Episodes

100. The Confessions: On the Lord's Supper

This week we’re in the ordinances discussing what the confessions have to say regarding the Lord’s Supper: What is the Lord’s Supper/Communion? Who should partake? Where should the Supper take place? What about taking it with a small group? Why do we use wine and/or grape juice? Why not Koolaid? EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

99. Citizens Church, Glued Eyebrow, Housekeeping

This week we chat [mostly] about the church plant that Rob is leading in Westerville, OH! It’s still very early, but for better or worse we’re chatting about the following: Where did the name come from? What is the vision of the church plant? What are the values? What are the next steps? Learn more at citizensohio.com If you feel the Lord prodding you to help in some way, please email Rob at rob@citizensohio.com Let us know what you think by joining the convo using #simpletheologypod on social media or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

98. The Confessions: On Baptism

This week we jump into the confessions to discuss the topic of baptism. Who should be baptized? When should you be “re-baptized”? What about baptism outside of the context of the gathered church? Immersion or sprinkling? Should we baptize infants (paedobaptism) or wait until the individual is capable of making a credible profession of faith (credobaptism)? Let us know your thoughts on social media by using #simpletheologypod, or feel free to leave us a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

97. Expositional Preaching

This week we throw up the mics to discuss one of our favorite topics—which makes it odd that we’ve never done an episode on it before now. But anyway, today we chat about expositional preaching! What is “expositional preaching?” What makes it different than topical preaching? Is topical preaching sinful? If both point to Scripture, why does it matter? Dangers of avoiding expositional preaching? Dangers of being too heavy-handed on expositional preaching? Let us know what you think by joining the convo using #simpletheologypod on social media or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

96. The Confessions: On Church

This week we dive back into the confessions to see what they have to say about the Church. What is the Church? What is the “catholic” church? What makes a true church? Does Scripture prescribe specific offices for church leadership? Has the true Church ever fallen away (as proposed by Mormon/LDS doctrine)? EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

95. Mailbag: Seminary & The Corporate Ladder

This week we answer some mailbag questions and end up discussing: Seminary Ministry preparation Next steps for anyone considering ministry “The corporate ladder” and whether or not it’s a bad thing to climb EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

94. The Confessions: On Sanctification

We’re back! And we’re kicking off the new year (and new decade!) with the same faithful confessions that we spent exploring last year, but this week we take a look at the topic of sanctification. What is “positional sanctification” and how does it compare to “progressive sanctification?” How are we sanctified? Can we become fully sanctified? Does sanctification come before or after regeneration? It’s good to be back behind the mics, and if the Lord allows, we look forward to another year of interacting with various doctrines in 2020! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

93. Advent, Christmas and the New Year!

This week we sit down to record our last episode of the year! We cover the Advent season, Christmas, recall what the Lord did in 2019, and look ahead to 2020. What is the Advent season? What is it about Christmas that so many of us are drawn to? What does that say about us as human beings? What are some goals for 2020? See y’all in 2020 (Lord willing)! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

92. The Confessions: On Justification

One of the primary reasons that we desire justice in the world is because we are made in the image of God, who is perfectly just. This week, we're back in the confessions to talk about justification . Why do we need justification? Can't God just forgive everyone? How does the doctrine of justification change the way we live today? There's so much good stuff that could be said on this topic, so take some time this week to dig deeper on your own. Check out the recommended resources on this episode's show notes for some good starting points. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

91. Thanksgiving!

It’s Thanksgiving week, y’all! In light of that, we opted to chat about thankfulness and the holiday of Thanksgiving. Was Thanksgiving rooted in Christianity? Why do we feel the need to give thanks? What makes Christians uniquely capable of greater measures of gratitude? Let us know what you think by joining the convo using #simpletheologypod on social media, or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

90. The Confessions: On Faith

On this week’s episode, we look at what the confessions have to say regarding faith. What do we put our faith in? Is faith alone sufficient for salvation? Does faith always lead to holiness? How is faith ordinarily brought about? We want to hear from you! Join the conversation by using #simpletheologypod on social media or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

89. Lutheranism & Book Reviews

This week we take a look at a listener’s question regarding Lutheranism, what they believe, how they view baptism, and more. After that little discussion, we offer up some book recommendations (maybe you’ve read some of them?) and our reviews! Let us know what you think by joining the convo using #simpletheologypod on social media, or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

88. The Confessions: On Repentance

On this week’s episode, we look at what the confessions have to say regarding the doctrine of repentance. For some odd reason, Rob decides to sing, and it’s more than anyone is comfortable with. What is repentance? Is repentance an ongoing act or a one-time act? What’s the difference between repentance and guilt? How do we repent? Also, check out our earlier episode on this topic We want to hear from you! Join the conversation by using #simpletheologypod on social media or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

87. Interpretive Authority; Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, and the Trinity

This week the guys open up the mailbag and respond to a couple of questions. They look at who has the authority to interpret Scripture, and they give a cursory look at the Jehovah's Witness and Mormon views of the Trinity (see our earlier episode, "Is Jesus God?" for more on this). Join the convo by using #simpletheologypod on social media, or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

86. The Confessions: On Regeneration

On this week’s episode, we’re back in the confessions to see what they have to say regarding the doctrine of regeneration, or “re…generation” if you’re Rick. We look at some recent iTunes reviews (BIG thanks to everyone who’s given us a positive review!) What is "regeneration" and why do we need it? Does regeneration mean that we no longer sin? Does regeneration take place before or after a confession of faith? We want to hear from you! Join the conversation by using #simpletheologypod on social media or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

85. An Interview with Rick on Church Planting

On this week’s episode, Rob sits down with Rick and asks for an update on the church plant he is leading in Mount Vernon. What has been Rick’s greatest joy in planting? What’s been the greatest challenge? What’s the spiritual climate in Mount Vernon, OH? How’s the team chemistry been? You can encourage Rick by using #simpletheologypod on social media, or by leaving a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

84. The New Apostolic Reformation

On this week’s episode, we’re back in the mailbag to discuss the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). In addition, we’ve brought back the one and only Jimmy Alexander to shed some light on the topic. What in the world is the NAR? Who are some of the leaders of this movement? Do people within this movement know they’re in it? Is it biblical? Join the conversation by using #simpletheologypod on social media, or leave us a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | INSTAGRAM info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

83. The Confessions: On Christ as Mediator

On this week’s episode: We’re back in the four confessions (Abstract of Principles, New Hampshire, 1689 LBCF, and the Westminster) to discuss what it means for Christ to be our Mediator. Is Jesus 100% God? Is he 100% man? Can he be both? Which creed addressed this issue? Does Christ only mediate between us and God? Join the conversation by using #simpletheologypod on social media, or leave us a voicemail at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098