Coming up on Faith and Practice

gptsHere is a sampling of some of the questions that are scheduled to be answered on the July 29th edition of Faith and Practice with Dr. Pipa.

If you would like to submit a question use this form to do so. All submissions used will receive a $10 off code for a purchase at the Banner of Truth online store.

Updated: June 27, 2016

After Jesus’ resurrection, he went up to heaven (Mark 16:19, Luke 24:51). I understand this to mean that our veiled-in-flesh Lord, the Son of Man, is physically located somewhere in his created cosmos.

Is it therefore just a matter of time (i.e., technological advances) before unbelieving scientists searching for extraterrestrial life unwittingly find Him?

In Romans 2:15 Paul says the “work of the law is written on their hearts” referring to unbelieving gentiles.  In Jer 31:33 in the New Covenant prophecy God says He “will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts”
referring to believers.  What is the distinction between the 2 writings of the law on the heart?

Is it appropriate to raise hands in corporate worship? when? What sort of hand raising does the psalmist speak of?

In the Reformed Community we have seen a lot of books written in the past 25 years by authors who have much good to teach, but who also teach error. I think of the Federal Vision and New Perspective on Paul writers, men like Douglas Wilson and Archbishop Wright. Not all these authors write is in error, but when they turn from truth to error I wonder how to approach their later
works as a pastor and a scholar. How am I to use their books intelligently and should I recommend their books to the average member who, sadly, does not read or does not have time to read, deeply enough to separate truth from error?

How can we truly excommunicate our covenant children who have not been admitted to the Lord’s Table if excommunication is barring professing
Christians from the Lord’s supper.

How do we deal with the Christian Liberty of pipe smoking or Cigar smoking? How can we support this practice from scripture?

Well — CTS (Covenant Seminary) has decided to rename
their ST dept as “missional theology.” Is this a problem? Why does
GPTS use the heading “systematic theology?”

Dr. Pipa offered a protest at the 44th PCA GA. May this be posted? And perhaps discuss it later after
reflection, but reprint it ASAP. Late Thursday evening it was
re-quoted in a less than charitable fashion and it would be helpful to
see it exactly as Dr. Pipa intended. Thank you.

What is the reformed
interpretation of Jude 1.9 (“But even the archangel Michael, when he
was disputing with the devil about the body of Moses,
…”)?

Faith and Practice #25

Pipa-BowtieIn this 25th edition of the “Faith and Practice” segment Dr. Joseph Pipa sits down and interacts with questions from our listeners.

This is a monthly series of the Confessing Our Hope podcast.  For more information see the Faith and Practice menu item.

In this edition we dealt with the following topics:

Prayer meetings and women praying, head coverings and veils, praying to the Father and prayer in general, name it and claim it theology and Mark 11:24, the WCF and psalms in corporate worship and more.

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An Evening of Confessional Concern and Prayer

gleasonGeoff Gleason, pastor of Cliffwood Presbyterian Church, PCA was our guest on the program as we discussed the annual “Evening of Confessional Concern and Prayer” that is held at the PCA General Assembly.  This event is scheduled for June 20th at 7 PM.

Mr. Gleason is the pastor of Cliffwood Presbyterian Church in Augusta GA.

For further information about this important time preceding the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America see the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pcaga.eccp/?fref=ts

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Faith and Practice #24

Pipa-BowtieIn this 24th edition of the “Faith and Practice” segment Dr. Joseph Pipa sits down and interacts with questions from our listeners.

This is a monthly series of the Confessing Our Hope podcast.  For more information see the Faith and Practice menu item.

In this edition we dealt with the following topics:

The Lord’s Day, worship and Bible translations, the Gospels, pastoral care and medical care and many others.

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Faith and Practice – Summer 2016 Schedule

Pipa-BowtieThe dates for the summer editions of Faith and Practice with Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary president Dr. Joseph Pipa (Twitter @jpipajr) are now set. For more information about this flagship program of the podcast, head over to this page.

Faith and Practice is the program where the listener controls the topics for discussion by sending in questions of a theological or practical nature. Do so today!

