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Theology in the Raw
Theology in the Raw
Theology in the Raw

Helping believers think Christianly about theological and cultural issues by engaging in curious conversations with a diverse range of thoughtful people.

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Understanding Deborah (Judges 4): Prophetess, Judge, and Military Leader: Dr. Sandy Richter

Dr. Sandra Richter (Ph.D. Harvard University) is the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College and has... more

22 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
What Do We Actually Know about Transition Regret and Detransitioning? Dr. Paul Eddy

Dr. Paul Eddy is professor of biblical and theological studies at Bethel University and is on the pastoral executive team... more

18 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Does the Church Have a Crisis of Biblical Illiteracy? Jen Wilkin

Jen Wilkin is an author and Bible teacher from Dallas, Texas. She has organized and led studies for women in... more

15 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Why the Canonical Context of the New Testament Matters: Dr. Miguel Echevarria

Dr. Miguel G. Echevarría (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern... more

11 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Early Christianity in Africa: Dr. Vince Bantu

Dr. Vince Bantu (B.A. Wheaton, M.Div. Gordon-Conwell, Th.M. Princeton Theological Seminary, M.A. and Ph.D. in Semitic and Egyptian Languages from... more

08 Jul 2024 · 58 minutes
Should Christians Be Patriotic? Shane Claiborne

Shane Claiborne is a best-selling author, renowned activist, sought-after speaker, and self-proclaimed “recovering sinner.” Shane writes and speaks around the... more

04 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Cancel Culture vs. Meaningful Conversations: Dr. Tim Muehlhoff

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff (Ph.D. in communication theory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is Professor of Communication... more

01 Jul 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
From Success to Burn Out in the Christian Worship Industrial Complex: Jesse Reeves

Jesse Reeves is a songwriter, musician, church planter, and father. As a songwriter, he has co-written several songs that are... more

27 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Bonus Q&A: New Perspective on Paul, How was Eve Deceived?, Voting, LGBTQ+ Child Dedication and more!

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription. In the... more

26 Jun 2024 · 23 minutes
Politics, Culture, and the Gospel: Ameen Hudson and Ruslan Karaoglanov

This is a recording of the live podcast conversation between Ruslan Karaoglanov and Ameen Hudson at the Exiles in Babylon... more

24 Jun 2024 · 56 minutes
Humility, Christian Leadership, and Slavery in the New Testament: Dr. Dennis Edwards

Dr. Dennis Edwards (PhD in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America) serves as the Vice President for Church... more

20 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Sexuality, Church, Celibate Partnerships, My Response to Chris Yuan and Rosaria Butterfield, and How I Handle Criticism: Laurie Krieg

Laurie Krieg is the president of Impossible Ministries, a coaching/consulting, teaching, and podcasting ministry with the mission to equip Jesus-followers... more

17 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Untangling CRT: Where Do We Go From Here? Dr. Ed Uszynski

Ed Uszynski (MA and MDiv from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School; PhD American Studies, Bowling Green State University) has been a... more

13 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
Raising Boys, Masculinity, Jordan Peterson, and Why Wrestling with Your Sons Keeps them Out of Prison: Dr. Anthony Bradley

In this podcast conversation, we talk about raising boys, biblical masculinity, Jordan Peterson, toxic masculinity vs. biblical masculinity, the so-called... more

10 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Evangelicalism's Fascination (Idolatry?) of Cultural and Political Power: Tim Alberta

Tim Alberta is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author, and staff writer for The Atlantic magazine. He formerly served as chief... more

06 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
What (actually) Is Liberation Theology? Dr. Jules Martinez

Dr. Jules Martinez-Olivieri is a theologian, practitioner, and author focusing on the intersection of social, pastoral, and systematic theology. Jules... more

03 Jun 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
How to Tell the Truth: Preston Perry

Preston Perry is a poet, performance artist, teacher, and apologist from Chicago. Preston’s writing and teaching has been featured on... more

30 May 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Bonus Q&A: What is heresy? Marriage without kids, Campus protests, Original sin, Why I'm not Catholic/Orthodox, and much more

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription. In the... more

29 May 2024 · 30 minutes
Christian Anarchism, Voting, the Deep State, the Sham of Democracy, and the Supremacy of the LA Dodgers: Jay Newman

Jay is the co-founder/owner of Newman Family BBQ, a top rated BBQ catering company in East Nashville, TN. Jay is... more

27 May 2024 · 1 hour, 50 minutes
A Raw Conversation with Josh Garrels

Josh Garrels is one of my favorite musicians of all time and my absolute top Christian artist. His songs are... more

23 May 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Israel-Palestine from the Perspective of a Gazan Theologian: Dr. Yousef Alkhouri

Dr. Yousef AlKhouri (Ph.D. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) is Christian Arab Palestinian theologian and activist. He was born in Gaza to... more

20 May 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Pastoring People Who Are Living on Different Ideological Planets: Austin Fischer

Austin Fischer is the Lead Pastor at Vista Community Church near Austin, TX and is the author of several books,... more

16 May 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Porn Epidemic and Christian Discipleship: Noah Filipiak

Noah Filipiak is church planter and pastor of Mosaic Church in Grand Rapids, MI and is the author of Beyond... more

13 May 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
A Response to Alisa Childers and Christopher Yuan

Alisa Childers recently had Dr. Christopher Yuan on her YouTube channel to discuss various problems they see in what they... more

09 May 2024 · 1 hour, 57 minutes
Transgender Health Care and the Scandals Revealed in the WPATH Files: Mia Hughes

Mia Hughes, a journalist for the think tank Environmental Progress, discusses the controversy surrounding pediatric medical transition and the collision... more

06 May 2024 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
What Does Theological Discipleship in the Church Look Like? Elizabeth Woodsen

Elizabeth Woodson, a Bible teacher and theologian, discusses her passion for Bible study, discipleship, and theological education in the local... more

02 May 2024 · 56 minutes
What Does Faithful Political Engagement Look Like? Dr. Michael F. Bird

Dr. Michael F. Bird is a biblical scholar and theologian who serves as the Deputy Principle and Lecturer in Theology... more

29 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
A Raw Debrief of the Exiles in Babylon Conference 2024: Ed Uszynski and Preston Sprinkle

Ed Uszynski sits down with Preston in his basement the day after the "Exiles in Babylon" conference to debrief. This... more

25 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Bonus Q&A: Lust, Same-Sex weddings, Academic Complementarianism, Patriotism, and more

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription. In the... more

24 Apr 2024 · 30 minutes
Why the Church Fails When It's on the Wrong Side of Power: Dr. David Fitch

Dr. David Fitch (Ph.D Northwestern University) is the Betty R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary and has... more

22 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
A Christian Libertarian's Perspective on U.S. Foreign Policy: Angela McArdle

Angela McArdle currently serves as Chair of the national Libertarian Party, serves as Co-Organizer for the Rage Against The War... more

18 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
What Was the First Century Church Actually Like?: Dr. Nijay Gupta

Dr. Nijay Gupta (DPhil, University of Durham) is a professor of New Testament at Northern Seminary and has written several... more

15 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Surviving Abuse: Jennifer Greenberg

As the author of Not Forsaken: A Story of Life After Abuse and the recently released Defiant Joy: Find the... more

11 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Orphanages vs. Family Care and the Problem of White Westerners Doing Ministry in Africa: Brent Phillips

Brent leads Cherish Uganda with his wife Leah. Cherish was formally an orphanage and now functions as a spiritual formation... more

08 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Interpreting the Samaritan Woman (John 4) Post-#ChurchToo: Dr. Caryn Reeder

