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The True Presbyterian

Author: Mike Hutchinson

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Navigating the world of Christian faith and practice can be difficult. Every Monday and Wednesday, join Mike Hutchinson, a long-time student of Christian theology, as he interviews guests who are expert guides to Christianity, theology, and the historic Reformed faith. Whether you're interested in learning about Christianity, you're a new Christian, you're new to Reformed theology, or you're a long-time student of theology yourself, this is the podcast to help you think biblically and think deeply about theology.
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Gimme A Break

Gimme A Break

2021-05-1403:29

The big move to Charlotte, N.C. is getting closer. Listen in for an update on season three. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Make Your Move

Make Your Move

2021-05-0715:05

If there is one area where many preachers struggle it's making the move from exegesis to homiletics. We have this strange idea that moving from one to the other is an arcane art that's the special domain of heroes that are somehow more than human. Today I'm talking about making your move from exegesis to homiletics and how I formulate the homiletical point of the sermon. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
This time I'm talking to Matt Hamilton about how he started Outdoor, Inc. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Today I got to sit down with one of my best friends here in Chattanooga: Mr. Matt Hamilton of Outdoor, Inc. Matt is a deacon at Wayside PCA on Signal Mountain, Tenn. and we talk about the role that your deacons play in the church and in the larger community as we fight for the future. I had a great time with Matt—even if he didn't. Matt was a little nervous about this one but I have no idea why. He was an amazing guest and shared some great information. P.S.: I'm now accepting Bitcoin donations if you are so inclined. Donate here: bc1qkd6nr3fk9gnhacmwvwvpqe2q5er2uj82p69q34★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We're on to two important aspects of sermon preparation: text selection and arriving at the exegetical point of the text. How long should your preaching portion be? How do you arrive at the exegetical point of the text? Those are the two questions I'm focused on today in this episode. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
About 90% of the time the conversation after the interview is just as interesting as the interview itself (if not more so occasionally). Listen in as Derrick tells us about why you should roll at your local BJJ gym after a bad burrito. I'm now accepting cryptocurrency donations. Donate here: BTC: bc1qkd6nr3fk9gnhacmwvwvpqe2q5er2uj82p69q34LTC: LSeAFxaRWSREoLAxVYoLxFVsyPP4vYgSANALGO: FSY5G7F6KK57IGOJYQB7Y2242BW4P6MNURZG5YBYJ5BCQ4MRCSU73IRO54★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
My conversation today with Mr. Derrick Brite of First Presbyterian Church, Aliceville, Alabama. We're talking about the necessity of fighting for the purity of the church as we fight for the future. We discussed what the church is, what it means to commit yourself to the purity of the church, concrete ways to fight for the church's purity, and a whole host of other issues. Enjoy! P.S.: I'm now accepting cryptocurrency donations if you are so inclined. BTC: bc1qkd6nr3fk9gnhacmwvwvpqe2q5er2uj82p69q34Ethereum: 0xfA1689E8fb31361BeBE02f0AE3d1c457048fd379Monero: 442zYLHDxkT88B9GMbG91E6NqwpT6aQxMNYvJMPC9GTSGPe9eEHVpwNGuTJSt2Ey1DhiuNririaAC596dXRwwwhAQNHsA5ZLitecoin: LSeAFxaRWSREoLAxVYoLxFVsyPP4vYgSAN★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
A glimpse into what happens after the interview when the mics are turned off. Listen in as Dr. Merkle and I talk about the great works of Western Civilization. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
I was joined by Dr. Benjamin Merkle (D.Phil., Oxford), President of New St. Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho today. We spent our time talking about the responsibility that parents have to educate their children and what role Christian education plays in our fight for the future. P.S.: I'm now accepting Bitcoin donations if you are so inclined. Donate here: BTC: bc1qkd6nr3fk9gnhacmwvwvpqe2q5er2uj82p69q34★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We're still plugging away at the How Sermons Work miniseries. Today I'm delving a little bit deeper into what a sermon isn't as well as what a sermon is. If you've ever wondered what makes preaching and sermons unique, you'll appreciate today's episode. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
I don't know a single pastor who hasn't—at some point—walked out of the pulpit completely discouraged and thinking, "That was the worst sermon of my life." It happens to us all. Listen in as Brian and I talk about his worst sermon. Ever. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Today I spoke with Pastor Brian Sauvé of Refuge Church in Ogden, Utah. Christian parents have a weighty duty to raise godly children and in this episode we talk about the roles that mom and dad play (together and separately) in rearing godly children. Watch on YouTube.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Before we launch in to the nuts and bolts of sermons, I want to correct some common misconceptions about what sermons are, or in this case, what sermons aren't. At the top of my list is the fact that sermons are not identical with preaching. They're certainly related, but they aren't the same thing. Join me as I explain why and as I talk a little about proper criticism of sermons and of preaching.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
I'm back with Kevin Swanson and we're talking about his Colorado governor and Senate run in 1994 and 1998. Ever wondered what that's like. Listen in as Kevin tells you. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
My guest today is Rev. Kevin Swanson, a pastor, theologian, and former candidate for governor and Senate in the great state of Colorado. We're talking about why we need to fight for Christian marriage in our fight for the future. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
As you know, preaching in the United States is in particularly bad shape. Today I looked at R. L. Dabney's seven cardinal requisites of the sermon and spoke about how they related to the condition that preaching is in throughout Western culture. Donate cryptocurrency:BTC: bc1qkd6nr3fk9gnhacmwvwvpqe2q5er2uj82p69q34LTC: LSeAFxaRWSREoLAxVYoLxFVsyPP4vYgSANALGO: FSY5G7F6KK57IGOJYQB7Y2242BW4P6MNURZG5YBYJ5BCQ4MRCSU73IRO54★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
We're back with Pastor C. R. (Chris) Wiley to talk about classical literature for men. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Rev. Chris Wiley joins me today to talk about the subject of his book: The Household and the War for the Cosmos. What exactly is a household and how is it distinct from the family? Why does Paul suddenly start talking about households and marriages at the end of Ephesians? We talk about all of this and a lot more in today's episode. P.S.: I'm now accepting cryptocurrency donations if you are so inclined. BTC: bc1qkd6nr3fk9gnhacmwvwvpqe2q5er2uj82p69q34LTC: LSeAFxaRWSREoLAxVYoLxFVsyPP4vYgSANALGO: FSY5G7F6KK57IGOJYQB7Y2242BW4P6MNURZG5YBYJ5BCQ4MRCSU73IRO54★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in your pastor's office when he's constructing his sermon for Sunday? Listen in as we start talking about how sermons work. ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
After the interview when the mics are off, I have some really interesting conversations with my guests. Listen in as Dr. Phil Kayser and I talk about partial preterism and historicism and why they matter.Watch on YouTube.★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
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