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That‘ll Preach
That‘ll Preach

A podcast about Christianity from a historical and philosophical perspective. Come for the insight. Stay for the jokes.

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The Suicide of Thought (Orthodoxy Series)

We continue our discussion of G.K. Chesterton's book Orthodoxy with his third chapter on how modernity's abandonment of Christianity not only lets... more

24 May 2023 · 50 minutes
Should We Take the Bible Literally or Spiritually? with Ryan Hurd

Ryan Hurd from the Davenant Institute joins us to talk about the "spiritual" and "literal" readings of Scripture. Evangelicals often... more

16 May 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Was the Apostle Paul Abandoned by His Wife? with Dr. Matthew Colvin

This is the second part of our interview with Dr. Matt Colvin. Many speculate that the Apostle Paul, as a... more

09 May 2023 · 44 minutes
Divorce, Remarriage, and the Apostle Paul’s Wife with Dr. Matthew Colvin

This is the first part of a two-part interview with Dr. Matt Colvin who joins us again to provide a... more

02 May 2023 · 59 minutes
Atheism and the Joy of Skinning Cats (Orthodoxy Series)

We continue our series through G.K. Chesterton's classic work Orthodoxy by looking at the similarities between atheists, liberal Christians, and lunatics. Here... more

26 Apr 2023 · 34 minutes
Strange Rhinos and the Beauty of Christianity (Orthodoxy Series)

We begin a new series on G.K. Chesterton's classic book "Orthodoxy" which features a series of essays by the controversial... more

18 Apr 2023 · 44 minutes
Ministering in Jerusalem and the Meaning of Sabbath with Rev. David Pileggi

Rev. David Pileggi joins us to talk about his ministry in Christ Church Jerusalem and the unique challenges Christians face... more

11 Apr 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
What is the Purpose of College?

The New York Times recently posted an online tool that allows users to create their own university rankings based on... more

04 Apr 2023 · 45 minutes
Should We be Worried About A.I.?

A.I. is all the rage with ChatGPT and Bing's new artificial intelligence making the waves on campuses and in the... more

28 Mar 2023 · 34 minutes
Unlocking the Secrets of Revelation with Dr. Warren Gage

Dr. Warren Gage joins us to discuss one of the most mysterious and complex books in the Bible -- Revelation.... more

21 Mar 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
The Ethics of Immortality

Death scares most of us. We do not enjoy thinking about the fragility of our existence nor the vulnerability of... more

14 Mar 2023 · 44 minutes
Getting the Trinity Right with Dr. Scott Swain

Modern Christians lack clarity on the fundamental doctrine of their faith: the Trinity. But why is this the case? Dr. Scott Swain... more

07 Mar 2023 · 53 minutes
Finding Meaning in Our Work with Dr. Joe Minich

Joe Minich joins us again to talk about the nature of work and how Christianity gives meaning to the mundane. Show... more

14 Feb 2023 · 48 minutes
A Secular Case Against Hook-Up Culture

Bryan and Paul talk about why feminists, "Me Too" advocates, and secularists should reject hook-up culture. Also, Paul plans to... more

07 Feb 2023 · 38 minutes
The Secret Message of Till We Have Faces with Andrew Lazo

Andrew Lazo joins us with a fascinating look at the underlying message of C.S. Lewis's masterpiece Till We Have Faces and unravels... more

31 Jan 2023 · 53 minutes
Homesteading, Communes, and Romanticizing Small Towns

We talk about the merits of homesteading and raising kids in the community while we ourselves have no kids nor... more

24 Jan 2023 · 38 minutes
A Theology of Emotions with Dr. Matt LaPine

Dr. Matt LaPine joins us to discuss how the Christian tradition provides a framework for understanding how our emotions interact... more

18 Jan 2023 · 58 minutes
Why Creeds Matter (Throwback Episode)

We talk about the importance of creeds and how the help us gain confidence in our faith in this throwback... more

10 Jan 2023 · 33 minutes
Three Phases of Christian Growth with Dr. Scott Redd

Christians, like teenagers, go through phases. We come to Christ through a powerful experience, then understand that experience through doctrine.... more

