Setting the Record Straight

Reconstructionist Radio

Golden calves and sacred cows always emerge on the landscape when the Law of God is rejected. For there to be revival and a land under the judgment of God to be spared, we must remove the idolatry of the status quo within our midst. On this show, various guest pastors help us dissect and understand many of the theological issues within American Evangelicalism today; both in the pulpit and the pew. This is a production of Reconstructionist Radio.

All Episodes

Gordan Runyan shares a few musings and thoughts on the book that have managed to stick with him, months after reading.

Sep 2020

27 min 54 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek addresses the Biblical Response to Tragic Circumstances as individuals before even attempt to address others as we look at Nehemiah 1.

Aug 2020

31 min 26 sec

Russell Traweek addresses in this podcast as to why some presuppositions made by some trusted pastors and ministries, although true, don’t matter when not properly applied. One can scream, “All Lives Matter” all day, but if you overlook the application when one life, or group is oppressed, then you have a dead faith.

Aug 2020

36 min 39 sec

Gordan Runyan exposes the foolishness of a congregation bowing to the demands of the State, on the basis of “rendering unto Caesar.

Jul 2020

37 min 47 sec

A sermon on biblical, social justice.

May 2020

35 min 59 sec

Gordan Runyan answers a common question about why his congregation has continued to meet. It’s not because of the “usual suspects.” But at the end of the day, there really is a hill to die on.

May 2020

38 min 41 sec

Gordan Runyan encourages his listeners to examine the building materials they’ve been using to put up the edifice of their lives, especially in light of the fact that a virus has caused many to reach out for other saviors, other ethical rules, that can keep them safe in the storm.

Apr 2020

23 min 18 sec

Gordan Runyan walks his congregation through the trial of the suspected unfaithful wife in Numbers 5 and shows that a head-scratcher text actually winds up magnifying the grace of God and His desire to defend the weaker members of society.

Mar 2020

41 min 57 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek leads a discussion in what it means to truly be a great man, woman, boy or girl in the Kingdom of God. This sermon is based on Matthew 18:1-4.

Feb 2020

48 min 11 sec

In Numbers 5:1-10, we get rules for dealing with uncleanness in the camp, as well as a law of restitution that encourages the thief to repent before he’s caught. These voluntary statutes highlight the need for self-government under God, and a present need for justice system reform in our own day.

Feb 2020

35 min 48 sec

Gordan Runyan helps his congregation sort through differing schools of thought regarding the 1000 year period mentioned in Revelation 20, and urges Christians to adopt an optimistic view that motivates the extension of Christ’s kingdom into all areas.

Jan 2020

49 min 2 sec

In this episode Russell Traweek leads us through a discussion and application of Matthew 17:24-27 and the implications of the worldview one holds to. Russell Traweek pastors the home fellowship of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, Texas.

Jan 2020

47 min 7 sec

This episode looks at 4 ways that a church can begin to resemble a dragon (as in the land-beast of Revelation 13) and then we have a pastoral conversation on some of the practical implications of rejecting the fallen world’s power paradigm.

Dec 2019

56 min 49 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, Russell Traweek seeks to show how our worldview regarding the future affects our present actions and purpose with an excerpt from a current sermon series on the book of Nehemiah.

Dec 2019

45 min 57 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek leads us in a discussion of on what determines the efficacy our church traditions, the implications of false traditions and the expectation of God according to His Law-Word. Russell Traweek pastors a home fellowship of the saints in Sweeny, Texas called Christ Covenant Church.

Dec 2019

51 min 3 sec

Concluding our workshop on sermon preparation, with the aim of allowing our Reconstructionist theology to effect the way we get ready to preach. This session discusses the Introduction, Application, and Conclusion of the sermon.

Nov 2019

39 min 31 sec

In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood continues the series, ‘Reconstructing the Heart,’ by examining the various ways our emotions weigh us down. For more content, please visit crosscrownchurch.com. Thanks for listening!

Nov 2019

39 min 28 sec

In this episode Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church, a home-fellowship in Sweeny, TX, discusses Matthew 11 in correlation with the familiar passage of John 14:6…”Jesus is the way, the truth and the life”. Join in for this life application of Scripture!

