216 episodes

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

The Sword & The Trowel Founders Ministries

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

    TS&TT: Mark Coppenger | History and Future of the Southern Baptist Convention

    TS&TT: Mark Coppenger | History and Future of the Southern Baptist Convention

    Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol sits down with special guest, Dr. Mark Coppenger to talk about IOPT, his history in philosophy, calling to pastoral ministry, working in the Southern Baptist Convention and the future of the SBC.
     
    #WieldTheSword: Aesthetics | Mark Coppenger: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz8HEJXB9s8&t=628s
    A Call to Action for Southern Baptist Pastors - Tom Ascol article | https://founders.org/2022/01/05/a-call-to-action-for-southern-baptist-pastors/
    My Endorsement for SBC President - Heath Lambert article | https://fbcjax.com/my-endorsement-for-sbc-president/
    The 2021 Southern Baptist Convention: What Just Happened? - Tom Ascol article | https://founders.org/2021/06/17/the-2021-southern-baptist-convention-what-just-happened/
    2022 National Founders Conference Livestream: https://press.founders.org/armory/2022-conference-livestream/
    Shop the Founders Press Store: https://press.founders.org/
    Become a part of the F.A.M. https://press.founders.org/fam/
    The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org/
    Wield The Sword: https://founders.org/wieldthesword/
     
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    • 32 min
    TS&TT: A Call to Action for Southern Baptist Pastors - Staying Long in the Fight

    TS&TT: A Call to Action for Southern Baptist Pastors - Staying Long in the Fight

    Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden discuss life in the Southern Baptist Convention. Founders was born out of concern for the SBC and we're still very much invested in what's going on there. With all the decline we see, why should churches stay in the SBC? Is there still reason to continue to fight for the health of our institutions and agencies? Or is it too far gone?
     
    A Call to Action for Southern Baptist Pastors - Tom Ascol article | https://founders.org/2022/01/05/a-call-to-action-for-southern-baptist-pastors/
    My Endorsement for SBC President - Heath Lambert article | https://fbcjax.com/my-endorsement-for-sbc-president/
    Ed Litton, Southern Baptist Leaders, and Judgment Day Honesty: A Call for Accountability and Action by Southern Baptist Churches - Tom Ascol article | https://founders.org/2021/09/08/ed-litton-southern-baptist-leaders-and-judgment-day-honesty-a-call-for-accountability-and-action-by-southern-baptist-churches/
    The 2021 Southern Baptist Convention: What Just Happened? - Tom Ascol article | https://founders.org/2021/06/17/the-2021-southern-baptist-convention-what-just-happened/
    2022 National Founders Conference Livestream: https://press.founders.org/armory/2022-conference-livestream/
    Shop the Founders Press Store: https://press.founders.org/
    Become a part of the F.A.M. https://press.founders.org/fam/
    The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org/
    Wield The Sword: https://founders.org/wieldthesword/
     
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    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/
     
    All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.

    • 30 min
    TS&TT: Samuel Sey | Forced Diversity, CRT and Sinful Partiality in the Evangelical Church

    TS&TT: Samuel Sey | Forced Diversity, CRT and Sinful Partiality in the Evangelical Church

    Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Canadian blogger Samuel Sey (Slow to Write). They discuss Samuel's personal testimony and how he came to write about racial, cultural, and political issues. They unpack the impact Critical Race Theory is having in Evangelical churches today, forced diversity and how it undermines the gospel, Bill C-4 in Canada and more.
     
    Slow to Write Blog: https://slowtowrite.com/
    2022 National Founders Conference: Militant & Triumphant | https://founders.org/2022conference/
    Shop the Founders Press Store: https://press.founders.org/
    Become a part of the F.A.M. https://press.founders.org/fam/
    The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org/
    WATCH NOW: Founders Cinedoc: By What Standard? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFHfa0s1XLM
    Wield The Sword: https://founders.org/wieldthesword/
     
    Follow Founders Ministries:
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    All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.

