Gene Cook Jr. is back to podcasting as BJJ MO5E5 [AUDIO]

Throughout the years we have received questions asking about what happened to Gene Cook Jr. and his Internet radio show The Narrow Mind. Particularly after we interviewed him on episode #11 of our podcast:


We did get a little more Narrow Mind podcasts after the interviews but it quickly disappeared again.

We have just received word from him that he is back to podcasting (and more) over at Apparently he’s been pretty busy with Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ):

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When I asked him about this new podcast of his he responded:

bjjmosesThe audio podcast consists of two topics, “Grappling with the Mind” and “Grappling with the Soul”.

“Grappling with the Mind” has to do with challenging the Christian and the non-Christian in the area of thinking.

The “Grappling with the Soul” is more devotional content that is more designed to do what the Puritan’s called “heart work”.

There is also a video category “Grappling with the Body” but the videos are BJJ Techniques for senior athletes. It will all make sense after you listen to podcast #1.

Hope this gives you a clearer picture.

You may subscribe to the podcast via RSS, iTunes, or download the Android App.

[Sidenote]: That makes two folks, that we’ve featured on the site, that are into BJJ. The other being Voddie Baucham:

What you may not know about Voddie is that he is also a championship fighter who is training in the art of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. With an gold medal at the Houston International Open, he now has his sights set on a Pan Am and possibly world championship. [via Founders]

Voddie Baucham BJJ


3 New Podcasts: Greg Nichols on the Church & the Covenants [Interviewed by Dr. Gonzales @ RBS] + New Narrow Mind [Gene Cook Jr.] + John Divito on Mormonism

While our podcast was having some issues, three new podcasts sprung up over the weekend:

Reformed Baptist Seminary Audio Podcast: Greg Nichols on the Church and the Covenants [Interviewed by Dr. Bob Gonzales]:

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Last month Pastor and Professor Greg Nichols gave thirty lectures on the Doctrine of the Church for Reformed Baptist Seminary. These lectures have been edited and are available on the RBS Virtual Campus as part of our theological curriculum. While I had the opportunity, I interviewed him on the topic of the church and on his recently published monograph entitled Covenant Theology: A Reformed and Baptistic Perspective. Some of the questions I asked him included…


1. What is distinct about a Reformed and Baptist ecclesiology? 

2. How do you approach the study of ecclesiology in your course? 

3. When in redemptive history did the church of Christ come into being? 

4. What is the biblical basis for formal membership in a local church? 

5. What would you say to people who’ve become disillusioned with the local church? 

6. What makes your book on the biblical covenants both Reformed and also Baptist?

Here is the RBS Podcast [MP3]:

And a new Narrow Mind (hosted by a previous interviewee on our podcast, Gene Cook Jr.)

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Guest Matt Paul on the subject of Dan Corner’s interview on my show.

John Divito of the Midwest Center for Theological Studies writes:

Last night, I was interviewed on the internet podcast “Theology Matters.” For an hour and a half, I gave a brief overview of Mormonism. We covered the historical origins of Mormonism, the LDS worldview, as well as the Mormon doctrine of Scripture, God, and salvation. My interview started about 30 minutes into the show, and you can listen to it here. May Christ use this podcast to glorify Himself and draw more believers to reach out to Latter-day Saints with the true gospel of Jesus Christ!

Here is the podcast:


New Narrow Mind Podcast – Gene Cook Jr. & Tony Byrne on Hyper-Calvinism

oldmanThis is a good month for addicts of The Narrow Mind podcast. Gene Cook Jr. did promise at least one new podcast a month but, he just put out his second episode of the month over the weekend (as well as being on our last podcast). Check them out if you missed them:


JUN 22

The Narrow Mind 13.2

Gene talks with Tony Byrne on the subject of Phil Johnson’s “Primer on Hyper Calvinism”. Subjects include God’s love for non-elect, Duty Faith, Common Grace and more. 90 min

Article they review: A Primer on Hyper-Calvinism

JUN 01

The Narrow Mind #13.1

First show after a super long break. Guests: Sye Ten Bruggencate and Dustin Segers.

Gene Cook Jr’s Presuppositional Apolgetic Series Based on Bahnsen’s “Always Ready” [Audio]


As we discussed on our last podcast, Gene Cook Jr. spent some time on his The Narrow Mind (TNM) podcast going through a Presuppositional Apolgetic series based on the book “Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith” by Greg Bahnsen.

