Marriage and Friendship

This week, the Thieves discuss the similarities and differences in marriage and friendship. Should our spouse be our best friend? Why would it be harmful to view them that way? What do the scriptures teach? Please rate us on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com. We...

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Christ as King

Topics galore on this week’s episode! We discuss everything from LAbron to Paedobaptism to missions to our topic…… Christ as King. Leave us a rating on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com. We welcome your feedback at twothievespodcast@gmail.com. Thanks for listening!!! Music Intro: Mike B. Fort-...

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Revoicing Our Concern

With the Revoice Conference happening just across the river from the Thieves this week, we center our conversation around homosexual desires vs. actions. Is same sex attraction sin? Or must you act on those desires for it to be considered a transgression? Is celibacy the best answer the church has to professing...

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Immigration

As the news cycle and social media has been flooded with analysis and public opinions about the immigration issue in America, the Thieves add their input. What does the Bible say about the issue? How does it apply to us today? What should our message be to the culture?...

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Worldview Week

This week, the Thieves discuss social and political current event worldview issues including: Trump and North Korea, LGBT, Abortion, and the SBC. Y Music Intro: Mike B Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Ryan Little- “Kick Push” Outro- The Gray Havens- “The Stone”

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Antichrists and Beasts

The Thieves take an in-depth exegetical look at the passages of scripture about Antichrists and Beasts. Topic begins at 18 minutes Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Ari de Niro- “Excellent Adventure” Benjamin Banger- “Ric Flair” Ending: Joe Day- “Christ is Risen”

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Reckless Worship

A bit late to the party, this week the Thieves tackle the worship song that is all the rage in Christian culture, “Reckless Love”.  Also, why does Justin want to talk about Reba McEntire? Please rate us on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and...

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The Attributes of God

A trying and difficult topic this week….. the attributes of God.  The Thieves tackle Divine Simplicity, Passibility, Aseity, and more in this weeks episode. Please rate us on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We also welcome you feedback at twothievespodcast@gmail.com. Thank...

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How to Answer the Fool

If you haven’t heard… The guys at Popcorn Theology did an interview with (former Christian) musician Derek Webb.  If you aren’t living under a Reformed Community rock, you’ve heard the rumblings.  This week, the Thieves apologetically analyze the conversation and talk about how we guard our hearts against apostasy....

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The Covenant of Redemption

Wrapping up our series on Covenant Theology, this week we discuss the Covenant of Redemption with our friend and fellow podcaster Tony Arsenal.  You can find more from Tony at ReformedArsenal.com and the weekly podcast he produces with brother Jesse, The Reformed Brotherhood. Please rate us on iTunes!  You...

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Episode 88: Baptist Covenant Theology

***This interview is an edited version of the conversation.  A complete, unedited version of the interview will be released later this week*** Our brothers from the “According to Christ” podcast join us this week to discuss Covenant Theology from the Reformed Baptist perspective Please rate us on iTunes!  You...

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Episode 87: The Covenant of Grace

Our (other) friend from the Reformed Outlook, Cory Byrum joins us this week to discuss the Covenant of Grace from the Presbyterian view.  You can see more of Cory’s work at reformedoutlook.com. Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), or...

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Episode 86: The Covenant of Works

Our friend, and fellow (former) podcaster Matt Butts from the Reformed Outlook joins us this week to discuss the Old Covenant and why it’s relevant to Christian Theology today. Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We welcome...

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Episode 85: Introduction to Covenants

This week we discuss the basics of biblical covenants, the MLK conference, and the MLB.   Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We also welcome your feedback to twothievespodcast@gmail.com.  Thank you for listening!   Music Intro:...

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Episode 84: Self Defense

In light of the recent debate on gun control, this week we tackle the subject from a biblical perspective of self defense…… And we talk about self checkouts.   Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We...

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Episode 83: Immutability of God

This week we discuss the unchanging nature of God.  Hopefully you can put up with the prelude conversation enough to make it to the topic 🙂 Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We welcome your feedback...

