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The Brewery Ministries Podcast

The Brewery Ministries Podcast

By Brewery Ministries
The best conversations take place over beer! Why not faith too? This podcast discusses tough spiritual questions, interesting passages in the Bible, and all-things-Jesus. We also share our experiences while starting alternative churches in breweries and online for people who don't resonate with typical church models. Yep, we're not normal. For more info check out breweryministries.org.
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Bible Overview Series #2 - Are the "7 Days of Creation" Literal or Metaphor?
What does the word "day" mean in Genesis 1 and 2?  Are the 7 days of Creation literal 24-hour periods or longer periods of time, such as "eras?"  We dig into this topic on this episode, presenting three possible definitions for the Hebrew word for "day" and discussing how ancient people thought when this chapter was written.  Knowing what we discussed here, how do you think we should interpret the word "day?" Want to investigate this topic with your friends?  We made a discussion sheet with questions and our research on this chapter.  Get some friends together and get the discussion questions by clicking here.  You'll be able to choose a basic or deeper version! #daysofcreation #originoftheuniverse #genesis1 #genesis2 #creation #7daysofcreation #understandinggenesis #oldtestament #exploringgod #exploringthebible #bible #god #faith #apologetics
14:45
September 15, 2022
Bible Overview Series #1 - What Makes Understanding The Bible So Hard?
Before we even open a Bible, what kind of cultural barriers and interpretation issues might we run into?  What do we need to consider before assuming the meaning of a verse or story in the Bible?  We discuss literary styles, language and translation issues, metaphor and more issues that can help prevent us from coming up with damaging interpretations of scripture. Discuss this topic with your friends!  Have a casual discussion, make your own small group or house church.  Get the discussion material here:  https://www.breweryministries.org/discussion-guides/
13:55
August 26, 2022
The Chosen Season 2 Episode 8: Beyond Mountains Roundtable Discussion & Review Podcast
What about that "eye for an eye" stuff?  4 guys with different religious perspectives discuss The Chosen Season 2 Episode 8.  We even dig up some strange stuff like the Gospel of Nicodemus and Judas.  Join us for a casual discussion! Brewery Ministries also creates discussion material so you can talk with your friends and learn the cultural context of the Bible. Visit breweryministries.org and click Free Discussion Guides for more info. #Thechosenpodcast #thechosenseason2episode8 #thechosenseason2finale #thechosenroundtablediscussion #sermononthemount #discussingscripture #beerandjesus #breweryministries
01:04:02
June 28, 2022
The Chosen Season 2 Episode 7: Reckoning - Roundtable Discussion Podcast & Review
Did Jesus really get arrested more than once?  Was this episode's historical fictional plot strategically designed to comment on modern times?  Our crew analyzes the meaning and historical accuracy of the story from this episode of The Chosen! For more podcasts and free small group materials you can use to host discussions on God and theology, visit breweryministries.org #thechosenpodcast #thechosenseason2episode7 #thechosenreckoning #thechosenroundtablepodcast #thechosenreckoningreview #thechosenreview #thechosendiscussion #thechosenaccuracy #theologypodcast #godinmovies
01:16:02
May 26, 2022
The Chosen Season 2 Episode 6: Unlawful Roundtable Discussion Podcast & Review
Did Jesus really get arrested long before the crucifixion?  How much of this episode is historical?  How much is fan-fiction, and what can we really learn from it?  This episode is loaded with great stuff to talk about!  Listen to our reactions and analysis in this roundtable discussion of The Chosen Season 2 Episode 6: Unlawful! For free discussion questions on scripture and movies for small groups, visit https://breweryministries.org.  There you'll find discussion questions on the book of Mark, the Batman: Dark Knight Trilogy, Marvel's Avengers movies, The Matrix Resurrections and more. #thechosenreckoning, #thechosenseason2episode6, #thechosenreaction, #thechosenreview, #breweryministries, #beerandjesus
