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Theology in the Middle

Theology in the Middle

By Theology in the Middle
From Theology in the Middle comes "So What?" a podcast that bridges the gap between theologians and the church through thoughtful, unscripted trialogue, and "Good Question," a periodic, episodic podcast exploring questions about faith and culture.
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Vol. 1 - How do we disagree well as believers?
In our divisive and digital age, it’s nearly impossible to turn on the news or scroll through social media without seeing—let alone becoming entangled in—fierce disagreement about anything from the trivial to the significant. And, all too often, that disagreement spins out of control into anger and insult. But Christians are supposed to be different. So, how do we disagree well as believers?
38:33
September 21, 2020
#58 - Does Prayer Change God's Mind?
Does prayer actually change the mind of God? Listen in as the guys discuss the role of prayer in the life of a believer.
31:33
June 10, 2020
#57 -Can Our Hobbies be Holy?
What does God think about our hobbies? Are they a waste of time or are they part of the Christian life? Join the guys as they ask whether or not hobbies can be holy.
22:51
May 28, 2020
#56 - What Role Do Emotions Play in Our Faith?
Does being a Christian mean we set aside emotion? Join the crew as they discuss the role emotions play in our faith.
22:32
May 12, 2020
#55 - Did Satan Give Me a Flat Tire?
Have you ever wondered how the enemy acts in the world? Join the crew as they discuss the dark parts of the spiritual realm and how it affects us.
24:52
April 29, 2020
#54 - What's the Difference Between God's Wrath and His Discipline?
Have you ever wondered what's the difference between God's wrath and his discipline? Join the crew as they discuss how faith in Christ's atonement and resurrection fundamentally changes the way God approaches us in sin.
33:30
April 14, 2020
#53 -How Do We Share the Gospel When They Don't Care?
Have you ever wondered how you can share the gospel with someone who doesn't care about God or faith? Join the crew as they discuss how we might share when they don't care.
29:22
March 31, 2020
#52 - Does God Care What I Eat for Lunch?
Have you ever wondered whether or not God cares what I have for lunch? Join the crew as they discuss how obedience to God is closer than we think.
26:46
March 17, 2020
#51 - The Beatitudes, Part 3
In this third of a four-part episode, the crew discusses the significance and meaning of the Beatitudes given by Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.
15:24
May 15, 2018
#50 - The Beatitudes, Part 2
In this second of a four-part episode, the crew discusses the significance and meaning of the Beatitudes given by Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.
19:08
May 1, 2018
#49 - The Beatitudes, Part 1
In this first of a four-part episode, the crew discusses the significance and meaning of the Beatitudes given by Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount.
18:02
April 16, 2018
#48 - Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing, with Dr Jonathan Pennington, Part 2
Dr Jonathan Pennington joins us to kick off our next series on the Sermon on the Mount. In this second of a two-part episode, Dr Pennington continues to provide a framework of understanding the famous sermon as the chief sermon on human flourishing and our relationship to God through Christ.
21:31
March 5, 2018
#47 - Sermon on the Mount and Human Flourishing, with Dr Jonathan Pennington, Part 1
Dr Jonathan Pennington joins us to kick off our next series on the Sermon on the Mount. In this first of a two-part episode, Dr Pennington provides a framework of understanding the famous sermon as the chief sermon on human flourishing and our relationship to God through Christ.
18:55
February 19, 2018
#46 - Sola Scriptura, Part II
The Reformation recaptured fundamental and precious truths about scripture, faith, grace, and Christ. But, was there any collateral damage done in the process? In this second of a two-part episode, the crew discusses the unintended consequences of the doctrine sola scriptura.
29:59
December 20, 2017
#45 - Sola Scriptura, Part I
The Reformation recaptured fundamental and precious truths about scripture, faith, grace, and Christ. But, was there any collateral damage done in the process? In this first of a two-part episode, the crew discusses the unintended consequences of the doctrine sola scriptura.
