#629 - ReGeneration Project - Views on Hell

In this episode Jay and Isaac are interviewing Preston and discussing the various views on hell and Preston's personal journey from one particular view on hell to the uniquely different view he holds today.

For many people, the topic of hell poses one of the greatest challenges to embracing the idea that God is good and loving and just. We hope this conversation opens up the dialogue and helps to broaden your horizons as you think about the topic of hell.

#629 - ReGeneration Project - Views on Hell
Preston Sprinkle

#628 - Preston a Libertarian - Modern Israel - Polyamory

Is Preston a libertarian? 

How did the early church act toward the LGBTQ Community? 

As Christians should we support modern day Israel? 

What is the next issue that Christians should be thinking about pertaining to gender and sexuality? What are genders? What is Polyamory? How do Christians develop thoughtful and thorough answers to these questions? 

Preston Sprinkle
#628 - Preston a Libertarian - Modern Israel - Polyamory

#627 - Celibate Christians - Trust the Bible - Obese Pastor

How can the Church support celibate Christians, gay or straight? 

Should women be in ministry? What does Paul say about it and is it a disputable manner? 

Why should we trust the Bible as an authoritative source of truth? 

Gluttony is a sin right? Why then do we submit ourselves to a pastor who clearly seems to have a problem with food?

#627 - Celibate Christians - Trust the Bible - Obese Pastor

#626 - What is Church - Part 5 - Integration and Diversity

What is church? What should church be? What should church look like? What should church pursue? 

In this series, Preston is looking at 8 different values that the church should work to keep forefront as they continue and grow. 

Value 6 - Integration and Diversity

#626 - What is Church - Part 5 - Integration and Diversity

#625 - Sexual Attraction Fixed or Fluid? - Women in Leadership? - Book of Enoch

If Annihilation is true, than why does Hell exist? 

Is sexual attraction fixed or fluid? Is it different for men and women? 

Does the Bible trump the creeds? 

What is the Book of Enoch? Why isn't in the Canon? 

Should women be in church leadership? Does the Bible support the Complementarian or Egalitarian view? 

#625 - Sexual Attraction Fixed or Fluid? - Women in Leadership? - Book of Enoch

#624 - What is Church? - Part 4 - Participatory vs. Performance

Preston is working to start a new church in Boise. This has him studying what church should be about. 

What is church? What should church be? What should church look like? What should church pursue? 

In this series, Preston is looking at 8 different values that the church should work to keep forefront as they continue and grow. 

Value 5 - Participatory vs. Performance

#624 - What is Church? - Part 4 - Participatory vs. Performance

#623 - Wealth or Poverty? - Divorce and Same-Sex Marriage - Conquest in Exodus?

Go to the Bad Christian Conference! It's Januray 27th-28th for $100 in Nashville. Check it out at BadChristianCon.com

It's an hour long episode and Preston is answering "Patreon-Approved" questions. 

Should we seek to gain wealth or give it all away? What's the answer to this apparent tension in the Bible?

Should we submit to questionable leadership in our church? When do we leave our church?

Do I need a degree, or formal training, for Ministry? 

Is Same-Sex Marriage different from divorce - something that historically wasn't accepted but now not an issue? 

Did the conquest in Exodus actually happen?

#623 - Wealth or Poverty? - Divorce and Same-Sex Marriage - Conquest in Exodus?

#622 - What is Church? - Part 3 - Reproducing vs. Church Growth - Being Relationally Driven

Preston is working to start a new church in Boise. This has him studying what church should be about. 

What is church? What should church be? What should church look like? What should church pursue? 

In this series, Preston is looking at 8 different values that the church should work to keep forefront as they continue and grow. 

Value 4 and 6 - Reproducing vs. Church Growth and Being Relationally Driven

#622 - What is Church? - Part 3 - Reproducing vs. Church Growth - Being Relationally Driven
Preston Sprinkle

#621 - BJ Thompson - #MeToo - Social Media - Good Relationships

Today Preston is back in the basement with BJ Thompson. 

