Adventures in Theology

Adventures in Theology

By Brayden Brookshier
Who says the Bible has to be boring?

Join podcast host, Brayden Brookshier, as he takes listeners into the biblical text and teaches us to learn to read the story, trust the story, and live the story of the Bible. Each episode is brief—like a devotional—but profound, thought-provoking, and full of enthusiasm!

We explore the Bible in search of timeless, life-giving truths; because, after all, there is no greater adventure than knowing the God of the Bible.

Brayden works for the NewBreak Church network (San Diego), where he co-leads research, writing, and teaching to facilitate discipleship.
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#34 - The Historical Reliability of the Resurrection of Jesus (With Historian Dr. Gary Habermas)

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#39 - The Return of Jesus Will Be Like a Royal Parade, Not a Rapture (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
I cannot tell you how many times I encounter people talking about "the rapture." It is so engrained in some Christian's minds, but is that what the message of 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 really is about? Furthermore, is that really what we are hoping for when we anticipate the return of Christ? I don't think so. Listen in as we go verse by verse through this passage as we remember what the hope of the second coming entails! Also, (while not discussed in the episode) I think it is important to note that "rapture theology" only came into existence in the 1800's. No one believed this in church history prior. For a quick video on the history of rapture theology, check out this 5-minute YouTube video from Dr. Ben Witherington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_cVXdr8mVs&t=133s Here is a summary of the three key things we wrap up with at the end. According to 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, the return of Jesus will encompass: The Return of Christ to forever reign in a new world with His people; The Resurrection of the body and all of creation; The Reunion of believers in Jesus, dead and alive. Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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April 2, 2020
#38 - The Real Prisoner Who Was Set Free (Acts 16, Part 2)
Last episode ended sitting with bewildermnet as Paul and Silas responded to their terrible circumstances with praise. What happens next might be even more shocking! There is so much to appreciate in the next few verses and their interaction with the Roman Jailor. And then we tie all of Acts 16 together with a nice bow showing how the three conversion stories have an awesome connection to an ancient Jewish prayer! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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March 19, 2020
#37 - Praise in the Depths of Prison (Acts 16, Part 1)
Acts 16 is an important part of the story. In order to do it justice, we have to break this into two parts! Listen in as we learn some incredible things about the origin story of the Church in Philippi and the lives that were changed there. And then we end on a cliff-hanger! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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March 16, 2020
#36 - A Fresh Look at "Passion Week" (with Dr. William Varner)
We are in the midst of the season of Lent. And so there is no better time to refresh on the importance of Jesus' final days! Thankfully, Dr. William Varner has published a very accessible and enjoyable read on the subject! I highly encourage you to listen in and then pick up a copy of his book, "Passionate About Passion Week."  Here is a link to Dr. Varner's book: https://www.amazon.com/Passionate-about-Passion-Week-Fresh/dp/1948048221 Here is a link to an article on Lent I (Brayden) recently wrote: https://newbreak.church/what-is-lent/ Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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March 12, 2020
#35 - Near-Death Experiences: Medically Documented Evidence for Life Beyond Death (With Dr. Gary Habermas)
Dr. Habermas is a leading expert on the topic of "NDE's" or "Near-Death Experiences." Listen in as Dr. Gary shares fascinating testimonies from renowned medical journals on how we have evidence of life beyond death and what that means for discussions of faith. Just after we finished recording, Dr. Habermas shared with me (offline) an incredible story that he forgot to share on the recording. Fortunately, in a recent Youtube interview, he shared this story. This three-minute clip can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8SO_aCk_sU Here is a link to Dr. Habermas' website: http://garyhabermas.com/ If you didn't catch the previous episode with Dr. Gary Habermas, check out episode #34. Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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March 5, 2020
#34 - The Historical Reliability of the Resurrection of Jesus (With Historian Dr. Gary Habermas)
Can we defend the resurrection of Jesus from a historically reliable vantage point? Yes! And I brought on the most prominent voice on the topic to give a brief introduction into why. Dr. Gary Habermas is second-to-none in his forty-plus years of scholarly research and writing on this topic (and others). When people reference "the scholars" on the topic of the resurrection of Jesus, they better be dealing with Dr. Habermas' work. It was such an honor and a privilege to have him on. Below are some links to give you more of Dr. Gary: Dr. Gary Habermas' website, full of free resources - http://garyhabermas.com/ "The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus" (Book) - https://amzn.to/39Zowtq An hour and fifteen-minute teaching on this topic from Dr. Gary at Biola - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5znVUFHqO4Q&t=71s A thirty-six-minute dialogue with "Capturing Christianity" on this topic - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWSG5okmUr8 Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
37:31
February 27, 2020
#33 - A Reflection on Spirit-Led Conversations from Acts 8
What does it look like to live a lifestyle of purpose with the Holy Spirit? Following Philip's story of a Spirit-led conversation, we may be surprised on how a narrative from the first century may encourage us with practical insight on how to live a life of adventurous faith, today!  Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
26:57
February 20, 2020
#32 - How Can We Be Full of the Spirit But Continually Filled by the Spirit?