Dr. Caryn Reeder (Ph.D. Cambridge) is professor of New Testament at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. Her research focuses on... more

04 Apr 2024 · 52 minutes
How We Consume the News Is a Discipleship Problem: Jason Woodruff

Jason Woodruff is the founder of The Pour Over, a Christian news organization with over half a million subscribers. The... more

01 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
American Christian Zionism, John Howard Yoder, Oliver O'Donovan, and Political Theology: Dr. Elizabeth Phillips

Dr. Elizabeth Phillips (Ph.D. Cambridge) is Director of Education and Engagement at the Woolf Institute, an interfaith institute in Cambridge,... more

28 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
My thoughts on the Rapture, Violence, "He Gets Us," Singleness, Women Preaching, Greg Boyd, Rosaria B, and many other things: Bonus Q & A

In this bonus Q & A episode, I respond to loads of questions sent in from my Patrons, including: What are... more

27 Mar 2024 · 32 minutes
Are Husbands the "Head" of Their Wives? The Meaning of Kephale, part 2: Preston Sprinkle

In this second episode on Kephale, I begin by looking at how Paul uses Kephale in Ephesians 1:22 and then... more

25 Mar 2024 · 2 hours, 25 minutes
Revisiting Sexualized, Vilified, and Marginalized Women of the Bible: Dr. Sandra Glahn

Sandra Glahn is a professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and the author most recently of Nobody's Mother. She's also the... more

21 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Are Husbands the "Head" of Their Wives? The Meaning of Kephale, part 1: Preston Sprinkle

I've been researching the meaning of the Greek word kephale ("head") for the last several months and I've been blogging about my... more

18 Mar 2024 · 2 hours, 56 minutes
Rethinking Orphanages and Orphan Care: Brandon Stiver

In this conversation, we talk all about Brandon's previous work in an Orphanage in Moshi, Tanzania, and how he came... more

18 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Early Christians Were More Messed up Than You Think: Dr. Nadya Williams

In this podcast conversation, we take a deep dive into the Greco-Roman world and look at things like Rome's transition... more

11 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Politics of Exile: A Raw Narrative

This unique episode covers the release of Preston's book 'Exiles, The Church and the Shadow of Empire', the journey of... more

07 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Exiles: The Church in the Shadow of Empire: Preston Sprinkle and Ed Uszynski

My book Exiles: The Church in the Shadow of Empire releases tomorrow! (3/5). In this podcast conversation, my good friend... more

04 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
The Digital Fast: Dr. Darren Whitehead

Originally from Australia, Dr. Darren Whitehead has lived in the United States for over 25 years.  He is the founder... more

29 Feb 2024 · 53 minutes
S2: Bonus Episode! Responding to Some Critiques: Preston Sprinkle

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription.  In this... more

28 Feb 2024 · 38 minutes
How Jesus Disrupts Politics as Usual: Josh Ryan Butler

In this conversation, Preston and Josh talk about his latest book (release date: March 5) The Party Crasher: How Jesus... more

26 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Embracing Grace in the Pro-Life Movement: Amy Ford

Amy Ford is the Founder and President of Embrace Grace, a nonprofit that equips churches to love and encourage women... more

22 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Artificial Intellegence, Sex Robots, Cloning Dead Loved Ones, and the End of the World: Christopher Lind

In this podcast conversation, we begin by wrestling with some innocent questions around AI but end up exploring some darker... more

19 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The Truth of Fiction and the Limits of My World: Dr. Greg Coles

Gregory Coles is the author of Single, Gay, Christian, No Longer Strangers, and the recently released dystopian-ish novel, The Limits... more

15 Feb 2024 · 59 minutes
Terrorism, ISIS, and Understanding the Israel-Hamas War: Dr. Austin Knuppe

Dr. Austin Knuppe has a Ph.D. in political science from The Ohio State University and currently serves asan assistant professor... more

12 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Same-Sex Attraction, Female Sexuality, and Parenting LGBTQ Kids: Ellen Radcliff

Ellen Radcliff, a therapist and the author of the forthcoming book: Love Covers Over: A Guide for Christian Parents Raising... more

08 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Sex, Violence, Profanity, and the Death of Christian Art: Josh Porter

Joshua S. Porter is pastor of teaching and creative vision at Van City Church in Vancouver, Washington. He is also... more

05 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
The Leadership Crisis in the Church: Dr. J.R. Woodward

JR Woodward, PhD (University of Manchester, UK) is a catalyst, author, and teacher. He is the national director of the... more

01 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
S2: Patreon Q&A Preview: January 2024

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription.  In the... more

31 Jan 2024 · 29 minutes
Jesus, the Flesh, and the War of Wants: Dr. A.J. Swoboda

Dr. A.J. Swoboda (Ph.D., Birmingham) is an associate professor of Bible and Theology at Bushnell University and lead mentor for... more

29 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
What Does Christian Political Engagement Look Like? Dr. Daniel Hill

Dr. Daniel Lee Hill (Ph.D. Wheaton) is an assistant professor of Christian Theology at George W. Truett Theological Seminary at... more

25 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Biblical Languages, Linguistics, and Husbands being the "Head" of their Wives (Eph 5:23): Dr. Kevin Grasso

Dr. Kevin Grasso (Ph.D. Hebrew University) lives in the Atlanta area and is the founder of Biblingo: an innovative and... more

22 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
How to Be an Inclusive and Biblical Church with LGBTQ/SSA People: Evan Wickham

Evan Wickham is a worship leader, songwriter, speaker, and lead pastor of Park Hill Church in San Diego, CA, which... more

18 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Practicing the Way of Jesus in Radical Community: John Mark Comer

For nearly two decades, John Mark pastored at Bridgetown Church in Portland, Oregon. After leading Bridgetown through five years of... more

15 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
When to Talk to Your Kids About Sex? Dr. Julia Sadusky

Dr. Julia Sadusky is a licensed clinical psychologist in Colorado. She is also an author, consultant, speaker, and adjunct professor.... more

11 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
National vs. Local Politics, Trump, Healthy Civic Engagement, and why "Woke" Is an Unhelpful Term: Chris Butler

Chris Butler is a pastor and "serial organizer" hailing from the Southside of Chicago where he lives with his wife,... more

08 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The War in Gaza: A Palestinian Pastor/Theologian's Perspective: Dr. Rev. Munther Isaac

Munther Isaac is a Palestinian Christian pastor and theologian. He pastors the Evangelical Lutheran Christmas Church in Bethlehem and the... more

04 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Looking Back on 2023 and Looking Forward to 2024: A Critical Evaluation of Theology in the Raw

Okay folks, it's 2024! Congratulations--you're still alive and it's 2024. I truly hope that Theology in the Raw has played... more

01 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
S2: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Theology in the Raw! We’re going to take a week off of podcasting and will pick it... more

25 Dec 2023 · 6 minutes
What Is a Christian Political Identity? Dr. Lee Camp

Lee has been teaching full time at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, since 1999. He has an M.A. and M.Div.... more

21 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
A Raw Conversation with a Legalistic Gay Christian: Colton Beach

Colton Beach is a Christ-follower who's also a gay New Yorker who grew up secretly struggling with same sex attraction’... more

18 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
A Christian Libertarian's View of Economics, War, Foreign Policy, and Immigration: Doug Stuart

In this conversation, we talk about a libertarian view of economics (etc. Austrian Economics), war, foreign policy, immigration, along with... more

14 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 27 minutes
Rethinking 1 Corinthians 11:2-16: Dr. Lucy Peppiatt

In this podcast conversation, Lucy walks us through her reading of 1 Cor. 11:2-16, where she argues that Paul is... more

