Theology in the Raw - Preston Sprinkle

Theology in the Raw - Preston Sprinkle

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The Podcast of Preston Sprinkle
Predestination, Election and Chris Speaks About BELONG
Mar 20 • 48 min
Preston is in answering questions about Predestination and Election and the “Augustine Allergy” that can turn many people away from the book “Two Views On Homosexuality, The Bible, And The Church”. Also, Chris Sprinkle joins Preston in the basement to…
You die between your confession and your dunk…still saved!?
Mar 13 • 52 min
What does Preston think of the HCSB and CSB Bible translations? Is Baptism essential for salvation? What does Paul mean when he says in Philippians 2, “every knee shall bow and every tongue confess”? What do we do with the books that weren’t included in…
What’s Going on with Bethel Church?
Mar 6 • 45 min
Preston is back in answering your questions. Have you ever wondered about Bethel Church in Redding, Ca. What are the issues surrounding Bethel? Do they have unbiblical practices? Here is a link to the article from Christianity Today that Preston believes…
Kyle Strobel - The Celebrity Pastor Culture
Feb 27 • 33 min
Today Preston is talking to Kyle Strobel. Preston and Kyle are talking about his new book “The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus’ Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It”. They are also talking about the “celebrity…
“How Open Should I Be?” and Christian Non-Violence
Feb 20 • 36 min
How can Christians read the sermon on the mount and not hold to Jesus’ non-violent teaching? Why did Ezra refuse military protection and Nehemiah welcomed it? Is the egalitarian and complementarian view of women in the church a Gospel issue? A couple of…
Michael Wear - Lessons Learned in the Obama White House
Feb 13 • 24 min
Today Preston is in with Michael Wear who directed faith outreach for President Obama’s historic 2012 re-election campaign. Michael was also one of the youngest White House staffers in modern American history: he served in the White House faith-based…
Should I say the “Pledge of Allegiance”?
Feb 6 • 32 min
No interview today! Preston is taking sometime to answer a fistful of your questions. Have a question for Preston!? Send an email to chris@prestonsprinkle.com How do we know we are not like the Pharisees? How can we insure that we are not doing the same…
John Mark Comer - “An Orthodox Rob Bell”
Jan 30 • 37 min
Today Preston is in with John Mark Comer. He’s a writer, speaker and a teacher. He’s the pastor for teaching and vision at Bridgetown Church, right in the center of the city (by Powell’s Books if you’ve ever been to Portland). They’re talking about all…
Joey Svendsen - “A Mentally Ill, Obsessive Compulsive, Legalistic Youth Group Kid Turned Pastor”
Jan 27 • 26 min
Today Preston is talking with Joey Svendsen who is one of the voices on The Bad Christian Podcast. They’re talking about his new book FundaMENTAList: Stories of a Mentally Ill, Obsessive Compulsive, Legalistic Youth Group Kid Turned Pastor, the Bad…
Francis Chan - “I Should Have Ran for President!”
Jan 21 • 42 min
Preston is in with Francis Chan talking about what’s going on in his life and how he’s been doing church. Francis has been creating a group of house churches that has been looking to do things differently. They’re talking about the pros and cons of doing…
Beth Moore - “You Got To Stay in the Scriptures!”
Jan 16 • 46 min
Preston is interviewing Beth Moore today! He’s asking her all kinds of questions. When did she discover her calling? What has been her most transformative event? How does she handle criticism? And what would possibly compel her to jump off a roof and be…
Is Abortion Murder? - Does a Struggle with Porn Disqualify a Pastor?
Jan 11 • 35 min
Preston has some sweet guests coming - Joey Svendsen, Beth Moore and John Mark Comer. Does Preston approve of Reparative Therapy? An interim pastor is struggling with an addiction to porn. Is he still qualified to be a pastor? Is abortion murder? Murder…
Why Do We Study the Bible?
Jan 9 • 34 min
Why are so many women looking outside the Church (parachurch organizations, writers, authors, bloggers) rather than inside the church to be mentored and trained? Is this Church equipping women to use their talents and their gifts? Why do we study the…
Dr. Benj Foreman - Returning to Israel and The “Inspired Mistake”
Jan 4 • 36 min
Preston has his brother-in-law, Dr. Benj Foreman, on the podcast today. After seven months on sabbatical Benj is headed back to Israel. They’re talking about life in Israel, walking where Jesus walked and “Inspired Mistakes” in the Bible. If you have…
Jeremy Courtney - Preemptive Love Coalition - Aleppo, ISIS and The Syrian Crisis
Dec 30, 2016 • 55 min
Today Preston is talking with Jeremy Courtney, who is the President & Founder of Preemptive Love Coalition. Preemptive Love is a global movement of peacemakers changing the way we engage the world’s most polarizing conflicts by confronting fear with acts…
Theology with the Daughters
Dec 23, 2016 • 16 min
Today Preston is bringing in his two oldest daughters into the podcast. Preston is asking them all sorts of questions. Does God communicate with animals? What would they want a youth ministry to look like? What would they want a Church to look like? If…
Serving a Non-Violent Jesus and Our Troops
Dec 21, 2016 • 25 min
Matthew 3:7-12 - Is it just a heaven and hell analogy for the individual or the national judgement that came upon Israel in 70 A.D.? As a Christian who serves a non-violent Jesus, how do we maintain respect for veterans and soldiers who are committing…
What is the Purpose of Church?
Dec 16, 2016 • 33 min
What is the purpose of going to church? Have you ever felt like you don’t get anything out of Church? So why do we go to Church and how do we worship? Can you baptize two adult members who are living together, not married and have a baby? How should we…
I’m Saved…Am I Still A Wretched Sinner?
Dec 14, 2016 • 25 min
Should we observe and keeping the Sabbath? What is the Nature of Christians after we are saved? Are we still just wretched sinners or should we emphasize our transformed, redeemed nature?
Same Sex Relations - Is it Just a Difference of Opinion?
Dec 5, 2016 • 25 min
A listener has a friend who is attracted to the same sex but he is also a Christ follower who is committed to the authority of scripture. He once committed himself to celibacy but now, being in school, he is hearing many popular Christian teachers who…
Chrissy Sprinkle: Making it Through Seminary
Dec 2, 2016 • 23 min
It’s 7 a.m. in the Sprinkle household and Preston is talking with his wife, Chrissy, while in their “house coats”. Today their recalling some memories of dating through seminary. In efforts of being a strong spiritual leader, Preston actually had the…
Affirming or Non-Affirming - Is it a Primary Issue?
Nov 30, 2016 • 25 min
How do we have communion with Affirming Christians when it appears they may be leading a generation into sin? What should are relationship look like with Affirming Christians? Is this issue of Affirming or Non-Affirming a primary issue of the Christian…
Should Jesus Have Spent an Eternity in Hell?
Nov 28, 2016 • 25 min
How can Christ be the substitute or sacrifice for our sins when he didn’t take on the punishment of unbelievers? Shouldn’t Jesus have spent an eternity in hell? Many people believe that a sin against an infinite God demands an infinite punishment but does…