The dates (all broadcasts are LIVE and RECORDED):

May 19, 2016, at 9:15 AM ET
June 14, 2016, at 9:15 AM ET
July 29, 2016, at 9:15 AM ET
August 16, 2016, at 9:15 AM ET

Bible Translations

ShawHave you ever wondered about the sources of our English Bibles? Maybe you have wondered what English translation to use.  Listen this week as Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Old Testament professor, Dr. Ben Shaw discusses this topic on the podcast.

Dr. Shaw teaches Hebrew and Old Testament at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary.

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Graduating from Seminary

gptsIn this edition of the podcast, Mr. Benjamin Wontrap and Mr. Adam Harris sit down and talk about their four years at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. The discussion centers on the education they received and the things they learned, academically and spiritually, as they prepared for the ministry. Host William Hill chimes in from time to time as he is also graduating alongside these (and other) men.

If you are considering seminary or are already enrolled, this discussion may be helpful for you.

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The Heart is the Target

heart-bookIn this edition of the podcast, Dr. Murray Capill is our guest as we discuss his book The Heart is the Target. This was an outstanding discussion on the importance of application in preaching.

Publisher’s Description:

God’s Word is powerful, and when preached clearly and applied pertinently it can change lives. Yet preaching does not always have this impact. When it is concerned merely with teaching information, it can leave congregations unmoved, and when it sacrifices substance for relevance, it shortchanges the power of the text.

For preaching to truly change lives, biblical faithfulness and insightful application must work together—a powerful combination.

Murray Capill helps preachers to shape sermons that impact lives with lasting application. He takes preachers through the “living application” preaching process—moving the Word of God, via the life of the preacher, to the lives of the hearers. His model avoids the pitfalls of tacked–on application and enables preachers to aim at the heart from start to finish, and he outlines how they can do so in some specific preaching challenges.

Here are the tools to systematically explore the application potential of any text, in any situation.

About the Author

Murray Capill (DMin, Westminster Seminary, California) has pastored churches in New Zealand and Australia and is principal at the Reformed Theological College in Geelong, Australia, where he lectures in preaching and pastoral ministry.

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Listening LIVE to the Podcast

podcastFrom time to time we broadcast the Confessing Our Hope podcast LIVE.  Usually, the popular “Faith and Practice” editions with Dr. Joseph Pipa are done this way, but we also try to include others. Of course, we always record them so that you can listen at your leisure. A few items regarding the LIVE broadcasts to note:

  1. You can always listen right here on the confessingourhope.com website by clicking the “play” button in the media player at the top right of the homepage.
  2. You can also listen LIVE at mixlr.com/gpts where you can participate in the live chat room with other listeners and also reach the host of the program with follow-up questions.
  3. Live listeners can also tweet follow-up questions to @GPTSPodcast.

Which broadcasts are planned to be LIVE?  Visit this page to find out. http://confessingourhope.com/podcast/live-broadcasts/

Faith and Practice #23

Pipa-BowtieIn this 23rd edition of the “Faith and Practice” segment Dr. Joseph Pipa sits down and interacts with questions from our listeners.

This is a monthly series of the Confessing Our Hope podcast.  For more information see the Faith and Practice menu item.

In this edition we dealt with the following topics:

GPTS Spring Theology conference questions.

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Faith and Practice Update

podcastMany of you know that each month Dr. Joseph Pipa, president of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, takes questions sent in by the listeners on the “Faith and Practice” segment of the podcast.  What you may not know are the multiple ways in which you can submit questions.  Here is a list:

  1. The easiest way is to use this form.  Fill it out and we will get it.
  2. You can submit questions through Twitter using hashtag #gptsfp aimed @GPTSPodcast.  Of course, you are restricted to 140 characters, but that’s fine.  Short questions are acceptable. 🙂
  3. You can also submit questions directly to the podcast. Use the email address confessingourhope(at)gpts.edu (replace the at with the proper symbol).

It is very easy. Now, the bonus part…

If you send in a question in one of the three ways, and Dr. Pipa answers the question on the air, you will get a $10 off discount code to the Banner of Truth store. What an easy way to get money for books! So, fire up your web browser, Twitter account, or email and fire off those questions.

Thanks for listening to the Confessing Our Hope podcast.

