Mar. 11, 2017 “Confessional Piety” Doctrine & Devotion Conf. feat. J. Renihan & Thorn in St. Charles, IL.

Doctrine and Devotion’s first conference is happening on March 11th, 2017 in the western suburbs of Chicago. This one day event will focus on the use of confessions in the life of the Christian and the local church as it relates to faith and godliness.


  • “Why Confessions?” – Dr. Jim Renihan
  • “Confessions and Scripture” – Dr. Jim Renihan
  • “Why The 1689 Confession?” – Dr. Jim Renihan
  • “The Christian Who Confesses” – Joe Thorn
  • Q&A – Renihan + Thorn


Interview with James Renihan on Divine Impassibility [AUDIO | Doctrine & Devotion Podcast]


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In October Joe was preaching at a conference in Wellington, NZ with Dr. Jim Renihan. Jim is the Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary in Escondido, California. He is a theological beast and an author whom you need to be well acquainted with. Today, Jim talks with Joe about the possibility of a new seminary launching in Texas, the doctrine of divine Impassibility, and of course, Neil Young. Plus, Jimmy interrupts the interview from the other side of the world.

Check out Dr. Renihan and his work online on Twitter: @IRBS_1689, on Facebook, and at the IRBS website. His new book, Faith and Life for Baptists: The Documents of the London Particular Baptist Assemblies, 1689-1694 is an important work for all baptists who want a better grasp on where we came from and what our forefathers were working through in during our early days.

Also, be sure to pick up the new series through RBAP, Recovering Our Confessional Heritage. This is a series of short books on issues related to the 1689 Second London Confession.

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Interview with James White on Apologetics [AUDIO | Doctrine & Devotion Podcast]


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While was Joe was in New Zealand He interviewed Dr. James White. James is the director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. He is the author of more than twenty books, a professor, an accomplished debater, and an elder of the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church.

Before the interview starts Jimmy and Joe talk about the value of bow ties, and afterward they suggest that Dr. White is really a cyborg. During the interview Joe talks to James about apologetics, what James does and does not debate, and why he believes that the doctrine of Scripture is the most critical doctrine in maintaining orthodoxy. Plus, James pulls a “Jimmy” and plays with with phone during the interview.

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