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A podcast made for the church. Hosted by a justified sinner and frequent guests.

The Brooks Podcast Brooks Szewczyk

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 16 Ratings

A podcast made for the church. Hosted by a justified sinner and frequent guests.

    How Should Christians Engage in Politics? With Pastor Shawn Powers

    How Should Christians Engage in Politics? With Pastor Shawn Powers

    Politics is permeating our minds and lives. 
    If you're on social media, you can attest to the obsession that our culture currently has with politics. 
    And we have a unique opportunity right now to participate in government in a way that has seldom existed in the past. 
    As Christians, we have to ask – how should we engage in politics? What does the Bible tell us to do? 
    This introduces two biblical categories: 

    Submitting to The Government
    Disobeying The Government 

    Pastor Shawn Powers joins us to walk through what the Bible teaches us about politics and why it is important. 
    Pastor Powers is a pastor at Redemption Hill Church in Waukee, IA. He has an M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Th.M. from St. John's University. 
    Please leave a review of this episode with your honest thoughts or share any comments with us here.

    Does God Love Everyone The Same? with Pastor Coulter Conner

    Does God Love Everyone The Same? with Pastor Coulter Conner

    Christ's love for the church is different than his love for the word. 
    God has a general love for the world. It's why every person has the opportunity to repent and believe. It's why God's air is in all of our lungs. 
    But God has a special love for his church. He gave his life for her and committed to working all things for her good. 
    Pastor Coulter Conner joins us to discuss what the Bible teaches about the love of God and what it means for us. 
    This will help us gain a deeper appreciation for God's grace to us. And we will see how this doctrine has major implications for many other doctrines. 
    Check out the book None Greater: The Undomesticated Attributes of God by Matthew Barrett that was mentioned in the episode. 
    Pastor Coulter Conner is a pastor at Christ's Church of Labette County in Kansas, and he is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. 
    Please leave a review of this episode with your honest thoughts or share any comments with us here.

    The Doctrine of God Behind the Doctrines of Grace with Pastor J. Hurt

    The Doctrine of God Behind the Doctrines of Grace with Pastor J. Hurt

    Many of us have been learning the Doctrines of Grace wrong. 
    The doctrines of grace rely on a particular understanding of the person of God. 
    You can't start with TULIP before deeply understanding God's sovereignty, holiness, love, and immutability of God. 
    In this episode, Pastor Jeremiah Hurt joins us to discuss how the character of God is indispensably foundational to a proper understanding of the Doctrines of Grace. 
    We also discuss some common misconceptions about Calvinism that stem from a misunderstanding of the attributes of God. 
    Pastor Jeremiah Hurt is a church planter and pastor at Reforming Truth Church in Lexington, KY. He is a faithful gospel teacher and shepherd of the flock of God. 
    Please leave a review of this episode with your honest thoughts or share any comments with us here.

    Abortion: Historically, Biblically, Practically Considered – With Dr. Alan Branch

    Abortion: Historically, Biblically, Practically Considered – With Dr. Alan Branch

    Dr. Alan Branch joins in this episode to discuss the history of abortion and biblically consider how Christians should understand it.
    I highly recommend Dr. Branch's book Born This Way?: Homosexuality, Science, and the Scriptures and his other book Affirming God's Image: Addressing the Transgender Question with Science and Scripture.
    We look into the history of abortion in history from ancient times until the present day, examining how the current movement has progressed over the last 50 years.
    Listen to this episode to hear Dr. Branch give us 3 practical ways to respond to the abortion movement in a biblical way.
    Resources Recommended by Dr. Branch:
    Fearfully and Wonderfully Made Ethics and the Beginning of Human Life by Dr. Megan Best
    Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice by Francis Beckwith
    Dr. Branch is the Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Research Fellow of Christian Ethics at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission.
    Please leave a review of this episode with your honest thoughts or share any comments with us here.

    Should Christians Observe the Sabbath?

    Should Christians Observe the Sabbath?

    The Sabbath is a biblical concept seen in both testaments in the Bible. But how does it apply to our lives today? Must the New Testament believer observe the Sabbath day?
    In this episode, we go over the textual history of the Sabbath and attempt to give a New Testament understanding of it. This episode is a little more technical and exegetical than usual, so we will be diving into three biblical passages on the idea of the Sabbath.

    You Need Theological Depth

    You Need Theological Depth

    You must be a theologian. Theology is the foundation of our lives as Christians. And the Bible calls it a sin to be theologically lazy.
    Is it important to study theology deeply?
    Are some theological topics more important than others?
    Are there any unimportant theological topics?
    Can you be a healthy Christian without deep theology?
    Read good books, memorize the Word, think rationally, and study diligently. This is the Bible's command.
    Main Passage: Hebrews 5:11-14
    P.s. Thanks for getting the podcast accepted by Spotify! Please send any comments or questions you have here. I'd love to hear from you.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Holli Faye ,

Absolutely wonderful!

I’ve been listening to this podcasts since it started! Brooks has great topics to listen too if you’re a Christian wanting to learn more about the faith! Brooks explains everything he says so that everyone can understand. He is very good at making complex concepts simple. Brooks has such a fun personality! It’s a joy to listen to him! He also has guests so it’s interesting to hear what they have to say as well! Whenever friends bring up podcasts I always tell them to listen to this one! I am so thankful Brooks decided to start his own podcasts!

Katya MacFarlane ,

Great stuff

You can hear passion for the Bible in each and every word, and Scripture is presented carefully and thoughtfully. I love how intentional Brooks is about choosing topics he sees as relevant and important, and how he emphasizes having guest speakers so that he’s presenting multiple viewpoints. Can’t wait for more!

Kenneth Ortiz ,

Awesomeness!!!

This podcast is awesome. Love Brooks’ insights, theology, and passion to bring us quality episodes.

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