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Matter of Theology

Matter of Theology

By Chris Huff
This podcast is designed to address topics both within the church and in the culture from a theological standpoint. Since the Bible is authoritative over all the it speaks, we believe it speaks to every issue (Psalm 19:7-14). The goal in every episode is to get to the biblical heart of the matter and ask, “what does God have to say?” With this approach you will see that everything is a Matter of Theology.
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A Retrieval of the Word, "Worship"
Season 2 of MoT continues as Chris takes some time to address the issue of worship both individually and corporately. The word worship has been hijacked and redefined to lessen the meaning and weight of it in the life of professing evangelical Christians. This should not be! Check out the latest installment of MoT, “A Retrieval of the Word, “Worship.””  Legacy Standard Bible Voice of Reason Radio with Chris Hohnholz and Richard Story Just Thinking Podcast, Episode 106, “A Biblical Exposition of Unity” Just Thinking Podcast, Episode 112, “Has God Really Said?” “Defining Deception,” Costi Hinn and Anthony Wood “Strange Fire” Dr. John MacArthur “Worship: The Ultimate Priority” Dr. John MacArthur 2020 G3 National Conference: Worship
01:15:37
July 19, 2021
"Pastors" and Plagiarism
Season 2 continues as Chris is joined by Mr. Drew Von Nieda to have a conversation around pastors and plagiarism. With the events that have taken place inside the SBC, Chris and Drew talk about the issues with plagiarism and the consequences that come from doing so.   G3 Podcast:  "Review of 2021 SBC" https://g3min.org/podcast/episode-51-review-of-the-2021-sbc/  Justin Peters Ministries:   "Greear and Litton: Plagiarism and Sin in the SBC" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNdrUxysNjU&t=3221s  "Greear and Litton Driver's Ed" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyhoev7WT2w  "Plagiarism, Homosexuality, Pastoral Integrity and the State of the SBC: An Interview With Jim Osman" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hirAEwDs9zE
01:11:48
July 5, 2021
'MoT' is now on the B.A.R. Podcast Network!
Season 2 of Matter of Theology kicks off with a pretty big announcement! Matter of Theology is now apart of THE network, the B.A.R. (Biblical and Reformed) Podcast Network. Tune in as Chris takes a few minutes to give a brief recap of where 'MoT' has been and is going and what to expect in season 2.  The B.A.R. Podcast Network: https://linktr.ee/thebar_podcast
09:21
July 5, 2021
Tongues, Healings, and Raising The Dead
When this first aired in February 2019 it was initially a 2 part episode on the charismatic gifts.  Resources: “Strange Fire” Dr. John MacArthur “Defining Deception” Costi Hinn, Anthony Wood In order to be fair and present both sides A book representing the Charismatic perspective: “Authentic Fire” Dr. Michael Brown
01:27:47
May 23, 2021
The Sufficiency of Scripture
In this episode, initially aired on 03/21/19, the guys talk about the sufficiency of scripture and why it is needed. Be prepared to open your bibles and go through them! Study Sources:  "Final Word" Dr. John MacArthur "A Body of Divinity" Thomas Watson "Institutes of the Christian Religion" John Calvin  "The Moment of Truth" Steven J. Lawson
01:25:50
May 23, 2021
Discussion of the Ordo Salutis
In Episode 5 (02/14/2019), the guys discuss the order of salvation. Be prepared to dive into scripture. Sources used for this episode and recommended for further study: “Confessing the Faith” Chan Van Dixhoorn “Systematic Theology” Charles Hodge “Reformed Dogmatics” Herman Bavinck “Institutes of the Christian Religion” John Calvin “Biblical Doctrine”  Dr. John MacArthur, Richard Mayhue
01:11:33
May 23, 2021
Reckless Love, Reckless Worship
This is the 2nd episode of MoT, released 01/21/2019. In this episode Chris and A.G. discuss the song ‘Reckless Love’ as well as contemporary worship music as a whole. They will look at the theological problems within the song ‘Reckless Love’ and the ministries that put out the most popular songs used in churches today. They will also discuss what you can do when deciding if a song is biblical or not. Books Referenced in this show:   "Worship, The Ultimate Priority" Dr. John MacArthur "Strange Fire" Dr. John MacArthur "Defining Deception" Costi Hinn, Anthony Wood "Doxology & Theology: How The Gospel Informs The Worship Leader" Matt Boswell
57:52
May 23, 2021
Your Evangelism is Missing Evangelism
Here was the first episode of Matter of Theology (MoT). In this episode, Drew Von Nieda, creator of MoT, dives into a blog he wrote a few years back entitled, "Your Evangelism is Missing Evangelism." 
26:09
May 23, 2021
The MoT/VOR Crossover: The Peril and Pain of Pragmatism in the Church
In this episode, Chris and Drew are joined by the two wonderful brothers from Voice of Reason Radio - Chris Hohnholz and Richard Story. We take a deep look at how pragmatism is ultimately damaging the church today.
