Family Style Theology

Family Style Theology

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Host, Cindy Koch explores theological topics through family conversation. Joined by her children, this show aims to explore essential questions in a way that is not only theologically satisfying but accessible to the whole family.


Easter and Beyond!
Apr 11 • 31 min
He is risen! He is risen indeed, alleluia! This is the celebration we have been waiting for. Christ has defeated death. He is the first one to be raised, but everyone who trusts in him will follow. Join Cindy and her kids to have a discussion about the…
Holy Saturday and Easter Vigil
Apr 10 • 28 min
Holy Saturday is the pause between the pain of God Friday and the joy of Easter morning. Discuss the early morning discoveries of Mary and the disciples with Cindy and her kids as we all await the announcement of Jesus’ resurrection!
Good Friday
Apr 8 • 32 min
Why is this called Good Friday? Take a moment to ponder the crucifixtion of Jesus on this dark, holy night. Cindy and her kids have a discussion about the sad reality of death we must experience in our world, in preparation for the celebration of the…
Maundy Thursday
Apr 8 • 32 min
On this Holy Thursday, join in the discussion about Jesus’ final meal with his disciples and the gifts he has prepared for them. Cindy and her kids continue to walk alongside the story of Jesus and his sacrifice for the sin of the world.
Palm Sunday
Apr 4 • 36 min
Explore the traditions of Palm Sunday with Cindy and her kids during our week of preparation before Easter! The Journey of Jesus begins today when he triumphantly rides into Jerusalem and it takes him straight to the cross. Have this conversation with…
Lent and Ash Wednesday
Apr 1 • 32 min
Join Cindy and her kids as they discuss the season of Lent! Beginning with Ash Wednesday, we will have a discussion about this time of repentance that comes before our great Easter celebration!
Free Christmas Present
Dec 25, 2019 • 6 min
Merry Christmas! The best present is a FREE gift. Have a conversation about the greatest gift given by God: sending his only son, Jesus Christ, to give us eternal life!
Water of Life
Dec 24, 2019 • 10 min
It’s almost Christmas! Take a moment to have a conversation about Jesus coming as the water of life. His gifts are essential for the thirsty ones, and totally free for you.
The Last Sun
Dec 23, 2019 • 9 min
Imagine a world without the sun… Discuss the symbol of light during today’s Advent Devotion. Jesus will advent with his people lighting up the new earth in Revelation 22:3-5, 16.
Eternal Tree
Dec 22, 2019 • 10 min
The tree of life is a sign of Jesus in Revelation 22:1-3. Opened to us by the grace of God through his son, we rejoice that we can now eat again from the tree of life!
Body of Christ
Dec 21, 2019 • 8 min
Join in the conversation about the Advent of Jesus with his people even today! We learn about the great gifts given by the body of Christ in 1 Corinthians 12:13-14 and 27.
The Cup
Dec 20, 2019 • 6 min
What is your favorite drink? Listen to the discussion in the Advent devotion about the drinking in of forgiveness of sin in Matthew 26:26-28. Jesus is truly present in his body and blood!
Christmas Butterfly
Dec 19, 2019 • 8 min
Have a conversation in this Advent Devotion about the hopeful expectation of new life! Cindy and her kids explore Jesus’ coming in Romans 6:3-5, being buried with Christ and also raised with him.
Jesus is With You, Always
Dec 18, 2019 • 7 min
Our Advent Devotion today is focused on the words of Jesus when he returns to comfort the disciples in Matthew 28:18-20. Have a conversation with your family about how Jesus comes to us even today and is with us always, through the waters of baptism.
Take Up Your Cross
Dec 17, 2019 • 8 min
Consider the symbol of the cross as we celebrate the coming of our Lord this Advent. Jesus arrived in a stable so that He could walk a path straight to the cross for you. Have a conversation about this sign from Matthew 16:24-27.
Shining Star
Dec 16, 2019 • 11 min
What is the symbol that point right to Jesus? A star! Have a conversation about Matthew 2:8-12 in this Advent Devotion about the revelation of Jesus Christ to the Magi, and to us!
Angels Praise
Dec 15, 2019 • 6 min
Join Cindy and her kids to discuss this Advent Devotion on Luke 2:13-14. God announced His great news by the words of angels and He still proclaims His good news about Jesus to us, as well.
Find the Baby
Dec 14, 2019 • 7 min
Imagine the greatest treasure hunt, finding the Savior of the world! Have a conversation in this Advent Devotion about the clues that God gives in Luke 2:10-12 to find His Son, Jesus.
Shepherds
Dec 13, 2019 • 7 min
Join in the conversation about the first people who hear about the coming of the Christ! What would you say if an angel appeared to you? Consider the shepherds in this Advent devotion on Luke 2:8-9.
O Little Town
Dec 12, 2019 • 9 min
Where do you look for a king? God sends the King of all creation to the little insignificant town of Bethlehem, in the City of David as recounted in Luke 2:4-7. Have a conversation in this Advent Devotion about the strange way our God chose to do His good…
The Sweetest Name
Dec 11, 2019 • 8 min
Today in our Advent Devotion we hear about God’s promise to Mary in Luke 1:26-33. Take a moment to have a conversation with Cindy and her kids about all the prophesies fulfilled by the coming of Jesus.