11 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Resurrection and a Christian Theology of the Body: Dr. Beth Felker Jones

Dr. Beth Felker Jones holds the PhD from Duke University and teaches theology at Northern Seminary in Chicagoland, where she... more

07 Dec 2023 · 49 minutes
700 Million People Live Without Basic Access to Clean and Safe Drinking Water! Scott Harrison

After a decade of indulging his darkest vices as a nightclub promoter, Scott declared spiritual, moral, and emotional bankruptcy. He... more

04 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Politics, the Bible, Christian Nationalism, and Hauerwas vs. O'Donovan: Kaitlyn Schiess

Kaitlyn is a writer, author, and a doctoral student at Duke Divinity School studying political theology, ethics, and biblical interpretation.... more

30 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
S2: BONUS Q&A November 2023

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription.  In the... more

29 Nov 2023 · 29 minutes
Responding to Claims about Being a “Heretical Liar”

Jared is a pastor in Tennessee. On November 13th, Jared posted this comment on X:  According to Dr. Rosaria Butterfield, What... more

27 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 54 minutes
How is the Eastern Orthodox Church Different from Evangelical Protestantism? Dr. Eve Tibbs

Dr. Eve (Paraskevè) Tibbs is an Affiliate Professor of Theology at Fuller Theological Seminary, where she teaches Historical Theology, Systematic... more

23 Nov 2023 · 59 minutes
A Christian Perspective on Dating: Kait and J.J. Tomlin

Kait and J.J. are passionate about helping Christians navigate the dating world. Kait is a best-selling author, speaker, popular relationship... more

20 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Why the Evangelical Church Needs Global Theology: Dr. Stephen Pardue

Stephen T. Pardue (PhD, Wheaton College) directs the ThM/PhD in Theological Studies and Church History at the Asia Graduate School... more

16 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
A Deep-Dive into the Book of Romans: Dr. N.T. Wright

N.T. Wright has held a variety of both academic and chaplaincy posts at Oxford, Cambridge, and McGill University, Montreal. He... more

13 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
A Zionist Jewish Rabbi's Perspective on the War in Israel-Palestine: Rabbi Hanan Schlesinger

Hanan Schlesinger is an Orthodox rabbi and teacher, and a passionate Zionist settler who has been profoundly transformed by his... more

09 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Do Christians Have a Theological Obligation to Support the Modern State of Israel? Dr. Gary Burge

Dr. Burge received his Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen University (Scotland) and has taught at King College (Tennessee), Northpark... more

06 Nov 2023 · 1 hour,
An Israeli Christian's Perspective on the War in Israel-Palestine: Lisa Loden

Lisa Loden immigrated to Israel in 1974, and with her husband, founded Beit Asaph Messianic congregation in Netanya. Lisa was... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Talking Back to Purity Culture: Rachel Joy Welcher

Rachel Joy Welcher is a poet and author living in South Dakota with her husband, Pastor Evan Welcher, and their... more

30 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Is God Real? Lee Strobel

Lee Strobel is a former atheist and investigative journalist, who came to faith by trying to disprove the faith, which... more

26 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
S2: Church and Israel, Same-sex weddings, Halloween, Authority of Scripture, Justified lies, and other questions

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription.  In the... more

25 Oct 2023 · 28 minutes
A Palestinian Christian's Perspective on the Israeli-Palestinian War: Daniel Bannoura

Daniel was born in Jerusalem and grew up in a Christian family from the little town of Bethlehem in Palestine.... more

23 Oct 2023 · 2 hours, 8 minutes
How the Old Testament Humanizes Women: Dr. Katie McCoy

Dr. Katie McCoy serves as Director of Women’s Ministry at The Southern Baptist Convention, Texas. She holds a PhD in... more

19 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Army Officer Turned Conscientious Objector: Spencer Goldstein

Spencer is the former director of development for the Center on Conscience & War. He has recently separated from the... more

16 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The (Im)morality of Birth Control and Potential Problems with Adoption: Dr. Matthew Lee Anderson

Matthew Lee Anderson is an Assistant Research Professor of Ethics and Theology at Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion... more

12 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Worry Free Parenting: Sissy Goff

Sissy Goff, LPC-MHSP, has worked as the director of child and adolescent counseling at Daystar Counseling Ministries since 1993. Sissy... more

09 Oct 2023 · 52 minutes
A Raw Response to Andy Stanley and the Unconditional Conference

Andy Stanley is a pastor, speaker, author, and founder of North Point Ministries. He recently preached a sermon on how... more

06 Oct 2023 · 58 minutes
Paying Attention to the Literary Artistry of the Bible: Dr. Tim Mackie

Tim holds a Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible and Jewish Studies from the University of Madison-Wisconsin and is the co-founder and... more

05 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West: Dr. Andrew Wilson

Andrew is Teaching Pastor at King’s Church London, and has degrees in history and theology from Cambridge (MA) and King’s... more

02 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Is the Abortion Industry Systemically Racist? Treneé McGee

In November 2019, Treneé won a seat as Councilwoman of the 7th District of West Haven City Council, becoming the... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Bonus Q & A (Patreon Special): Masturbation, Annihilation, Cussing, LGBTQ, and How to Share the Gospel

Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription.  In the... more

27 Sep 2023 · 32 minutes
Theology and Narrative in John's Gospel and the Meaning of Jesus' "Son of Man" Statements: Dr. Ben Reynolds

Dr. Ben Reynolds has an MDiv and ThM from Gordon-Conwell Theological seminary and a Ph.D. in New Testament from Aberdeen... more

25 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Rethinking Church, Discipleship, and Why We Do the Things We Do: David Kinnaman

David Kinnaman is the author of the bestselling books Faith For Exiles, Good Faith, You Lost Me and unChristian. He... more

21 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Understanding Deconstruction: Dr. Sean McDowell

Sean McDowell (Ph.D.) is a professor at Biola University and Talbot School of Theology. He's also a speaker, YouTuber, and... more

18 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Women in Ministry, 1 Corinthians 11, Ephesians 5, and the Meaning of "Head" (kephale): Andrew Bartlett

Andrew Bartlett is a lawyer, judge, and international arbitrator. He has a degree in theology from University of Gloucestershire. He... more

14 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
The Role of Our Bodies in Worship: Dr. W. David O. Taylor

Dr. W. David O. Taylor joined the Fuller faculty in 2014. Prior to his appointment at Fuller, Dr. Taylor served... more

11 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Understanding the Hebraic Thought World of the Bible and How the Old Testament Challenges Classism: Dr. Dru Johnson

Dr. Dru Johnson (Ph.D. St. Andrews University) is visiting associate professor at Hope College in Holland, MI (was a professor... more

07 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Parenting LGBTQ Kids: Bill Henson

Bill Henson founded Posture Shift Ministries, Inc. in 2006. Posture Shift is a credentialed missional training curriculum on LGBT+ inclusion... more

04 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Learning from the Race Conversations in 2020: Dr. Efrem Smith

Pastor Efrem Smith is an internationally recognized leader who uses motivational speaking and preaching to equip people for a life... more

31 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Addicted to Grace: Max Lucado

Max Lucado is a pastor, speaker, and author of more than 40 books that have sold over 140 million copies.... more

28 Aug 2023 · 55 minutes
Purity Culture, Female Sexuality, Shame, Body Positivity, Lust, Modesty, and a Theology of Menopause: Dr. Carol Tanksley

Dr. Carol Tanksley practiced medicine as an OB-Gyn physician and Reproductive Endocrinologist for over 29 years. While continuing to practice... more

24 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
S2: Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, Rick Warren, Female Leaders in the Early Church, and much more: Q & A with Preston Sprinkle