01:39:24
May 9, 2021
A Woman’s Biblical Role
In this episode, Drew and Chris are joined by special guest Lauran Robinson to discuss the need for women to learn theology, as well as their biblical role in the family. We also talk about a tweet of Lauran's that upset the twitterverse. We hope that this episode blesses you. Lauran's YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCI6K5NmuwglmoqO5TPdHvaA Lauran's Blog: https://lauranlou.wordpress.com/
01:05:29
April 24, 2021
Postmillennial Response to Apologetics Live
I this episode, Drew flies solo taking a stab at responding to the Apologetics Live episode: Resurrection and Premillennialism from a postmillennial view point. This topic came by way of a comment made from Pastor Jim Osman's Easter Sunday sermon. it is that comment that will be addressed, as well as various other postmillennial topics. Here at Matter of Theology, we love Andrew, Anthony, and Justin dearly so it is our goal to make sure that this is presented in a respectful and loving manner. Our disagreements on theological issues should drive us first to God's word, and secondly to a closer relationship with one another. We hope that this episode encourages you to study this topic more in-depth with an open bible. Pastor Jim Osman's sermon: https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/programs/kootenai-church-morning-worship/the-fulfillment-of-promise-acts-1330-38/
01:09:45
April 22, 2021
The Preciousness and Purpose of the Church
We’re back!! Well, at least Chris is. In this episode, Chris is flying solo to talk about a subject that should be near and dear to the heart of every professing believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Church, the Bride of Christ, the called out ones who are commanded to gather, assemble, and function as His body in a lost and dying world. There’s a war on truth. There’s a battle taking place over who is head over the church. Listen in as Chris dives into the Word of God and discusses the preciousness and purpose of the church. Legacy Standard Bible: https://read.lsbible.org Christ, not Caesar, Is Head of the Church: https://www.gracechurch.org/news/posts/1988 Dr. James Coates Sermon, “Directing Government to it’s Duty” from GraceLife Church of Edmonton: https://youtu.be/Dh6nXD4Rtg0 Dr. James Coates Sermon, “The Time Has Come” from GraceLife Church of Edmonton: https://youtu.be/QBzbvIyiSYs "The Church, Her Nature, Authority, Purpose and Worship" by Jeffrey Johnson: https://www.heritagebooks.org/products/the-church-her-nature-authority-purpose-and-worship-johnson.html
01:03:16
April 9, 2021
Do Theology Because Life is a Matter of Theology
In this episode, Chris and Drew are joined by the hosts of the Do Theology Podcast to discuss their chart of Primary Doctrine, Secondary Doctrine, and Doubtful Things. Below is a link to their chart and we encourage you to listen to this episode while following along with the chart. As you hear our back and forth you will learn how the chart works. We hope that this episode is a blessing to you.   https://www.dotheology.com/p/chart/
01:44:57
March 10, 2021
Interview with Dave Jenkins
Do you have trouble reading the Bible? Are you unsure of how to read the Bible or even where to begin? Well this is the episode for you. In this episode Drew welcomes back Dave Jenkins to discuss his upcoming book "The Word Explored." We hope that this interview is a blessing for you.   visit https://servantsofgrace.org Contact Dave at: dave@servantsofgrace.org
01:00:16
March 5, 2021
Fear
Are you plagued with fear and anxiety in these times? In this episode, Chris and Drew discuss the topic of fear. What does it mean when we possess fear? What does a proper fear of God look like and lead to? What does the Lord say regarding fear. We hope that this discussion will bless you and help turn your gaze from your fear to look upon Christ.
01:32:02
February 26, 2021
Interview with Erin Coates
In this episode, Chris had the privilege to talk with Erin Coates, the wife of James Coates pastor of GraceLife Church Edmonton Canada, and James Kitchens the attorney representing Pastor Coates. GraceLife Church: https://gracelife.ca Erin's interview with Justin Peters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WANPrNo8Y70 Erin's interview with Tom Ascol: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tl-bwbnLLt0 James' Sermon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dh6nXD4Rtg0 JCCF.CA Donations: https://www.jccf.ca Christ Not Caesar is the Head of the Church: https://www.gracechurch.org/news/posts/1988
01:21:17
February 24, 2021
Technical Difficulty Talk-A-Bout
As many of you know, our plan was to record an episode discussing the topic of "Fear." However, there were several technical difficulties resulting in dropped signals and frozen internet connections. Due to this we decided that we would record our Fear episode towards the end of next week in order to ensure top quality. We were able to record one of our enjoyable rant sessions that we are calling "Talk-A-Bout." We hope that you enjoy, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
01:00:36
February 20, 2021
The Price of Faithfulness
In this bonus episode, Chris and Drew were hosted by Andrew Rappaport to discuss the arrest of Pastor James Coates of GraceLife Church in Edmonton Canada. Pastor Coates was arrested and told that he could be set free as long as he agreed to stop pastoring. We need more faithful men like pastor Coates. In this episode, we are joined by special guests; Carl Hargrove, Kofi Adu-Boahen, and Darrell Harrison.