59:25
April 19, 2022
The Chosen Season 2 Episode 5: Unlawful - Roundtable Discussion & Review Podcast
A demonic possession.  A ninja-assassin zealot.  A possible disagreement between Jesus and John the Baptist over confronting others?  This episode is loaded with great stuff to talk about!  Listen to our roundtable discussion and review of The Chosen Season 2 Episode 5: Unlawful. For free discussion questions on scripture and movies for small groups, visit https://breweryministries.org.  There you'll find discussion questions on the book of Mark, the Batman: Dark Knight Trilogy, Marvel's Avengers movies, The Matrix Resurrections and more. #thechosentheperfectopportunity, #thechosenseason2episode4, #thechosenreaction, #thechosenreview, #thepoolatbethesda, #john5:4, #missingbibleverse, #breweryministries, #beerandjesus
01:21:22
March 09, 2022
The Chosen Season 2 Episode 4 - The Perfect Opportunity - Roundtable Discussion Podcast & Review
This episode discusses the mysterious healing pool at Bethesda where an angel supposedly stirred the waters, creating a healing pool.  One of the verses discussed in this episode of The Chosen is mysteriously missing from many Bibles.  What's the story behind John 5:4?  Was this verse a mere legend, superstition, or is it meant to be taken literally?  Why does Jesus heal some but not others?  Our crew of both Christians and non-Christians discusses our reactions to this episode and its source material. For free discussion questions on scripture and movies for small groups, visit https://breweryministries.org.  There you'll find discussion questions on the book of Mark, the Batman: Dark Knight Trilogy, Marvel's Avengers movies, The Matrix Resurrections and more. #thechosentheperfectopportunity, #thechosenseason2episode4, #thechosenreaction, #thechosenreview, #thepoolatbethesda, #john5:4, #missingbibleverse, #breweryministries, #beerandjesus
01:22:33
February 09, 2022
The Chosen Season 2 Episode 3: Matthew 4:24 Roundtable Discussion Podcast & Review
Four guys from different backgrounds discuss and review Season 2 Episode 3 of The Chosen.  Hear reactions and thoughts from both non-religious and religious backgrounds.  Send us your comments or questions and we'll talk about them on an upcoming episode! For more episodes, a list of our discussion groups and free discussion questions for groups, visit breweryministries.org. E-mail us at: breweryministries@gmail.com https://facebook.com/breweryministries https://instagram.com/breweryministries All sound clips used are for the purpose of critical review and no infringement is intended.  They are the intellectual property of their respective copyright holders.
01:18:59
January 13, 2022
The Chosen Season 2 Episode 2: I Saw You Roundtable Discussion Podcast & Review
The crew discusses their reaction to The Chosen Season 2 Episode 2: I Saw You.  This episode contains perspectives from both non-religious and religious backgrounds. For more episodes, a list of our discussion groups and free discussion questions for groups, visit breweryministries.org. All sound clips used are for the purpose of critical review and no infringement is intended.  They are the intellectual property of their respective copyright holders.
01:24:03
December 13, 2021
The Chosen Season 2 Episode 1: Thunder Roundtable Discussion Podcast & Review
A discussion and review of Season 2 Episode 1 of The Chosen.  This discussion features perspectives from different backgrounds including non-religions and Christian views. For more episodes, a list of our discussion groups and free discussion questions for groups, visit breweryministries.org. All sound clips used are for the purpose of critical review and no infringement is intended.  They are the intellectual property of their respective copyright holders.