Scripture is clear that when we give our lives to Jesus we receive His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. As post-Pentecost, new covenant belivers, we are filled with the fullness of God's temple presence (1 Cor. 3:16). In light of that, why does Paul command believers to be continually filled by the Spirit in Ephesians 5:18? How can we be full of the Holy Spirit but also continually filled by the Spirit? Is this a contradiction? Or is there a rich paradox waiting to be explored! I believe the latter. Let's explore this great question! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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February 6, 2020
#31 - The Fire that Burns in You (Acts 2:3-4, 17-18; Exodus 19:17-18)
In a very passionate episode, we unpack one more thing about Pentecost is what made it so counter-intuitive for its day. Listen in as we talk about how the temple presence of God, the fire of God, has left the temple! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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January 24, 2020
#30 - The Untold Story of Pentecost (Acts 2:1-5, 1:6-8)
Welcome to part 2 of our Acts series, where we seek to explore major themes and passages in the book of Acts. Few episodes are as difficult to communicate as this one. On one side of things, this is an eye-opening dialogue on how Pentecost serves as a major hinge between phases of the biblical story; and yet, it is almost like trying to summarize the story of Israel at one event. And that is what makes Pentecost so profound... the single event showcases the Jewish believers in Jesus as the true Israel who have the honor of ushering in the new humanity of the new covenant. Listen in for a thought-provoking conversation as we explore the untold story of Pentecost! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
34:07
January 23, 2020
#29 - When a Sequel Get's it Right! (Acts 1)
Today, we kick off the series in Acts! Acts is Luke's sequel to the Gospel of Luke, and unlike most sequels in the movie world today, Acts is a sequel done well! As we will see, the book of Acts answers the question of "What's next?" for us as followers of Jesus.  Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
39:15
January 10, 2020
#28 - Re-Centering the Narrative (Welcome to Season 2)
A new year is upon us, and so that means new adventures, too! Listen in as we consider what it means to re-center the narrative and what lies ahead for season 2 of Adventures in Theology! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
17:00
January 4, 2020
#27 - The Life-Giving Wisdom of Sabbath (with Dr. Matthew Sleeth of sabbathliving.org)
The Sabbath is a 24 hour period in which we cease from the toil of work to simply enjoy the life given to us. Is the Sabbath still applicable today? Listen in as Dr. Matthew Sleeth and I try to persuade YOU that Sabbath is not legalistic law, but life-giving wisdom.  Matthew Sleeth, MD, a former emergency room physician and chief of the hospital medical staff, resigned from his position to teach, preach, and write about faith and stewardship issues. Dr. Sleeth has spoken at more than one thousand churches, campuses, and events, including serving as a monthly guest preacher at the Washington National Cathedral. Recognized by Newsweek as one of the nation’s most influential Christian leaders, Dr. Sleeth is the executive director of Blessed Earth and author of numerous articles and books, including Reforesting Faith and 24/6. He lives in Lexington, Kentucky, with Nancy, his wife of nearly forty years. Their grown children serve with their spouses in full-time parish ministry and as medical missionaries in Africa. Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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November 21, 2019
#26 - Flowers, Weeds, and the Power of Habits
The phrase: "Don't pull weeds without planting flowers" has been deeply influential to me. Today, I share my candid, off the script insights on the topic of habits. As Christians, we should recognize the power of habits in how the rhythms, routines, and habits are forming a lifestyle, and even identity, of who we are becoming. Healthy habits form healthy people. Listen in as we talk about the journey of how healthy habits start as a duty, become a discipline, and (if we stick with it) they become a delight! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
