The Sword & The Trowel

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The Sword & The Trowel is the weekly Founders Ministries podcast with Tom Ascol. New episodes drop every Tuesday. read less

TS&TT: Russ Vought | Principled Conservatism in the House of Representatives
Jan 10 2023
TS&TT: Russ Vought | Principled Conservatism in the House of Representatives
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk to Russ Vought, Founder of the Center for Renewing America and former governmental official as Director of the Office of Management and Budget. They discuss the recent battle for Speaker of the House - what exactly happened and why it matters. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! Center for Renewing America: https://americarenewing.com/about/ PRE-ORDER: A Primer for Conflict - https://press.founders.org/shop/a-primer-for-conflict/ PRE-ORDER: To the Judicious and Impartial Reader: Baptist Symbolics Volume 2: https://press.founders.org/shop/fto-the-judicious-and-impartial-reader-baptist-symbolics-volume-2/ The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org 40th Anniversary T-Shirts: https://press.founders.org/shop/founders-40th-anniversary-t-shirt/ Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: https://press.founders.org/fam/ Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681 Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/   All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.
TS&TT: Joshua Howard | A Primer for Conflict: Drawing a Line in the Sand
Jan 3 2023
TS&TT: Joshua Howard | A Primer for Conflict: Drawing a Line in the Sand
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Joshua Howard to the show to discuss his upcoming book with Founders Ministries: A Primer for Conflict: Drawing a Line in the Sand. Josh shares some of his heart and reason for writing such a book and they unpack some of the content in the book. Why do we need to know how to approach conflict? Are there biblical principles to apply when we think about conflict and standing courageously? If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! PRE-ORDER: A Primer for Conflict - https://press.founders.org/shop/a-primer-for-conflict/ The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts: https://press.founders.org/shop/founders-40th-anniversary-t-shirt/ Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: https://press.founders.org/fam/ Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681 Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/ All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.
TS&TT: The Cancellation of Christian Worship for Cultural Celebration?
Dec 20 2022
TS&TT: The Cancellation of Christian Worship for Cultural Celebration?
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about the importance and excitement of December 25th... and it's not because it's Christmas Day. Should Christians cancel church on Christmas? What does Scripture say about gathering to worship and what does it say about Christmas? Is the Lord's Day more important than your family time? They dive into all this and more. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org PRE-ORDER: To the Judicious and Impartial Reader: Baptist Symbolics Volume 2: https://press.founders.org/shop/fto-the-judicious-and-impartial-reader-baptist-symbolics-volume-2/ 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts: https://press.founders.org/shop/founders-40th-anniversary-t-shirt/ Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: https://press.founders.org/fam/ Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681 Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/ All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.
TS&TT: Immigration, America's Lowering Birth Rate and the Theology of Having Children
Nov 29 2022
TS&TT: Immigration, America's Lowering Birth Rate and the Theology of Having Children
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about recent comments from Senator Chuck Schumer about immigration and America's lowering birth rate. They spend time thinking through these issues from a biblical worldview. How should the issue of immigration be dealt with? What does God say about children in Scripture? Should Christians be having more babies? What are some of the lies that our culture tries to peddle regarding the burden or blessing of children? If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! SHOW NOTES: - Schumer Sells Amnesty and Abortion to Fix Low Birth Rate: https://patriotpost.us/articles/92946-schumer-sells-amnesty-and-abortion-to-fix-low-birth-rate-2022-11-17 - Truth and Grace Memory Books: https://press.founders.org/shop/truth-and-grace-tag-memory-books-3-book-set-2/ - Holiday Founders Sale - use code GIVETHANKS: https://press.founders.org PRE-ORDER: To the Judicious and Impartial Reader: Baptist Symbolics Volume 2: https://press.founders.org/shop/fto-the-judicious-and-impartial-reader-baptist-symbolics-volume-2/ 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts: https://press.founders.org/shop/founders-40th-anniversary-t-shirt/ Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: https://press.founders.org/fam/ Apply at The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681   Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/   All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.