Oct 2019

55 min 40 sec

Using the 133rd Psalm as an example, Gordan Runyan offers suggestions for ways to insure that you are pointing your message at the right target; that you are on the road to pulling down Baal’s altar.

Oct 2019

36 min 35 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church, a home fellowship in Sweeny, TX leads us in a discussion from Matthew 9 regarding the Jesus this world needs to hear proclaimed and see lived through Christians today.

Oct 2019

56 min 18 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church, a home fellowship of the saints in Sweeny, Texas, leads us in a study from the book of Matthew on how we as Christians are to be the antithesis to the culture of this world when it comes to the protection of the lives of all of God’s image bearers.

Sep 2019

47 min 47 sec

Gordan Runyan offers some thoughts on the question, “How should a sermon preached by a Reconstructionist differ from others preached on the same Bible text?” Should a CR sermon look like a CR sermon, even when its topic is not a particularly CR topic? What would that look like? In future episodes in this series, Psalm 133 will form the basis for a nuts-and-bolts walk-thru in the process of sermon preparation, seeking to build a Christian Reconstructionist sermon from the ground up.

Sep 2019

26 min 22 sec

In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood continues the series, Reconstructing the Heart, by examining the great problem of guilt and man’s attempt to rid himself of it. For more content, please visit crosscrownchurch.com. Thanks for listening!

Sep 2019

35 min 50 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, Russell Traweek discusses where Christian liberty comes to the crossroad of detriment to the individual and the body of Christ. Russell Traweek is the pastor of Christ Covenant Church, a home fellowship of the saints in Sweeny, Texas.

Aug 2019

55 min 42 sec

Completing the series in the book of Jeremiah, Gordan Runyan highlights two last, important themes we saw repeated in the prophet’s writings. They have application when thinking about the state of the churches, and the state of our individual lives; and what actual reform would look like.

Aug 2019

34 min 31 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church, a home fellowship in Sweeny, Texas leads us with a message from a sermon series in Matthew as we look at the significance of genealogies, God’s covenants throughout Scripture and the way God uses fallible men and women to accomplish His Kingdom purpose.

Aug 2019

57 min 40 sec

Emotions: we all have them and we’ve all been told to keep them to ourselves. But is this a healthy way to view our God-given emotions? And what about Christian rationalism and the elevation of the mind over every other human faculty? In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood explores the impact of Greek Philosophy in modern thinking and feeling, and exposes the fallacious reasoning of what normally passes in Christianity today. For similar content, please visit crosscrownchurch.com. Thanks for listening!

Aug 2019

36 min 15 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church, a home fellowship in Sweeny, Texas leads us in an exhortation of a picture of Biblical Immigration in light of the account of the Good Samaritan. Where do you fit into this story and what does that say about your relationship to Christ?

Jul 2019

57 min 27 sec

Gordan Runyan’s episode this month is in two parts. In the first, he lays out the exegetical case for a Regulative Principle of Government, in which civil government is restricted by the boundaries of the Law of God. In the second half, he discusses what does, and doesn’t constitute a strong biblical argument, and uses two common Closed Borders immigration arguments as an example.

Jul 2019

37 min 23 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, Russell Traweek Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, TX concludes a sermon series called Churchology with a message called, “The Church’s Daily Devotion” based on Acts 2:42-47.

Jul 2019

33 min 54 sec

What did Jesus mean when he said he was leaving to prepare a place in his Father’s house? In this edition of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood preaches a message answering this very question from John 14. For more sermon content, please visit crosscrownchurch.com/sermons. Thanks for listening!

Jul 2019

36 min 5 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, TX continues a sermon series called Churchology with a message called, “The Tale of Two Abusive Ditches.”

Jun 2019

1 hr 2 min

Gordan Runyan presents the biblical data for a man named Ebed-melech, and the manner in which he flung himself into the breach to save a life. His example highlights our present need for Christians to act like real patriots (and not jingoists) in the defense of the weak and oppressed.

Jun 2019

23 min 44 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, Texas, continues from a sermon series called Churchology: The people and purpose of God leading us in a discussion with a sermon entitled, “The Local Gathering of the Church.”

