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.

Episodes

September 26, 2023 49 mins

Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden sit down with Darrell Harrison, co-host of the Just Thinking Podcast and Director of Digital Platforms at Grace To You. Together they spend some time just thinking (and talking) about the State, the Church, Ethnicity, Theonomy and much more...

SHOW NOTES: Pre-Order: Just Thinking: About Ethnicity - https://press.founders.org/shop/just-thinking-about-ethnicity/

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about one of their favorite books, Pilgrim's Progress. Recently it was trending on Twitter and it became a great opportunity to discuss why this work from John Bunyan is helpful for the Christian life.

SHOW NOTES:

2024 National Founders Conference: Remember Jesus Christ | https://founders.org/conference/

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dusty Deevers, Pastor of Grace Reformed Baptist Church of Elgin, OK. Dusty is currently running for State Senate in Oklahoma. They discuss why Christians should be involved in politics, how a Pastor can serve in a political office and more.

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Dusty Deevers: https://www.deevers2023.com

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Pastor David Schrock back to the show to discuss his newest book - Dividing The Faithful: How a Little Book on Race Fractured a Movement Founded on Grace. David's book serves as a chapter by chapter analysis of “Divided by Faith" and today on the show, he shares a little bit of the history behind writing it and the need to address these dangerous ideologie...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Lizzie Marbach, former communications director for Ohio Right To Life. Lizzie made headlines recently when she was publicly slammed by a local Republican for sharing a Gospel message on social media. Shortly after that tweet, Lizzie was fired from her position at Ohio RTL. In this episode, she shares more of the story and also discusses some of the issues with...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Brother Phil Johnson, executive director of Grace to You. They discuss some of the Christological controversies, both in the early church and now, and they also unpack why studying the doctrine of Christ is important.

SHOW NOTES:

2024 National Founders Conference: Remember Jesus Christ | https://founders.org/conference/

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about Complementarianism, Egalitarianism and Patriarchy. They address the recent conversations around women studying theology, women teaching theology, women pastors and more. Included in this episode is also an exciting announcement regarding our 2024 National Founders Conference.

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2024 National Founders Conference: Remember Jesus Christ | https://found...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol talks with 19 year old Marcus Schroeder, street preacher and student at the Institute of Public Theology. On Saturday, July 29th, while reading Scripture and preaching at an event where drag queens were performing in front of children, Marcus was arrested. Dr. Ascol discusses with Marcus what happened that day and the importance of living out our faith in the public square.

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Dr. E.D. Burns, a longtime missionary overseas, author and theological instructor both overseas and stateside. Dr. Burns came on the show to discuss his newest book with Founders Press: Seeds and Stars: Resting in Christ for Great Commission Service.

SHOW NOTES:

Frontier Dispatch: https://frontierdispatch.net

Get 20% off Seeds and Stars with code - BURNS: https...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Travis Allen, Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Greeley, Colorado and Professor at IOPT. They discuss Pastoral ministry in the 21st century - both the challenges and the joyful wonder that comes from being in such a role. They address this trend of celebrity pastors, being consumer Christians and more.

SHOW NOTES: PRE-ORDER Life In The Body Of Christ: https://...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about children in times of gathered church worship. We have a responsibility to raise our children in the Lord, but what does that look like on a Sunday morning when they're wiggly and fussing? Tom and Graham share their perspectives both as Pastors and Fathers, and offer some challenges to the mainstream thinking about children in church.

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Carl Trueman. They discuss his IOPT course on The Rise of the Modern Self, his insights on the current evangelical world and is there a place for CRT in Christianity?

SHOW NOTES:

The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self: https://www.crossway.org/books/the-rise-and-triumph-of-the-modern-self-hcj/

Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: h...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about the recently released Amazon Prime documentary, Shiny Happy People: Duggar Family Secrets. They discuss Bill Gothard and examine some of his teachings, and try to shed some light on the narrative behind the documentary series that lumps all Biblical and conservative Christians into the Gothard camp.

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Pastor Mike Law about his Amendment to the SBC constitution regarding the office of Pastor, at the recent 2023 Southern Baptist Convention. They discuss his long journey to submitting this amendment, concerns regarding women pastors in the SBC (is REALLY an issue?) and more.

SHOW NOTES: Founders Press Sale - use code BWS25: https://press.founders.org

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden do an overview and debrief from the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention. They share moments of encouragement from the Convention, some things that were discouraging and the way forward from here.

SHOW NOTES: Founders Press Sale - use code BWS25: https://press.founders.org

Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: https://press.founders.org/fam/

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about the upcoming 2023 Southern Baptist Convention. They highlight three specific things to be aware of and praying for: the nomination of Pastor Mike Stone as SBC President, the effort by Mike Law (and 2000+ other Pastors) to amend the SBC constitution, and upholding the decision to remove Rick Warren and Saddleback Church.

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about Pride Month and how we should respond as Christian in these days of wickedness. They address the recent Ugandan law against homosexuality, the Dodgers baseball team, Ted Cruz's blasphemy, Target's catechism of our children and more.

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Uganda president signs anti-homosexuality bill: https://wng.org/sift/uganda-president-signs-anti-homosexuality-bill-...

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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?

American Reformer: https://americanreformer.org

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Dr. Voddie Baucham back on the show to discuss the current fault lines in American Evangelicalism and his recent teaching curriculum designed to help the church fight these ideologies effectively. Then they dive into some of the current debates on sphere sovereignty, *white* christian nationalism and how to engage in the public square.

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Joe Rigney. They discuss a little bit of his background and how he got to where he is now in his theology and ministry. Then they get his thoughts on Christian Nationalism, the concern of nominal Christianity, and the need for a robust public theology: Does he identify as a Christian Nationalist? What does a Protestant public theology look like? How do we ...

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