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Presbycast is the podcast of Chortles Weakly and Wresbyterian.We're Presbyterian, and we take lots of umbrage.Decently and in order, of course.

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Happy 50th Birthday, PCA! w/Mel Duncan

December 5th, 2023


On the actual 50th birthday of the PCA ruling elder Mel Duncan, the son of a PCA founding family, joins us as we reflect on the PCA's beginnings and …

Planting Ordinary Churches in the PCA from Arkansas to Idaho

November 28th, 2023


You'll be encouraged to hear from three PCA pastors planting ordinary means of grace churches—Bill Berry of Christ Redeemer PCA in Jonesboro, AR, Mark Trigsted of Redeemer PCA in McKinney, TX, and Seth Miller of …

Dr. T. David Gordon on What Johnny Still Can't Do

November 21st, 2023


Dr. T. David Gordon spoke to with us and pastor Sean Morris at the recent Reformation and Worship Conference at Midway PCA in Powder Springs, GA. He revisited some of the concerns in raised in two of his earlier books,

Surviving Thanksgiving...and Prepping for 2024

November 17th, 2023


Righteous dudes Dr. R. Scott Clark, pastor Job Dalomba and Mayor Sean join us to talk about the tumultuous days ahead and how to prepare for them …

Exodus 20 Series: The 7th Commandment - Sean Morris

November 15th, 2023


We join pastor Sean Morris (struggling with laryngitis) as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 14, the Seventh Commandment. This sermon was preached on 11/12/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church …

Exodus 20 Series: The 6th Commandment - Sean Morris

November 10th, 2023


We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 13, the Sixth Commandment. This sermon was preached on 11/05/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 15, Of Repentance Unto Life

November 8th, 2023


With the help of OPC pastor Chris Drew we work through chapter 15 of the WCF - Of Repentance Unto Life. Watch:

CHAPTER 15 - Of Repentance unto Life 1. Repentance unto life …

The Lord's Day - A User's and Delighter's Guide w/a Panel of Friends

November 3rd, 2023


Some of our best friends joined us to talk about the blessings and challenges of the Lord's Day for Reformed Christians. We looked at what Westminster teaches and what real-world application looks like for members, …

Having a Confession, Why Doctrine Mattered to Machen & Must Matter to Us - Chad Van Dixhoorn

October 26th, 2023


Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn of RTS-Charlotte speaks at the Reformation & Worship Conference held last week at Midway PCA in Powder Springs, GA. He is briefly introduced by Dr. David W. Hall, pastor and Midway and host of …

Presbygirls - Pastor Terry Johnson: Don't Be An Erdman!

October 25th, 2023


Sarah Morris talks to pastor Terry Johnson at the Reformation and Worship Conference about lessons from the early 20th-century Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy for the church today. Pastor Johnson has long served …

Exodus 20 Series: The 5th Commandment - Sean Morris

October 23rd, 2023


We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 12, the Fifth Commandment. This sermon was preached on 10/22/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he …

Living With Westminster - Chad Van Dixhoorn

October 20th, 2023


In a joint effort with Sean Morris of the Larger for Life podcast we interview Rev. Dr. Chad Van Dixhoorn, the foremost living authority on the Westminster Standards, at the 2023 Reformation and Worship Conference in …

Live from the RWC w/the PCA Young Bucks

October 19th, 2023


Our quick first show from the Reformation Worship Conference at Midway PCA in Powder Springs, GA features our friends Sean Morris, Zack Groff, and …

Exodus 20 Series: The 4th Commandment - Sean Morris

October 16th, 2023


We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 8-11, the Fourth Commandment. This sermon was preached on 10/15/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where …

Presbyterian Church Government Exposed! w/the Polity Matters Guys

October 12th, 2023


Preliminary! Principles! Preliminary Principles! No, really...we discuss the foundations of PCA church government, the limits on church power, and …

Exodus 20 Series: The 3rd Commandment - Sean Morris

October 9th, 2023


We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verse 7, the Third Commandment. This sermon was preached on 10/08/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where he …

Breaking the 500 Barrier - Let the Show Roll On w/Our Best Friends

October 3rd, 2023


Presbycast has passed the 500-show mark a little more than 7 years into its existence. We are joined by some of our most special friends, including D.G Hart, R. Scott Clark, Zoe, Amish Ambush, and Chris Drew. Hear clips …

Exodus 20 Series: The 2nd Commandment - Sean Morris

October 2nd, 2023


We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verses 4-6, the Second Commandment. This sermon was preached on 10/01/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN where …

Pre-500+ Episode Saturday Night Musical Celebration

October 1st, 2023


We'll soon celebrate 500+ episodes and what better way to warm up than with 29 tunes from the Presbycast bumper music vinyl vault? 


PCA History, GA Worship & Subscription w/Frank Smith & Philip Ryan

September 27th, 2023


We are joined by RPCNA minister Dr. Frank Smith (formerly PCA) and PCA ministers Philip Ryan and Zack Groff for a wide-ranging discussion of PCA history and issues plus Dr. Smith's inner-city ministry at Atlanta …

Reformed Ministry in South Africa & the Mission of the Church w/Simon Jooste & Dan Borvan

September 20th, 2023


URCNA pastors Dr. Dan Borvan and Simon Jooste join us to talk about a new addition to the United Reformed Churches in North South Africa. Simon pastors the congregation in the southern suburbs of Capetown, …

Exodus 20 Series: God's Law - 3 Uses of the Law & The 1st Commandment - Sean Morris

September 18th, 2023


We join pastor Sean Morris as he preaches through the book of Exodus at chapter 20, verses 1-3, the three uses of God's Law and the First Commandment. This sermon was preached on 9/17/2023 at Covenant Presbyterian …

The Trinity Psalter Hymnal & the Church w/Danny Olinger

September 8th, 2023


Our guest to talk about the Trinity Psalter Hymnal is Danny E. Olinger, general secretary The Committee on Christian Education of the Orthodox …

Dan Borvan: Lessons For Exiles on Main St: Huguenots as a Christian Minority

September 6th, 2023


Dr. Dan Borvan speaks about the French Huguenots' persecution and piety in the 16th and 17th centuries and what the 21st church might learn from them. This address was delivered recently at the Christianity and Liberal …

Sermon: “A Table of Peace and Unity” by Dr. C.N. Willborn

September 4th, 2023


Dr. C.N. "Nick" Willborn of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Oak Ridge, TN delivered this sermon on the Lord's Supper from 1 Corinthians 11:23-30 on September 3, 2023.

The Year of Living Machen-ly w/DG Hart

September 1st, 2023


Machen biographer Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College to talk about the commemorations, assessments, and legacy of J. Gresham Machen in this the 100th …

Why Polity Matters...and Why Another Podcast?

August 24th, 2023


Pastors and purveyors of PCA polity Scott Edburg, Jared Nelson, and Ben Ratliff join us to explain their new podcast "Polity Matters" and why the …

Opposing Ecclesial Egalitarianism w/the Presbygirls

August 16th, 2023


Sarah and Zoe (the Presbygirls) grace us with their presence to discuss encroaching egalitarianism in the evangelical world, the importance of office and ordination, and what church women really want. Watch:

The State of Anglicanism w/Miles Smith IV

August 9th, 2023


Presbyterian-turned-ACNA Dr. Miles Smith IV joins us to talk all things Anglican. It's good to understand our strange ecclesial cousins whose …

Church Twice on Sunday w/Dr. Duncan Rankin

August 4th, 2023


Dr. Duncan Rankin, pastors Sean Morris and Zach Groff, and data man Justin Andrusk join us to talk about the decline of the evening worship service …

Cantina w/Friends - How I Became Reformed

July 27th, 2023


Ten friends join us to tell how they became Reforned and/or Presbyterian and why they are happy they did.  Watch:

Sermon: Jesus & the Lord's Day- John 20:19-31

July 24th, 2023


Dr. C.N. Willborn preached this sermon about Jesus and the Lord's Day from John 20:19-31 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN on 7/23/2023. Dr. Willborn calls special attention to the importance this …

Presby Politypalooza w/Pastor Jacob Gerber

July 20th, 2023


PCA pastor and former professional parliamentarian Jacob Gerber and his publisher Zack Groff join us to discuss the new publication Parliamentary Procedures for Presbyters, A Beginner's Guide - available for purchase at

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 14, Of Saving Faith

July 14th, 2023


OPC minister Chris Drew helps us work through chapter 14 of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Saving Faith. Watch:

Text of chapter 14: Of Saving Faith

1. The grace of …

Presbygirls - Friends, Fathers, and Puritans on Gender Roles

July 6th, 2023


Sarah and Zoe are joined by pastors Matt Adams and Jared Nelson to talk about Thomas Watson, Chrysostom, and other church fathers on biblical gender …

4th of July Special w/D.G. Hart, Great American

July 5th, 2023


Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to talk about patriotism, nationalism, political history and philosophy, and Christianity on America's …

Cultural Differences & Common Concerns - PCA & OPC Elders Panel

June 30th, 2023


Two OPC pastors and a PCA ruling elder and teaching elder join us to talk about the differences and similarities between two denominations "divided …

Dr. O. Palmer Robertson -- Memories of the PCA's Founding, Aspirations for Her Future

June 17th, 2023


Here's an extended version (recorded the day after the assembly concluded) of Dr. O. Palmer Robertson's message to the PCA on the occasion of her 50th anniversary. Dr. Robertson had delivered a briefer version at an …

PCA General Assembly Final Edition w/Mel Duncan & the Presbygirls

June 16th, 2023


We wrap up the historic Anniversary PCA General Assembly with esteemed ruling elder Mel Duncan AND the Presbygirls AND their pastor husbands! What a …

PCA General Assembly Day 2 Wrap-Up & Special Musical Guest

June 15th, 2023


Ruling elders Matt Fender and Charlie Nave, and teaching elder Zack Groff join us to review the high points of day two of the PCA General Assembly. …

PCA General Assembly Day 1 Wrap-Up & Overtures

June 14th, 2023


A great panel of a two ruling elders and one pastor (all members of the PCA General Assembly Overtures Committee) join us to rundown the first day of …

PRESBYCAST CLASSIC: Time Capsule - 1st PCA General Assembly, 1973

June 9th, 2023


With permission from the PCA Historical Center we provide this recording of the first hour and a half of the first PCA General Assembly in 1973. The greater portion is an address by convener/moderator Jack Williamson (a …

Presbygirls - What Is A Woman (Preacher)?

June 7th, 2023


 Sarah and Zoe are joined by honorary third Presbygirls TE Sean Morris and TE Stephen Spinnenweber for a discussion on women, the pastorate, and creation ordinances. Watch:

The Genesis of the PCA w/Dr. Nick Willborn

June 6th, 2023


Eminent church historian Dr. Nick Willborn helps explore the roots and founding of the Presbyterian Church in America. Dr. Willborn has been senior pastor of Covenant PCA in Oak Ridge, TN since 2009, and is an author, …

Machen Series Part 6 - Machen's Christianity & Liberalism

June 1st, 2023


Brad Isbell covers the main section of J. Gresham Machen's Christianity and Liberalism. This is part 6 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.

PCAGA Preview 2 w/Matt Lee - Presby Data & Ecclesial Titles

June 1st, 2023


PCA ruling elder and data guy Matthew Lee joins us to analyze some of last year's PCAGA voting and to preview the prospects of some overtures at this …

Machen's Message to the PCA w/Carlton Wynne

May 26th, 2023


PCA teaching elder and seminary professor Dr. Carlton Wynne joins us to consider the topic of his recent Reformed Forum article Machen and the PCA Today. Read the article here:

Machen Series Part 5- Introduction to Christianity & Liberalism

May 25th, 2023


Brad Isbell covers the introduction of J. Gresham Machen's Christianity and Liberalism. This is part 5 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN.

Machen Series Part 4- The Good Fight of Faith w/Pastor Sean Morris

May 18th, 2023


This installment of our 6-part series covers Machen's post-WW1 fight of faith.

PCAGA 2023 Overtures Preview w/a Presbyload of Special Guests

May 17th, 2023


A diverse array of PCA elders joined us to discuss the overtures submitted to the 2023 PCA General Assembly. Our intro and outro music came from parts unknown—two very unofficial viral parody songs about the PCA now …

PRESBYGIRLS - Rosaria Butterfield Returns: Pronouns, Repentance, & Gender Ideology

May 12th, 2023


Rosaria Butterfield graciously returns to bless us with a frank discussion about public repentance, transgender pronouns, and the ever-increasing …

Machen Series Part 3 - Birth to WW1 w/Pastor Sean Morris

May 11th, 2023


Pastor Sean Morris talks about J. Gresham Machen's life from his birth in 1881 until the outbreak of World War 1 in 1914. This is part 3 of 6 weekly installments in a series of Machen lectures from Covenant Presbyterian …

Machen Series Part 2 - The Controversy w/Historian Dr. Nick Willborn

May 5th, 2023


Dr. Nick Willborn talks about the Presbyterian/Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy (in which J. Greshan Machen played so great a part) and some of the major figures and events of the era. This is part 2 of 6 weekly …

Machen Series Part 1 - His Context w/Historian Dr. Nick Willborn

April 28th, 2023


Dr. Nick Willborn outlines the historical context that informed the Presbyterian/Fundamentalist-Modernist controversy in which J. Greshan Machen played so great a part. This is part 1 of 6 weekly installments in a …

The Life I Now Live - A New Book on Machen w/Rich Brown

April 27th, 2023


PCA teaching elder Rich S. Brown III joins for a wide-ranging discussion of J. Gresham Machen, the subject of Brown's new book The Life I Now Live. More info here: Rich S. Brown III ( Watch:

Losing the Lord's Day...and Getting it Back

April 21st, 2023


Five young pastors join us to discuss the importance of the Lord's Day, its decline in the US, a current Supreme Court case concerning Sunday work, and the many pastoral implications associated with high regard for the …

The Genealogy of the PCA w/Dr. Nick Willborn

April 13th, 2023


Dr. Nick Willborn helps explore US presbyterian history from 1706 to the middle of the 20th century as we trace the roots of the Presbyterian Church in America, a denomination that turns 50 this year. This is the first …

Presbygirls - Abuse in the Church...#UsToo!