01:46:36
February 18, 2021
Training for Persecution
With a new administration occupying the White House, does this mean that we could see persecution in America? If the Equality Act is passed, that could very well be the starting point. Yet, one thing that every believer needs to know is how to handle persecution when it comes. In this episode, Chris and Drew discuss persecution and the tools you will need in order to train for persecution.
01:30:52
February 5, 2021
Elections, Panic, and Questions
In this very special episode of Matter of Theology, Drew is joined by Andrew Rappaport and the Apologetics Live crew to discuss how Christians should relate to the government following the recent presidential election. We also announce the winners of our John Owen Giveaway!
59:06
January 22, 2021
2020 Turned 21
The first six days into the New Year has caused many to already have a bleak outlook. Yet, while 2020 has turned 21 we as the body of Christ can still have hope. Christ is on the throne. His kingdom is forever. His gospel victorious. No matter what the current lay of the land appears to be, you can gaze out onto the horizon and know that Christ is still king.
01:07:25
January 8, 2021
2020 Close Out
In this final episode of 2020, Drew and Chris go over a passionate review they received. They also take a look back at what a year 2020 has been, as well as look forward to 2021.
01:17:33
January 1, 2021
The Death Penalty
In this episode, Chris and Drew discuss what the Word of God has to say about the death penalty. How should Christians view Governments role in issuing such penalties? John Owen Giveaway: https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/johnowen Israel Tour with Justin Peters: Israeltour2021.com
01:30:24
December 18, 2020
Reckless Love, Reckless Worship – Take 2
In this episode, Chris and Drew revisit a classic Matter of Theology. Only this time with more bite. Make sure you buckle up because our hosts do not hold back.   John Owen Giveaway: https://podcasts.strivingforeternity.org/johnowen Israel Tour 2021: https://eric4172.wixsite.com/website
01:29:25
December 11, 2020
Thus Says the Prophets?
In this episode, Chris and Drew tackle the issue of those who would claim to speak in the name of the Lord as prophets.
01:01:41
December 4, 2020
Thanksgiving Special
Chris and Drew have a Thanksgiving special to discuss why we should be thankful for 2020.
01:01:54
November 26, 2020
Exposition of Ephesians 4:24-27
Have you ever wondered what Paul meant when he said, "Be angry, and yet do not sin. Do not let the sun go down on your anger" ? well, in this episode, we seek to unfold what the Apostle Paul means by what he says. In this episode we are joined by Andrew Rappaport of Striving for Eternity. We hope this blesses you. Ephesians Outline: Ch. 1-3:13 - God's purpose for the Church Ch. 3:14-21 - God's fullness for the Church Ch. 4:1-6 - God's plan for faithful living in the Church Ch. 4:7-16 - Christ builds His Church Ch. 4:17-32 - Principles and patterns for members of the Church Ch. 5:1-21 - God's standard for faithfulness in the Church Ch. 5:22-6:9 - God's standard for authority and submission in the Church Ch. 6:10-17 - God's provision for His children's spiritual battles Ch. 6:18-20 - God's appeal for prayers in the Church Ch. 6:21-24 - Benediction
01:16:03
November 20, 2020
Cruciform Conference Live Episode
If you missed our live show from the Cruciform Conference on Holiness, shame on you! However, fear not. You can listen here and now. We hope that you enjoy this show with special guest Andrew Rappaport.
01:12:31
November 13, 2020
Abolition vs. Pro-Life, and Abortifacients
In this episode Drew and Chris speak with Pastor Brett Baggett on the difference between abolition and the pro-life movement. They also get into a discussion about contraception and abortifacient ingredients.   Randy Alcorn: Three Mechanisms of the Birth Control Pill https://www.epm.org/resources/2017/Apr/3/three-mechanisms-birth-control-pill/ Levonorgestrel post-fertilization effects https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5102184/
01:26:01
November 6, 2020
Interview with Justin Peters
In this episode Chris and Drew were able to interview Justin Peters while at the Cruciform Conference. We ask Justin about how his ministry began, as well as an encounter with Todd Bentley. We hope that you enjoy.
34:25
October 30, 2020
Cruciform Conference Mental Download: On The Road Edition
We hope that you were able to catch the Cruciform Conference live streams if you were not able to attend. This special episode is a mental download from our conference takeaways. It was recorded on Drew's iPhone while the guys were headed back home. You can also tell how tired Drew is.
54:48
October 26, 2020
The Worth of the Reformation
Continuing on with reformation month, this week we are talking about the worth of the reformation. The reformation had results and lessons that we can bring forward into today.
01:03:08
October 16, 2020
The Reformation of Worship
It is Reformation month! Last year, we devoted all of October to talking about the reformation. This October we are doing much of the same. In this episode, Drew and Chris discuss worship, the reformers view of worship, and how the church needs to get back to a proper view of worship.
