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Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)

Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)

May 22, 2022

What exactly is the doctrine of Sola Gratia, and how did it define and shape the Reformation? How does the "Grace Alone" sola still impact us today and how can it be recaptured and reclaimed by both believers and the modern church? In this episode, we explore the history and essential components of this sola and how it challenges our contemporary culture and world around us. 

For a brief background on the "who, what, when, where, why and how" of the Reformation, which introduces the  Five Solas, listen to our episode What led to the Reformation? Then, make sure to check out our conversation on the first sola, Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast. 

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

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Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)

May 8, 2022

What exactly is the doctrine of Sola Scriptura, and how did it define and shape the Reformation? How does this particular "sola" still impact us today and how can it be recaptured and reclaimed by both believers and the modern church? Join us as we explore the history and essential components of the "Scripture Alone" sola, including the concepts of inspiration, inerrancy, clarity, sufficiency and final authority of God's word. 

For a brief background on the "who, what, when, where, why and how" of the Reformation, which includes a high-level introduction of the Five Solas, listen to our episode What led to the Reformation?

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast. 

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

Remember to rate, review and subscribe to be the first to get our newest episodes! And connect with us to share your thoughts and feedback at moderncloister@gmail.com

What led to the Reformation?

What led to the Reformation?

April 24, 2022

We share a brief historical tour of the Protestant Reformation that took place within the church during the 16th century. During our conversation, we walk through the "who, what, when, where, why and how" of the Reformation from a historical perspective, share a high-level introduction of the Five Solas (which were the guiding theological principles of the Reformers), and share our thoughts on why the Five Solas are just as important today as they were centuries ago - and why they need to be recaptured and reclaimed by the modern church around the world.

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our first full series on community via the links below and listen to our introductory episode to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast. 

Welcome to the Modern Cloister
A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

Remember to rate, review and subscribe to be the first to get our newest episodes! And connect with us to share your thoughts and feedback at moderncloister@gmail.com

Interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher

Interview with Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher

April 10, 2022

In this episode, we sit down with Elyse Fitzpatrick and Eric Schumacher, co-authors of the new book Jesus and Gender: Living as Sisters and Brothers in Christ (released April 2022) to discuss their new book and the state of gender discussions in the church.  

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About the book
Much teaching on gender relations, roles, and rules binds the conscience beyond what Scripture actually teaches. Gender has become a battleground for power. But God created men and women not to compete for glory but to cooperate for his glory. In Jesus and Gender, Elyse and Eric paint a new vision for gender―Christ's gentle and lowly heart. Drawing from Scripture and experience, Elyse and Eric show how Jesus's example speaks to all areas of our lives as men and women, including vocation, marriage, parenting, friendships, and relating to each other as sisters and brothers in Christ. Real-life testimonies from a variety of Christians―including Christine Caine, Justin Holcomb, Karen Swallow Prior, and others―show a variety of men and women freed to pursue their gifts for God's glory. Learn more about Jesus and Gender.

About the authors
Elyse Fitzpatrick
is a nationally sought-after speaker and author. She holds a certificate in biblical counseling and has an MA in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 23 books and lives in California with her husband, Phil. Learn more about her at elysefitzpatrick.com

Eric Schumacher is a pastor, songwriter, and author. He earned an MDiv in Biblical and Theological Studies from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Eric and his wife, Jenny, have five children and live in Iowa. Learn more about him at emschumacher.com.

Reaction Episode: Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

Reaction Episode: Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

March 20, 2022

In this episode, we share our reactions to the Rise and Fall of Mars Hill podcast, produced by Christianity Today, which walks listeners through the story of Mark Driscoll and Mars Hills Church. 

The Modern Cloister is ONE!

The Modern Cloister is ONE!

March 6, 2022

To celebrate the podcast's one-year anniversary, we invite you to join us for a fun, behind-the-scenes discussion about this past year, what we enjoyed, what we learned, and what's ahead in the year to come. 

Studying The Bible: Commentaries

Studying The Bible: Commentaries

January 23, 2022

In this episode, we discuss Commentaries, including their importance and history, the different types and focuses, and recommendations for what to look for and consider when getting one - especially for those who are new to the world of commentaries. This is the 3rd episode in our series on studying the Bible.

Listen to the 1st here --> Studying The Bible: Translations
Listen to the 2nd here --> Studying The Bible: Study Bibles

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If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our other series via the links below and listen to our introductory episode (Welcome to the Modern Cloister) to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast.

A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms
Lament and Confession In The Psalms
Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms
Wisdom and Kingship In The Psalms

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Studying The Bible: Study Bibles

Studying The Bible: Study Bibles

January 16, 2022

In this episode, we discuss Study Bibles, including their importance and history, the different types and focuses, and recommendations for what to look for and consider when getting a new one. This is the 2nd episode in our series on studying the Bible. Listen to the 1st here --> Studying The Bible: Translations.

For expanded notes on this topic, check out Kevin's blog post On Study Bibles.

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If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our other series via the links below and listen to our introductory episode (Welcome to the Modern Cloister) to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast.

A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms
Lament and Confession In The Psalms
Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms
Wisdom and Kingship In The Psalms

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Studying The Bible: Translations

Studying The Bible: Translations

January 9, 2022

In this episode, we discuss Bible translations, including their importance and history, the differences between formal equivalent and dynamic equivalent translations, and an analysis of major translations in use today. This is the first in our three-part series on studying the Bible. For those interested in learning more and viewing the graphics mentioned in this episode, you can find Kevin's full notes on his On Bible Translations post on MondayMorningTheologian.com

If you're new to the Modern Cloister, check out our other series via the links below and listen to our introductory episode (Welcome to the Modern Cloister) to learn all about the "why" behind our podcast.

A History of Christian Community
The Decline of Community
The Future of Community
The Impact of COVID-19 on Community

A Guide to Understanding the Psalms
How To Use The Psalms
Praise and Thanksgiving In The Psalms
Lament and Confession In The Psalms
Confidence and Remembrance In The Psalms
Wisdom and Kingship In The Psalms

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An Update From Us + Our Favorite Books of 2021

An Update From Us + Our Favorite Books of 2021

December 5, 2021

In this episode, we share an update on what's been happening with the Modern Cloister podcast along with our plans for 2022. We also run through our favorite books from 2021 for anyone looking for ideas for Christmas gifts or their own reading lists for 2022. 

Books mentioned in the episode:

New Testament In Its World 
How Shall We Worship?
Worship Matters
Writing Worship
Reformation Anglican Worship
To Be A Christian: An Anglican Catechism
The Wisdom Pyramid
How To Read the Psalms
Learning To Love The Psalms
The Five Solas Series: God’s Word Alone
The Five Solas Series: Grace Alone
The Five Solas Series: Faith Alone
The Five Solas Series: Christ Alone
The Five Solas Series: God’s Glory Alone
Five Views on Inerrancy
Two Views on Women in Ministry
Heart of Darkness
A Brief History of Time
Rediscover Church
LEAD
On The Incarnation
Evangelical Theology
A Christmas Carol

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