00:00 Introduction 0:48  What’s the best definition you have for blasphemy of the Holy Spirit?  4:26  What was the Most compelling part... more

23 Aug 2023 · 27 minutes
Leading a Church When People No Longer Trust Leaders: Léonce Crump

Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr. is an author, international speaker, and co-founder—along with his wife Breanna—of Renovation Church in Atlanta.... more

21 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Sexual Ethics and Christ's Upside Down Kingdom: Dr. Branson Parler

Dr. Branson Parler (Ph.D., Calvin Theological Seminary) is Director of Theological Education and Professor of Theology at The Foundryin Grand... more

17 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
A Raw Conversation with Katie McCoy, John Hammett, and Dr. Marc Cortez

Dr. John Hammett is the John L. Dagg Senior Professor of Systematic Theology at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where he... more

14 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
The Brain, the Body, and Dealing with Trauma: Dr. Lee Warren

Dr. W. Lee Warren, M.D. is a brain surgeon, inventor, Iraq War veteran, and author of several books including his... more

10 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Women Pastors and Saddleback Getting Kicked out of the SBC: Dr. Rick Warren

Dr. Rick Warren is a pastor, author, speaker, and the executive director of "Finishing the Task"--a global network that exists... more

07 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Will AI Kill Us All or Help Us Write Better Sermons? Dr. Joshua K. Smith

Josh smith is a pastor, author, and scholar who specializes in a theology of robotics and technology. He holds a... more

03 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Ruslan Interviews Preston about the LGBTQ Conversation

This is an episode hosted and produced by the Ruslan's Bless God Podcast Original Aired Date: 7/16/23 Almost a decade... more

31 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
Why Secularism is Good for Christianity: Dr. Michael F Bird

Dr. Michael Fn. Bird is deputy principal and Lecturer in Theology at Ridley College in Melbourne, Australia, and has authored... more

27 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
S2: BONUS Q&A: Patreon Special (July 2023)

Patreon Monthly Q&A Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium... more

26 Jul 2023 · 25 minutes
Christianity, New Atheism, and the Rise of Public Intellectuals Exploring Christianity: Justin Brierley

Justin Brierley is a freelance writer, speaker and broadcaster known for creating dialogues between Christians and non-Christians. Justin is passionate... more

24 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
A Raw Conversation with Christian Rapper nobigdyl.

nobigdyl. (born Dylan Philips) is an artist from Middle Tennesee and part of the "indie tribe" collective. Personally, he's one... more

20 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
A Raw Conversation with the Master Yoda of the Faith and LGBTQ Conversation: Dr. Mark Yarhouse

Dr. Mark A. Yarhouse, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist who specializes in conflicts tied to religious identity and sexual and... more

17 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Does the Bible Support Same-Sex Marriage, Part 2: Preston Sprinkle

Does the Bible Support Same Sex Marriage, part 2, continues our discussion from the last episode. In this episode, I... more

13 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Does the Bible Support Same-Sex Marriage, Part 1: Preston Sprinkle

I recently wrote a book titled Does the Bible Support Same-Sex Marriage? 21 Conversations From a Historically Christian Perspective, which... more

10 Jul 2023 · 59 minutes
What If the CHURCH Was the Solution to Gun Violence in Chicago?: Michael Allen

Michael Allen is Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Together Chicago—an organization that exists to be a catalyst for lasting change by... more

06 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
A Native American's Perspecitve on the 4th of July: Terry Wildman

Terry M. Wildman (Ojibwe and Yaqui) is the lead translator, general editor, and project manager of the First Nations Version... more

03 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
The Future of the Church from a Micro-Church Perspective: Kevin Kim

Kevin Kim is the executive director of Crazy Love Ministries and the CEO of Basil Technologies, a faith-based technology nonprofit.... more

29 Jun 2023 · 28 minutes
Transitioning, Detransitioning, and the Gospel: Kyla Gillespie

Kyla is a former pro hockey player, who experiences same-sex attraction, lived as a man for several years and then... more

26 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Non-Toxic Masculinity and Responding to Purity Culture: Zach Wagner

Zach Wagner is a writer, researcher, ordained minister, and is currently pursuing a DPhil (PhD) in New Testament studies at... more

22 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
S2: BONUS Q&A: Patreon Special (June 2023)

Patreon Monthly Q&A Welcome to a sneak peek of the Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium... more

21 Jun 2023 · 21 minutes
A Raw Conversation with My New Transgender Friend: Julia Malott

Julia is a transgender woman from Toronto, Ontario, who's determined to bridge the divide that’s forming on transgender matters. In... more

19 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 37 minutes
Pride Flags and The Chosen: Dallas Jenkins

Dallas Jenkins is an American film and television director, writer and film producer. He is best known as the creator,... more

15 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
A Case for Intergenerational Ministry: Dr. Holly Allen

Dr. Holly Catterton Allen retired in 2022 from her position as Professor of Christian Ministries and Family Science at Lipscomb... more

12 Jun 2023 · 58 minutes
What Living in an Honor/Shame Culture Taught Me About the Gospel: Dr. Brad Vaughn

Brad Vaughn is a theologian in residence with Global Training Network and marketing manager for William Carey Publishing. He lived... more

08 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Surviving Abuse and Helping Lead the Persecuted Church: Naghmeh Panahi

Naghmeh has one of the most incredible stories I’ve ever heard. Raised in a Muslim family, converted to Christ through... more

05 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Deconstructing the White Savior Mentality: Craig Greenfield

Craig Greenfield is the founder of Alongsiders International, a grassroots youth discipleship movement that has now spread to more than... more

01 Jun 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Abuse of Power in the Church: Tiffany Bluhm

Tiffany Bluhm is the author of Prey Tell: Why We Silence Women who Tell the Truth and How Everyone Can... more

29 May 2023 · 50 minutes
The Global Politics of Jesus: Dr. Nilay Saiya

Dr. Nilay Saiya is associate professor of public policy and global affairs at Nanyang Technological University. He holds research interests... more

25 May 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
S2: BONUS Q & A: Divorce, church security, androgynous Adam, Revoice, and more

0:00 Introduction 1:22 What was your perspective on the divorce conversation with Constantine? Did anything he said push you to... more

24 May 2023 · 24 minutes
What Does It Mean to Be God's Image? Dr. Carmen Imes

Dr. Carmen Imes earned her Ph.D. in Old Testament from Wheaton College and currently serves as an Associate Professor of... more

22 May 2023 · 54 minutes
The Early Church on Military Service and Killing: Dr. George Kalantzis

George was born and raised by the shadow of the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, and moved to the United States... more

18 May 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Building a Resiliant Life: Rebekah Lyons

Rebekah Lyons is an author, speaker, mother of four, co-host of the Rythmns of Life podcast and co-founder of THINQ,... more

15 May 2023 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Engaging a Mysterious God through Dissident Prayer: Addison Bevere

Addison Bevere is the COO of Messenger International, a ministry founded by John and Lisa Bevere in 1990 that exists... more

11 May 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
How to Read (and Understand) the Book of Revelation: Dr. Michael J. Gorman

Dr. Gorman has held the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology since 2012. He has taught at... more

08 May 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
What Does the Bible Say about Divorce and Remarriage? Dr. Constantine Campbell

Dr. Constantine Campbell is Professor and Associate Research Director at the Sydney College of Divinity, and previously served as Professor... more

04 May 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Dinosaurs, the Bible, and the Age of the Earth: Dr. Jordan Mallon

Dr. Mallon is the head of Palaeobiology and Research Scientist at Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Canada. He specializes... more

