Episodes

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@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098 Sponsored by the Holman CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible

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 with descriptive captions More than 275 full-length articles to provide greater insight and understanding Over 40 “Digging Deeper” call-outs strategically placed throughout the Bible Book introductions to introduce setting and circumstances of writing Intentionally designed pages to optimize the visual reading experience Two-column text, topical subheadings 9.5-point type Easy-to-read black-letter text Footnotes Two ribbon markers for easy referencing between pages Concordance Also... we're giving one copy away! However, this giveaway is only available to our Patreon supporters. We've done an awful job promoting our Patreon page, so this is a small way that we are trying to improve on that. Also, we're super grateful for those who do help us out, so we want to give back in some small way (Lord willing, more giveaways to come). So even if you only give $1, if you're a Patreon supporter then you're eligible to win! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 common question for those who find themselves frequently teaching in a ministry setting. Sponsored by the CSB Holy Land Illustrated Bible ( csbholylandillustratedbible.com ) EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 Authority Understanding Church Leadership Understanding Baptism Understanding The Lord’s Supper Understanding Church Discipline Understanding the Great Commission One Assembly by Jonathan Leeman The Gospel According to Satan by Jared C. Wilson Polishing God’s Monuments by Jim Andrews Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel WIlkerson Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 start? How does the Church relate to Israel? How does the Church relate to the Kingdom of God? EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 some practical elements for extending forgiveness to others? And yes, we conclude our casting of Friends with prominent evangelicals (show us grace). EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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? What does “ecclesiology” mean? Is Scripture sufficient to understand the structure of a church? Also, Rick asks a unique question regarding the show “Friends” and evangelical leaders. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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? What does it have to do with Christian maturity? What are some problems with mysticism? What do the Scriptures say? EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 determining the meaning of a text? How can we see the big picture while also exploring the nitty-gritty? Sponsored by Audible. Get your free audiobook here . EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 approach? Or can it be more nuanced than that? EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 warning passages in Scripture regarding falling away from the faith? If you enjoy the conversation, please consider sharing the podcast with a friend! Sponsored by Audible. Get your free audiobook here . EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org • #simpletheologypod • 614.233.1098

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 relate to evangelism and the gospel? How can “coffee; dinner; gospel” provide a framework for hospitality? All this and more. Enjoy! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

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! As a reminder, we're taking the month of August off. So, Lord willing, we’ll be back with new episodes beginning in September. Enjoy the break! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

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, philosophers, and everyday people have wrestled with for centuries. Fortunately, we're able to stand on the shoulders of brilliant thinkers who have worked through this long before us. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

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 info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

120. Should Foot Washing be an Ordinance?

This week we answer a listener request from Jacob. He asks about the practice of foot washing and whether or not it should be considered an ordinance like baptism and the Lord’s Supper, as some groups are known for doing. So dive into the following topics and more: Where do we get the idea for foot washing? Should it be an ordinance? What is an ordinance? How did it get its name? How many ordinances should there be? Enjoy! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

119. Homeschool vs. Private School vs. Public School

This week we discuss the ever-popular debate between homeschool, private school, and public school! Rick was a homeschool kid, while Rob was exposed to public school. We both seem to be somewhat okay! So, which option is best? What are some of the implications to think through? How does education relate to discipleship? Enjoy! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098