The Rod ‘n Staff Podcast
17: Making decisions when sin isn’t the question

17: Making decisions when sin isn’t the question

September 15, 2020

Sometimes we have to make decisions that are not black and white.  If we’re not talking about obedience and disobedience, how do we make decisions?  What are some questions we should ask ourselves and think through?  Join the guys as they talk through this important daily life topic.

 

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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16: Creeds, Confessions…do they still matter?

16: Creeds, Confessions…do they still matter?

September 7, 2020

Creeds and confessions were very important in church history. Are they still useful for the church today? Join the guys as they discuss the topic of the ancient creeds and confessions. 

 

Book reference

The Creedal Imperative by Carl Trueman

 

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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15: Since we can all use some wisdom…

15: Since we can all use some wisdom…

August 31, 2020

Have you noticed that common sense isn’t all that common?  Maybe that’s because no one reads the Proverbs anymore!  Join the guys as they discuss some of the wisdom literature of the Bible and how it applies to us today.

 

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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14: Sickness, Death, and the Christian

14: Sickness, Death, and the Christian

August 24, 2020

Join the guys as they talk about sin, sickness, and death through the lens of Scriptures. Learn the origin of sickness and death, and why Christians should not fear death.

Book reference

Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope by Matt McCullough

 

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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13: What is biblical counseling?

13: What is biblical counseling?

August 17, 2020

In a fallen world, there is always a lot of hurt, pain, and confusion to go around--godly counsel is always needed.  In this episode, Jason interviews Roger regarding the recent completion of his DMin in Biblical Counseling.  Find out why Roger pursued this training in Biblical Counseling, why he believes it is so valuable, and how it can bless the church.

 

Book references: 

  • Seeing with New Eyes by David Powlison
  • Instruments in the Redeemer's Hand by Timothy Lane and Paul Tripp
  • Caring for One Another by Edward Welch

 

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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12: Why is Church history important

12: Why is Church history important

August 10, 2020

In 2020, Jason completed a Ph.D. in Church History. In this episode, Roger interviews Jason on why he chose to study church history. Join us as we learn about James Owen (not John Owen), why church history matters, and how church history helps believers today.

 

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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11: Discipleship 2020

11: Discipleship 2020

August 3, 2020

We hear the language “discipleship” used often in Evangelical circles.  Join the guys as they try to define the term, explore ways to practice it, and consider obstacles that often hinder it.  What does discipleship look like, what’s the goal, and how important is it?  Find out why we don’t need to be intimidated by it and should be doing it.

 

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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10: What holds back our lament?

10: What holds back our lament?

July 27, 2020

Shouldn’t gathering with other believers be the safest place to open up our hearts and be vulnerable?  Then why is it often so hard to grieve well at church?  What are some of the key obstacles that prevent us from lamenting with other believers?  In this episode, the guys try to unpack some ways we can grow in mourning with those who mourn.

Book reference: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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09: Lament: Giving voice to our pain

09: Lament: Giving voice to our pain

July 20, 2020

When was the last time you thought about the topic of lament? Today, the guys set the foundation on why it’s important to understand lament in the Christian life. Lament allows believers to live in the tension of a hard life and God’s Sovereignty.

Book reference: Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy: Discovering the Grace of Lament by Mark Vroegop

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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08: Responding to the Pandemic

08: Responding to the Pandemic

July 13, 2020

The pandemic has surged once again. The guys discuss ministry in the midst of a pandemic, the challenges, and the joys. The guys discuss highlights of ministry over the last few months along with how our responses expose what is filling our hearts.

Hosts: Jason Matossian and Roger Bayramian

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