01 May 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Another Look at Christians and Marijuana

Ryan is a Canadian Police Officer trained in advanced alcohol and drug impairment recognition which includes being a certified Drug... more

27 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
S2: BONUS Q & A: Pronoun Debate, Focus on the Family, Modesty Conversations, and More

00:00 Introduction 1:31 Your thoughts on Rosaria Butterfield's recent post: https://www.reformation21.org/blog/why-i-no-longer-use-transgender-pronouns-and-why-you-shouldnt-either 16:35 Thoughts on Dr. James Dobson, and Focus on the Family?... more

26 Apr 2023 · 31 minutes
A Raw Conversation about Faith, Sexuality, and Kindness: Drew Harper

Drew is the co-author (with his Dad, Brad) of the book Space at the Table: Conversations Between an Evangelical Theologian... more

24 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Do Evangelicals Know How to Engage Controversial Topics? Dr. Shaunti Feldhahn

Shaunti received her graduate degree from Harvard University and was an analyst on Wall Street before unexpectedly becoming a social... more

20 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Black Dignity vs. Antiracism: Dr. Vincent Lloyd

Dr. Vincent Lloyd is Associate Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and the Director for the Center for Political Theology... more

17 Apr 2023 · 57 minutes
Teaching the Bible to Millions of People through the Bible Recap: Tara-Leigh Cobble

Tara-Leigh is a speaker, writer, and podcaster, whose “Bible Recap” podcast is one the most downloaded Christian podcasts in the... more

13 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
From Complementarian to Egalitarian: A Conversation about Women in Leadership with Dr. Nijay Gupta

Dr. Gupta teaches New Testament courses at Northern and works closely with the Master of Arts in New Testament and... more

10 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
A Raw Conversation about Modesty and Purity Culture: Sheila Gregoire and Rebecca Lindenbach

Sheila Wray Gregoire is the founder of Bare Marriage (baremarriage.com) and the author/co-author of several books, including the great breaking... more

06 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
A Raw Conversation with Chris and Preston Sprinkle

Chris is the VP of Operations for The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender and the COO of Theology in... more

03 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
LIVE from Exiles in Babylon: A Conversation with Patrick Miller

This is a live TITR podcast that Patrick and I recorded at this year's "Exiles in Babylon" conference. Patrick Miller... more

30 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
S2: Third Bonus Q&A for Patreon

If you've enjoyed this content, please subscribe to my channel!  Support Theology in the Raw through Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theologyintheraw 00:00 Introduction  3:00 What areas... more

29 Mar 2023 · 23 minutes
A Raw Conversation about Sex and Theology with Josh Ryan Butler, Dr. Sandy Richter, and Brenna Blain

Today's episode is a very raw conversation about Sex and Theology with Josh Ryan Butler, Dr. Sandy Richter, and Brenna... more

27 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
A Christian Response to Asylum Seekers: Munatsi Manyande

Munatsi is the Executive Director for the Dash Network--a Christian organiziation that exists to glorify God by providing care to... more

23 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Artemis, Ephesus, and the Background to 1 Timothy 2: Dr. Sandra Glahn

Dr. Glahn is a professor of Media Arts and Worship at Dallas Theological Seminary and holds a Th.M. from DTS... more

20 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
Finding Intimacy and Community As a Celibate Gay Christian: Art Pereira

Art is the Director of Community Care for Revoice--an organization whose mission is to support and encourage gay, lesbian, bisexual,... more

16 Mar 2023 · 57 minutes
A Complimentarian Interpretaiton of 1 Tim 2:8-15: Dr. Bill Mounce

Bill is the founder and President of BiblicalTraining.org, serves on the Committee for Bible Translation (which is responsible for the... more

13 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
God's Multiethnic Temple: Dr. Joel Muddamalle

Joel and I discuss the topic of his Ph.D. dissertation, which examines the multiethnic nature of "household" imagery, especially Ephesians... more

09 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
UFO's, Aliens, and Paranormal Experiences: Dr. Matthew Halsted

Matthew Halsted (PhD, London School of Theology) teaches at Eternity Bible College. He is the author of Paul and the... more

06 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
Celebrating Our Creaturly Limitations: Dr. Kelly Kapic

Kelly M. Kapic (PhD, King's College, University of London) is a professor of theological studies at Covenant College in Lookout... more

02 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
The Asbury Revival: A View from the Inside with Elijah Drake

Elijah Drake is a third year student at Asbury Theological Seminary and has been part of the Asbury revival from... more

27 Feb 2023 · 1 hour,
Is Christian Journalism Exposing Scandals or Becoming Failure Porn? Patrick Miller

In this episode, Patrick and I discuss the question in the title. Reporting on scandals and abuse and the misuse... more

23 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
S2: Second Bonus Q & A of 2023

Welcome to a sneak peek of the first Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription.... more

22 Feb 2023 · 21 minutes
Christianity, Climate Change, and Environmental Care: Dr. Ben Lowe

Ben and I talk about a Christian theology of Creation Care, the nature of the new creation, how to interpret... more

20 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Salvation by Allegiacne Alone: Dr. Matthew Bates

Matthew W. Bates (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) argues that the Greek word pistis often translated as “faith” is better... more

16 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
German Christian Nationalism and the American Church: Dr. Ryan Tafilowski

Dr. Ryan Tafilowski is an expert in the rise of the Nazi party in Germany 100 years ago and the... more

13 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Does the Old Testament Dehumanize Women? Dr. Sandy Richter (Exiles 22 Talk + Q & A)

Dr. Sandy Richter is currently the The Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont college and the author... more

09 Feb 2023 · 57 minutes
Resident Aliens: Dr. Stanley Hauerwas

Stanley Hauerwas is Gilbert T. Rowe Professor Emeritus of Divinity and Law at Duke Divinity School. He has a B.A.... more

06 Feb 2023 · 42 minutes
Eternity Bible College, Christian Education, and Theological Discipleship: Ernesto Duke

Ernesto was a former student of mine when I was a prof at Eternity Bible College. He’s since gone on... more

02 Feb 2023 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
The Last 10 Years of the Church and the LGBTQ Conversation: Sam Allberry

Sam Allberry is a pastor, apologist, author, and speaker. He is the author of a number of books, including Is... more

30 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Should Christians Smoke Pot? Dr. Todd Miles

Todd is a professor of theology and the director of the master of theology program at Western Seminary in Portland,... more

26 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Abuse, Suicidality, Same-Sex Sexuality, and the Love of Christ: Brenna Blain

When looking at Brenna Blain you might not guess that she works in ministry, with a body adorned in tattoos... more

23 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Neither Complementarian Nor Egalitarian: Dr. Michelle Lee-Barnewell

Michelle has a BA from Harvard, 3 master’s degrees, and a Ph.D. from Notre Dame university. In other words, she’s... more

19 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
S2: First Bonus Q & A of 2023

Welcome to a sneak peek of the first Bonus Q&A episode, part of the Theology in the Raw premium subscription.... more

18 Jan 2023 · 21 minutes
Sexual and Gender Identities: Andrew Bunt

Andrew is part of King’s Church Hastings and Bexhill. He is Emerging Generations Director at Living Out and a training... more

16 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Women in Leadership, part 2: 1 Timothy 2

In this second installment of my current research on women in leadership, I focus on what I’ve learned from researching... more

12 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 55 minutes
Misreading Scripture and Phoebe the Letter Carrier (and Interpreter?): Dr. E. Randy Richards

Randy is a world renowned expert on several theological and historical subjects related to the New Testament. In this conversation,... more

09 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Are We Being Discipled By Our Phones? Jay Kim

