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Critical thinking and analysis for people hungry for truth and charity between differing views.
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Critical thinking and analysis for people hungry for truth and charity between differing views.

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The Roman Catholic Sex Scandals and her Authority Claims, with Steven Wedgeworth Ep. 52

9/18/2018
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The Roman Catholic Church continues to burn hot and tall in front of the watching world. There is a civil war within her between the progressives, who are oddly and grotesquely defending homosexual and pederast priests, seemingly out of a desire to not cede ground to traditionalists. The trads are fighting to return the Church to her roots and foundational traditions and morals. And we Calvinists and other outsiders look on with wonder. We look on with horror and hope, thinking perhaps...

Duration:00:47:25

How I See the Roman Catholic Church and Its Sex Scandals Ep. 51

9/4/2018
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The Roman Catholic Church and its sex scandals. What a heading, huh? As of this writing, the RCC is embroiled in a new round of worldwide sex scandals in its priesthood. The institutional hierarchy of the RCC is being implicated from bottom to top in a long series of crimes and sins that threaten the faith and very survival of the visible witness to the resurrection of Christ. I stand by that assessment. In this episode, I give my long view of the RCC from my own experience, trying to...

Duration:01:02:58

A Little Something for You and Some Comments on Rome's Latest Scandals (Mini Ep)

9/1/2018
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Hey friends and fellow citizens of the New Jerusalem, Adam here. I hope you've been enjoying the first 50 episodes of the show. I have worked hard to keep the podcast producing content, even on an interim basis while I get used to life as a new father. To my regular subscribers and financial supporters, you are awesome - thank you for being here with me. I know the CoNJP is not the world's most profound, I know there are many people out there doing bigger and better things, but for the...

Duration:00:07:01

You Need this Anchor of the Soul! Ep. 50

7/30/2018
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You need this anchor. This episode gives it to you. FIFTY episodes! On today's program, we get back to the deepest, strongest encouragement a soul can have. Listen closely. This is where you can encourage Adam in return. Become a monthly supporter, share the show with others, leave us an iTunes review, or send feedback. Thanks for any of that. Adam

Duration:00:41:08

How NOT to Defend the Faith! Ep 49

7/27/2018
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There are many ways people try to defend the Christian faith. You will hear one on this episode that should never be used. Today Adam responds to a recent conference session at the 2018 Issues, Etc. Making the Case conference. The speaker in this session was Craig Parton, who teaches the audience that we should not make a defense of the Christian faith beginning with the authority of Scripture. We beg to differ. While much of what Mr. Parton says is excellent, his underlying foundation...

Duration:00:59:27

Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating Again w/ Jonathan Fisk Ep. 48

6/16/2018
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Pastor Jonathan Fisk's new book Echo: Unbroken Truth Worth Repeating Again has hit the market, and you need a copy. Fisk has seen the glazed-over eyes of one too many Christians as the truths we hold dear are repeated week in and week out. This book will act as an electrical shock to your fading Christian heartbeat, or if you are on fire for the Lord, this will be a shot of high-octane gas on your flames. Whatever your place in the Church, you can use a reminder, a wake-up call, no... a...

Duration:00:28:23

What is Replacing Christianity in the West? Ep. 47

6/10/2018
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Paganism is replacing Christianity in the Western world. But it's not one simple brand: we face an onslaught from many directions. With the Church on the decline in all its forms, and with people looking everywhere else for answers, very old forms of thinking and worship are making new inroads where Christendom once stood firm. Politics, education, media, government, religion--whatever institutions we count on to be there, functioning for our benefit--Paganism is making a resurgence in...

Duration:01:16:45

Ireland Surrenders to the Eugenic Globo-Fascists Ep. 46

5/26/2018
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Yesterday the Irish voters rejected the 8th amendment to their Constitution, paving the way for legalized abortion in the tiny island nation. The Roman Catholic Church has been supplanted by the eugenic globo-fascist bureaucracy in yet another once-staunchly Christian country. This episode is a bit of a rambling look at some of the background to what is happening in the West regarding the sanctity of human life. Hear about George Soros, Julian Huxley, Brave New World, Karl Marx, and a few...

Duration:00:47:23

For whom is Baptism? Ep. 45

3/23/2018
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A real sloppy show this time, but hey! You got a show! In the last show, Adam tackled the question of what happens in baptism. Using Scripture and Church history, we saw that there is a consensus that there is real activity on God's part in baptism--something more is happening than just a human step of obedience. However else we define that, we need to begin there. And on today's show, we examine, albeit not in great detail, the Reformed answer to the question For whom is baptism? A...

Duration:00:34:30

What Happens in Baptism? Ep. 44

2/20/2018
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Is baptism our step of obedience to show our identification with Christ? Yes. Is baptism a means of saving grace? Yes. Lucia from Germany asked Adam several questions in response to this post here. If the Church catholic is to be healthy and unified in truth, we'll have to figure out this question together, and rejoice in the answer! Adam has been working out the baptism question for the better part of a decade, and talks through some of the issues in this episode. Here is the document...