True Love
Dec 10, 2019 • 8 min
Explore the meaning of love, especially when it is from God! Discuss Psalm 89:1-4 in today’s Advent Devotion to hear how the gift of Jesus is God’s love for you.
City of David
Dec 9, 2019 • 8 min
It’s significant that Jesus is born in the City of David. We discuss the prophesy spoken about the coming Messiah in Isaiah 9:6-7 and why this is a sign of the Advent of our Lord!
Spirit
Dec 8, 2019 • 9 min
Join Cindy and her kids for today’s Advent Devotion in Isaiah 11:1-4. The Spirit focuses our attention on Jesus, the beloved Son of God.
Light in the Darkness
Dec 7, 2019 • 7 min
Are you ever afraid of the dark? In today’s Advent Devotion, we discuss the Light promised in Isaiah 9:2 which was fulfilled by the coming of Jesus in the Gospel of John.
What’s your name?
Dec 6, 2019 • 10 min
Have a conversation in our Advent Devotion about the name Immanuel, “God with us”. Matthew’s gospel of Jesus echoes the prophet Isaiah when he proclaims that Jesus is Immanuel in Isaiah 7:14. Listen in about why this name is so important to us!
The Ram
Dec 5, 2019 • 8 min
God provides a sacrifice for himself! In today’s Advent Devotion, Cindy and her kids discuss Genesis 22:8-18 and how the story of Abraham’s son, Isaac, shows us a sign of Christ’s substitutionary sacrifice for our sin.
Kids and Kings
Dec 4, 2019 • 7 min
Today in our Advent Devotion we wonder about Abraham and all his children in Genesis 17:4-6. Cindy and her kids discuss God’s promise about the most important King, Christ Jesus, who is to come.
A Rainbow Promise
Dec 3, 2019 • 9 min
Today Cindy and her kids discuss God’s promise of mercy shown by the sign of a rainbow in Genesis 9:16. In this Advent Devotion, we focus on God’s promise of mercy to us shown by His son Jesus Christ.
My Favorite Baby
Dec 2, 2019 • 7 min
Listen to a quick Advent Devotion about the long-awaited child to come in Genesis 3:15. Have the conversation that matters at home with your own children as we count down to Christmas!
Tree in the Garden
Dec 1, 2019 • 9 min
Join Cindy and her children for an Advent Devotion discussion about the tree of life in Genesis 2:8-9. This is the first sign that a Savior must come to set things right again!
Advent Devotion “Signs of Jesus”
Nov 2, 2019 • 31 min
The greatest treasure we could give to our children this Christmas is a meaningful preparation for the coming of Jesus Christ. Family Style Theology makes it easy and fun to count down the days until Christmas with a quick daily podcast devotion.…
Baptism Episode 6: Worthy of Eternal Life
Aug 30, 2019 • 30 min
Our discussion focuses on Baptism in this six-part series guided by Martin Luther’s Flood Prayer. In this episode we have a conversation about the new earth! We hear God’s promise to us, the baptized, in Revelation 21 and 22.
Baptism Episode 5: Safe and Secure
Aug 30, 2019 • 31 min
Our discussion focuses on Baptism in this six-part series guided by Martin Luther’s Flood Prayer. In this episode we talk about the gifts God gives His church, even in the midst of an unbelieving world. Baptism gives us a new identity and community.
Baptism Episode 4: For You
Aug 30, 2019 • 32 min
Our discussion focuses on Baptism in this six-part series guided by Martin Luther’s Flood Prayer. In this episode we discuss original sin and total depravity. We have a conversation about the first sin in Genesis 2-3, confession of sin found in Psalm 51,…
Baptism Episode 3: Washing Away Sin
Aug 30, 2019 • 31 min
Our discussion focuses on Baptism in this six-part series guided by Martin Luther’s Flood Prayer. In this episode we talk about the baptism of Jesus, His repentance for us, and God’s favor given to us in our baptism.
Baptism Episode 2: Salvation
Aug 30, 2019 • 29 min
Our discussion focuses on Baptism in this six-part series guided by Martin Luther’s Flood Prayer. In this episode we have a conversation about God’s people walking through the Red Sea to safety in the Bible Story found in Exodus 14. We learn to trust in…
Baptism Episode 1: Luther’s Flood Prayer
Aug 30, 2019 • 32 min
Our discussion focuses on Baptism in this six-part series guided by Martin Luther’s Flood Prayer. In this episode we take a closer look at the Bible story of the Flood in Genesis 6-9. Learn with us about God’s mercy to Noah and to us in our baptism.
