JD Hall


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On this episode of Polemics Report, JD plays a very excellent polemical review of the work of Tim Keller, who is a problematic leader in so-called “New Calvinism,” from the Semper Reformanda podcast and Tim Shaughnessy. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, or click to listen below. […]

Podcast: Concerns with Tim Keller


In this epsiode, JD plays part two of his conversation with Len Pettis. Topics including rounding out Eastern Orthodoxy, the importance and necessity of controversy, and his side of the conversation with Rich Pierce of AoMin. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, or click to listen below. […]

Podcast: More Convo with Len Pettis, Rich Pierce


Facutly at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary posed for the above photo, and Twitter has had a collective heart attack. Audible gasps could be heard around the world, as these faculty members apparently didn’t see the outrage as a predictable inevitability, and it was unwisely posted without an, ahem, trigger warning. […]

Five Things At SWBTS More Offensive Than This Photo



On this episode, JD briefly discusses the dust-up with AoMin, and gives instructions to the pulpiteers and ministry supporters about how they are to respond. Then, he plays his conversation with Len Pettis regarding Rod Dreher and Greek Orthodoxy. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, or click […]

Podcast: Len Pettis, Reviling, And More


From the Acts of the [Only] Apostles Sermon Series, this sermon is taken from Acts 12:7-19 and focuses on the release of Peter from prison. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, or click to listen below.

Sermon: Persecution and Prayer




“Leighton Flowers was just talking about you on the Council of Google Plus,” I was told last night while playing with my wild children, who were acting more wild than normal (and I loved it). My response was a simple, “It’s another day that ends in Y.” I had no […]

A Kind Response to Tom Buck






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You’re a polemicist? But that means “argumentative.” And pastor’s aren’t supposed to be argumentative. Sigh. The modern evangelical pastor is perceived as a fleshly version of Reverend Lovejoy and Ned Flanders rolled into one limp-wristed, pusillanimous invertebrate. We, speaking as a fellow pastor, have become the very reeds shaking in […]

A Pastor and a Polemicist?


An evangelical’s favorite Roman Catholic probably depends upon their political orientation. The Marxists have Pope Francis. Conservatives have our underdog mascot on the right, Matt Walsh. The latter has recently authored a book, The Unholy Trinity, and it’s every bit as colorful as it is insightful. The Unholy Trinity: Blocking […]

Book Review: The Unholy Trinity







This message is from Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermons series, as taken from Acts 12:1-5 and the death of James and imprisonment of Peter at the hands of Herod Antipas. Pastor Jordan explains why it “pleased the crowd” to do these violent deeds. As always, you can listen on […]

Sermon: Laid Violent Hands







On today’s episode of Polemics Report, JD discusses a new polemics term, an article from Charisma Mag about Satan invading worship music (which simultaneously promotes IHOP), and explains the Regulative Principle of worship. Then, JD answers sincere questions about complementarianism, head-coverings, and how to know when a child is ready […]

Podcast: How to Be a Theologian without Seminary



A sermon from Acts 11, on the prophesy of Agabus and the giving of the Antioch Church. This message explains what constitutes Biblical, New Testament giving. The tithe, as a principle, is reinforced. As always, you can listen SermonAudio or iTunes, or click to listen below.  

Sermon: New Testament Giving



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Why do cats purr? Why do we wait until night to ‘call it day’? Why is Donald Trump’s skin orange? Why does Village Church ask an anti-complementarian, self-pronounced feminist English professor and animal rights activist (who says that abortion isn’t murder) questions relating to Christian ethics and firearm ownership? These are questions without good answers, […]

Village Church, Karen Swallow Prior, Say Guns Aren’t for Bad Neighborhoods



Feeling better about yourself by trying to get others to do something you should be doing actually has a name. In the polemics realm it is called “Vicarious Sanctification.” Etymology The term utilizes the term “vicarious” which means “in the place of,” a term that is often used to describe […]

Polemics Term: Vicarious Sanctification


In today’s experience-oriented, purpose-driven, emotion-laden evangelicalism, much polemical work remains to be done in the realm of proskyneology; a theology of worship. So much of theological Downgrade is done through worship, because worship is not rightly understood. As with all polemics terms, they are created in order to take mastery […]

Polemics Term: Proskyneology


Part of polemics is understanding what is proper theology and what is not. In fact, that’s most of polemics, and combined with “destroying lofty arguments and every opinion raised against the [true] knowledge of God” (2 Corinthians 10:5), is the whole sum of polemics. Therefore, it would behoove the polemicist […]

