Reformed Podmatics

Welcome to Reformed Podmatics! Hosted by Pastor Mark VanDyke and Pastor Zac Dewey of Almond Valley CRC in Ripon CA, this podcast exists to promote the vibrant, biblical, and historically informed face of Reformed theology both in our context and beyond.

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Zac and Mark give a rundown of CRC history in general and take a closer look at how the denomination's current "theology of sexuality" has been developed.  Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan O...
May 26, 2022
What does it mean that delegates to Synod are members of a deliberative body? Is there a distinctly Reformed way of entering into a decision-making process? Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan ...
May 18, 2022
How should a Christian think about personality differences? In this episode we talk about strengths and weakness of being an introvert or extrovert in the church. Music Provided With Permission by Jon...
May 13, 2022
The content of Gospel preaching rightly receives much attention in churches, but what about the character of a sermon? What should the pastor's tone or mood be when sharing God's Word? Music Provided ...
May 4, 2022
Why is theological liberalism so attractive to many in western society today? What are some of the dangers of this movement? Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan Ogden - https://amzn.to/2DTw5rj
April 28, 2022
Holy Week marks the high point of the church calendar, culminating in Good Friday and Easter Sunday. In this episode we discuss differing Reformed perspectives on the observance of Holy Week and some ...
April 14, 2022
In Part 1 of a two part series we discuss how churches can fall into the trap of fundamentalism. Why is this movement so attractive? What are the dangers of this theology? Music Provided With Permissi...
April 7, 2022
WILL SMITH SLAPPED CHRIS ROCK! In our most "click-baity" episode yet, we discuss the altercation between the Fresh Prince and Marty the Zebra. Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan Ogden - https:...
March 31, 2022
How should a Christian approach his or her consumption of media? Among other issues, this episode gives special attention to the parental responsibility to discern what media a child should watch. Mus...
March 22, 2022
A general discussion on the Russia/Ukraine Conflict from a Christian perspective.  For more perspective on this complicated matter, check out "Putin's Holy War" on the Unbelievable Podcast. Music Prov...
March 18, 2022
Let's get historical! In this episode we discuss the value of knowing what the Lord has done since Jesus ascended to heaven, and why we believe every Christian (especially pastors) should employ the w...
March 8, 2022
During the past 2 weeks Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark have served the Christian Reformed Church in various ways. All this effort has us asking the question, "Are denominations a good thing?" Music Provid...
March 4, 2022
What is the source of your hope? The Bible and our Reformed forefathers point us to regard hope as a byproduct of knowing and seeking God. Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan Ogden - https://am...
February 22, 2022
Is it wrong to wrestle with God? How should a Christian respond to a friend who is wavering in their faith?  Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan Ogden - https://amzn.to/2DTw5rj 
February 16, 2022
We discuss the topic of death from pastoral, practical, and theological angles. Why do we die? What should I do when a loved one dies? How can a Christian be prepared to die? Music Provided With Permi...
February 9, 2022
A common objection to reading Reformed books or listening to podcasts like Reformed Podmatics is "Theology isn't for me." What sparked a passion for theology for Zac and Mark? Whether you prefer to le...
February 1, 2022
How should a Christian RSVP to a wedding invitation to a same-sex couple? This episode springs from a conversation Zac had with a grandparent who asked him if it is right for a Christian to attend suc...
January 25, 2022
Preachers and congregants can become allergic to certain topics, but is this a biblical development in a church? Should a pastor preach about politics, money, sexuality, or other matters that are cont...
January 20, 2022
In preparation for the national holiday celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. we discuss his contributions to American life. How can a Christian today celebrate Dr. King while also keeping your eyes ope...
January 12, 2022
"I'm not superstitious, but I am a little stitious." - Michael Scott Like Michael Scott, many Christians would consider themselves occasionally beholden to a superstitious approach to life. How does...
January 5, 2022

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