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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The sermon is ending... the lights are dimmed... the inspirational music fades in... here comes your chance to commit to following Jesus. In this episode Zac and Mark discuss the biblical and theologi...
September 29, 2022
Zac and Mark take a trip down memory lane to discuss the purpose of the podcast and where we hope to take it in the future. We also recount some of our favorite conversations, including the episodes o...
September 23, 2022
Click for an INSANE episode where Zac and Mark OWN anyone who disagrees with them about the most obscure political or theological topic. On a more serious note, we'll consider how Christians should co...
September 15, 2022
Can a 7th grade student learn theology? Special guest Lucas Geiger (Youth Director at Escalon Christian Reformed Church) joins us for a conversation on teaching middle school students the doctrines of...
September 8, 2022
There is no perfect church this side of heaven. Anyone who participates in the life of a local congregation is well aware of that truth. How can a Christian still enjoy and even thrive in their local ...
September 1, 2022
In this special episode of Reformed Podmatics we (virtually) sit down with Dr. Michael Heiser to talk about his influential book The Unseen Realm.  Music by Jonathan Ogden used with permission.
August 25, 2022
Why read the Old Testament? What are the major plot points of this important section of God's Word? Music by Jonathan Ogden used with permission.
August 17, 2022
Should a Christian ever say something offensive? If someone claims to have been hurt by an idea, does that mean we have sinned? How can we tell the difference between speech that is truthful and needl...
August 9, 2022
It is an observable fact that during theological debates the progressive and traditional camps often talk past one another. In an effort to get to the essence of the disagreements within the CRC and b...
August 3, 2022
Using Carl Trueman's latest book Strange New World as a springboard, Zac and Mark discuss how Christianity offers the sure foundation that many people are seeking. Where do we find identity? Where do ...
July 27, 2022
Channeling their inner Nostradamuses, Zac and Mark predict where the CRC will go after the decisions of Synod 2022. Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan Ogden - https://amzn.to/2DTw5rj
July 15, 2022
In an effort to get to the root of the disagreements at Synod 2022, Zac and Mark converse about the theological beliefs that were on display during deliberations. Music Provided With Permission by Jon...
July 5, 2022
Synod 2022 of the Christian Reformed Church in North America has come and gone! One thing everyone agrees on is that the decisions made at this synod will have lasting consequences for years to come. ...
June 29, 2022
The most widely-discussed agenda item for Synod 2022 is the proposal to adopt the Human Sexuality Report (HSR). In this (longer) episode of Reformed Podmatics Zac and Mark discuss some of the countera...
June 2, 2022
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

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