01:10:12
November 12, 2021
Brewery Ministries 2021 Update - Creating Alternative Churches, plus How You Can Make Your Own Discussion Group
Create your own spiritual discussion group with our free discussion questions at breweryministries.org Support Brewery Ministries at breweryministries.org Questions/Comments?  Contact breweryministries@gmail.com
01:13:29
October 26, 2021
The Chosen Season 1 Episode 8 Roundtable Discussion - "I Am He" Reaction & Review
4 guys from different backgrounds discuss and review The Chosen Season 1 Episode 8. For more episodes, or to join a Brewery Ministries online discussion group, visit breweryministries.org Facebook Instagram
01:26:39
June 25, 2021
The Chosen Season 1 Episode 7 Roundtable Discussion - "Invitations" Reaction & Review
4 guys from different backgrounds discuss and review each episode of The Chosen.  On this podcast you'll hear thoughts on the show from both non-religious and faith-based perspectives. For more info, or if you'd like to visit Church In A Brewery, visit breweryministries.org Facebook Instagram
01:28:18
June 17, 2021
The Chosen Season 1 Episode 6 Roundtable Discussion - "Indescribable Compassion" Reaction & Review
4 guys from both non-religious and faith-based perspectives discuss Season 1 Episode 6 of The Chosen. The movie and sound clips used in this episode are the intellectual property of their respective copyright holders.  They are used here for the purpose of critical review and no infringement is intended. For more info on this podcast or Church In A Brewery, visit: breweryministries.org Facebook Instagram
01:13:56
June 02, 2021
The Chosen Season 1 Episode 5 Roundtable Discussion - "The Wedding Gift"
Nathan, Jason, John and Nick discuss and analyze the story and themes from Season 1 Episode 5 of The Chosen.  This podcast encourages open sharing of opinions regardless of faith or beliefs.  Its focus is not so much on theological accuracy, but on intriguing all of us to explore faith further.  Watch the episode, then listen along with us!  Questions or comments?  Contact us using the following links: facebook.com/breweryministries instagram.com/breweryministries breweryministries.org
01:14:22
May 12, 2021
The Chosen Season 1 Episode 4 Roundtable Discussion - "The Rock On Which It Is Built"
Nathan, Jason, John and Nick discuss and analyze the story and themes from Season 1 Episode 4 of The Chosen.  Watch the episode, then listen along with us!  Questions or comments?  Contact us using the following links: facebook.com/breweryministries instagram.com/breweryministries breweryministries.org
01:28:42
April 28, 2021
The Chosen Season 1 Episode 3: "Jesus Loves The Little Children" Roundtable Discussion & Review
This episode discusses themes such as eye for an eye justice, misunderstandings about the Messiah, child-like faith and more from Season 1 Episode 3 of The Chosen. Contact us below! breweryministries.org Facebook.com/breweryministries Instagram.com/breweryministries
01:05:42
April 15, 2021
The Chosen Season 1 Episode 2: "Shabbat" Roundtable Review & Discussion
Nathan, Jason, Nick and John discuss in detail The Chosen Season 1 Episode 2: Shabbat!  A roundtable discussion from religious and non-religious perspectives.  This episode of The Chosen brought up some great discussion topics including how religion handles the role of women, authenticity, who Jesus hung out with, the corruption of the religious leaders known as the Pharisees and more. For more info on Church In A Brewery, visit breweryministries.org. The sound and movie clips in this podcast are here for the purpose of critical review.  They are the intellectual property of their respective copyright holders and no infringement is intended.
58:01
April 01, 2021
The Chosen Season 1 Episode 1: Roundtable Podcast Discussion & Review
A detailed plot analysis and review of The Chosen Season 1 Episode 1.  This roundtable podcast contains spoilers.  Be sure to watch the episode first!  Then listen and follow along with us as we share our thoughts and opinions. If you're in the Wichita, KS area, check out Church In A Brewery where we discuss spiritual topics in-person over a craft beer.  For more details visit breweryministries.org. Facebook.com/breweryministries Instagram.com/breweryministries YouTube The music and sound clips are included are the intellectual property of their respective copyright holders.  They are included here for the purpose of critical review and no infringement is intended.
