kHawHKyuQs
5/20/20192 hours, 19 minutes, 36 seconds
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Riding w/CW -- The Withdrawal of Overture 29

A quick bulletin of the withdrawal of Overture 29 (allow ordination of female deacons) to the 2019 PCA General Assembly. Overtures page: https://www.pcaac.org/general-assembly/overtures/
5/17/201920 minutes, 11 seconds
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What is the Gospel? w/R. Scott Clark

Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California joins us to answer the question "What is the Gospel?" -- and what is not. We also discuss (necessarily) a good bit of church history, including 20th century evangelicalism. Be sure to visit https://heidelblog.net/
5/15/20191 hour, 30 minutes, 9 seconds
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Neil Shenvi on Critical Theory & Anti-Racism

Neil Shenvi joins us to talk about critical theory and its subset critical race theory, intersectionality, and the effect on Christian discourse and church life which these theories and concepts have. And we never once used the word "woke"-- Neil is an irenic and reasonable man. Visit his website and follow him at @NeilShenvi.
5/10/20191 hour, 43 minutes, 31 seconds
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Riding w/CW -- Building a Reformed Church Building

CW talks about the process of designing and building a church building with the primary focus on Reformed worship and ministry. See photos here: http://cpcbuild.blogspot.com/
5/8/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 13 seconds
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Bonus content -- CW on NOCO Radio

CW joins pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio to talk about a wide variety of Big Eva and little (and big) "R" issues. Thanks to Mike for allowing us to repost this for the convenience of our listeners, but do subscribe to NoCo!
5/4/201953 minutes, 25 seconds
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Riding With CW Returns -- Female Deacons

Talking about Overture 29 to the 2019 PCA General Assembly to allow ordained female deacons which we describe as "a totally new unisex office without authority"-- text here (PDF link). Thanks to one of our listeners for making new equipment possible which vastly improves these in-car recordings, which should get even better as we figure it out.
5/2/201939 minutes, 44 seconds
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From EPC to PCA with Richard Harris

Pastor Richard Harris joins us to talk about his church's recent move from the EPC to the PCA. Regular guest Chris Drew, who moved from the PCUSA to the OPC, also sits in. We talk much more about the two churches -- the EPC and ECO -- which are outside of NAPARC than we have before. This is presbyterianism at its acronymal best! Correction: We misstated some facts about the ECO's confessions -- see here.
5/1/20191 hour, 16 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ladies and Gentlemen, It's Lex Lutheran

Twitter fixture Lex Lutheran joins us for a meeting of the paedobaptist confessional minds. Our discussion is wide-ranging and includes homeless podcaster and bonafide OPC oddball Ben Woodring as well.
4/24/20191 hour, 20 minutes, 27 seconds
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Deep Eva Blues -- Megachurch Modus Operandi

We are joined by @TheJeditor, a man with inside knowledge of Big Eva and her mysterious ways. We talk megachurch, worship, and the challenges facing evangelical churches. "BONUS" -- intro and outro (9 minutes!) are from another 60's Xian cringe musical.
4/19/20191 hour, 44 minutes, 45 seconds
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Fire at Notre Dame - the Church and Her Buildings

We discuss the fire at Notre Dame in Paris and the church's relationship to her buildings in this special PRESBYCAST SPECIAL REPORT.
4/17/20191 hour, 8 minutes, 19 seconds
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From Coalition to Coalitions -- The Big Green Future

The original Coolmudgeon Ted Beam joins us to analyze (but not exactly bludgeon) the once and future Gospel Coalition(s). PLEASE NOTE -- 1ST FILE VERSION CUT OFF 5 MINUTES -- DELETE AND RE-DOWNLOAD IF YOU FILE IS NOT 1:41:40 IN LENGTH.
4/11/20191 hour, 41 minutes, 40 seconds
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Presbycast Theater 3000

Our friends Amish Ambush and D-bag Worship Guy join us to examine the epic, unbelievable 1969 Southern Baptist musical "Happening Now!" by Bob Oldenburg. There's no describing this -- you just have to jump in and hang on.
4/5/20191 hour, 59 minutes, 34 seconds
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It's April, fools

Here's a light-hearted episode for the first day of April with a couple of "greatest" comedy hits from Presybcasts of yore...with a little bad music at the end, of course.
4/1/201949 minutes, 55 seconds
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Cultural Relevance, Late 60s & Early 70s Style

This bonus show features the amazing sermon "Visitors From Outer Space: What Saith The Lord?" by Rev. Bill Riddick from 1973 and intro/outro music from a 1969 Christian concept/prog album. Taking our sermon points from the headlines and our musical styles from the radio has always been...interesting, to say the least.
3/30/201944 minutes, 46 seconds
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What's Up With the Storybook?

Cody Libolt joins to talk about the Jesus Storybook Bible, its author, and its author's inspiration -- and (hint) there's a big-time presby connection. Read Cody's review here. And read Lee Irons' review (which we mentioned) here. Here is Cody's website and podcast. Update 3/29/2019: LLOYD-JONES RESPONSE TO "THE TWEET"   
3/27/20191 hour, 5 minutes, 10 seconds
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On Social Justice with Forfare Davis

We talk social justice in the church with political writer Forfare Davis (@pseudoplotinus) using clips from a talk at Reformed seminary by Dr. Mika Edmondson, an OPC minister, as discussion starters.