BJ Thompson works as a counselor and a life coach with Build a Better Us. Check them out at buildabetterus.com

Preston and BJ are talking about the #MeToo, abuse, social media in today's world and about how we can have 'good' relationships. 

Connect with BJ @BJ116

Preston Sprinkle
#621 - BJ Thompson - #MeToo - Social Media - Good Relationships

#620 - Lisa Fields - Jude 3 Project

Today Preston is talking to Lisa Fields. 

Lisa is the founder of the Jude 3 Project (jude3project.com).

The primary mission of the Jude 3 Project is to help the Christian community know what they believe and why they believe it. Distinctive in its strong emphasis in equipping those of African descent in the United States and abroad. 

Learn more about Lisa and the Jude 3 Project at jude3project.com.

#620 - Lisa Fields - Jude 3 Project

#619 - Re-Baptism - Lesbian Wedding - Annihilation - Sin and Holiness

My first Baptism wasn't immersion, do I need to be baptized again?

How can you go against years of history and church tradition and believe in an Annihilation view of Hell? 

Do you say congratulations to an engaged lesbian couple?

How do we put to death the deeds of flesh and move pass residual and habitual sin in our lives? How do we live in the tension that Paul provides - being righteous and yet being the chief of sinners? 

#619 - Re-Baptism - Lesbian Wedding - Annihilation - Sin and Holiness

#618 - What is Church ? - Part 2 - Simplicity and Generosity

Preston is working to start a new church in Boise. This has him studying what church should be about. 

What is church? What should church be? What should church look like? What should church pursue? 

In this series, Preston is looking at 8 different values that the church should work to keep forefront as they continue and grow. 

Value 2 and 3 - Simplicity and Generosity

#618 - What is Church ? - Part 2 - Simplicity and Generosity

#617 - Todd Wilson - Mere Sexuality - Driven or Called?

Today on the podcast, Preston is talking to Todd Wilson. Todd is the author of Mere Sexuality and the pastor at Calvary Memorial Church. 

Preston and Todd are talking about his book and about the highs and lows of being a pastor. 

You can listen to Todd's sermons at calvarymemorial.com or check out his book on Amazon

The song at the end is "Empty Me Out" by Liz Vice. You can check her out at LizVice.com.

#617 - Todd Wilson - Mere Sexuality - Driven or Called?

#616 - What is Church? - Part 1 - The Centrality of Mission

Preston is working to start a new church in Boise. This has him studying what church should be about. 

What is church? What should church be? What should church look like? What should church pursue? 

In this series, Preston is looking at 8 different values that the church should work to keep forefront as they continue and grow. 

Value 1: The Centrality of Mission - Emobdying the Redeeming Love of Christ to a Broken World

#616 - What is Church? - Part 1 - The Centrality of Mission

#615 - Spiritual Trauma - Mixed Orientation Marriage

How do you deal with Spiritual PTSD? What is Spiritual PTSD? Preston isn't a certified professional counselor but he recommends reading the "The Body Keeps the Score" by Bessel van der Kolk M.D. 

Is a mixed orientation marriage possible?

Should we be toting an American flag after gun violence?

#615 - Spiritual Trauma - Mixed Orientation Marriage

#614 - Steve Patton - Multi-Cultural Church Planter - BLM Movement

Today Preston is talking to Steve Patton. Steve is a multi-cultural church planter and is working now to plant a church in Seattle.

Steve and Preston are talking about how to be an effective teacher and preacher of the Gospel and the importance of exegeting the text and the culture. What are some of the challenges of starting a multi-cultural church?

They're also talking about the the BLM Movement.  In what ways can we agree and in what ways should we stand against? 

#614 - Steve Patton - Multi-Cultural Church Planter - BLM Movement

#613 - Can You be Porn Free with an iPhone? - Is There a Case for Christian Universalism?

