But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Sunday, 23 July 2017 15:01

Covenant of Redemption with Tony Arsenal

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Jason talks with Trinitarian non-heretic theology person of interest Tony Arsenal. He does a podcast and stuff too. The topic is the Covenant of Redemption, something Jason wasn’t sure on at the beginning of the episode, and is sold on by the end.

Song of the week: Supreme (cut/mixed) by Shai...

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“Repent and believe” is the external call to all people. It is made effectual by the Holy Spirit in those who God elects. Faith and repentance are definitive aspects in the life of the Christian. We must have repented of our sin and proclaimed our faith and trust in Jesus as our Lord...

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:05

Brother, You Are Single for a Purpose

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The following article is a guest post by Andy Landrum, D.Min candidate in Church Revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Being single in a coupled world can be awkward and a lonely. You look around and it appears that everyone around you is coupling. When you are in a...

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Monday, 17 July 2017 23:00

Brother, You Are Single for a Purpose

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The following article is a guest post by Andy Landrum, Ph.D. candidate in Church Revitalization at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 

Being single in a coupled world can be awkward and a lonely. You look around and it appears that everyone around you is coupling. When you are in a...

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Tired?

Busyness seems to be a badge of honor in our culture. At the same time, we see depression, anxiety, burn-out, and exhaustion expanding year by year, even amongst believers and young adults. But is anybody else tired? Does anyone else get tired of answering “I’m busy,” almost...

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In 1751, four churches in the Charleston, South Carolina area came together to found the Charleston Baptist Association. Sixty-two years later, The Baptist Catechism as Presented by the Charleston Association in 1813 was produced to instruct Christians and their children, leaving a legacy...

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Sunday, 16 July 2017 15:01

Covenant of Works with Les Lanphere

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Jason is without voice and internet for this episode, so listen to Josh talk with Les Lanphere about the Covenant of Works. Les Lanphere is, unfortunately, a baby-sprinkling Presbyterian. Fortunately, he’s the director of a fine upcoming film Calvinist that is about…...

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The first episode in a long or short series on Covenant Theology. We haven’t decided yet how many episodes. Anyways, it’ll be fun. Matt Butts guest stars with host Jason Hinrichs to talk about the basics of Covenant Theology, federal headship, the titanic, and whether or not the...

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Sunday, 09 July 2017 12:50

Through Suffering Made Perfect

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How often are we reminded in this world that strength begets strength? How often is that maxim repeated, “only the strong survive?” Indeed, we have even the origin and continuation of the species said to be founded upon “the survival of the fittest.” We do all look to our...

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Monday, 03 July 2017 01:59

The Debate with Ty Wilson

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This episode of The Collective Cast isn’t really an episode. It’s a recording of the recent debate between host Josh Sommer and Atheist Ty Wilson. Share it with friends, and watch it on YouTube at youtu.be/2oG6UQQm7HM.

Support us on patreon at patreon.com/collectivecast and rate and...

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Thursday, 29 June 2017 02:10

In the Belly of the Great Fish, Introduction

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This is the first installment in a five-part series covering the book of Jonah. Where is Jesus in Jonah? This is the chief question with which this series will deal.

It’s not always easy to put yourself in the shoes of Old Testament saints. Thinking about their ancient context and their...

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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 23:30

What does it mean to be devoted to prayer?

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Prayer is Important, Right?
Look at the early church–in the book of Acts we are told twice in the first two chapters that they are marked by serious devotion to prayer. If we look at ourselves, we would likely be hard pressed to think we are characterized by a similar attitude.

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Tuesday, 20 June 2017 01:33

Marriage in the Beginning

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Christians in the 21st century need to be asking a question: What is marriage? The Bible gives the answer: marriage is an institution created by God between one man and one woman to represent the gospel of Jesus Christ. This article is the first in a series of three articles about...

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This is an article Josh has wanted to write for a very long time. It may not be entirely conclusive, and the response conveyed could use refinement. However, this should be a good starting point for those wanting to know how to respond to that statement, “I lack belief in a god or gods.”...

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Sunday, 18 June 2017 15:01

1689: Of the State of Man After Death

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Jason and Josh talk about life after death; misconceptions, and more. Josh tells Jason to calm down on the ex-wife jokes. // Song of the week: I Know by Kings Kaleidoscope.

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Sunday, 11 June 2017 15:01

Ministry, Vodka, and Portland

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Jason has on special guest and best friend James to talk about ministry, vodka, Portland, public schools, roads, taxes, and lots of rabbit trails. // Song of the week: I’ll Never Be the Same by South of Royal (The Village Church).

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Tuesday, 06 June 2017 00:00

For the love of money, for the love of God

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The following is a sermon delivered by David Appelt at NewLife Community Church on June 4, 2017, on the subject of contentment and money. In 1 Timothy 6:10 we read that “the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil,” but what does this verse really say about our lives...

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Sunday, 28 May 2017 23:26

Political Theological "Liberalism"

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Josh and Jason discuss the link between political and theological liberalism. Josh reminisces on when he was allowed to have beer, and Jason gets the censor button. Yes, taxation is theft. // Song of the week: Foreward, 1619 by Sho Baraka.

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Tuesday, 23 May 2017 00:00

Christian Discipline is not a bad word

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Our gut reaction to the idea of discipline is almost always negative. Within Christian circles, we might even bristle at the idea of discipline in the Christian life, because we’re supposed to be all about grace, right?

What if discipline doesn’t have to be a bad word? What if it is a...

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Sunday, 21 May 2017 15:01

Neil DeGrasse Tyson is Wrong

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Josh rides solo again this week, and has a great topic to discuss: Neil DeGrasse Tyson and his religious scientism. // Song of the week: Bulletproof by Citizen Way.

No #aftershow. Don’t expect it every time. It’s like a brownie. Don’t have it with every meal or bad things happen....

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You’ve seen him; you’ve heard him. From his phantomic appearance on the big screen, to the distinct sound of his mechanistic breathing, Darth Vader is perhaps one of the greatest villains in all George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise; perhaps one of the most monumental villains in all...

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Tuesday, 16 May 2017 00:50

Suffering Well

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Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed.

1 Peter 4:12-13...

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Tuesday, 09 May 2017 00:00

No One Does Good, No, Not Me

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We often have a tiny view of grace. We reduce the radical expanse of God’s grace, because we reduce the need for his grace. Mountains are only amazing if you see their peaks and their base. You can’t marvel at the height or size of a mountain if you have no idea just how far...

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Sunday, 07 May 2017 16:34

Soteriology 101 with Leighton Flowers

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Special guest Leighton Flowers joins Josh Sommer to discuss soteriology and the like. An extra long episode of less than decent audio quality (Jason wasn’t there, what did you expect), but more than decent material. We hope you are blessed by the content of this podcast.

No after show this...

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Thursday, 04 May 2017 01:31

The Image of God After the Fall

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And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. So God created man in his own image, in...

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