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Soul Training

Soul Training

By Allen Jones, Daniel Gaines, Joe Prichard
The Soul Training podcast tackles various problems through a Biblical viewpoint. Listen to Daniel and Allen discuss a wide range of interesting Christian topics along with some stories and laughs along the way. You'll feel uplifted and will be smiling after each episode!
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Listener Mail - The Thief on the Cross Explained

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Should Christians still fast?
Fasting... The bible mentions the practice of fasting nearly 80 times, yet it's not something we speak about much in our world today.  Well, it's time change that!  In today's episode of Soul Training, we discuss the do's and don'ts of fasting. Other show highlights:  Allen's fear of snakes
October 15, 2021
Pandemic Christianity w/ Andy Baker
Today's guest is Andy Baker, President of World Christian Broadcasting ( ).  In this episode, Andy explains a little about spreading the Gospel through his organization then we discuss how the ongoing pandemic has affected Christianity.  This episode will encourage you and give you ideas of how you can spread the Word on your own.
October 1, 2021
Parenting by the Parables w/ Aubrey Johnson
In today's episode, Soul Training brings author/minister Aubrey Johnson into the studio to discuss his writing career and a new book, "Parenting by the Parables".  Aubrey's take on biblical parenting is sure to teach all parents, young and old. Other show highlights: Daniel sneaks in the "Dad Joke of the Day" at the last minute!
September 17, 2021
Explaining Baptism pt. 2
We answered a lot of questions on baptism in the last episode but we felt due to the importance (and the amount of information in the Bible) that we should continue our discussion on the topic.   Some of what's discussed:  1) More baptism examples in scripture 2) The theme of water in scripture
September 3, 2021
Clearing up the confusion on Baptism
Baptism...  This act of obedience causes a lot of confusion amongst the religious.  In today's episode of Soul Training, the guys try to clear up any confusion by turning to the Bible as the authority on the matter (and all other matters!). Other show highlights - Allen speaks about relationships 
August 20, 2021
What about those that don't have access to the Bible? - From a Massai man in Africa
Daniel brings us today's topic from Tanzania.  While in a Bible study, a Massai (tribe in East Africa) man asked "what did God do with those that weren't Israelites in the Old Testament, or to those that presently don't have access to a Bible or the Gospel?"  What a great question!  Listen as we discuss the answer... Other show highlights:  Allen's ability to chase a rabbit and Daniel sneaks in 2 jokes of the day.
August 6, 2021
Evangelism + Daniel's Mission Update
Daniel is in Africa seeking the lost right now so we thought we check in with him to see how it's been going.  While we're checking in with Daniel, we speak about the importance of evangelism, how we can evangelism, and even some cultural differences in evangelism around the world.  You'll enjoy this latest episode of Soul Training. Other show highlights: Daniel has today's "dad joke of the day" and Joe has a conversation with himself.
July 23, 2021
Are you sure Jesus is the Messiah?
Since we're a Christian podcast, you know the answer we'll give, but how can we be so sure of it?  How can we KNOW Jesus is the Christ?  Today's episode goes over several reasons why we have that assurance. Other show highlights: Allen has trouble cutting grass and where is Daniel?
July 9, 2021
Beware of the Prosperity Gospel
You too can be rich beyond your wildest dreams.  At least that's what some folks in a movement called the "prosperity gospel" are preaching nowadays.  Soul Training takes a biblical look at the ins and outs of this way of thought and comes to a different conclusion than physical, earthly, wealth. Other show highlights - Allen talks about once worshipping inside of a chicken coop and Daniel doubles down on the "dad jokes".
June 25, 2021
The Holy Spirit explained
One of the things that causes confusion amongst Christians is how the Holy Spirit works.  On this episode of Soul Training, Allen, Daniel, and Joe try to clear up some misconceptions about the Holy Spirit.   Other show highlights - Allen and Daniel answer the burning question, "is a tomato a fruit or a vegetable?".
June 11, 2021
How to disagree without being disagreeable
We live in a contentious world.  Sometimes it feels as thought we disagree with everyone about everything.  Is this how God expects us to live along side one another?  We certainly don't have to agree with others all the time, but it might do us some good to listen to the other side of an argument without getting angry. We dive into this very topic on this episode of Soul Training. Other show highlights - Allen has a chicken problem / Does Joe have an end of times prophecy?
May 28, 2021
Can God change His mind?
The Bible teaches that God is omniscient, or all knowing.  If that's the case, is it possible for Him to change his mind?  Can God regret a decision? These are the sort of questions that Allen and Daniel tackle in today's episode of Soul Training.  It's an interesting topic...  You'll be enlightened and entertained by the answers given. Other show highlights - Why does Allen celebrate New Years in June? 