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November 14, 2019
#25 - What Does the Bible Say About Women in Ministry? (With Author & Speaker, Jenny Randle)
Responding to the question of women's roles in the Church is no quick conversation. While this is not an exhaustive conversation, Jenny Randle and I talk through some key things that are important to be informed of when considering women's roles in ministry.  For more on Jenny, including her books and podcast, see her website (https://www.jennyrandle.com/) N.T. Wright on the 1 Timothy 2 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEruMrLiizs&list=PLnrxntMSKd3S_GWJjUYA5jk-N8hFS79qs Women in Ministry Part 1 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2M6HswlH3A Women in Ministry Part 2 -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5VQe_nuNJg&t=1s Ben Witherington on Women's Roles in the Bible -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf2D8lWp-yA&t=131s Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
32:27
November 7, 2019
#24 - Let's Abandon the Phrase "Everything Happens For a Reason"
Some phrases and cliches may be trendy in culture or even in the Church. But does that make them true? Of course not! Popular opinion does not make something true or false. Phrases (and the beliefs behind them) have to be thought through and examined. Today, we discuss how the phrase "everything happens for a reason" is not biblical, not helpful, and should be abandoned altogether.  Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
20:09
October 31, 2019
#23 - What is the Biblical View of Hell? (With Chris Date of RethinkingHell.com)
For most of my life, I did not even know other perspectives on the topic of "hell" existed! In today's episode, I speak with Chris Date, of rethinkinghell.com. After my own study in the Bible on this subject, listening to many debates (some Chris was part of), and reading books on the subject, I came to the same conclusion as Chris; that the position, known as "Conditional Immortality" (aka "Annihilationism"), best represents the biblical view of hell.  Listen in with an open mind. We are not trying to cause division, we are simply trying to spur conversation. While this discussion may not be the most fun, it is an important topic.  Every Monday at 6pm (Pacific time) RethinkingHell.com goes live to discuss this topic. Tune in here: http://rethinkinghell.com/live/?fbclid=IwAR14OjQ7d92mhxMpXbCVqp1erCwJ4Xr8HTLU2COBedIpFewDVcryTC76Zlc See Chris' book titled "Rethinking Hell" here: https://www.amazon.com/Rethinking-Hell-Readings-Evangelical-Conditionalism/dp/1625645988 See some of. Chris' academic papers on this subject: https://fuller.academia.edu/ChristopherDate?fbclid=IwAR34zuUrNHk75JWFzlOrliUx6HbLYs5h-qlCFVMLzs45RO9ZNTXJrfB2BtE Here is a book that helpfully compares the views on hell written by persons from each perspective:  https://amzn.to/2migk3S  Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
46:15
October 24, 2019
#22 - God's Law & the Good Life (With Matt Marzec)
Today, Matt and I discuss the relationship between God's Law and what we call "the good life." We hope to convey that God wired us with many innate desires that only can have their answers found in Him and His way of life. Matt is a pastor and resident philosopher at the Branch Church in San Diego, CA. Connect with Matt on Instagram: @matthewmarzec Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated.
32:05
October 17, 2019
#21 - Common Objections to God, Jesus, & the Bible (With Matt Marzec)
The past few weeks we have tackled questions like: "Why Jesus?" and "Why the Bible?" Today, I want to fire similar questions at my good friend, philosopher/apologist, Matt Marzec. We discuss the main objections that keep people in accepting there being an intelligent Creator; objections about Jesus; and objections about the Bible--all under 40 minutes!  Matt is a pastor and resident philosopher at the Branch Church in San Diego, CA. Connect with Matt on Instagram: @matthewmarzec Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated.
