JD Hall


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JD Hall, pastor, dad, husband, writer, etc...


From a sermon series on worship, from John 4:1-26. Topics include worship that God rejects, true worship vs false worship, and worshipping God in Spirit and Truth. As always, you can listen at SermonAudio or iTunes, or listen by clicking below.  

Sermon: Spirit and Truth


From a short sermon series called “Worship Renewal,” taken from John 2:13-17 and the account of Jesus cleansing the temple with a whip. Topics include that of commitment, priorities, and zealotry for God. Pastor Jordan explains that there is no kind of Christianity without zealotry. As always, you can listen […]

Sermon: The Zeal Consumed Him


This message is taken from Acts 16:11-15, and is a part of the Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series. The topics covered include regeneration and God’s sovereignty over salvation, dealing with the conversion of Lydia. As always, you can listen at SermonAudio or iTunes, or click to listen below. […]

Sermon: And God Opened Her Heart



I started Wilderness Radio in early 2015 to provide a 24/7 streaming radio network promoting Reformed Baptist preaching and quality podcasts. It has been available via streaming online and in an app for various platforms, like iOS and Android. We appreciate those who have listened faithfully to VWR for years […]

Adios, Wilderness Radio


This is a sermon from the Judge Not Conference, on the topic of “judging” as taken from Matthew 7 and a systematic theology of discernment. Is discernment ministry Biblical? Is it a sin to judge? Should discernment stay within the local church? Watch and share. You can also watch and […]

Is Discernment Ministry Biblical? Video Released




This message is from Acts 15:36-41 in the Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series. The narrative is of the splitting of Paul and Barnabas over John Mark, who was right and who was wrong, and how we learn from it. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, […]

Sermon: And There Arose Sharp Division


This message is from Acts 15:19-29 and Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series. Topics include the Apostolic Jerusalem Council, legalism, expectations of perfection and Christian liberty. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, or click to listen below.      

Sermon: Idols, Blood and Sexual Immorality


Join us August 11th & 12th in Olmsted Falls OH. Register here. Rightly dividing the word of truth in a world where truth is unpopular can be a daunting task. The JudgeNot Conference purposes to help you learn why and how to rightly discern, approach and stand for the gospel […]

Judge Not Conference, August 11-12



This message is taken from Acts 15:12-17 and the Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series. In this message, topics discussed are works-righteousness, Judaizing, and Replacement Theology. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes or click to listen below.      

Sermon: Rebuild the Tent of David


From Acts 15:1-11 in the Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series, this message deals with the topics of church authority in determining doctrine, the heresy of Judaizing, and Justification by Faith through Grace alone. As always, you can listen at SermonAudio or iTunes, or click to listen to audio […]

Sermon: They Gathered the Apostles and Elders


From Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series, taken from Acts 14:19-23. Topics include the establishment of the office of elder, the organization of the church, and why God makes it so that all people – lost and saved – experience tribulation (and especiall the saved). As always, you can […]

Sermon: Through Many Tribulations



This message comes from Acts 14:8-18 and Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series. Paul and Barnabas are treated like gods in Lystra. They respond quite in contrast to their previous calmness in Iconium. Here, topics like idolatry, Roman Catholicism, false teaching, the prosperity gospel and the authentic Gospel are […]

Sermon: The gods Have Come Down


The JudgeNot Conference purposes to help you learn why and how to rightly discern, approach and stand for the gospel in a world that says, “judge not!”  A few of the topics will include understanding apologetics and evangelism presented by a powerful cabinet of apologists and teachers. You may even know […]

The Judge Not Conference


From Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series, Acts 14:1-7, Pastor Jordan focuses on the Jews of Iconium “poisoning the minds” of the Gentiles, and how the Apostles stayed longer than they might have otherwise, to counteract them. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes or click to […]

Sermon: Poisoned Their Minds




This message is from Acts 13:44-52, and deals with Paul and Barnabas’ persecution in Antioch, and their eventual leaving of the city to Iconium. Focused on in this message is the doctrine of election, in that “all who were appointed to eternal life, beleived.” As always, you can listen on […]

Sermon: All Who Were Appointed


This message comes from Acts 13:13-43 and the Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series. The message deals with Paul’s sermon to the synagogue in Antioch II, and pastor Jordan touches on the topics of preaching and hermeneutics, as taken from this passage. As always, you can listen online at […]

Sermon: That Which is Preached Every Week



From Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series, Acts 13:1-12. Please note, half of the sermon is here, and the indicative portion is not present. If you would like the sermon manuscript so you can know what the sermon contained, please email fbc.sidney@gmail.com As always, you can listen at SermonAudio […]

Sermon: Son of the Devil






This message is from the Recovering the Gospel Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Here, Jordan preaches from Romans 9 and gives a historical survey of the Non-Conformists of 17th Century England and their upholding of the Doctrines of Grace. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, or listen to […]

Sermon: Election and the Non-Conformists


From Acts of the [Only] Apostles sermon series, taken from Acts 12:20-25 and the death of Herod. As always, you can listen on SermonAudio or iTunes, or listen by clicking below.  

Sermon: Eaten by Worms



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









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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