JD Hall

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

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

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

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’

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