01:40:28
March 17, 2021
Mark 6: Jesus and Ghosts! Brewery Church Discussion Recap
This episode recaps major points from our Monday night discussion group at Church In A Brewery.  Nathan talks about different views of ghosts, why Jesus' followers thought he was a ghost, and what ancient views of ghosts and Greek/Roman gods tell us about Jesus. Breweryministries.org
16:20
January 29, 2021
2020 Recap - What We Learned While Starting A Brewery Church
Nathan, Jason and Heath discuss what it was like to start a church/spiritual discussion group in a brewery in 2020. Links: Listen to Dr. Michael Heiser's supernatural seminar here:  https://youtu.be/IZKy1Xt2Ow0
37:48
December 24, 2020
Do Humans Have Free Will? 5 Different Views
Nathan and Jason discuss several different views on free will including a brief overview of determinism, indeterminism, strong theological determinism, weak theological determinism, and the Doctrine of Free Will. facebook.com/breweryministries instagram.com/breweryministries
32:22
November 20, 2020
How would Jesus sum up Christianity? Has Christianity changed over time?
Nathan and Heath discuss whether some of the ideas associated with Christianity are true to its roots and how Jesus might sum up what Christianity is meant to be. breweryministries.org
26:37
October 29, 2020
Tough Bible Passages - Picking Up Sticks On The Sabbath from Numbers 15
Nathan and Heath discuss a tough chapter of the Bible involving the strict Old Testament law.   breweryministries.org
30:09
October 08, 2020
Evidence of the supernatural from The Case For Christ
Jason and Nathan discuss historical evidence of supernatural events from Lee Strobel's book The Case For Christ and more.  Church In A Brewery meets every Monday night at 7:30 PM inside Augustino Brewing. breweryministries.org
22:01
September 24, 2020
Is the existence of justice evidence for the existence of God?
On this episode Heath, Nathan and special guest Sontia Ware discuss whether or not justice points to the existence of God.  breweryministries.org
33:42
September 12, 2020
Evil Spirits & Exorcisms?!! Weird stuff from Mark 1 - Week 9 Recap
A strange and unusual conversation with Nathan and Heath on Mark Chapter 1 verses 22-28.  We discuss whether or not evil spirits exist, what they might want and what Jesus' encounters with evil spirits reveal about him.  Questions or comments?  Catch up with us on the Brewery Ministries Facebook page or visit our website below! breweryministries.org
30:09
September 04, 2020
#9 - Nuggets of Wisdom from Proverbs & The Garden of Eden
Nathan and Heath discuss a few nuggets of wisdom from Proverbs, plus they recap the discussion on the Garden Of Eden from Church In A Brewery Week 8! Find a discussion group or learn more about Church In A Brewery at Breweryministries.org
28:44
August 27, 2020
Baptism and the big message Jesus came to tell us - Mark Chapter 1 - Week 7 Recap
In this episode we explore the big message Jesus came to tell us in Mark Chapter 1, plus we discuss his baptism.  What was different about the baptism of Jesus?  Does it look anything like baptism today?  And what was the important message he wanted people to know?  Check it out in this recap of our Week 7 discussion at Church In A Brewery!  Monday nights at 7:30 PM inside Augustino Brewing.  Wichita, KS.