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Episode 82: Predestination

This week, we tackle the topic of Predestination.  What are the varying views amongst believers?  Are single and double predestination both orthodox Calvinistic beliefs?  How does predestination overlap with supra and infralapsarianism?   Please rate us on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at...

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Episode 81: SBC Follow-Up and Altar Calls

We start off this episode answering listener emails from last week’s discussion on the SBC and finish with a conversation about altar calls.  What are their purpose?  Do they violate the regulative principle of worship?  Do we agree with them as a practice?   Please leave us a rating...

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Episode 80: The SBC Divide

This week the Thieves discuss the theological tension within the SBC.  Is there a Calvinist/Anti-Calvinist divide in the younger generation?  Is it sustainable?  Should we celebrate the theological diversity within the convention?   Please leave us a rating on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves),...

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Episode 79: Abolition Extremism

This week we tackle the topic of abolitionism.  Is it a biblical position on abortion?  What are some of the pitfalls?  Can ending abortion become an idol?     Please leave us a rating on iTunes! You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast@gmail.com.  We...

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Episode 78: Truth

This week we discuss what truth really is…    Please leave us a rating on iTunes!  You can follow the Thieves on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We welcome your feedback to twothievespodcast@gmail.com .  Thanks for listening!   Music Intro:  Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Kings Kaleidoscope- “Instrumental”...

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Episode 77: M.O.N.E.Y

We’re back together this week as we follow up on a topic from last week.  Our brother, Tony Arsenal from the Reformed Brotherhood Podcast, wrote a followup article in response to the lottery discussion from last episode.  This lead us to into the topic of how we should steward...

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Episode 76: Love Wins

One Thief is flying solo this week! In this unique episode we cover everything from Star Wars, to gambling, to love.  Can we consider Star Wars gospel-centric movies?  Is it a sin to play the lottery?  How has secular culture defined love?  How does the New Testament define and...

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Episode 75: Law and Gospel

Martin Luther once said “..Whoever knows well this art of distinguishing between Law and Gospel, him place at the head and call him a doctor of Holy Scripture.” This week, we do our best to discuss and distinguish the relationship between the Law of God and the fulfilled promises...

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Episode 74: Top Theological Topics of 2017

We’re back!! In our return episode we discuss everything from Star Wars and Cam Newton, to the passing of R.C. Sproul, Trump, and the Reformation.  2017 was a jam packed year and we discuss it all as we look forward to 2018!   Please rate us on iTunes.  You...

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Episode 73: Signing Off… For Now

Don’t worry… We’re not saying our goodbyes.  This episode we discuss a potpourri of topics including: A follow up on a conversation Justin had this week with the Laymen’s Cup on what it means to be Reformed, Our view on New Covenant tithing, and the permissibility of various Bible...

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Episode 72: Discernment

This week, we discuss spiritual discernment.  Is it a continuing spiritual gift?  What are the pitfalls of overzealous discernment?  What does proper discernment look like? Thank you for listening.  Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter (@twothieves), and at twothievespodcast.com.  We also welcome your feedback at twothievespodcast@gmail.com   Music Intro:...

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Episode 71: “Moore” Politics

This week we tackle the most prominent political conversation overtaking America today… the allegations facing Judge Roy Moore.  How should Christians view this issue?  What does the Bible have to say that could guide us through these muddy situations?  Should Christians support Moore or refuse to vote for him?...

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Episode 70- “Nice” Christianity

As the American church adopts more culturally acceptable customs by the day, one of the highest virtues valued seems to be the push to be “nice.”  But is this a virtue that the scriptures urge us to adopt?  What are the dangers of “nice guy Christianity”?  What does the...

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Episode 69: Funeral Gospel

This week we answer listener emails and discuss the funeral gospel and what it should entail Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Ari De Niro- “Freedom Drops” Ending: Shai Linne- “The Holiness of God”

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Episode 68: Unity

We’re back together this week as we talk about a topic spurred by an email we received this week.  What does Christian unity look like?  Across what lines can Christians have unity?  How does the Holy Spirit work to sanctify us within orthodox discussions?  We also take the time...

