Theology in the Raw

#757 - A Red-Headed Australian Army Vet Becomes a World Renown Biblical Scholar: Michael Bird

Preston is joined by his long-time friend Dr. Michael Bird. Mike is a renown biblical scholar who just finished writing a definitive introduction to the New Testament with N.T. Wright. Preston and Mike talk shop about all things related to New Testament scholarship, women’s ordination, Anglicanism, N.T. Wright, Jesus’ mission to the Gentiles, and American evangelicalism.

#757 - A Red-Headed Australian Army Vet Becomes a World Renown Biblical Scholar: Michael Bird

#756 - A Transgender Christian’s Journey with Jesus: Kat LaPrairie

Preston talks with one of his good friends, Kat LaPrairie, about their experience as a transgender Christian. And yes, Kat and Preston talk quite a bit about what Kat means by “transgender,” along with many other topics related to gender dysphoria, transgender/non-binary identities, masculinity and femininity, sex-segregated bathrooms, and how the church can better love trans-identified people.

#756 - A Transgender Christian’s Journey with Jesus: Kat LaPrairie

#755 - Same-sex attracted but married to a man? Laurie Krieg

Preston sits down with his good friend, mentor, and board member Laurie Krieg to talk about sexuality, the gospel, mixed orientation marriages, the gospel, masculinity and femininity, the gospel, homosexuality, the gospel, marriage, the gospel, sex, the gospel, progressivism and conservatism in the LGBTQ+ conversation, and other topics related to the gospel.

#755 - Same-sex attracted but married to a man? Laurie Krieg

#754 - Sex, Youth Culture, Pornography, and Why the Purity Movement Didn’t Work: Jason Soucinek

Preston has his good friend Jason Soucinek on the show to talk about all the stuff referenced in the title. Jason is an expert in sex and youth culture, along with many other related topics. They talk a lot about porn in the first part of the podcast, but then get into purity culture, purity rings, Joshua Harris, and the relationship between sex and procreation.

#754 - Sex, Youth Culture, Pornography, and Why the Purity Movement Didn’t Work: Jason Soucinek

#753 - A New Vision for Church: Hugh Halter

In this episode, Preston gets to know Hugh Halter, who’s done some innovative “church” plants—if we can even call them that. Preston and Hugh talk about the different kingdom projects that Hugh’s been a part of, especially his most recent project at “post commons”—a missional, kingdom-minded venture that might be the way forward in our post-Christian context. How can we integrate community-centered, kingdom-minded, for profit businesses with church planting and the gospel? Preston and Hugh explore this question in their conversation.

#753 - A New Vision for Church: Hugh Halter

#752 - A Southern Baptist Girl Turned Anglican Priest: A Conversation with Tish Harrison Warren

On episode #752 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Tish Harrison Warren. Tish and Preston talk about poking the progressive bear, egalitarianism in the NT, Tish’s journey toward priesthood in the Anglican church, and her hot new book Liturgy of the Ordinary

#752 - A Southern Baptist Girl Turned Anglican Priest: A Conversation with Tish Harrison Warren

#751 - Living at the Intersection of Church & Culture in the U.K.: A Conversation with Peter Lynas

On episode #751 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Peter Lynas. Peter and Preston talk about the current state of the transgender conversation in the U.K., evangelicalism in Northern Ireland, and how to embody both truth and grace in a culture hostile to the Christian faith. 

#751 - Living at the Intersection of Church & Culture in the U.K.: A Conversation with Peter Lynas

#750 - A Theology Geek in Youth Pastor’s Clothing: A Conversation with Dr. Joey Dodson

Joey is Preston’s best friend and the two of them are a recipe for disaster. In this podcast, Joey and Preston talk about the historical context of the Bible, fascinating parallels between Greco-Roman culture and the New Testament, and a botched prank toward some Scottish Jr. High girls while they were (mature?) Ph.D. students.

#750 - A Theology Geek in Youth Pastor’s Clothing: A Conversation with Dr. Joey Dodson

#749 - Understanding our Cultural Moment: A Conversation with Mark Sayers

Mark and Preston talk about where the Western church is in this cultural moment. Various topics came up like the global reaction against the liberal values of America, China’s control over Hollywood, how we are living in harmony with where we were in the 18th century, probable revival of the remnant on the horizon, the similarities and differences in politics and Christianity in the U.K., U.S., and Australia, and many other topics related to faith, culture, and history.

#749 - Understanding our Cultural Moment: A Conversation with Mark Sayers

#748 - Life in (and Out of) the Church Industrial Complex: A Conversation with Dan White Jr.

On episode #747 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Dan White Jr. Preston and Dan talk about Dan’s journey from being a leader in the “church industrial complex” to coaching pastors are how to plant a minimalist church that focuses on discipleship and mission.

