Review of “Evangelical, Sacramental, & Pentecostal” by Gordon Smith (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2017)

What are the true marks of the Church? The Reformers, broadly speaking, argued for three basic marks. The Gospel would be preached, the sacraments would be properly administered, and church discipline would be justly executed. In the recently published Evangelical, Sacramental, & Pentecostal, by Gordon Smith, we see an argument for three different marks. These [...]

27.The Gift of Podcasting

What are the gifts of the Spirit? Who has them? Are they still in operation? Why does Tony hate John MacArthur? In this episode, Jesse and Tony discuss the ordinary and charismatic gifts, continuationism vs cessationism, and the sufficiency of Scripture. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/ReformedBrotherhood/27.theGiftOfPodcasting.mp3 Resources The Holy Spirit (Contours of Christian Theology) – Sinclair Ferguson Where Have [...]

Review of “The Triune God” by Fred Sanders (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 2016)

I was recently forwarded a copy of the newest entry in Zondervan’s New Studies in Dogmatics series. The Triune God by Fred Sanders is an important contribution to the study of Trinitarian theology that couldn’t have come at better time. Sanders lays out in the introduction to this volume, the idea that most Trinitarian studies [...]

26.The Bond of Love, Shack, Etc

You mean there is a third person in the Trinity? The Holy Spirit isn't just a force? In this episode, Jesse and Tony discuss the systematic discipline of Pneumatology, particularly the procession of the Spirit from the Father (and Son?) Also, they discuss the many reasons why the Shack is complete heretical garbage. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/ReformedBrotherhood/26.theBondOfLoveShackEtc.mp3 Resources [...]

William Lane Craig – Partialism (3)

According to nominalism, “being” – that which is common or universal in any given category – is no more than a “name,” a concept or term. Accordingly, the doctrine of the Trinity in this philosophy leads to tritheism. Excessive realism, on the other hand, associates the word “essence” with some subsistent thing that stands behind [...]

25.The Nuclear Missile of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is hard. It involves self-sacrifice, a desire for the good of someone who has wronged us, and an ability to recognize our own sinfulness. In this episode, Jesse and Tony discuss how the Reformed perspective on God's forgiveness should shape our own understanding of horizontal forgiveness. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/ReformedBrotherhood/25.theNuclearMissileOfForgiveness.mp3

William Lane Craig – Anti-Realism (2)

According to nominalism, "being" - that which is common or universal in any given category - is no more than a "name," a concept or term. Accordingly, the doctrine of the Trinity in this philosophy leads to tritheism. Excessive realism, on the other hand, associates the word "essence" with some subsistent thing that stands behind [...]

Patripassianism in an Unexpected Place

There has been a trend I’ve noticed lately going on in the Reformed world. Someone will post a quote that appears to be heterodox or heretical, and then everyone will gasp when it is revealed that the source is actually a well respected and orthodox figure. Usually, a conversation will ensue which clarifies what the [...]

24.The Nate Episode

Sorry to all our friends and listeners who are named Nathan, Nathaniel, or Nate... it isn't personal, probably. Tony and Jesse discuss a bit of Schwamb inside language, the nates of the Bible, and how RC Sproul's next book should be called Everybody is a Nate. http://dts.podtrac.com/redirect.mp3/archive.org/download/ReformedBrotherhood/24.theNateEpisode.mp3 This Week’s Sponsor Get a free audio book [...]