Episodes

82. Can a Christian Commit Suicide? (Kevin Nattinger)

On this week’s episode, we discuss the heavy topic of suicide. In light of recent events, this topic has been on many evangelicals’ minds, and we simply wanted to walk through a helpful article by TGC. If you’re wrestling with the thought of suicide, please talk to: Your pastor. A close friend. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-TALK (8255) EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

81. The Confessions: On the Fall of Man

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 they say about the fall of mankind. If God is sovereign, why would he allow the fall? Why do we say “fall” when describing what happened in Genesis 3? What is the "Age of Accountability?" We briefly discuss what “Federal Headship” is and why it’s important to this topic. Plus, we get into what we thought of the new Aladdin movie (hint, there’s some disagreement here). EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

80. The Confessions: On Election

On this week’s episode: We dive into the ever controversial topic of election. Although we’ve covered this topic before, we wanted to look at what some of the historic confessions say about it. What kind of role does God play in salvation? Does God’s election remove our ability to choose? If God elects, why should we evangelize? Why does the doctrine of election matter today? Let us know what you think by sending us your thoughts, and we would be thrilled to engage with them on one of the next episodes. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

79. The Confessions: On Providence

On this week’s episode: We dive into the topic of God’s providence. What does "providence" mean? Does control everything? Is God’s providence and our free will compatible? What is the difference between primary and secondary causes? Is God limited to them? We listen to a voicemail from Dan (who has some beef with Rob). Rob has to apologize. Ross Geller says “Pivot!” Let us know what you think by sending us your thoughts, and we would be thrilled to engage with them on one of the next episodes. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

78. The Confessions: On God

On this week’s episode: We’re in a newly redesigned studio discussing naming options (send in your suggestions!), as well as what some of the historic confessions say about the doctrine of God (one topic is clearly more important than the other here). We point out a few things that we love about the Abstract of Principles, the New Hampshire Confession, the 1689 London Baptist Confession, and the Westminster Confession of Faith on this topic. We listen to a voicemail from Mike! Let us know what you think by sending us your thoughts, and we would be thrilled to engage with them on one of the next episodes. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

77. The Confessions: On Scripture

On this week’s episode: We discuss what some of the historic confessions say about the doctrine of Scripture. We look at the Abstract of Principles, the New Hampshire Confession, the 1689 London Baptist Confession, and the Westminster Confession of Faith. Oh, and there are some noticeable distractions in this episode, so be prepared… Let us know what you think by sending us your thoughts, and we would be thrilled to engage with them on one of the next episodes. EPISODE NOTES | PATREON | TIP JAR | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

76. Confessions and Creeds

On this week’s episode: We kick off a series on confessions and creeds! We discuss the importance of them throughout church history as well as today. Should you hold to a confession or creed? This discussion is the first of many! So send us your thoughts, and we would be thrilled to engage with them on one of the next episodes. EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

75. State of the Pod

On this week’s episode: We record from Rick’s newly purchased home!… just after 11:00 PM… We discuss encouragements from the podcast, temptations, as well as what we would like to do to improve it (if you have suggestions then please reach out!). We announce our new Instagram page (follow us, please!). Rick “offers” to manage our social media pages. EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

74. Car Ride Mailbag #2: Christians Cussing, American Gospel

On this week’s episode: We record our second ep on the road trip back from Myrtle Beach! We dive back into the mailbag to discuss the following topics: Is it okay for Christians to use “cuss” words? Our thoughts on a new(ish) documentary, American Gospel: Christ Alone. EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

73. Car Ride Mailbag #1: How To Read the Bible

On this week’s episode: Rick and Rob record on the road trip back from Myrtle Beach! They both get a great deal at Aldi. The guys dig into the mailbag and discuss how to read the Bible (big thanks to Mike Spiriro for sending in the question). They walk through the following steps: First, we must understand the genre of the text: Law History Wisdom Poetry Prophecy/Apocalyptic Gospel Letters/Epistles Second, we must understand the context of the passage (“3 Horizons” approach): 1st Horizon: Literary Context 2nd Horizon: Historical Context 3rd Horizon: Canonical Context EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | WEBSITE info@simpletheology.org #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

72. Jesus as Judge

On this week’s episode: Rick and Rob record from Myrtle Beach, SC and discuss their drive down. They discuss the significance of Jesus as Judge. Will the Father participate in judgment? When will we be judged? Will everyone be judged? Or just non-believers? Simple Theology now has a call-in line! You can leave us a message at 614.233.1098! EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | WEBSITE simpletheologypodcast@gmail.com #simpletheologypod 614.233.1098

71. Jesus as King

On this week’s episode: Rob pokes fun at Rick for an event he attended. The guys discuss Jesus’ role as King. Has the Kingdom of God already arrived? What does the Bible mean when it says that “the Kingdom of God is at hand?” How can we reflect the Kingdom today in a healthy way? Where is the Kingdom most visibly seen today? Let us know what you think by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #simpletheologypod. EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | WEBSITE simpletheologypodcast@gmail.com #simpletheologypod

70. Christians, Patriotism, and Independence Day

How should we balance love for country and love for God? Should we not be patriotic? Should we not be proud of the country in which we live? How can Christians both be patriotic and keep love for country in its proper place? As Independence Day approaches in the United States, the topic today is focused on Christians and patriotism. This will probably be entirely uncontroversial… Plus, the guys discuss Jerry Falwell Jr.'s recent Twitter antics. EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | WEBSITE simpletheologypodcast@gmail.com #simpletheologypod

69. Jesus as Priest

What does it mean to have Jesus as our High Priest? Why do we need a high priest? How does Christ fulfill this role perfectly? The guys discuss these topics and more in today’s ep as they continue their series on the offices of Christ. Let us know what you think by joining the conversation on social media with the hashtag #simpletheologypod. EPISODE NOTES | SUPPORT | WEBSITE simpletheologypodcast@gmail.com #simpletheologypod

68. Jesus as Prophet

Today the guys continue their series on the roles of Jesus by discussing his office as Prophet. We hope you enjoy the discussion! Recommended Resource(s): BOOK: Lexham Survey of Theology (Ward, Sanders, Parks, Ellis) ARTICLE: Jesus Christ: Our Prophet, Priest, and King (Ligonier) ARTICLE: Jesus’ Threefold Office as Prophet, Priest, and King (Ligonier) ARTICLE: What does it mean that Jesus is prophet, priest, and king? (Got Questions) ARTICLE: Was Jesus a prophet? (Got Questions) You can find our show notes by clicking here . Or, all of our episodes can be found over at our website simpletheology.org . And, if you really love us, you can support the show here ! Provide feedback by emailing us at simpletheologypodcast@gmail.com

NBA Finals - Game 6!

The guys take a minute to riff on the NBA Finals, but rather than do it alone, they invite two friends into the studio! Ben Nielson (Golden State Warriors fan) and Bo Boucher (Toronto Raptors fan) each give their respective opinions on the recent events in the finals and the NBA at large. Just a fun episode for game 6 of the NBA Finals. Go Raptors! #NBAfinals #WeTheNorth #simpletheologypod EPISODE NOTES SUPPORT WEBSITE

67. Jesus as Second/Last Adam

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66. "Essentials Classes" at Proclamation Church

The church plant in Mount Vernon, OH that Rick is leading (Proclamation Church) recently started their "Essentials Classes". Today, Rob sits down with Rick and asks what they are and why they're important. You can find our show notes by clicking here . Or, all of our episodes can be found over at our website simpletheology.org . And, if you really love us, you can support the show here !