Does God cause suffering and tragedy in our lives? Is he behind random accidents, illnesses, and deaths of our loved ones? Many Christians (and non-Christians) continue to hold God responsible for the suffering and evil we find in our world. But what if the answer to our problems lies someone closer to our own soul? What does Jesus say? In this weeks episode, David explores his own narrative to find the answer to one of the toughest questions in life. Continue reading →
It’s one thing to live in a post-Christian culture, it’s quite another to grow a church in it. In the second part of our interview with Dr. Bradley Truman Noel, he discusses some of the challenges to growth and adaptation for the 21st Century Church, particularly as it relates to Pentecostals. Have Pentecostals lost the Spirit-enfused creativity of their forbearers? Do pastors fear men more than God? Why do we hide from having challenging theological conversations between generations? This and a whole more on this week’s episode. Continue reading →
We now live in a post-Christian culture. The Church, once the bedrock of Western society has been kicked to the curb. How have Christians responded? Some are angry. Some are confused. Others have fled. Dr. Bradley Truman Noel sits down with the Theologist Podcast to examine how our culture has become post-Christian, and whether the Church can survive this change. This is the first part of this interview, the second part will be released next week. Continue reading →
The truth is out there! What does Pope Francis say about baptizing aliens, and how does C.S. Lewis grapple with extraterrestrial salvation? Welcome to the world of exotheology! If you have wondered how alien life might affect our concepts of God, Jesus, and the world around us, this is your episode. Are the conspiracy theorists right, or is there something to be said about the existence of intelligent alien life? Don’t call me crazy but we’re going to have some fun looking at this issue.
Jason Normore is considered by many in his home province to be an unconventional pastor. Even local media outlets have referred to him as “Not Your Nan’s Pastor.” He doesn’t wear suits, his church (Local Church St. John’s) doesn’t meet in a traditional worship space, and he is utterly indifferent towards religiosity. Jason cares about one thing: revealing Jesus to others by being Jesus to others. Continue reading →
What does Star Trek’s transporter technology have to do with Christian eschatology? Is Hell really cut off from God? And why lies in the future for this podcast? Find out on this week’s episode of the Theologist Podcast. David will also add a new member to the Cardnial’s Club while nerding out on Trek and putting Hell to rest (Thank God, Am I Right?). Beam me up Scotty, we’re going to place in Scripture no one has gone before. Continue reading →
On this week’s episode of the Theologist Podcast, Dave examines three of the biggest misconceptions about Hell:
1 – Satan lives in Hell
2 – God sends people to Hell
3 – Hell is to be taken lightly
Find out how Dante’s Inferno has misled generations of Evangelicals into believing Hell is a mishmash of Greek/Roman mythology and Roman Catholic medieval imagination. We’ll also discuss such issues as pre-destination. It’s a packed show, so put on your sunblock as we dive into the infernal imagery of Hell.
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Let’s make one thing abundantly clear: evangelism is about spreading the “good news” of Jesus. Our witness, both in terms of our behaviour and speech should then reflect this good news.
In late twentieth-century, much of our evangelism was pretty straight forward: tell people about Jesus by warning them about Hell. Continue reading →
Burn baby burn! On this week’s episode of the Theologist Podcast, David will be covering the topic of Hell. Is Hell a fiery landscape filled with demons and medieval torture devices? Or does it look like a weekend at your in-laws? This topic is so big it needs two episodes! Continue reading →