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Episode 67: Eschatology B-Sides

Unfortunately, this week the Thieves were a bit busy and didn’t have the time  to fully prepare for an episode.  Instead, we decided to release portions of our interviews with Dr. Akin, Dr. Storms, and Pastor Nate Wright, from our eschatology series that didn’t make the final cut.  We...

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Episode 66: Baptism with Cary Gephart

We’ve been avoiding this conversation for 65 episodes, but it’s finally here….. baptism.  Our friend Cary Gephart from the Five For Fruit podcast joins us to have the pedo/credo conversation.  What are the distinctions in the positions?  What similar views do we share?  How do we read scriptural passages...

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Episode 65: Family Integrated Church

As the modern American church seeks new ways to make the Gospel more relatable for youth, we discuss the alternative.  Should youth ministry have a place in the church?  What does the sufficiency of scripture, regulative principle of worship, and homeschooling have in common?  And what are some common...

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Episode 64: Listener Questions and Romans 9

This week we take a few listener questions including: How do we respond to continuationist missionaries?  Is Hell separation from God?  And what does Paul mean when we says God loved Jacob but Hated Esau?   Music Intro: Mike B Fort- “This Time” Dialogue: Benjamin Banger- “I’m Goin Pop”...

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Episode 63: Cessationism

The Apostolic Gifts…. Do they continue today?  This week the Thieves tackle the topic of cessationism vs. continuationism.  How do we form a consistent hermeneutic on the issue?  What biblical verses support cessationism?  Join us this week as we dive into another controversial topic!   Please leave us a...

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Episode 62: Sufficiency of Scripture

Following up on the feedback we received on last week’s confessionalism episode, we address the topic at a more foundational level and talk about the sufficiency of scripture.  What does the term mean?  Are the scriptures all encompassing?  How does it relate to how we rightly view the confessions? ...

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Episode 61: Confessionalism

This week we follow up on our conversation with Tony Arsenal and address confessionalism.  As Tony mentioned, the confessions help us to keep us within orthodox Christian belief.  But how do they do this?  Why is it vital to be a confessional Christian?  What do we think about the...

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Episode 60: Christology with Tony Arsenal

We welcome Tony Arsenal, fellow podcaster and theologian to talk about Christology this week.  Tony is the cohost of the Reformed Brotherhood podcast (reformedbrotherhood.com) along with his brother Jessie, as well as a blogger at the Reformed Arsenal (reformedarsenal.com).  As we dive in, Tony helps us answer questions such...

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An Examination of Eschatology: Premillennialism with Dr. Danny Akin

Episode 4 of our eschatology series featuring our interview with Dr. Danny Akin from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary   Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Eschat Intro- “End of the World As We Know It”   Speaker Credits: John MacArthur, Bryan Chapell, Stephen Sizer

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Episode 58: American Exceptionalism

After our talk about “God Bless America” and Mere Christianity last week, we couldn’t seem to escape their realities this week.  We follow back up on these phenomenon’s as we discuss the events in Charlottesville and how Christians should feel about exceptionalism.  We also discuss a recent sermon we...

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Episode 57: Mere Christianity

This is what it sounds like when the Thieves travel together….. and forget their microphones.  Nevertheless, we press on and tackle a movement that has taken American Christianity by storm:  Mere Christianity.  What is it?  Why should we be concerned?  What are the 5 signs of mere Christianity and...

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Episode 56: Two Kingdom Theology

Every time an election rolls around Christians seem to find themselves in the same conundrum of deciding how they should interact in politics.  What is the Christians duty to interact in a secular culture?  Does God reign the same over the ‘world’ as he does the church?  What did...

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Episode 55: Lordship Salvation

What is required for a person to be saved?  This seemingly simple question has been the center of much debate in the evangelical church.  This week we tackle the soteriological topic of Lordship Salvation.  How is one saved?  Is merely belief required?  Or must sanctification and works follow?  Is...