April 4th, 2023


Sarah Morris leads a discussion of identifying, addressing, and preventing abuse in the church with minister of counseling at First Presbyterian …

Prayers for the Grieving Church

March 31st, 2023


A group of PCA pastors join us to offer prayers for Covenant Presbyterian Church in Nashville, and the Presbyterian Church in America in the wake of …

Jon Payne & Mel Duncan on the 2023 GRN Conference

March 24th, 2023


Leaders of the Gospel Reformation Network join us to talk about the 2023 GRN national conference May 3 and 4 in Charlotte, NC. Jon Payne and Mel Duncan talk about the organization's history, purpose, and future and …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 13, Of Sanctification

March 17th, 2023


Our Westminster walking tour continues with our able and pastoral guide OPC pastor Chris Drew—this time through chapter 13 on the difficult subject …

Expelled from Acts 29 w/Pastor Chase Davis

March 9th, 2023


Long-time Acts 29 pastor Chase Davis of The Well in Boulder, CO tells describes the good, the bad, and the ugly of the church planting network that …

Of Synods & Councils - Westminster Presbyterianism w/Ryan Biese

March 8th, 2023


To make up for a lost Sunday School class recording, Brad is joined by PCA pastor Ryan Biese to work through Westminster Confession of Faith chapter …

Zoe Schimke - Boots on the Ground at the Asbury Revival

March 3rd, 2023


Zoe Schimke of World News Group and the Presbygirls podcast joins us (despite internet-ravaging Texas thunderstorms) to talk about her experience at the Asbury University revival meeting.  Watch:

Acts 15 Demands Presbyterian Church Government

February 26th, 2023


In an introductory Sunday School lesson on Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 31 (Of Synods and Councils) Brad talks about the Westminster …

Machen's Relevance Today (Presbyterian & Reformed Churchmen Podcast)

February 23rd, 2023


We know you'll enjoy this conversation that Brad had with PCA pastor (and former ruling elder) George Sayour on the Presbyterian and Reformed …

The Ordinary Means of Missions w/Nick Bullock

February 15th, 2023


PCA missionary-church planter Nick Bullock of Stuttgart, Germany and his friend Sean Morris join us to talk about missions, church planting, and the …

Tim Keller's Rx for Revival & Ecclesial Reset w/DG Hart & Kevin White

February 9th, 2023


Historian Darryl Hart and scholar Kevin White join us for a big show on a daunting topic -- Tim Keller's multifarious initiatives and prescriptions …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 12, Of Adoption

February 3rd, 2023


In Wresby's absence, our regular guide through the riches of Westminster, OPC pastor Chris Drew, was joined by PCA minister Sean Morris for an …

Why Can't the Presby & Reformed Plant Rural & Small-Town Churches?

January 27th, 2023


A seminary professor with rural roots and four rural/small-town pastors (two of whom are bi-vocational) join us to talk about the challenges and blessings of ministry in the hinterlands. Chris Drew, Dennis Bills, …

Dutch Reformed & Southbound -a Unique URC Church Plant

January 19th, 2023


United Reformed Churches in North America minister Luke Gossett tells us about his hope to plant a URCNA congregation in his home state of Alabama where none has ever before existed. Along the way, we learned a lot …

PRESBYGIRLS - Fomenting Biblical Femininity

January 14th, 2023


The Presbygirls finally break their nine-month hiatus with a brand new show on womanhood, femininity, theology, and everything in between, featuring …

We Found a Funny Baptist - Keith Foskey!

January 13th, 2023


Calvinistic baptist pastor Keith Foskey joins us to talk about his viral videos which lovingly skewer nearly every denomination. We also talked about …

Balm in Gilead Crossover - Music for the Church & the Christian

January 6th, 2023


Grant and Jemerson of the excellent Balm in Gilead podcast join us to talk all things Christian music—from the business, to worship, to personal devotions and even for entertainment purposes. We had a lot of fun...maybe …

Crossover w/George Sayour of Presbyterian & Reformed Churchmen

December 29th, 2022


Brad was interviewed recently by George Sayour, a ruling elder-turned-pastor, on George's new ruling elder-focused podcast Presbyterian & …

Festivus '22 - Grievances Aired, Feats of Strength Lauded w/Borvan & Biese

December 22nd, 2022


Our annual visit from URC scholar-pastor Dan Borvan to celebrate the fake holiday Festivus was enlivened by the addition of PCA pastor Ryan Biese. …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 11, Of Justification

December 16th, 2022


OPC pastor Chris Drew is our guide through the great eleventh chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Justification. Watch:

Of Advent, Ecumenism, Censorship...and Chickens w/Pastor Ben Glaser

December 9th, 2022


The Most Interesting Presbyterian in the World, ARP Pastor Ben Glaser, holds forth on ministerial chicken raising and slaughtering, being …

Sermon: "The Golden Chain - Justification" (Romans 3 & Zechariah 3) by Sean Morris

December 5th, 2022


Here's an encouraging sermon on justification by pastor Sean Morris, preached at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Oak Ridge, TN on December 4, 2022.  …

Memorial Presbyterian Votes to Leave the PCA

November 19th, 2022


Memorial Presbyterian Church in St Louis, MO voted Friday, November 18 to leave the Presbyterian Church in America due to controversies involving …

Festivent 2022 - Thankful for the Church w/Pastor Sean Morris & Friends

November 18th, 2022


We prepare for Festivus by expressing our thankfulness even while lighting the ceremonial Festivent dumpster fires. Seriously, PCA pastor Sean Morris …

O. Palmer Robertson on the PCA (Grace to Stand Podcast)

November 16th, 2022


Our friends George and Darin at the Grace to Stand podcast kindly shared their wonderful interview with PCA pastor, missionary, author, theologian, …

Saturday Night Gospel Tunes

November 13th, 2022


Enjoy (if so inclined) a few favorite tunes in the Presbycast genre—some standards plus a full-length LP by Ralph Trotto that is equal parts standard …

Wrestling w/the PCAGA Overtures w/Fred Greco & Friends

November 11th, 2022


Super presbyter Fred Greco (a former ruling elder and present teaching elder) brings his considerable knowledge of presbyterian polity and process to …

Who Needs "He Gets Us"? -- Examining Big Eva's Biggest Project

November 3rd, 2022


PCA pastors Derrick Brite and Stephen Spinnenweber plus SBC firebrand pastor Tom Buck join us to examine the $100 million+ Jesus marketing campaign …

SERMON: Baptism -- A Reformation Recalibration (Matthew 3:1-17)

October 31st, 2022


Dr. C.N. Willborn preached this sermon about the Reformation's recapture of biblical baptism on 10/30/2022 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in …

Worship and Reformation w/Pastor Ryan Biese

October 28th, 2022


PCA pastor Ryan Biese joins us to talk about the importance and priority of worship during the 16th-century Protestant Reformation...and (we hope) today. Watch:

SERMON: Ps. 95 - a Psalm for Reformation, by Ryan Biese

October 24th, 2022


Here's a wonderful sermon from Psalm 95 on worship and reformation by PCA pastor Ryan Biese of First Presbyterian Church, Fort Oglethorpe, GA. 

Revoice 2022 -- An Attendee's View, a Researcher's Assessment

October 20th, 2022


Apologist Joshua Gielow of TruthXchange, who attended the first and most recent Revoice conferences, and American Family Association researcher, …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 10, Of Effectual Calling

October 12th, 2022


OPC pastor Chris Drew leads us through the grand tenth chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith on effectual calling. Watch here:

Riding w/CW -- About the Importance of Hearing

October 10th, 2022


Faith comes by maybe we should focus more on hearing.  Here is the audio bible that was recommended:

Exceptions, Scruples & Ecclesial Law w/PCA pastor Matt Adams

October 6th, 2022


South Carolina PCA pastor Matt Adams joins us to talk about good faith subscription, polity scruples, and practice in the PCA, and why uniformity is …

Presbycast Space Cantina: Listeners & Regulars Unite

September 30th, 2022


Another wide-ranging discussion with about 10 of our regulars and friends. From sacraments to surveys, from the Lord's Day to Le Mis...we covered …

Presburg Colloquy 2: PCA Pastors Gleason & Radney Debate Intinction & Tiers

September 22nd, 2022


PCA Pastors Derek Radney and Geoff Gleason debate intinction and worship, and talk tiers (of importance) in our second-ever debate in a series we now …

The Word of God Regulates Our Worship - WCF 21, Part 3 - The Lord's Day

September 18th, 2022


Brad teaches the last of three Sunday school lessons on Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 21, this time covering paragraphs 7 and 8,  using …

The Passing of a (Sorta) Presbyterian Queen

September 15th, 2022


Historians Darryl Hart and Miles Smith IV of Hillsdale College join us to talk about the remarkable life of Queen Elizabeth II and her surprising …

The Word of God Regulates Our Worship - WCF 21, Part 2 of 3

September 11th, 2022


Brad teaches the second of three Sunday school lessons on Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 21, this time covering the second half of paragraph …

Not Side Issues in the Side B Debate: Unnatural Desires & Concupiscence

September 9th, 2022


Dr. R. Scott Clark and PCA pastor Stephen Spinnenweber help us consider some under-treated aspects of the Side B/Revoice/"Gay Christian" debate—the natural/unnatural distinction, degrees of heinousness, and the finer …

Worship Is More Important Than We Think It Is - WCF 21, Part 1 of 3

September 4th, 2022


Brad teaches the first of three Sunday school lessons on Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 21. Read Calvin's "The Necessity of Reforming the …

PCA Pastor Aldo Leon on Moscow and More

September 2nd, 2022


PCA Pastor Aldo Leon of Miami joins us to discuss his recent strong statements against the Federal Vision and what might be called "The Moscow Movement." We also used recent events in the megachurch world to highlight …

The GRN & the PCA with Jon Payne & Mel Duncan

August 25th, 2022


Gospel Reformation Network leaders pastor Jon Payne and ruling elder Mel Duncan join us to talk about the GRN, its reason for being, and reasons for …

The Libertarian Case Against Abortion w/Kerry Baldwin

August 18th, 2022


Author, podcaster, and researcher Kerry Baldwin joins us to talk about libertarian principles generally and a libertarian case against abortion more specifically. Learn more about Kerry here:

When Your Local Megachurch Crashes w/Derrick Brite

August 11th, 2022


Small-town PCA minister Derrick Brite joins us to talk about a big-time problem—the all-too-common crashes of local megachurches and how to deal with and minister to their members and refugees. Watch:

Happening Now...Again, Reviewing a 1969 SBC Musical

August 4th, 2022


With added content and improved sound we present our 2019 review of the 1969 SBC-produced youth musical "Happening Now!" This muscial …

An Unapologetic Apologetic for Confident Presbyterianism

July 28th, 2022


Our PCA pastor friend Ryan Biese joins us to discuss a 19th-century address by presbyterian minister Thomas E. Peck entitled "The Spirit of Presbyterianism." This concise work provides ample opportunity to dive deeply …

Celibacy & Side B w/James Solis & Stephen Spinnenweber

July 26th, 2022


PCA Ruling Elder James Solis joins us to talk about his recent Substack article on celibacy ( and …

Bible School Biscuits & Cheese Curds: An Open-Line Listener Fest

July 22nd, 2022


We present the audio from a live Twitter Space where nearly 100 listeners joined in and more than a dozen spoke with us about everything from VBS …

The Last PCAGA 2022 Waltz w/Pastor Joe Cristman

July 15th, 2022


PCA pastor Joe Cristman of Chicago joins us to wrap up the 2022 PCA General Assembly once and for all with the story of two important overtures from his church and encouraging words about the future of the denomination. …

SERMON: God and Sinners Reconciled by Sean Morris

July 11th, 2022


We present a fine sermon by Sean Morris entitled "God and Sinners Reconciled." This sermon from Ephesians 2 has much to say about the church as one of the great benefits of the gospel. Morris is associate pastor of …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 9, Of Free Will

July 8th, 2022


Pastor Chris Drews helps us work through the truths and implications of the  ninth chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Free Will. Watch here:

PCA GA 2022 Wrap-Up: What Happened, What's Next?

July 1st, 2022


We were the definition of diversity with two teaching elders and two ruling elders (and a Wresby) to discuss the 2022 PCA General Assembly. We …

Live from Birmingham: PCAGA 2022, Day 2

June 23rd, 2022


Live from the raucous MORE in the PCA ruling elder gathering of several hundred presby souls, we speak to our good friends Aldo Leon, Dominic Aquila, …

Live from PCAGA 2022 - Day Zero

June 21st, 2022


Day Zero? Yes, because much of the important business of the PCA General Assembly happens the day before the GA opens. Our panel were not, ahem, a bunch of zeroes: Charlie Nave, Scott Edburg, Job Dalomba, and Stephen …

Some Assembly Required, 2022: ARP, OPC & PCA

June 17th, 2022


Elders from the ARP, OPC, and PCA join us to review their just-completed assemblies or preview one yet to come (PCA). Pastors Andy Webb, David, Carnes, and Ryan Biese were our guests. Watch:

PCA General Assembly 2022 Overtures Preview

June 9th, 2022


Three young churchmen join us to break down the overtures before the 2022 PCA General Assembly. Pastors Jared Nelson, Scott Edburg, and Stephen …

6th Anniversary Music Pre-Show

June 3rd, 2022


Here we go—more than one hour of music from the Presbycast genre: some real gems and some truly frightening stuff in celebration of six years of …

6th Anniversary Podstravaganza

June 3rd, 2022


A cast of characters including Dr. Dominc Aquila, Camden Bucey of Reformed Forum, and the late Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones joined us to celebrate six years of strange presby podcasting. And, boy, did we cover some ground.

A Machen Sermon for 2022

May 23rd, 2022


Here's a reading (with brief comments) of a 1923 J. Gresham Machen sermon that is shockingly relevant 99 years later: "Isaiah's Scorn of Idolatry." …

GRN AUDIO: Dr Ian Hamilton - The History and Theological Declension of the Church of Scotland

May 20th, 2022


Dr Ian Hamilton delivers the address "The History and Theological Declension of the Church of Scotland" at the recent 2022 Gospel Reformation Network …

It's All Revivalism? - w/R. Scott Clark

May 20th, 2022

Church history professor and author Dr. R. Scott Clark joins us to talk about the history and present character of evangelicalism and revivalism from a Reformed perspective.


