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? 

Steve Patton - Multi-Cultural Church Planter - BLM Movement

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

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

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? 

Can You Not Sign the Nashville Statement and Be Saved?

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?'. 

BJ Thompson - Black Lives Matter - LGBT Community

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"

Nashville Statement, Problem of Evil, Purpose of Marriage

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. 

Matt Carter - Bad Christian Podcast & Emery

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? 

Charlottesville, Donald Trump, and a Moral Sexual Ethic

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? 

 

 

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

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

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

Penal Substitution and the Virtue in Same Sex Marriage

Preston is in the basement answering your questions. 

Looking for a church to attend? How should you decide what church you attend? 

Is annihilation in opposition to the Apostle's Creed? Can you be an Annihilationist and affirm the Apostle's Creed?

Is Open Theism heresy or not? 

Is Penal Substitution the 'only' biblical Atonement Theory? 

How do you deal with political family disputes? 

If good fruit is being produced in same sex marriages, then why shouldn't we, as Christians, approve of this? 

Penal Substitution and the Virtue in Same Sex Marriage

How Do We Read the Book of Job?

Can we trust that the New Testament gives us a true and accurate representation of Jesus? It is commonly assumed that Jesus probably spoke Aramaic when He was here on the Earth. The New Testament was written in Greek. Since this is the case how can we ever know what Jesus actually said and continue to build theological doctrine around those words?

How do we read the book of Job? Whole sections of Job are full of bad theology; the original Hebrew is difficult to translate; the poetic nature is totally lost in the English language. 

How can we have a perfect existence in heaven if we know millions of people are being tortured eternally in Hell? 

How Do We Read the Book of Job?
Preston Sprinkle

What is a "Biblical" Divorce and Can You Be a Christian and Not Go to Church?

Preston is in answering your questions.

How do you retain your love of God and the study of the bible while in the long and challenging journey of academia? 

What is a "biblical" divorce and does it allow for divorce over emotional abuse? 

Lastly, do we need to attend a typical church service in order to be a faithful Christian? Can we devote ourselves to prayer, teaching and communion without the typical 21st Century church? 

Preston Sprinkle
What is a "Biblical" Divorce and Can You Be a Christian and Not Go to Church?
Preston Sprinkle

Live At AudioFeed 2017

Preston is live at AudioFeed 2017 and taking questions from the audience. 

Preston Sprinkle
Live At AudioFeed 2017

Skye Jethani - "What's Wrong with Religion?"

Today Preston is talking to Skye Jethani. For many, Skye is known as the co-host of the Phil Vischer Podcast. He is also a "thought leader", pastor, and an author of the book What's Wrong with Religion?

Preston are talking about (C)church. What is the model of the church today and how is that going to change in the future? How has technology impacted the way we "do" church and how we need to "do" church? 

You can buy and learn more about Skye's book at whatswrongwithreligion.com

You can follow Skye on Twitter @SkyeJethani

Skye Jethani - "What's Wrong with Religion?"

Keith Giles: Home Churches and Politics

Today in the basement Preston is talking to Keith Giles. Most recently he is the author of Jesus Untangled: Crucifying Our Politics to Pledge Allegiance to the LambThe book dives into the relationship of Christianity and politics and even suggests that "the greatest threat to Christianity is American Christianity".

Keith is also a part of a house church that gives away 100% of all offerings to the poor in their community. 

Keith Giles: Home Churches and Politics

Is the Bible Parody, Inerrant, Corrected, Relevant?

Today Preston is settling in the basement with a warm cup of coffee (soon to be cold)  for today's hour-long podcast and answering your many questions about the Bible. 

Is the book of Jonah satire or a parody? Is it an actual historical book? What did the author intend for it to be? If God breathed stars into existence surely he can make a fish swallow a man. 

Can the Bible really be infallible and inerrant when there is such a human element to it? Preston claims that are errors in the Bible yet it is still inerrant.

Is the Bible Parody, Inerrant, Corrected, Relevant?

Did God Really Forsake Jesus?

Preston is working through all kinds of questions today on this hour-long podcast. 

Did God really forsake Jesus at the Cross? Was the Masoretic text purposely distorted by the Jews? Are Affirming Christians heretics? Why would God create billions of people just for them to go to hell? If God is Sovereign, do I prayers really do anything? 

Did God Really Forsake Jesus?

Biblical Inerrancy, "Progressive Christianity" and Church Diversity

Preston is back from a busy few weeks and he is ready to answer your questions on this extended hour long podcast. 

How does a mom navigate through the very complex issue of her daughter's gender identity? 

What does Preston think of Rob Bell, Pete Enns or The Liturgists Podcast with Michael Gungor? Would you be surprised to hear that "Progressive Christianity" can often sound like Christian Fundamentalism?

Biblical Inerrancy, "Progressive Christianity" and Church Diversity

Back to Some Questions!

Preston has been working to establish an organization that is theologically sound in their teaching and yet provides practical guidance on questions related to sexuality and gender. The Center for Faith and Sexuality website is up. Go ahead and check it out and be sure to sign up for the newsletter. 

Learn more at centerforfaith.com

Preston is also answering your questions. How do you engage with someone you greatly disagree with? Should you attend your Daughter's same sex wedding? Do I need to Tithe %10? What if I am in the ministry? 

Back to Some Questions!
Preston Sprinkle

A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 5

Today Preston is talking with his friend "Tom". Tom is a closeted gay pastor. He is the pastor of a strong church and has been married for forty years and has quite a few grandchildren.

Tom thought that eventually, given enough time, he would change; if he had a girlfriend, he would change; that if he got married, he would change. However, Tom is still gay in his sexual orientation but has learned that his sexuality is not where his identity is found.  

Preston Sprinkle
A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 5

A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 4

Today Preston is talking with Laurie Krieg. Laurie is married to Matt and the two of them together started Hole in my Heart Ministries. In their ministry they counsel in person and online (globally), speak nationally, and write blogs and books. 

Laurie experiences same-sex attraction but is passionate about loving Jesus as well. She works to faithfully submit her broken sexuality to the lordship of Christ, and comes alive talking about how and why she does that.

A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 4

A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 3

Today Preston is talking with Nate Collins. Nate Collins is in Gay in his orientation but is also in a committed, mixed orientation marriage. 

Nate is also the author of a soon to be released book titled All But Invisible: Exploring Identity Questions at the Intersection of Faith, Gender, and Sexuality. What does it mean to be gay ... and a Christian? Beginning with how the Bible describes sex and gender in Genesis 1-2, Nate provides a theological framework for conceptualizing gender identity.

A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 3

A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 2

Preston is continuing the conversation with Greg Coles. Greg identifies as a Celibate Gay Christian and on today's podcast Preston and Greg are talking about all the buzzwords that surround the issue: Same-Sex Attraction, Gay Christian, the Gay Agenda, Homosexual, the Gay Lifestyle.

Greg also has a book soon to be released titled Single, Gay, Christian: A Personal Journey of Faith and Sexual Identity . Follow the link pre-order it on Amazon. This book is "Sprinkle Approved". 

A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 2
Preston Sprinkle

A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 1

Preston is in the process of making a film that will highlight experiences had by those a part of the LGBT community inside the Church. 

Today Preston is talking with Lesli her about testimony and experience in and outside of the church.

Preston Sprinkle
A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 1