01:13:42
October 10, 2020
Matter of Theology: It’s All About Theology
In this episode, Chris and Drew discuss why theology matters, and approaching every topic with a biblical worldview.
01:13:16
October 2, 2020
Writing for Christians
In this special episode, Chris and Drew are joined by Dave Jenkins from Servants of Grace to discuss writing.  If you have write, or have had the desire to become a writer then we want to encourage you to listen in.
01:05:38
October 2, 2020
Exposition of Colossians 2:6-10
For this episode, Drew and Chris decided it was a much needed time to sit and exposit a passage of scripture. Colossians 2:6-10 is a text that teaches us how we should walk, where our foundation is rooted, and what our focus should continually be on.
01:08:47
September 25, 2020
Biblical Parenting
If you are a parent then you know that raising children is hard. If you are not a parent, but you desire to be one... parenting is hard. However, the Bible gives us clear instruction as to how we are to raise and guide our children. To help discuss biblical parenting Chris is joined by the hardest working in man in podcasting Dawain Atkinson.
57:23
September 18, 2020
Pastoring Through the Pandemic and Riots
While the media continues to push the scare tactics of COVID-19, and protests continue to pop us; we must not ignore the fact that people within the body of Christ have lost their jobs, and some their homes. This gets down to the question of "how do we pastor our people in this time?" To assist us with this discussion, we were joined by Pastor Dr. Tom Buck.
57:29
September 11, 2020
When God Seems Far Off
Co-host Josh Lofthus wrote an encouraging message for the struggling believer. It was so moving that we asked him to record it so that we can share it to our listeners. Christian, do you ever ask, "why does God seem far off?" we want to direct you to these moving, heartfelt, and biblical words from Josh.
08:53
September 5, 2020
Biblical Discipleship
we are returning to our look at ecclesiology, the study of the church. In this episode, we are turning our focus towards discipleship. In order to help us navigate these waters that seem to go uncharted in the modern church, we asked Discipleship Pastor Virgil Walker of the Just Thinking Podcast to join us in this discussion.
01:12:32
September 4, 2020
Biblical Discipleship
We are returning to our look at Ecclesiology, the study of the church. In this episode, we are turning our focus towards discipleship. In order to help us navigate these waters that seem to go uncharted in the modern church, we asked Discipleship Pastor Virgil Walker of the Just Thinking Podcast to join us in this discussion.
01:12:32
September 4, 2020
Reparations?
In this episode, we mash up Matter of Theology with The Conversation Chronicles (our series on Facebook and YouTube) to discuss reparations and unity in Christ. With all the talk of racism, the talk of reparations is beginning to increase. How are we to handle that? We talk about a biblical view of restitution, as well as how believers are to be united in Christ.
51:17
August 28, 2020
The Pericope Adulterae and Textual Criticism
With Josh working and Chris out sick, Drew calls for help from his fellow teachers at the Cruciform Bible Institute to discuss the topic of the pericope adulterae (The Woman Caught in Adultery). In this discussion we seek to answer two questions; Does the pericope belong in the Bible? and should you preach it?
56:32
August 21, 2020
Am I An Apostate?
A question that believers often ask themselves is, "have I fallen too far from God?" We question whether our coming to salvation was genuine. In this episode, Drew and Chris seek to answer the question, "am I an apostate?" We will address what it means to fall away, as well as what it means to have an assurance of salvation.  
01:03:32
August 14, 2020
John MacArthur, Jemar Tisby, and Elders
Every once in a while you just have to go on a rant. In this episode of Matter of Theology we discuss a variety of topics. We take a look at the faithfulness of John MacArthur and Grace Community Church. We look at those who have abandoned him. We analyze biblical eldership. We also discuss a tweet by Jemar Tisby. Grace to You Articles: https://www.gty.org/library/blog/B200723/christ-not-caesar-is-head-of-the-church http://teampyro.blogspot.com/2020/08/questions-we-get-about-gcc-elders.html
01:15:55
August 7, 2020
Discussion on Hell
The topic of Hell is often neglected nowadays. People are turned away from the idea that God would actually send people to a place called Hell, so it is either glossed over or never mentioned. In this episode, we discuss the nature of Hell and why pastors must teach on Hell as it relates to the character of God.
01:01:43
July 31, 2020
Yet I, a Sinner
The great hymn writer John Newton said as he was getting old in age, "I am a great sinner, but Christ is a great savior." How do you view your sin? How do you deal with your sin? What is interesting is that while we should grieve and mourn our sin, it should also magnify the gospel. Though I be a sinner, being a sinner is a necessary qualification for receiving salvation. At the same time, our receiving salvation is by no means a license to sin.