20:03
August 19, 2020
If God exists, why does He allow pain & suffering? Week 6 Recap
A recap of why God might allow pain & suffering from week 6 at Church In A Brewery. Group Discussion questions available at:  breweryministries.org/session6
17:46
August 12, 2020
What big claims does Mark Chapter 1 say about Jesus? Week 5 recap
Mark 1 makes some enormous claims about Jesus.  What are these claims?  Was there any evidence to support them at the time they were written?  Here's a podcast recap of our Week 5 discussion at Church In A Brewery! Church in a Brewery meets every Monday nights at Augustino Brewing in Wichita, KS.  7:30 PM. breweryministries.org
15:27
August 06, 2020
Who or what could have created our universe? Week 4 Recap
An investigation into the possible causes of the universe.  Recap of our discussion on Week 4 of Church In A Brewery. Breweryministries.org
12:57
July 30, 2020
Can we trust the stories in the Bible about Jesus? Week 3 Recap
Topic introduction and recap from Week 3 of Church In A Brewery breweryministries.org
19:53
July 21, 2020
Does God Exist? Evidence from the Origin of the Universe - Week 2 Recap
Evidence for the existence of God from the origin of the universe.  This episode is a short recap of our weekly in-person discussion at Church In A Brewery.  For more info about our weekly meeting, check out the link below! Breweryministries.org
22:44
July 14, 2020
Church In A Brewery Week 1 Topic Intro
Topic introduction from our weekly Church In A Brewery meeting.  This short talk on what Jesus was like was followed by group discussion over tables.  Check out Church In A Brewery at Augustino Brewing in Wichita KS!  Monday nights at 7:30 PM. Breweryministries.org
19:50
July 08, 2020
#8 - Why Does Humanity Need Saving?
A casual conversation about whether or not humanity needs a savior of some kind in order to have a relationship with God.  Can humans get to where God is on their own or do they need outside help? breweryministries.org
39:46
June 01, 2020
#7 - Are Science and the Bible Compatible?
Have you ever felt like science and the Bible don't seem to fit together?  Do you feel like science is a threat to faith?  Or maybe it enhances your faith?  Nathan and Heath explore these questions in this episode! For info on Church In A Brewery, visit https://breweryministries.org.
44:34
April 24, 2020
#6 - Symbolism in Genesis
This episode evaluates whether the stories in the Old Testament book of Genesis are literal, symbolic or mythical.  We also discuss the upcoming Church In A Brewery launch.  breweryministries.org
57:17
March 16, 2020
#5 - Does The God of the Old Testament Command Genocide?
Nathan and Heath discuss questions about God, the morality of war and justice in the Old Testament.  Did God command genocide?  Is the God of the Old Testament moral?  We discuss this and more! Sources: Cold Case Christianity - on genocide and the ancient practice of child sacrifices Foundations Laid On Human Sacrifice - a historical paper confirming practices of human and child sacrifice in ancient times Scriptures  Numbers 20 - Israel is not allowed to travel through Edom Exodus 17 - The Amalekites attack the Israelites on their way out of Egypt Numbers 21 - The Amorites attack the Israelites Numbers 33 - God commands the Israelites to take out the Caananites Deuteronomy 25:17 - God reminds the Israelites of the Amalekite attacks as they fled Egypt. 1 Samuel 15:3 - God commands the Israelites to attack the Amalekites Leviticus 19:34 - God commands the Israelites to love the foreigner living among them. 2 Chronicles 28:3, 2 Chronicles 33:6 and Jeremiah 7 - God becomes angry when the Israelites begin practicing child sacrifice.
54:14
February 08, 2020
#4 - Does Life Have A Purpose?
A philosophical discussion about whether or not life has a purpose.  Is everything random? Are things determined by fate or predetermined by God?  Maybe a mix?  We discuss these questions on this episode. Visit breweryministries.org
41:33
January 20, 2020
#3 - Discussing the Christmas Story & Virgin Conception
Is the Virgin Conception reasonable?  Is it just a crazy idea or are there good reasons to put our faith in it?  We discuss that and more on this episode! Visit Brewery Ministries on Facebook Visit breweryministries.org
47:32
December 13, 2019
#2 - Does God Exist? Roundtable Discussion
In this episode, we discuss how each of us investigated the question of God's existence.   Click Here to visit the Brewery Ministries website
38:21
November 07, 2019
#1 - Our Stories - Introducing the Brewery Ministries Team!
In this episode we discuss our vision for Brewery Ministries and our personal journeys, doubts, and what ultimately brought us to having faith.  Brewery Ministries Website:  www.breweryministries.org. 
44:58
October 04, 2019