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Bible teaching and theological commentary on social issues by theologian, Krista Bontrager.

Theology Mom || All The Things Center for Biblical Unity

    • Religion & Spirituality
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Bible teaching and theological commentary on social issues by theologian, Krista Bontrager.

    Should Christians Participate in IVF & Surrogacy? | 6/22/24 | #182

    Should Christians Participate in IVF & Surrogacy? | 6/22/24 | #182

    A key theme on the podcast this year is justice for the pre-born. We are exploring the issue from a variety of different angles. This week, our friend Katy Faust (from Them Before Us), is coming back on the show to discuss recent developments in the public conversations about IVF and surrogacy. We are going to consider these technologies in light of the Christian worldview.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    What is the Woke Right? | 6/15/24 | #181

    What is the Woke Right? | 6/15/24 | #181

    Last month, we did a show about the "woke right." And then our friend, Alisa Childers, re-released it on her podcast platform. Since then, we've received a lot of feedback about the show and continued to research the issues. Some people say the "woke right" isn't a thing. Others say, it's "absolutely a thing." It's a lot to process. We don't claim to have all the answers, but we are trying to have the public conversations to help the "regular people" make sense of what's emerging among Christian socio-political influencers. We have asked our friend, Neil Shenvi, to come on and help us continue the discussion.

    Link to Neil's article: https://shenviapologetics.com/what-is-the-woke-right/

    • 2 hr 2 min
    Biola Dissolves Its DEI Dept + Christian Nationalism

    Biola Dissolves Its DEI Dept + Christian Nationalism

    Impromptu livestream: I shared my thoughts about Biola dissolving its DEI department. Do I think it’s good news? Maaaaaaaaybe?? At the end, I share some informal thoughts on Christian Nationalism and my attempt to understand it.

    Biola's Institutional Diversity Strategic Plan: https://www.biola.edu/diversity-inclusion/diversity-strategic-plan
    Biola's announcement about the Diversity Strategic Plan: https://www.biola.edu/blogs/biola-magazine/2021/biola-introduces-new-diversity-strategic-plan
    Viral clip of Biola's current Provost saying "I am a racist" in 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IiKCYSevDU
    Full video of Hall's interview (source of the viral clip): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dwI82hKUTgI
    Hall's article from 2019 affirming "racial reconciliation" but rejecting Critical Race Theory: https://equip.sbts.edu/article/peace-centrality-gospel-christ-racial-reconciliation/
    Biola's principles of academic freedom and diversity of perspectives: https://www.biola.edu/about/mission/principles-free-expression
    News report about Biola's public "lament" in 2020: https://chimesnewspaper.com/47803/news/president-corey-and-chief-diversity-officer-tamra-malone-begin-diversity-talks-in-lament-session/

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Struggles of Trauma, Mental Illness & the Christian Life | 6/1/2024 | #180

    The Struggles of Trauma, Mental Illness & the Christian Life | 6/1/2024 | #180

    There is so much confusion among Christians about the issue of counseling and mental illness. Some think that it undermines the authority of Scripture to even see a therapist. Others seem to lack discernment about how to prevent therapy becoming a gateway to unbiblical life choices. We've asked our friend, Dr. David King, professor in social work at Indiana Wesleyan University, to come on the show and share his perspectives about the intersection of therapy and the Christian worldview.

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    • 1 hr 35 min
    An Ancient Faith Approach to Women in Ministry

    An Ancient Faith Approach to Women in Ministry

    I've been sharing a little about my 3-decade journey of wrestling through my place in ministry. I asked my friend, Fr. Hayden Butler, to come on and lead us about the ancient faith approach to local church leadership, and where women fit into that picture. I have found the ancient faith dialogue to be an important piece of my personal journey, providing helpful boundaries.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Truth About Birth Control and Chemical Abortion | 5/25/24 | #179

    The Truth About Birth Control and Chemical Abortion | 5/25/24 | #179

    How "pro-life" do you want to be?

    A key theme on the podcast this year is justice for the pre-born. We are exploring the issue from a variety of different angles. The overturning of Roe hasn't automatically increased safety for the pre-born. Chemical abortions are on the rise. We've asked our friend, OB-GYN Dr. Chris Cirucci to come back on the show and explain the dangers of chemical abortion, as well as the science behind birth control. How do various birth control methods actually work and which ones are compatible with the Christian worldview? Join us for this live discussion.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

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323 Ratings

323 Ratings

Saerss ,

An anchor in a crazy world

This podcast is one of my anchors in the faith. I’m so grateful for Krista and Monique’s dedication to present Biblical teaching in a challenging, faithful, and fun way. This podcast is one of the ways God has strengthened my faith and given me hope and encouragement. Thanks, fam!

DivergentBird ,

Tim Ballard episode is kind of ridiculous

I like the deep dives but to do all that deep diving only to discover some stories have been dramatized to raise more awareness to a real problem and to raise money so more children could be saved…seems like NOT a reason to be as upset as she seems…will give it more episodes but this is kind of a ridiculous episode.

JJ RR CC ,

Think Biblically about everything!

This podcast and all the content from Theology Mom/CFBU have been such great resources for me over the past 5 years. Her teachings have helped me and equipped me to think Biblically about so many issues in culture. The best teaching won’t tell you what to think, but show you what Scripture says. Thank you Krista and Monique!

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