52:13
July 24, 2020
The Conversation Chronicles: Forgiveness
If you follow Matter of Theology on Facebook, then you are aware that Drew and Chris have been doing a video series called, "The Conversation Chronicles." The idea centers around applying the Gospel to the conversation of race in our current cultural climate. This is part four in our series discussing the application of forgiveness. More so, this dialogue also dives into the role of pastors within the church. A role that is often viewed as one dimensional focusing solely upon preaching. It is our belief that this episode should be posted as one of our podcasts for those who do not follow us on social media. If you would like to see or listen to the previous three episodes, please visit our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
01:17:22
July 17, 2020
Courage
Have you ever stopped and thought whether or not you have courage? In America, the church is slowly losing courage to stand upon God's word and abandoning the foundation of scripture in order to be accepted by the culture. In this episode, Drew and Chris discuss what scripture says about having courage. They also look at men throughout church history that exemplified great courage and refused to cave to the pressure and persecution. We hope that this episode is a blessing to you.
01:05:53
July 10, 2020
Practical Atheism
The Puritan Stephen Charnock uses the phrase "practical atheism" in order to describe someone who does not deny God, but lives as though God does not exist. We can move this idea ahead to our modern day and we would call this lukewarm christianity.  In this episode, we discuss practical atheism and some causes that would guide a person down that path. It is our hope that this episode blesses you and challenges you to run to scripture, examine yourself, and see if you are living in a manner worthy of the Gospel is Jesus, or are you really a practical atheist.
01:04:27
July 3, 2020
Why Are Christians Hypocrites?
Why Are Christians Hypocrites? If you have engaged the non-believing culture to any extent, you have most likely been met with the phrase, "there are too many hypocrites in the church." Or, "why are Christians such hypocrites?" Often times this is used as a way to silence us from continuing to speak about God's Holiness, and how we who claim to be in Christ should live. But, what actually is a hypocrite, and is the church filled with them? In this episode, we discuss the definition of hypocrite and the believers justified standing before God given the two natures that are waging war within the "new man." We hope that this episode is of great benefit to you.
01:18:31
June 26, 2020
Dealing With Grief
In this episode, we ask the question, "how should the christian respond to grief?"  We hope this episode is of help to those of you who are in a time of  grieving, or will help you minister to someone who is.
01:07:16
June 19, 2020
A Biblical Inheritance
In this episode, our hosts dissect a sermon clip from Acts 29 President and Village Church Pastor Matt Chandler. In this discussion there is a ten thousand foot overview of Critical Race Theory (CRT), but most importantly the focus is on the believers inheritance.
01:28:28
June 12, 2020
Neglect of Duty
In this episode we discuss the horrific death of George Floyd. With the discussion of this topic we are engaging what happened with regard to Mr. Floyd losing his life, the reaction from the world, and how the church should respond to the situation from a biblical standpoint.
01:23:33
May 31, 2020
Judge Not
Do you constantly hear other believers throwing out the phrase, "judge not?" Do you get confused as to why in one area Jesus says not to judge, but in another He describes the type of judgement you should use?  In this episode, Drew and Chris discuss what the Bible means when it talks about judging.
47:18
May 29, 2020
Leaving The Past Behind
Do you have a problem dwelling on your past successes and failures? In this episode, we discuss what it means to leave behind that which is in the past.
45:12
May 22, 2020
A Biblical Response to an Arbery Issue
It is no secret that the Ahmoud Arbery shooting has been the center of talk both inside the church and out. However, is the church being too hasty with choosing a position before all the facts are presented? what should the biblical response be?  Join Chris, Drew, and Josh as they discuss the Ahmoud Arbery shooting and the cultural rhetoric regarding race issues and how the church should respond in this situation.
01:11:23
May 15, 2020
Biblical Counseling
In this episode Josh leads us through the differences between Biblical Counseling and Christian Counseling. You will hear the need for scripture as our foundation whenever engaging in counseling.
53:55
May 8, 2020
The Doctrine of Adoption
You will want to have your pens at the ready. There are numerous scripture references you will want to write down.  In this episode, Drew and Chris discuss the wonderful doctrine of adoption.
01:04:10
May 1, 2020
Who Are The Children of God?
Have you ever been asked, "who are the children of God?" only to be met with the reply that "everyone is a child of God." the Bible is very clear about who is and who is not a child of God.  In this episode we discuss what it means when we ask the question, "who are the children of God?"
53:44
April 24, 2020
A Study of Hebrews 1:3
This episode is from a study we started for our patreon subscribers. However, we thought that this verse was important enough to share with you.  We hope it blesses you.
01:03:30
April 17, 2020
Good Friday
In this episode, Drew and Chris discuss Good Friday and its implications for us today.
01:19:30
April 10, 2020
The Danger of Pragmatic Communion
Have you ever thought about the Lord's Supper and what it means?  In this episode, Drew and Chris discuss the Lords Supper and the dangers of pragmatic communion.  Article by Josh Buice:  http://www.deliveredbygrace.com/there-is-no-such-thing-as-virtual-lords-supper/
01:21:30
April 3, 2020
You Over God’s Commandments?