Faith and Practice #22

Pipa-BowtieIn this 22nd edition of the “Faith and Practice” segment Dr. Joseph Pipa sits down and interacts with questions from our listeners.

This is a monthly series of the Confessing Our Hope podcast.  For more information see the Faith and Practice menu item.

In this edition we dealt with the following topics:

9th commandment issues, Galatians 5:14, Amending the Westminster Standards and the PCA BCO, Woman Counselors and much more.

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The Pastor’s Family

croft-bookThis week our guest is Pastor Bian Croft.  Pastor Croft has written extensively on pastoral ministry and blogs regularly at “practical shepherding.”

Brian Croft is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Brian is the founder of Practical Shepherding, a non-profit organization committed to equipping pastors all over the world in the practical matters of pastoral ministry.

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From the Pen of Pastor Paul

hydeRev. Daniel Hyde was our guest as we discussed his new commentary on the books of 1 and 2 Thessalonians.  Daniel R. Hyde (Th.M., Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary) is the Pastor of Oceanside United Reformed Church in Carlsbad, California. He is author of over a dozen books including Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims and co-author of A Well-Ordered Church (EP Books). He also serves as an adjunct instructor at Mid-America Reformed Seminary and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary.

Reviews:

Danny Hyde’s new book on Paul s letters to the Thessalonians strikes a unique balance. It has depth so as to assist the pastor as he prepares to preach but is also accessible to any Christian seeking to understand and apply God’s Word to their daily lives. From the Pen of Pastor Paul will be a great blessing to all who read it! –Dr. Tim Witmer, Professor of Practical Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA

The Reverend Danny Hyde has given us what should be expected from him: attention to the text of Scripture with attention to the church and world to which the gospel is addressed. This volume offers a welcome addition to books on 1 & 2Thessalonians for its care to be true to Scripture, its regard to lean on exegetical masters, and its devotion to apply the Word of God to a needy and hurting pew. It also stirs up many useful ideas for teaching and preaching these materials. Pastors will especially want this volume on their shelf to assist them in preaching and teaching these two letters of Paul. –Dr. J. Mark Beach, Professor of Ministerial and Doctrinal Studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, Dyer, IN

Danny Hyde unpacks the teaching of Paul s letters to the Thessalonians with a keen eye on the text, a sure grip on the witness of the scriptures as a whole, an awareness of the history of interpretation in the church,and above all with a pastoral heart for people. I warmly commend this stimulating exposition. –Dr. Lee Gatiss, Director of the Church Society, Cambridge.

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Faith and Practice #21

Pipa-BowtieIn this 21st edition of the “Faith and Practice” segment Dr. Joseph Pipa sits down and interacts with questions from our listeners.

This is a monthly series of the Confessing Our Hope podcast.  For more information see the Faith and Practice menu item.

In this edition we dealt with the following topics:

Islam, the Nicene Creed, covenant children, baptism and apostasy and more.

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Homosexual Marriage: Right or Wrong?

batesDr. Gary Bates is our guest as we discuss his upcoming GPTS Spring Theology Conference lecture on the topic “Gay Marriage: Right or Wrong?” Dr. Bates is the CEO of Creation Ministries International.

The topic of the conference this year is “Marriage, Family, and Sexuality” and is an important topic for our culture today.  Plan on attending!  It is always a great time of fellowship and learning. As usual, Reformation Heritage Books will be doing the bookstore.  The GPTS Spring Theology Conference will be held this year on March 8-10.

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Courtship and Dating

richard phillipsDr. Richard Phillips is our guest as we discuss his GPTS Spring Theology Conference lecture on “Courtship and Marriage”.

Dr. Phillips is the Senior Minister of Second Presbyterian Church in Greenville SC.

The topic of the conference this year is “Marriage, Family, and Sexuality” and is an important topic for our culture today.  Plan on attending!  It is always a great time of fellowship and learning. As usual, Reformation Heritage Books will be doing the bookstore.  The GPTS Spring Theology Conference will be held this year on March 8-10, 2016.

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New Feature

Beginning in February, Confessing Our Hope will be releasing a weekly news broadcast on topics and items of interest in the theological world.  This is a new feature and the details are still being worked out but look for it at some point in February.

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