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Joel Settecase (and his fascinating guests) tackle “impossible” questions from a biblical perspective to help you articulate, share and defend the Christian message. Get equipped for your missional lifestyle.
Join us as we seek "Truth In Conversation." Presented by the Think Institute and Cru Church Movements.

The Think Podcast with Joel Settecase - Presented by the Think Institute Joel Settecase

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Joel Settecase (and his fascinating guests) tackle “impossible” questions from a biblical perspective to help you articulate, share and defend the Christian message. Get equipped for your missional lifestyle.
Join us as we seek "Truth In Conversation." Presented by the Think Institute and Cru Church Movements.

    How To Use The Bible To Detect and Defend Against False Teaching, And Other Questions (Joel Settecase AMA)

    How To Use The Bible To Detect and Defend Against False Teaching, And Other Questions (Joel Settecase AMA)

    The Bible is relevant for all of life, which means that Christians need to learn how to study it and apply it to our situations. In this episode Joel answers a number of questions from viewers who tuned in live. There was no plan for the broadcast, but it seems God did have an agenda. Most of the questions and answers wound up centering on the idea of how to detect and defend against false teachings using Scripture. Along the way,  we got into questions about Roman Catholicism, Salvation, Sola Gratia/Sola Fide, and more. Oh, and there was a fun power outage in the middle of the broadcast, which we’ve trimmed and filled in with some filler music for you to basically divide the episode into segments.

    This episode is brought to you by the Christian Culture Builders Facebook Group.

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Blake White: What Is New Covenant Theology (And Is It Accurate)?

    Blake White: What Is New Covenant Theology (And Is It Accurate)?

    What is the Bible about? God's covenantal relationships with his creation? Israel? Jesus? All of the above? Something else? How you answer this question will affect your thinking  about God's word, God's world, God's people, and God Himself.

    On the ThinkPod we talk a lot about the importance of looking at the world through a biblical worldview, a biblical "lens." In the same way, we need to look at the Bible itself through a biblical lens and let Scripture define what Scripture is and what it's about.

    So today we're discussing the "lens" of New Covenant Theology, or NCT. We'll also talk about how NCT differs from its biggest competitors, Covenant Theology and Dispensationalism, and what the difference is between NCT and its sibling, "Progressive Covenantalism" (and which one is better).

    My guest today is A. Blake White. Blake is the Lead Pastor of South Side Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas. He is the author of a dozen books, including What is New Covenant Theology, God’s Chosen People, and The Law of Christ.

    He has a Masters of Divinity from SouthernSeminary and a Masters of Theology from Southwestern Seminary. Blake is married to Alicia and they have five children. And he joins us today on the Think Podcast Tuesday Twofer.

    Get more great content from Blake White at BlakeWhite.org.

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    • 1 hr 28 min
    How to Actually End Abortion Through Legislative Means, with Baseball MVP Dennis Sarfate | Worldview Wednesday

    How to Actually End Abortion Through Legislative Means, with Baseball MVP Dennis Sarfate | Worldview Wednesday

    The pro-life movement has been building momentum since the Roe v. Wade SCOTUS case in 1973, but the tragic reality is that abortion is still very much legal in the U.S. Is it possible we've been doing something wrong? And is there a way we can take action, through governmental and legislative processes, to actually end the scourge of abortion in our time?   

    Our guest today is Dennis Sarfate, and he's going to reveal the answers to these questions.   Dennis is the President of Red State Reform since August 2020. He has been a member of Apologia church since 2014. He has volunteered across multiple platforms within the church and wants to devote all his time to ending abortion.  

    Dennis Sarfate played professional baseball for 20 years. He played 10 years in MLB with Milwaukee, Houston and Baltimore. His last 10 years he played in Japan. He is currently with the Softbank Hawks, where he holds many records, including single season save leader.  Dennis has been married to Jada for 13 years. They have 3 girls and reside in Chandler, Arizona.  We're going to get into it today. We are about to tackle this impossible topic from a biblical perspective. This is Worldview Wednesday.  

    Find out more about Action For Life here.  

