By Confessional Collective
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The Confessional Collective is a group of churches, pastors, church planters, and laymen who subscribe to one of the historic reformed confessions. We exist as a network for support, encouragement, and resources for those working to engage in theologically sound mission. Each week, we will discuss matters of confessional theology and mission with pastors, planters, and churchmen.
||Clean#56 Church in Hard Places – Ian Williamson||This week, Aaron is in Middlesbrough, England visiting with Ian Williamson, the pastor of New Life Church. In this episode, they discuss the spiritual culture of England and more specifically, what it is like to plant a church in an urban poor area.||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#55 Discipline, Discipleship, and Digital Culture||Alliteration reigns supreme in this episode! This week, the discussion centers around the importance of discipleship and church disciple, specifically in the local church. Are the guys taking on too much? You be the judge.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#54 To The Glory Of God||What does it mean to do something “to the glory of God”? It’s a phrase we toss around a lot, but do we really consider what that looks like. The guys discuss vocation, recreation, and the Indianapolis Colts new head coach.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#53 Biographies||Why read biographies? The guys discuss the importance of this genre of books, and give some examples of books that have made an impact on their lives and ministries.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#52 The Communion of Saints||This week, Aaron and Chris are joined by two of our church planting interns, Malcolm Griswold and Eric Keel. They discuss the importance of Christian fellowship, and not just church potlucks. They also cover important topics such as: personalized licen.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#51 Simply Worship & Worship Simply||This week they guys discuss the importance of the simplicity of worship (Word & sacrament) and how liturgy serves this end. Enjoy!||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#50 Prayer||This week the guys discuss the importance of prayer with the help of a short book by Michael Reeves called Enjoy Your Prayer Life.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#49 We’re Back!||After a long hiatus…the Confessional Collective podcast is back! Aaron and Chris spend some time catching everyone up on what has been going on and what the plans are for the future of the Confessional Collective.||1/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#48 Repentance||This week the guys look at repentance. It is a necessary part of the Christian life, but what does it look like? What is the balance between being crushed by guilt and presuming on the grace of God? We hope this is encouraging and helpful!||5/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#47 Faith||This week the guys discuss faith. Specifically, saving faith in Christ, the object of our faith, as well as faith in the truth of the Word of God. They discuss the ordinary means of grace and the obedience that springs from faith in Christ.||5/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#46 Sanctification||This week they guys discuss the vital but often misunderstood doctrine of sanctification. What does sanctification actually mean? How do we avoid both legalism and license? What are the practical effects and outworkings of sanctification?||5/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#45 Adoption||This week the guys discuss the doctrine of adoption. Not only are we justified and made legally right before God, we are invited into his family as sons of God and co-heirs with Christ. We hope the discussion on this very important doctrine is beneficia||4/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#44 Justification||Justification by faith alone is a vital doctrine of the Christian faith, but where do people misunderstand it? What do we mean by the passive and active obedience of Christ? How does our justification impact mission?||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#43 Effectual Calling||This week is about the “I” in TULIP; effectual calling. The guys discuss the irresistible grace given to the elect and the common push back against this doctrine. They also handle what the confessions have to say about the delicate topic of what ha||4/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#42 Free Will||This week the guys tackle free will along with the many questions that come up regularly in the discussion. Are we really free to make our own choices? If God is sovereign does that mean he is the author of sin? Why evangelize?||4/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#41 Church Planting Philosopher||Chris and Zac were unavailable for this week’s podcast, so Aaron sits down with a previous guest, Luke Potter. Luke is a church planter and professor at the University of Notre Dame. They discuss philosophy in relation to apologetics as well as the Lo||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#40 Christ the Mediator||This week the guys discuss Christ’s role as mediator. The topic takes us into necessary discussion about the nature of Christ and who Christ is the mediator for (the elect), as well as his continuing roles as prophet, priest, and king.||3/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#39 Covenant Part 2||This week the guys finish their discussion on covenants. They discuss both baptism and the Lord’s supper and how covenant theology effects how we understand and participate in them.||3/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#38 Covenant Part 1||This week the guys begin to dig into covenant theology. They discuss the unity between the various reformed confessions as well as the differences. We are encouraged by the fact that though we differ in some respects (Baptists, Presbyterians,||3/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#37 The Fall||This week the guys deal with the fall. How has Adam’s sin effected us? How far has mankind truly fallen? The confessions have a lot to say on the topic, so does the world’s culture. The two are diametrically opposed and dealing with the way they co||3/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#36 Providence||This week the guys discuss God’s decree through acts of providence. They talk about how they have personally experienced God’s providential care in their own lives. Scripture tells us that God is active and involved in His creation,||2/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#35 Creation||This week the guys discuss creation. Questions about creation abound, and most of us have spent time thinking or discussing the topic. But which are the most important things to know? What does the Bible clearly tell us? Why did God create the world?||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#34 The Decree of God||This week the guys discuss the decree of God. They approach it both theologically and pastorally, addressing questions that are commonly asked when people deal with the sovereignty of God such as: If God is sovereign, why evangelize?||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#33 Knowing God (Part 2)||This week we continue our discussion of the doctrine of God. What does it mean that God is a Spirit? What attributes does God share with us and which belong only to Him? We also discuss some current events and what they say about how the culture views .||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#32 Knowing God (Part 1)||This week we begin our discussion on the doctrine of God. Is God truly knowable? If so, what can we know about him? It is a huge topic and we’re just scratching the surface. Hopefully it will spark some thought, reflection,||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#31 Scripturally Speaking||In our first episode with a new format, our hosts discuss the importance of Scripture. Why is Scripture dealt with so early on in each of the reformed confessions and what challenges do we face in our culture regarding the authority of Scripture today?||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#30 Being Confessional In a Non-Confessional Church – Zac Fisher||This week Aaron talks with Zac Fisher from Monroe Michigan about what it is like to be a confessional believer serving at a non-confessional church. .||9/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#29 Planting Within Context – Luke Potter||This week’s guest is Luke Potter, EPC pastor and church planter. He is the pastor of New City Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana and is an adjunct professor at Notre Dame University. He and Aaron discuss planting in an urban poor/university co||9/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#28 Reformed Liturgy – Chris Centola||This week Aaron talks about worship and liturgy with a pastor of worship and liturgy, Chris Centola. Chris is a pastor at Oasis Community Church in Hesperia, CA. Enjoy!||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#27 Enduring Suffering – Jeremy Roth||This week Aaron discusses suffering and how Christians should walk through it in light of the gospel.||8/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Thank you for a great podcast. As someone new to the Reformed faith this show only made things more clear. And thank you Joe Thorn for your wisdom. Thank you again.
Confessional, Committed, and just Awesome
I've been listening since episode one and enjoying every minute of it. Rather than rehashing tired arguments about differences among theologically close brothers like Reformed Baptists, Presbyterians, and Anglicans, the Confessional Collective highlights our shared orthodoxy and commitment to confessionalism. We are united in our love for Christ and his gospel!
It's great to listen to so many brothers from different corners of the world and learn from them. As soon as the next episode comes out, it's at the top of the list to listen.
We need more podcasts like this.
Phenomenal podcast. I can't say enough good things.
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