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Episode 54: Game of Thrones, Worship, and Calvinism

The Thieves take on a few current event topics that have been prevalent throughout the past week.  Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re aware of the cultural phenomenon known as the Game of Thrones.  But should Christians be watching this show?  Does it glorify God and his...

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Episode 53: Christian Hedonism

During a break from our eschatology series this week, we explore John Piper’s theory of Christian Hedonism.  What is it?  Do the scriptures support it?  Can these two terms even be realistically combined?  Please rate and subscribe to us on iTunes.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter...

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An Examination of Eschatology: Postmillennialism with Nate Wright

Episode 3 of our eschatology series including our interview with Pastor Nate Wright of the Rebel Alliance podcast Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Eschat Intro- “End of the World As We Know It” Speaker Credits:  Jeff Durbin, Nate and Doug Wilson, Moving Works

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Episode 51: Divorce and Remarriage

This week we tackle the sensitive and often debated topics of divorce and remarriage.  We seek to answer:  How does Jesus address the topic?  How does it compare to what Paul says?  Is remarriage permitted under all circumstances?  We realize this is a difficult subject to discuss and pray...

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Episode 50: Biblical Manhood

This week the Thieves talk about their interpretation of how the scriptures outline manhood.  Please rate us on iTunes.  Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and twothievespodcast.com Thanks for listening!

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An Examination of Eschatology: Amillennialism with Sam Storms

Episode 2 of our eschatology series including our interview with Pastor Sam Storms Music Intro: Mike B. Fort- “This Time” Eschat. Intro: R.E.M.- “End of the World As We Know It”   Speaker Credits: Pastor Sam Storms, Voddie Baucham, “Pastor Wagner”

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An Examination of Eschatology: Introduction

This week we begin our eschatology series with a brief overview of what’s to come.  We also outline why eschatology is important, how our reformed hermeneutic affects our interpretations, and where all Christians can agree on such a debated topic.   Credits: Intro: Mike B. Fort- “Otherside” Eschat. Intro: ...

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Episode 47: What Does It Mean to be Reformed?

Are you reformed?  This week we analyze the question.  How is being Reformed different from merely being a Calvinist?  What role do confessions, creeds, and covenants play? How does this theology affect how we view the Law?  Stick around for the end of the episode to catch a sneek...

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Episode 46: The Regulative Principle of Worship

Building off of the recent 2CV conversation that’s been going on, this week we take a look at the Regulative Principle of worship.  What is it?  Is it the correct approach?  How does it compare to the Normative Principle?  Thank you to all who have rated us on iTunes! ...

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Episode 45- Current Event Q&A: 2CV, Abortion, Racism, Drake, and More…

Fresh off of vacation, we tackle all of the relevant subjects we encountered during the past few weeks. Where do we each fall on the 2CV controversy?  What do we think about artificial wombs and embryo necklaces?  What about Trump speaking at Liberty University?  And why does Justin like...

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Episode 44: ‘Best Of’ Guest Interviews

This week the Thieves are on summer vacation.  Because we won’t be recording a new episode, we decided to put together an episode highlighting the top moments from our best interviews.  Join us as we interview Justin Peters, John Samson, Rusty Thomas, Tony Costa, and Douglas Wilson.  Thanks for...

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Episode 43: Trump’s First 100

 This week we follow up our “Theology Trumps Politics” episode with an overview of President Trump’s first 100 days.  We seek to answer questions such as:  How should we judge Trump based on biblical standards?  How does Two Kingdom Theology affect our judgement of leaders?  Is it possible to...

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Episode 42- Isaiah 65: New Heavens and New Earth

Answering important questions about eschatology and the gospel this week:  What is Isaiah 65 referring to when he speaks of the New Heavens and Earth?  How does ‘this age’ and ‘the age to come’ relate to the covenants?  What eschatological points do we all agree on?  And is the...

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Episode 41: End Times and the Olivet Discourse

We follow up last week’s discussion on Just War with a talk about Matthew 24 and the Olivet Discourse.  With the recent military aggression overseas, many have been quoting the “wars and rumors of war” found in the discourse.  So what is Jesus teaching his disciples in chapter 24? ...

