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Toph and Jed discuss theology, masculinity, the church, news, culture, and much more. Our goal is to encourage and equip busy believers to become committed and competent disciples of Christ in every area of life.

By the Way Toph & Jed (Termon Media)

    • Christianity

Toph and Jed discuss theology, masculinity, the church, news, culture, and much more. Our goal is to encourage and equip busy believers to become committed and competent disciples of Christ in every area of life.

    The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength [election reflections]

    The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength [election reflections]

    As we watch the mayhem of the election process unfold, and, in many ways,  get more tangled as we go, we’re all wondering what’s going to happen and, more importantly, how we are to respond. What are we to do?

    Toph offers some practical suggestions in today's episode.

    That cool song, "Trouble" (used with permission), is from "The Chosen"—which you really should watch!

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share the podcast!

    Our aim is to encourage, exhort, and equip busy believers to become committed and competent disciples of Christ in every area of life.

    Support us at patreon.com/termonmedia

    Thanks for listening, and Godspeed!

    • 12 min
    Must the Church be Assembled to be the Church?

    Must the Church be Assembled to be the Church?

    Does the church stop being the church if it's not gathered? We tackle that question in today's episode.

    Here are some important resources for you to learn more:
    https://www.deliveredbygrace.com/why-we-are-not-calling-our-livestream-virtual-church/
    https://religiousaffections.org/articles/articles-on-church/why-we-wont-livestream-during-lockdown-though-we-could/
    https://religiousaffections.org/articles/articles-on-church/wrong-responses-to-a-loss-of-corporate-worship/
    https://religiousaffections.org/articles/in-the-nick-of-time/digital-church-drive-in-church-what-should-we-think/
    https://tavernhall.wordpress.com/2020/04/01/what-about-these-communion-alternatives/
    https://www.gty.org/library/blog/B200723

    That cool song, "Trouble" (used with permission), is from "The Chosen"—which you really should watch!

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share the podcast!

    Our aim is to encourage, exhort, and equip busy believers to become  committed and competent disciples of Christ in every area of life.

    Support us at patreon.com/termonmedia

    Thanks for listening, and Godspeed!

    • 16 min
    A Quick Follow-up on the Conscience

    A Quick Follow-up on the Conscience

    We cut this piece out of our last episode, on the 2020 Election (which you really should listen to), but thought it was worth making into its own bonus episode—enjoy!

    That cool song, "Trouble" (used with permission), is from "The Chosen"—which you really should watch!

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share the podcast!

    Our aim is to encourage, exhort, and equip busy believers to become committed and competent disciples of Christ in every area of life.

    Support us at patreon.com/termonmedia

    Thanks for listening, and Godspeed!

    • 4 min
    2020 Election

    2020 Election

    In this episode, we share some thoughts about the 2020 election, Piper's infamous article, the role of the conscience in voting, the responsibility of the Christian in voting, and a common fallacy when it comes to the nature of the gospel and discipleship.

    Here is Piper's article — https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/policies-persons-and-paths-to-ruin

    Here are some excellent responses to Piper:
    https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/john-piper-me-and-the-cool-shame-election.html
    https://dougwils.com/books-and-culture/s7-engaging-the-culture/a-second-round-on-john-piper-me-and-the-cool-shame-election.html
    https://www.christianpost.com/voice/a-response-to-my-friend-john-piper-about-voting-for-trump.html
    https://americanvision.org/24777/my-response-to-john-pipers-paths-to-ruin-article/
    https://albertmohler.com/2020/10/26/christians-conscience-and-the-looming-2020-election

    Here's an excellent article from Grudem on voting for Trump's policies — https://townhall.com/columnists/waynegrudem/2016/10/19/if-you-dont-like-either-candidate-then-vote-for-trumps-policies-n2234187

    Josh Buice explains why he, a never-trumper in 2016, voted wholeheartedly for Trump in 2020 — https://www.deliveredbygrace.com/confessions-of-a-nevertrump-christian-pastor-and-why-i-will-be-voting-for-donald-trump/

    This article talks more about voting as a way of loving our neighbor — https://religiousaffections.org/articles/articles-on-culture/vote-so-as-to-obey-the-second-greatest-commandment/

    To understand the importance of the electoral college:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6s7jB6-GoU
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXnjGD7j2B0
    https://thefederalist.com/2016/09/16/the-electoral-college-still-makes-sense-because-were-not-a-democracy/

    Here are some good resources you should know about to help you stay up to date on what's going on in the church and world, and to view it through a biblical lens:
    https://crosspolitic.com/
    https://dougwils.com/
    https://founders.org/
    https://ezrapress.ca/collections/all

    That cool song, "Trouble" (used with permission), is from "The Chosen"—which you really should watch!

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share the podcast!

    Our aim is to encourage, exhort, and equip busy believers to become committed and competent disciples of Christ in every area of life.

    Support us at patreon.com/termonmedia

    Thanks for listening, and Godspeed!

    • 1 hr
    C.R. Wiley On Tap

    C.R. Wiley On Tap

    We recently had the honor and delight of sitting down with Pastor C.R. Wiley and having a casual conversation around an iPad (hence all the background, and sometimes foreground, noise). 

    Wiley's books on the productive household are top of the bag, and really should be required reading for every Christian man:

    Man of the House: How to Build a Shelter That Lasts in a World That is Falling Apart — .

    The Household and the War for the Cosmos — https://amzn.to/2QotIPN.

    Here's the podcast episode we mentioned wherein we discuss the benefits of technology (that Aristotle anticipated), and how Christians should view their smart devices — https://anchor.fm/termon/episodes/How-Should-Christians-Think-About-Smart-Devices--parts-1-and-2-e8oosr.

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share the podcast!

    Our aim is to encourage, exhort, and equip busy believers to become committed and competent disciples of Christ in every area of life.

    Support us at patreon.com/termonmedia.

    Thanks for listening, and Godspeed!

    • 45 min
    Is Retirement Unbiblical?

    Is Retirement Unbiblical?

    Is retirement biblical? It's often assumed that retirement is not an option for Christians. But that depends a lot on how you define retirement, and what you plan to do in retirement.

    This article talks about the problems with traditional retirement planning — https://www.richdad.com/prepare-for-retirement.

    Here's a pretty good article on retirement from Crown Financial Ministries — https://www.crown.org/blog/what-does-the-bible-say-about-retirement-2/.

    Here are a couple of helpful articles on the biblical idea of leaving an inheritance to your children — https://resourcesfordeacons.com/departments/inheritance/.

    For overall financial philosophy, we recommend a mixture of (in this order): Gary North, Robert Kiyosaki, and Dave Ramsey. 

    And we must again recommend C.R. Wiley's book, Man of the House: A Handbook for Building a Shelter That Will Last in a World That is Falling Apart — https://amzn.to/3aFruVz.

    Here is the Rachel Jankovic book we mentioned—a must-read for ladies—https://amzn.to/2Q9XnvZ. Her Facebook page is really worth following as well—https://www.facebook.com/racheljankovic.

    That cool song, Trouble (used with permission), is from "The Chosen," on VidAngel, which you really should watch!

    Don't forget to subscribe, rate, and share the podcast!

    Our aim is to encourage, exhort, and equip busy believers to become committed and competent disciples of Christ in every area of life. 

    Support us at patreon.com/termonmedia.

    Thanks for listening, and Godspeed!

    • 22 min

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