The Regulative Principle for Dummies



On today’s program, JD talks about charismatic astral projection, answers sincere questions about the Campbellites, Landmarkism, the difference between Campbellites and Lutherans when it comes to baptismal regeneration, a suggested polemics term of “Vicarious Sanctification,” and then talks about Jory Micah starting a ‘church.’ Finally, JD discusses a good article […]

Podcast: Jory Micah Starts a ‘Church’


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There is little difference between the modern Charismatic Movement and the Occult. One of the latest charismatic fads demonstrate this reality. “Christian Spiritual Travel” is a concept being popularized by various segments of Charismania. It is not uncommon to hear Charismatic teachers talk about their out-of-body experiences in which they […]

Charismatic Astral Projection and Soul Travel




In today’s program, JD covers the polemics term, “Seeker Sensual,” plays a clip from Paul Washer about why he doesn’t use the term “we” in his preaching, answers sincere questions with Biblical answers, and covers other topics. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio, iTunes, or click below.  

Podcast: Paul Washer is Pointing at You


SEEKER SENSITIVE Led by Bill Hybels and Willow Creek Community Church, the “Seeker Friendly Movement” developed as a means to help churches reach people not ordinarily inclined to religion. The concept is that there are “seekers” who are looking for something, and that their pursuit for that “something” than be […]

Polemics Term: Seeker Sensual


A stand-alone message as the first part of a Youth Intensive on the topic of “Living Spiritually Straight in a Crooked Culture.” As always, you can listen on Sermon Audio, iTunes or by clicking below.

Sermon: Come Out of Her




On today’s episode of Polemics Report, JD talks about an article at Charisma Mag about “the Bible Code” and JD logs online to try out the Bible Code for himself, and finds some surprising messages there (let’s just say it involves Bigfoot and Jesus). He also discusses an article by […]

Podcast: The Bible Code- Bigfoot and Jesus


On this special episode, JD plays a sermon from the Patron Saint of Polemics, Phil Johnson, from ShepCon2017 in which he covers Galatians and more than lightly touches on the topic of Polemics. Please listen. JD is on the road today, doing pastor stuff. As always, you can listen on […]

Special Episode: Phil Johnson



A bar owner was a practicing homosexual and anti-Christian in his sentiments. A number of prostitutes got saved and decided the best way to save him was to make him a cake and “anoint it.” “It was an anointed cake. The power of God hit him while he was eating […]

Anointed Cake Saves Man From Gayness





On this episode of Polemics Report, JD gives indisputable proof from leaked bylaws that AHA™ is a legally-constituted organization. Then, he answers several sincere questions about church stuff, talks about Homeschool, and explains from a message, “What is a Christian?” As always, you can listen on SermonAudio, iTunes or listen […]

Podcast: AHA™ & What is a Christian?


It is not uncommon for a polemics website or publication to post an article that is characterized as a “Hit Piece” by those who don’t like the article. Clarifying what is and is not a “Hit Piece” is important. WHAT IS A “HIT PIECE”? A Hit Piece, according to Urban […]

Polemics Term: Hit Piece




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WHAT IS CULTURAL MARXISM The term Cultural Marxism, which is also known as multiculturalism (although the latter term has various meanings and implications), is a philosophy that is perhaps as old as 1919. According to William S. Lind, Cultural Marxism came into thought when the classical Marxist scheme did not […]

Polemics Term: Cultural Marxism



On today’s program, JD discusses numerous topics, including the Russell Moore and Frank Page “unity meeting,” some sincere questions about the LCMS and whether one should attend a baptism at a Vineyard Church. JD also discusses peculiar translation changes made in the Christian Standard Bible, and then plays a clip […]

Podcast: Downgrade in the Christian Standard Bible



This Friday, revelers from across the western world will gather with their Irish friends, clad in green, to celebrate the “Patron Saint” of Ireland. Wherever the Irish diaspora can be found, you’ll be able to smell the wafting odor of corned beef, Guinness beer and hear the sound of raucous […]

Reclaiming Patrick for Protestants





This is a special episode of Polemics Report, audio from Ian Murray at Shepherd’s Conference 2001 discussing his book, Evangelicalism Divided. If you want to better understand the Modern Day Downgrade, listen to this message. This wouldn’t be a special episode if JD didn’t think it would be very helpful […]

Special Episode: Iain Murray on Modern Evangelicalism


On today’s program, JD explains why Russ Moore won’t get fired and what’s really going on there. He then reads a sincere email and defends a statement he made about whether or not we should consider those outside the local church to be Christians. Then, JD plays a new imprecatory […]

Podcast: A New Imprecatory Rant from AHA