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Episode 40: The Theology of War

Last week, the U.S. struck Syria with tomahawk missiles in retaliation for the chemical attacks on its citizens.  We take a look at such acts through the lens of scriptures and attempt to answer questions such as:  What is Just War Theory?  What can we take from scripture pertaining...

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Episode 39: Reformed Parenting and Discipline

After a 2 week detour, we continue our discussions on the family.  After speaking about gender roles, complementarianism, and homeschooling, this week we look at discipline and discipleship of children.  How should we understand and approach our children’s sinful nature?  What does scripture have to say directly on these...

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Episode 38: BMN TULIP Series: Wrap-Up

As we look to wrap up the TULIP series this week, our brothers Matt and Wes at the Reformed Outlook join us to talk how Calvinism applies to day to day life.  We discuss what doctrines caused us to examine Reformed soteriology, how Calvinism differs from Reformed theology, and...

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Episode 37: BMN Tulip Series: Limited Atonement

Doing our part this week to knock out the “L” in TULIP.  We’re diving in to the scope and purpose of the atonement of Jesus and answering questions such as:  Who did Christ die for?  What scriptures do we use to justify our understanding?  What scriptures seemingly rebut limited...

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Episode 36: Hyper-Charismatic Christianity with Justin Peters

Justin Peters of Justin Peters Ministries joins us this week as we discuss the hyper-charismatic and word of faith movements.  You may know Justin from the Strange Fire conference or from his Clouds Without Water conferences.  In this episode, we listen to clips from prominent false teachers such as...

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Episode 35: Homeschooling

As the culture becomes more secular and the state its God, homeschooling is becoming the education of choice for more and more Christian parents.  So how should Christians feel about the homeschool vs. public/private school debate?  Of course we can’t answer the question for all parents, but in this...

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Episode 34- Sexual Agnosticism and Gender Roles

A follow up to last week’s episode, we continue to tackle gender.  This week WNBA star Candice Wiggins opened up about discrimination she faced in the league for being straight.  We talk about her story and use it as a springboard to discuss gender roles in culture.  We also...

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Episode 33- You Complete Me: Complementarianism

This week we dive into gender roles in marriage.  More specifically, Egalitarianism vs. Complementarianism.  What is the biblical call of men and women inside and outside of marriage?  Are men and women equal in every way?  Or has the bible called them to play separate, distinct roles?  Most importantly,...

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Episode 32: Booze Cruise

After 4 weeks of amazing guests, this week we unwind and debrief.  Not only do we highlight our favorite moments over the past few weeks, we also talk about everything from Christians and alcohol, immigration, the NBA, and Trump’s latest LGBT flub.  Even though this is a laid back...

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Episode 31: Islam with Dr. Tony Costa

This week we tackle the Islamic faith with Dr. Tony Costa.  Dr. Costa is a renowned apologist who has engaged in many debates with Muslims.  In this episode, he gives us an overview of the Islamic religion and answers such questions as: Who is Jesus in Islam?  How do...

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Episode 30: Engaging Culture with Doug Wilson

No introduction needed this week.  We had the privilege of speaking with Pastor Doug Wilson, pastor of Christ Church in Moscow, Idaho and best known for his movie Collison where he debates Christopher Hitchens, his many books, and extensive work in Christian ministry.  We took this opportunity to speak...

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Episode 29: Abortion and the Gospel with Rusty Thomas

This week we had an opportunity to speak with Reverend Rusty Thomas, Director of Elijah Ministries and Operation Save America.  Rev. Thomas is a national leader in the fight to biblically end abortion in the U.S.  Rusty shared with us his testimony of how he began in this ministry,...

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Episode 28- The Reformation and Word of Faith with Pastor John Samson

Pastor John Samson (Kings Church, Arizona and effectualgrace.com) was gracious enough to join us this week to talk Reformation and Word of Faith theology.  This is an episode you absolutely do not want to miss as Pastor Samson discusses the early church figures and driving forces behind the Reformation. ...

