Coram Deo

What does it look like to live before the face of God? The guys discuss what this looks like regarding sanctification as well as the enjoyment and worship of God.

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#59 Preach the Word

This week the guys discuss the important privilege and responsibility of preaching the word. What should preparation to preach look like? Who is called to preach? How do you pronounce Brian Chapell’s last name? We’ve got answers.

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#58 Ministering to Women

This week, the guys have a special guest from 20schemes in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sharon Dickens. She has been involved in women’s ministry for over 15 years. She shares some wisdom on the why, the who, and the how of ministering to women.

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#57 Biblical Eldership

This week, the guys discuss the qualifications for a church elder. What responsibilities does an elder have? What might disqualify one from eldership?

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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 license plates and the Super Bowl (fly Eagles, fly!).

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#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!

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#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.

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#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. We hope you are looking forward to new ‘casts as much as we...

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#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!

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#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.

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#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?

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#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 beneficial.

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#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?

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#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 happens to those who die in infancy.

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#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?

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#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 Lord’s Supper.

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#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.

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#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.

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#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, Dutch Reformed, etc.) we can meet in the hallways of our...

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#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 collide is important and...

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#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, working out His perfect plan. This gives us an incredible amount of peace...

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#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? How did he create the world?...

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#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? What about man’s responsibility? Enjoy!

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#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 God....

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#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, and worship in light of who God is.

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#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?

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