    This episode is brought to you by the Christian Culture Builders Facebook Group: Believers in Jesus optimistically working to create Great Commission hubs for the propagation of the Gospel, the furthering of Christ's kingdom, and the emergence of robust, fruitful, Christian culture. We work through the three spheres of authority: the family, the church, and the state. 

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Timothy McCabe: Building Apps & Tech to Become Un-Cancellable

    Timothy McCabe: Building Apps & Tech to Become Un-Cancellable

    This episode is brought to you by the Christian Culture Builders Facebook Group. Believers in Jesus optimistically working to create Great Commission hubsfor the propagation of the Gospel, the furthering of Christ's kingdom, and the emergence of robust, fruitful, Christian culture. We work through the three spheres of authority: the family, the church, and the state.  Check out Group: go to facebook.com/groups/christianculturebuilders

    In the marketplace of ideas and in the business marketplace, it helps to have a competitive edge. When it comes to ideas, a competitive edge means having a solid basis for what and why you believe, and innovative ways of communicating that. In the commercial marketplace, a competitive edge often means being up on the latest technology. So today get ready for a collision of the intriguing ideas of Christian apologetics and the exciting world of tech development, as we discuss how to use technology to fulfill your piece of the Great Commission.

    Joel's guest for this episode of the Think Podcast is Tim McCabe. Tim is a software developer at Accountable2You, the designer and developer of the God Contention website, a self-professed armchair theologian (he writes on the topics of theology and apologetics on his website), and he's also the developer of the TheoTab app, an unbelievably comprehensive tool for Christian apologetics, which we're going to talk about today.

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    Elizabeth Urbanowicz: How to Teach Your Kids to Think Like Christians | Tuesday Twofer

    Elizabeth Urbanowicz: How to Teach Your Kids to Think Like Christians | Tuesday Twofer

    As Christian parents, we have been entrusted with making disciples of our kids, and that means "teaching them to obey everything [Christ] has commanded (Matthew 28:19-20)." If truly free thinking is possibly only when is built on the solid foundation of His teaching (Matthew 7:24), then Christian parents had better learn how to instill a Christian worldview in their children, and there's no time to lose.  

    Elizabeth Urbanowicz earned her B.S. from Gordon College in Elementary Education and Spanish, her M.S.Ed in Christian Apologetics from Biola University, and spent a decade as an elementary teacher at a Christian school. She's the author of the Foundation Comparative Worldview Curriculum, and her work has helped to equip countless children and families with the knowledge and skills to disciple children in the biblical worldview. In this episode of the Think Podcast, she joins Joel Settecase to discuss her curriculum and how to powerfully prepare your kids to reason in a biblical way.   

    Even if you don't yet have children of your own, you won't want to miss this.   

    Check out powerful tools and resources from Elizabeth Urbanowicz at foundationworldview.com.

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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Should Christians Ever Riot? | Worldview Wednesday

    Should Christians Ever Riot? | Worldview Wednesday

    When the verdict came in on the Breonna Taylor case, major cities were bracing for yet another round of protests and, potentially, riots and looting. 

    This raises the question: what is the biblical teaching on law and order? Should Christians protest? Should we ever turn to rioting as a legitimate response to what we see as the violation of justice? And what do we do with men like Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who didn't exactly riot, but who nevertheless sought to take justice into his own hands?   

    Join Joel and Pastor Raef for a brief, biblical, thoughtful discussion on law and order, government, and the Christian's role in all of this.

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    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Magnus Michael ,

Christ and Culture

I am honored to know Joel Settecase and to be part of his circle. I am thoroughly enjoying his podcast!

The Handsome Brother ,

Informative, inspiring, and motivating.

Joel’s goal is to make truth clear and to equip the church to think. His podcast is different from other apologetics podcasts in that Joel isn’t just an apologist, he’s a Christian thinker. He covers topics in apologetics but doesn’t just stay there. He is covering topics which will help the church think not just defend. We need more people thinking about the broad scope of life the way that this Finnigus is!

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Wonderful new covenant perspective

Thank you for your honest dealing with the New Testament text that explains that in the New Testament, we listen to Jesus—the fulfiller of the Law!

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