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Through breaking down Biblical texts, discussing prevalent news and relevant topics, and bringing both humor and wisdom to the conversation, Off Stage with Greg and RD showcases how these two pastors have a passion for educating people on theology and how it relates to our current culture.

Off Stage with Greg and RD Fellowship Church

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 452 Ratings

Through breaking down Biblical texts, discussing prevalent news and relevant topics, and bringing both humor and wisdom to the conversation, Off Stage with Greg and RD showcases how these two pastors have a passion for educating people on theology and how it relates to our current culture.

    Tim Keller

    Tim Keller

    In this special episode of Off Stage with Greg and RD, join us as we pay tribute to the life and lasting legacy of Tim Keller, a pastor, preacher, theologian, and author who left an indelible mark on our hosts, Greg and RD. Dive deep into the teachings of Keller that resonated with them personally, exploring the profound impact his wisdom had on their work as pastors and its relevance in today's ever-changing cultural landscape.
    Dr. Timothy Keller was a pastor, preacher, theologian, and apologist. He founded Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City and is the author of multiple books including The Reason for God, The Prodigal God, King’s Cross, The Meaning of Marriage, and Encounters with Jesus.

    R.D. references Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation

    RD references Tim’s sermon after 9/11: Truth, Tears, Anger, and Grace. 

    Greg references the book Biblical Critical Theory by Christopher Watkin. Dr. Keller wrote the foreword for the book. 

    RD reads from Tim’s book Walking with God Through Pain and Suffering. 
    Want to read more of Kellers’ work but don’t know where to start? Here are recommendations from the guys:

    Greg’s Pick: The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism

    RD’s Pick: The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith


    For more information on this podcast, visit podcast.fellowshipknox.org  

    You can also e-mail questions or topic ideas to offstage@fellowshipknox.org   

    • 38 min
    Apple, Mother Nature, and Deomorphisms

    Apple, Mother Nature, and Deomorphisms

    NOTE: We had a microphone issue recording this week’s episode. We apologize if the audio sounds slightly degraded.
    Apple recently released a video as part of their most recent iPhone release. With the ideas of the ad in mind, Greg and RD are diving into deomorphisms which is a big word that essentially means worshipping the created instead of the creator. With their characteristic humor, knowledge, and numerous Romans references, this episode promises to be enlightening, challenging, and ultimately encouraging.
    Here’s the video that RD and Greg begin their discussion with.

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    You can also e-mail questions or topic ideas to offstage@fellowshipknox.org   

    • 32 min
    Israel, Palestine And Cycles Of Violence

    Israel, Palestine And Cycles Of Violence

    On Saturday morning, we woke up to the news of the attack in Israel. Today, Greg and R.D. wanted to give their perspective on the conflict, its backstory, as well as what this means for Christians as it relates to the Bible. 
    Greg references our episode on Revelation. 

    RD reads from Miroslav Volf’s Exclusion & Embrace. Here’s the quote: 

    My thesis is that the practice of non-violence requires a belief in divine vengeance…My thesis will be unpopular with man in the West…But imagine speaking to people (as I have) whose cities and villages have been first plundered, then burned, and leveled to the ground, whose daughters and sisters have been raped, whose fathers and brothers have had their throats slit…Your point to them–we should not retaliate? Why not? I say–the only means of prohibiting violence by us is to insist that violence is only legitimate when it comes from God…Violence thrives today, secretly nourished by the belief that God refuses to take the sword…It takes the quiet of a suburb for the birth of the thesis that human nonviolence is a result of a God who refuses to judge. In a scorched land–soaked in the blood of the innocent, the idea will invariably die, like other pleasant captivities of the liberal mind…if God were NOT angry at injustice and deception and did NOT make a final end of violence, that God would not be worthy of our worship.

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    You can also e-mail questions or topic ideas to offstage@fellowshipknox.org   

    • 42 min
    New Season, New Challenges

    New Season, New Challenges

    R.D. was recently confirmed as the new Lead Pastor Elect at Fellowship Church in Knoxville. Greg and R.D. wanted to have a conversation about the challenges they see in the future and, even more, how God is moving in the next generation. In this episode, you'll get to hear more of what R.D. hopes for his church, and the church at large, as he steps into his new role.
    There will be a companion episode released on the Fellowship Middlebrook Sermons podcast page later this week. That is the episode Greg references with Rick and Lauren.
    For more information on this podcast, visit fellowshipknox.org/podcasts

    You can also e-mail questions or topic ideas to offstage@fellowshipknox.org   

    • 48 min
    AI Girlfriends and Boyfriends

    AI Girlfriends and Boyfriends

    In this episode of Off Stage with Greg and RD, we delve into the world of AI Girlfriends and Boyfriends. Join us as we explore how our desire for control and perfection mirrors our attempts to reshape God in our own image. Through a theological lens, we reflect on the pursuit of unattainable perfection and how it contrasts with the belief in the perfection of Jesus, all while navigating how technology changes our world.

    • 33 min
    Apostasy

    Apostasy

    Apostasy is the abandonment of religious belief. In recent years, we've seen this come up with artists, authors, and even pastors renouncing their Christian faith publicly. Today, Greg and RD dive into this topic, it's theological implications as well as what it is and what it isn't. 
    RD references our episode The Bible is Real Life 

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    You can also e-mail questions or topic ideas to offstage@fellowshipknox.org   

    • 33 min

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452 Ratings

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Great pastors from a great church. So thankful for these guys.

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Movies episode. Many thanks for giving credit to Stephen King for Shawshank Redemption and Green Mile. So many people think all he writes is horror.

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Transgenderism episode

I really appreciate the insight in this episode as this can be an incredibly difficult topic to navigate. I listened to it twice, the second time hearing more clarity than the first. Will continue to likely reference this podcast as I know my walk will ultimately be intertwined with people on this journey. Thank you for shedding light on this topic in hopes that as followers, we can navigate this with truth and love.

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