38:35
October 10, 2019
#20 - Why the Bible? (With Frank Turek of CrossExamined.org)
Have you ever heard objections to the Bible like: "I can't believe the Bible because it was written by man." Maybe you have wrestled with these questions yourself. In today's episode, I have a conversation with world renowned apologist and speaker, Dr. Frank Turek of crossexamined.org. Join us as we defend the rational and logic behind the Bible being a reliable account of God's interaction with humanity. This is good! Check out Frank's book, "I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist":  https://www.amazon.com/Dont-Have-Enough-Faith-Atheist/dp/1581345615 Check out Frank's book, "Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case": https://amzn.to/2mp2ZHd Connect with Frank on Instagram: @drfrankturek Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
40:53
October 3, 2019
#19 - Why Jesus? (With Shawn Hart of RZIM)
Today we address the common question: "Why Jesus?" In my conversation with Shawn Hart we discuss the landscape of faith and evangelism in America and how  people are longing for  an emotional apologetic to the question of faith. Shawn Hart is a dynamic speaker on the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) team, and leads week-long ministries on the campuses of universities all around the country.  You can learn more about Shawn here: https://www.rzim.org/speakers/shawn-hart Connect with Shawn Hart on Instagram: @shawnmhart1 Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
1:02:18
September 26, 2019
#18 - The Economy of Grace: Equality of Reward & Status in the Kingdom of God
I have heard people say things like: "Billy Graham was so faithful, so influential as a Christian, he will definitely have a greater heavenly reward than me. He will have a high position of authority in God's kingdom." But is this biblically true? Will there be degrees of reward and status in the next life? Join me as I refute the misconceptions and make a compelling case for equality of reward and status amongst believers. God's economy of grace and reward is not like our's. We live, speak, breathe, and give Gospel because we are filled with Gospel. Our obedience and good works are about appreciation and gratitude, not promotion and competition. Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be encouraged by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!
30:24
September 19, 2019
#17 - Even Greater Than Eden (Reimagining Heaven, Part 6)
Revelation 21-22 presents more than Eden restored, the new creation is even greater than eden! The shocking contrasts between the first and the final eden encourage us that the hope we hold is contains more privilege and more responsibility than we expect. Open your Bible and let the adventure continue as we explore Revelation 22:1-5. Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be impacted by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode! Like the intro and outro music? Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
35:23
September 12, 2019
#16 - Returning to a Place We Have Never Been (Reimagining Heaven, Part 5)
If you have grown up in the Church you have probably heard about the "streets of gold," but have you ever been curious to know what that means? What if John's vision of the streets of gold is actually communicating something? Today we bring some memorable conclusions to Revelation's key theme of God's presence in the new creation.  There is handout with fill-in's for today's episode! Link to show notes here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jzM3cZafB27zias-f32vzTSvnUcPkmFZpcmL-_aw2TQ/edit?usp=sharing Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be impacted by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode! Like the intro and outro music? Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
28:33
September 5, 2019
#15 - All Will Be Right, All Will Be New (Reimagining Heaven, Part 4)
Today's episode covers Revelation 21:5-8, and then we also talk about what the Bible says our resurrection bodies will be like in the new creation. We will not be raised to eternal life disembodied, no way! We will have a resurrected, glorified, new... body. This is central to the Christian hope.  Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be impacted by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
28:27
August 22, 2019
#14 - The New Earth (Reimagining Heaven, Part 3)
We have been talking about how God's endgame plan is not to discard his creation, but to make a new creation: a new universe, even a new earth! Today's episode covers Revelation 21:1-4, which is about the future hope of all who trust in Jesus. What will the new earth be like? We get a few details here. What John chooses to use as symbolism is quite surprising! Get ready for a great adventure in a great episode! Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be impacted by it. Your help in spreading the word is highly appreciated. Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
29:02
August 15, 2019
BONUS Content - How to Read the Book of Revelation Responsibly
In this bonus episode, I want to briefly introduce you to a few reasons why we can't read the book of Revelation the same way we would read some other books of the Bible. To read it literally is to ignore the literary genre the message is written in. For example, we wouldn't watch a Sci-Fi movie with the same expectations and rules that we would impose on a documentary. Why is that? Because these films are two completely different genres. Hopefully this bonus episode helps make us aware with what we are dealing with when we read the most extraordinary letter found in Scripture! Check out my book, "The Dawn of the New Creation":  https://amzn.to/2YVLuws  Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be impacted by it.  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? It is made by yours truly. Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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August 9, 2019
#13 - The Event in Heaven That Changed Everything on Earth (Reimagining Heaven, Part 2)