22:49
November 13, 2017
#44 - The Catholic-Evangelical Divide, with Chris Castaldo
Now that the Reformation is 500 years behind us, is the movement finished? Chris Castaldo, co-author with Gregg Allison of "The Unfinished Reformation," argues that despite the great advances in Catholic and Protestant relations, there are still important issues keeping the two traditions from fundamental unity. However, we can engage Catholics in a way that is constructive and highlights the character of Christ for the advancement of the gospel.
30:42
October 30, 2017
#43 - Reformation at the Margins, with Drs Alberto García & John Nunes
We tend to think about the Protestant Reformation as primarily a story that takes place in Europe, but how has the movement spread throughout the world? Moreover, how does Reformation theology speak to issues of marginalization today? Drs Alberto García and John Nunes join Kyle as they discuss reimagining the Reformation at the margins.
23:51
October 18, 2017
#42 - Before the Reformation, Part II, with Bob Olsen
We are familiar with what happened during the Reformation, but what led to the significant event? Dr Bob Olsen joins us again to talk about important events and figures that led up to Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses.
33:35
October 4, 2017
#41 - Before the Reformation, Part I, with Bob Olsen
We are familiar with what happened during the Reformation, but what led to the significant event? Dr Bob Olsen joins us again to talk about important events and figures that led up to Luther's nailing of the 95 Theses.
31:43
September 18, 2017
#40 - Reformation 500, Part II, with Timothy George
500 years ago, Martin Luther, a young monk in Germany, sparked the Protestant Reformation by emphasizing the crucial gospel elements of God's grace and faith in Christ alone for salvation. Dr. Timothy George joins the crew to being our new series, Reformation 500, in which we will journey through the people, stories, theology, and impact that the Reformation had on Christianity.
24:48
July 18, 2017
#39 - Reformation 500, Part I, with Timothy George
500 years ago, Martin Luther, a young monk in Germany, sparked the Protestant Reformation by emphasizing the crucial gospel elements of God's grace and faith in Christ alone for salvation. Dr. Timothy George joins the crew to being our new series, Reformation 500, in which we will journey through the people, stories, theology, and impact that the Reformation had on Christianity.
20:41
June 26, 2017
#38 - Misquoting the Bible, Matthew 7:1
Perhaps one of the best-known and most misused verse in the whole Bible is Matthew 7:1, "judge not, lest ye be judged." We've heard it before, especially in the old King James language, both within the church and outside the church as an excuse to sin. Is that truly the Lord Jesus' intention? Listen in to find out.
31:27
June 12, 2017
#37 - Misquoting the Bible, Philippians 4:13
Can you really do all things through Christ who strengthens you? Listen in as the crew discusses Philippians 4:13.
13:10
May 29, 2017
#36 - Misquoting the Bible, 1 Corinthians 15:29
What happens when you enter a conversation about the Bible with someone whose source of authority is radically different that yours? Listen in as the crew discusses some of the challenges of discussing the Bible as an evangelical with a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) and vice versa.
33:14
April 17, 2017
#35 - Misquoting the Bible, Jeremiah 29:11
Jeremiah 29:11 is a very popular verse in our culture. It is found all over--on coffee mugs, in greeting cards, and even on tattoos. It can become easily misused, but it certainly casts our hope forward to the ultimate hope and plan that God has through the Lord Jesus Christ.
37:27
March 6, 2017
#34 - Gnosticism, With Dr. Jim Papandrea
The crew is joined by Dr. Jim Papandrea to discuss Gnosticism, an early Christian heresy that, among many other problems, blended religious views to create an esoteric spirituality that denied Christ's humanity.
41:41
February 20, 2017
#33 - Apollinaris and Apollinarianism, Part II
Was Jesus Christ merely a body controlled by the Son of God? In this second of a two-part episode, the crew discusses Apollinaris and Apollinarianism.
