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The Sword & The Trowel is the weekly Founders Ministries podcast with Tom Ascol. New episodes drop every Tuesday.

The Sword & The Trowel is the weekly Founders Ministries podcast with Tom Ascol. New episodes drop every Tuesday.

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The Sword & The Trowel is the weekly Founders Ministries podcast with Tom Ascol. New episodes drop every Tuesday.

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@FoundersMin

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English

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Episodes

TS&TT: CrossPolitic | Is Baptist Theology the Cause of Transgenderism In America?

9/20/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden are joined by the men of the CrossPolitic podcast: Toby Sumpter, David Shannon and Gabe Rench. They discuss and debate the controversy that arose from the recent CP show where they made the claim that "Baptist theology is the cause of transgenderism". Listen and share! If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe to Founders to catch more of our weekly free content. 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? |...

TS&TT: The Smiling & Frowning Providence of God - Trusting the Sovereign Hand of the Father

9/13/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about the doctrine of providence. How do we interpret and respond to God's providence in the blessings and trials of our lives? How does God's sovereignty and Man's responsibility fit together in harmony? If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ Pre-Order: A String of Pearls Unstrung -...

TS&TT: Aaron Renn | Positive World, Neutral World and Negative World

9/7/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Aaron Renn, Cofounder and Senior Fellow at the American Reformer, about how Evangelical Christians should be thinking about the world and specifically the differences regarding the positive world, neutral world and negative world. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ Aaron Renn:...

TS&TT: Richard Barcellos | Getting the Garden Right (Or Wrong)

8/30/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Richard Barcellos enjoy a conversation about how they met, Dr. Barcellos' motivation for writing Getting the Garden Right, and advice for the young pastor. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ SALE: Getting the Garden Right - https://press.founders.org/shop/getting-the-garden-right/ Support Founders...

TS&TT: R.R. Reno | Return of the Strong Gods: Nationalism, Populism, and the Future of the West

8/23/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Dr. R.R. Reno on the show. Dr. Reno is the editor of First Things magazine, former professor and also author of many books. They discuss his book "Return of the Strong Gods" and why he wrote it, and how it sheds light on a lot of what we see going on in our culture today. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? |...

TS&TT: Ben Dunson | Political Theology, Theonomy & Christian Nationalism

8/16/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Dr. Ben Dunson, Editor-in-Chief of the American Reformer, in the studio to discuss political theology, subjective pietism, theonomy, Christian Nationalism and more. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ American Reformer: https://americanreformer.org Support Founders Ministries and...

TS&TT: Theological Evaluation of Some Big Eva Judgements - Sex Abuse, Todd Benkert & TGC Gone Wrong

8/9/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden evaluate some recent and past "Big Eva" judgements. They discuss TGC's thoughts on attending a homosexual wedding, Todd Benkert's recent appointment to a SBC Abuse Response Task Force, law of God vs. law of the land and more. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ TGC - How Should I Respond to a...

TS&TT: Christian Pacifism - TGC Panel, Self-Defense, Romans 13 and the Sanctity of Life

8/2/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden discuss Christian pacifism. A recent debate panel from The Gospel Coalition has sparked a lot of conversation about Christians engaging in self-defense or being pacifists. What does Scripture has to say about the sanctity and defense of life? Should Christians bear arms? Is there ever a time a lay down your life? They discuss all this and more. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a...

TS&TT: One Nation Under God's Judgement - The Promotion & Tolerance of Perversion in America

7/26/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden discuss one nation under God's judgement. They look at some recent examples of the wickedness and perversion in America and discuss the transgender movement, Lia Thomas, Rachel Levine, Sam Brinton, child drag shows and more. We are under the judgment of a holy God and this is a Romans 1 moment. So how does the Church engage with a culture that is so lost? What hope do we have in this fight? If this show was helpful for you, make...

TS&TT: Church Discipline - An Essential Mark of a Healthy Church

7/19/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden discuss one of very essential marks of a healthy church: Church Discipline. They examine the difference between formative and corrective discipline, what the Bible says about how a Church must handle sin, how NOT to practice Church discipline and what Biblical, healthy, and fruitful Church discipline should look like. 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ Support Founders...

TS&TT: Dale Partridge | Mail the Gospel - Sharing the Hope of The Cross

7/12/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dale Partridge, President of Relearn.org and Reformation Seminary. Dale came on the show to discuss his most recent ministry project: MailtheGospel.org, which helps us share the gospel with anyone anywhere. 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ Mail the Gospel: https://mailthegospel.org/home Dale Partridge: https://dalepartridge.com We Have a Book T-Shirt:...