Andy Stanley is at it again. In this episode we address a comment he made in a recent sermon, "God loves you more than He loves His commandments."  We hope that you hear our hearts as we discuss this idea of God loving us more than His own commandments. Our goal is to help you to understand why this type of teaching goes against what God's word teaches.
01:07:58
March 27, 2020
Church and Covid-19
In the midst of panic in chaos, we take the time to discuss how the church is, and possibly should react to Covid-19.
01:14:48
March 20, 2020
Faithful Life Pulpit: Sufficiency of Scripture
This is the second installment of the Faithful Life Pulpit. Listen in as Chris Huff delivered a message to a youth gathering on the sufficiency of scripture.
47:23
March 16, 2020
Faithful Life Pulpit: An Introduction to Apologetics
On this first installment of the Faithful Life Pulpit we listen to a teaching on Apologetics that A.G. gave for a youth group. We hope that it blesses you.
24:56
March 13, 2020
Ecclesiology: Overview of the Church
This episode begins a once a month series on ecclesiology, or the study of the church.  In this introductory episode, our hosts give a basic overview of the function of the church.
01:12:44
March 6, 2020
Biblical Wisdom and Discernment
In this episode Chris and A.G. are joined by Dave Jenkins from Servants of Grace to discuss biblical wisdom and discernment.
55:53
February 28, 2020
Arianism Part 2: In The Church
In part 2 of our look at the heresy of Arianism, A.G. and Chris discuss how Arianism is making its way through the churches of today.
01:04:23
February 21, 2020
Arianism Part 1.
In this Episode, A.G. and Chris dive into the historical background of the Arian controversy
53:13
February 14, 2020
Church Hurt: Sola Scriptura or Sola Networka?
In this bonus episode, the guys discuss the recent removal of the Acts 29 CEO. Our hosts look at the framework of the network as well as why particular patterns keep presenting themselves.  This episode is not intended to bash anyone, but rather to show concern over certain behaviors that are present within this growing network.
56:48
February 11, 2020
You Done Messed Up A-A-Ron!
In this episode the guys discuss all the commotion that took place when NFL quarterback Aaron Rodgers appeared on Danica Patrick's podcast.  While Danica interviewed Rodgers on a variety of topics; it is his talk about faith that our hosts dive into.
49:58
February 7, 2020
Church Hurt
There are many who have been hurt by the church experience. Many of those who are hurt end up leaving the church altogether. In this episode Josh and Chris discuss their experiences with different churches and encourage you that if you have had a bad experience with a church; do not give up on the local body.
01:01:26
January 31, 2020
G3 Download
A.G. and Chris discuss G3 2020. Listen in to find out what their takeaways were.
01:07:01
January 24, 2020
How We Approach God Matters
Believers today often falls into the error of approaching God nonchalantly. We view Him as merely our buddy and forget the reverence we are to approach Him with.  In this pre-recorded episode, A.G. and Chris discuss some of the problems with approaching God in such a manner.
22:53
January 17, 2020
Between The Matters Episode 11
New Year means new episodes of Between The Matters. In this episode, learn how Josh found himself blocked from Todd Bentley's Facebook.
14:26
January 13, 2020
Todd Bentley: Never Qualified
In this episode of Matter of Theology, A.G, Chris, and Josh discuss Todd Bentley being unfit for ministry. You will want to have your bibles out as the guys walk through several passages which list the qualifications for elders and pastors. Make sure you stick around to the end for advice to young men who desire to enter into the ministry.
53:00
January 10, 2020
Romans 11 Part 7: Reckless Love Reckless Worship Revisited
Join the guys as they wrap up Romans 11 discussing the doxology at the end of the chapter. Our hosts also use this time to discuss modern worship and revisit a topic from an old episode.
50:28
January 3, 2020
Between The Matters: New Years Special
Join us as we recap our first year in existence. We talk episodes, books, and of course Trump impersonations.
39:41
January 1, 2020
Romans 11 Part 6
In this episode Chris and A.G. tackle verses 25-32 of Romans 11.
55:38
January 1, 2020
Between The Matters: Christmas Special
Join the guys as they discuss movies, music, and much more on this special Holiday episode.
40:60
December 25, 2019
Romans 11 Part 5
We are continuing in our study of Romans 11. We hope that this blesses you.
01:07:12
December 20, 2019
Bonus Episode: Bethel Deception
In this bonus episode A.G. and Chris discuss Bethel church and their attempt to resurrect from the dead, the daughter of one of their worship leaders.  We would ask that you pray for the family to heal, and that God would open their eyes and the eyes of all other followers of Bethel to the horrific, unbiblical display that has taken place.
01:03:35
December 20, 2019
Between The Matters. Episode 8
Just when you thought we had covered it all! Join A.G. and Josh on this exciting episode of Between the Matters.
25:01
December 13, 2019
Romans 11 Part 4
Moving right along in our study of Romans 11. This time, join us as we discuss verses 13-17.
