The Sword & The Trowel

The Sword & The Trowel

The Sword & The Trowel is the weekly Founders Ministries podcast with Tom Ascol. New episodes drop every Tuesday.

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August 9, 2022 29 min

Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden evaluate some recent and past "Big Eva" judgements. They discuss TGC's thoughts on attending a homosexual wedding, Todd Benkert's recent appointment to a SBC Abuse Response Task Force, law of God vs. law of the land and more.

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden discuss Christian pacifism. A recent debate panel from The Gospel Coalition has sparked a lot of conversation about Christians engaging in self-defense or being pacifists. What does Scripture has to say about the sanctity and defense of life? Should Christians bear arms? Is there ever a time a lay down your life? They discuss all this and more. If this show was helpful ...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden discuss one nation under God's judgement. They look at some recent examples of the wickedness and perversion in America and discuss the transgender movement, Lia Thomas, Rachel Levine, Sam Brinton, child drag shows and more. We are under the judgment of a holy God and this is a Romans 1 moment. So how does the Church engage with a culture that is so lost? What hope ...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden discuss one of very essential marks of a healthy church: Church Discipline. They examine the difference between formative and corrective discipline, what the Bible says about how a Church must handle sin, how NOT to practice Church discipline and what Biblical, healthy, and fruitful Church discipline should look like.

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dale Partridge, President of Relearn.org and Reformation Seminary. Dale came on the show to discuss his most recent ministry project: MailtheGospel.org, which helps us share the gospel with anyone anywhere.

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Dr. Tom Nettles into the studio to talk about all things Baptist life. Dr. Nettles was a major influence in the Conservative Resurgence and has been heavily involved in Southern Baptist life for many decades. In this episode, Dr. Nettles gives his take and perspective on Baptist life today and the SBC. They discuss the SATF report, Abortion & the ERLC, Law &...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol is joined by Pastor Travis Allen. As a non-SBC pastor and with an outsiders perspective, Travis interviews Dr. Ascol and gets his thoughts on what happened at #SBC22. They talk about Saddleback church and Rick Warren, the Sexual Abuse Task Force Report, the proposed NAMB forensic audit, the SBC presidential election, the Conservative Baptist Network, the ERLC's stance on abortion and...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden do a quick overview and debrief from the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention. They share moments of encouragement from the Convention and also things that were discouraging to them.

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Ben Dunson, Editor-in-Chief of the American Reformer. They discuss the current landscape of American Evangelicalism and what issues the Church is having to face right now. Where is the growing divide and what should God-fearing Christians do about it?

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Voddie Baucham more about the Guidepost Solutions report on the Executive Committee’s response to Sexual Abuse Allegations. They talk about jurisdictional authorities - the family, the church and the state. How do those spheres apply in the issue of sexual abuse? How should the church respond when abuse happens?

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Bradley Pierce, President of Abolish Abortion Texas, Executive Director of the nonprofit Foundation to Abolish Abortion and Vice President of Heritage Defense. They discuss the recent abortion bill (813) in Louisiana, the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the SBC and their involvement in shutting down that bill. What does bring "pro-life" real...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Voddie Baucham about the upcoming Southern Baptist Convention. They discuss the recent sexual abuse task force report, how we deal with sin in the church, regenerate church membership and more.

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome guest Allie Beth Stuckey on the show to further discuss the abortion debate. They talk about the duty of Christians to engage with the culture and politics, Tim Keller, evangelical fault lines and how to courageously stand firm on the Word of God.

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about abortion. With the recent conversations about overturning Roe V. Wade and widely known Evangelical leaders like Tim Keller and the ERLC offering their perspectives on it, it's important for Christians to think about and understand this issue according to the law of God.

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about the structure of the SBC and the challenges and advantages that come from it. Then they discuss renovation that could be helpful for the SBC and local churches within the SBC.

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about what the great need is today in our churches, both in the evangelical world and the Southern Baptist Convention. Have we lost the fear of God? Are we following Christ without compromise? Do we understand the law and the gospel?

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Pastor David Schrock about his upcoming booklet called: Brothers, We Are Not Plagiarists: A Pastoral Plea to Forsake the Peddling of God’s Word (available for pre-order from Founders Press). Is pastoral plagiarism a sin? How should a pastor think about his duty in preparing a sermon and shepherding his flock?

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with John and Cindy Raquet about the motivation and heart behind their book: Purposeful and Persistent Parenting: Blessing Others, Blue-Tape Boundaries, and Other Practical Perspectives on Raising Children.

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol sits down with Mark DeVine, professor at Beeson Divinity School. They discuss DeVine's testimony, cancel culture, the conservative resurgence, the young, restless and reformed movement, and his upcoming book project with Founders Press on these issues in the SBC.

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Voddie Baucham about his willingness to run for President of the SBC Pastor's Conference. Dr. Baucham and Dr. Ascol talk about the history of their friendship, their experience in the SBC and the change they believe needs to come in the years ahead in the denomination.

 

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