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Episode 27- Reformed Talking Points

Happy 2017!  This week we had the opportunity to discuss the Doctrines of Grace with someone in sharp disagreement.  This gave us the chance to reexamine a few of the most common misrepresentations of Calvinism.  Though you may have come across these arguments many times before, we thought this...

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Episode 26- Top Theological Issues of 2016

We wrap up our first year (kind of…) reviewing some of the hottest theological issues of 2016.  Narrowing it down to the top 5, we discuss pastoral attrition, the trinity debate, church authority, bathroom wars, and the Donald.  We can’t thank each and every one of you enough for...

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Episode 25- Open Handed Issues with Laymen’s Cup

We hope you all are as excited to listen to this episode as we are to share it! This week we talked with the guys over at the Laymen’s Cup about a potpourri of gospel centered issues.  This was by far our favorite episode to date to record and we hope...

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Episode 24- Conversations with Atheists

This past Saturday we were back at the abortion mill to spread the gospel, but this week was a bit different.  This time, there were 2 men there who were attempting to thwart our efforts.  We spoke to both of these men about their worldviews, and on this episode...

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Episode 23- The SBC, Calvinism, and “Problem” Texts

If you’re an active Calvinist that follows the underground Reformed movement, you’re already aware of the sermons of Rick Patrick and Paige Patterson that deemed Calvinism a “Trojan Horse.”  This week we share our thoughts on what they had to say and follow up with a discussion on the...

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The Abortion Mill

Abortion is to blame for the deaths of over 6 million innocent children in America.  Contrary to the current narrative, it’s not solely a political issue.  It’s a Gospel issue.  This week we stood outside the abortion mill in our city to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those on...

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Racial Reconciliation

This week we handle one of the lightning rod issues of our current culture: race.  As our nation is faced with attempting to unify races, many within the church are calling for the same action.  But is there truly a systemic racial divide within the bride of Christ?  What’s the...

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Repentance for the Redeemed

This week:  the doctrine of repentance.  The most basic teaching of the man who was sent to make way for Christ is unfortunately glazed over far too often in the modern American church.  A command not just for the lost, but for the redeemed in Christ all the more.  At such...

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A Different Type of Election

Yep… We’re going to be those annoying Calvinists who keep reminding you that all political elections pale in comparison to the true, eternal election of God the Father.  If you’re sick of hearing about The Donald, exit polls, and the electoral college, join us as we tackle what may...

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Theology ‘Trumps’ Politics

Fortunately for all of us, we’re only one week away from quite possibly the most divisive election is U.S. history.  For the most part we’ve stayed silent on the issue.  But as we’ve discussed politics more and more we’ve come to see how someone’s theology affects their political approach. ...

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Gold Dust and Angel Feathers

Maybe you’ve heard of it, churches claiming supernatural occurrences of gold dust and feathers falling from the ceiling and precious stones appearing during church services.  The most notable place of occurrence being Bethel Church in Redding, CA.  Since we have no direct reference for any of this in the...

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Sola Fide: Justified by Faith Alone

Our first episode on the Five Solas begins with Sola Fide and the concept of justification by faith alone.  We skim the surface of the Protestant Reformation and then dive head first into the need and means of justification by faith.  How does this concept differ from that of...

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Christian Liberty in Entertainment

This week the Thieves are digging in to music, movies, and sports!  As Christians it’s incredibly easy to get sucked in to entertainment that panders to a broken culture.  The fight to be in, but not of the world is a daily battle (John 17).  In living a life...

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Apologetics Series Episode 3: Gay and Christian?

We wrap up our series on Christian apologetics with one of the most prevalent issues in America today. What was once a well established doctrine in the church as a whole has suddenly been questioned and reversed by many denominations in our culture who are disputing the sinfulness of homosexuality.  So,...

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Apologetics Series Episode 2: Relative Atheism

A bit of a late release this week as we follow up our introductory episode on Christian apologetics.  This episode we refute a presentation on atheism given by Dan Barker, a well known former pastor turned secular materialist. Dan Barker has debated the likes of James White, Doug Wilson, and Todd...