Duration:00:55:10

Despair and Hope

2/15/2018
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The vortex of bad news and chaos in our culture threatens to drive us to despair. I don't know many people who are both deeply engaged and also truly joyful and triumphant at heart. I, for one, refuse to despair, ultimately. I am facing a culmination of years of spiritual development, reaching something of a crisis time, but I look forward with hope. Do you? How do you find the energy to work for the good in the world? Check out this unscripted monologue where Adam looks to raise some...

Duration:00:20:37

The West is Doomed... for now - A Peter Hitchens lecture Ep. 42

1/29/2018
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World War I was the end of Christian Europe, and we have been watching her slow demise ever since. In his eulogy for Europe and the West, Peter Hitchens lays out the causes of death and the dim future. This is what it sounds like to have a realistic, fatherly love for the West. We cannot paint a rosy picture of a future we have created by our own demotic lust. And yes, I said demotic. Look it up if you don't know what that means. Now, I'm not going to say I agree with Mr. Hitchens point...

Duration:00:36:56

Grace & Works: A Chat w/ Shane Anderson Ep. 41

1/11/2018
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Adam interviews Presbyterian ruling elder Shane Anderson on the subject of grace and works in the Christian life. A proper Reformed family kerfluffle has roiled the ranks over the past four months concerning the role our works play in our relationship with God. On this episode, Shane and Adam attempt to iron out a few of the biblical details, and to set straight some of the misunderstandings that are keeping brothers and sisters on separate sides of this battle. Adam truly does not...

Duration:01:41:54

Fundamentalism: A Friendl(ier) Critique Ep. 40.5

1/1/2018
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Following up on Episode 40, Adam here presents another, more careful look at fundamentalism in America. Which form of Christianity will be the foundation of a good civilization in the future? Fundamentalism has a lot going for it, but what are it's main weaknesses? Last week Pastor Matt Fletcher joined Adam to give a personal perspective on the movement, but this week we bring you a session recording of Phil Johnson from Grace to You ministries. (Obviously Phil was not a guest of CoNJP,...

Duration:01:19:52

Fundamentalism: Not So Great Ep. 40

12/23/2017
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In this episode, Pastor Matt Fletcher joins Adam to talk through an overview of independent, Bible Baptist fundamentalism. What might seem to offer concrete answers and certainty turns out to be a weak, gospel-poor, recent movement. We think you will agree after hearing this show--fundamentalism is not accomplishing the goals with which it began 120 years ago, but has in many cases become a sect on the verge of cult status. Is the movement redeemable? Help Adam make more episodes of the...

Duration:00:52:54

Trump's Jerusalem Decision: Fulfilling Prophecy, or...? Ep. 39

12/11/2017
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President Trump last week announced the US would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and that the State Department would be directed to move our embassy to Jerusalem. The prophecy wing of the evangelical family has predictably jumped up to declare this a sign of the approaching end of the world, but is it that simple? Are these types of events to be interpreted as fulfilling biblical prophecy? Listen in to what Adam thinks, in line with the Reformed and Lutheran view of history and...

Duration:00:52:56

Not Saved through Faith Alone? Time to Get out the Torches? Ep. 38

10/19/2017
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Are we or are we not saved through faith alone? The Desiring God website published an article earlier this week using a tweet saying "You're not saved through faith alone. Be killing your sin." For Desiring God (the ministry of John Piper) to put out a title like that in the month of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is to have dropped a match in gasoline. For this episode, we welcome Pastor Matthew Fletcher of Webster Bible Church, Adam's own pastor. This in-studio discussion was our...

Duration:00:55:28

Why We're Protestant with Nate Pickowicz Ep. 37

10/9/2017
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Do you know why we're Protestant? Can you explain to your family, friends, and to unbelievers what happened in Germany in 1517, and what it means in Western civilization in 2017? Too many Christians (both Roman Catholic and Protestant) have no idea what the Reformation was and is about! What does it mean to be Protestant, and does it still matter? Pastor Nate Pickowicz recently published Why We're Protestant: An Introduction to the Five Solas of the Reformation. In this episode Nate helps me...

Duration:00:58:24

Debunking some Reformation Myths & More with Dr R Scott Clark Ep. 36

10/4/2017
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The Reformation is such a complex series of events, myths and errors are bound to crop up around its memory. In this laid back conversation with R Scott Clark, professor of Church History and Historical Theology at Westminster Seminary California, we get the details on some of what really went down all those centuries ago, and how the consequences have followed us to this day. Please get more carefully acquainted with this wonderful pastor and theologian, and visit his website at your first...

Duration:01:07:14

500 Years this Month! Ep. 35

9/27/2017
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500 years of gospel life! It's the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! The month of October 2017 marks five centuries since the gospel rose from the ashes and rubble of medieval Christianity. And we have much to celebrate. While there are many problems in the churches, too many to number, there is one irrefutable reality in our midst: the gospel has not expired from the earth, now 2,000 years into the Church age. We live! In spite of all Satan's ploys, we live in Christ! The Church has not...

Duration:00:23:56