49:59
December 6, 2019
Romans 11 Part 3
Continuing in our study of Romans 11, Chris and Drew look at verses 11 and 12.
01:05:35
November 29, 2019
Between The Matters. Episode 7
In this episode of Between the Matters, the guys discuss some things they are thankful for as well as other things Thanksgiving. Hope you enjoy! By the way, we are thankful for you!
29:03
November 28, 2019
Romans 11 Part 2
We are continuing in our look at Romans 11. This episode, we will discuss verses 7-10.
58:37
November 22, 2019
Romans 11 Part 1
Listen in as Chris and Drew dive into the first six verses of Romans 11 to discover the mystery about the "remnant" that God will preserve.
01:09:52
November 12, 2019
Romans 11 Introduction
As we begin our study of Romans 11, we wanted to lay the foundation and give some context. Listen in as Chris lays the ground work for our discussion of Romans 11.
34:20
November 1, 2019
The Result of the Reformation
Listen in as A.G. and Chris discuss things they have learned through the study of Reformation month, as well as the results that the Reformation brought.
01:02:43
October 31, 2019
Between The Matters. Episode 6
After recording our episode on the Legacy of the Reformation, our guest Matthew Robinson was kind enough to stick around for Between the Matters. Listen in as we talk husbands doing domestic duties poorly, the Bones Brigade, and an exclusive "heard it here first" of a project Matthew is looking to do.  Enjoy.
18:30
October 28, 2019
The Legacy of the Reformation
In this episode the guys are joined by the founder and co-director of Media Gratiae, Matthew Robinson. Listen in as they discuss the Puritans and Puritanism, and how they came out of the Reformation.
52:20
October 25, 2019
The Enemies of The Reformation
In this episode the guys talk about a few figures that opposed the reformers and discuss how that still continues today.
58:27
October 18, 2019
The First Martyrs of the Reformation
In this short biography, hear about the first martyrs of the reformation. The only information we could find on these two men were about their arrest and execution. Nevertheless, these two men exemplified great faith in the truths of the gospel.
03:09
October 15, 2019
The Expansion of The Reformation
In this episode the guys discuss some of the places that the reformation expanded to looking at a few key figures; John Calvin, William Tyndale, and John Knox.
01:36:31
October 11, 2019
Between The Matters. Episode 4
More goofy late night shenanigans by our hosts.
16:39
October 11, 2019
The Necessity of The Reformation
It is Reformation month and the guys are taking advantage of it. Listen as they discuss in the episode why it was necessary for a reformation of the church to take place.  Sources used:  Tracts and Letters Vol. 1: The Necessity of Reforming the Church, John Calvin.  The Institutes of The Christian Religion, John Calvin.  Christ's Call to Reform the Church, John MacArthur.  The Story of Christianity vol 1&2, Justo L. Gonzalez. Here I Stand, Roland Bainton
01:05:37
October 7, 2019
Romans 1, Part 5
Chris and A.G. finally finish going through Romans chapter 1.
01:14:26
September 27, 2019
Come to The Altar?
Do you or have you ever gone to a church where there is an over emphasis on the altar call? In this episode the guys look at altar calls. How do they work? What is the history? Are they necessary for the church?
01:00:24
September 25, 2019
Between The Matters. Episode 3
In this episode of between the matters the guys discuss the Union Theological Seminary "plant repentance."
10:33
September 21, 2019
Hate The Sin, Love The Sinner
In this episode, the guys discuss what it looks like to hate the sin, but love the sinner.  We hope you enjoy.
01:29:01
September 13, 2019
Between The Matters. Episode 2
On this episode of between the matters we really dig into that Popeye's v. Chic-Fil-a debate. Which do you think is better?
18:33
September 10, 2019
A Look At 1 Samuel 15
In this episode the guys are joined by Brad Weber from Theology Nights to discuss 1 Samuel 15. Grab your Bible and join them.
01:23:09
September 6, 2019
Between The Matters. Episode 1
Between The Matters is new bonus content we are putting out. If you want to know your hosts, simply listen to the discussions that take place after we are finished recording.  These are fun short discussions that basically resemble our text message conversations.  we hope you enjoy.
21:23
September 3, 2019
Mortification of Sin
A.G., Chris, and Josh sit down to discuss sin in our lives, and how we are to mortify it. The content for discussion comes from the classic work of John Owen, "Mortification of Sin."  In this episode, you also get to hear the struggles of making the quality pleasing to the ear. Some days it sounds wonderful, and others it sounds rough. However, we are working through it.
01:09:11
September 2, 2019
Are Tongues For Today?
In this episode, A.G. and Chris discuss the controversial topic of tongues being spoken in the church. Grab your bible and join them as they walk through key passages of Scripture and bring context to popular proof texts the Charismatic Movement uses to support their position.