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Apologetics Series: Our Romans 1 Culture

This week we begin a series on apologetics, or how to defend our Christian faith.  We transition into our topic by taking a look at an article that follows up on our “Shallow Oceans” episode.  We stumbled upon an interview with the director of an upcoming documentary about the...

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Ask Pastor Ben: The Marks of a Gospel-Centered Church

No clever titles this week, just straight Gospel talk.  This week we welcome our first guest:  our Pastor Ben Ritz.  If you’ve listened to our first 10 episodes (THANK YOU!!) this is a great culmination to the topics we’ve discussed.  We sought Ben’s opinion on various topics related to...

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A ‘Pot’pourri: Medical Marijuana, Hypostatic Union, and The Ramp

This week we embraced the help of a few listeners to fuel this week’s episode.  In the past week we’ve been confronted with a few issues that we thought were important to address: Medical Marijuana:  We received a listener email asking about the usage of medical marijuana for the...

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Hillsong, Bethel Church, and a “Wealth” of Discernment

Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves  –Matthew 7:15  Unfortunately, many Christians have fallen victim to the “anything Jesus” culture; that any person or church proclaiming the name of Jesus is automatically righteous.  This has led to some of the...

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Greatest Hits Jam!

Want to catch up on our first 7 episodes?  Or maybe just want a refresher?  Check out some highlighted quotes from the thieves set to the tune of “The Holiness of God” by Shai Linne in this “Podcast Jam!”  Let us know what you think….  Thanks for listening!!

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The Gospel Abortion Tangent

The word tangent has two meanings:  1)A line, curve, or surface meeting but not intersecting another and 2)Diverging from an original purpose or course…  In Episode 8, we exercise both.  We start off this jam packed episode with a look back at our first 7 episodes and a couple...

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Shallow Oceans

If you’re a fan of contemporary Christian music you’ve heard it:  the hit song “Oceans” by Hillsong.  In the past year it has dominated Christian radio as well as congregational worship sets.  It was so popular that it was even sung on the show “The Voice.”  This week we...

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Putting the Holy Spirit in a Box (The Bible): Part 2

This week we continue with our overview of the video of a young girl speaking at a hyper charismatic church.  In Part 2 we look at the effect of allowing only pure emotion to drive our worship and of having complete disregard for order in congregational services.  We also dive into 1 Corinthians 12 and...

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Putting the Holy Spirit in a Box (The Bible): Part 1

There is a grave danger in blindly accepting any thought, action, or teaching with the name Jesus attached to it without testing it according to the scriptures.  1 John 4:1 urges Christians, “…do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because...

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Evil and a Good God

Amidst weeks filled with turmoil, divisiveness, and hatred, many Americans have been asking, “How can a good God allow such evil?”  Whether it be the shooting in Orlando, the killing of cops in Dallas, or the death of citizens at the hands of police officers, our human nature causes us...

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Tit for Tat

This week, controversy ensued when a community church body offered tattoos and beer as a fundraiser for a new church plant. As hotly debated topics in contemporary Christian culture, where should we stand on these issues?  Is it ok for a Christian to get a tattoo?  And what about...

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The C Word??: ‘Commitment’ to a Local Church

In episode 3 we take a look at a study that analyzes the growing trend of self proclaimed Christians not participating in a local church body.  In looking at the article we discuss what true Christian faith looks like, the root problems causing church decline, and what scripture says...

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Shall We Dance???

In this episode we examine scriptural eisegetical errors in an article pertaining to worship.  We also dive deep into the Apostle Paul’s writings on worship and how we should interpret them.  Finally, we give our take on what we believe the bible says on a debatable church issue….. Should dancing be allowed in corporate worship?...

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Two Thieves Podcast Introduction: Who, What, and Why?

Welcome to our first podcast!  This introduction will give you the who, what, and why of the Two Thieves Podcast.  In this episode, we cover a variety of topics including God centered theology, how theology defines your apologetics, and the sovereignty of God.  We encourage our family and friends...

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