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In quick and dirty 20-25 minute episodes, Preston takes a fresh look at what the Bible really says, as he challenges opinions and traditions--yes, even his own.
Homosexuality, sex, porn, drinking, immigration, racial tensions, violence, ISIS, Trump, guns, patriotism, you name it. If it's of interest, you can expect Preston to address it. Think of it as theology for the rest of us.
If you have any questions you'd like him to address on the show, email them to chris@prestonsprinkle.com. Hate mail and tirades will be discarded or mocked.

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In quick and dirty 20-25 minute episodes, Preston takes a fresh look at what the Bible really says, as he challenges opinions and traditions--yes, even his own.
Homosexuality, sex, porn, drinking, immigration, racial tensions, violence, ISIS, Trump, guns, patriotism, you name it. If it's of interest, you can expect Preston to address it. Think of it as theology for the rest of us.
If you have any questions you'd like him to address on the show, email them to chris@prestonsprinkle.com. Hate mail and tirades will be discarded or mocked.

    #779 - Is Technology Enslaving Us? Jay Kim

    #779 - Is Technology Enslaving Us? Jay Kim

    Preston talks with his friend Jay Kim, who’s a pastor at Vintage Church in Santa Cruz, CA, and the author of the forthcoming book Analogy Church. Jay has been rethinking how we go about using technology in church and how we can break free from being enslaved to technology. Jay and Preston also talk about the unique, post-Christian, hyper progressive context of Santa Cruz and the challenges and opportunities his church faces in this context. 

    #778 - Annihilation View of Hell: Q & A

    #778 - Annihilation View of Hell: Q & A

    Questions Covered in Today’s show: -Why has most church fathers and theologians held to eternal conscious torment? -What about the parable in Luke 16 where the rich man was suffering “in torment”? -What about Revelation 20:10-15, where it explicitly says that the devil, the beast, and the false prophet are being tormented “forever and ever”? -Does Genesis 2 really imply that humans are not immortal? -Aren’t the Old Testament passages about judgment thinking of “judgment in this life” and not some kind of afterlife judgment in the next life?

    Old Testament in the Raw Week 3: Genesis 2-3

    Old Testament in the Raw Week 3: Genesis 2-3

    This week in Old Testament in the Raw (formerly known as OT Dive), Preston and his class dive into Genesis 2-3. We begin by looking at all the ways that Genesis 2 emphasizing the intimacy or imminence of God. Then we discuss the location and theological significance of the garden of Eden. Finally, we look at the Fall of Adam and Even and some relevant aspects of their sin that we can use to consider our own “fall into sin” that happens all the time.

    #777 - Kanye, White Evangelicalism, and Racial Reconciliation: Steve Patton

    #777 - Kanye, White Evangelicalism, and Racial Reconciliation: Steve Patton

    Preston is joined again by his friend Steve Patton to talk about the Kanye's conversion and white evangelicalism's response. And yes, Steve has some critical thoughts on the whole ordeal. Steve and Preston talk quite a bit about Kanye, then they banter around about the meaning of "white evangelicalism," then get sidetracked into a related conversation about racial reconciliation and what this should really look like. 

    Old Testament Dive: Week 2

    Old Testament Dive: Week 2

    This week in Old Testament dive, Preston digs deep into Genesis 1 and draws out the main theological theme of the transcendence of God. This theme is correlated with the theme of God’s immanence in Genesis 2. Both themes—transcendence and immanence—forge a robust and complimentary portrait of God that’s fundamental for a Christian worldview. Oh, and we do get into the whole debate about the age of the earth.

    #776 - Effective Communication, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and Politics: Dr. Heather Thompson Day

    #776 - Effective Communication, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and Politics: Dr. Heather Thompson Day

    Heather is a communications professor at Colorado Christian University and a member of the Seventh Day Adventist church. Her and Preston talk a lot about her church, communication, politics, college students, and much more

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