GRN AUDIO: Jon Payne - Don’t Shrink Back! Holy Courage & Gospel Confidence in a Secular Age

May 17th, 2022


PCA pastor Jon Payne speaks at the recent Gospel Reformation Network 2022 conference. Used with permission. View at:

Bethel McGrew on Third Ways, Context & Keller's City Views

May 13th, 2022


Writer and Twitter maven Bethel McGrew helps us review the recent political and social issue-related controversies concerning the social media …

Live from Birmingham - GRN 2022

May 5th, 2022


Two bright young churchmen and Zoe join us to talk about day one of the 2022 Gospel Reformation Network conference in Birmingham plus the prospects for the PCA as the 2022 General Assembly grows ever closer. This show …

PRESBYGIRLS - Rosaria Butterfield: Sin, Side B & Hospitality

April 29th, 2022


Rosaria Butterfield joins Sarah and Zoe for a frank and fiery discussion of "Side B Gay Christianity," sin and repentance, church as family, and radical hospitality. WATCH:

"Paul the Presbyterian" by Hungarian Pastor Peter Szabo

April 25th, 2022


This sermon based on Acts 13:1-3 by Pastor Peter Szabo of Budapest, Hungary was preached on April 24, 2022 at Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN. Szabo is a minister in the Reformed Presbyterian Church …

Rob & Bob of Theology Simply Profound on Machen's "Christianity & Liberalism"

April 22nd, 2022


OPC pastor Bob Tarullo and ruling elder/seminarian Rob McKenzie join us to talk about Machen's Christianity & Liberalism, a book they have …

Jon Payne on the 2022 GRN Conference & the run-up to the PCAGA

April 19th, 2022


Jon Payne, pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian (PCA) in Charleston, SC and executive coordinator of the Gospel Reformation Network joins us to talk about the 2022 GRN conference, the organization's history, and current …

Re-Framing Machen's Machen's Warrior Children w/DG Hart & RS Clark

April 15th, 2022


The recent republication of John Frame's article "Machen's Warrior Children" by a PCA blog spurred our discussion of the merits, relevance and context of the piece with two men who were "there when it happened"—church …

PRESBYGIRLS - How Presbyterian Government Protects Members

April 6th, 2022


Zoe and Sarah are joined by Sarah's husband pastor Sean Morris and his fellow PCA pastor Stephen Spinnenweber for a discussion of how presbyterian church government ought to protect members and why it sometimes fails to …

BONUS: Duncan & Keller Talk Deacons & Deaconesses - 2009

April 4th, 2022


We present an archival recording of a packed PCA General Assembly seminar from 2009 with Dr. Ligon Duncan and Tim Keller discussing their differing views on deacons, deaconesses, offices, and more. Be sure to hear the …

Who Should Preach w/Pastor Chris Gordon

March 31st, 2022


URC minister Chris Gordon joins us to discuss his article "The Domino Theory and Egalitarian Pulpits." We also briefly discussed CW's article on …

Cantina #8 - Days of Defenestration

March 25th, 2022


Out windows, under buses...a diverse all-star Tour de NAPARC cast discusses current events in the PCA and beyond and...Mean Girls? A Cantina classic!

Music Show - Strange Tunes for Stranger Pilgrims

March 21st, 2022


Oh nothin', just 22 amazing tunes from the alternately dark, sincere, entertaining, confused, and confusing musical underbelly of 20th-century American Christianity with context and commentary only Presbycast can (or …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 8, Of Christ the Mediator

March 18th, 2022


Pastor Chris Drews helps us work through the truths and implications of the great eighth chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Christ the Mediator.  Watch here:

Side B Deep Dive - MD Perkins & Stephen Spinnenweber

March 11th, 2022


American Family Association researcher and author M.D. Perkins shares some of his findings about the Side B movement (and a notable book) along with PCA minister Stephen Spinnenweber who has also written on the …

Dr. Dominic Aquila on the Revoice-Memorial PCA Decision

March 10th, 2022

Dr. Dominic Aquila joins us to unravel the PCA SJC decision on the case against Memorial PCA for hosting the first Revoice conference.

Todd Pruitt - What's a PCA Officer or Church Member to Do?

March 9th, 2022


PCA pastor and host of the Mortification of Spin podcast Todd Pruitt joins us talk about the impotance of staying informed and staying involved as …

Twitter Audio Space - The SJC's Revoice Decision

March 8th, 2022


Live from the Presbaru: Our first ever Twitter Space featured quality commentary from a few of our friends on the late-breaking PCA judicial decision on a Revoice-related case...yes, it was recorded in a car, but it …

Hungarian Pastor Peter Szabo on the Ukrainian Crisis

March 3rd, 2022

Peter Szabo, a Hungarian pastor in the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Central and Eastern Europe (RPCCEE), joins us to talk about the needs of the Ukrainian churches in their denomination and how churches are meeting …

Riding w/CW - Contextualizing On Down the Road

February 27th, 2022


Brad's latest article is the starting point for an interstate soliloquy about contextualization and the ever interesting, always hard-to-figure PCA. …

DG Hart & the Return of the Nicotine Theological Journal

February 25th, 2022


Dr. Darryl G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to announce the return of the much-loved and much-missed Nicotine Theological Journal, a feisty, Old …

Dom Aquila on What's Happening in the PCA

February 22nd, 2022


Aquila Report editor, PCA teaching elder, and seminary professor Dom Aquila speaks to a PCA church and answers questions about the state of play in the PCA...and what's to come.

A Sermon from Ephesians on Identity in Christ by Aldo Leon

February 21st, 2022


Our friend Aldo preaches a wide-ranging and passionate sermon from several sections of Ephesians on identity in Christ to his congregation in the Miami, FL area.

PCA Politypalooza: Overtures, Issues & Secrets

February 17th, 2022


Three thoughtful PCA pastors—Jared Nelson, Jim McCarthy, and Scott Edburg—join us to talk about the past, present, and future of the PCA, a …

Presbygirls #3: Spread Advice, Not Love

February 16th, 2022


Sarah and Zoe present the second installment of their advice regarding ways to encourage women in the church. This episode includes, but is not limited to Heart Day Wisecracks, tangents about fantastical baby names, us …

Big Eva Hearts Big Government!

February 11th, 2022


Some of our best friends join us to talk about the interesting relationship between Big Eva(ngelicalism) and Big Government in the age of Covid.

Cantina #7 - Neo Fundamentalism Strikes Back in the PCA?

February 4th, 2022


Miami pastor Aldo Leon and a few other friends join us to talk about the strange charge that the PCA is being taking over by "Neo Fundamentalists"...and for Neo Fundamentalists we had a raucously good time!

Jure Divino Presbyterianism w/Pastor Ben Glaser

January 27th, 2022


ARP pastor Ben Glaser joins us to talk about jure divino (divine right) presbyterianism and why it's good for the sheep, the soul, and the elders. …

Riding w/CW - Follow-up: Last Straws, Fatal Indicators

January 24th, 2022


Some follow-up thoughts after the last RCW -- a few more thoughts on when/if/why churches would choose to leave the PCA.

Riding w/CW: Demise of the Overtures, PCA's Days of Decision

January 23rd, 2022


Brad reflects on the day's voting results in PCA presbyteries and the calls for division and feelings of doubt and despair that must surely follow. …

Presbygirls #2: Spreading the Advice Around

January 14th, 2022


Sarah and Zoe kick off their first live show discussing Sarah's pre-GA Aquila Report article, which was published last June and ranked #2 most read on the AR for the entire year of 2021. They venture also for the very …

Riding w/CW: PCA's Struggle -- SSAity & the Laity

January 12th, 2022


Brad drives to work and talks about the clergy-laity divide over Revoice, Side B, and SSA issues in the PCA. Referenced articles:

Chuck Finney on Money, Size, and Things That Matter

January 11th, 2022


Old friend and small-town pastor Chris Ames (aka Twitter's Chuck Finney) joins us to talk about money, the Gospel-Industrial Complex, conference …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 7, Of God's Covenant with Man

January 7th, 2022


OPC pastor Chris Drew joins us again as we examine the critical chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith that deals with covenant -- the key …

Sermon: Psalm 92 - The Lord's Day by Sean Morris

January 5th, 2022


PCA pastor Sean Morris preaches an excellent sermon on the Lord's Day and the importance of worship, delight, and fellowship in the life of the believer.

The 85th Anniversary of the Death of Machen

January 1st, 2022


Originally recorded in 2020, this episode commemorates the death of J. Gresham Machen on Jan. 1, 1937 in a tiny North Dakota hospital, alone and separated from friends or family save the Rev. Sam Allen, whose account we …

Deconstructing 2021 and Big Eva Media w/DG Hart

December 31st, 2021


Church historian D.G. Hart joins us for a review of 2021 plus a fascinating breakdown of a little-known but very significant church planting network with clips from the "Rise and Fall of Mars Hill" podcast. Dr. Hart …

Festivus 2021 w/Martyn Lloyd-Jones & a Cast of Dozens

December 24th, 2021


Our longest, most well-attended, and most boisterous Festivus celebration ever...with THE Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and THE Dr. R. Scott Clark, plus THE Bishop of Western Festivus Dan Borvan...also a doctor!

PRESBYGIRLS #1: Introducing Presbysectionality

December 22nd, 2021


Well, everyone asked to 'hear women', so here we are, filling a need. Your introduction to Zoe (a precocious college student) and Sarah (a …

Reviewing "Still Time to Care" w/Dr. Jonathan Master

December 14th, 2021


Dr. Jonathan Master, president of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, wrote a thoughtful review of Greg Johnson's new book about "gay …

Pastor Aldo Leon - Common Sense & Clarity in the PCA

December 10th, 2021


Miami-area PCA pastor Aldo Leon joins us to argue that the overtures related to Revoice and SSA pastors in the PCA are clear, comprehensible, …

Pastor Aldo Leon on PCA Overtures 23 and 37

December 4th, 2021


Miami-area PCA pastor Aldo Leon reacts to an article by David Coffin (linked below) on PCA overtures 23 and 37, concerning Side B issues and now before the presbyteries. Also linked is the original video.

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 6, Of the Fall of Man, of Sin & of the Punishment Thereof

December 3rd, 2021


Pastor Chris Drew guides us on our walking tour through the Westminster Confession of Faith, this time chapter 6 -- Of the Fall of Man, of Sin and of the Punishment Thereof. Depravity, federal headship, and the remedy …

Sean McGowan on the Imprecatory Psalms

November 23rd, 2021


PCA pastor Sean McGowan of Tallahassee, FL joins us to talk about his new book on the imprecatory psalms "Psalms That Curse." Hey, we had fun even if the subject matter was not exactly side-splitting. Get the book here:

Pastor Andy Webb on His New ARP Home

November 22nd, 2021


Erstwhile PCA stalwart Andy Webb explains his rationale for decamping to the ARP and why he enjoys it there. The reasons he gives will be familiar to Presbycast listeners, but you'll want to hear him tell this story.

TIME CAPSULE, 1975: RC Sproul Preaches at the Founding of Ascension Presbytery

November 20th, 2021


A special treat: an audio recording of the evening worship service at the meeting where the PCA Presbytery of the Ascension was formed on July 29, …

Small Church Pastors on Big-Time PCA Politics

November 18th, 2021


PCA pastor Derrick Brite and OPC bivocational minister Chris Drew join us to share their views on the current conflict and warring factions in the PCA from, as it were, the cheap seats of below-the-radar small church …

When Church Became Theatre w/Harrison Perkins

November 15th, 2021


Pastor-worship geek Harrison Perkins of London City Presbyterian joins us again, this time to talk about the book "When Church Became Theatre" and …

Honor Your Imperfect Fathers & Brothers w/Miles & Ben

November 11th, 2021


Historian Miles Smith IV of Hillsdale College and ARP minister Ben Glaser, a West Virginian in South Carolina, join us to talk about the ahistorical …

PCA On the Brink?

November 2nd, 2021


Revoice, judicial decisions, and now leaked emails from a powerful lobbying group...times are tough in the PCA in 2021 and 2022 looks stormy. A …

WRESBYcast of Horror

October 29th, 2021


Wresby and some miscreants rate horror movies for hours...that's it, that's the show. CW wasn't there because DIDN'T SEE IT. This was our WE HAVE TO …

Rapid Reaction: The PCA SJC Missouri Presbytery Decision

October 23rd, 2021


Dr. Dominc Aquila and pastor Jared Nelson join CW and Amish Ambush to size up the PCA SJC decision on the Missouri Presbytery/Greg Johnson case. Read …

Reviewing Revoice w/Esther O'Reilly

October 21st, 2021


We are joined by writer Esther O'Reilly who has followed the gay Christian/Side B movement for almost 10 years and has written extensively on the …

Cantina #6 - Accommodating the Cultured Despisers

October 15th, 2021


Zoe the Presby Girl fills in for busy Wresby and Third Presbycaster Rev. Chris Drew joins us to dissect Carl Trueman's First Things article on the similarities of today's evangelical elites to yesteryear's …

What Does Romans 13 Mean in 2021? - w/Greg Baus

October 8th, 2021


Reformed thinker Gregory Baus joins us to examine the thorny issues of political compliance and resistance from an historical Reformed confessional …

Realpolitik & Pushback in the PCA w/Aldo Leon

October 1st, 2021


Miami-area PCA pastor Aldo Leon joins us for a frank talk about the PCA, progressivism, and the mission of the church. We interacted with this article:

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 5, Of Providence

September 24th, 2021


Pastor Chris Drew joins us for a doctrinal and pastoral discussion of the challenging and encouraging fifth chapter of the Westminster Confession of Faith, Of Providence.

PCA Overtures in Play...What's Next?

September 16th, 2021


Two PCA ruling elders and Dr. Dominic Aquila join us to examine conflicting advice about the SSA-related overtures now before the presbyteries of the …

Aquila and Greco on PCA Overtures 23 and 34

September 11th, 2021


PCA pastors Dr. Dominic Aquila and Fred Greco talk about the importance of overtures 23 and 37 (concerning officer examination and qualifications, triggered by the Revoice/SSA controversy) as they begin to come before …

Pastor Geoff Gleason - An Appeal on Race in the PCA

September 9th, 2021


PCA pastor Geoff Gleason walks us through his five-part blog series on issues of race in the PCA and offers a diagnostic framework for evaluating claims and strategies. Here's the series (beginning at the first …

Keep Presbyterianism Weird

September 1st, 2021


ARP pastor Ben Glaser and missionary kid Zoe help us ask why presbyterianism is weird and why/if we ought to keep it that way. The jumping off point was Ben's article on mental images:

Cantina Call-In with Dan Borvan

August 27th, 2021


Our special friend Dan Borvan, a URC minister in California, joins us for a variety (telephone) call-in show where no topic was off-limits -- a welcome diversion from the dire news of the day. 

