The Podechesis Podcast

The Podechesis Podcast

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

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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.

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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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What does it mean that God created humanity?  Why is important that God created Adam out of the dust of the earth and Eve from Adam’s rib?  Why was it important for Adam to have a partner and what does that say about the role of close relationships and community in human existence?  And what is the deal with being created in the image of God?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss question 10 from...

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September 20, 2020 67 min

What does it mean that God created all things?  What does it mean that God created out of nothing?  Can one believe in a creator God and in science?  Is there any real reason why one cannot hold to a biblical worldview and still believe in science?  Did God create all things in seven days or is something else going on in Genesis 1 and 2?  

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen discuss question 9 of John ...

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What are the decrees of God?  Do we have any say in our relationship with God or are we predestined from before the time of creation for salvation or damnation?  Also, who is John Wesley?  What is the Wesleyan way of doing theology and living the life of faith? Why is the Wesleyan way it important?  Are Calvinist and Wesleyans so different or is there more that unites us than divides?

On this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, the...

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August 25, 2020 64 min

What is God’s nature like?  If we, as Christians, worship only one God, then what is the deal God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit?  Do we really worship one God or are there three God’s that demand our obedience?  Or, does any of this really matter anyway?  Can’t we just worship God no matter what his nature is like; besides, who am I to make a truth claim about God’s nature?  

On this episode of the The Podechesi...

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August 9, 2020 56 min

So, how many gods are there really?  Is it possible to worship more than one god if there is only one, true God?  Many of us aren’t bowing before golden calves so we can’t be idolaters, correct?  Is idolatry truly the sin of our age?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Allen, Jim and Brett talk about question 5 in John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, “Are there more gods than one?”  During this discu...

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July 26, 2020 64 min

What is God?  Is God a figment of our imagination, construct of human pride, or an unknowable entity in control of all things?  Who is God?  With so many God’s throughout history is it possible to know who or what the right God is?  And how does Morgan Freeman play into all this?

 

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen will discuss question number four of John Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorte...

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Why is the Bible so important? Is it merely a collection of ancient narratives, poetry, and letters or is there something more? Is there a message that is threaded throughout the Bible that links Genesis to Revelation and all “books” in between? Is the Bible REALLY the word of God?

In this episode of The Podechesis Podcast, Brett, Jim, and Allen are joined by Dr. Brian Russell, Professor of Biblical Interpretation at Asbury Theolo...

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June 28, 2020 68 min

In the last episode of The Podechesis Podcast we had a great conversation about our purpose.  We learned that we were created to glorify God and enjoy him forever.  So, if that is our purpose, how are we to carry it out.  How do we know how to do what we were created to do? 

In this episode, Brett, Allen, and Jim talk about the second question in Wesley’s Revision of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, “What rule has God given to d...

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June 14, 2020 57 min

In the second episode of The Podechesis Podcast Allen, Jim, and Brett have an important conversation about the first question in Wesley’s Revision of the Westminister Shorter Catechism, “What is the chief end of man?” They discuss the meaning of purpose, what it means to glorify God and to enjoy him, and they share their hearts in discussing why it matters that we understand what it is God designed us to do.

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May 30, 2020 45 min

Welcome to the first episode of Podechesis!  In this inaugural episode Jim, Allen, and Brett briefly share their stories of faith, calls into pastoral ministry, and what drives them to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ today.  You will also hear what this podcast is all about, how it got its name, and its purpose.

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May 21, 2020 1 min

Welcome to Podechesis! A Podcast about God, life, and why what Christians believe matters.

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