Words can convey powerful ideas. But what happens when those words are interpreted poorly? What happens when two groups within a Christian denomination interepret a word or message very differently? How do we grow together? Can we grow togther? On this week’s episode of the Theologist Podcast, David explores what happens when things get lost in tribal translation. Continue reading →
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 →
Rock monsters, magical seeds, Russell Crowe; this isn’t your grandma’s Biblical epic of Noah’s Ark. On this episode of the Theologist Podcast, David sits down with a crew to discuss the ups and downs, the misunderstandings and misfires, and the good and bad of Darren Aronofsky’s multi-million dollar epic: “Noah”. There will be laughs, there will be tears, and there will be a little too much poking fun at the films horrible CGI Watchers. Come join the fun as we disect a five year old movie. 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.
Andy Stanley has a knack for being misunderstood. I like it. Largely because he exemplifies the ordinary struggle of good teaching pastors (despite being a popular Christian teacher). Andy appears to have big heart for Jesus, and as such, often pushes Christians to not get sidetracked into the religious enclave of Christian fundamentalism. 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 →