Theology, Etc.

#13 When Comfort Zones Become Danger zones

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By Forest Antemesaris
The goal of the Theology, Etc. podcast is to foster discussion about God, ministry, the Christian life/community, and Scripture.
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#20 The Bible's Literary Form and the Minor Prophets with Andy Baumberger
Forest sits down with Andy Baumberger to discuss how the Bible is beautiful (God-breathed) literature and why that matters. Also, the awesome but oft-neglected minor prophets are discussed at length. 
54:30
April 22, 2019
#19 Resisting the Monastic Mindset
Sometimes we forget that we have to be *in the world* but not of the world. The world can be discouraging and evil and unrighteous. Do we respond by being reclusive and keeping to ourselves, or will we let our light shine? 
35:17
February 1, 2019
#18 Neuroplasticity and the Christian with Konor Copeland
In this episode Forest sits down with Psychology student Konor Copeland to talk about the brain's amazing ability to repair itself and develop new habits and what this has to do with the Christian walk. Also, the psychological evidence for prayer in the context of helping with mental health is discussed.
49:58
December 10, 2018
#17 Lessons From Jesus' Genealogy in Matthew
Certain sections of God's word are easier to skip than others. Usually, genealogies are grouped into that group of easy to skip sections. But, there are definitely some things that are central to the gospel and important for us to see in Jesus' genealogy in Matthew. In this episode Forest explores some of these things. Maybe we shouldn't skip genealogies!
34:45
November 1, 2018
#16 Introducing the Gospels Companion Reading Plan
Reading through the Gospels is one of my favorite parts of a reading plan. Sometimes, however, we forget about how the Gospels connect to the rest of the NT. On this episode I introduce the Gospels Companion Reading Plan which pairs readings from the Gospels with correlating NT epistles. The plan is available under "Resources" on theologyetc.org. Let's read God's Word together!
19:51
October 5, 2018
#15 Being Thankful For God's Word/ History of the English Bible
We have many reasons to be thankful for God's Word. From what it is, to how awesome it is, to how we're able to have it in our language as English speakers. Hopefully, this thankfulness will create in us a sense of responsibility for those who don't have the Bible translated into the language they speak.
35:50
September 22, 2018
#14 The Pure Fire App, Modern Evangelism, Etc.
Forest sits down with Rich Beatty to discuss the "Pure Fire" app designed by Rich to be a modern evangelism tool. For some people, tracts and bulletins just aren't attractive. Let's try to support works like these that bring evangelism techniques into the 21st century!
29:49
September 11, 2018
#13 When Comfort Zones Become Danger zones
Comfort zones are natural--and not inherently bad--but when they keep us from living to our full potential or walking by faith, then they become danger zones.
31:25
August 22, 2018
#12 Toward Christian Political Unity (Not Uniformity) W/ Sam Glover
A Republican and a Democrat walk into a church... what happens next? Imagine a world where Christians could discuss, debate, and even disagree about politics while still letting their light shine. Sam and Forest try to discuss what it would take to get there based on where we are now.
40:41
August 13, 2018
#11 Praying the Scriptures: Awesome but Neglected
Praying the scriptures is a biblical (Acts 4:23-28) but often overlooked spiritual practice. In this episode, Forest discusses some of the blessing that can be found in praying the scriptures for yourself as well as how to do it.
30:38
August 5, 2018
#10 The Importance of Good Theology
Forest discusses why good theology is important in the first place and where we get good theology. It's not as boring as it sounds, I promise.
29:36
July 30, 2018
#09 Reaching Millennials, Etc.
35% of unchurched millennials say that "church" isn't relevant to them. 87% say that Christians are judgmental, 85% say Christians are hypocritical. As of 2013, 34% of America's atheists and agnostics were under 30. How can the church better reach the upcoming generations?
38:21
July 21, 2018
#08 Lessons from the Thai Cave Rescue, Etc.
What spiritual lessons can we be reminded of by the recent Thailand cave rescue mission? The obvious one is the transcendence of selfless love, but there's also a somewhat surprising one.
36:30
July 13, 2018
#07 The Mystery of Marriage, Etc.
Forest discusses the mystery of marriage from Ephesians 5:22ff, some of the often overlooked benefits of singleness, and some updates having to do with the podcast.
31:15
July 6, 2018
#06 Missions, Etc. W/ Blaine McKinney
Blaine comes onto the show to discuss all things missions related: Is every Christian a missionary? What can the church do better in regards to missions? Also, Blaine shares some details about how long distance running teaches lessons about Christianity.
43:59
April 30, 2018
#05 Works of the Law, Etc. W/ Chris Kidwell
Forest sits down with Chris Kidwell to discuss Chris' recent thesis on Paul's use of the phrase "works of the law." Also, the Nashville Predators.
51:34
April 27, 2018
#04 Cole parsley, apologetics, etc
Cole Parsley comes onto the show to discuss imaginative apologetics, interacting with culture, and even video games.
41:44
February 16, 2018
#03 Chris Elrod, Youth ministry ,etc
Chris Elrod sits down with Forest to discuss what youth ministry is, why it matters, etc.
47:49
February 2, 2018
#02 Sam Glover, the Trinity, etc.
Forest sits down with Sam Glover to discuss the challenging topics of the Trinity, hell, and translation.
44:13
January 26, 2018
#01 Hiram Kemp, Ephesians 2, etc.
In the first full episode Hiram and Forest sit down to discuss Ephesians 2:1-10, Moses, book recommendations, and more.
22:56
January 12, 2018
Episode 0.5 (an appetizer)
I promised an episode today. Due to some unforeseen circumstances, it’s not the full episode, but it sets up and introduces the first full episode which will be posted tomorrow (Lord willing).
09:07
January 11, 2018
Introducing Theology, etc.
Introducing a new podcast: Theology, etc.
03:01
January 8, 2018
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