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Theology in the Raw Theology in the Raw

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 1.2K Ratings

Helping believers think Christianly about theological and cultural issues by engaging in curious conversations with a diverse range of thoughtful people.

    What Was the First Century Church Actually Like?: Dr. Nijay Gupta

    What Was the First Century Church Actually Like?: Dr. Nijay Gupta

    Dr. Nijay Gupta (DPhil, University of Durham) is a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and has written several academic books including A Beginner’s Guide to New Testament Studies, Paul and the Language of Faith, 15 New Testament Words of Life, and Tell Her Story: How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church. He has co-edited The State of New Testament Studies, Dictionary of Paul and His Letters (2nd ed.), and The State of Pauline Studies. He's also the author of the recent book Strange Religion: How the First Christians Were Weird, Dangerous, and Compelling, which forms the basis for our conversation.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Surviving Abuse: Jennifer Greenberg

    Surviving Abuse: Jennifer Greenberg

    As the author of Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse and the recently released Defiant Joy: Find the Hope to Light Your Way, Even in Darkness, Jennifer Michelle Greenberg has risen to become one of the foremost voices against child abuse in the church. She writes for Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and the Evangelical Council for Abuse Prevention. In this conversation, Jennifer tells her raw story of experiencing ongoing physical, emotional, and sexual abuse from her father and how she took steps toward healing. We also talk about how churches can do a better job at preventing abuse and addressing it when it happens.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Orphanages vs. Family Care and the Problem of White Westerners Doing Ministry in Africa: Brent Phillips

    Orphanages vs. Family Care and the Problem of White Westerners Doing Ministry in Africa: Brent Phillips

    Brent leads Cherish Uganda with his wife Leah. Cherish was formally an orphanage and now functions as a spiritual formation community center using medical, education and family strengthening to reach the community we serve. In this conversation, Brent tells the story of how Cherish changed from being an orphanage to a holistic education and care center, where HIV kids and their families were being reached with the gospel. We talk about the problems of white westerners ministering in Africa, pros and cons of short term mission trips, and why family based orphan care is much better than orphanages.
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Interpreting the Samaritan Woman (John 4) Post-#ChurchToo: Dr. Caryn Reeder

    Interpreting the Samaritan Woman (John 4) Post-#ChurchToo: Dr. Caryn Reeder

    Dr. Caryn Reeder (Ph.D. Cambridge) is professor of New Testament at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. Her research focuses on questions of gender, the household, women's lives, slavery, and violence in the biblical worlds. In this podcast, we discuss her book The Samaritan Woman's Story: Reconsidering John 4 After #ChurchToo. Caryn offers a fresh and more historically accurate interpretation of John 4 and then we discuss the problem of abuse in the church.
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    • 52 min
    How We Consume the News Is a Discipleship Problem: Jason Woodruff

    How We Consume the News Is a Discipleship Problem: Jason Woodruff

    Jason Woodruff is the founder of The Pour Over, a Christian news organization with over half a million subscribers. The Pour Over is both a podcast and Newsletter that focus on providing limited news content that is not partisan or aimed and telling you how you should feel about the events they're reporting on, but simply tells you what's going on while reminding us of our allegiance to Christ and his kingdom. In this conversation, we talk all about how mainstream news outlets can (and often do) have a devastating effect on our minds and hearts, and often produce anything but the fruits of the Spirit in our lives.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    American Christian Zionism, John Howard Yoder, Oliver O'Donovan, and Political Theology: Dr. Elizabeth Phillips

    American Christian Zionism, John Howard Yoder, Oliver O'Donovan, and Political Theology: Dr. Elizabeth Phillips

    Dr. Elizabeth Phillips (Ph.D. Cambridge) is Director of Education and Engagement at the Woolf Institute, an interfaith institute in Cambridge, England. She teaches political theology and conflict transformation. Her latest book is Apocalyptic Theopolitics: Essays and Sermons on Eschatology, Ethics, and Politics, and her earlier book, Political Theology: A Guide for the Perplexed, is an introduction to political theology and serves as the backdrop of our podcast conversation.
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    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.2K Ratings

1.2K Ratings

hourikkazarian ,

Absolutely Needed

Preston Sprinkle has consistently provided the other side of the coin arguments that are missing from canned Christian arguments. You can tell that he is hungry for more of God and takes us on that journey with him. His reliance on scriptural integrity lends credence to all his podcast conversations.

jmanreff ,

Was a faithful listener

I used to listen to every episode. I forgave Preston when he had an anti-Israel episode where the guest claimed that Jews controlled the media. But in October, when his first interview after Oct. 7 claimed everything was fine in the Middle East until the Jews arrived, I gave up. I cannot trust someone who so easily falls into anti-semitic tropes and will not challenge obvious conspiracies. After Tucker Carlson had the anti-semitic Munther Isaac on his show, I thought it would be interesting to see if Preston Sprinkle’s Palestinian guests were cozy with him. But Preston did one better, he interviewed Isaac himself this January.

Number Two. ,

Thorough Scholarship

Listened to both episodes on kephale/ about 4 hours worth of podcast! But I’m grateful Dr Sprinkle landed where he did in a very gracious and humble and scholarly way. Yes, headship is definitely servant and love oriented or it’s not what God is requiring from husbands. Not talking about a dictator, rather a self giving broken man who wants the absolute best for his wife and fam.

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