Restless: A Postmortem on the Young, Restless and Reformed

Welcome to Restless. This is a postmortem on everything Young, Restless and Reformed, sometimes called New Calvinism. In 2009 New Calvinism made Time Magazine’s list of “10 Ideas Changing the World Right Now.” 11 years later Matt and Michael investigate and discuss the rise and fall of New Calvinism.

The Restless Podcast takes times to show its work and discuss the Regulative Principle and its alternatives. If you are newer to Reformed Theology this is an important episode for you. If you have been around a while you will probably enjoy the regulative principle compared to its alternatives. 

Because the question is not if you will regulate your worship but what will regulate your worship. We say God by His word alone worships regulates worship.

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We head into the weeds of nuance of how different churches and pastors applied the command to meet together for worship over the last year. We discuss differing pastoral responses to limitations on meeting and learn some wisdom from Matt's mom about the attitude we should have about going to church.

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The Restless Podcast taps in for TGC and Jonathan Leeman to put forth the scriptural case for why there's no such thing as virtual church. 

Recent posted an article by Jonathan Leeman with the same title. Restless discusses the merits of the article, the biblical case for 'in person' church, and why they are publishing this now.

Stay tuned for some bonus on this subject.

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We are joined by Peter Bell of the Guilt, Grace, Gratitude Podcast to react to Episode Two of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill  Boomers, The Big Sort, And Really, Really Big Churches". Peter brings his perspective as previous member and employee of Mars Hill.

 

See Saddle Back Sam

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The Definitive reaction to the one of the most infamous Mark Driscoll Clips. Restless tells you really what is wrong with Driscoll telling a church planting conference that there is a pile of dead bodies behind the Mars Hill Bus.

This is bonus content from the full reaction to Who Killed Mars Hill?

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This week we interview our guest from last week on the acclaimed episode "We Know Who Killed Mars Hill" Matt. As college friend of the host we learn his path to Reformed Theology and some of the common struggles related to it.

Sit back and enjoy Restless.

 

Enjoy Episode 56 of Restless where we answer the question asked in episode one of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill: Who Killed Mars Hill?

It's our first #riseandfallofmarshill listening party. Come along and enjoy segments like "Why We Liked Mark Driscoll" and "Op Matt Was Listening to the Podcast and Maybe Heard the Problems of Where This Show is Going".  We are joined by a guest also named Matt who turns out to be a helpful promoter of the show.

There is still time for you to rate and review this show for your chance to win Pastor Michael's book on forgiveness. If you would like to join us for a future Mars Hill listening party email us at restlesspodcasting@gmail.com

In this episode we discuss something that has been grinding Matt’s gears. We discuss the crisis of Pastors in jail in Canada and Christians feeling flatfooted. Restless takes the bold stand that we need to start working hard to understand the biblical relationship between the church and state.

The Restless podcast wonders why TGC doesn’t use its influence to support the Pastors who have been imprisoned in Canada for violating health orders to gather as church over the last year. We hopefully leave you with a few biblical foundations as a starting placebo think through this issue yourself.

Win a copy of Pastor Michael's first book Seventy-Seven Times: Reflections on Forgiveness Rate and review this show and you could win a copy of of this book.

TGC Canada’s two articles about what you should know about James Coates

https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/columns/detrinitate/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-arrest-of-pastor-james-coates/

https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/columns/detrinitate/what-you-should-know-about-the-release-of-pastor-james-coates/

 

If Matt’s voice sounded off its because later that week he tested positive for Covid-19. Don’t worry he is ok and this episode was not a super spreader event.

Matt and Michael take break from regularly scheduled programing to discuss Pastor Michael's book Seventy-Seven Times: Reflections on Forgiveness

Pastor Michael reflected on the topic of forgiveness for a year in the course of his ministry and this book is a product of those efforts. Restless discusses forgiveness, its centrality to the gospel and why it can be a difficult topic.

As was promised rate and review this show as we are giving away two copies of the book. Then email us at restlesspodcasting@gmail.com  for a chance to win. I suppose you could just message us on facebook and instagram  too.

Restless reunites after a the Restless Summer to react to the full length trailer of The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill. 

The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill is a new podcast from Christianity Today hosted by Mike Cosper. It purports to tell the story of Mars Hill and Mark Driscoll. And everyone wants to know what Restless thinks since CT is coming into our wheel house. 

Sit back and listen to our inaugural reaction and let us know how you think we should proceed and who we should talk with about this. Oh and Mike you should come talk to us about the show. Find  us on on facebook and instagram  We want to hear from you.

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