373 episodes

Voxology (Formerly the Vox Podcast with Mike Erre) is a collection of voices that question and discuss our culture's most relevant topics in relation to Christ and Christianity. We talk LGBTQ, American and church politics, Christian culture's catastrophic marginalization of the very people Jesus implores us to love and so much more. If you have serious questions about the church’s representation of Jesus, what he has done and the beauty of his work on earth today, join hosts Mike Erre and Tim Stafford and their guests to talk things out and find your way back to the true mission of Jesus.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 829 Ratings

Voxology (Formerly the Vox Podcast with Mike Erre) is a collection of voices that question and discuss our culture's most relevant topics in relation to Christ and Christianity. We talk LGBTQ, American and church politics, Christian culture's catastrophic marginalization of the very people Jesus implores us to love and so much more. If you have serious questions about the church’s representation of Jesus, what he has done and the beauty of his work on earth today, join hosts Mike Erre and Tim Stafford and their guests to talk things out and find your way back to the true mission of Jesus.

    351 - Culture War Refugees - with Dr. Timothy Freakin Gombis

    351 - Culture War Refugees - with Dr. Timothy Freakin Gombis

    Culture War Refugees. Today, Tim Gombis beams in from his porch to discuss a theological understanding of the culture wars and how we're supposed to posture ourselves in these times. How nuanced is the conversation? What is the history of these topics and where do we enter them? Why does the Church need to have enemies? How does that define us? If it isn't prudent or productive to engage in these "wars," how do we respond? Where is Jesus in this conversation? 

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

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    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

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    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 10 min
    351 - Image - Part Eight: What is Grace?

    351 - Image - Part Eight: What is Grace?

    Image - Part Eight: What is Grace? Today, we talk about different understandings and interpretations of ‘grace,’ and how they’re to be understood biblically. Grace as God’s favor; as a gift or benefaction; as generosity. The American Understanding of Grace as free from prior conditions; without regard to worth or deserving. What is the OT understanding and how does it differ? What does Paul say? How does Santa fit into all of this? We’re continuing our series on Imaging, focusing on the words of Ephesians 2:8-10: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

    Mike and Tim also spend some time reading listener e, ails regarding the abortion conversation.

    And stay tuned for Voxology Radio this week. Mike and Tim take up new roles as DJ’s to soundtrack your day.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 14 min
    350 - Culture Warring

    350 - Culture Warring

    Culture Warring. Today, Mike and Tim discuss the idea of ‘Culture Wars’ in light of the leaked Roe V Wade decision. What’s the goal of a culture war? What does it mean to “win?” Does undoing a law such as this help to save lives? Or is it about the message? What does it mean to actually be ‘Pro Life?’ Is there Biblical permission for culture warring? It seems like Nobody wins a culture war. Either you lay down your weapons and seek peace together as neighbors, or you destroy the culture. The New Testament vision of the church is of these small and vulnerable communities, that venture out into the world to serve and that open up their communities and households to others (especially the marginalized) for encounters of mutual blessing.

    At the end of the episode, Mike and Tim try something new in 'Prayers of the People,' which is hopefully an active way of engaging in prayer and worship on behalf of brothers and sisters all over the globe. 

    We realize the sensitivity of these topics and our intention is to walk in humility as we discuss.

    Skye Jethani’s video on Abortion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvWD7ykNjCc

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 8 min
    349 - Image - Part Seven: Gotta Have Faith, Faith, Faith

    349 - Image - Part Seven: Gotta Have Faith, Faith, Faith

    Image - Part Seven: Gotta Have Faith, Faith, Faith. Today, Mike and a very sick Tim continue the conversation on Imaging, focusing on the words of Ephesians 2:8-10: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Previously, they established salvation as 'an embodied participation in the new heavens and new earth.' Today, the focus is on faith. How does it differ, scripturally, from the understanding most of us grew up with?

    What Faith is not: 


    Not the opposite of evidence assessment
    Not a leap in the dark
    Not the opposite of works
    Not optimism or a positive mindset that makes us passive
    Not a profession of Faith
    Not good theology

    What is faith? Faith has these three elements:


    Mental affirmation/intellectual agreement: certain enough to yield
    Professed fealty to Jesus as Lord
    Enacted loyalty to the king, as in the obedience of faith
    Faith as Allegiance.

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    Instagram & Twitter: @GoneTimothy

    • 1 hr 5 min
    348 - Deconstruction, Death & Depression

    348 - Deconstruction, Death & Depression

    Deconstruction, Death & Depression. Today we take a break to digest all of the content from the Image series so far to sit with a few listener questions. First, Mike speaks to a comment that rubbed him wrong on his own 'deconstruction.' How do you talk about New Creation and the Gospel with someone on Hospice? If the idea of being 'saved' is so important and supposedly so easy to understand, why did it take us so many episodes and so much research to unpack? Can the ideas of New Creation and center focus be dialed down to a "Romans Road" style message of the Gospel?? All that and one long critique of both Mike and Tim from recent episodes. So much good stuff from the VOXOLOGY Community!!!

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    • 1 hr 17 min
    347 - Image - Part Six: Time

    347 - Image - Part Six: Time

    Image - Part Six: Time. Today, we wrap up the first part of our series on 'Imaging,' focusing on the words of Ephesians 2:8-10: "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Saved is about Space & Time. As Jews thought about the Kingdom Of God, they used two grand eras: The Old Age, which was characterized by sin, death and evil, and the Age to Come, which was characterized by life, peace, justice and love. The Kingdom Of God was another way of talking about the age to come. In some ways, the two ages have overlapped. This is about Now and Not Yet. This is about how we Have Been Saved, We are Being Saved and We Will Be Saved.

    As we dig into these ideas, we are encouraged to avoid:


    Any theology that separates us from our bodies
    Any theology that is escapist
    Any theology that privatizes the way of Jesus
    Any theology that overemphasizes the now or the not yet
    Any theology that overemphasizes or underemphasizes the reality of wrath and judgment

    As always, we encourage and would love discussion as we pursue. Always feel free to email in questions to hello@voxpodcast.com, and to engage the conversation on Facebook and Instagram.

    Learn more about the Voxology Podcast

    Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify

    Support the Voxology Podcast on Patreon

    The Voxology Spotify channel can be found here: Voxology Radio

    Follow us on Instagram: @voxologypodcast and "like" us on Facebook

    Follow Mike on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mikeerre

    Music in this episode by Timothy John Stafford

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
829 Ratings

829 Ratings

RollingStoneMusic ,

Love these guys!

I strongly believe you could build a faithful community pursuing Jesus by simply working out in community the topics they discuss. Love journeying with the Vox folks.

The Sam8877393615 ,

Excellent

This podcast, the Bible project, and ask NT write anything are the only three theology oriented podcasts I listen to anymore. It's a great combination of insight and humor.

Quinntheeskimo98 ,

So thankful for this podcast

As someone in the process of reconstructing a deconstructed faith, Voxology has been absolutely essential.
I don’t always agree with everything, but that’s kind of the point, a fantastic podcast and community where I can feel free to wrestle with doubts and rediscover the beauty of Jesus. So thankful!

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