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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


“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









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



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 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



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



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




When a church affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church rented a storefront in my small hometown in Montana, I spent several days researching and writing an in depth polemic against the sub-christian sect and shared it on my Facebook page. Nothing but a pdf of several dozen pages, the work […]

Book Review: Against Oneness Pentecostalism




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Today is International Women’s Day. Ironically, tomorrow is National Barbie Day (the two seem unrelated and their proximity unfortunate). Yesterday was National Cereal Day. Everything’s got a day, I guess. Women across the country are protesting. What they’re protesting exactly seems unclear, but they’re protesting. And they want stuff. In Iceland, the […]

An Ode to Real Women on “A Day Without Women”


Today, Jack Graham will speak at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and a group of students plan a Baptist-style soft protest to demonstrate how entitled they think they are to his church’s money. Graham is pastor of Prestonwood Baptist Church, a Dallas-area megachurch that recently voted to escrow funds ordinarily designated to […]

NOBTS and the Bernie Sanders Generation


In this episode of Polemics Report, JD discusses an advice column from a pastoral leadership website that encourages pastors to “steal” other peoples’ sermons. He then plays a clip from Nabeel Qureshi, who says he saw Jesus in a vision and was told to give his baby a sponge bath. […]

Podcast: The Baby Sponge Bath Prophecy





The following was an article by Conrad Mbewe, on his blog, A Letter from Kabwata.    The tragedy on today’s ecclesiastical landscape is the number of heretics who are thriving inside evangelicalism. They are having a field day and hardly anyone is raising a voice against them. Behind closed doors […]

Conrad Mbewe On The Field of Polemics




As you saunter into church this Lord’s Day, please do not view yourself as a passive participant in God’s worship just because you are a passive recipient of God’s grace. In today’s church, too often have we viewed worship services as a spectator’s pastime. A highly choreographed worship band sings […]

Worshiping God by Listening to the Sermon




DEFINITION: You might have heard the term, “One bitten, twice shy” (or “One burned, twice shy”). This phrase is regarding when something or someone has hurt you once, you tend to avoid that thing or person. it is something that you say which means when you have had an unpleasant experience you […]

Polemics Term: Once Wrong, Twice Angry


On this episode, JD discusses AHA protesting at Shepcon, and then explains the heresies of patripassianism and theopassianism. Then, JD discusses a Greek Orthodox sticking up for The Shack. Finally, JD answers questions about baptism, penal substitionary atonement, and if divorce is acceptable because of abuse. As always, you can […]

Podcast: AHA Protests ShepCon


On today’s program, JD answers questions about Greek Orthodoxy, how teenagers should respond to adults with crazy theology, and more. He also talks about Gungor, the CCM star’s attacks on penal substitionary atonement, and explains why Christians shouldn’t observe Lent. Then, he goes on to review a section of Leighton […]

Podcast: Leighton Flowers and Lent