SERMON: Make Worship Relevant Again, Ex. 32:15-24 -Ryan Biese

August 23rd, 2021


Here's another good sermon in Ryan Biese's Exodus series preached at First Presbyterian (PCA), Fort Oglethorpe, GA, this time from chapter 32, verses 15-24 -- the account of Moses' encounter with Aaron and the …

UK Pastors Against Vaccine Passports

August 16th, 2021


William JU Philip of the Tron Church in Glasgow and Paul Levy of the Ealing International Presbyterian Church join us to talk about the letter …

The Value of Freedom, the Prospects for Liberty w/Kerry Baldwin

August 13th, 2021


Kerry Baldwin of the Libertarian Christian Institute joins us and a few friends for a great conversation about liberty and freedom in church and society as mandates loom and Covid lingers.

Necessary That He Hold the Catholic Faith - RSC on the Athanasian

August 6th, 2021


Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California guides us through the indispensable through the 44 articles of the Athanasian Creed which …

SERMON: Galatians 2:11-16 by Mark Robinson

August 3rd, 2021


Recent show guest Mark Robinson preaches at First Presbyterian Church, Fort Oglethorpe, GA on the dramatic events recounted in Galatians 2 and their implication for believers and the church.

Timely Challenges, Eternal Hope w/Mark Robinson & Ron Henzel

July 30th, 2021


PCA elders Mark Robinson and Rob Henzel join us for a timely discussion of the ecclesial issues of our day, including racism (and its supposed remedies), sexuality, and the temptation to compromise with the spirit and …

SERMON: Make God Relevant Again, Ex. 32:1-6 - Ryan Biese

July 28th, 2021


We are happy to offer this excellent sermon by pastor Ryan Biese of First Presbyterian (PCA), Fort Oglethorpe, GA. The text is Exodus 32: 1-6 (the …

Happy Machen Day!

July 28th, 2021


A short re-post on the 140th anniversary of J. Gresham Machen's birth:

This inaugural episode (6/10/2019) of Machen Minutes features a word of introduction, a reading from the last chapter of "Christianity and …

Presby in Miami w/PCA Pastor Aldo Leon

July 20th, 2021


Pastor Aldo Leon of Pinelands PCA in the Miami, FL area joins us to talk about the portability of principled presbyterian polity and doctrine. He …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 4, Of Creation

July 16th, 2021


Pastor Chris Drew led us through WCF chapter 4, Of Creation. This was an edifying discussion which emphasized the glory of God and the eschatalogical implications of the great truth of the Bible's creation account.

Pastor Aldo Leon on the PCA General Assembly

July 14th, 2021


Pastor Aldo Leon of Pinelands PCA in Miami, FL shares his report and perspective on the 2021 PCA General Assembly. We hope to have Aldo on Presbycast …

Cantina #4 - Post GA Blues

July 9th, 2021


Seven real-world presbyterian guests joined us to talk about a variety of important things...from pizza to polity. Our streaming platform had a few …

Riding w/CW - 2021 PCAGA Postmortem

July 5th, 2021


Podcasting from the Presbaru, CW gives a brief wrapup of PCAGA 2021 from a participant's perspective.

Live from St Louis - It's Presby Night Live

July 1st, 2021


Our most eclectic live show ever - six guests joined at the raucous and noisy MORE in the PCA social, including Camden Bucey, Dominic Aquila, Job Dalomba, Brian Heise and our new favorite Machen Warrior princesses Sarah …

PCAGA Previewpalooza w/Todd Pruitt

June 25th, 2021


PCA pastor and well-known Spin Mortificator Todd Pruitt helps us preview the proceedings of the PCA General Assembly in St. Louis beginning June 28, …

Researching Revoice & Side B w/M.D. Perkins

June 18th, 2021


We are joined by M.D. Perkins, a researcher, filmmaker, and author, to talk about Revoice, Side B, and the cultural currents regarding gender and …

Confessional Concerns & Conflict in the PCA w/R. Scott Clark

June 17th, 2021


Our friend Dr. R. Scott Clark, a church historian and theologian, brings his perspective to bear on confessional subscription and the current …

5-Year Podversary -- Analyzing a Presby Movie w/DG Hart

June 11th, 2021


We celebrate (a week late) our 5-year show anniversary with our first and most prolific guest Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College, the greatest living …

Drawing Lines & Writing Letters in the PCA

June 9th, 2021


It was our delight to welcome small-town PCA pastor Derrick Brite to talk about his recent GRN article and to analyze an open letter signed by …

The Roots of Revoice in the PCA

June 4th, 2021


We are joined by Dr. Dominic Aquila and pastor Chuck Williams to talk about the roots of Revoice in the PCA...and the fruit thereof. Both men have …

2020 REWIND - The PCA Sexuality Report w/Todd Pruitt

June 1st, 2021


This show released one year ago (almost to the day) and is an examination of the report of the PCA Ad Interim Committee on Human Sexuality, which will likely be received by the 2021 GA in St Louis one month from now.. …

Cantina #3 - The Presbys & The Presbycurious

May 21st, 2021


Join us for this throwback show with old friends, a new presbycurious pastor, and variable audio and internet quality! Better than your worst Zoom …

Lutheran Satire's Hans Fiene on Female Pastors & Feisty Polemics

May 12th, 2021


Hans Fiene, Lutheran pastor and content creator par excellence, expands on a series of tweets on the theology and pyschology of doctrinal declension …

Live from Birmingham - GRN 2021, PCA in Crisis

May 6th, 2021


From Birmingham, the site of the 2021 Gospel Reformation Network conference, we discuss the significant points of the day's talks with Dominic Aquila, Sean McGowan, and Charlie Nave, founder of MORE in the PCA.

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 3, Of God's Eternal Decree

April 30th, 2021


Our friend OPC pastor Chris Drew leads us through a discussion of one of the most challenging and misunderstood sections of the Westminster Confession, chapter 3 - Of God's Eternal Decree. Election, predestination, …

Jon Payne of GRN on the Future of the PCA

April 22nd, 2021


Jon Payne, pastor of Christ Church Presbyterian and director of the Gospel Reformation Network, joins us for a frank-but-hopeful assessment of the …

Bonus Content: A Sermon on Ecclesiastes 3 by Ryan Biese

April 19th, 2021


Here's a wonderful sermon on Ecclesiastes 3 by our friend Ryan Biese, pastor of First Presbyterian Church (PCA) of Fort Oglethorpe, GA. He is an …

Queer Currents in the Church w/Pastor Shawn Mathis

April 14th, 2021


OPC minister Shawn Mathis joins us to talk about Revoice/Side B Christian theology in the conservative Reformed world and what its acceptance might …

Bonus Content: A Sermon on Worship by John Blevins III

April 12th, 2021


Here's an excellent sermon from Luke 19:45-48 by John Blevins III, associate pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN. This passage, which includes the cleansing of the temple, has much to say about …

Leaving So Soon? - w/DG Hart & Dominic Aquila

April 7th, 2021


We talked about when, why, if, and how to leave a denomination...and why we hope that could be avoided with Drs. Darryl G. Hart of Hillsdale College …

Presbycast Cantina #2 - Politics, Fun Baptists, Presby Perplexities

April 2nd, 2021


Well, it was a variety show with variety...from the smart (presby political thinker Forfare Davis) to the dumb (April Fools' Day humor...baptists), …

The Long Strange YRR Trip w/the Restless Guys

March 25th, 2021


Matt and Michael of the Restless Podcast join us to talk about the long, strange trip that was the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement. Be sure to subscribe to their podcast at

From Glasgow to Mississippi w/Pastor David Strain

March 19th, 2021


Dr. David Strain, senior minister of First Presbyterian Church of Jackson MS, joins us to discuss his journey from Scotland (where he was removed from the liberal Church of Scotland for his orthodox views), to London, …

Miles Smith on Christian Nationalism

March 12th, 2021


Historian and Hillsdale College visiting professor Miles Smith IV joins us to talk about his recent piece (linked below) on so-called Christian …

An American Presby in London w/Harrison Perkins

March 11th, 2021


We are pleased to have Harrison Perkins who ministers at the Free Church of Scotland congregation in London, UK though his credentials are those of a PCA minister. We talk lots about the situation on the ground in that …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 2

March 3rd, 2021


We talk about the important truths and terms of the second chapter (Of God, and of the Holy Trinity) of the Westminster Confession of Faith with OPC …

General Uncertainty: PCA GA's St Louis Blues

February 26th, 2021


A hastily-assembled cast of PCA elders including Dr. Dominic Aquila discuss the late-breaking news concerning the uncertain dates and arrangements of the 2021 PCA General Assembly in St. Louis. 

CCM & the Church w/the Balm in Gilead Guys

February 25th, 2021


Bryan and Grant of the Balm in Gilead podcast join us to talk about contemporary music and the worship of the church. Their podcast takes an unusually serious look at church music -- check it out:

Cantina #1 - Common Grace, Music, and Pizza

February 17th, 2021


The first ever Presbycast Cantina with guests Drs. Darryl G. Hart and R. Scott Clark and several listeners via Discord. We covered a wide range of subjects and enjoyed some vintage Xian music...and had fun with baptists.

Time Capsule - 1st PCA General Assembly, 1973

February 12th, 2021


With permission from the PCA Historical Center we provide this recording of the first hour and a half of the first PCA General Assembly in 1973. The greater portion is an address by convener/moderator Jack Williamson (a …

Christian Liberty, Worship, and Context w/Ryan Biese

February 10th, 2021


PCA pastor Ryan Biese joins us to talk about the relationship of the Westminster concept of Christian liberty to the regulative principle of worship, …

Walking Through Westminster - WCF 1

February 3rd, 2021


This is the first installment in our series Walking Through Westminster with pastor Chris Drew. We cover the entirety of chapter 1 of the Westminster Confession of Faith.

Bonus Content: Smith on the History of Presbyterian Worship

January 29th, 2021


A talk by the late Dr. Morton H. Smith on the history of presbyterian worship (with an emphasis on worship developments in the PCA) from the 2003 …

Rural Ministry w/ARP Pastors Ben Glaser & Clint Davis

January 28th, 2021


We had a great time talking with two ARP pastors who happen to be good friends -- Ben Glaser and Clint Davis. Hear about the joy and trials of rural and small-town ministry in one of the most presbyterian parts of the …

Our 300th Show - Denomination Blues

January 20th, 2021


PCA ruling elder Gabe Williams joins our 300th show to talk about the joy and pain, sunshine and rain of being involved in a presbyterian …

With the Guilt, Grace, Gratitude guys

January 15th, 2021


We recently enjoyed talking with Nick Fullwiler and Peter Bell of the Guilt, Grace, Gratitude podcast about the origins of Presbycast, that …

Contrarian Presbyterian Homesick Blues

January 13th, 2021


2021 is here with bells of course we talk (with Dan Borvan and Sean) about the latest in DC mayhem, what the future might hold, and Carl …

A Pastor Teaches on Worship, WCF 21

January 8th, 2021


Our friend PCA pastor Ryan Biese teaches on worship using Westminster Confession of Faith chapter 21 as his guide. This is a very helpful …

Goodbye 2020 -- A New Year's Eve Special w/R. Scott Clark

January 1st, 2021


We ring out the year that has wrung many of us out with a selection of Presbycasty tunes and a long talk about 2020 with our friend Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California and the Heidelblog media empire. …

Best of Presbycast: Tiny Church Nation w/Chris Drew (2017)

December 29th, 2020


For the benefit of newer listeners or those with short memories, this is another "Best of" encore presentation from 2017, when Chris Drew, pastor of a small church, joined us talk about the small church experience. …

Best of Presbycast: Lost Sheep w/R. Scott Clark (2017)

December 22nd, 2020


For the benefit of newer listeners or those with short memories, this is our first "Best of" encore presentation. Originally posted 2/1/2017, Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California joins us to talk about …

Festivustravaganza 2020 w/Dan Borvan

December 16th, 2020


It's the most Presbycast time of the year! Our annual Festivus show features pastor Dan Borvan and show pal Amish Ambush. We actually talked about important stuff -- worship, the church, and liberty. We also had a good …

Whither the PCA? w/Dominic Aquila

December 10th, 2020


Dr. Dominic Aquila -- pioneering internet journalist, pastor and church planter, seminary professor and president, church historian, and former moderator of the PCA General Assembly -- joins us to discuss the past, …

The Church Architecture Show - Foundations

December 4th, 2020


Twitter's own Odd Deacon, a real-life architect, joins us for the first Church Architecture Show. We talk about basic, big picture concepts concerning church design and worship spaces. Ranger the Presby Dog also made an …

Presbyterian in Albania w/Pastor Albert Kona

November 19th, 2020


Presbyterian church planter Albert "Berti" Kona of Durres, Albania joins us to tell his amazing story and manages to inspire, warn, and amuse us along the way. This type of show is why Presbycast exists -- don't miss a …

2020...THIS IS FIENE -- Lutheran Media Mogul Hans Fiene

November 12th, 2020


LCMS pastor Hans Fiene of Lutheran Satire fame joins us to talk culture, elections, COVID, and why Lutherans are funnier than Presbyterians.

Election Night Live 2020

November 4th, 2020


We are joined by several quality guests including Dr. Darryl G. Hart of Hillsdale College to discuss the election results as they came no …

Christianity & Liberterarianism w/Kerry Baldwin

October 30th, 2020


We explore the intersection of Christianity and libertarianism and...2020 with Kerry Baldwin, a prolific writer and podcaster at the Christian …

SPECIAL REPORT: 2020 ARP Synod by Andy Webb

October 25th, 2020


Our friend Andy Webb of Fayetteville, NC gives his solo report of the proceedings of the 2020 Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church general synod …

RCW - Of Cities and Seekers

October 20th, 2020


Are cities the best place to plant churches and "do evangelism"? Does the city breed spiritual seekers? A series of Tim Keller tweets prompted this …

The Theology of BBQ

October 15th, 2020


Despites some technical issues (improves greatly after about 20 minutes) we pulled off a show only Presbycast would or could do: We talk about the …

The L-Word: Liberalism & Liberalism w/DG Hart

October 7th, 2020


Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to talk about liberalism -- theological, political...and incipient. We talk about the relationship …

Miles Smith IV on the PCA Plus Listener Calls

October 2nd, 2020


Historian Miles Smith IV talks about his recent article on the PCA for The American Conservative "Will the PCA Go Woke?" plus we take listener calls, mostly on the same theme of real or supposed leftward drift among …

D.G. Hart on Christianity Today, Big Eva's Diary

September 25th, 2020


Historian D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to talk about the evolution of the magazine Christianity Today and what the changes suggest about …

Erick Erickson: Warnings in the PCA

September 18th, 2020


PCA member, seminarian, and major conservative media figure Erick Erickson joins us to talk about why he wrote an article called "Warnings in the PCA". We discuss critical theory, intersectionality, racial …

Riding w/CW - Showdown at the GCC Corral?