25:09
January 30, 2017
#32 - Apollinaris and Apollinarianism, Part I
Was Jesus Christ merely a body controlled by the Son of God? In this first of a two-part episode, the crew discusses Apollinaris and Apollinarianism.
24:47
January 16, 2017
#31 - Eutyches and Monophysitism, with Dr. Bob Olsen
Dr. Robert Olsen rejoins the crew to discuss a controversy over Christ's two natures (human and divine) with Eutyches and monophysitism.
34:28
December 19, 2016
#30 - Nestorius and Nestorianism, with Dr. Bob Olsen
Dr. Robert Olsen joins the crew to discuss a controversy over Christ's two natures (human and divine) in Nestorianism.
43:44
December 5, 2016
#29 - The Improbable Planet, with Dr. Hugh Ross
Astronomer Dr. Hugh Ross joins us to discuss the incredible complexity and design behind our improbability planet for the purpose of bringing people to redemption through the gospel of Jesus Christ.
26:54
November 21, 2016
#28 - Pelagius and Pelagianism, Part II
In this second of a two-part episode, the crew discusses Pelagius and Pelagianism, the heresy that denies original sin and total depravity.
35:49
November 7, 2016
#27 - Pelagius and Pelagianism, Part I
In this first of a two-part episode, the crew discusses Pelagius and Pelagianism, the heresy that denies original sin and total depravity.
31:31
October 24, 2016
#26 - Should You Believe in the Trinity?
The crew discusses a popular Jehovah's Witness tract, "Should You Believe in the Trinity?"
31:14
October 3, 2016
#25 - Arius and Subordinationism, Part II
In this second of a two-part episode, the cast discusses Arius and subordinationism. Was the Son of God created by God the Father in eternity past? Listen in to find out.
23:16
September 19, 2016
#24 - Arius and Subordinationism, Part I
In this first of a two-part episode, the cast discusses Arius and subordinationism. Was the Son of God created by God the Father in eternity past? Listen in to find out.
28:29
September 6, 2016
#23 - Sabellius and Modalism, Part II
In this second of a two-part episode, the cast continues their discussion on Sabellius and modalism. Is God merely masquerading as three separate persons? Find out by tuning in.
26:36
August 22, 2016
#22 - Sabellius and Modalism, Part I
In this first of a two-part episode, the cast discusses Sabellius and modalism. Is God merely masquerading as three separate persons? Find out by tuning in.
26:34
August 8, 2016
#21 - Ebion and Adoptionism, With Dr. Jim Papandrea
Was Jesus merely a man who became divinely adopted as the Son of God after being obedient to the law? Join us as we discuss Ebion and Adoptionism with Dr. Jim Papandrea.
40:48
July 25, 2016
#20 - Marcion and Supercessionism, With Dr. Gerald McDermott
Is there a difference between the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament? Do the Jews presently represent God's covenant people? Join us as we discuss Marcion and Supercessionism with Dr. Gerald McDermott.
33:03
July 11, 2016
#19 - What Is Heresy? Part II, With Dr. David Wilhite
What is heresy? Rejoin the crew in the second of this two-part episode as we kick off our new series, 'The Gospel According to the Heretics,' with Dr. David Wilhite.
30:03
June 27, 2016
#18 - What Is Heresy? Part I, With Dr. David Wilhite
What is hersy? In the first of this two-part episode, we kick off our new series, 'The Gospel According to the Heretics,' with Dr. David Wilhite.
22:41
June 13, 2016
#17 - Salvation, Resurrection, Heaven
Join the cast as they discuss the final line in the Apostles' Creed, “We believe in the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen."
45:23
May 23, 2016
#16 - The Holy Spirit, With Dr. Gregg Allison
Who is the Holy Spirit, and what role does he play in the life of a believer?
35:01
May 9, 2016
#15 - Holy Catholic Church, With Dr. Matthew Emerson
What does it mean that the Christian church is holy and catholic? Find out as we join Dr Matthew Emerson to discuss this line in the Apostles' Creed.
