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.
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A Conversation about Race and Evangelicalism: BJ Thompson
BJ and I sat down to have a conversation with no agenda in mind. We start by talking about his work as a life-coach and leader at #BuildaBetterUs, we quickly move into talking about church, church structure, and money. Then, we move into talking about the topic of race in Evangelicalism and we pretty much camped out there for the rest of the time.
An Impossible Marriage: Laurie and Matt Krieg
Laurie is attracted to women. And Matt is also attracted to women. Both Laurie and Matt love Jesus. They’re in what’s called a “mixed orientation marriage” and they talk about how that “works” in this fascinating episode. Their marriage is incredible. Not perfect. No marriage is. But their marriage truly does exemplify the honesty, difficulty, beauty, and meaningfulness that every marriage is supposed to embody.
Evergreen College and the Evergreening of America: Benjamin Boyce
In this episode, Benjamin and I talk about what happened at Evergreen and some of the cultural implications of these events. We then talk about the so-called “evergreening of America.” In many ways, what went down at Evergreen in May 2017 has become a proleptic microcosm of what’s going on today in 2020.
Voting, Politics, Kingdom of God, Inerrancy of Scripture: Dr. Greg Boyd
Greg and I discuss how Christians should think through issues of voting, politics, Christianity, and how to view fellow believers as...fellow believers, even if they vote differently than us. We also talk about his most recent book: Inspired Imperfection: How the Bible’s Problems Enhance Its Divine Authority. Greg doesn’t believe in “inerrancy” (a certain brand of it, anyway) but absolutely is committed to the Bible’s infallibility and authority. We talk about the difference in this episode.
The Ethics of Medical Interventions for Trans* Identified Kids: Jane Wheeler
In this episode, we talk about her work at ReIME, the facts about puberty blockers and cross sex hormones, current problems with how trans* identified kids are being treated, and how we can best care for trans* and gender non-conforming kids.
Understanding the LGBTQ+ Community: Bill Henson
Bill Henson is the founder and president of Lead Them Home, creator of Posture Shift, and author of Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones. Bill trains national, regional and local ministry teams across America to extend Christ to LGBT+ persons within a biblical framework. Bill guest lectures at Gordon College and has presented Posture Shift at Denver Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
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Arguably the Best Christian Podcast Around
For anyone willing to think deeply and to be challenged in their views this is an outstanding podcast. The guests are always excellent and provide thought provoking conversations that span over a wide range of topics related to Christian theology, spirituality, sexuality, and the intersection of religion and current events. Preston is always charitable to opposing viewpoints and is normally willing to challenge his own views when necessary. This podcast is a must for any thinking Christian, especially for those what want to lovingly engage our culture for Christ in a way that is Biblically Orthodox.
WARNING - If you only consume media sources from within your own political or religious sphere (i.e. Fox News/Daily Wire on the Right, MSNBC/CNN on the Left or if the extent of your theological reading is the Gospel Coalition or Desiring God [not to disparage either]) then you will likely find this podcast to be either too conservative or too liberal depending on your political/theological orientation.
Thought provoking. The interview with A.J. Swoboda was particularly good.
Preston, I’m a long time listener and appreciate your approach to things and how open and willing to listen you are. And love what you’ve done to help Christians examine their thoughts and attitudes towards the LBGTQ community. On this episode however, I have to say it.... you come across several times like a middle-class, white guy living in Boise, Idaho who hasn’t really had to think about some of these issues. But, we’ve all got so much to learn. Thanks for your openness and the discussion. White Christians need to listen to these discussions more.