#748 - Life in (and Out of) the Church Industrial Complex: A Conversation with Dan White Jr.

#747 - A Journalist Explores Transgender Related Questions: A Conversation with Madeleine Kearns

On episode #747 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Madeleine Kearns. Madeleine has written several articles on the politics of the transgender conversation, in particular how it has affected children. Some of the things she’s discovered are downright disturbing.

#747 - A Journalist Explores Transgender Related Questions: A Conversation with Madeleine Kearns

#746 - Has 'Homosexual' Always Been in the Bible?

On episode #746 of Theology in the Raw Preston addresses a recent blog post that's gained a lot of attention across the internet. The post goes by the same title as this podcast: "Has 'Homosexual" always been in the Bible?". Preston shows that while the blog post is correct that "homosexual" is a poor translation of 1 Cor 6:9, it makes several logical, historical, and theological mistakes.

#746 - Has 'Homosexual' Always Been in the Bible?

#744 - Challenges of Being a Woman in Male-Dominated American Evangelicalism: A Conversation with Lynn Cohick

Preston and Lynn talk about the challenges of being a woman in male-dominated American evangelicalism. They also discuss biblical views on masculinity and femininity, and early Church perspectives on women. 

#744 - Challenges of Being a Woman in Male-Dominated American Evangelicalism: A Conversation with Lynn Cohick

#743 - A Dialogue with an Intersex Christian

On episode #742 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with a intersex Christian. They talk about intersex, binariness, maleness, femaleness, and the church.

#743 - A Dialogue with an Intersex Christian

#742 - Forgiveness and the Charleston Church Shooting: A Conversation with Brian Ivie

In this episode, Preston talks to Brian about his latest documentary, “Emanuel,” which covers the 2015 church shooting in Charleston, SC. What was it like being a white guy documenting such a racially charged event? How did people respond to the radical forgiveness demonstrated by the victims? And how should Christians think through the topic of theology and film?

#742 - Forgiveness and the Charleston Church Shooting: A Conversation with Brian Ivie

#741 - What is the Gospel? Why is Marriage Between a Man and Woman?

On episode #741 of Theology in the Raw Preston answers questions submitted by Pateron supporters. Questions covered in this podcast:
1) What is the Gospel?
2) Why is Marriage Between a Man and Woman?
3) What are my thoughts on Game of Thrones?

#741 - What is the Gospel? Why is Marriage Between a Man and Woman?

#740 - What Is Jackass Theology?

On episode #740 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Mark and Ryan from Jackass Theology. Mark has been serving in pastoral roles for over 15 years. After a decade in various teaching and administrative roles at Eternity Bible College, Mark now works with Ryan as the Associate Pastor of Creekside Church in Rocklin, California. Ryan MacDiarmid is currently the Lead Pastor of a church in Sacramento, California. He has served vocational ministry for over 15 years, working at small churches, large churches, and everything in between.

#740 - What Is Jackass Theology?

#739 - Life After a DUI: A Conversation with RC Sproul, Jr

On episode #739 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with R.C. Sproul Jr about his latest book “Growing up (With) R.C. Sproul”, they talk about the DUI R.C. got in 2016, and more.

#739 - Life After a DUI: A Conversation with RC Sproul, Jr

#737 - Guns and Christian Culture: A Conversation with Rex Harsin

On episode #737 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Rex Harsin. Rex Harsin is a native Mississippian (born in Tupelo, now living in Oxford). He attended film school in Los Angeles. The genesis of this documentary lies in 2017, when as a Christian and as a filmmaker, Harsin became interested in the topic of gun violence in America.

#737 - Guns and Christian Culture: A Conversation with Rex Harsin

#736 - What Does the Bible Say About Swearing? Were Adam and Eve Created with Sinful Desires?

On episode #736 of Theology in the Raw Preston answers questions submitted by Pateron supporters. Questions covered in this podcast:
1) What Does the Bible Say About Swearing?
2) Were Adam and Eve Created with Sinful Desires?
3) Should the foods we eat be considered part of our Spiritual formation?

#736 - What Does the Bible Say About Swearing? Were Adam and Eve Created with Sinful Desires?

#735 - How Did People in the OC Get Saved? Can You Lose Your Salvation?

On episode #735 of Theology in the Raw Preston answers questions submitted by Pateron supporters. Questions covered in this podcast:
1) How did people in the old testament get saved?
2) Can you lose your salvation?
3) What happened to my house church?

#735 - How Did People in the OC Get Saved? Can You Lose Your Salvation?

#734 - How Habits Shape Desire: A Conversation with Drew Dyck

On episode #734 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Drew Dyck. Drew is an acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers and a contributing editor at CTPastors.com, a Christianity Today publication for church leaders. He is also the author of Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (Moody, 2019).

#734 - How Habits Shape Desire: A Conversation with Drew Dyck