Episodes

144. On Gender Roles (Complementarianism)

Today we discuss the contentious topic of gender roles. We touched on this a bit in the last episode, and offer a further elaboration in this week's episode. EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simp...

143. The Offices of the Church

Today we continue talking about the local church, and in doing so, we take dive into the topic of Biblical church offices. How many are there? What does each “office” mean? Why do church offices matter? Are there restrictions...

142. On Church Discipline

Today we plunge into the ever-so-fun topic of church discipline. Surprisingly, we've never devoted an entire episode to this, so here we go. What is "church discipline?" Why is it important? What are some arguments against it...

141. The Unity of the Church

Despite the train wreck of an intro, today we're able to pull it together long enough to provide some (hopefully) meaningful discussion around the unity of the Church. What are we to be unified around? When is appropriate to ...

140. The Purity of the Church

This week we jump into the purity of the church. What does it mean for the church to be pure? How can we participate in the purity of the church? What should you do if you find yourself in a false church or a less pure church...

139. Your 7 Responsibilities as a Church Member

Today we take a look at a helpful article by Jonathan Leeman outlining the 7 job responsibilities of every church member. This excerpt comes from his book, Understanding the Congregation's Authority. EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT |...

138. The Gathering & Sending of the Church

This week we're diving into the gathering and sending of the local church. We look at Gregg Allison's Sojourners and Strangers to discuss how the church is: Covenantal Confessional Missional Spacio-temporal / Eschatological E...

137. Back With a Bible Giveaway!

We're back! Yes, this a short episode, and yes, we're rusty behind the mics. But we're back! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

136. SEASON FINALE – Rick Tells All About His 20s

In today's episode, we take a deep dive into Rick's 20s! He recently turned 30 and shares some highs, lows, things he's grateful for, lessons learned, and more. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheolog...

135. Bible Review: CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible

This week, we review a new Bible from the CSB (and you know we love the CSB). This is the CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible that Holman released in September! Features include: More than 1,100 images, maps, and illustrations wi...

134. On the Origin & Orientation of the Church

This week we discuss the origin and the orientation of the Church. When did the Church begin? What is the Church's primary aim? What does the Church center itself around? How is the Church empowered? EPISODE NOTES | PATREON |...

133. Mailbag: Free Will & Spiritual Rhythms

This week we take some extra time answering two mailbag questions from Matthew and Bradon. Matthew brings up the doctrine of compatibilism. a doctrine we discussed in a previous episode (episode #46). Bradon brings up a comm...

132. Book Reviews!

If you’re looking for a good book to pick up, this episode should provide a few decent options! Want a free audiobook? Check out our Audible page here. Understanding Church Basics Series Understanding the Congregation’s Autho...

131. The Church of the New Covenant

Today we talk about the Church of the New Covenant, and there’s plenty to cover! What is a covenant? Which covenants were operative prior to Christ? What does it mean now that we’re in the New Covenant? When did the Church st...

130. On Receiving and Extending Forgiveness

Today we discuss a listener requested episode on forgiveness. Huge shout out to Titus for sending this in! Can we be forgiven if we aren’t willing to forgive? How does being forgiven affect our ability to forgive? What are so...

129. The Church, Ecclesiology, and Casting "Friends"

Today we begin a new series on the church. We’re both neck deep into church planting at this point and thinking carefully about what the church is has been a topic of discussion. Is a physical gathering required for a church?...

128. On Christian Mysticism

Today we discuss a topic that may not be terribly well-known but is almost assuredly something you’ve encountered, even if it wasn’t presented as “Christian mysticism.” What is mysticism? Is it something we should embrace? Wh...

127. On How to Dig Deep Into Scripture

Today we talk about some practical tips on diving deep into Scripture. If you’ve been wanting to get more out of your reading, this will be a practical episode to listen to. What are some helpful things to look for when deter...

126. Civil Disobedience

Today we dive into the ever-growing discussion of civil disobedience. How should we think through when and how to go about that in light of the recent controversy with Grace Community Church? Is it a one-size-fits-all approac...

125. Assurance & The Doctrines of Grace

Today we tackle a question sent in by Brandon. He essentially asks how the assurance found in the Doctrines of Grace connects with the assurance found in Christ’s sacrifice. So, does it connect? If so, how? What about the war...

124. Hospitality and the Gospel

We’re thrilled to be back from a month off! And to get back into things, we’re discussing hospitality and how it relates to the gospel. What’s the difference between “entertaining” and “hospitality”? How does hospitality rela...

123. Show Me the Money!

This week we dive into the topic of tithes and offerings. Now that we’re under the New Covenant, do we still give tithes? Do we give offerings? How much should we give? What are offerings used for? All this and more. Enjoy! A...

122. On the Problem of Evil

This week we jump into one of the skeptic's most pressing and prevalent questions: If God is all-good, all-knowing, and all-powerful (as the Bible says), then why is there evil in the world? It's a question that theologians, ...

121. On Death

After missing a week, the guys are back at it to talk about death. How should we think about death? What happens after we die? How should we grieve? How can we help others grieve? EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM...