Theology in the Raw
By Preston Sprinkle
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In quick and dirty 20-25 minute episodes, Preston takes a fresh look at what the Bible really says, as he challenges opinions and traditions--yes, even his own. Homosexuality, sex, porn, drinking, immigration, racial tensions, violence, ISIS, Trump, guns, patriotism, you name it. If it's of interest, you can expect Preston to address it. Think of it as theology for the rest of us. If you have any questions you'd like him to address on the show, email them to email@example.com. Hate mail and tirades will be discarded or mocked.
||Clean#643 - Banning Liebscher of Bethel Church: Author, Revivalist, and Church Planter||The Podcast of Preston Sprinkle||4/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#642 - Pre-marriage Intimacy, Nonviolence and Israel, and Afterlife in the Old Testament||The Podcast of Preston Sprinkle||4/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#641 - Christ and the Eucharist, Falling Away and Salvation, and Challenging the Male and Female Binary||The Podcast of Preston Sprinkle||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#640 - Revoice Conference and Faith, Sexuality, and Gender with Dr. Nate Collins||The Podcast of Preston Sprinkle||3/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#639 - Christ or the Bible, Christians in Politics, and the Parkland Shooting||The Podcast of Preston Sprinkle||3/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#638 - Gender Expression, Church Membership & Discipline, and Salvation of the Mentally Disabled||The Podcast of Preston Sprinkle||3/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#637 - Theological Diversity in Church Leadership, Child Baptism, and Revisiting Annihilationism||The Podcast of Preston Sprinkle||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#636 - A. J. Swoboda - Taking Rest Very Seriously||Today AJ and Preston are talking about his new book "Subversive Sabbath". Why should we rest? Why was "honoring the Sabbath" part of the 10 Commandments? How do we take a rest in today's non-stop world?||2/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#635 - A Joint Catacomb in the Raw - Josh Stump and Jay Newman||Today on Theology in the Raw Preston is talking with Joshua Stump and Jay Newman for a joint Catacomb and TITR Podcast. Today they are talking all about church. Why do we go to church? What should church look like? What is Preston doing now that tries||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#634 - Chris Date Part 2 - Critique on Stand to Reason's Article "Hell Interrupted"||Today on the podcast Preston is talking with Chris Date again from the Rethinking Hell podcast. Preston and Chris are taking this episode to address arguments against the Conditionalist's view of hell raised by Stand to Reason's Greg Koukl and Tim Ba||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#633 - Christian Universalist and Church Leadership - How To Do Benevolence Well||Does being a Christian Universalist disqualify you from pastoral leadership? Does welcoming people with disabilities make the church too messy? How do we properly administer church discipline?||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#632 - Chris Date - Conditional Immortality, Terminal Punishment and Annihilation||Why call it Conditional Immortality rather than Annihilation? What biblical support is there for Conditionalism? When did Chris stop looking at the Bible and determine to base his theology of Hell on emotions? (tongue in cheek)||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#631 - Bruxy Cavey - Church Membership, Nonviolence and Hell||Preston is talking with Bruxy Cavey about nonviolence, church membership and different orthodox views of Hell.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#630 - What is Church? - Part 6 - Being Theologically Orthodox and Generous||Value 8 - Being Theologically Orthodox and Theologically Generous||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#629 - ReGeneration Project - Views on Hell||In this episode Jay and Isaac are interviewing Preston and discussing the various views on hell and Preston's personal journey from one particular view on hell to the uniquely different view he holds today.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#628 - Preston a Libertarian - Modern Israel - Polyamory||Today's questions are: Is Preston a libertarian? How did the early church act toward the LGBTQ Community? As Christians should we support modern day Israel? What is the next issue that Christians should be thinking about pertaining to gender an||1/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#627 - Celibate Christians - Trust the Bible - Obese Pastor||How can the Church support celibate Christians, gay or straight? Should women be in ministry? What does Paul say about it and is it a disputable manner? Why should we trust the Bible as an authoritative source of truth? Should we submit ourselv||1/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#626 - What is Church? - Part 5 - Integration and Diversity||In this series, Preston is looking at 8 different values that the church should work to keep forefront as they continue and grow. Value 6 - Integration and Diversity||12/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#625 - Sexual Attraction Fixed or Fluid? - Women in Leadership? - Book of Enoch||If Annihilation is true, than why does Hell exist? Is sexual attraction fixed or fluid? Is it different for men and women? Does the Bible trump the creeds? What is the Book of Enoch? Why isn't in the Canon? Should women be in church leadersh||12/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#624 - What is Church? - Part 4 - Participatory vs. Performance||In this series, Preston is looking at 8 different values that the church should work to keep forefront as they continue and grow. Value 5 - Participatory vs. Performance||12/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#623 - Wealth or Poverty? - Divorce and Same-Sex Marriage - Conquest in Exodus?||Should we seek to gain wealth or give it all away? Do I need a degree, or formal training, for Ministry? Should we submit to questionable leadership in our church? Did the conquest in Exodus actually happen?||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#622 - What is Church? - Part 3 - Reproducing vs. Church Growth - Being Relationally Driven||In this series, Preston is looking at 8 different values that the church should work to keep forefront as they continue and grow. Value 4 and 6 - Reproducing vs. Church Growth and Being Relationally Driven||12/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#621 - BJ Thompson - #MeToo - Social Media - Good Relationships||Today Preston is back in the basement with BJ Thompson. BJ Thompson works as a counselor and a life coach with Build a Better Us. Check them out at buildabetterus.com. Preston and BJ are talking about the #MeToo, abuse, social media in today's wor||11/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#620 - Lisa Fields - Jude 3 Project||Today Preston is talking to Lisa Fields. Lisa is the founder of the Jude 3 Project (jude3project.com). The primary mission of the Jude 3 Project is to help the Christian community know what they believe and why they believe it.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Preston is A Voice Worth Hearing
I'm glad this was finally made available in podcast form (been streaming from the website for a while now).
How to describe him and his work best? Here is a quite from his blog at Patheos that sums him up well:
"One of the best pieces of intellectual advice I received (from a student, actually) was that 'we should seek to understand before we critique.' Another person, this time a colleague, used to say that 'you need to get to a place where you are an inch away from believing something before you can truly understand it,' and he was talking about Islam. Pretty risky stuff, but I think they’re both right. A solid, honest, informed—indeed, Christian—way of evaluating a any interpretation or doctrine is to understand it before you critique it."
That describes Preston. He struggles for truth and understanding, no matter where it leads. And he's always gracious while he does it. He's Worth you're time.
WOW…What Does The Bible Really Say Podcast is flat out awesome. Good production quality. Easy to listen. Very impressed Preston. Keep bringing it.
You're Right, Christians Stop Imposing Biblical Teaching on Secular Society
Your tone is upbeat and maybe you'll sway other Christians to stop being so hateful towards LGBTI people in the public sphere. I'm not hopeful that will happen however as your message is at odds with the Evangelical tradition which asks Christians to "live their faith" in the public sphere. When I don't see a preacher recruiting on campus with homophobic language, I'll count that as progress.