Theology in the Raw

#726 - Should Christians Support Gay Adoption? What Does the Bible Say About Government?

On episode #726 of Theology in the Raw Preston answers questions submitted by Pateron supporters. Questions covered in this podcast:
1) Should Christians Support Gay Adoption?
2) What Does the Bible Say About Government?
3) What is the Future of our Radically Polarized Culture?

#726 - Should Christians Support Gay Adoption? What Does the Bible Say About Government?

#699 - A Conversation with Austin Fischer

On episode #697 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Austin Fischer. Austin is the Teaching Pastor at Vista Community Church. His first book –Young, Restless, No Longer Reformed- was published in January 2014.

#699 - A Conversation with Austin Fischer

#636 - A. J. Swoboda - Taking Rest Very Seriously

Today on the Podcast Preston is talking with A. J. Swoboda, Preston's favorite Christian authors. 

Today AJ and Preston are talking about his new book "Subversive Sabbath". Why should we rest? Why was "honoring the Sabbath" part of the 10 Commandments? How do we take a rest in today's non-stop world? 

#636 - A. J. Swoboda - Taking Rest Very Seriously

#635 - A Joint Catacomb in the Raw - Josh Stump and Jay Newman

Today on Theology in the Raw Preston is talking with Joshua Stump and Jay Newman for a joint Catacomb and TITR Podcast.

Today they are talking all about church. Why do we go to church? What should church look like? What is Preston doing now that tries to "do" church a little differently?  

You can hear more from Josh and Jay on the Catacomb Podcast

#635 - A Joint Catacomb in the Raw - Josh Stump and Jay Newman

#630 - What is Church? - Part 6 - Being Theologically Orthodox and Generous

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 8 -  Being Theologically Orthodox and Theologically Generous

#630 - What is Church? - Part 6 - Being Theologically Orthodox and Generous

#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

#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

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

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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?

#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

#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

#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?

#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

#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?

#605 - 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? 

#605 - How Do We Read the Book of Job?

#595 - 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.

#595 - A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 4

#593 - 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". 

#593 - A Conversation with My LGBT Friends: Part 2

#591 - Can You Endorse Christian Non-Violence and Still Own Guns?

Is right to endorse Christian Non-Violence and still own guns?

Is the Eucharist (Communion) literally Christ's body and blood or a symbol of Christ's blood and body?

John MacArthur or N. T. Wright on the Atonement? 

Preston gets corrected by a member of the United Methodist Church. 

Nathan from New York provokes Preston to get offensive talking about pizza. 

Is 'The Devil' a personification of evil or a real being? 

#591 - Can You Endorse Christian Non-Violence and Still Own Guns?

#590 - Steven Siwek: Future of the Church

Today in The Basement Preston is talking to Steven Siwek. Steven finished creating a documentary called "Future of the Church".

You can learn more about the documentary at futurechurch.com. 

You can tweet at Steven @StevenSiwek

You can also check out his website stevensiwek.com

#590 - Steven Siwek: Future of the Church

#589 - Joshua Ryan Butler - The Pursuing God

Preston is in with Joshua Ryan Butler talking about his new book, The Pursuing GodJoshua serves as Pastor of Local and Global Outreach at Imago Dei Community, a church in the heart of Portland, Oregon, where he gets to develop city ministries in areas like foster care, human trafficking and homelessness. Josh also works to craft international partnerships in areas like clean water, HIV-support and church planting.

Learn more about Joshua at joshuaryanbutler.com.

#589 - Joshua Ryan Butler - The Pursuing God