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The Chasing Truth Podcast

By Presly & Grace
In The Chasing Truth Podcast, hosts Grace and Presly discuss their gen-z perspective on social, political, and theological issues from a biblical worldview.
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Ep. 12 | The New Age, Part 1: Marcia Montenegro

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Ep. 37 | Gospel Smugness: Blake Long
Today we discuss Christ-like evangelism with Blake Long. Blake is a graduate from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, writer of the blog Theology and Life, and the author of the book Gospel Smugness. Tune in as we discuss the importance of the Holy Spirit in sharing the gospel with others. Purchase Gospel Smugness here!
July 24, 2021
Ep. 36 | Real Gospel. Real Life.
In this episode we kick off our new series on Gospel application! In this episode we examine the difference between head knowledge and heart change. We also discuss the difference between the Gospel and worldly practicality. Our goal in this series is to make sure that the life we are called to live aligns with scripture, is defined by God, relies on the spirit, and finds hope in the Gospel continually.
July 10, 2021
Ep. 35 | What Women Need to Hear: Phylicia Masonheimer
In today's episode we had the joy of talking with author, speaker and Bible teacher, Phylicia Masonheimer.  Confused on where to start studying the Bible, what it should look like, or which resources are helpful? Phylicia provides wisdom filled, peace-bringing answers to these questions and so many more! Phylicia explains the dangers of reactive theology along with the importance of drawing truth out of scripture based on the character of God. Lastly, we discuss the "Instagram Bible study" aesthetic expectations vs. the reality of what a true posture of worship looks like.   Check out Phylicia's ministry, podcast, and blog here!  This episode wraps up our series on how to read the Bible for what the Bible really says! Join us in two weeks as we jump into a new series titled "Real Gospel, Real Life!"
June 26, 2021
Ep. 34 | Bible Study Q&A - Part 2
In today's episode we answer more of the questions sent in on Instagram. We hope this is helpful and encouraging! HUGE thank you to everyone who supported the purchase of our new microphones! We cannot express our appreciation enough. Though, we are still in the process of getting audio worked out, so it is not perfect quite yet. We apologize for the slight echo! 
June 12, 2021
Ep. 33 | Manifestation & Faith Deconstruction
In this episode we discuss manifestation and faith deconstruction from a biblical worldview. This episode was SO much fun to record, so we hope it is helpful in clarifying some of the questions you guys had! *Disclaimer* Our microphone broke while recording, so audio is not quite the same quality as usual. But we're gonna keep rolling! We apologize, and we hope it is not too much of a distraction.
May 29, 2021
Ep. 32 | Bible Study Q&A - Part 1
As we get ready to wrap up our series on reading the Bible for what the Bible really says, we're doing a few Q&A episodes! In today's episode we answer these questions... - Do we have a certain way we study the Bible? - How can I know that I didn't come to a wrong conclusion/understanding of a passage? - How did we learn from our own studies of scripture? - What strategy would you recommend when reading the Bible in its entirety? - Where can I find good, trustworthy study resources to use daily?
May 15, 2021
Ep. 31 | Sanctification
Today we continue our series on how to read the Bible for what the Bible really says by discussing the doctrine of sanctification! In differentiating between definitive and progressive sanctification, we discuss questions regarding both God's role and our role in sanctification.
May 1, 2021
Ep. 30 | Grace Before Faith
Today we continue our series on Gospel doctrine by talking about the doctrine of regeneration! We discuss the sovereignty of God within this process and the immense implications it holds for our lives.
April 24, 2021
Ep. 29 | Persecution & Hope: Erin Coates
In today's episode we take a break from our series to speak with Erin Coates. Erin is the wife of Pastor James Coates, pastor of GraceLife Church in Alberta, Canada. Erin provides an overview of the details involving the incarceration of her husband, the persecution of their church, and the hope that she has through this time.
April 17, 2021
Ep. 28 | What is Justification?: Pat Abendroth
In today's episode we dive deeper into the doctrine of justification with our local pastor, Pat Abendroth. We discuss the requirements for justification, the role we play, and so much more! We hope this answers many of the questions we have received in regards to this doctrine and the beliefs surrounding it.  Check out Pat’s podcast, The Pactum!
April 10, 2021
Ep. 27 | The Gospel Isn't Fair
Happy Easter weekend! In today's episode we discuss condemnation, justification, and how our understanding of these doctrines impacts the significance of the Gospel. We pray you walk away from this episode with a renewed view of the Gospel and a greater understanding of why we celebrate Easter. 
April 3, 2021
Ep. 26 | Biblical Discernment
In today's episode we discuss Biblical discernment in regard to the worship music and sermon content we allow to influence our theology. Join us today as we discover the roll of the Holy Spirit and talk about grace and truth in leadership. 
March 27, 2021
Ep. 25 | Scripture According to The Gospel
Today we discuss the importance of reading scripture in light of the Gospel!
March 13, 2021
Ep. 24 | God's Written Word
In today's episode we discuss what the Bible is, how we got it, and why we need it in its entirety!
