Reasonable Theology Podcast

Reasonable Theology Podcast

Welcome to the Reasonable Theology podcast, where we present sound doctrine in plain language. We’re here to help you better understand, articulate, and live out the fullness of the Christian faith.

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June 28, 2022 24 min

In John 14:13-14, Jesus tells His disciples: “Whatever you ask in my name, this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it.”

John 16:23 says “In that day you will ask nothing of me. Truly, truly, I say to you, whatever you ask of the Father in my name, he will give it to you.”

Believer it or not, there are some who misuse these verses!

In fact, there are several ways we migh...

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Every day it becomes more evident that our culture is actively and aggressively promoting ideas and agendas that go against God's Word.

Whether it is abortion, gender issues, drugs, or other hot-button topics, those who hold to a biblical worldview are facing increasing pressure to compromise their beliefs to avoid being ostracized from society.

With the news media, movies, music, sports, and just about everything else pushing ...

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If you've sat under a good preacher or have opened a good commentary, you are aware that there is a depth to the original languages of Scripture that can sometimes be difficult to capture in our English translations.

But have you ever considered learning biblical Greek or Hebrew yourself?

Our guest today says this is not only highly beneficial for your study of Scripture but is also entirely possible - even if you are not a whiz ...

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If you spend much time on social media, you've likely come across RefToons - cartoons depicting figures from church history such as Calvin, Owen, Spurgeon, and many more.

RefToons exists to preserve the legacy of theologians of the past by producing humorous and thought-provoking comic strips that bring clarity to various biblical teachings through visual storytelling.

On this episode of the podcast we talk with Paul Cox, the art...

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Jesus said "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."

Despite this wonderful promise, we often allow hurry and distraction keep us from spending focused time with Christ in prayer. How can we build discipline in this area and how can we grow in our prayer lives?

On this episode we are joined by Asheritah Ciuciu as we discuss a pattern for prayer that can help you deepen your communion with Chr...

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The subject of sin is not a comfortable topic for study or discussion. Even so, there is great value in understanding the problem of sin, as it is by having a right understanding of the problem we are able to effectively fight against it and appreciate what Christ has done for us.

On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Mark Jones, who uses his knowledge of the works of the Puritans to guide others into a greater understandi...

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There is no joy on Easter Sunday without the sorrow of Good Friday. 

There is no resurrection without the cross. 

And there is no salvation without them both. 

Without the events of Sunday morning the events of Friday afternoon were merely a terrible tragedy.

The cross was necessary, as it was here Christ bore the wrath of God against sin and took the full weight of its punishment so that our debt of sin against God could be paid in fu...

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This is a 'best of' rebroadcast of the most popular episode of the podcast last year.  If you missed it, you'll want to listen to this conversation with Dr. Ray Rhodes Jr about the love story of Charles and Susie Spurgeon.

In 1871, Charles Spurgeon wrote to his wife, Susannah "My Own Dear one - None know how grateful I am to God for you. In all I have ever done for Him, you have a large share. For in making me so hap...

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January 10, 2022 25 min

The reliability of Scripture is among the most important truths that the field of apologetics deals with. In this radio interview I discuss four important areas of evidence to be familiar with when defending the Bible's authenticity.

Listen as we talk about why we can trust that our Bibles have been faithfully preserved from the original writings until now.

On This Episode We’ll Discuss:

  • The vast number of early manuscripts we hav...
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    In the 2nd chapter of Luke’s gospel we find the familiar passage recounting the birth of Jesus and the angelic announcement of “good news of great joy” to the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks by night.

    As remarkable as this passage is its familiarity can cause us to look without seeing and hear without listening. When we come to familiar passages in our Bibles we have a tendency to read quickly over them, assuming that we h...

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    November 9, 2021 41 min

    Every pastor knows the unique challenges of facing critics in their church. The question is, how should they respond to criticism?

    On this episode of the podcast we are joined by Nick Thompson, who is the pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga, Tennessee and co-author with Joel Beeke of the book Pastors and Their Critics: A Guide to Coping with Criticism in the Ministry.

    Listen in as we discuss how pastors can lovin...

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    October 25, 2021 38 min

    After more than 2000 years, Jesus Christ remains the most influential figure in all of human history – even by secular standards! 

    Examining the impact that the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus has had on the world is helpful in establishing the reliability of the events recorded in the Bible. In fact, you can confirm the historicity and deity of Jesus from history alone, without relying on the New Testament manuscripts.

    Join f...

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    October 13, 2021 36 min

    The preaching of the Word of God is a vital means of edifying, equipping, and encouraging believers and proclaiming salvation to the lost. But much of what passes for preaching in our day fails to stay tethered to the truth Scripture and instead focuses on man's ideas and methods.

    This is why expository preaching, or the comprehensive explanation of a Bible passage in which the text dictates the content of the sermon, is so vita...

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    In this 5 Minute Friday episode, I'll share a 3-step process I learned from one of my seminary professors. This process, he joked, was a secret that could save you $36,000 and several years of effort by eliminating the need for a master’s degree in counseling.

    The “secret” 3-step process is simple. It is to guide the conversation through three phases: External, Internal, and Eternal.

    Learn more here: https://reasonabletheology.or...

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    Attacks against the truth and reliability of Scripture are commonplace. Skeptical scholars have become mainstream, entertainment media mocks believers, and YouTube and podcasting have given a platform to just about anyone wanting to promote their arguments against Scripture and the Christian faith.

    Many of these attacks focus on a single assertion: the Bible is an ancient book written and assembled by flawed men with particular agen...

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    Personal growth does not happen overnight in any area of our lives, and spiritual growth is no exception. In order to grow, we need to develop regular, consistent practices. These small daily habits are the key to life transformation.

    Listen as we speak with Darryl Dash, author of "8 Habits for Spiritual Growth" about 8 long-term practices that will help us become more like Christ.

    On this episode we’ll discuss:

  • 8 habits that ...
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    August 16, 2021 39 min

    On this episode of the Reasonable Theology podcast we speak with Kevin Halloran about his new book, "When Prayer is a Struggle: A Practical Guide for Overcoming Obstacles in Prayer."

    Listen as Kevin Halloran shows how gospel truths speak to your prayer struggles, diagnoses issues of the heart that hinder true prayer, and gives practical tips for moving forward.

    We'll talk about common struggles we all face in our prayer ...

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    Move over televangelists, there's a new prosperity gospel in town. Except this time, it's focused on personal fulfillment, "self-actualizing," and aiming to live an Instagram-perfect lifestyle.

    The contemporary church is heavily borrowing from the self-focused culture around us and it is leading many believers away from the simple, humble, God-focused truths of Scripture.

    On this episode, we speak with Dean Inserra ab...
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    In this final sermon in this series on the book of Titus, we'll look at Paul's encouragement to devote ourselves to good works, distractions that are enemies of those good works, and Titus' example of good works.

    The saying is trustworthy, and I want you to insist on these things, so that those who have believed in God may be careful to devote themselves to good works. These things are excellent and profitable for peopl...

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    In Titus 3:17 we will examine three crucial truths that every believer needs to be reminded of often. As we walk through our passage, we will be given a reminder of how we are to live, a reminder of who we once were, and a reminder of what Christ has done for us.

    Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to...

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