Episodes

The Spirituality of the Early Church with Dr. Alex Fogleman
June 11, 202401:12:3199.62 MB

The Spirituality of the Early Church with Dr. Alex Fogleman

Theologians today talk about “participation” in Christ and the need for “catechesis” — but what do these terms actually mean? Dr. Alex Fogleman joins us to talk about how the early church understood discipleship, sacraments, justification, and the nature of the church. We also discuss how modern day...

Can Gossip Be Good? with Matthew Lee Anderson
May 28, 202401:05:3890.2 MB

Can Gossip Be Good? with Matthew Lee Anderson

Churches rightly warn against gossip, but also the need to hold people accountable for their sins. Matthew Lee Anderson of Mere Fidelity argues for that certain specific circumstances may permit the use of gossip to protect a vulnerable third party. He draws from the moral and theological tradition ...

A Brief Update
May 21, 202406:399.16 MB

A Brief Update

A quick update on posting schedule: we’re changing our episode schedule from every week to twice a month. We also provide a preview of upcoming interviews with Michael Lynch on the Reformation and Modernity, Matthew Lee Anderson on the Morality of Gossip, and Alex Fogleman on the Patristics. Show No...

Unlocking the Mysteries of Acts with Dr. Robert Cara
May 14, 202401:00:1582.78 MB

Unlocking the Mysteries of Acts with Dr. Robert Cara

Acts features a lot of events that puzzle our modern ears: flaming tongues, exorcisms, miraculous jailbreaks and sweeping revivals, but a closer inspection reveals the story of God doing extraordinary things through ordinary means. Dr. Robert Cara joins us help shed light on the narrative of Acts as...

Should We Baptize Babies? with Dr. Steve Wellum
April 30, 202401:07:2161.7 MB

Should We Baptize Babies? with Dr. Steve Wellum

If you’re thinking through baptism for yourself or your family check out this episode! We get into the controversial debate over the proper subjects of baptism. Dr. Steve Wellum from Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky makes the case that baptism is only for men and women who make ...

Getting a Grip on Systematic Theology with Derek Rishmawy
April 23, 202453:5949.45 MB

Getting a Grip on Systematic Theology with Derek Rishmawy

There’s a long-standing tensions between the academic disciplines of Systematic theology and Biblical theology. In this episode, Derek Rishmawy from the Mere Fidelity podcast joins us to try to bridge the gap by appreciating the insights of both. We talk about the role and importance of systematics ...

Masculinity, Negative World, and the Future of Evangelicalism (Interview with Aaron Renn)
April 16, 202401:02:0456.85 MB

Masculinity, Negative World, and the Future of Evangelicalism (Interview with Aaron Renn)

If you’ve noticed a shift in Evangelicalism over the past five years you’re not alone. Aaron Renn, host of the Aaron Renn Show, joins us to talk about his book Life in the Negative World: Confronting Challenges in an Anti-Christian Culture. We talk about the why figures like Jordan Peterson and Jock...

From Darkness to Sight: A Journey from Hardship to Healing (Interview with Dr. Ming Wang)
April 09, 202456:1851.59 MB

From Darkness to Sight: A Journey from Hardship to Healing (Interview with Dr. Ming Wang)

Stories shape us in powerful ways and remain one of the greatest mediums for communicating truth. Renowned eye surgeon Dr. Ming Wang joins us to talk about his story from persecution in China to freedom in America as well as his conversion from atheism to Christianity. We talk about his revolutionar...

Jesus Wants You to Steal From the Rich
April 02, 202442:3138.95 MB

Jesus Wants You to Steal From the Rich

In this episode we discuss a compelling case from the Scriptures and church theologians like John Calvin, Thomas Aquinas, and others about whether taking from the wealthy to feed the poor constitutes theft. We lay out a compelling case that God intends his creation to sustain the basic needs of his ...