01:29:02
August 23, 2019
The Went out From Us
In this episode we welcome Chris back to the show, and officially make Josh a co-host. We also discuss how Christians should respond and handle situations such as Josh Harris and Marty Samson.  If you hear some scratching, that is only the 5 o'clock shadow on Chris's chin scratching the Mic.  Referenced sources on the Attributes of God: The Existence and Attributes of God, By: Stephen Charnock The Attributes of God, By: A.W. Pink Sermon Audio: Attributes of God, By: Steven Lawson (Lectures
56:49
August 16, 2019
Romans 1, Part 4
No, we are not finishing Romans 1. However, we are doing some work in it. Mainly the goal is to refresh you from verses 18-25 and take a look at verses 26-27. Hope that it is a blessing to you.
16:50
August 9, 2019
Drisky Business
In this episode A.G. and Josh discuss the argumentation put forth recently by Mark Driscoll.  We want to be clear that we believe Mark is a believer in Christ, however there are concerns regarding his theological teachings.  James Whites assessment of Mark Driscoll: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z43CukIgUSE Steven Lawson's message on Calvin's Critique of the Charismatic Calvinist:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNvSJ9lkt6U&t=1275s
42:53
July 29, 2019
How To Come Out Of The Cage
A.G. and Josh discuss some practical steps that "Cage Stagers" can take to begin working their way out of the cage.
58:04
July 12, 2019
Preach The Word
In this episode, A.G. is joined by Josh Lofthus to discuss the job of a preacher/pastor in the church.  Paul charges Timothy to preach the word. Why is it today that so many "pastors" feel they need to reinvent preaching in order to fill seats?
01:04:03
May 24, 2019
Off To College, Bye Bye church
This week on Matter of Theology... A.G. is joined by special co-host Josh Lofthus from the Every Day A Monday Podcast to discuss some reasons why kids may go off to college and leave the church. They attempt to diagnose the problem while also giving practical tips you can to help prepare your kids for when they go off to college.   We hope this episode is helpful to you.  For His Glory.
01:03:23
May 17, 2019
Get Back in Your Cage
A.G.and Chris discuss the infamous "cage stage." Listen in on their thoughts about what you can do to finally move past this stage in your reformed spiritual walk.  Recommended Reading: Maturity - By: Sinclair Ferguson The Practical Implications of Calvinism - By: Albert Martin Doctrines of Graciousness - Desiringgod.org the-doctrines-of-graciousness Grace: Defined and Defended - By: Kevin DeYoung
01:06:49
May 3, 2019
Romans 1, Part 3
On this episode, the guys get a little intense when going through verses 18-25. The application to the culture is becoming more and more evident. Be prepared to open your bible and dive into Romans 1:18-25
01:13:36
April 26, 2019
Romans 1 Part 2
This is part 2 of our study through Romans 1 and the culture. In this episode we cover verses 14-17 which we believe is the heart of the book of Romans. It is said that this section, especially verse 17 was the section that converted Martin Luther. We hope this episode blesses you.
01:09:14
April 19, 2019
Romans 1 Part 1.
This episode begins a series looking at Romans 1 and the culture. However, before we can begin to dive into the culture we have to look at ourselves and do a self-examination. In Part 1 we dive into verses 1-13. Be prepared to come with an open bible.
01:09:47
April 12, 2019
Shepherds Conference Mental Download
In this episode, A.G. and Chris discuss some of the points they took away from the Shepherd's Conference 2019. All sessions, general and breakout, are available online.
01:14:51
April 5, 2019
How Should Christians View Government?
There is much debate on how Christians should approach topics regarding politics and government. In this episode, the guys look at what scripture says in how we should approach government as well as those who govern.
01:29:46
March 29, 2019
Social Justice at In-N-Out Burger
Chris and A.G. have a candid conversation at In-N-Out Burger in Los Angeles after the Q&A session at the Shepherds Conference.
33:52
March 8, 2019
Discussion on Revelation 4 and Worship
Chris and A.G. sit down to talk about what worship looks like in Revelation chapter 4, and you will also find out some books we are currently reading.
01:08:14
March 8, 2019
Tongues, Healings, and Raising The Dead pt. 1
In part 1 of this episode the guys discuss some of the charismatic gifts.  Resources:  "Strange Fire" by: John MacArthur "Defining Deception" by: Costi Hinn, Anthony Wood In order to be fair and present both sides A book representing the Charismatic perspective:  "Authentic Fire" by: Dr. Michael Brown
47:49
February 22, 2019
Christology
Chris and Nick sit down to discuss the importance of a proper Christology (proper view of Christ) and answers the question, "does it matter?" Be prepared to dive into Scripture.
59:51
February 1, 2019
Bonus Episode: Abortion and the New York Bill
A.G. Martin gives a quick bonus episode addressing abortion and the New York bill that was recently passed through the New York Senate. There is much that could be said on the topic and will be addressed on a later issue. However, This was something that needed to be addressed.
22:33
January 25, 2019
What’s Coming Up
Chris Gives you a glimpse of things that are to come with Matter of Theology. Exciting things ahead.
02:49
January 17, 2019