March 6, 2021
Ep. 23 | How God Speaks
God can speak in many ways. In today's episode, we discuss the speech and decrees of God which reveal his existence and power in creation. Additionally, we consider how the Holy Spirit allows us to interpret scripture and rightly divide the word of Truth so God can speak directly to us as individuals. We also discuss historical prophecy and God’s use of people to lead the church through scripture. Lastly, we talk about God's revelation of Himself and His gospel through the person Jesus Christ.  Next week we'll be talking more about God's written word--the Bible!  If you love this podcast... Follow us on Instagram @chasingtruth.podcast or Twitter @chasingtruthpod Leave a 5 star review on Apple Podcasts!  Thank you for your support. Blessings!
February 27, 2021
Ep. 22 | A Response to the Life of Ravi Zacharias
In today's episode, we share our thoughts on the recent news regarding the life of Ravi Zacharias. Our deepest prayers go out to the women involved in the physical, mental, and emotional abuse of these findings. Our prayer is that their view of the goodness of God and His gospel would not be distorted. We pray for healing and restoration.  We hope this episode is encouraging to those who may be struggling with their understanding of God or assurance of faith in this time. Be reminded that God's character is one that speaks to the credibility of His gospel. Rest your peace in Him rather than man. Only He will fulfill.
February 20, 2021
Ep. 21 | New Year. Same God.
Hello 2021! We are so excited to be back! In today's episode we have exciting news to share. We have now joined the B.A.R. Network! We are so thankful to be part of this Biblical And Reformed community and fam.  Listen in for insight into the future content of the Chasing Truth podcast. We can't wait for what's to come! The B.A.R. Network
February 13, 2021
Ep. 20 | Who Even Are We?
Heyo! Welcome back! Today we reflect on what we've accomplished this year and what we plan to accomplish next year. We also answer some questions about who we are! We hope you enjoy this fun & relaxed episode before Christmas and New Years break. We will be back in January. Until then, we hope you enjoy and share past episodes!  Wishing you and your families a blessed holiday season as we celebrate the birth of our Savior.
December 12, 2020
Ep. 19 | Why Capitalism?: Birjan Crispin
Today we talk with Heritage Foundation fellow and author, Birjan Crispin.  In sharing the story of his adoption, Birjan explains his passion for defending faith, family and freedom. Out of this, we dive into a deeper conversation on capitalism vs. socialism and the societal attitudes surrounding the two political theories.  Want to learn more about Birjan's story? Coming April of 2021: Birjan's Book - "Providence: The Radical Nature of Adoption and My Journey From the Orphanage to the Nation's Capitol"
December 5, 2020
Ep. 18 | Pro-Choice Lies: Autumn Lindsey
Today we talk with Students for Life activist, Autumn Lindsey. Autumn has been an incredibly prominent voice in the pro-life movement. She provides useful insight on how to respond to pro-choice claims and encourages young adults to stand for life. Some of the pro-choice lies we discuss with Autumn include. . . "Either way women will get abortions, so we have to have safe abortion options." "I would never get an abortion myself, but I don’t want to take the right away from other women." "We shouldn’t be imposing our religious views on political matters." "Abortion is necessary if the mom's life is in danger." Wanting to get more involved in the pro-life movement? Autumn provides wonderful advice towards the end of the episode on how to do so! Autumn's Instagram-
November 21, 2020
Ep. 17 | Am I Saved?
In this episode, we answer the following popular questions... What is predestination? Can you know if you are saved? Is it okay to question if you are truly saved? Can you lose your salvation? "Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."   - Romans 10:9 More questions, comments or concerns?? We'd love to answer them! Email- Instagram- @chasingtruth.podcast
November 14, 2020
Ep. 16 | God Is Sovereign
Today we discuss the peace and freedom that comes from understanding the sovereignty of God at all times. In discussing God's complete, authoritative control over His creation, we also consider how God's transcendent wisdom allows us to trust His will. Let's praise God & give Him the glory this week!  More Resources:
November 7, 2020
Ep. 15 | The Solution to Injustice: Samuel Sey
In today's episode, we talk with Ghanaian-Canadian blogger and pro-life advocate, Samuel Sey. Samuel blogs on political, social, and theological issues from a Biblical worldview. He focuses primarily on social justice, the BLM movement, and abortion.  Today, we discuss justice. What is true Biblical justice? Does the social justice movement achieve justice? Do socialist policies achieve justice? Does abortion achieve justice for women?? Towards the end of the episode, we get into discussing the upcoming election. In this discussion, Samuel shares encouragement for individuals passionate about justice, life inside the womb, and Biblical truth. The encouragement and reminder of both our citizenship in heaven and King Jesus as the one who is sovereign over all brought incredible peace to our hearts and minds. We pray wisdom is gained and peace is felt from this episode. To God be the glory. Samuel's Blog:
October 31, 2020
Ep. 14 | Faith & Politics: Perry Gauthier
Should Christians be involved in politics? What about separation of church and state?  Today we talk with Reverend Perry Gauthier, founder and president of Capitol Studies International and host of the Capitol Minute podcast. We discuss the separation of church and state, legislating morality, and the role of faith in government. Perry shares the goals of his ministry and his responses to the questions above through reminding us of man's chief goal and purpose in life--to glorify God. What a blessing that is! 