September 14th, 2020


CW monologues about the conflict between LA County authorities and John MacArthur's Grace Community Church...and what it might mean for all of us. …

Public Worship vs. Private - a Virtual Conversation

September 10th, 2020


Professor Scott Aniol and pastor Chuck Finney join us to talk about public worship using an old puritan sermon as a jumping-off point. Here's an …

The Ecclesiastes Option w/Dr. Ben Shaw

September 3rd, 2020


We are joined by Dr. Ben Shaw of Reformation Bible College to talk about his book Ecclesiastes, Life in a Fallen World and the relevance of this …

We Are the True Moderates!

August 18th, 2020


A bright young seminarian and a PCA pastor to join us to talk about the challenge and blessing of staying "moderate" in the era of 'Rona and, well, …

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapters 3-5

August 16th, 2020


A reading of the Westminster Confession of Faith, chapters 3 through 5.   The WCF reading will be published as one file when complete. This is the second installment.

Working for Reform in the PCA - MORE & FFP

August 14th, 2020


Charlie Nave of MORE in the PCA and Bruce Kirby of the Firm Foundation Partnership join us to talk about their organizations' efforts to reform the …

Castmoot 2020 -- Live Liberty

August 10th, 2020


Wresby, CW, Amish, and Ken Shepherd all under the same porch roof, talking about the stuff you're talking about, eating the food you'd eat.

Masks & Morality w/Science Guy David Shane

August 5th, 2020


Physics professor and Reformed church member David Shane joins us to talk about the moral dimensions of mask wearing and other COVID restrictions where data, ethical, scriptural, scientific and confessional convictions …

Westminster Confession of Faith, Chapters 1 & 2

July 31st, 2020


A reading of the Westminster Confession of Faith, chapters 1 and 2.  

Sturm und Drang, 2020 Rolls On

July 28th, 2020


Two pastors (Dan Borvan and Chris Drew) join us to talk about those who would defer to the magistrate on 'Rona restrictions and those who would defy …

Cancel Culture & Calvinist Pirates w/R. Scott Clark

July 22nd, 2020


Argggh! We talk cancel culture and Calvinists corsairs of the Caribbean with Clark of California, our favorite swashbuckling church historian. Read …

SPECIAL: Transmission from 2027

July 13th, 2020


Silent Topher's wifi toaster opened up a time travel portal and we were able to download an episode of Presbycast from 2027...and it's not pretty. 

Emotional Support Call-In Show 2020

July 9th, 2020


Another call-in show, this time with 2020 energy and range...certainly not for everyone with its wall-to-wall inside jokes, Twitter references, and so forth. Ultimately though there was good fellowship, a bit of wisdom, …

Let Freedom Sing...Mostly on Key

July 4th, 2020


A Fourth of July bonus mostly-music show with a couple of clips from some of our favorite IFB preachers. Could be helpful if you have guests at your …

Presbytizing the Eschaton w/Dan Borvan

July 1st, 2020


URC minister Dan "The Third Presbycaster" Borvan joins us to talk about eschatology, church and culture, and the challenges of pastoring in days of …

BONUS: A Sermon on the Eldership by C.N. Willborn

June 28th, 2020


Here's a wonderful sermon on God's provision of elders for his church by Dr. C.N. Willborn of Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN, …

A City Church Pastor vs. the Lockdown -- the Importance of Worship

June 26th, 2020


Pastor Dan Quakkelaar of Friend of Sinners PCA in Milwaukee, WI joins us to talk about his lawsuit against the city over COVID lockdown restrictions which prevent his church from worshiping. Learn more about his unique …

Reformed & that even possible?

June 25th, 2020


We're joined by Hutch (of the True Presbyterian podcast) and Charles, two young guys who hope to plant ordinary means of grace presbyterian churches in rural America. We talk worship, music, contextualization, and the …

Bonus: CW on NoCo Radio w/Mike Abendroth

June 20th, 2020


Hear a NoCo Radio interview recorded before the world got even crazier a month ago, but before that a couple of teaser clips of Loury and McWhorter on the craziness of that began in late May, 2020 (and how to deal with …

'Merica 2020 w/Forfare Davis

June 19th, 2020


Political thinker and writer Forfare Davis joins us to talk politics, culture, civilization, and coping strategies in the second decade of a …

Presbysectionality: Scott Sauls & Andy Webb on PCA, Side B, and Mission (Presburg Colloquy #1)

June 11th, 2020


PCA pastor Scott Sauls and Andy Webb, a pastor soon departing the PCA for the ARP, engage in a gracious-but-spirited conversation about SSA, a recent …

Is Calvinism the Problem?

June 9th, 2020


CW reacts to a Twitter thread from Janet Mefferd which blames "Calvinism"(or a certain permutation thereof) for the leftward drift in evangelicalism.

The Machen Time Machine w/D.G. Hart

June 5th, 2020


In which we answer the question (that maybe no one was asking) -- How might things have been different of J. Gresham Machen, who died in 1937, had …

Reviewing the PCA Sexuality Report w/Todd Pruitt

May 29th, 2020


PCA pastor and host of Mortification of Spin Todd Pruitt joins us to talk about the just-released PCA report on sexuality. Download the report here and read it for yourself:

Revoice Revisited w/Jared Moore & Josh Gielow

May 27th, 2020


We return to Revoice with Dr. Jared Moore and Josh Gielow. Jared wrote a doctoral dissertation on the movement and Josh attended the 2018 Revoice …

SBC - Past, Present & Future w/Tom Buck

May 19th, 2020


SBC pastor Tom Buck joins us for a wide-ranging conversation about the issues facing the Southern Baptist Convention, most of which are strangely parallel to those facing the PCA. 

In the Presby Alley with GA Junkie

May 15th, 2020


Steve Salyards aka GA Junkie joins us to talk about general assembling (or the forsaking thereof) in the year of the 'Rona. We talk polity, PCUSA, …

Worship, the World, Wuhan, and the's 2020!

May 13th, 2020


Our panel of six discusses, well, everything you might expect given the state of the world today, but with a churchly focus, a bit of humor, and a dose of realism. 

BONUS: Machen's Testimony Against a Federal Dept of Education

April 30th, 2020


Quarantined CW reads J. Gresham Machen's testimony before a US Senate committee against the formation of Federal department of education in 1926. Suffice it to say Machen sounds like a prophet here. These words are …

Live from the Corona Cabana

April 29th, 2020


As CW awaits corona virus test results he and Wresby get together for an old-school, two-person show with discussion of current events in the church …

Longing for the Un-Shutdown!

April 22nd, 2020


Podcaster-YouTuber Hutch of the True Presbyterian show joins us to talk about things temporal (lockdown life) and eternal (the gospel and the church) …

Being Hans Fiene -- Lutheran Multimedia Maven

April 16th, 2020


LCMS pastor, writer, and Lutheran Satire content creator Hans Fiene joins us to talk about humor, snark, confessionalism, culture, corona virus and …

Riding w/CW -- No PCAGA in 2020

April 14th, 2020


CW talks about his Aquila Report article in questions raised by the postponement of the 48th PCA General Assembly. Here is the article:

Coronanomics -- Time to Shut Down the Shutdown?

April 9th, 2020


An all-star cast of Reformed Twitter worthies join us to talk about the economics and effects (long-term and short-term) of the COVID-19 shutdown on the country, the society, and the church.

SIDE SHOW: Tiger King and the Real America

April 3rd, 2020


This episode is most assuredly not for everyone, but examines the cultural phenomenon of a Netflix documentary series that puts a new "T" in the …

PCAGA -- There's an app for that?

April 3rd, 2020


The author of an overture to squelch the use of organized electronic communication at the PCA General Assembly joins us along with a concerned ruling …

Bar-B-Q(uarantine) Live Show

March 29th, 2020


CW thought it would be a great idea to pass the day of quarantine by streaming Presbycast music while he smoked some pork...for 8 hours and 45 …


March 24th, 2020


We talk with church historian and cultural/political observer Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College about his mild skepticism of the Corona virus …

Social Media Distancing Quarantine Call-in

March 20th, 2020


A cast of quarantined characters joined us to talk about church, the COVID-19 crisis, cabin fever, and much more, including special appearances by

Dispatches from Greenville

March 17th, 2020


Our trip to the Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary conference yielded more interesting interviews -- this time from Hungarian pastor Peter …

Presbys and Pandemics

March 13th, 2020


On a variety live show we heard from a listener, a pastor leaving the PCA, a PCA pastor wrestling with the challenges of the Corona virus pandemic, and we heard an excellent presentation by a PCA pastor on Calvin's …

Camden Bucey on the Conference Trail

March 12th, 2020


We talk with Camden Bucey of Reformed Forum on all things Reformed, Presbyterian, conferential, and podcastological at the Greenville Presbyterian  …

Alonzo Ramirez - Peruvian Presbyterian Pioneer

March 7th, 2020


We were honored to speak with Peruvian pastor Alonzo Ramirez about his work in church planting, translation, and presbyterian church building by ordinary means of grace ministry in the Cajamarca region of Peru. Learn …

Time Capsule Talk w/R. Scott Clark

March 4th, 2020


We talk about a fascinating digital time capsule with Dr. R. Scott Clark, Odd Deacon, and Kirk Cicero, and the discussion covers the gospel, Federal … China

February 27th, 2020


We speak with Pastor C, a Taiwanese-born American pastor ministering in China, about persecution, epidemics, and the prospects for presbyterianism in China. The bumper music is Psalm 23 in Mandarin.

Habemus Clericum - A New Stated Clerk for the PCA

February 25th, 2020


We talk about the news of a new stated clerk for the PCA and the concept of REFORMED FUNDAMENTALISTS in a freewheeling live format. Links:

An Island Ministry -- Preacher-Lobsterman Tom Powell

February 20th, 2020


Bivocational minister Tom Powell talks about his very unusual and rewarding ministry as an out-of-bounds PCA teaching elder on an isolated Maine …

Riding w/CW: PCA/Revoice Issues Update

February 11th, 2020


CW provides an update on PCA procedural-judicial actions seeking to address the controversy surrounding a Revoice-affiliated pastor and church. Here is the referenced article:

Presby Night Live! A Music Show

February 10th, 2020


Gather round the internet machine with CW and Wresby and enjoy some Presbycast gospel music of the 60s and 70s small-time, regional, vanity press variety in high-quality mono! View the proceedings with album art visuals …

Spirit of Schleiermacher w/Jim Cassidy

February 7th, 2020


Dr. Jim Cassidy of South Austin Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Texas joins us to talk about his recent article "The Fundamentalist-Modernist Controversy and the Spirit of Schleiermacher," which examines the German …

Dominic Aquila on the Revoice Overtures

January 30th, 2020


Dr. Dominic Aquila of Aquila Report fame joins us to talk about the early overtures that seek to address the Revoice controversy in the PCA. Here are relevant links:

Presbyterian in Pakistan

January 27th, 2020


We are joined in studio by Pakistani presbyerian Pastor Z. Hear about the church in a country most know little about and that has more presbyterians …

Class: Church Government 9

January 20th, 2020


This installment examines the biblical evidence for the temporary and perpetual offices of the church. The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.

Staying in the PCA w/Jared Nelson

January 15th, 2020


PCA pastor Jared Nelson joins us to talk about reasons to stay in the PCA. We discuss his old article which is still relevant today, and we talk …

Our Fathers Left Us Evangelicalism w/Cameron Shaffer

January 10th, 2020


We speak with EPC minister Cameron Shaffer who authored the excellent and passionately-written piece "Our Fathers Left Us Evangelicalism."

Andy Webb -- Leaving the PCA?

January 3rd, 2020


We talk with current PCA minister and long-time Reformed social media gadfly Andy Webb on his church's possible exit from the PCA...and how they came to this point. 

Bonus content: The Death of J. Gresham Machen

January 1st, 2020


A reading of the account of the death of Machen and context from Machen's biographer Ned Stonehouse. Here is the edition of The Presbyterian Journal

New Year's Eve Auld Lang Live Show

January 1st, 2020


We talk with reporter and presby Ken Shepherd about the trials of 2019 and the prospects for 2020 on New Year's Eve, ringing in 2020 with Machen horns and humor. You may watch the live YouTube broadcast here. The TGC …

Class: Church Government 8

December 25th, 2019


We continue to work through Guy Water's book "How Jesus Runs the Church," this session touches on church power and the offices of the church. Some questions were edited out for the sake of privacy.

Music for a Good Cause

December 23rd, 2019


Not-so-bad music for a good cause -- we spin tunes (ranging from country gospel to Jesus freak rock an roll) and encourage our listeners to support …

A Festivus for the Presby-est 2019

December 18th, 2019


Festivus expert Dan Borvan and everyone's favorite Reformed curmudgeon Sean join us for Festivus fun on our annual holiday classic.

Pre-Festivus Holiday Variety Live Show 2019

December 12th, 2019


Music, fun, and Silent Topher speaks -- it's holiday variety extravaganza! We play a bit of Xmas music and our first sexy sax solo! You can watch …

Is Church for Children?

December 4th, 2019


PCA ruling elder and young father Scott Hedgcock joins us to talk about children in worship. Also, enjoy our new advertisers -- Presbyton and Federal …

D.G. Hart on Machen's Warrior Children

November 26th, 2019


Dr. Darryl G. Hart, biographer of Machen, joins us to talk about Machen's Warrior Children -- past and present. Here is the John Frame essay we …

Class: Church Government 7

November 25th, 2019


This week's class addresses the power of the church. The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.

Bumper music courtesy of Kdubtru.

Music and more on a Saturday night

November 20th, 2019


Here's the full audio of a live show experiment with more than an hour of music from the Presbycast bumper music genre, a couple of entertaining …

Church Government Class 6

November 18th, 2019


This week's class addresses jure divino versus jure humano church government.  The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.