Duration:00:35:47

TS&TT: Tom Nettles | #SBC22 - The Conservative Resurgence and The State of Baptist Life in America

7/5/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Dr. Tom Nettles into the studio to talk about all things Baptist life. Dr. Nettles was a major influence in the Conservative Resurgence and has been heavily involved in Southern Baptist life for many decades. In this episode, Dr. Nettles gives his take and perspective on Baptist life today and the SBC. They discuss the SATF report, Abortion & the ERLC, Law & Gospel, engaging issues and staying in the fight. 2023...

Duration:00:41:57

TS&TT: Questions From An Outsider - Tom Ascol's Take On #SBC22

6/27/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol is joined by Pastor Travis Allen. As a non-SBC pastor and with an outsiders perspective, Travis interviews Dr. Ascol and gets his thoughts on what happened at #SBC22. They talk about Saddleback church and Rick Warren, the Sexual Abuse Task Force Report, the proposed NAMB forensic audit, the SBC presidential election, the Conservative Baptist Network, the ERLC's stance on abortion and more. Order: Brothers, We Are Not Plagiarists |...

Duration:01:07:25

TS&TT: SBC22 Recap - Encouragements and Disappointments

6/21/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden do a quick overview and debrief from the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention. They share moments of encouragement from the Convention and also things that were discouraging to them. Apply at The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ Order: Brothers, We Are Not Plagiarists |...

Duration:00:37:12

TS&TT: Ben Dunson | American Evangelicalism and the Growing Divide

6/7/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Ben Dunson, Editor-in-Chief of the American Reformer. They discuss the current landscape of American Evangelicalism and what issues the Church is having to face right now. Where is the growing divide and what should God-fearing Christians do about it? American Reformer: https://americanreformer.org Apply for FREE at The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org 2023 National...

Duration:00:30:23

TS&TT: Voddie Baucham | Sexual Abuse in the Church and Jurisdictional Authority #ChangeTheDirection

6/3/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Voddie Baucham more about the Guidepost Solutions report on the Executive Committee’s response to Sexual Abuse Allegations. They talk about jurisdictional authorities - the family, the church and the state. How do those spheres apply in the issue of sexual abuse? How should the church respond when abuse happens? African Christian University: http://acu-usa.com The Southern Baptist Convention Must Respond To...

Duration:00:34:02

TS&TT: Bradley Pierce | Abortion Bill in LA, the ERLC & the Pro-Life Movement - What Happened?

5/31/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Bradley Pierce, President of Abolish Abortion Texas, Executive Director of the nonprofit Foundation to Abolish Abortion and Vice President of Heritage Defense. They discuss the recent abortion bill (813) in Louisiana, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC and their involvement in shutting down that bill. What does bring "pro-life" really mean? What happened with that bill? What was the ERLC doing in...

Duration:00:33:08

TS&TT: Voddie Baucham | Regenerate Church Membership & Sexual Abuse in the SBC | #ChangeTheDirection

5/24/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Voddie Baucham about the upcoming Southern Baptist Convention. They discuss the recent sexual abuse task force report, how we deal with sin in the church, regenerate church membership and more. Become a part of the F.A.M. and get a FREE signed copy of a Tom Ascol or Voddie Baucham book: https://press.founders.org/fam/ African Christian University: http://acu-usa.com Tom Ascol - Why I Am Willing to Be Nominated...

Duration:00:38:15

TS&TT: Allie Beth Stuckey | The Abortion Debate, Evangelical Fault Lines and Conviction to Stand

5/17/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome guest Allie Beth Stuckey on the show to further discuss the abortion debate. They talk about the duty of Christians to engage with the culture and politics, Tim Keller, evangelical fault lines and how to courageously stand firm on the Word of God. Become a part of the F.A.M. and get a FREE signed copy of a Tom Ascol or Voddie Baucham book: https://press.founders.org/fam/ 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man?...

Duration:00:22:36

TS&TT: Abolishing Abortion, Tim Keller, the ERLC and the Law of God

5/10/2022
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about abortion. With the recent conversations about overturning Roe V. Wade and widely known Evangelical leaders like Tim Keller and the ERLC offering their perspectives on it, it's important for Christians to think about and understand this issue according to the law of God. Order: Brothers, We Are Not Plagiarists | https://press.founders.org/shop/brothers-we-are-not-plagiarists/ Apply for FREE at The Institute of...

Duration:00:27:06