October 24, 2020
Ep. 13 | The New Age, Part 2: Marcia Montenegro
We are back for the second part of our conversation with Marcia Montenegro! In today's episode, Marcia shares her testimony of coming out of the New Age and turning to Christianity. Marcia provides wonderful advice for helping others wrapped up in the New Age and gives testimony to the grace and sovereignty of God.  Marcia's Website: Marcia's Books:
October 17, 2020
Ep. 12 | The New Age, Part 1: Marcia Montenegro
Today, special guest Marcia Montenegro joins us to discuss the New Age! Marcia describes the New Age as a network of beliefs that draws from Gnosticism, Eastern Religions, and New Thought. After spending eight years as a professional astrologist and over twenty years in the New Age, Marcia provides incredible wisdom regarding the falsehoods of New Age ideologies.  In this first part of our conversation, Marcia discusses the driving philosophies and worldviews behind the beliefs this movement draws from. Out of this, she share examples of ways New Age ideologies have infiltrated our culture, politics, and churches. Stay tuned for next week's episode in which we will be assessing the New Age through a Biblical worldview. Marcia will also share her testimony and how the Lord brought her out of an entirely antithetical life and mindset. Marcia's Website: Christian Answers For the New Age
October 10, 2020
Ep. 11 | The Enneagram: Haley Williams
We're back for our second conversation with Haley Williams! In this episode, Haley shares her personal experience with the Enneagram. In sharing, she explains what she has come to learn about the truth behind this personality test. Haley discusses the turning point of coming out of a world wrapped up in the mindset of this test through explaining the history, motives, and goals behind it. As always, we end by comparing the promises of the Enneagram with the promises of the Gospel. You may have guessed it, but one is far better than the other!  Listen to more of Haley Williams in the link below! Kindled Podcast - Show References - Claudio Naranjo Video:
October 3, 2020
Ep. 10 | Feminism, Motherhood, & Education: Haley Williams
This week, we interview special guest Haley Williams from the Kindled podcast. Haley provides wisdom filled advice and explanations for our questions on feminism, motherhood, and the public vs. private. vs. homeschool education systems. Beginning our conversation by discussing all Haley is involved in, we ask her if she feels in any way empowered by the feminist movement. After providing a brief overview of the feminist worldview in comparison to a Biblical worldview, Haley states she "believes in women too much to believe in feminism." -- Amen to that sis! So good! We then transition into discussing Haley's advice for women who desire to be mothers someday. The greatest piece of advice she share for preparing for motherhood is to prioritize your relationship with the Lord and seek to spend time in His word. Lastly, we asked her advice, as a mom, on whether she would have her children attend public, private, or home school. In this portion of the conversation Haley gives incredible advice for college students in the public education system.  We hope you enjoy this edifying, encouraging, and insightful conversation as much as we did!
September 26, 2020
Ep. 9 | "Me-Culture" Christianity
In this episode we discuss how "me-culture" has infiltrated some aspects of Christianity. In discussing this, we also consider the question of what we feel would be more important to share with unbelievers: our personal testimonies or the Gospel itself.
September 19, 2020
Ep. 8 | The Truth About Worldview
In this episode we explain why it is essential to have a worldview grounded in objective truth and consistency.
September 12, 2020
Ep. 7 | Social Justice & The BLM Movement: Virgil Walker
In this episode, our very first guest, Virgil Walker, discusses issues of social justice, critical race theory, the BLM movement, and much more. Through an objective Biblical worldview, Virgil explains how to discern and approach such social and political topics. 
September 5, 2020
Ep. 6 | What Is The BLM Movement?
In this episode we discuss the agenda of the Black Lives Matter movement and why we, as conservative Christians, do not agree with the movement.
August 29, 2020
Ep. 5 | Everyone's Favorite Topic!
In this episode we discuss sin in light of the Gospel and other theological doctrines.
August 22, 2020
Ep. 4 | Confident In This
In this episode we explain the source of humility, confidence, and how we--as Christians--are called to portray the balance between the two in our lives. 
August 15, 2020
Ep. 3 | Why Abortion Is Accepted
In this episode we discuss the ways in which our society justifies and celebrates abortion through the valuation of the individual self above all. After laying out the self-degrading, dangerous path society continues down, we explain the solution to it all: the Gospel of Christ.
August 7, 2020
Ep. 2 | Stop Dating Jesus
In this episode we discuss the potential flaws in our understanding of God and our relation to Him. We will also rethink what God's love actually looks like and how we, as Christians, can best represent it in this world.
August 2, 2020
Ep. 1 | Welcome!
Welcome to The Chasing Truth Podcast! In this new podcast, hosts Presly and Grace discuss their gen-z perspective on social, political, and theological issues from a Biblical worldview. Today they discuss the foundation of truth and moral standards: God's word. Tag along with us or get in touch through...  Instagram - @chasingtruth.podcast Twitter - @chasingtruthpod Email -
August 2, 2020