38:20
April 26, 2016
#14 - He Ascended Into Heaven, Part II, With Dr. Travis Buchanan
Why does it matter that Christ bodily ascended to the presence of the Father? Find out in this second of a two-part episode with Dr. Travis Buchanan.
23:46
April 4, 2016
#13 - He Ascended Into Heaven, Part I, With Dr. Travis Buchanan
Why does it matter that Christ bodily ascended to the presence of the Father? Find out in this first of a two-part episode with Dr. Travis Buchanan.
23:43
March 23, 2016
#12 - Science And Faith, With Dr. Hugh Ross
Do science and faith conflict? Join us as we talk to astronomer and apologist Dr. Hugh Ross, founder and president of Reasons to Believe.
27:32
March 7, 2016
#11 - He Will Come Again, With Dr. Timothy Paul Jones
Since Christ has risen, what will happen next? Join us as we discuss Christ's future, bodily return to judge the living and the dead with Dr. Timothy Paul Jones.
34:24
February 23, 2016
#10 - On The Third Day He Rose Again, Part II
What is the resurrection, and why is the resurrection so crucial to Christianity? Join the cast as they continue their discussion on why the resurrection of Christ is so foundational to the gospel.
24:49
February 8, 2016
#9 - On The Third Day He Rose Again, Part I
What is the resurrection, and why is the resurrection so crucial to Christianity? Join the cast as they discuss why the resurrection of Christ is so foundational to the gospel.
24:31
January 24, 2016
#8 - What Do You Believe About Creeds And Confessions?
Kyle goes to the Evangelical Theological Society annual meeting and asks folks what they believe about creeds and confessions.
24:57
December 15, 2015
#7 - He Descended Into Hell, With Dr. Nathan Finn
What does it mean that Christ descended into hell? Does someone need to believe this line to be considered Christian? Join the cast and Dr. Nathan Finn of Union University as they discuss one of the most contentious and mysterious lines in the Apostles' Creed.
32:26
November 30, 2015
#6 - Death And Burial, With Dr. Rhyne Putman
What is the significance of Pontius Pilate being mentioned in the Apostles’ Creed? When Christ died, did God also die? What did his death accomplish? Join the cast as they discuss the death of Christ in the fifth line of the Apostles’ Creed, “I believe in Jesus Christ who suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.”
29:35
November 16, 2015
#5 - Holy Spirit Conception, Virgin Mary
Do Protestants hold a low view of Mary? What is the point of the virginal conception anyway? Join the cast as they discuss the birth of Christ in the fourth line of the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in Jesus Christ, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary."
37:23
November 2, 2015
#4 - God's Only Son, Our Lord
What does it mean that Jesus is Lord? Join the cast as they discuss the lordship of Jesus Christ in the second line of the Apostles' Creed, "I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord."
29:34
October 19, 2015
#3 - God The Father, With Dr. JT English
Who is God the Father? What does it mean that he is the “almighty”? What is the breadth of the Father’s creation? Join us as Kyle, Dave, and Miguel interview Dr. JT English, Pastor of Training at The Village Church, to discuss the first line of the Apostles’ Creed.
30:53
October 5, 2015
#2 - The Apostles' Creed, With Dr. Michael Haykin
What is the Apostles’ Creed, and why is it important? Join us as Kyle, Dave, and Brad interview Dr. Michael Haykin, Professor of Church History and Biblical Spirituality at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, to discuss the formation the Apostles’ Creed, and its importance to both the historic and the modern church.
32:23
September 21, 2015
#1 - Historical Theology, With Dr. Gregg Allison
What is historical theology, and why is it important? Join us for our inaugural episode as Kyle, Dave, and Brad interview Dr. Gregg Allison, Professor of Systematic Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, about the importance of historical theology, creeds, and confessions.
29:16
September 1, 2015