Short answer–absolutely we are. But not in a good way. From addiction to tech, to feeding the outrage machine, to... more

05 Jan 2023 · 57 minutes
Good Sex, Bad Sex, and Marriage: Dr. Juli Slattery

Dr. Juli Slattery is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker and the president/co-founder of Authentic Intimacy. Juli earned her college degree... more

02 Jan 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
S2: Looking Back to 2022 and Forward to 2023!

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01 Jan 2023 · 55 minutes
S2: Putting Politics Back into Christmas

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24 Dec 2022 · 9 minutes
The Gospel and Empire: Dr. Warren Carter

Dr. Warren Carter is the LaDonna Kramer Meinders Professor of New Testament at Phillips Seminary in Tulsa OK. From 2007-2019,... more

22 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
The Gospel is Political: Dr. Patrick Schreiner

The gospel is political, but not partisan. The church is a profoundly political community. When we claim Jesus as Lord,... more

19 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
When Helping Hurts: Dr. Brian Fikkert

Dr. Brian Fikkert is a Professor of Economics and Community Development and the Founder and President of the Chalmers Center... more

15 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
A Christian Response to Immigration: Karen González

Karen González is a writer, speaker, and immigrant advocate who emigrated from Guatemala as a child. She attended Fuller Theological... more

12 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Dispensationalism, LGBTQ, Priscilla and Hebrews, Revoice, Christmas Trees, Head Coverings, and More: Q & A with Preston

My Patreon supports send in a pile of solid questions, some of which I address on this Q & A... more

08 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
Racial Reconciliation as Christian Discipleship: Michelle Sanchez

Michelle T. Sanchez has an MDiv and ThM from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and spiritual direction training at Boston College and... more

05 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
You Are Not Your Own: Dr. O. Alan Noble

Dr. O. Alan Noble is Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, editor-in-chief of Christ and Pop Culture, and... more

01 Dec 2022 · 1 hour,
How Social Media and Screens Have Hijacked Our Hearts and Minds: Doug Smith

Doug Smith is a passionate voice in the epic battle against screen addictions, especially through his award-winning book (and audiobook),... more

28 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
Women in Church Leadership, pt. 1: An Update from My Journey

If you would like to support Theology in the Raw, please visit patreon.com/theologyintheraw for more information!  Learn more about your ad... more

24 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 36 minutes
A Palestinian Christian’s Perspecrtive on the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: Alex Awad

Alex co-founded Bethlehem Bible College in Bethlehem (yes, that one) and served as a professor and dean of students for... more

21 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
#1026 - Death to Deconstruction: Reclaiming Faithfulness as an Act of Rebellion: Josh Porter

Josh is the lead pastor of Van City Church in Vancouver, WA. He’s also the lead singer of the punk... more

18 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
#1025 - Q & A Podcast: Penal substitution, emotions and hell, old people having sex, and Mike Winger’s women in ministry series

Preston is back from sabbatical and fields a ton of questions from his Patreon supporters. All the ones listed in... more

14 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
#1024 - Living As an Exile in Babylon: Jon Tyson

Jon Tyson is a Pastor and Church Planter in New York City. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, Jon moved to the... more

10 Nov 2022 · 51 minutes
#1023 - Toward an Ecclesiology of Podcasting: Mike Erre

Mike began vocational ministry in 1999 as a student ministries and college pastor at Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif and... more

07 Nov 2022 · 1 hour,
#1022 - Rethinking Church through Micro-Churches as Missional Communities: Lucas Pulley

Lucas Pulley is an executive director of the Tampa Underground Network, a network of around 100 micro-churches in the Tampa... more

03 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#1021 - My 15 Year Old Daughter Peppers Me with Lots of Hard Questions about the Bible and Christianity: Josie Sprinkle

Okay, so this is a different sort of podcast episode. Here’s the backstory. My third daughter, Josie, is an Enneagram... more

31 Oct 2022 · 43 minutes
#1020 - Marriage, Sexuality, and the Christian Worldview: Lou Phillips

Lou Phillips is the Director of Church Relations for The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender. Before working for The... more

27 Oct 2022 · 49 minutes
#1019 - GenZ, Youth Groups, Starters vs. Maintainers, Chris’ Bucket List, and Preston’s Inner Rage Monster: Chris and Preston Sprinkle

Chris joins me in the basement to banter around about all the stuff–and more–listed in the title of this podcast.... more

24 Oct 2022 · 57 minutes
#1018 - An Egalitarian View of Women in Ministry in Light of the Greco-Roman Context: Dr. Lynn Cohick

Lynn is one of my favorite New Testament scholars! She serves as Provost and Dean of Academic Affairs of Northern... more

20 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
#1017 - Deconstruction, Progressive Christianity, and Church Planting among the Disenfranchised: Tony Scarcello

Tony is a pastor, church planter, author of a killer book on deconstruction called Regenerate, but most of all, Tony... more

17 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
#1016 - Rethinking Church-Based Theological Education: Drs. Branson Parler and Jeff Fisher

Branson and Jeff have been involved in theological education for several years and recently launched an innovative church-based organization for... more

13 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
#1015 - Truth Over Tribe: Patrick Miller and Keith Simon

Patrick and Keith just released their book Truth Over Tribe: Pledging Allegiance to a Lamb, not a Donkey or an... more

10 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
#1014 - How Reliable Are Our New Testament Manuscripts? Dr. Daniel Wallace

Dr. Dan Wallace is a world renowned expert of New Testament Greek and the author of the highly acclaimed textbook:... more

06 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
#1013 - Women, the Gender of God, and the Warning Passages in Hebrews: Dr. Amy Peeler

Amy Peeler is a rock star New Testament scholar with a Ph.D from Princeton and who’s been teaching at Wheaton... more

03 Oct 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#1012 - Paul, Gender, and the Women in Leadership Debate: Dr. Cynthia Long Westfall

Dr. Cynthia Long Westfall is Associate Professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College and is the author of the... more

29 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
#1010 - How to Deal with How You Feel: Dr. James Merritt

Dr. James Merritt (Ph.D. Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is a pastor, writer, and speaker. He’s the founding and lead pastor... more

22 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#1009 - The Theory of Racelessness: Dr. Sheena Mason

The Theory of Racelessness argues that Race does not exist in nature. Race does not exist as a social construction.... more

19 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
SPECIAL BONUS: The Pour Over Podcast

Hey, friends. Today we're going to do something special. What you're about to hear is an episode from a podcast... more

17 Sep 2022 · 8 minutes
#1008 - A Raw Conversation with America’s Pastor: Max Lucado

A 2004 Christianity Today article dubbed Max Lucado as “America’s Pastor.” Max has been a pastor for over four decades... more

15 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
#1007 - Should Non-Pastors and Teachers Learn Greek and Hebrew? Ryan Martin and Courtney Trotter

Ryan is a teacher, theologian, and the founder of Kairos Classroom. He received his MDiv from Beeson Divinity School and... more

12 Sep 2022 · 57 minutes
#1006 - Micro Churches and the Tampa Underground: Jeremy Stephens

Jeremy Stephens is one of the founding leaders of Tampa Underground, a gospel-centered ecclesiological network that’s home to over 100... more

08 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 16 minutes
#1005 - Transwomen in Sports, Parenting Adult Children, Head Pastors vs. Plurality of Elders, and More: Q & A podcast with Preston Sprinkle

My patreon supporters sent in a ton of questions for me to address on the podcast. I responded to ½... more

05 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
#1004 - The Coddling of the American Mind: Greg Lukianoff

Greg Lukianoff is the co-author (with Dr. Jonathan Haidt) of what I think is one of the top 5 most... more

