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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Clive Staples Lewis is often regarded as the greatest apologist for the Christian faith during the 20th Century. Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark give a snapshot of his life and work. Music Provided With Pe...
September 14, 2021
Following up on Jesus and John Wayne and responding to the popular podcast The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill, Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark ask how Christians are called to relationships defined by grace an...
September 7, 2021
Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation is a best-selling book by Kristin Kobes Du Mez, Professor of History and Gender Studies at Calvin University. In t...
August 31, 2021
"The Bible isn't as clear as you think it is!" This proclamation is common among skeptics, and increasingly popular among people (even ministers) in the church. In this episode Pastor Zac and Pastor M...
August 24, 2021
One of the "gotcha" questions in conversations about the Bible is, "Do you read the Bible literally?" Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark explore the question from a Reformed perspective. Music Provided With P...
August 17, 2021
In the wake of the "Young, Restless, and Reformed" movement of the early 2000s, what is the status of Calvinism in America today? Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark take a look at previous events and present ...
August 10, 2021
In this new series on Reformed Podmatics we'll venture through Church history and learn more about the "great cloud of witnesses" that surrounds us today. This episode gives a basic introduction to He...
August 3, 2021
How can we best offer feedback, both positive and critical, to people in church? Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark give examples of how encouragement and criticism has gone well and how it has been unhelpful...
July 27, 2021
Why should beauty matter to Christians? What place do art, architecture, music, films, and literature have in how we celebrate God's glory? Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan Ogden - https://a...
July 22, 2021
Over the past few months Critical Race Theory has been much-discussed but often misunderstood. What should a Christian make of this movement? Is it compatible with a biblical worldview? Music Provided...
July 8, 2021
While the topic of modesty has faded a bit in prevalence among evangelicals, there is still much confusion about the matter. What does the Bible say about modesty? Is this only a "women's issue?" Addi...
June 29, 2021
Why are so many Reformed pastors argumentative and suspicious of any idea that differs slightly from their established doctrines? In this episode of Reformed Podmatics Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark addre...
June 22, 2021
We're going there! Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark discuss differing beliefs about women's ordination.  Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan Ogden - https://amzn.to/2DTw5rj  
June 15, 2021
What are the ingredients of a good sermon? This episode of Reformed Podmatics will prompt listeners to evaluate the quality of a sermon with more criteria than "How did it make me feel?" Music Provide...
June 8, 2021
One trait of Reformed churches that many evangelicals find peculiar is our dedication to Christian day school education. Special guest Joe Venema, principal of the upper school (middle school and high...
June 1, 2021
One of the most influential trends within Christianity over the past 30 years has been the charismatic movement. Charismatic leaders have impacted beliefs on worship, music, evangelism, theology, and ...
May 25, 2021
What should a Reformed Christian make of the Roman Catholic Church? This question originated in the Reformation and continues to this day. Music Provided With Permission by Jonathan Ogden - https://am...
May 18, 2021
What are some of the more theologically or philosophically substantial arguments against the Christian faith? Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark share their thoughts on how a wise, faithful Christian can resp...
May 11, 2021
As western culture moves further into a "post-Christian" era, there will be various arguments made against our faith. Some arguments are better than others. In this episode Pastor Zac and Pastor Mark ...
May 5, 2021
What are some distinctive traits of Reformed youth ministry? Today we welcome special guest, Pastor Patrick Anthony, to Reformed Podmatics for a discussion on the purpose and goal of youth group. Musi...
April 27, 2021

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