Revelation Chapters 4-5 presents a single vision of "Heaven." So, what is this look behind the scenes show us? Well, I'll tell you that it does not answer any of our questions that we ask about Heaven. What does it mean, then? What is the purpose of this vision when we enter the text without imposing our own agenda on it? We are going to see how this vision of Heaven does show us something that changes everything about the trajectory of earth, and continues the premise that we stated last week: Heaven is less like a home, and more like a train. Welcome to part 2 of our mission to reimagine heaven according to the Bible! Check out my book, "The Dawn of the New Creation":  https://amzn.to/2YVLuws  Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be impacted by it.  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? It is made by yours truly. Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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August 8, 2019
#12 - Less Like a Home, More Like a Train (Reimagining Heaven, Part 1)
What if I told you that heaven is not God's endgame plan for His people? Listen in as we begin our series on one of the most misunderstood topics within the Christian faith. Join us as we reimagine heaven according to the Bible! Check out my book, "The Dawn of the New Creation":  https://amzn.to/2YVLuws  Like the podcast? Subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be impacted by it.  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? It is made by yours truly. Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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August 1, 2019
#11 - The Most Important Words Joshua Ever Uttered (Joshua 24:14-15)
In this final episode of our series in Joshua, we cover what is the most important message Joshua ever spoke! We are looking at two verses from Joshua's final address to the people of God.  As we sit as some of the listeners, we quickly discover that this message transcends time and is for every generation. The underlying question Joshua lays out before the people is the question we must answer today. This episode has many quote-worthy moments so get ready to take notes.  Check out the show notes here:  https://bit.ly/32FlpnQ And yes, I am back to my original vision, which is to keep standard episodes under 30 minutes!   Like the podcast? Please, please subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from! And please share this podcast with others who you think would be impacted by it.  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? It is made by yours truly. Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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July 25, 2019
#10 - The Old Testament as Our Heritage & Our Role in Environmentalism (2-Part Ft. Dr. Sandra Richter)
In this packed episode I have a wonderful conversation with Old Testament Professor, Dr. Sandra Richter, who quickly has become a friend. This two-part conversation is lengthy, yet a rewarding one. In our time together we tackle two discussion topics: 1) First, we clear the air with all of the confusion regarding the Old Testament. Isn't it an outdated book for those who are ethnically Jewish? Shouldn't we merely appreciate it as history? Dr. Richter and I beg to differ! If you are a believer (no matter your ethnic background) the Old Testament is your story, too! We both find ourselves specializing in the study of the Old Testament, so get ready for an engaging conversation in which we argue for the continual relevance and continuity that the Old Testament has for us today! 2) Second, (starting at 53 minutes, 18 seconds) we talk about Dr. Richter's upcoming book on environmentalism. You will discover that Dr. Richter's mission is so much more than just saving the trees; it is about saving lives! And it is more a theological discussion than a political one. Dr. Richter and I argue that the topic of environmentalism is an unavoidable one if we want to take our role seriously in bearing the image of God on earth.  We appreciate Dr. Richter and want to support her. Check out her resources available! The Epic of Eden  https://www.amazon.com/Epic-Eden-Christian-Entry-Testament/dp/0830825770 The Epic of Eden (video curriculum)  https://store.seedbed.com/collections/vendors?q=Sandra%20Richter Her upcoming book on environmentalism will be posted to her author page on IVP:  https://www.ivpress.com/sandra-l-richter Also, check out my book, The Dawn of the New Creation: Exploring the Christian Hope as Told by Revelation  https://amzn.to/2YVLuws  Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier.
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July 18, 2019
#9 - Keeping the Promise; Carrying the Name (Joshua 9-11)
What does your word mean to you? When you give a promise or an oath does that stand through the storm of life's circumstances? What if the oath was made under false pretensions and imperfect motives? Joshua 9-11 make for a great story! I walked away from this episode incredibly challenged in how to better "carry the name" of our God! We learn a lot about what representing God means in a messy world with messy circumstances through this chapters... so settle in; open your Bible; and lots embark on this week's adventure!  Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on Apple podcasts, iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? Well, I made it myself! Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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July 11, 2019
#8 - Seven, Sabbath, & The Strangest Military Strategy Ever (Joshua 6-8)
The story of Jericho is one of the most famous in the book of Joshua. But don't let the commonality fool you, this is a strange story! I have never seen such a bizarre military strategy. So, what is God trying to communicate through this?  Let me say that I was surprised how much these chapters ministered to me. I will never read these three chapters the same! Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? Well, I made it myself! Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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July 3, 2019
#7 - When You Are Invited onto Holy Ground (Joshua 5:13-15)