01 Sep 2022 · 54 minutes
#1003 - Gender Ideologies, Feminism, and the Catholic Church: Dr. Abigail Favale

Abigail has a fascinating story! Conservartive evangelical turned Christian feminist, turned third wave post-modern (practailly agnostic) feminist, turned catholic wife... more

29 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
#1002 - What Actually Is “Identity?” Dr. Ryan Peterson

Ryan has a Ph.D. in Theology from Wheaton College and is Associate Professor of Theology at Talbot School of Theology... more

25 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
#1001 - The Blood and the Bread: Francis Chan

At last year’s “Exiles in Babylon” conference, Francis Chan kicked it off with a bang! He opened up the whole... more

22 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 22 minutes
#1000 - On Going Home: My 1,000th Podcast Episode with Beth Moore

What’s there to say? It’s Beth Moore, folks. The Queen of Evangelicalism. Let’s close in prayer… –––––– PROMOS Save 10% on courses with... more

18 Aug 2022 · 56 minutes
#999 - Is GenZ Bored with Church? Dr. Kara Powell

Dr. Kara E. Powell is Chief of Leadership Formation, Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute, and Professor of Youth... more

15 Aug 2022 · 46 minutes
#998 - Contemporary Christian Worship: Is it Biblical or just Contemporary? Aaron Keyes

Aaron Keyes is a singer/songwriter, pastor, speaker, and has not only been a worship leader for over 20 years, but... more

11 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#997 - Singleness, the “Gift of Celibacy,” and Healthy Complementarianism: Dr. Dani Treweek

What does it mean to have the gift of celibacy (or singleness)? Does it mean that you don’t desire sex... more

08 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#996 - The Perfect Church, Fate of Judas, Intermediate State, Christian Music, and More: Q & A with Preston Sprinkle

My patreon supporters sent in tons of questions, some which I address on this podcast. Some questions include: What would... more

04 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
#995 - Women Prophets, Teachers, and Preachers, but not Elders: Dr. Gerry Breshears

Gerry holds to a view of women in leaders that’s sometimes considered “soft complementarian.” He believes women can serve in... more

01 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
#994 - A Transwoman (Seda) Interviews Preston about His Views on Trans Identities

Writing a book on transgender idendities as a non-trans person is a bit bold, some might say audacious. This is... more

28 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
#993 - Why Romans 7 is NOT Talking about Christians: Dr. Joey Dodson

Dr. Joseph (Joey) Dodson is the Craig L. Blomberg Endowed Chair of New Testament at Denver Seminary. He completed his... more

25 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
#992 - Is Ethnic Reconciliation Part of the Gospel? Preston Sprinkle

Is ethnic reconciliation an essential part of the gospel, or is it an optional add on? In this solo episode,... more

21 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Disability, the Church, and the Gospel: Eric Targe

Eric Targe gives leadership and oversight to the College (Crossroads) and Disability (139) Ministries at Moody Church in Chicago. He... more

18 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
When Leaders Fall…and Are Restored: Evan Wickham and Scott Curran

Evan Wickham is the co-founder and lead pastor of Park Hill Church in San Diego. Scott Curran is an administrative... more

15 Jul 2022 · 1 hour,
Rethinking Orphanages: Brandon Stiver

Are orphanages helping orphans? Most Christians would say: obviously yes. But Brandon, who’s been working in orphan care for over... more

11 Jul 2022 · 1 hour, 21 minutes
Abortion, Roe v. Wade, Raising Girls, Gay Identity, and the LXX: Q & A with Preston

It’s that time again, folks! My Patreon supporters sent in a plethora of scintillating questions this month. I addressed many... more

08 Jul 2022 · 55 minutes
Christian Reflections on the 4th of July: Justin Giboney

Justin joins me on this 4th of July to talk about how Christians should think about the holiday. In particular,... more

04 Jul 2022 · 40 minutes
#986 - Responding to the Roe V. Wade Reversal with Dr. Scott Rae

Dr. Scott Rae (Ph.D. USC) is Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Philosophy and Christian Ethics at Talbot School... more

01 Jul 2022 · 38 minutes
A Review of Matt Walsh’s “What Is a Woman?”

Matt Walsh from The Daily Wire released a provocative new documentary called “What Is a Woman?” In it, he interviews... more

30 Jun 2022 · 45 minutes
CURE International: A Holistic Medical Ministry in Africa with Peter Kyalo

Peter Kyalo serves as the Chief Program Officer of CURE International, a Christian non-profit organization that operates a global network... more

27 Jun 2022 · 58 minutes
Beautiful People Don’t Just Happen: Scott Sauls

Scott is the Senior Pastor of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee. He is married to Patti and has two... more

23 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
The Beauty of the Greek Orthodox Church: Christian Gonzalez

Christian serves as the Young Adult Ministries Coordinator for the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. A graduate of Wheaton College,... more

20 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 31 minutes
What Is Intersex? Julie Zaagman and Dr. Sam Ashton

Intersex is a term used to describre a range of what medical professionals call “disorders (or differences) in sex development”... more

16 Jun 2022 · 59 minutes
Surviving Sexual Abuse in the SBC: Tiffany Thigpen

Tiffany is a survivor and an advocate for other survivors of sexual abuse. She’s been an outspoken and courageous voice... more

13 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Responding to the SBC’s Sexual Abuse Report: Dr. J.D. Greear

J.D. and Preston talk about the recent SBC report on sexual abuse and abuse cover ups in the church. This... more

09 Jun 2022 · 41 minutes
Parenting Teen Girls: Kari Kampakis

Drum-roll please!! This is the very first podcast hosted by my wife Chris Sprinkle. It just seemed better to have... more

06 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Christian Universalism, asexuality, demisexuality, same-sex marriage and women in leadership, & the massive increase in trans teens.

I’ve got a fist-full of questions sent in from my Patreon supporters, some of which I answer here. Questions addressed in... more

02 Jun 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Embodying Jesus with the LGBTQ Community: Elizabeth Black

Elizabeth Black has served as an evangelist and minister in New York City for almost 10 years. Most recently, Elizabeth... more

30 May 2022 · 1 hour, 42 minutes
Psychedelics, Marijauna, and Being the Church from the Table: Debra Hirsch

I had no agenda going into this conversation, but it quickly delved into talking about psychedelics, marijauna, and how God... more

26 May 2022 · 59 minutes
What Is Autogynephilia? A Conversation with Danny

The theory of Autogynephilia is one of the more controversial and much neglected aspects of the trans* conversation. Some people... more

23 May 2022 · 1 hour, 29 minutes
Disability, Theology, and the Church: Dr. Devan Stahl

Dr. Devan Stahl is Assistant Professor of Religion at Baylor University. She holds an MDiv from Vanderbilt Divinity School and... more

19 May 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Seeing God’s Common Grace in a Broken World: Dr. Tim Muehlhoff

Dr. Tim Muehlhoff (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) is a Professor of Communication at Biola University in... more

16 May 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The State of Christian Education: Dr. Mark Young

We live in a transitional era. Events like the development of the internet, 9/11, ongoing globalization, the rise and proliferation... more

12 May 2022 · 53 minutes
What ACTUALLY is Revoice? Dr. Nate Collins

Nate Collins (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the President and Founder of Revoice. He is the author of... more

09 May 2022 · 1 hour,
Women in Ministry, Christians and Patriotism, the Afterlife, Christian “Failure Porn,” & the “Worst” Sin: Q & A with Preston Sprinkle

My patreon supporters sent me a truckload of questions, some of which I addressed in my Patreon-only podcast and others... more

