Predestination Is Sick! In this episode, we discuss Steven Paulson’s book, The Outlaw God, focusing our conversation on double presentation, preaching God’s electing promise to sinners, and the consequences of worshipping a philosophical-material god. What are the consequences for people who don’t have a preacher of God’s promise? What does God’s promise have to say to those who believe all people will go to heaven when they die? What are the consequences for sinners when they try to know God apart from the promise?
Dirt Naps Are For The Living. In this episode, we wrap up our discussion of Robert Capon’s, The Foolishness of Preaching, focusing on preaching forgiveness, insisting that the dead reform their deadness, and the consequences of high anthropology.
Your Guilt Is Misplaced. In this episode, we discuss Robert Capon’s book, The Foolishness of Preaching. We focus on Capon’s argument for why death and resurrection must be preached for a sermon to be rightly called a Christian sermon, for it to be a Gospel proclamation, and the consequences for preachers who avoid addressing sin, death, and forgiveness of sins.
Isn’t That A Daisy? In this episode, we discuss Friedrich Schleiermacher’s Good Friday sermon, focusing on preaching the cross, where to locate sin, what effect the law has on our external works, and why a proclaimer is necessary to get the Gospel.
Let’s Not Talk About Love. In this episode, we discuss R.C. Sproul’s Christmas sermon wherein he preaches on the Gospel of Luke chapter 2. The espresso kicked in early, and we read through the whole sermon before diving deep into the distinction between exposition and proclamation, so buckle up. Riley talks too much while Gillespie exercises patience and restraint.
It’s Addressed To You. Open It! In this episode, we discuss Martin Luther’s sermon on Luke 2 for Christmas afternoon. What’s the consequence of the “to you” and “for you” of Luke’s Gospel message for Christians?
They Call Me… Tim. In this episode, we discuss Tim Keller’s sermon, The Purpose of Christmas. Does it matter that Jesus’ birth is a historical fact? What’s the difference between an eyewitness account and a legend? What are we really preaching at Christmas, and why should anyone care?
God Doesn’t Do Prophet-sharing. In this episode, we discuss Gerhard von Rad’s explanation of a prophet’s freedom and lack of choice regarding his call and proclamation. What’s at stake for preachers, and all Christians, when God calls us to speak a specific word, to a specific people, at a specific time according to his decision?
Did Jesus Have to Die For That Sermon? In this episode, we discuss Gerhard Force’s book "Theology is For Proclamation," specifically the focus and function of all Jesus’ preaching and how it defines Christian preaching in every generation.
In this episode, Gillespie and Riley read and discuss Billy Graham’s sermon, and the consequences of preaching law after the Gospel, adverbs, and the importance of staying away from God where He isn’t preached, revealed, and worshipped in Christ Jesus.