TS&TT: The (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act: A Radical Redefinition of Marriage & God's Good Design
Nov 22 2022
TS&TT: The (Dis)Respect for Marriage Act: A Radical Redefinition of Marriage & God's Good Design
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk about the recent "Respect for Marriage Act" that our Senate voted on last week and discuss it in the light of God's word. Does the Bible address things like Obergefell? Does the Bible address same-sex marriage and how Christian should think about it? Does this Bill protect religious freedom? They talk about all this while also examining the response of Christianity Today and David French and the danger of being discipled by the world, not the Word. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend!   SHOW NOTES: - Respect for Marriage Act: https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/8404/text - David French article: https://twitter.com/DavidAFrench/status/1593744894920491009?s=20&t=9uufmgK_6ati1wWuOqxyPg - Research Articles on the effects of children raised in SS homes: https://www.hindawi.com/journals/drt/2016/2410392/#B41 Other Resources explaining the Respect for Marriage Act: - https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/david-french-is-unduly-bullish-about-religious-liberty-protection-in-marriage-legislation/ - https://www.dailysignal.com/2022/11/17/fact-checking-7-claims-by-defenders-of-democrats-marriage-bill/ - https://wng.org/opinions/no-respect-for-religious-freedom-in-respect-for-marriage-act-1668861516 PRE-ORDER: To the Judicious and Impartial Reader: Baptist Symbolics Volume 2: https://press.founders.org/shop/fto-the-judicious-and-impartial-reader-baptist-symbolics-volume-2/ 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts: https://press.founders.org/shop/founders-40th-anniversary-t-shirt/ Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: https://press.founders.org/fam/ Apply at The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681 Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/ All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.
TS&TT: Jim Renihan | An Exposition of the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith
Nov 15 2022
TS&TT: Jim Renihan | An Exposition of the 1689 Second London Baptist Confession of Faith
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden welcome Dr. Jim Renihan, President of the International Reformed Baptist Seminary to talk about his long-awaited book, an exposition on the Second London Confession. They talk about how Dr. Renihan came to work on this resource, the importance and use of confessions, being a reformed baptist and more. If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! PRE-ORDER Dr. Renihan's exposition of the Second London Confession, To the Judicious and Impartial Reader: Baptist Symbolics Volume 2: https://press.founders.org/shop/fto-the-judicious-and-impartial-reader-baptist-symbolics-volume-2/ Get Dr. Renihan's exposition of the First London Confession, For the Vindication of the Truth: Baptist Symbolics Volume 1: https://press.founders.org/shop/for-the-vindication-of-the-truth-baptist-symbolics-volume-1/ 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ 40th Anniversary T-Shirts: https://press.founders.org/shop/founders-40th-anniversary-t-shirt/ Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: https://press.founders.org/fam/ Apply at The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681   Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/   All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.
TS&TT: Christopher Yuan | Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God's Grand Story
Oct 25 2022
TS&TT: Christopher Yuan | Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped by God's Grand Story
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden talk with Dr. Christopher Yuan, Author and Bible Professor at Moody Bible Institute. Dr. Yuan's ministry on faith and sexuality has reached five continents and on the show today, he shares more of his story about how he came out of a lifestyle of homosexuality and sexual promiscuity to being a transformed disciple of Christ. They discuss holy sexuality, biblical anthropology, gay christianity and more. Christopher Yuan: https://christopheryuan.com Holy Sexuality and the Gospel Book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735290911 If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe and share it with a friend! 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ Support Founders Ministries and become a part of the F.A.M: https://press.founders.org/fam/ Apply at The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681 Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/   All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.
TS&TT: CrossPolitic | Is Baptist Theology the Cause of Transgenderism In America?
Sep 20 2022
TS&TT: CrossPolitic | Is Baptist Theology the Cause of Transgenderism In America?
Today on The Sword and The Trowel, Tom Ascol and Graham Gunden are joined by the men of the CrossPolitic podcast: Toby Sumpter, David Shannon and Gabe Rench. They discuss and debate the controversy that arose from the recent CP show where they made the claim that "Baptist theology is the cause of transgenderism". Listen and share! If this show was helpful for you, make sure to subscribe to Founders to catch more of our weekly free content. 2023 National Founders Conference: What is Man? | https://founders.org/2023conference/ The Stink Brought to Us by CrossPolitic - Article by Tom Ascol: https://founders.org/2022/08/24/the-stink-brought-to-us-by-crosspolitic/ CrossPolitic Show - From Slavery to Abortion to Transgenderism - The Church Led us to the Trans Movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5dFeQLIJLM&t=1578s CrossPolitic BACKSTAGE: The Failure of Baptist Theology w/ Jason Farley: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50xXgnSPLDc&t=321s Apply at The Institute of Public Theology: https://www.instituteofpublictheology.org Founders Sermon Podcast Stream: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sermons-by-founders-ministries/id1613963681   Follow Founders Ministries: Website: https://founders.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FoundersMin/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/FoundersMin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foundersministries/   All Founders Ministries resources are copyrighted and any use and distribution must be approved by Founders Ministries.