Jun 2019

55 min 14 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, Dr. Jason Garwood, teaching pastor of Cross & Crown Church, preaches a sermon from John 11, the famous passage on the raising of Lazarus. Thanks for listening!

Jun 2019

37 min 26 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, pastor Russell Traweek of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, TX leads us in Part 2 of a discussion of the question, “Is there such a thing as a clergy/laity divide?” from his Churchology sermon series asking the question, “What is Biblical Authority in the Church?”

May 2019

47 min 38 sec

Gordan Runyan explains the heroic pastor’s helpful metaphor for the rights and duties of Christians in the face of destructive government.

May 2019

31 min 31 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, pastor Russell Traweek of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, TX leads us in a discussion of the question, “Is there such a thing as a clergy/laity divide?” from his  Churchology sermon series asking the question, “How does faith relate to the Church?”

May 2019

53 min 45 sec

In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, pastor Russell Traweek of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, TX brings a message from his Churchology sermon series asking the question, “How does faith relate to the Church?” He will break down this question and make real-life application using God’s Word and R. J. Rushdoony’s, “Systematic Theology in Two Volumes”.

Apr 2019

37 min 47 sec

Gordan Runyan gives us four solid and simple reasons for understanding that Romans 13 does not require unqualified obedience to anybody, by anybody. And especially not to an antichrist government.

Apr 2019

38 min 11 sec

In this episode, pastor Russell Traweek of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, Texas gives an introductory discussion on ecclesiology and gives a testimony to the path this gathering of the saints has taken from a Southern Baptist Church to a Christian Reconstructionist church.

Apr 2019

35 min 52 sec

In AD 55 Lucifer Convened his council to devise a way to curb the Church’s invasion. Through some tear in the space time continuum I managed to find myself there listening to their plan. It was a really good plan. It just might work. This is the Introduction to the Upper Room Congregation’s Handbook.

Apr 2019

31 min 50 sec

What is Christian Reconstruction? In this episode of Setting the Record Straight, pastor Russell Traweek of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, Texas leads us in a discussion about the base tenets or beliefs of Christian Reconstruction and the implications of these to all of life.

Mar 2019

58 min 19 sec

Nobody should be more enthusiastic about preaching the saving message of Christ than Reconstructionists. And no confessing Recon should be satisfied with a Gospel devoid of power. In this message, Gordan Runyan pleads with his hearers to experience the transforming power of Christ; and then to spread that freedom far and wide.

Mar 2019

37 min 55 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, Texas leads us in a discussion regarding the Nicene Creed and the work of Christ as part of a sermon series called Christian Reformation and Reconstruction. Join us as we apply God’s Word to all of life!

Mar 2019

31 min 28 sec

If you have ever been called a hater of the Church because of your views on Church government, or because of confronting God’s people with something they do not want to think about, You may find this helpful. It concludes with where you can positively direct anyone in Scripture to the one place where house rules are actually given for how to live in the House of God and encourage those who accuse you of hate to positively spend about an hour in the Scripture itself and draw their own conclusions.

Mar 2019

36 min 15 sec

In this episode, Russell Traweek, pastor of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, Texas leads a discussion that lays a foundation regarding some historic controversies and how they still sneak in today.

Feb 2019

52 min 7 sec

Gordan Runyan answers some recent questions (completely spacing on the name, Naboth) submitted by Reconstructionist Radio listeners.

Feb 2019

24 min 21 sec

In this episode, Pastor Russell Traweek of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny leads a discussion regarding “The Apostles’ Creed” and Reformed doctrine. While this normally would be a “milk” teaching for most, there was a surprise question/statement by one of the attendees that gave Christ’s bride an opportunity to speak the truth in love and apply His Word directly. Listen carefully and thoroughly to this one!

Feb 2019

53 min 56 sec

In this episode, pastor Russell Traweek of Christ Covenant Church in Sweeny, Texas asks the question, “Is ‘Ignore Roe v. Wade’ a Righteous Cause? Join us as we answer this in light of New York’s new abortion legislation and so on.

Jan 2019

25 min 41 sec