Preston is about to speak at a leadership forum in Grand Rapids, MI. If you want to attend the event be sure to register for the event. - Register Here

Also, want to attend the Rethinking Hell Conference? If your a Patreon supporter you can go for free! Just check out Preston's Patreon account at patreon.com/theologyintheraw. If your not a Patreon supporter follow the link to be one and attend the conference for free - http://bit.ly/2xtbXIa

#613 - Can You be Porn Free with an iPhone? - Is There a Case for Christian Universalism?

#612 - Can You Not Sign the Nashville Statement and Be Saved?

Preston is in the basement answering your questions. 

How do we write doctrinal statements on complicated issues, such as gender identity and transgender people?  

What is a biblical or theological argument for the belief that we shouldn't pursue gender reassignment surgery? Why should we remain in our biological gender rather than the gender we identify with? 

Preston is also answering more questions about the Nashville Statement. In what ways does Preston disagree with the Statement? In what ways does he agree? Why could this statement do more to divide us than unite us? 

#612 - Can You Not Sign the Nashville Statement and Be Saved?

#611 - BJ Thompson - Black Lives Matter - LGBT Community

Today on the show, BJ Thompson and Preston are talking about all kinds of hot topics - the BLM Movement, 'Are race relations really that bad?', 'Why is their a need for race reconciliation?', 'How should we engage the LGBT Community?', 'What's with Donald Trump?'. 

#611 - BJ Thompson - Black Lives Matter - LGBT Community

#610 - Nashville Statement, Problem of Evil, Purpose of Marriage

What are Preston's thought on the Nashville Statement

How do we answer the Problem of Evil? If God is good and all powerful why does he allow evil to happen? 

Does Hell really exist? 

What is purpose of Marriage and how do you defend it biblically? 

The song at the end is "Heaven's Knife" by Josh Garrels

Check out the small group study Grace/Truth at centerforfaith.com

 Check out the video "Dear Church: I'm gay"

#610 - Nashville Statement, Problem of Evil, Purpose of Marriage

#609 - Matt Carter - Bad Christian Podcast & Emery

Today Preston is talking to Matt Carter. Many of you know Matt as a part of the Bad Christian Podcast and a guitar player for the band Emery. Matt is talking with Preston about the Church, Christianity, Donald Trump, Charlottesville and the band. 

#609 - Matt Carter - Bad Christian Podcast & Emery

#608 - Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and a Moral Sexual Ethic

hat the heck is happening in Charlottesville? What did Donald Trump say? For more information about the events happening in Charlottesville, Preston recommends checking out The Ben Shapiro Show - Episodes 361, 362, 363

What about polyamory? Is it only consent that is required for a moral sexual ethic? 

What are some good resources that talk about reading the Bible in community? Check out The Bible Project

Are Jehovah's Witnesses saved? Is it as simple as looking at someone's good works in order to determine this? 

#608 - Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and a Moral Sexual Ethic

#607 - Ken Ham's Rainbow Ark - Chris Sprinkle: How to Start your own Girl's Group

Chris Sprinkle is in to discuss her young girl's group and provide some helpful tips in order to start one in your area. 

What does Preston think of Ken Ham's Rainbow Ark?

How do I forgive abusive parents? What does it mean to forgive? Does forgiveness always mean reconciliation? 

 

 

#607 - Ken Ham's Rainbow Ark - Chris Sprinkle: How to Start your own Girl's Group

#607 - Children with Lesbian Parents - Christians Smoking Pot - Is Preston a Universalist?

How do you relate to children with Lesbian parents? 

Is recreational marijuana use okay for Christians? 

If you have a desire to dive into a ministry that seeks to reach the LGBTQ community, here are some books Preston recommends before you get started...  

Is Preston a Universalist? Well, Preston is officially setting the record straight despite what you thought you read in Erasing Hell

#607 - Children with Lesbian Parents - Christians Smoking Pot - Is Preston a Universalist?