Before dropping those, here is a single audio [2 hours] were he summed this topic up:

An Intro to Presupp. Apologetics

From March 29, 2003 – An Introduction to Presuppositional Apologetics by Pastor Gene Cook Jr.

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Always Ready: Directions for Defending the Faith by Greg Bahnsen


Audio series from 2007:

Presuppositional Apologetics Series Part 1 – TNM Show #747

Gene compared this bike photo to the atheist mind set. Gene also explains why he uses the apologetic approach that you often hear on TNM.

Presuppostional Apologetics Series Part 2 – TNM Show #752

Gene talks about the restoration of a bicycle and how there are parallels with God`s restoration of the elect. He also continues his discussion on why he argues presuppositionally.

Presuppositional Apologetics Series Part 3 – TNM Show #759

Gene continues with his teaching on Presuppositional Apologetics. This is now the 3rd show on this topic.

Presuppositional Apologetics Series Part 4 – TNM Show #770

Gene continues with Part 4

Presuppositional Apologetics Series Part 5 – TNM Show #775

Gene does a review of the first 4 shows on this subject. He also takes two calls, John from NY and Dustin from NC.

Presuppsotional Apologetics Series Part 6 – TNM Show #785

Gene interviews Brant Bosserman who is pursuing his PhD at the University of Wales, Regents Theological College in Bangor. He came on the program to discuss the differences between a Van Tillian approach to apologetics and a Clarkian approach. Good stuff, very deep.

Presuppositional Apologetics Series Part 7 – TNM Show #790

Gene continues his teaching on the Presuppositional method of apologetics. This is #7 in the series of shows.

Presuppostioanl Apologetics Series Part 8 – TNM Show #795

Gene goes through Paul`s defense and presentation of the Christian Faith in Acts 17



The Narrow Mind #702

From November 22, 2006 – `Jesus loves me this I know because this bible tells me so!` Presuppositional apologetics and Doug Krueger. Mr. Krueger is the author of `What is Atheism` and teaches philosophy at Northwest Arkansas Community College.

The Narrow Mind #755

From March 2, 2007 – Callers include Larry Johnson with John 3:16, Eric scolds Gene for the use of the word #@$&, Arthur calls about the discovery of the tomb of Jesus, Yuri asks about presuppositional apologetics as it relates to the use of the law in evangelism, John has an eschatology question that Gene doesn`t answer and Armand talks about preaching in Africa.

The Narrow Mind #773

From March 23, 2007 – Gene takes calls from beginning to end on this edition of TNM. Callers asked about infant baptism, smoking and drinking, Goshen Village, Presuppositional Apologetics and finding fellowship in a spiritual wasteland.

Open Phones Friday TNM #877

Gene and Jonathan take calls about death and the afterlife, apologetical methods, Jesus and his body before the incarnation, Van Til and more.

Interview #11 – Gene Cook Jr. – The Narrow Mind + More


On episode 11 of our podcast, we interview Gene Cook Jr. on an array of topics including his podcast The Narrow Mind’s past, present, and future.

After that we talk about some Reformed Baptist headlines and give you a preview of next week’s episode on Reformed Baptist Seminary from their dean, Dr. Bob Gonzales.

Books & Sites Mentioned:

Headlines Mentioned:

Sponsor: – A wiki dedicated to the Second London Baptist Confession of Faith, commonly called the 1689, and theology in accordance with the doctrines contained therein.

Post-Interview Music:

Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked by Cage the Elephant

[updated!] Word On The Street: Narrowmind Reunion


The word on the street: 

It turns out, the recent release of all Narrowmind Podcasts as free downloads came with another announcement via Sye Ten Bruggencate’s Facebook page:


Shhhhhhhhhh. There is talk of a reunion “Narrow Mind show in the works with Gene Cook Jr.Dustin Segers and myself. Shhhhhhhhhh. Details soon


Hopefully that means more than just one podcast, but I’m not sure, we do have a few nice things in the works, like a Gene Cook Jr.  interview [if you just pee’d your pants, so did Junior] for you.


The show was live this morning; Gene talked with Dustin Segers, and Sye Ten Bruggencate about their journey into presupositonalism and promises to do at least one show a month. 

Check it out here.