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Hamilton’s Flame is intended to be an Introduction to Reformed theology, piety, and practice for those who are curious about or not familiar with Reformational Christianity. Spending most of our lives in a region without an influence of Reformed and Presbyterian churches, questions come frequently regarding the nature of Reformed worship and life. We hope these discussions will provide clarity for those seeking to understand why the Reformation was of such importance. Soli Deo Gloria!
Episode #11: Ordinary Means Part Two, The Saraments 1/30/12
What is a sacrament? Should we even use that term? What does Paul mean that Christians participate in the body and blood of the Lord and proclaim his death in the bread and wine? How are we to understand the passages that speak of baptism saving us and washing away our sins? We try to answer these questions and more on episode #11 of Hamilton’s Flame.
Episode #10: Fundamentalism and the Gospel with Jesse Carr 1/12/12
We welcome Jesse Carr to the podcast on episode #10 to discuss fundamentalism, its historical context and caricatures, and how he as a fundamentalist pastor of a Reformational persuasion preaches the gospel in this context. Jesse is the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Morganton, North Carolina. You can find his musings at his blog, The Chapel Door.
Episode #9: Introduction to Biblical Counseling with Corey Lee 9/17/11
On episode nine Hamilton’s Flame welcomes Corey Lee to the podcast to discuss Biblical Counseling. If you or someone you know would like to be trained in this area, visit http://redeemerchurchbrunswick.wordpress.com/biblical-counseling/ for more information.
Episode #8: The Means of Grace (6/24/11)
The Westminster Shorter Catechism asks in question 88, What are the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicateth to us the benefits of redemption? What are these means? How is Christ given to His people? Why are they called ordinary? We seek to answer these questions and more on episode #8 of the Hamilton’s Flame podcast.
Episode #7: Calvinism FAQs (6/16/11)
On episode seven of the Hamilton’s Flame podcast, we seek to answer some of the common questions regarding the sovereignty of God, the responsibility of man, and supposed problem passages for those who embrace the doctrines of grace.
Episode #6: Introduction to the Five Points of Calvinism, Part Two
Episode #5 only got us to the letter “L” in the TULIP acrostic. We deal with the “I” and the “P” in episode #6, Irresistible Grace and the Perseverance of the Saints. Will any of those for whom Christ died ultimately be lost? The Scriptures are clear in their answer.
Because of recording issues, the common questions and dilemmas we promised to consider in light of these truths will be dealt with in the next podcast. Thanks for listening!
Episode #5: Introduction to the Five Points of Calvinism
What are the five points of Calvinism? Who was John Calvin? Are these teachings biblical? What is their significance and what is at stake with these doctrines? These are the questions we try and answer on episode five of Hamilton’s Flame.
Episode #4: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World 4/8/11
The Protestant Reformation happened nearly 500 years ago. Why did it happen and does it remain relevant for Christians today? On episode #4 we seek to set the Reformation in its historical context and examine what was at stake.
Episode #3: Christ-Centered Preaching 3/18/11
What is the central message of Scripture? From God’s dealings with Moses on Mount Sinai to Jesus with his disciples on the road to Emmaus, the Lord has proclaimed Himself to his people. This theme was continued in the Holy Spirit’s ministry through the apostles in their sermons and writings recorded for us in the New Testament. Paul, for instance, determined to know nothing among the Corinthians but “Christ and him crucified.” On episode three, the discussion centers around this topic of Christ centered preaching.
Episode #2: Reformed Worship
Has God prescribed a specific form of worship in his Word? Does it truly matter how Christians approach the Triune God? What is distinct about Reformed worship and what did the Reformation have to do with worship? On episode two, Josh and Jesse seek to answer these questions while discussing worship from Scripture and in the Reformed tradition.
Episode #1: A Journey in Grace 3/2/11
Intro and outro from Sojourn Music.
On the pilot episode of Hamilton’s Flame, Jesse Pickett shares how he came to Christ and to Reformed Christianity.