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43 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Episode 35: Worldview Part 1
Episode 35 Show NotesA bit of catch-up on quarantine life and Annie’s note taking challenges.What is a working definition of a worldview?Personally, why has the subject of worldview become more important of late?How pragmatism & pluralism has influenced our own worldview, even within a Christian context.How the study of God’s character, hermeneutics and biblical theology shape our worldview.Why should every Christian care about worldviews?When Christians adopt pragmatism: we end up asking “what works” far more often than “what has God said.”When Christians adopt secularism: we forget that we are sojournes and exiles here, we excuse our love of money, idols of comfort and security; live for here & now, little thought of eternal rewardsWhen Christians adopt pluralism: we end up saying things like, “well that works for them, who am I to say?”How do we grow or strengthen a proper biblical worldview?ResourcesBook: Family Driven Faith, Voddie Baucham“Education is discipleship.” - Voddie Baucham (full context here)Teaching Series: “A Christian Worldview” - RC Sproul
44 minutes | Apr 7, 2020
Episode 34: Family Worship
Show NotesA Biblical Foundation for Family Worship - Why it MattersA bit of our story and lessons learned along the wayHas the current evangelical fixation upon the individual killed off family worship?Some practical helps:- The practice is more important than the particulars- Less is moreIt’s more than imparting knowledge- Expect God to work, but don’t demand his work to look like the idea in your head- Dads - take responsibility.ResourcesARTICLE: Family Worship 101ARTICLE: Family Worship Has Fallen on Hard TimesBOOK: Family Worship Bible GuideARTICLE: Family Worship For Dummies
53 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Episode 33: Self-Quarantine & COVID19
What has our life been like in the last 21 days of social distancing and staying at home?What is Ordinary Reformation in a nutshell?How has the stay at home order and current pandemic changed home life?What changes do you want to take with you once life returns to “normal?”What has been the biggest struggle in this?What have you learned or appreciated about the local church through this?ResourcesWEBSITE: Christian Worldview Class, Ligonier MinistriesBOOK: The Trellis and the Vine, Colin Marshall & Tony Payne
60 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Episode 32: Church Polity
Organized according to the mind of Christ. In this episode we settle in and talk through the subject of church polity. How a church is led and organized is not an obscure doctrine with little importance! Join us as we talk about discipleship, church discipline, sanctification and friendship as it relates to healthy church polity.
62 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Episode 31: Ch-Ch-Ch Changes
Head over to ordinaryreformation.com for the show notes and full list of links.
48 minutes | Nov 27, 2018
Episode 30: Parenting
SHOW NOTESIntroductory chit-chat about the latest in life, the reason for the s l o w drip release of these podcast episodes, getting older and what we are reading.What is the great aim or goal of parenting?Why is parenting so hard?Deuteronomy 6:4–7 (ESV)> “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.RESOURCESPuritan Theology, Joel Beeke & Mark JonesThe Family at Church, Joel BeekeParenting, Paul TrippThe Duties of Parents, JC Ryle
47 minutes | Nov 6, 2018
Episode 29: Prayer
## SHOW NOTES- Another podcast from the great outdoors and all the wildlife that goes with it.- Do you feel like you have grown in prayer life? How has your prayer life changed in 20 years?- What are the goals of prayer? What is our aim?- What are some aids and helps in developing a life of prayer?- What does prayer without ceasing look like?- How do you find time to pray?- Ways to grow in prayer?
29 minutes | Oct 30, 2018
Episode 28: Catching Up
Back from our summer/fall break we kick off a new season of Ordinary Reformation. Not wanting to wade too deep into the waters of challenging topics just yet, we take some time to talk about what we are learning and have been challenged by in the past few months. Friendships, church life, contentment and God’s faithfulness to speak through his Word round out the subject matter of this episode.
63 minutes | Jun 19, 2018
Episode 27: Summertime
Consider this podcast somewhat like the last day of school just before summer break. We are not tackeling anything of real great importance, but you sure don’t want to miss out because it is going to be lots of fun! Looking ahead to summer we talk through (1) What we are learning (2) What we are reading and a little bit about volcanoes.
69 minutes | Jun 6, 2018
Episode 26: Conscience
SHOW NOTES- A bit of chit-chat about the end of school and summer goals for our family- What we found most helpful about this book?- What is conscious?- How do we define conscious biblically?- How can we calibrate our conscious and what do we mean by this?- The importance of objective authority which gives us elbow room in matters of consciousRESOURCES- Book: Conscience: What it is, How to Train it, and Loving Those Who Differ
45 minutes | May 8, 2018
Episode 25: Worship Pt. 2
Part 2 of 2 in our conversation about worship and singing in the church. What sort of songs should we be singing? Should the structure or order of the service have any particular format? Plus, some closing thoughts from Keith & Kristin Getty's book, "Sing."
60 minutes | May 4, 2018
Episode 24: Worship Pt. 1
Let's talk about worship. Specifically, the singing. What is the goal of singing in the church? What sort of songs ought we be signing? What makes a bad song? Should I be able to hear myself over the band or see the "stage" through the fog and lasers? We sit down with Ben and Kristin Kopec who lead worship at Redeemer Community Church and ask them. (Part 1 of 2).
59 minutes | Apr 17, 2018
Episode 23: That's Not A Thing
Sometimes we pick up sayings or even believe certain things that just aren't true. In this episode, we chat about several sayings and mindsets that Christians can adopt that are misleading and sometimes destructive. Plus, we get several interruptions from the little people who can't seem to pick up on the fact we are trying to record a podcast.
50 minutes | Apr 4, 2018
Episode 22: Why We Love the Church
In this episode, we get all gushy on the local church. We love her, we need her, we belong to her. By God's own design he has saved us into a new community and we list out the reasons why we are so glad he has.
72 minutes | Mar 29, 2018
Episode 21: Adoption
Taking the show on the road, we set up our mobile studio and interview our good friends Chad and Tiffany Statton about adoption. Consider this as a layman's guide to adoption as we sit down at their kitchen table and learn from their experience as they have adopted all 6 of their children.
31 minutes | Mar 20, 2018
Episode 20: 20 Questions
So we decided to mark our 20th episode by playing a little game of question and answer. This is just a fun episode you can put on in the background as we ask each other about likes and dislikes, plans and preferences. Happy 20th episode!
55 minutes | Mar 13, 2018
Episode 19: Feminism & Biblical Womanhood
Seeing that March is Women's History Month, we thought it would be a good opportunity to take up the subject of feminism and biblical womanhood. What is feminism, is it compatable with biblical womanhood?
56 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
Episode 18: Failure
Following up on a listener question, we sit down to talk about the subject of failure. We live in a fallen and sinful world and we are fallible humans, that means failure is all around us. So how do we respond? Plus we get interrupted not once, but twice.
54 minutes | Feb 21, 2018
Episode 17: Confessions & Catechisms
When asked what you believe about the Bible, we all seek to summarize our beliefs in some form. The topic of the day is: how ought we go about summarizing what the Scriptures teach? In answering this question, we talk through the basis and benefits of historic confessions as well as the important place for catechism within the Christian life.
52 minutes | Feb 13, 2018
Episode 16: Odds & Ends
Having recovered from a pinata beat-down of food poisoning, strep and some strange rash we take a moment to share what we have been learning amidst such seasons. Also, we respond to a listener question having to do with evangelism and service.
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