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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June 12, 2022 39 min

What is our daily bread?  What is a “competent” portion of good things?  How do we enjoy God’s blessing with good things?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 103 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the fourth petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Give us this day our daily bread).

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What is God’s will?  What does it mean to respond to God’s will through our knowledge, obedience, and submission?  How does Jesus model obedience to God’s will?  

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 103 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the third petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Your will be don in earth, as it is in heaven).  

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What is the Kingdom of God?  What is the “kingdom of grace?”  What does it mean to “hasten God’s kingdom?”

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 102 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the second petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Your kingdom come).  They will discuss what God’s kingdom is and isn’t, what “satan’s kingdom” may be, and why the Kingdom of God m...

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What is holy about God’s name?  What is God’s name?  How do we glorify God in our lives?  Why does God’s glory and name matter?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 101 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with the first petition of the Lord’s Prayer (Hallowed be your name).  They will discuss the names of God, why honoring his name matters, and what the Lord’s...

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How does God’s word “direct us in prayer?”  How does the Lord’s Prayer direct our form of prayer?  What does the Lord’s Prayer teach us about prayer?  What does the beginning of the Lord’s Prayer teach us about our approach to God?  

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 99-100 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with introducing  the Lord’s Prayer.  They discu...

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May 8, 2022 51 min

What is prayer?  How do we pray?  Who can pray?  What is corporate prayer?  What is personal prayer?  Does prayer actually change anything?  Does Prayer really matter?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 98 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deals with prayer.  They will discuss how to pray, the power of prayer, and why prayer still matters. 

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April 24, 2022 48 min

What is the Lord’s Supper?  Who can partake in it?  What is meant by the elements being Christ’s body and blood?  Why is faith necessary in receiving the elements?  Does communion still matter?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 96-97 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper.  They will discuss the frequency of communion, w...

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April 12, 2022 53 min

What is baptism?  What is the meaning of baptism?  Who are to be baptized?  What age is appropriate for baptism?  Is baptism necessary for salvation?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 94-95 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the sacrament of baptism.  They will discuss modes of baptism, the significance of baptism in the christian life, whether infant...

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April 4, 2022 43 min

What are sacraments?  How are they different from Means of Grace?  How many sacraments are there?  How are the sacraments “effectual for salvation?”  Are the sacraments necessary for salvation?  Do the sacrament still matter today?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 91-93 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the sacraments in general.  They will discuss ...

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March 27, 2022 48 min

What is the “Word of God?”  Can the Bible be trusted?  Is preaching important?  What do “inerrancy” mean?  Infallibility?  Inspiration of scripture?  Does the Bible even still matter?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 89-90 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism.  The guys will talk about how the Word is living and active, the power of interpretation, the necessity of p...

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March 14, 2022 39 min

How does Christ communicate to us the benefits of redemption?  What is an “ordinance?”  What is the Word?  Sacrament?  Prayer?  Do the “Means of Grace” still matter today?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about question 88 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism.  The guys will discuss why God “communicates” with us, the ways in which God reveals himself to us, and will begin a discus...

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March 6, 2022 40 min

How do we escape the punishment of sin and disobedience to God?  What does it mean to have faith in Christ?  What is faith?  What is repentance?  How does one repent of their sins?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 85-87 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. These questions concern what it means to have faith in Christ and to repent of our sins.   Brett, Allen, and J...

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February 28, 2022 39 min

Can any person, in their own strength and power, keep the commands of God?  What are the consequences of breaking those commands?  Are all sins equal in the sight of God?  What are the wages, or earnings, of sin?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about questions 82-84 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. These questions concern the consequences of breaking the commands of God.  Bre...

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February 13, 2022 51 min

On this special episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Theological Seminary.  They talk about Dr. Tennent’s new book, Foundations of the Christian Faith (Seedbed), the future of Methodism, and all things catechism.

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What does it mean to covet your neighbor’s things?  What is the meaning of true contentment?  Is there ever a time when it is ok not to be happy with one’s station in life?  Does the tenth commandment still matter today?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 10th commandment (On not coveting).  They discuss what...

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What is truth and why is it important?  Why is truth-telling a part of the Ten Commandments?  How does not bearing false witness impact our “neighbor?”  Does the ninth commandment even matter today?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 9th commandment (On not bearing false witness).  They discuss the role of tr...

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What is the big deal about “stealing?”  Why is theft part of the prohibitions in the Ten Commandments?  What are the implications that this commandment puts on how we live faithful lives?  What does this commandment have to say in how we treat our neighbors?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 8th commandment ...

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What is adultery?  In what ways does adultery manifest in our lives?  What role do we have in “preserving our own AND our neighbor’s chastity?”  How do things like “thoughts” and “words” contribute to adultery?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys talk about the questions in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism that deal with the 7th commandment (On not committing adultery).  They will talk ab...

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What does it meant to not kill/murder/take a life?  What does it mean to preserve one’s life and/or the lives of others?  Are there just means in taking a life?  How does the sixth commandment speak to wider issues of life like: euthanasia, capital punishment, when life begins, poverty, education, etc.?

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January 2, 2022 49 min

On this special episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the guys are joined by Dr. Kevin Watson, Acting Director of Wesley House of Studies at Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University and Pastor of Discipleship at First United Methodist Church in Waco, TX.  They talk about Kevin’s new book, Perfect Love (Seedbed), the power of small groups, and how recovering the doctrine of sanctification can change the church.

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