03 Jan 2023 · 54 minutes
Re-centering Our Hope with Dr. Michael Allen

Much of the anxiety we experience in life stems from misplaced hope. Dr. Michael Allen helps re-establish the historic and... more

20 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
Cultivating a Sound Mind in Anxious Times with Rev. Ben Miller

Anxiety fills our social media and creeps into our lives. How do we cultivate a sound mind in the midst... more

13 Dec 2022 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
Do Matthew and Luke Contradict?

Why do Luke and Matthew have different accounts of Jesus’s genealogy? Bryan and Paul tackle this question and more. Plus... more

06 Dec 2022 · 35 minutes
Gender, Power, and Authority with Dr. Alastair Roberts

In this bonus episode taken from our last discussion, Dr. Alastair Roberts lays out ways that both  society and the... more

29 Nov 2022 · 21 minutes
How to be Grateful

Thanksgiving is around the corner! What better time to talk about gratitude? In this episode we talk about what gratitude... more

22 Nov 2022 · 32 minutes
What is Masculinity and Femininity? with Dr. Alastair Roberts

What does it mean to be a man or a woman? This is a pressing question in our culture. Dr.... more

15 Nov 2022 · 1 hour, 32 minutes
The Reality of Morality (Throwback Episode)

Is morality objective? And if so, what does God have to do with it? We dig into the archives to... more

08 Nov 2022 · 37 minutes
How to Think Well

Paul and Bryan discuss common mistakes we make when forming opinions and how to sharpen our minds in a world... more

01 Nov 2022 · 42 minutes
Is Jordan Peterson Almost a Christian? with Rev. Steven Wedgeworth

Jordan Peterson is one of the most influential public figures today, but does he provide helpful insight for the church?... more

18 Oct 2022 · 40 minutes
Can Women Be Pastors? with Rev. Ben Jefferies

Rev. Ben Jefferies joins us to take an honest look at the debate over women's ordination by looking at specific... more

04 Oct 2022 · 56 minutes
Men, Women, and Leadership in the Early Church with Dr. Matthew Colvin

Did women have positions of authority in the early church? And is it true that women were treated like property?... more

27 Sep 2022 · 25 minutes
The Enneagram, Personality Tests, and Introspection

Personality tests are often based on our ability to understand ourselves. But what if we're not good at introspection? Also,... more

20 Sep 2022 · 35 minutes
The Surprising Truth About Pastors in the New Testament with Dr. Matthew Colvin

Were Timothy and Titus pastors? Is Acts 6 really about deacons? And is there such a thing as apostolic succession? Dr. Matthew... more

13 Sep 2022 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Reflections on a Life of Ministry w/ Bishop Neil Lebhar

Bishop Neil Lebhar joins us for a conversation as he reflects on a life in ministry. He shares his experience... more

30 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 26 minutes
The Trinity, Submission, and Why You Might Want to Ditch Your Grudem Systematic w/ Tony Arsenal

Protestants may get the doctrine of justification right, but what about the Trinity? Tony Arsenal of the Reformed Brotherhood chimes... more

23 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
Once Saved, Always Saved

Bryan and Paul follow-up on their interview with Guillaume on whether non-Calvinists and Catholics share the same theology of assurance.... more

16 Aug 2022 · 30 minutes
The Actual Difference Between Protestants and Catholics w/ Dr. Guillaume Bignon

Protestants rightly reject the teachings of the Catholic church, but do they really know what the Reformation was about? Dr.... more

09 Aug 2022 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
What does it mean for Jesus to be ”with us”?

Jesus is with us always, but we rarely ask "what does that actually mean?" And wouldn't it be easier to... more

02 Aug 2022 · 18 minutes
*Fixed audio* How Do We Know God is Real?

*Fixed Audio* We field questions from actual kids in our series Talk to Me Like I'm Five. This week we answer the... more

26 Jul 2022 · 14 minutes
Does God Cause Evil?

We're posting a flashback episode from our "Problem of Evil" series that covers the relationship between God's sovereignty and evil.... more

19 Jul 2022 · 35 minutes
What is the Bible?

We break down what the Bible is and how it shapes our lives in 15-ish minutes!

