The Podechesis Podcast

The Podechesis Podcast

Three young(ish) pastors tackle foundational questions about God, life, and why what Christians believe matters.

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July 25, 2021 65 min

What is sanctification?  What is Christian perfection?  Is entire sanctification in this life possible?  How does the promise of salvation continue beyond the “altar experience?”

 

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Scott Kisker, professor of church history at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, OH to discuss Question 35 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q35-What...

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The Podechesis Podcast (Episode 27): On the Benefits of Salvation: Justification

 

What is justification?  What about regeneration?  What sort of change does God work in us at the moment of our salvation?  What is salvation and why does it matter?

 

In this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys tackle questions 33 and 34 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q33-What is justification & Q 34- ...

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What are the benefits of salvation?  What does it mean to be justified and sanctified?  Is salvation a moment or a process?  When does God’s grace begin to work in our lives?  What is effectual calling and why did John Wesley strike it out of the catechism all together?

 

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss questions 31 and 32 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Q31...

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June 13, 2021 53 min

Who is the Holy Spirit?  What is the Holy Spirit’s role in our salvation and redemption?  How does the Holy Spirit apply the redemption purchased by Christ to us?  What is the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of an individual?  In the life of the community?

 

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys tackle questions 29 and 30 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q29-How are we made partake...

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What is the exaltation of Christ?  How does Jesus’ “upward turn” complete the Gospel?  What is the meaning of the Harrowing of Hell, the Resurrection, The ascension, and the 2nd coming?  Why does the exaltation of Jesus even matter?

 

On this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss question 28 of  John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q28–In what consists of Christ’s exaltation?  They talk about...

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What is the humiliation of Christ?  What is the meaning of the incarnation?  How did the Son of God participate in the sufferings of earthly life?  What is the wrath of God and why does a correct understanding of God’s wrath matter today?

 

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Jim, Allen, and Brett are joined by special guest, Rev. Dr. Jonathan Smith, Campus Minister of the Georgia Southern University Wesley Foundation to d...

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May 2, 2021 65 min

What is the biblical understanding of a king???How does Jesus fulfil this important office???Why does it matter that Jesus is the king???What is the Kingdom of God???Why does God’s kingdom matter?

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In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys take on questions 26 of? John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism—Q26:?How does Christ execute the office of a king???They discuss the role of a king, being subjec...

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April 18, 2021 60 min

What is a priest?  How does Jesus exercise the office of priest?  What is a sacrifice and what is the meaning of Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf?  What is meant by Jesus being the eternal priest?  Why do we need a priest today?

 

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys take on questions 25 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism—Q25: How does Christ execute the office of a priest?  They discuss t...

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April 4, 2021 54 min

Happy Easter Podechumens! He is risen indeed!!!!!

 

What are the offices that Jesus executes as our redeemer?  What is the office of Prophet?  How does Jesus fulfill that role?  How does Jesus make God’s will known to humanity?  What is the spiritual gift of prophecy, and how is it connected to the office of prophet that Jesus executes?

 

On this episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss questions 23 and 24 or John We...

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What is the incarnation?  Did the second person of the Trinity really put on flesh and experience the human reality?  What is meant by the creedal affirmations of conception by the Holy Spirit and Jesus being born of a virgin?  Is affirmation to the  virgin birth necessary to Christian faith?  If Jesus was tempted as we are, did he also experience sin as we do?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys discuss question 2...

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Who is Jesus?  What does it mean that he is the redeemer?  Lord?  Son of God?  Eternal?  How is Jesus the answer to the sin problem?  Does Jesus still matter today?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss question 21 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: Who is the redeemer of God’s elect (mankind).  They discuss the divinity of Jesus, his humanity, and why it is important...

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February 21, 2021 68 min

What are the eternal consequences of our fallenness?  What is the miserable estate in which we live?  What does it mean to be separated from our creator?  What is hell and does it truly exist?  Does the love of God negate the idea of hell?  I hell necessary?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys take on two of the questions from John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q19- What is the misery of t...

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February 7, 2021 71 min

What the difference between the sinful nature and sins committed?  In what way is our nature corrupted by sin?  What is original righteousness?  Is it possible to not sin?  What is the guilt of sin and how is it passed down?  

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Jim, Brett, and Allen continue their discussion on sin by looking at questions 17, Into what estate did the fall bring mankind? and 18, Wherein consists the sinfuln...

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What is the scope of sin?  How deep and wide is its reach in humanity?  What is the consequence of Sin?  Were Adam and Eve real people or archetypes for all of humanity?  How are sin and the consequences of sin passed down from generation to generation?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Jim and Brett are joined by special guest (and pinch-hitter for Allen) Rev. Rebecca Duke-Barton, pastor of Jesup First United Methodist C...

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January 10, 2021 55 min

What exactly was the sin that Adam and Eve committed when they ate the fruit from the forbidden tree?  Why was that fruit forbidden in the first place?  Who’s at fault for breaking God’s command?  What is God trying to hide from humanity in forbidding the knowledge of good and evil?  

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss question 15 of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catech...

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December 13, 2020 57 min

It’s Christmas time (and Advent) once again.  The hot chocolate is flowing, the movies are on, and the lights are twinkling brightly.  The question is does Christmas still matter?

In this special Christmas (and Advent) episode of the Podechesis Podcast, the boys take a break from Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism to share some of their favorite Christmas memories, movies, songs, and foods.  They talk about Christmas light...

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November 22, 2020 60 min

What is Sin?  Why does sin exist?  Are we born with sinful natures or are we nurtured into sin?  What does it mean to break God’s law?  Are we naturally good?  What was humanity’s first taste of disobedience—pride or unbelief?  Can you have a right understanding of sin without a right understanding of grace?  How does Jesus fit into this discussion?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss quest...

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How did God specifically act toward humanity upon their creation?  What is the meaning of covenant and why is it important to understand the conditions upon which God entered into relationship with humanity?  Why was the tree of the knowledge of good and evil the one thing that was forbidden to eat from in the garden?  Are there conditions to God’s love for us? What should our response to God’s love be?

In this episode of The Pode...

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November 1, 2020 72 min

What happens when your favorite Wesleyan Theology podcast team does a livecast for Youtube and Facebook? Well Check it out here!

A HUGE shout out to our Podechumen community for sending in questions and making this first live show a success. We truly have the best community in the world.

Once again, thank you the talented Andy Bowen of andybowen.com for his Halloween edition of the Podechesis theme.

Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the p...

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What is providence?  How does God act?  What is his handywork and how does a transcendent God also be an intimate God?  Is the world just ruled by fate or chance or is there something more?  And what about freewill?  Did God just create and then back off or is he an involved creator?  If God is in charge, are we truly free?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss question 11 from John Wesley’s Revi...

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