This is a strange part of the story... From the strange being Joshua encounters, to having to take off his sandals because he stood on "holy ground," this passage can feel out of place. What is the point of this? Let's see what we can learn from Joshua's "holy ground" moment. I bet you'll never look at the removal of sandals to step on holy ground the same again! P.S. Listen in after the outro music for a quick announcement! Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? Well, I made it myself! Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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June 27, 2019
#6 - The Reward is in the River (Joshua 3-4)
Do you know what the arch nemesis of faith is? Um... oh... wait... what was it again? Gotcha!! Forgetfulness is the enemy of faith. Therefore, the friend of faith is memory. Commemoration is so important for our spiritual journey in recounting God's faithfulness in the grand story as shown in the Bible and also in our own lives. Joshua 3-4 will be our text today. And we will see how the crossing of the Jordan river was no ordinary thing. And there is something special about the stones that they grab. By the end of this episode I bet you'll understand what I mean when I tell you that there are more rivers with more stones to be found. And so the adventure continues! Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? Well, I made it myself! Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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June 20, 2019
#5 - The Faith of a Prostitute (Joshua 2)
Today we will learn more about what it means to have the courage to trust. And we will learn from the most unlikely of people… a prostitute! In the story of Rahab we see that before any conquest takes place in the narrative of Joshua, mercy gets precedence. Listen in as I express how baffling, yet befitting, this story is in the grand narrative of the Bible. This goes to show that God's preference is mercy, not judgment.  See the literary structure (chiasm) of Joshua 2 by clicking here:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ga_Y4j9kzkDZJt8sC6GSVwn4S1h-yoB2gSmyHO6rjC4/edit?usp=sharing  Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!  Like the intro and outro music? Well, I made it myself! Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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June 13, 2019
#4 - The Courage to Trust (Joshua 1:5-9)
Last episode we concluded with highlighting what made Joshua and Caleb such a great leaders to take the people into the promised land. They had what the Bible called "a different spirit" about them. I suggest that the "different spirit" was the courage to trust God, despite the obstacles in their way.  Okay, cool. So we should desire to have the courage to trust. But how do we cultivate that? How do we cultivate the courage to trust God? Ah! That is the question.  In this episode, we look at Joshua 1:5-9, and the fascinating literary structure in it, which reveals the answer to our question. Today we discuss the key, nestled at the center of the chiasm; the key of how to cultivate courageous trust. Join is in the 21 day challenge proposed at the end of the episode!  Here is the link to view the color-coated chiasm that we discuss on part of this episode:  https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SkWUKJLrRuQqqCouB7IKAAlS2l7lZOSgnEOFVcNS2Ss/edit  Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!   Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode!   Like the intro and outro music? Well, I made it myself! Check out the full instrumental soundtrack here:  https://soundcloud.com/brayden-brookshier/adventure-awaits
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June 6, 2019
#3 - A Place to Call Home (Joshua 1:1-4)
As we open up the text of Joshua it becomes clear that this "promised land" is REALLY important to these people. But why? What is the big deal about this plot of land? And why should I care about Joshua's quest to take the promised land? This is what we want to tackle on today's episode. And hey, if you think we are just talking ancient history, you will be surprised how encouraging this is for us, today! Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode! 
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May 30, 2019
#2 - Enough is Enough (Intro to Joshua)
We begin a series of episodes dedicated to exploring the book of Joshua! But like most books of the Bible, somethings have to be prefaced...  In this case, the elephant in the room with this book of the Bible is the violence and war due to it being a conquest narrative. Many Christians struggle with how to reconcile the love of God with the command to go eradicate this plot of land of its current inhabitants. How do we respond?  This episode contains six points of clarification, which help us reframe how we think of the conquest narrative of Joshua so that we can appreciate the message of the book for us readers, today. Like the podcast? Please subscribe and give a five-star rating on iTunes, Spotify, or wherever you listen from!  Want to connect? Follow me on Instagram: @braydenbrookshier. I reply to all DM's. Let me know how Adventures in Theology is impacting you, or, you can reach out to ask a question or provide a suggestion for an upcoming episode! 
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May 1, 2019
#1 - Welcome to the Adventure!
Ready to start the adventure?  In the first of many more episodes to come, I introduce the inspiration behind the title of this podcast, then I give you three reasons why you should dive deeper into the Bible. Hey, every inaugural episode has to be more introductory in nature, right?  Let's get ready to explore God's word for the purpose of getting caught up into the story ourselves! Let's be a people who read the story, trust the story, and live the story of the Bible! Hang with me and I promise you, you'll find that the Bible is anything but boring!  Welcome to my adventure, the most grand adventure, knowing the God of the Bible! P.S., want to read my book? Get your copy of The Dawn of the New Creation on Amazon!
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April 12, 2019