Episode 6: Lion King
Apr 24, 2019 • 33 min
Join the conversation with Cindy Koch and her children in this six-part series involving select FAIRY TALES. On this episode we discuss the Lion King, recognizing sin and deceit in this world, but also finding hope for the happy ending promised to us in…
Episode 5: Jack and the Beanstalk
Apr 24, 2019 • 31 min
Join the conversation with Cindy Koch and her children in this six-part series involving select FAIRY TALES. On this episode we recall the story Jack and the Beanstalk, discussing God’s Kingdom and its perceived insignificance, also drawing connections…
Episode 4: Cinderella
Apr 24, 2019 • 31 min
Join the conversation with Cindy Koch and her children in this six-part series involving select FAIRY TALES. On this episode we talk about Cinderella, the difference between circumstance and identity, God’s gifts found in ordinary objects, and our longing…
Episode 3: The Little Mermaid
Apr 24, 2019 • 30 min
Join the conversation with Cindy Koch and her children in this six-part series involving select FAIRY TALES. On this episode we talk about The Little Mermaid and the connection between sacrifice, true love, and Christ’s blessed exchange with us. We were…
Episode 2: Pinocchio
Apr 24, 2019 • 30 min
Join the conversation with Cindy Koch and her children in this six-part series involving select FAIRY TALES. On this episode we recall the adventures of Pinocchio, while discussing total depravity, consequences for sin, and a gracious Savior. We were…
Episode 1: Snow White
Apr 24, 2019 • 29 min
Join the conversation with Cindy Koch and her children in this six-part series involving select FAIRY TALES. On this episode we remember the story of Snow White exploring themes of good versus evil and life after death. We were inspired by an essay by…
Daughter: Happily Ever… Now!
Jan 16, 2019 • 35 min
Family Style Theology encourages theological conversations with children of all ages. In this series, Daughter, teenage girls from ages 13-22 gather to discuss our greater story found in the Bible. Our conversation is about Revelation 21 and 22, comparing…
Daughter: Something’s Not Right
Jan 16, 2019 • 31 min
Family Style Theology encourages theological conversations with children of all ages. In this series, Daughter, teenage girls from ages 13-22 gather to discuss our greater story found in the Word of God. Together we contemplate the stories of prominent…
Daughter: Look in the Mirror?
Jan 16, 2019 • 32 min
Family Style Theology encourages theological conversations with children of all ages. In this series, Daughter, teenage girls from ages 13-22 gather to discuss our greater story found in the Bible. Based on the story of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, our…
Daughter: Unexpected Bride
Jan 16, 2019 • 32 min
Family Style Theology encourages theological conversations with children of all ages. In this series, Daughter, teenage girls from ages 13-22 gather to discuss our greater story found in the Word of God. Travelling through the poetic book of Proverbs in…
Daughter: A New Name
Jan 16, 2019 • 33 min
Family Style Theology encourages theological conversations with children of all ages. In this series, Daughter, teenage girls from ages 13-22 gather to discuss our greater story found in the Bible. Together we identify the terrible consequences of sin,…
Daughter: World of Doubt
Jan 16, 2019 • 31 min
Family Style Theology encourages theological conversations with children of all ages. In this series, Daughter, teenage girls from ages 13-22 gather to discuss our greater story found in the Bible. We reflect on the first man and woman’s fall into sin on…
Daughter: A Beautiful Creation
Jan 16, 2019 • 33 min
Family Style Theology encourages theological conversations with children of all ages. In this series, Daughter, teenage girls from ages 13-22 gather to discuss our greater story found in the Word of God. Today we focus on God’s purposeful creation of man…
Daughter: What is Your Story?
Jan 14, 2019 • 29 min
Family Style Theology encourages theological conversations with children of all ages. In this series, Daughter, teenage girls from ages 13-22 gather to discuss our greater story found in the Word of God. Together we talk about knowing the truth about…
Episode 6: First Promises
Sep 8, 2018 • 34 min
This is the best part of our great story! Cindy and her children focus on God’s First Promises both in Genesis 3:15 and 3:20-21. Here we all learn about a Savior that is coming, and has already come, to renew and forgive God’s people.
Episode 5: First Consequences
Sep 8, 2018 • 37 min
The story continues in Genesis 3 when Cindy and her children talk about God’s curses on His Creation: the First Consequences for Sin. Together they will discover how God’s good creation changed, not only for the first man and woman, but also for us today.
Episode 4: First Doubt
Sep 8, 2018 • 32 min
In this episode, Cindy and her children will unpack the tragic story found in Genesis 3, the fall into sin. Here we will meet the sneaky Serpent, discover his evil lies, and identify the First Doubt that afflicted God’s creation.
Episode 3: The First Man and Woman
Sep 8, 2018 • 37 min
The Bible tells the story of the First man and woman in Genesis 1 and 2. Cindy and her children will discuss the gifts God gave to both of his people in their special creation.
Episode 2: First Theories
Sep 8, 2018 • 34 min
Have you ever wondered how the earth began? Cindy and her children talk through some of the First Theories commonly taught such as the Big Bang theory, evolution, and comparing it to the reasonableness of a Creator.
Episode 1: First Creations
Sep 4, 2018 • 36 min
Kids and adults will hear the beginning of all things as recorded in the Bible from Genesis 1. In this episode, Cindy leads a discussion with her children about the very First Creations from God.
Family Style Theology Trailer
Jun 18, 2018 • 0 min
Host, Cindy Koch explores theological topics through family conversation. Joined by her children, this show aims to explore essential questions in a way that is not only theologically satisfying but accessible to the whole family.