    • 36 min
    TS&TT: Bill C-4 & The Criminalization of Evangelism in Canada | Michael Thiessen & Andrew DeBartolo

    TS&TT: Bill C-4 & The Criminalization of Evangelism in Canada | Michael Thiessen & Andrew DeBartolo

    Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Canadian pastors, Michael Thiessen, Pastor of Christ the King Fellowship & Andrew DeBartolo, Pastor of Encounter Church. They discuss Bill C-4, a bill that will amend the Criminal Code in Canada on January 8th to ban conversion therapy, and in turn, contribute to criminalization of evangelism in Canada.
     
    2022 National Founders Conference: Militant & Triumphant | https://founders.org/2022conference/
    The Niagara Declaration: https://www.niagaradeclaration.ca
    The Liberty Coalition: https://www.libertycoalitioncanada.com
    A Stand on Biblical Sexual Morality | John MacArthur: https://www.gracechurch.org/news/posts/2307
    Table Talk with Tom: https://press.founders.org/armory/table-talk-with-tom-january-2022/
    The Law and the Gospel Book: https://press.founders.org/shop/the-law-and-the-gospel/
    Become a part of the F.A.M. https://press.founders.org/fam/
    The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org/
    WATCH NOW: Founders Cinedoc: By What Standard? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFHfa0s1XLM Wield The Sword: https://founders.org/wieldthesword/
     
    Follow Founders Ministries:
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    All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.

    • 42 min
    TS&TT: Delano Squires | Why Black Men Must Lead the Battle in Saving the Nuclear Family

    TS&TT: Delano Squires | Why Black Men Must Lead the Battle in Saving the Nuclear Family

    Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Delano Squires, contributor for The Blaze, on the show. They discuss the impact of growing up in a christian home and the importance of the nuclear family. They discuss the war that is being waged by Black Lives Matter, RadFerns and others on the nuclear family in the black community. How do we fight back with Gospel truth? How do we have these conversations as Christians?
     
    Black men in my generation must lead the battle against RadFems, BLM, and the groups out to destroy the nuclear family: https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/squires-black-men-in-my-generation-must-lead-the-battle-against-radfems-blm-and-the-groups-out-to-destroy-the-nuclear-family
    2022 National Founders Conference: Militant & Triumphant | https://founders.org/2022conference/
    Read Delano's work: https://www.theblaze.com/u/delano_squires
    Truth and Grace (TAG) Memory Books: 3 Book SET: https://press.founders.org/shop/truth-and-grace-tag-memory-books-3-book-set/
    Become a part of the F.A.M. https://press.founders.org/fam/
    The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org/
    WATCH NOW: Founders Cinedoc: By What Standard? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFHfa0s1XLM
    Wield The Sword: https://founders.org/wieldthesword/
     
    Follow Founders Ministries:
    Website: https://founders.org
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/
     
    All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.

    • 36 min
    TS&TT: Christmas for the Hurting: Finding Glory in the Darkest Place

    TS&TT: Christmas for the Hurting: Finding Glory in the Darkest Place

    Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about Christmas and the season of rejoicing and fellowship that we're in. And yet, Christmas is not always a bright time for everyone. How do we handle real sorrow and grief in the holiday season? What hope does the incarnation offer to hurting hearts?
     
    Glory in the Darkest Place (© 2016 Sovereign Grace Praise): https://sovereigngracemusic.org/music/songs/glory-in-the-darkest-place/
    Reason for the Season: https://press.founders.org/shop/reason-for-the-season/
    2022 National Founders Conference: Militant & Triumphant | https://founders.org/2022conference/
    Become a part of the F.A.M. https://press.founders.org/fam/
    The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org/
    WATCH NOW: Founders Cinedoc: By What Standard? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFHfa0s1XLM
    Wield The Sword: https://founders.org/wieldthesword/
     
    Follow Founders Ministries:
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    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/
     
    All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

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Great show

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I really appreciate these men and their boldness with God’s truth. They do not shy away from controversial topics that are harming churches. My wife and I have been so blessed by this podcast.

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