28 Jun 2022 · 16 minutes
What is the Purpose of Life?

In this episode we talk about the purpose of life and how to enjoy a lollipop. Talk to Me Like I'm... more

21 Jun 2022 · 12 minutes
What is Free Will?

Bryan and Paul start a new segment called Talk to Me Like I'm Five where we break down complex concepts into simple... more

14 Jun 2022 · 14 minutes
The Psychology of Suffering w/ Dr. Ian Church

Bryan and Paul have a conversation with Dr. Ian Church about how our minds interpret suffering as either meaningful or... more

08 Jun 2022 · 46 minutes
A Charismatic, a Calvinist, and a Catholic Walk Into a Bar

Do cringe back at your shallow "feelings-oriented" charismatic days? Or do you roll your eyes at the arrogant rigidity of... more

01 Jun 2022 · 42 minutes
When God Feels Absent w/ Dr. Joe Minich

What do we do when God feels absent in our lives? How do we respond when our prayers seem to... more

25 May 2022 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
Designer Children and the End of Humanity (Abolition of Man Series)

If you could determine the height, attractiveness, and IQ of your child before he or she was born would you... more

17 May 2022 · 30 minutes
Getting Down with the Tao (Abolition of Man Series)

We continue our series on C.S. Lewis's classic The Abolition of Man by looking at the problem with being skeptical of traditional... more

10 May 2022 · 32 minutes
God Wants You to be Holy and Happy w/ Dr. Marshall Bierson

It's often said that God wants us to be holy rather than happy, but what if the two are connected?... more

03 May 2022 · 57 minutes
Is Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder? (Abolition of Man Series)

Bryan and Paul dive into another C.S. Lewis classic "The Abolition of Man". Is there objective beauty in the world?... more

26 Apr 2022 · 46 minutes
How the New Testament Uses the Old Testament w/ Dr. Gregory Lanier

Why do the writers of the New Testament quote so many passages from the Old Testament? And why do some... more

19 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
How to Disagree Without Losing Your Mind w/Dr. Alastair Roberts

Why is modern disagreement loaded with anxiety and emotion? The answer might surprise you. Dr. Alastair Roberts looks at how... more

12 Apr 2022 · 1 hour, 24 minutes
Do Christians Need to be ”Passionate”?

We're starting a new series on 'Christianese' by talking about the buzzword 'passion' in Christian sub-culture. Do we need it?... more

08 Feb 2022 · 39 minutes
What the Abortion Debate is Really About

In light of the recent March for Life, we're taking this episode to get to the heart of the controversial... more

25 Jan 2022 · 56 minutes
Why Don’t We See More Miracles Today?

We wrap up our series on C.S. Lewis’s book Miracles by asking why we do not see more miracles today... more

18 Jan 2022 · 35 minutes
The Miracle of the Resurrection

What is the grand miracle of Christianity? It's not just the resurrection of Christ, but also his Incarnation. But how... more

11 Jan 2022 · 41 minutes
Is Christianity Rational?

We're back with another episode on C.S. Lewis's book Miracles. In this episode we look at whether a rational person can believe... more

04 Jan 2022 · 41 minutes
Why is it Difficult to Believe in Miracles?

Jump start the new year with That'll Preach as we talk about youth culture, our avoidance of death, skepticism, and...... more

28 Dec 2021 · 39 minutes
Throwback: Christmas Myths

We're reposting our old episodes in honor of the Christmas season! Dive into this episode where we look at popular... more

14 Dec 2021 · 20 minutes
Why C.S. Lewis was Wrong

Bryan and Paul look at some of C.S. Lewis's arguments for Christianity... and why they don't really work. Is this... more

01 Dec 2021 · 37 minutes
Do You Believe in Miracles?

We start a new series on C.S. Lewis's classic book Miracles. In this first episode we look at the assumptions we bring... more

17 Nov 2021 · 35 minutes
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How to Disagree Without Losing Your Mind w/Dr. Alastair Roberts
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Why is modern disagreement loaded with anxiety and emotion? The answer might surprise you. Dr. Alastair Roberts looks at how Christians can... more