Gospel Points – Tom Hoefling for President, Part 2

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Our look into the 2016 presidential election continues with our second and final segment with Tom Hoefling of America’s Party. Last week we spoke mostly about Tom’s passion to defend the rights of the unborn. This week we learn more about America’s Party and the differences between it and the Constitution Party. We also chat about Christianity’s relationship to our American concept of freedom and the so-called faith of Donald Trump. Don’t worry, of course we had to ask, is a vote for Tom Hoefling really a vote for Hillary Clinton?

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Hoefling/Schulin 2016
The America’s Party

Saturated with the Word

…We must be saturated with the Word.  Whatever delights us directs us.  We saturate ourselves with the Word by meditating on it.  Meditation is to the spirit what digestion is to the body.  When we meditate on the Word, we allow the Spirit of God within us to “digest” the Word of God for us.  So, not only do we delight in the Word, it becomes a source of spiritual nourishment for us.

  • Warren Wiersbe.

This and That 08-13-16

The Spiritual Warfare of Boring Preaching – For some, dull sermons are themselves a sign of godliness. After all, doesn’t the Apostle warn us against “lofty speech or wisdom” (1 Cor 2:1)? But the kind of rhetoric Paul is railing against here isn’t exciting—it’s typical in an era in which Greek rhetoric is everywhere. Paul doesn’t contrast engaging speech with dull speech, but the demonstration of human craft with the “demonstration of the Spirit and of power” (1 Cor 2:5). – Russell Moore

Hey, Joe! – Biden and his ilk need to be excluded. Period. If you are advocating abortion or presiding at a same-sex wedding, then your behavior places you outside the bounds of the Christian faith and should be treated accordingly—for your own good, for the reputation of the church, and for the reputation of Christ. That might seem hard and unloving in our emotivist world, but I see nothing loving in not stating the obvious in such situations. In word and deed, Catholics like Biden demean the teachings of their Church. Why should they be offended when someone points that out and then acts accordingly? – Carl Trueman

Gosepl Points – The #neverTrump Debate and Two Kingdom Theology

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It’s the battle of the podcasters! No, not really. But, this week we welcome to the podcast, Scott Oakland, the co-host of the LutheranCast. I greatly appreciate Scott’s love of the gospel but we seem to be worlds apart concerning this election season. While I am a staunch #neverTrump guy, Scott was actually an early supporter the Trump campaign. So listen in as we hash out some of our differences and even dip into a little bit of theology, briefly touching on the Lutheran view of the Two Kingdoms doctrine.

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How Luther’s Two Kingdoms Challenges Fundamentalism’s “Christian Nation”
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Gospel Points – A Panel Discussion on Issues Regarding the Family, Part 2

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This week we will be airing the second segment of a panel discussion at the Community Strong Family Conference hosted by Rock County Christian School back in April. Gospel Points was the official sponsor of the discussion featuring three local pastors – Phil Allen (Daystar Christian Fellowship – South Beloit, IL), Marc Grindle (Roxbury Church of Christ – Janesville, WI) and Tim Johnson (Rock Valley Chapel – Beloit, WI). In this final segment the panel tackles two more questions, (1) Is spanking Biblical necessity? and (2) Are you concerned about Target’s new policy concerning transgender bathroom policy?

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Gospel Points – The Reformed Pubcast

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With the theology of Calvin and the thirst of Luther, this week we’re talking about the Reformed Pubcast, the wildly popular podcast hosted by Les Lanphere and Tanner Barfield.  The podcast seeks to discuss reformed theology while also talking up their love for craft beers.  Les Lanphere joins us once again to chat about how the podcast was started and how the Pub Facebook group grew into huge discussion group that takes up much of my newsfeed each day.  Also, don’t forget about the documentary Les old us about last week.  There’s still time to give your support!

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