May 14, 2021
Explaining Church Discipline - with guest Jackie Perkins
We've seen the social media posts circulating about church discipline and understand that this is a very hard topic for some to grasp.  No one likes talking about discipline...  So what is church discipline?  When is it needed?  How is it executed?  How often is it done? These are the questions we seek to answer on this episode of Soul Training.  To help us discuss the topic at hand, we've asked our friend (and Elder) Jackie Perkins to provide insight from a church leader's perspective. Other show highlights: What grade in school was Allen not allowed to drive to?
April 30, 2021
All about Angels and Demons
There is a lot of mystery surrounding the topic Angels and Demons.  Do we become angels when we die?  Where do demons come from?  Are both of these beings still in the world today?  These are just a few of the questions answered on this episode of Soul Training.  Join on us we dive into the Bible to better understand Angels and Demons. Other show highlights - What is it like to be Big Show Joe? Allen and Daniel speak about their love of foreign languages.
April 16, 2021
Does God Deserve an Apology? with guest Bart Warren
Ok, so we aren't talking about an "I'm sorry" apology here.  Today's episode is speaking specifically about apologetics.  How do we KNOW there is a God?  How can you be sure that the universe was created? We feature our good friend, Bart Warren on today's episode.  Bart is a minister, apologist, and all around brilliant thinker.  You'll love this episode of Soul Training! Other show highlights - Allen's epic intro!
April 2, 2021
Listener Mail - The Thief on the Cross Explained
There is a lot of mystery surrounding what really happened to the thief on the cross next to Jesus.  Was he baptized?  Was he under the old law, and didn't need to be baptized?  Etc. Soul Training takes these questions from a listener email and explains the situation.  Join us on this interesting discussion on a long controversial topic. Other show highlights - Allen has a new sponsor!  (Sort of)
March 19, 2021
Finding “Fertile Ground” w/ guest Dale Byrum
Today we learn about the mission field with a dear friend and brother, Dale Byrum.  Dale has spent a lifetime in the mission field with his concentration over the past several years in building up the cause of Christ in the Philippines.  Dale knows how to find "fertile soil" for spreading the gospel.  So, how does Dale's experience abroad help us?  Listen to find out! Other show highlights: Where in the world is Allen? Daniel is dying to speak to the Philistines.
March 5, 2021
Sin is the problem. What’s the solution?
Sin is a problem, right?  So what do we do about the problem that we (humanity) have?  On this episode of Soul Training, Allen and Daniel discuss what sin is and give a solution to man's greatest issue - Sin.  You'll love this episode on Sin and Salvation. Other show highlights - Allen's swimming abilities and Saturday morning cartoon memories.
February 19, 2021
If there's a Heaven, then there is a Hell.  In this episode Allen and Daniel discuss why Hell exists and how we can avoid it! Other show highlights - Daniel and Allen's stories about speeding tickets
February 5, 2021
What exactly does the Bible say about Heaven?  What will Heaven be like? Why should I want to go to Heaven?  These are some questions that are asked and answered on this episode of Soul Training.  Daniel and Allen go in depth for a Biblical explanation of Heaven.  Other show highlights : Allen's Minnie Pearl Story and Daniel's football coaching ambitions 
January 22, 2021
How can God allow suffering?
This topic is an argument that non-believers have used for decades.  So, why is there suffering in the world?  Is it necessary?  How can we push forward while suffering?  Allen and Daniel tackle the subject in this episode! Other show highlights - Allen's love of ink pens and Daniel's take on the "Job"-less rate
January 8, 2021
What happens when we die?
It's a sad truth, but we all will breathe our last some day.  When that occurs, what happens next?  Do we become angels? Are we reincarnated?  Listen to Allen and Daniel's discussion on this topic! Other show highlights: Allen's basketball career and Joe gets a microphone
December 25, 2020
Providence, coincidence, or luck?
So what's it going to be - providence, coincidence, or luck?  Does everything happen for a reason or is it just happenstance or skill?  Listen to Daniel and Allen discuss this topic. Other show highlights: 1) Coffee talk w/Daniel 2) Allen's guide to dating
December 11, 2020
How reliable is the Bible?
How do we know the Bible is a reliable document?  How do we know it's REALLY the word of God?  Allen and Daniel dive into this subject today and teach how you can KNOW the Bible is truly God's word. Other podcast highlights: Daniel invents a sport, Allen shares about his love for knives, Joe is given a new nickname
December 11, 2020
Is the Gospel limited to the literate? (...and show introduction)
How can someone come to know the Gospel without being able to read God's word for themselves?  Does God only care about the educated?  Of course not!  Tune in to hear Allen and Daniel discuss this topic.
December 11, 2020