Why does God allow his children to be left to seasons of temptation? What does it mean for God to chasten for former sin? What is hidden corruption? Is God’s leaving his children contrary to the Lord’s Prayer? How does God expose the deceitfulness of the heart? What holy ends does God purpose for his … More Episode 5.5: A Punishing Providence
How as pastors have you interacted with the so-called problem of evil? Why do you think the problem of evil has shipwrecked the faith of so many people? How do non-Reformed people try to solve this problem? What is meant by “not by bare permission”? What are the holy ends of God in ordering sin? … More Episode 5.4: The “Problem” of Evil
Do miracles still happen? Joel says “Yes,” Kyle says, “No,” and Nathan only gives a non-committed “Maybe.” What is a miracle? What is a special act of providence? What are biblical examples of God working without, above, and against his ordinary providence? What does this paragraph say to the spirit of the age? Tune in … More Episode 5.3: Miracles and Special Providence
What do we mean when we say God is the first cause? What does immutable and infallible mean in God’s providential care? Is God the cause of evil? Is evil part of God’s providential design? What is a necessary cause? A free cause? A contingent cause? What encouragement can be given to those who facing … More Episode 5.2: First and Second Causes
How do we define providence and where do we go in the Bible to understand it? What similarities does this paragraph have with other Reformed confessions? How is God’s providence seen from the least to the greatest? How can we pastor people who are going through difficult providence? What is the aim of God’s providential … More Episode 5.1: Providence: Greatest to Least
Today we are really excited to present our listeners with this excellent interview with Dr. Andy McIntosh (and his Wikipedia page here) Dr. McIntosh earned his PhD in Aeronautics from Cranfield, and is now a retired professor from the University of Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, where he continues as a visiting research professor in … More Special Episode: Interview with Dr. Andrew McIntosh
We interrupt our normal broadcast to bring you a special announcement! In lieu of a new episode this week (sorry, our editor is on vacation and needed a break from TJC) we’re having a fantastic book giveaway! Thanks to the generosity of some of our favorite Christian publishers we have some good, solid books on … More Want Free Books? Don’t Miss This!
This special episode is a Q&A of all things related to chapter four. Thanks for those who sent in questions. Tune in as we discuss: What are some of the creation theories that are commonly accepted in Reformed circles? Are there good reasons to believe in a 6 day 24-hour creation? How would we respond … More Chapter 4 Q&A