Dr. Glen Clary on Worship & the 2nd Commandment

November 14th, 2019


OPC minister Dr. Glen Clary joins us to talk about one of his (and our) favorite subjects -- Reformed worship, with special emphasis on the second commandment. Here's the Hughes Oliphant Old book he recommended.

Class: Presbyterian Church Government 5

November 11th, 2019


This week's class addresses the relationship of church government to civil government, Jesus' mediatorial and essential rule.  The source material is …

Ruling Elders Rule

November 8th, 2019


18-year veteran PCA ruling elder Gabe joins us to talk about the importance of ruling elders to the courts of presbyterian churches, barriers to …

Class: Presbyterian Church Government 4

November 4th, 2019


This week's class addresses the nature and necessity of church membership.  The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church.

Reforween Live Show 2019: Presbypocalypse Now

November 1st, 2019


It's Presbypocalypse Now...and it sure did take a long time. Lots of listeners joined us live on Reforween to talk about nearly everything under the sun, which is to say Kanye and megachurches, mostly.

A Film About Worship, A Report from Scotland

October 30th, 2019


In our final pair of interviews from the 2019 Reformation Worship Conference we talk to Les Lanphere minutes after the world premiere of his new …

Class: Presbyterian Church Government 3

October 28th, 2019


CW teaches on presbyterian church government. The source material is Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the Church

Worship, Music, and Missions

October 25th, 2019


We're pleased to offer two interviews from the 2019 Reformation Worship Conference -- first with Drs. Scott Aniol and T. David Gordon on worship and …

Mortification of a Producer -- Nayara of MoS

October 22nd, 2019


Get behind the scenes of your second-favorite podcast, Mortification of Spin, with the show's producer Nayara Andrejczyk who talked with CW and Wresby at the 2019 Reformation Worship Conference.

Class: Presbyterian Church Government 2

October 21st, 2019


CW teaches on presbyterian church government. This second installment looks at the Westminster Confession's teaching on the church in chapter 25 and touches on the introduction to Guy Waters' book How Jesus Runs the …

Worship Wars w/Chuck Finney

October 17th, 2019


Chuck Finney and Odd Deacon join us to talk about worship wars from the early church to today -- lots of good, helpful, and encouraging stuff from …

Class: Presbyterian Church Government 1

October 15th, 2019


CW teaches on presbyterian church government. The first installment is an introduction to the topic stressing the importance of the church and the prevalence of the topic throughout the New Testament. The remainder of …

Yevangelical Presbyterians w/Wresby & Dru

October 10th, 2019


Wresby and former baptized infant Drew Mills talk Kanye -- catalog, culture, and conversion. Can this podcast survive two rap shows in one week? …

Yo, Presbycast Raps...with Kdubtru

October 7th, 2019


We spend some time with rapper @Kdubtru and world premier his new song "Woke-anda" on a special Sunday night show. We talk about the church, rap …

Of Cities and Schemes with Sean

October 4th, 2019


Our friend senior(ish) Christian marketplace leader Sean joins us to talk about the phenomenon of city-focused parachurch strategies as typified by one organization's promotional video. Learn more here.

Questions, Answers & a Bit of Xian Rock Opera

September 27th, 2019


Enjoy an old-school show with Wresby and CW talking tacos and answering listener questions to the best of their limited ability. The ending is a …

The Jordan Peterson Phenomenon

September 19th, 2019


Our good friend Hutch joins us to talk about Jordan Peterson and his  controversial intersection with Christianity and our culture...and what it …

Riding w/CW -- Images and the 2nd Commandment

September 16th, 2019


Ride along with CW on the way to work as he talks about images, the second commandment, and the use of images in Reformed churches and publications. The article in question is not available online. (But CW's article now …

Concupiscence & the Current SSA Debates in the Church

September 10th, 2019


Dr R. Scott Clark and former Roman Catholic seminarian Sean join us to talk about the doctrine of concupiscence and its implications for the SSA/"gay …

Everything Medieval is New Again -- Contemporary Worship

September 7th, 2019


We use a talk from Dr. Scott Aniol from the 2018 Reformation Worship Conference to preview this year's conference coming up on October 17, 2019. …

At the Movies...Megachurch Hijinks

September 2nd, 2019


CW and @OddDeacon reflect on their visit to the local megachurch's movie-based content series/80s pop culture-fest. Suffice it to say that they are …

Chicken Sandwiches, Machen, and More

August 30th, 2019


Deacons Tim Hopper and Odd Deacon join us along with semi-regular Ben Woodring to talk about The Chicken Sandwich War (complete with reviews), the …

Riding w/CW -- Marks of the Church

August 26th, 2019


Live from the Presbaru, a talk about the marks of the church and how worship fits (or should fit) into them. An example of the referenced "At the …

Prexit -- Pastor Andy Webb on Disruption in the PCA

August 21st, 2019


Veteran pastor and polemicist Andy Webb joins us to talk about the PCA's long, hot summer which sees continued strife over Revoice and a small group …

The Confacruise Call-In Extravaganza

August 14th, 2019


Here's a show that will make little sense to our non-Twitter listeners, but do do listen to the first 15 minutes to hear the announcement of our upcoming special event: The Presbycast Confacruise. Thanks to a host of …

Evangelical Nation w/D.G. Hart

August 9th, 2019


Dr. Darryl Hart of Hillsdale College joins us from a vacation cabin in Massachusetts to talk about evangelicalism from the 16th to 21st centuries. He …

21st-Century Iconoclasm w/Dan Borvan

August 1st, 2019


OPC minister Dan Borvan joins us to talk about the need for a new iconoclasm to clear the accrued idols that clutter the worship of the church. Here …

Bonus Minisode - IFB Marital Tips & a Couple of Tunes

July 31st, 2019


Well, hang on to your hats and hide the children, we have a present-day creepy IFB preacher man dispensing marital tips and a couple of interesting vintage tunes -- one from the dramatic gospel-horror genre and the …

Camden Bucey of Reformed Forum

July 24th, 2019


We are joined by @CamdenBucey of @ReformedForumto talk about their ground-breaking programming, more than a decade (and hundreds of shows) of …

Machen Sermon - The Separateness of the Church, 1925

July 21st, 2019


A reading of "The Separateness of the Church" By J. Gresham Machen, a sermon preached in the chapel of Princeton Theological Seminary on Sunday, …

Radio Presbycast 2 -- Another Music Show

July 15th, 2019


Descend into the dark and confusing world of Presbycast bumper music...again. In high-fidelity, long-play stereo! BONUS: See the real Silent Topher …

Pastor Todd Bordow on Revoice & the PCA

July 12th, 2019


OPC pastor Todd Bordow joins us to work through a helpful article he wrote about the Revoice controversy in the PCA. Todd brings years of …

The Show About the Show

July 8th, 2019


The guys get together live and local at Wresby's house and talk about Presbycast's untimely birth and third(!) anniversary, their favorite podcasts, and

Bonus content: PCAGA 19 -- The Lost Live Show

July 4th, 2019


Ruling elders Charlie Nave of More in the PCA and Scott Hedgecock join us for a mid-PCA GA live show that could not be uploaded via our paltry hotel …

PCAGA 2019 Wrap-Up w/Dominic Aquila

July 3rd, 2019


Aquila Report founder, pastor, and professor Dominic Aquila joins us to analyze the events of the 2019 PCA General Assembly and shared pastoral advice for the confused and discouraged. We spent a lot of time on the …

Tour de NAPARC -- the RPCNA

June 21st, 2019


Pastors Nathan Eshelman and Shawn Anderson join us to talk about the RPCNA in our Tour de NAPARC. Amazingly, no psalms were sung! We also talked about their great podcast on the Westminster Standards, The Jerusalem …

Machen Minutes -- A Methodist on Machen

June 14th, 2019


We share a reading of an article about a Methodist's assessment of Machen and his supposed "tempermental idiosyncrasies" in the 1920s, and we ask "What did Machen sound like?" -- and we include an audio clip of his …

Riding w/CW -- SBC Postmortem

June 13th, 2019


CW talks about the just-ended, two-day Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, slickly led by megachurch pastor J.D. Greear. Forgive the occasional interference in the middle portions -- I forgot to turn my phone on …

PCAGA Preview II w/RE Bob Mattes

June 12th, 2019


Long-serving (and long-suffering?) PCA ruling elder Bob Mattes joins to help us preview the 2019 PCAGA and understand the process, players, and …

Machen Minutes -- On the Church

June 10th, 2019


This inaugural episode of Machen Minutes features a word of introduction, a reading from the last chapter of "Christianity and Liberalism," and Machen's favorite hymn as a closing piece. #MachenMinutes

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PCAGA Preview Special -- Overture 11, The RPCNA Sexual Orientation Report

June 5th, 2019


Teaching elders Aaron Morgan and Michael Dixon of Fellowship Presbytery (South Carolina) join us by phone to talk about their presbytery's …

PCA General Assembly Preview w/Dr. Ben Shaw

June 5th, 2019


Dr. Benjamin Shaw of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary joins us to talk about the upcoming 2019 PCA General Assembly. We talk high concept …

Dominic Aquila's Report

May 29th, 2019


Dominic Aquila of the Aquila Report joins us for a wide-ranging discussion of the last 80 years of conservative presbyterianism in the US, much told …

Audiobook: The New Evangelical Social Gospel, part 3 of 3

May 25th, 2019


Presbycast presents "The New Evangelical Social Gospel" by Dr. Roger and Dianne Smallings, PCA missionaries to Latin America in three parts. This book is available for free at the Smallings' website and on Amazon for …

Riding w/CW -- Revoice Report Week

May 24th, 2019


Talking about Revoice issues in the PCA and beyond. Here is the link to the report in question:  (download link at bottom of page)

Audiobook: The New Evangelical Social Gospel, part 2 of 3

May 24th, 2019


Presbycast presents "The New Evangelical Social Gospel" by Dr. Roger and Dianne Smallings, PCA missionaries to Latin America in three parts. This book is available for free at the Smallings' website and on Amazon for …

AUDIOBOOK: The New Evangelical Social Gospel, part 1of 3

May 22nd, 2019


Presbycast presents "The New Evangelical Social Gospel" by Dr. Roger and Dianne Smallings, PCA missionaries to Latin America in three parts. This book is available for free at the Smallings' website and on Amazon for …

Radio Free Presby - Live & Large

May 20th, 2019


For better or worse it was a live Saturday night: music, voicemails, callers. Would you believe it if we said that the subject matter was diverse? …

Riding w/CW -- The Withdrawal of Overture 29

May 17th, 2019


A quick bulletin of the withdrawal of Overture 29 (allow ordination of female deacons) to the 2019 PCA General Assembly. Overtures page: 

What is the Gospel? w/R. Scott Clark

May 15th, 2019


Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California joins us to answer the question "What is the Gospel?" -- and what is not. We also discuss (necessarily) a good bit of church history, including 20th century …

Neil Shenvi on Critical Theory & Anti-Racism

May 10th, 2019


Neil Shenvi joins us to talk about critical theory and its subset critical race theory, intersectionality, and the effect on Christian discourse and church life which these theories and concepts have. And we never once …

Riding w/CW -- Building a Reformed Church Building

May 8th, 2019


CW talks about the process of designing and building a church building with the primary focus on Reformed worship and ministry. See photos here:

Bonus content -- CW on NOCO Radio

May 4th, 2019


CW joins pastor Mike Abendroth of No Compromise Radio to talk about a wide variety of Big Eva and little (and big) "R" issues. Thanks to Mike for allowing us to repost this for the convenience of our listeners, but do …

Riding With CW Returns -- Female Deacons

May 2nd, 2019


Talking about Overture 29 to the 2019 PCA General Assembly to allow ordained female deacons which we describe as "a totally new unisex office without authority"-- text here (PDF link). Thanks to one of our listeners for …

From EPC to PCA with Richard Harris

May 1st, 2019


Pastor Richard Harris joins us to talk about his church's recent move from the EPC to the PCA. Regular guest Chris Drew, who moved from the PCUSA to …

Ladies and Gentlemen, It's Lex Lutheran

April 24th, 2019


Twitter fixture Lex Lutheran joins us for a meeting of the paedobaptist confessional minds. Our discussion is wide-ranging and includes homeless podcaster and bonafide OPC oddball Ben Woodring as well.

Deep Eva Blues -- Megachurch Modus Operandi

April 19th, 2019


We are joined by @TheJeditor, a man with inside knowledge of Big Eva and her mysterious ways. We talk megachurch, worship, and the challenges facing evangelical churches. "BONUS" -- intro and outro (9 minutes!) are from …

Fire at Notre Dame - the Church and Her Buildings

April 17th, 2019


We discuss the fire at Notre Dame in Paris and the church's relationship to her buildings in this special PRESBYCAST SPECIAL REPORT.

From Coalition to Coalitions -- The Big Green Future

April 11th, 2019


The original Coolmudgeon Ted Beam joins us to analyze (but not exactly bludgeon) the once and future Gospel Coalition(s). PLEASE NOTE -- 1ST FILE …

Presbycast Theater 3000

April 5th, 2019


Our friends Amish Ambush and D-bag Worship Guy join us to examine the epic, unbelievable 1969 Southern Baptist musical "Happening Now!" by Bob Oldenburg. There's no describing this -- you just have to jump in and hang …

It's April, fools

April 1st, 2019


Here's a light-hearted episode for the first day of April with a couple of "greatest" comedy hits from Presybcasts of yore...with a little bad music at the end, of course.

Cultural Relevance, Late 60s & Early 70s Style

March 30th, 2019


This bonus show features the amazing sermon "Visitors From Outer Space: What Saith The Lord?" by Rev. Bill Riddick from 1973 and intro/outro music from a 1969 Christian concept/prog album. Taking our sermon points from …

What's Up With the Storybook?

March 27th, 2019


Cody Libolt joins to talk about the Jesus Storybook Bible, its author, and its author's inspiration -- and (hint) there's a big-time presby …

On Social Justice with Forfare Davis

March 22nd, 2019


We talk social justice in the church with political writer Forfare Davis (@pseudoplotinus) using clips from a talk at Reformed seminary by Dr. Mika …

Talking Polity with Josh and Andy

March 18th, 2019


CW joins Josh and Andy of Theology Doesn't Suck to talk comparative polity with (surprise) a presbyterian emphasis. Give their podcasts a listen. …

Ordained Female Deacons in the PCA?

