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
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.
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
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)
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.