05 May 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
The Making of Biblical Womanhood: Dr. Beth Allison Barr

Dr. Beth Allison Barr is Professor History and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Baylor University. She received her B.A.... more

02 May 2022 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
A Theological Analysis of Netflix’s Midnight Mass: Daniel Wells

Daniel Wells is a pastor at Church of the Redeemer in Cortland, NY. He holds a Bachelor’s in Philosophy and... more

28 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Deconstruction, Progressive Culture, Emerging Church, and the Need for Missional Theology: Dr. Dan Kimball

Dan Kimball is the author of several books on leadership, church, and culture. He was one of the founders of... more

25 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Q & A with Chris and Preston Sprinkle

Chris and I did a short impromptu Q & A at the “Exiles in Babylon” conference and we got a... more

21 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Is God a Moral Monster? Dr. Paul Copan

Paul Copan (Ph.D., Philosophy, Marquette University) is a Christian theologian, analytic philosopher, apologist, and author. He is currently a professor... more

18 Apr 2022 · 1 hour,
The Liturgy of Politics: Kaitlyn Schiess

Kaitlyn Schiess is a writer, author, and a ThD student at Duke Divinity School studying political theology, ethics, and biblical... more

14 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
A Christian Approach to the News: Jason Woodruff (The Pour Over Podcast)

Jason is the founder and director of the Pour Over Newsletter and Podcast, which reports on the biggest news of... more

11 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Views of Hell, Christian Nationalism, Anglican Church, Enneagram, Sex and Gender: Q & A with Preston Sprinkle

My Patreon supporters sent in a ton of great questions, some of which I address on this podcast. Do I... more

07 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Debriefing the Exiles in Babylon Conference with Ed Uszynski

Preston and Ed debrief about Theology in the Raw’s first “Exile in Babylon” conference. They talk about the highs and... more

04 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 44 minutes
What Is Black Liberation Theology? Dr. Dwight Hopkins

Dr. Dwight Hopkins is Alexander Campbell Professor of Theology at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He received his B.A. from... more

31 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
A Black Man’s Interaction with the KKK: Daryl Davis

Daryl Davis is a legendary musician and activist. As a musician, Daryl is considered to be one of the greatest... more

28 Mar 2022 · 59 minutes
Exiles in Babylon Conference Attendee Updates

Hey friends, we got a special Theology in the Raw Conference attendee podcast for you. Preston shares some info about... more

25 Mar 2022 · 20 minutes
Are Orphanages Doing More Harm Than Good? Alycia Pinizzotto

Every Christian believes that orphans should be cared for. But how? Do they belong in orphanages or in families? Are... more

24 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 8 minutes
Neither Liberal nor Conservative–Systemic Racism, White Privilege, and the Church: Dr. Carl Ellis

Carl is a brother from another mother and I want him to adopt me as his kid. I love the... more

21 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Christian Anarchism: Dr. Alexandre Christoyannopoulos

Alex is Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Loughborough University (U.K.) and is the author of Christian Anarchism:... more

17 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
Robot Theology, AI, and Sex Robots: Dr. Joshua K. Smith

Joshua K. Smith is a theologian and pastor researching the ethics of AI and robotics. He is the co-chair of... more

14 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 1 minute
Behind the Scenes of Bible Translation: Dr. Brandon Smith

Dr. Brandon Smith is associate professor of theology at Cedarville University. Previously, he spent the previous four years helping lead... more

10 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
A Christian Perspective on Race and Racism: Rasool Berry

Rasool Berry serves as teaching pastor at The Bridge Church in Brooklyn, New York. He also is the Director of... more

07 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Speaking in Tongues, Youth Camps, Ghost Writing, Purpose of Church: Dr. Preston Sprinkle

Going O.G. Theology in the Raw for this one with a Q & A podcast. My patreon supporters sent in... more

03 Mar 2022 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
A Christian View of Immigration: Karen Gonzalez

In this episode, I talk to Karen about all things related to immigration. What does the Bible say? How theologically/ethically... more

28 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 20 minutes
The Gospel, New Creation, Re-reading Paul, Heaven, and American Christianity: Dr. N.T. Wright

Tom Wright is Research Professor Emeritus of New Testament and Early Christianity at St Mary’s College in the University of... more

24 Feb 2022 · 58 minutes
A Complementarian Reading of the New Testament: Dr. Tom Schreiner

Complementarians believe that the Bible affirms the full equality of women and men, but that God only allows men to... more

21 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Being Socially Engaged While Maintaining Allegiance to Christ: Dr. Vincent Bacote

Dr. Vincent Bacote is an Associate Professor of Theology and the Director of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics at... more

17 Feb 2022 · 55 minutes
A Celibate Gay Christian’s Perspective on Valentine’s Day and Belonging: Dr. Greg Coles

Dr. Gregory Coles is senior research fellow at The Center for Faith, Sexuality & Gender, and is the author of... more

14 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
A Native American Perspective on Christian Nationalism: Mark Charles

In this podcast, Mark gives a different perspective about the “discovery” of America and some of the profound problems when... more

10 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
Parenting LGBTQ Kids

Mark is a Born and bred Texan. He came to Jesus at age 22 and will celebrate his 50th anniversary... more

07 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Christian Nonviolence: Drs. Myles Werntz and David Cramer

Myles Werntz (PhD, Baylor University) is associate professor of theology and director of Baptist studies at Abilene Christian University in... more

03 Feb 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Marriage, masculinity, platforming, weed, alcohol, pride flags, & other questions

I received a ton of questions from my Patreon supporters, many of which I answered through Patreon, but some of... more

31 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 30 minutes
The Brothers Karamazov (and Other Things): Tom Velasco

Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov has been hailed as one of the greatest novels of all time. I just got... more

27 Jan 2022 · 2 hours, 22 minutes
Being a Christian in Hollywood: Hannah Barefoot

Hannah Barefoot is a theatrically trained actress, singer, and dancer originally from Cody, Wyoming. Her first leading role role in... more

24 Jan 2022 · 59 minutes
Jesus and John Wayne: Dr. Kristin Kobes Du Mez

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20 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Evangelicalism, Eroticism, Trinity, Sexuality, Suffering, and Hope: David Bennett

David is from Sydney, Australia where he studied journalism and then international relations. He moved to Oxford to pursue his... more

17 Jan 2022 · 1 hour,
The Great Sex Rescue: Sheila Wray Gregiore and Rebecca Lindenbach

Sheila has written seven books including award-winning book The Good Girl’s Guide to Great Sex and the forthcoming The Great... more

13 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
Recovering from Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: Aimee Byrd

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10 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 12 minutes
Semiotics, Anti-Leadership, and Doing Church from the Table: Dr. Leonard Sweet

Len is a true Renaissance man. Author of more than seventy books and 1500+ published sermons, Leonard Sweet’s recent publications... more

06 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Self Driving Cars, Elon Musk, SpaceX, and the Future of Tech: Peter McGowan

Peter McGowan is one of the founders of PlainJoe and Storyland Studios. He is a champion of bringing clients’ unique... more

03 Jan 2022 · 58 minutes
Theology in the Raw 2022: Looking Back and Pressing On

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01 Jan 2022 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
The Church, Intellectual Honesty, Nonviolence, and Rene Girard: Jeremy Duncan

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30 Dec 2021 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Sexual Abuse Scandals and Power in the Church: Dr. Russell Moore

Dr. Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project. Dr. Moore is... more

28 Dec 2021 · 58 minutes
The Scandal of Christmas, Part 4: Joey Dodson

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28 Dec 2021 · 48 minutes
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Dr. Russell Moore is Public Theologian at Christianity Today and Director of Christianity Today’s Public Theology Project. Dr. Moore is the author... more