The Sword & The Trowel

The Sword & The Trowel

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

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July 27, 2021 22 min

Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore are joined on the show once again by Darrell Harrison & Virgil Walker (hosts of the Just Thinking Podcast) to talk about their upcoming book with Founders Press: Just Thinking: About The State. Is it important for Christians to tackle the difficult issue of balance between the role of government and their faith? Why is this book needed for our current culture and ...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore discuss the idea of militancy, SBC pirates, being fundamentalists, cultural drift, and the takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention - a conversation based on recent articles from Nathan Finn, David French and Thomas Kidd.

 

Nathan Finn Article | Southern Baptist Fundamentalism, Then and Now: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/evangelical-history/southern-bapt...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore address #Sermongate: the recent exposing of plagiarism done in the pulpit by Pastor Ed Litton, President of the SBC. What constitutes as plagiarism in preaching? What should biblical preaching and sermon preparation look like? How should a church respond when their pastor is in sin?

 

2022 National Founders Conference: Militant & Triumphant | https://founders.org/...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore welcome Rod Martin back on the show for "Rod Pod 4.0" where they discuss what in the world is going on in the SBC following the 2021 annual meeting. Rod, a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, offers helpful insight into the current issues and concerns.

 

2022 National Founders Conference: Militant & Triumphant | https://fo...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore dive into a full #SBC21 debrief. They discuss the "Be It Resolved" Founders Conference, what happened with Resolution 9, the election of our new SBC President Ed Litton, the leaked letters from Russell Moore, sexual abuse allegations and why on earth anyone should stay in the SBC.

 

The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org/

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore sat down with Pastor Conrad Mbewe in the Founders studio to hear his testimony of salvation and how he became the "Spurgeon of Africa". He shares the heart and history behind the African Christian University and the importance of training Christians in the Word.

 

Dear Timothy SALE: https://press.founders.org/shop/dear-timothy-revised-edition/

African Christi...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore discuss the upcoming 2021 Southern Baptist Convention. They dive into the Resolution on the Incompatibility of Critical Race Theory & Intersectionality with the BFM that has been submitted for #SBC21. Should Resolution 9 be rescinded? Should this new resolution be passed? What does the future hold in the SBC? How do leaders faithfully shepherd in these days?

 

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore discuss The Institute of Public Theology. They share the history of how IOPT came to be, why it was created and the vision for the days and years ahead. All of life and all of pastoral ministry is theological and all theology is for all of life. IOPT aims to train a coming generation of pastors and Christians to know the times, preach the Word, believe the Word, and d...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore talk with Pastor James Coates after his release from prison, where he was placed after refusing to comply with the Canadian government's COVID-19 guidelines his church. They discuss the state of Grace Life Church, what it was like for Pastor Coates in jail, how to pray for the church - which now has chain fences placed around it, and the importance of strong theol...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore welcome Mike Stone, Georgia pastor and 2021 Southern Baptist Convention presidential nominee, on to the show. They discuss the current state of the SBC, the vision for the days ahead and the need for biblical resolve in SBC churches and entities.

Be It Resolved | SBC21 Founders Conference: https://founders.org/sbc21/

Connect with Pastor Mike Stone: https://pastormike...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore welcome Voddie Baucham on the show for his first interview since his recent medical procedures. Dr. Baucham shares an update on his health, and discusses the recent launch of his bestselling book, Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism's Looming Catastrophe. They dive into the importance of Voddie's book, discuss Resolution 9 and the SBC, ...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore are joined in the studio by Dr. Joe Boot, cultural apologist/philosopher and pastor in Canada. They dive deep into church lock-downs, religious freedom, social justice, the doctrine of pietism and the Lordship of Christ.

Ezra Institute: https://www.ezrainstitute.ca/

Worldview Wednesday Podcast: https://www.ezrainstitute.ca/resource-library/podcast/

Mission of God | ...

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Today on The Sword & The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore address the recent verdict and conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. How should Christians process this, both emotionally and spiritually? What are Biblical principles to consider as we think about justice, murder and gospel application in this case?

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Derek Chauvin guilty in death of George Floyd: https://www.cnn.com/us/liv...

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Today on The Sword & The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore unpack the argument made by some that critical race theory and intersectionality are merely a "distraction" from gospel work for Christians. Is it important for pastors and churches to address these ideologies? Do these conversations disrupt the church's great commission efforts?

 

David French Tweet: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench/status/1383611635667...

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Today on The Sword & The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore talk with Rod Dreher, senior editor at The American Conservative and New York Times best selling author. They discuss Dreher's most recent book: Live Not By Lies and the soft totalitarianism, comfortable Christianity, erosion of freedoms and new religion we see on the rise in America.

 

Rod Dreher: https://www.theamericanconservative.com/author/rod-dreher/

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Today on The Sword & The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore talk with Dr. Everett Piper, best selling author and former president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University. They discuss the snowflake rebellion and post modern mindset that is becoming increasingly prevalent in our culture today, especially in our colleges and universities.

Dr. Everett Piper: https://dreverettpiper.com/

Grow Up! Life Isn't Safe, but It's Good: ...

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Today on The Sword & The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore discuss the godless ideologies that seem to be creeping into our educational system. They address the recent announcement from The Association of Christian Schools International on their new partnership with UnifEd and the emphasis on diversity, inclusion and racial reconciliation. They also discuss Danny Akin's appeal for white evangelicals to give up power in ...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore talk about our current season of political instability, civil unrest, governmental overreach, godless ideologies in our churches and the question that many Christians are facing of "to move or not to move"? When is it right to leave a church, job or city? What are biblical principles to apply when navigating these decisions?

The Institute of Public Theology: w...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore talk about vaccines and applying biblical and theological wisdom to the COVID-19 vaccine specifically. Do Christians have a moral and biblical obligation to take the vaccine? What does loving your neighbor mean? How do we apply the doctrine of law and gospel to vaccines?

 

The Spiritual Problem at the Heart of Christian Vaccine Refusal | David French: https://frenchpr...

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Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore talk about the Equality Act and the ideologies driving it. They discuss into the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, the courage of Representative Greg Steube, liberty of conscience and the lie of autonomy in God's world.

The Equality Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/5

National Review: A Liberal Law Professor Explains Why the Equality A...

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