March 15th, 2019


Charlie Nave of MORE in the PCA joins us to talk about a just-released overture to the  2019 PCA General Assembly which would allow ordained female …

Miles Smith IV -- High Church Presbyterian

March 7th, 2019


We are joined by Miles Smith IV, a professor of history at Regent University, to discuss his affinity for "high church presbyterianism". We also …

Our Man in DC - Ken Shepherd

February 28th, 2019


Our friend Ken Shepherd joins us to talk about his work as a DC journalist, the 2019 US political climate, and its implications (or lack thereof) for …

Bitter Harvest w/Dan Borvan

February 20th, 2019


Dan Borvan, an OPC minister who was once a member of James MacDonald's Harvest Bible Chapel, joins us to talk about MacDonald's fall and the problems …

Grassroots Presbyterians in the PCA

February 13th, 2019


PCA pastor Dr. Dewey Roberts, the convener of a recent meeting concerned with reform and renewal in the PCA, joins us to talk about the past, present, and future of the USA's largest conservative Reformed denomination …

Lent, Lady Preachers, and Dissent

February 10th, 2019


Our friend Sean, a former Roman Catholic, joins us to talk about the encroachment of Lenten observance in the Reformed world. Then we venture to …

Conference Culture

January 22nd, 2019


OPC minichurch pastor Chris Drew joins us to talk about a megatrend these days -- Conference Culture. We trace the development from medieval …

Sermon: The Christian & Public Worship -- Psalm 42

January 14th, 2019


This special episode features Dr. C.N. Willborn of Covenant Presbyterian (PCA) in Oak Ridge, TN delivering a powerful and direct exhortation from …

That's just like...your manifesto, man!

January 9th, 2019


Seminarian Ben Woodring joins us to talk about Chortles' 8-point manifesto (of sorts) to culture-proof the church simply and authentically. It was a …

Presby New Year Live 2019

January 1st, 2019


We are joined by several friends to talk about what happened in 2018, what might happen in 2019, what did happen when megachurches took a day off, worship, the means of grace, weaponized winsomeness, the state of the …

A Festivus for the Presbyest 2018

December 20th, 2018


Noted Festivus authority Dan Borvan joins us for grievances and feats of strengths as the Presbyverse looks forward to the great day. With thanks to …

The Show About Nothing...and Everything

December 14th, 2018


Show ombudsman Amish Ambush joins for the show that nearly didn't happen thanks to our producer Silent Topher's dodgy 1984 Dodge Omni. We talk about a few current issues and ideas for future episodes and permutations of …

The Mortification of Presbycast -- Todd & CW talk worship

December 11th, 2018


This is the famous lost recording -- a failed session for Mortification of Spin with Todd Pruitt, deep-sixed not because of its content but because of audio equipment failure. Not good enough for MoS, but TOTALLY GOOD …

DG Hart on Social Justice & the PCA at 45

December 5th, 2018


Dr. D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to talk about social justice in the church and his recent piece on his side blog Putting the Protest …

Riding w/CW -- Lady Preachers

November 29th, 2018


CW discusses what we ought to call those who preach, speak, and exhort in various contexts (and how we ought to view both the "preacher" and the "preaching") from a confessional presbyterian perspective. 

Les Lanphere & a Movie About Worship

November 19th, 2018


For our last interview from the Reformation Worship Conference we talk with filmmaker Les Lanphere (Calvinist) about his new project on Reformed worship.  Learn more about and support the project here: 

Riding w/CW -- Pop Music & Church Music

November 12th, 2018


Ride along as we discuss pop music and its effect on the church -- a sort of followup to our last show about our bumper music.

Presbycast Radio -- The Music Show

November 10th, 2018


Descend into the dark and confusing world of Presbycast bumper music...

RWC -- From Doctor to Pastor w/Neil Stewart

November 8th, 2018


Dr. Neil Stewart of Christ Covenant ARP of Greensboro, NC joins us to talk about his transition from medical doctor to presbyterian pastor. Recorded at the Reformation Worship Conference. 

RWC '18 -- Zach Groff of GPTS

November 3rd, 2018


Zach Groff, Director of Advancement & Admissions at Greenville Theological Seminary, joins us to talk about millenials and the church among other …

Reforween Call-In 2018 -- Scary Church Stories

November 1st, 2018


About a dozen listeners join us for a live and unscripted discussion of scary church stories, from IFB horror stories to a PCA church that loves it some immersion, to @DBagWorshipGuy stealing the show to a degree …

RWC -- Reformed & Unregistered in China

October 29th, 2018


We speak with the Chinese pastor of an unregistered Reformed church about worship, persecution, and the Gospel.

Reformation Worship Conference -- Worship & Music

October 28th, 2018


Dr. Scott Aniol and his friend (and ours) Chuck Finney join us to talk about worship and music from the Reformation Worship Conference at Midway …

Reformation Worship Conference -- Garner & Butterfield

October 27th, 2018


In our first show from the 2018 Reformation Worship Conference at Midway Presbyterian Church in Powder Springs, GA we speak to Dr. David Garner of …

Talking About Worship w/Chuck Finney

October 23rd, 2018


The boys talk long and hard about worship in the aftermath of the Reformation Worship Conference which CW and Chuck attended. Stay tuned for a few more shows which will feature interviews from the conference.

Machen's Final Sermon at Princeton -- The Good Fight of Faith

October 13th, 2018


A reading of Machen's sermon "The Good Fight of Faith" -- his final sermon as a faculty member of Princeton Theological Seminary as he was embroiled …

Presbyterians...with all the sprinkles -- Dan Borvan on baptism

October 4th, 2018


OPC smart guy Dan Borvan joins us to talk about baptism -- especially the modes of baptism. Wade in with us to the water of truth, order, and the presby way.

Here's the excellent article referenced in the show: Is …

There oughta be a law: Theonomy w/R. Scott Clark

September 26th, 2018


We are joined (surprise) by Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California to discuss theonomy and reconstructionism of yesterday, today, and (shudder) tomorrow. Strange bedfellows, bad jokes, good times.

MINISODE: Tim Keller on the Statement on Social Justice & the Gospel

September 24th, 2018


Here's an enhanced version of a recording recently circulated of Tim Keller's comments on "The Statement on Social Justice and the Gospel" -- …

Wrestling Presbyter Radio

September 20th, 2018


Pro wrestling and megachurch fashion pastors -- what could go right? Wresby and @OldSchoolPresby break down two guest appearances of wrestlers on a …

Reformation Worship w/Dr. David Hall

September 18th, 2018


We preview the 2018 Reformation Worship Conference with Dr. David Hall of Midway PCA in Powder Springs, GA (October 18-21). Presbycast will again attend this conference and interview some of the speakers and attendees. …

Riding w/CW -- Prophecies

September 13th, 2018


CW talks about five "prophecies" he suggested might come true as woke wars rage in Reformandia. Here's the tweet thread that he's working from

The Presbyterian Dark Web w/DG Hart

September 5th, 2018


Hillsdale college professor Dr. Darryl G. Hart joins us to talk about J. Gresham Machen's views on race, racial issues in the church and society, his …

Call-In VIII -- The Last Call-In Show

August 31st, 2018


Long, ragged, full of inside baseball -- it was the call-in show to end all call-in shows...but the takeaway is that the Reformed world is a small …

The Revoice conference -- an attendee's view

August 15th, 2018


We spoke with Joshua Gielow, a Reformed apologist who attended the Revoice conference held recently in St. Louis. He tells us what he saw and heard …

Rosaria Butterfield on Celibate Gay Christianity

August 6th, 2018


This episode presents the audio from a YouTube video of an address by Dr. Rosaria Butterfield recorded the day before the recent Revoice conference on the subject of celibate gay Christianity. The source of the audio is …

Dr. Morton Smith & the founding of the PCA

July 30th, 2018


We finish our discussion with Dr. C.N. Willborn on the life and work of PCA and Reformed Theological Seminary founding father Dr. Morton H. Smith …

A quick word about & clip from Revoice

July 29th, 2018


Here are a few words from CW and and an almost five-minute clip from an address at the Revoice conference (1:05:35-1:10:10 of linked video).


Tribal Congregationalism w/Bob Mattes

July 27th, 2018


Long-time PCA ruling elder Bob Mattes joins us to talk about a terminology he developed to describe the state of the PCA -- tribal congregationalism …

Riding w/CW -- Re: Revoice

July 23rd, 2018


It's the week of the Revoice conference and CW has some thoughts from the front seat of the Presbaru. 

The referenced presbytery report: Pastor's response to criticism and …

Conference...called into question -- Wresby & Will

July 17th, 2018


Our friend Will (@lawyerbarrett) sits down virtually with Wresby to discuss his foray into the world of evangelical leadership conferences.

Tour de NAPARC -- Intersections

July 13th, 2018


We are joined by @oldschoolpresby whose Dutch heritage and membership in four NAPARC denominations gives him a unique perspective on the P&R …

Questions About Planet PCA

June 27th, 2018


We talk about the ramifications of this year's PCA General Assembly and run through Rick Phillip's post mortem: Is the PCA Becoming More Unified?We also answer a number of great listener questions.

Riding w/CW -- What Should the Church Be About?

June 22nd, 2018


Armchair ecclesiologist in Subaru getting coffee...

PCAGA Wrap-up w/Special Guests

June 15th, 2018


PCAGA fixture Bob Mattes and MORE in the PCA founder Charlie Nave join CW and Wresby on the sixth floor of the GA hotel in Atlanta for a look at the most signifcant developments from the business session of day two of …

Live at PCAGA 2018, Day One

June 13th, 2018


CW & Wresby record live at PCAGA 2018 with a wrap-up of the first day and a preview of the days to come.

Riding w/CW -- A Visit to the ARP General Synod

June 11th, 2018


Ride with Brad as he talks about his visit to the 2018 Associate Reformed Presbyterian General Synod, compares it to the PCA General Assembly, and previews Presbycast's PCAGA plans. More about the ARP: 

Dr. C.N. Willborn on the Lord's Supper

June 4th, 2018


A helpful sermon on the Lord's Supper from Dr. C.N. Willborn of Covenant PCA in Oak Ridge, TN -- The Table is a Call to Unity, 1st Corinthians …

PCA GA 2018 Preview w/Todd Pruitt

June 1st, 2018


PCA pastor and Mortification of Spin co-host Todd Pruitt joins to help preview the 2018 PCA General Assembly. Here's are this year's overtures:

Our talk was somewhat …

The Secret Life of Seminarians

May 25th, 2018


Seminarians Ben Woodring and Nate Paschall join us to talk all things seminary. 

Riding w/CW -- Visiting IPC Savannah

May 23rd, 2018


CW talks about the high point of his visit to Savannah, GA -- visiting Independent Presbyterian Church, one of America's most beautiful church …

Riding w/CW -- Pre-pre-PCAGA Edition: Sex & Race

May 11th, 2018


CW talks PCA overtures for what *could* be an uncontroversial PCA General Assembly. See all the overtures in question here. Discussed: Sex -  …

The Life & Work of Dr. Morton H. Smith, Part 1

May 3rd, 2018


Dr. C.N. Willborn discusses the life and work of PCA and Reformed Theological Seminary founding father Dr. Morton H. Smith (1923-2017). Dr. Willborn …

Less Than Ideal -- Should I Stay or Should I Go?

May 2nd, 2018


Wresby and CW talk about how to deal with a church that's less than all are. Our apologies for the mysterious sunspot-related interference …

The Life of Machen w/D.G. Hart, Pt. 3

April 27th, 2018


Dr. Darryl Hart of Hillsdale College joins us again for part three of our "Life of Machen" series covering the late 1920s to 1935 in this episode. …

Lutheran & Presbys Together

April 26th, 2018


LCMS minister Chris Jackson (@revcjackson) joins the boys to talk about things similar, things different, and concerns common to conservative confessional Protestants. We learn of Machen's great appreciation for his …

Riding with CW -- The Church's Brief

April 17th, 2018


CW talks briefly about...the church's brief. What is the church's role in society? What should she do beyond ministering the means of grace? He also …

Forfare Davis on Politics, Culture, and the Church

April 13th, 2018


Opinion writer Forfare Davis (@Pseudoplotinus) of The National Review (among other places) joins us to talk about 2018...and 1789 and everything in …

Wooden Shoes & Bowties -- The CRC As Warning for NAPARC?

March 30th, 2018


The Rev. Chris Gordon of Escondido URC and Abounding Grace Radio joins us to talk about his controversial Reformation 21 article that draws warning from the case of the CRC for NAPARC denominations. Here's the article …

Music Matters -- Minstrels for Hire?

March 27th, 2018


An article on secular musicians who supplement their income playing church gigs set us to thinking about music in the church, and we invited musician …

Riding w/CW -- Is the PCA more conservative than ever?

March 24th, 2018


That's the question. In this short mobile episode CW encourages you to listen and discuss an interesting podcast where this assertion is made. 

Machen on the Church -- Ch. VII of C&L

March 21st, 2018


We present a reading of chapter VII (The Church) of J. Gresham Machen's classic book from 1923, Christianity and Liberalism.

The Life of Machen w/D.G. Hart, Pt. 2

March 16th, 2018


We discuss the life of J. Gresham Machen from 1920-1929 with Machen scholar D.G. Hart of Hillsdale College. We often refer to Hart's essential work …

The Return of Chuck Finney

March 7th, 2018


Twitter saint @chuck_finney returns to Presbycast with answers to questions about Finney's legacy and the future of evangelicalism. Don't miss this one!

Riding with CW -- Church Architecture

March 6th, 2018


CW talks basic church architecture and worship hall layout. We hope to do a full show on this one day. References: Tremendous conference at IPC …

MORE in the PCA

March 2nd, 2018


Charlie Nave, founder of @MOREinPCA joins CW and Wresby to talk about his organizations efforts to get more ruling elders to the PCA General …

No Compromise interview

February 26th, 2018


Chortles calls in to Mike Abendroth's No Compromise Radio show and shares a bit of backstory. Episode photo shows Mike on the left, CW on the right. …

The Life of Machen w/D.G. Hart, Pt. 1

February 21st, 2018


Dr. Darryl G. Hart of Hillsdale College joins us to kick off a mini-series on the life of J. Gresham Machen. This discussion covers Machen's early …

Presbycast Live Meetup

February 5th, 2018


Wresby, CW, and Silent Topher's neighbor Amish Ambush meet up live for the first ever in-person, in-the-flesh recording experience. Topher sits in …

What We Love About Our Churches

January 26th, 2018


Listen in as CW and Wresby talk about many of the things they love about their presbyterian churches, flawed though they be. Marvel as their positivity wafts winsomely about the airwaves. Link to PCA overtures:

Gazing on the Glory-Cloud with Kline

January 18th, 2018


Lee Irons and Chris Caughey of the Glory-Cloud Podcast ( join us to talk about the life, career, and …

The Year in Review/Year to Come Call-In Show 2017/2018

January 12th, 2018


Some of our favorite people join us for a look back at 2017 and a squint forward to 2018. This wide-ranging discussion with a diverse panel considers …

Thought Experiments, Mixed Movements

January 4th, 2018


CW and Wresby react to a piece by Todd Pruitt and share some audio from a controversial speaker to provide further context.

The Best of Us for Festivus w/Dan Borvan

December 21st, 2017


OPC cool guy Dan Borvan joins us for grievances aired, strength displayed, and hope the most wonderful time of the year. Few emerge …

Not Compromising...with Mike Abendroth

December 14th, 2017


Pastor Mike Abendroth of @NoCoRadio joins us for his take on indie, presby, and coalitional Christianity (or what passes for it) in the Year of Our Lord 2017. Don't mess this unificatorial, ecumenical lovefest which …

The B.A.R. guys -- Darrell & Virgil

November 30th, 2017


Virgil Walker and Darrell B. Harrison from the B.A.R. (Biblical and Reformed) podcast join CW and Wresby for a surprising and wide-ranging discussion of doctrine, race...and funk music. Maybe we'll get to food next …

Holiday Survival Guide -- Don't Be Ricky Bobby w/R Scott Clark

November 28th, 2017


Dr R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California joins us talk about the Second Commandment and the particular challenges Christians face during …

The late Dr Morton Smith on the PCA (2005)

November 21st, 2017


This is a recording of a 2005 talk that the late Dr. Morton H. Smith gave to a congregation in Los Alamos, NM on the history and future of the Presbyterian Church in America -- the denomination that Smith was …

A New Calvinist Celeb & Listener Voicemail Debut

November 17th, 2017


CW talks with New Cal celebrity megablogger Tim Challies and we unleash the first listener emails from our dedicated line. Leave your own message at (865)888-6209. "I ask permission to revise and extend my remarks: In …

Riding with CW -- Church Security

November 9th, 2017


Here's a brief on-the-drive-to-work talk about church security in light of recent events. Recorded in an actual Presbaru in driving rain on state and federal highways.

RWC -- Gordon & Godfrey

November 8th, 2017


Drs. T. David Gordon and Robert Godfrey speak with us about worship and the challenges faced by Reformed churches and believers in the 21st century. Recorded at the Reformation Worship Conference at Midway PCA in Powder …

Reforween Live Show

November 1st, 2017


Tricks were being treated and a World Series game was being played, but four guests -- two baptists and two presbys -- joined us for a wide-ranging discussion of Reformation 500 and the events surrounding a …

RWC -- Castro, Raju, and Master

October 27th, 2017


Rev. William Castro, Archbishop G. Vijay Raju, and Dr. Jonathan Master speak to us at the Reformation Worship Conference. From Peru to Greenville, from India, from...the Alliance -- three interesting guests that …

RWC -- Johnson & Van Dixhoorn on Worship

October 24th, 2017


This show features conversations with Terry Johnson, a pastor and prolific author, and Chad Van Dixhoorn of RTS, an authority on the Westminster …

RWC -- Regular Reformed Guys Reunion

October 18th, 2017


Allan and Ben of the late, lamented (or at least hiatused) Regular Reformed Guys podcast speak with us from the Reformation Worship Conference about …

RWC -- Zach Groff of GPTS

October 14th, 2017


In our first interview from the Reformation Worship Conference at Midway PCA in Powder Springs, GA we talk to Zack Groff (@zgroff24) of Greenville …

Deacon Blues

October 11th, 2017


Wresby and CW are joined by two real living breathing deacons to discuss their role in a Reformed church. See Tim's resources at

Crunchy Cons

October 6th, 2017


Three guests --@acmills237, @NatePaschall, and @pseudoABoethius join Wresby and CW to talk tacos, desert islands, celebrity pastors, and smoking hot current ecclesial events. Slide into that virtual Taco Bell corner …

Accidental Protestants & Unauthorized Images

September 22nd, 2017


Everyone's favorite presby Dan Borvan, an OPC ministerial intern, joins again to discuss things Reformational and a major issue for the Reformers -- images of Christ. And before you're offended -- the image on the …

Ghostwriters in the Sky...Busted!

September 8th, 2017


Jed Ostoich ( joins Wresby and CW for the second go-round -- this time to discuss the shadowy and worrying world of ghostwriting and content creation in The Gospel-Industrial Complex/Big …

Troubling Waters

September 1st, 2017


Presbyterian cool guy Dan Borvan, an OPC pastoral intern, wades in for the third time with us to discuss the trickle of errant baptismal practices …

Flood Relief

August 29th, 2017


Direct message us for contact details for the Houston area church we mentioned. This episode also contains several (mostly) flood-themed selections from our little shop of …

Co-ed Presbys -- the Polity Pow-Wow

August 14th, 2017


Wresby and Chortles join Colleen (@reformed_gal) and Ashley (@ash_reforming)of the @TheologyGals podcast for a presby polity pow-wow. NOTE: the …

Staying even woker and stuff

August 9th, 2017


Blogger Darrell B. Harrison (@D_B_Harrison) joins us to discuss "woke theology" and other contemporary church issues. You can read his blog at:

The Signifcance of J Gresham Machen Today pt 3

August 6th, 2017


This is the third section (chapters 9-12) of a reading of "The Significance of J. Gresham Machen Today," a work by Machen student and colleague Paul …

Signifcance of J. Gresham Machen Today, Pt 2

July 29th, 2017


This is the second section (chapters 5-8) of a reading of "The Significance of J. Gresham Machen Today," a work by Machen student and colleague Paul …

Significance of J. Gresham Machen Today, Pt. 1

July 28th, 2017


This is the first section (preface, chapters 1-4) of a reading of "The Significance of J. Gresham Machen Today," a work by Machen student and …

Here we are now...regulate us!

July 27th, 2017


Dr R. Scott Clark joins a solo-flying Chortles Weakly for a discussion of an essential element of Reformed piety and practice -- …

Presbypalooza -- The Call-In Car Crash

July 19th, 2017


A voicemail from Silent Topher, Pranceghazi, and store brand Nutella. And the GOAT of all outro songs.

Dancing With The Stars

July 13th, 2017


Well we never thought we'd be talking ballet when we started this, but total depravity finds a way. And John Hammond, the neighbor of Topher's memaw …

Tiny Church Nation

June 30th, 2017


Christopher Drew joins us to discuss small churches. A very cool episode and topic. Size information for NAPARC churces can be found here:

Keeping an Eye On It -- #PCAGA preview

June 7th, 2017


Todd Pruitt guests with us, because we give the people what they want. #PCAGA is coming up, so we decided we'd better talk about it. Also other things. Lots of laughter. We really enjoyed making this one.

Riding with CW #3 -- TKNY

May 26th, 2017


CW talks about Tim Keller, his model for ministry and its implications for the PCA.

Raw, Pungent Call-In Brokenness

May 24th, 2017


It's happening again -- another call in show.

Episode of Rest -- Sip, Don't Dip

May 3rd, 2017


R. Scott Clark is back to talk Sabbath and sacraments. Here's the link to the Lane Keister paper on intinction:

Riding with CW -- Sunday work of ruling elders & deacons

April 30th, 2017


Riding with CW -- Sunday work of ruling elders & deacons by @ChortlesWeakly & @Wresbyterian

Riding with CW -- PCA Women's Report

April 29th, 2017


Riding with CW -- PCA Women's Report by @ChortlesWeakly & @Wresbyterian

BREAKING AUDIO: Keller at Princeton

April 21st, 2017


EXCLUSIVE AUDIO! Christopher Drew joins us to discuss the FULL AUDIO of Tim Keller's award but not award speech at Princeton Seminary. #justiceforMachen

Dissent and In Order

April 19th, 2017


There's a television script read and a musical interlude. And a few other things of minor to significant importance. Send this out to your Facebook Messenger groups!

Presbypocalypse Now

April 5th, 2017


Latest call-in show notable facts: -1st guest from outside continental US -1st female caller -1st husband/wife caller duo -bird sound fx!


March 23rd, 2017


Special guest: SEAN. We first reported it back in November, and now the rest of the world has caught up. And 80 years later we are still talking Machen and Princeton. Jump into the pond with us -- we few, we frogs of …

We've got a standard to follow, and we're gonna follow it

March 15th, 2017


Ken Shepherd, reporter for The Washington Times is on. We talk Russell Moore, journalism, and the ditches on both sides of the road. And presbyterianism, if you can imagine. Note from CW: The title is an obscure 'Wire' …

Trampled By Grace: The Voskamp Lifetime Movie

February 21st, 2017


The real Fake Ann Voskamp (@fakeannvoskamp) returns and talks all thing Voskampian with the boys and writer Jed Ostoich (@TheJeditor). You can read …

Our Attempt at Unification

February 8th, 2017


We went on Regular Reformed Guys and talked about stuff -- TGIC, PCA, OPC/PCA dynamics, and many other things. Thanks to Alan and Ben for the audio …

Lost Sheep with R. Scott Clark

February 1st, 2017


Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California joins us to talk about his article "When Confessional P & R Congregations Do Not Exist Or Disappoint" about the lost sheep who struggle to find a confessional …

WOKE Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself

January 27th, 2017


We are joined by Dan Borvan and a belated Chuck Finney for a discussion of the relationships of church and state, Christian citizen and government, …

The Worst of Presbycast 2016

January 11th, 2017


We're pretty sure Meryl Streep isn't listening, either. If you're late to the party but want to sit at the table with everyone who has listened to every episode, you can get caught up with this episode. It's the table …

2016 - In Review, Live Call in Part II: Electric Boogaloo

January 2nd, 2017


We had all-new guests (as compared to our first call-in show) so it was a fresh discussion with new (in some cases, literal) characters. Join us for some serious P&Rish edifitainment.

A Presbyvus For the Rest of Us

December 15th, 2016


Airing of grievances, feats of [metaphorical] strength, and miracles abound as Presbycast returns from hiatus. Cubs-fan and newly minted postmillennial optimist Dan Borvan (@danborvan) returns, and so does Amish Ambush …

The Spoken Broken -- the first Presbycast call-in show!

November 17th, 2016


Best Presbycast ever? You be the judge. But we had a Harambe of a time recording it. Be sure to follow these fine folks on Twitter, all of whom …


November 4th, 2016


Dr. Darryl Hart joins us to discuss the quirky libertarianism of J. Gresham Machen. We also reference The Wire at every opportunity. Is the election over yet?

Everybody Umbrage

October 27th, 2016


Started from the bottom and now we here at episode 18, which is more than we ever thought we'd do. Join us as we take a look back, and a look ahead -- with lots of umbrage. And a special (...?) guest!

FV Shades of Grey w/ Dr. R. Scott Clark

October 21st, 2016


Dr. R. Scott Clark of Westminster Seminary California joins us to scratch the shifting surface of Federal Vision theology and ecclesiology. Excellent …

Worshipping with the Church part II

October 13th, 2016


Long awaited and finally here! The second part of Chortles Weakly's talk on worship in his (wait for it) local church.

Yeah... the Real Fake Ann Voskamp

October 6th, 2016


We at Presbycast are proud to bring you this WORLD EXCLUSIVE interview that no other Reformed podcast had the stones to request. The Twitter-suspended Fake Ann Voskamp joins us for a laugh-filled chat about the non-fake …


September 29th, 2016


The manageable and effective hubris of your hosts returns this week to discuss the unspeakable horrors of church job listings and the horrors of war that keep urban church planters up at night.

Undead Unificating

September 22nd, 2016


Pardon the orange glow of the episode photo -- Topher dropped his pumpkin spice latte on it. We have Charles Grandison Finney on the show, and the bright encircling python looks on anxiously.

Elevating Our Tone

September 15th, 2016


Ted Beam (@coolmudgeon) joins to talk about his journey from a cult to the OPC. We're also a bit hard on baptists. Sorry.

From London With Love

September 8th, 2016


Originally planned for a prior episode, we were able to survive the brokenness of Silent Topher and get our guest booked. Dan Borvan joins us this week to talk about (SPOILER) presbyterianism, church life abroad, and a …

Worshipping with the Church part I

September 1st, 2016


Our producer does anything but, so we do not have our intended guest this week. Chortles Weakly taught some classes on worship at his church and was kind enough to use good audio equipment when recording the classes. In …

Wrasslin' for the Reformed Confession w/ R. Scott Clark

August 24th, 2016


Reformed nuggets of wisdom abound as we are joined by Dr. R. Scott Clark (@rscottclark) of Westminster Seminary California and We delve into some topics from his book "Recovering the Reformed Confession" …

Sick of Presbys? An Ecumenical Detour...

August 19th, 2016


We are known for keeping our promises. And no beer reviews. We welcome the esteemed lawyer Will Barrett to the show to discuss how he became an Episcopalian after growing up in the SBC, and the conversation branches out …

Dang It Feels Good to Be a Presby w/ Darryl Hart

August 12th, 2016


He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack! No, not Harambe. Dr. Hart aka Darryl returns to Presbycast to further discuss Redeemer's "Rise" campaign and all of the …

Big Apple & Post-Presby

August 4th, 2016


Frank Sinatra probably won't endorse our opinions, but the rat pack in the sewers might. Ever heard of a Lutheran church planting a Presbyterian church? Us neither. But the opposite? You may be surprised to hear where …

The Presbyterian Loveboat with Dr. Darryl Hart

July 21st, 2016


Chortles and Wresby discuss differences between PCA and OPC with Dr. Darryl Hart of The source of the conversation starts with the …

3+1 The Search for WOKEmon

July 14th, 2016


Some of the audio gets a bit rough. You can blame our producer, Topher.

The Search for More (Har)mony

June 29th, 2016


Post-PCAGA discussion, including THOSE overtures and THAT committee. Decently and in order, as always.

Episode VII The #Brand Awakens

June 20th, 2016


The pre-PCAGA podcast. We did almost an hour. Are you going to listen to it all?

Ep IV An Old Hope

June 3rd, 2016


This is our first episode. We told you we'd get here eventually. But remember... you asked for this.

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  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens