Sinopsis

In quick and dirty 20-25 minute episodes, Preston takes a fresh look at what the Bible really says, as he challenges opinions and traditions--yes, even his own. Homosexuality, sex, porn, drinking, immigration, racial tensions, violence, ISIS, Trump, guns, patriotism, you name it. If it's of interest, you can expect Preston to address it. Think of it as theology for the rest of us. If you have any questions you'd like him to address on the show, email them to chris@prestonsprinkle.com. Hate mail and tirades will be discarded or mocked.

Episodios

  • #724 - Understanding the LGBTQ+ Community: Bill Henson

    #724 - Understanding the LGBTQ+ Community: Bill Henson

    19/10/2020

    Bill Henson is the founder and president of Lead Them Home, creator of Posture Shift, and author of Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones. Bill trains national, regional and local ministry teams across America to extend Christ to LGBT+ persons within a biblical framework. Bill guest lectures at Gordon College and has presented Posture Shift at Denver Seminary and Gordon-Conwell Theo­lo­gi­cal Sem­i­na­ry.Bill has been a friend and mentor to me for several years and is my #1 go to person when I have questions about how to love LGBTQ+ people. He's trained over 50,000 Christian leaders and has worked with more than 4,000 families with LGBTQ+ loved ones. Let's just say, he knows a thing or two about how Christianity intersects with sexuality and how to communicate to people who have a minor sexuality or gender experience.To learn more about Bill's ministry, go here: https://www.leadthemhome.org/about#.XzsHNy2z0lITo learn about and purchase Guiding Families, go here: http://www.guidingfamilies.comConnect with Prest

  • #723 - Trans* and Christian: Lesli Hudson-Reynolds

    #723 - Trans* and Christian: Lesli Hudson-Reynolds

    12/10/2020

    Lesli has been a great friend and mentor over the years. We talk about all things trans*, gender, church, Jesus, pronouns, and all that fun stuff. Lesli is the Gender Identity Ministry Director for Posture Shift and a contributor to the highly acclaimed resource "Guiding Families." Learn more about Lesli hereCheck out Guiding FamiliesLesli currently serves as Gender Identity Ministry Director for Posture Shift. They mentor youth and adults seeking God’s will in their gender identity. They are also de­vel­op­ing a re­source de­signed to thought­ful­ly en­gage church lead­er­ship in the gender conversation. Prior to joining the Posture Shift team, Lesli spent 15 years on the road and in regional theater as Pro­duc­tion Stage Mana­ger for numerous Broad­way musi­cals, ballets, and plays. They still escape to NY to see shows whenever possible.Social: Twitter: @superduke1FB: @postureshiftConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prest

  • #722 - Purity Culture, Sexuality, and Why Christianity Is True: Dr. Sean McDowell

    #722 - Purity Culture, Sexuality, and Why Christianity Is True: Dr. Sean McDowell

    05/10/2020

    Sean and I talk about his new book "Chasing Love" which is due to come out in Dec 2020. We focus largely on the contents of this book but we also dive deep into the so-called purity movement and clear up some misunderstands. We also weigh the pros and cons of that movement and try to construct a positive way forward.Dr. Sean McDowell is a gifted communicator with a passion for equipping the church, and in particular young people, to make the case for the Christian faith. He connects with audiences in a tangible way through humor and stories while imparting hard evidence and logical support for viewing all areas of life through a Biblical worldview. Sean is an Associate Professor in the Christian Apologetics program at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University.Sean still teaches one high school Bible class, which helps give him exceptional insight into the prevailing culture so he can impart his observations poignantly to fellow educators, pastors, and parents alike. In 2008 he received the Educator of the Y

  • #721 - Deconstruction, Progressive Christianity, and Our Cultural Moment: Dr. A.J. Swoboda

    #721 - Deconstruction, Progressive Christianity, and Our Cultural Moment: Dr. A.J. Swoboda

    28/09/2020

    A.J. is (one of) my favorite Christian author(s). His book “A Glorious Dark” is amazing, as are his other books “The Dusty Ones” and “Subversive Sabbath.” He’s a brilliant thinker, a relational pastor, and possesses an uncanny ability to think critically about the intersection of faith and culture. In this conversation, we talk about a lot of things related to his own journey of deconstruction and reconstruction, progressive vs. conservative Christianity, politics, and our cultural moment. A.J. has a Ph.D. from University of Birmingham (U.K.) and currently serves as Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and World Christianity at Bushnell UniversitySupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #720 - Critical Theory and Race Relations in America

    #720 - Critical Theory and Race Relations in America

    21/09/2020

    My buddy Ed joins me on the show to talk about Critical Theory and race relations in America. Ed has a Ph.D. in American Cultural Studies from Bowling Green University and basically spent most of his doctoral work interacting with Critical Theory. Ed also has lots of thoughts about the race conversation and race relations inside and outside the church.Heads up: this conversation is super raw, super honest, and a bit of a "rough draft."Watch this episode of the podcast on YouTubeSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #719 - An Experts View on Covid-19, Masks, and Vaccines

    #719 - An Expert's View on Covid-19, Masks, and Vaccines

    14/09/2020

    John is back for the 3rd time to give us an update on where we're at with all things Covid-19. Wearing masks, the future vaccine, what should churches do, where will this whole thing end up?John is a Senior Biosafety Officer for The University of Chicago – Howard T. Ricketts Laboratory, a Regional Biocontainment Laboratory, as well as a Registered Biosafety Professional with ABSA International (American Biological Safety Association). John was a lead trainer with the Duke Infectious Disease Response Training (DIDRT) Program, funded through an NIEHS-NIH Grant, that was designed to prepare workers at risk of infectious disease exposure. Additionally, he is a certified HAZWOPER/HAZMAT Trainer.John has over 15 years’ experience working in high containment laboratories (BSL3) with high consequence pathogens (i.e. anthrax, plague, highly pathogenic avian influenza, Brucella abortus), with an effective history of training lab workers, clinical care workers, first responders, first receivers and custodial workers to

  • #718 - Is the Bible Reliable? Evidence from Its Message

    #718 - Is the Bible Reliable? Evidence from Its Message

    10/09/2020

    Whenever people consider the reliability of the Bible, they usually look to historical or archaeological evidence. And indeed, I covered that in the previous video. But in this final video of our 3 part series on the reliability of the Bible, I want to consider the message of the Bible itself as evidence for its authenticity.The Bible critiques power, humanizes women (compared it its surrounding culture), has a deep concern for the poor and marginalized, and exhibits many other values that go against the views of its surrounding culture.Watch this episode of the podcast on YouTubeSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #717 - Is the Bible Reliable? Evidence from History and Archaeology

    #717 - Is the Bible Reliable? Evidence from History and Archaeology

    07/09/2020

    Does archaeology prove or disprove the Bible? What about ancient historical records? Do they correlate or conflict with the biblical account? Is the Bible historically accurate or inaccurate?In this talk, I discuss the reliability of the Bible in light of ancient historical and archaeological records. As we'll see, the Bible actually has a very good track record when it comes to history and archaeology.Watch this episode of the podcast on YouTubeSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #716 - Where Did the Bible Come From?

    #716 - Where Did the Bible Come From?

    03/09/2020

    The Bible didn't just fall from heaven. There was actually a rather complex and sometimes messy journey from writing the biblical books to putting the "Bible" into your hands. In this episode, I discuss the so-called Canonization of the Old and New Testaments, asking questions like: why are these books included in the Bible--no more, and no less? What about the Apocrypha? What about other books like the Didache or the Gospel of Thomas--who decided that those books shouldn't be in the Bible? And what was the criteria for determining (or recognizing?) which books should be in the Bible? And, why does all of this matter?Watch this episode of the podcast on YouTubeSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #715 - Same-Sex Attraction, Deconstruction, and the Problem of Evil: Tony Scarcello

    #715 - Same-Sex Attraction, Deconstruction, and the Problem of Evil: Tony Scarcello

    31/08/2020

    Tony Scarcello is a friend, pastor, and the author of the forthcoming book: "Regenerate: Following Jesus After Deconstruction" (Oct 2020) Tony is also attracted to other guys and is married to a woman. How does that work? We talk a lot about this in our conversation. Their marriage is actually one of the most vibrant and healthiest marriages I've ever seen. Because marriage is so much more than a place to satisfy your sexual desires. We also talk about his journey in and out and back into Christianity, how he's had to restructure his view of God and the world around what the Bible actually says, and we discuss the perennial problem of evil. This is where we get super raw and real about our own struggles with the faith.Watch this episode of the podcast on YouTubeSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be s

  • #714 - Does the Old Testament Dehumanize Women? Dr. Sandy Richter

    #714 - Does the Old Testament Dehumanize Women? Dr. Sandy Richter

    27/08/2020

    Dr. Sandy Richter is LEGIT!! In this fascinating conversation, Sandy helps us understand the alleged "marry your rapist" law in Deuteronomy 22:28, which has been mistranslated as you'll see. She also walks us through the "marry your conquered enemy's wife" allowance in Deuteronomy 21. These texts have troubled me for YEARS and have raised questions in my own mind about whether the Old Testament dehumanizes women. Actually, it does the opposite. When you understand it in its own cultural context, you'll see that the Bible actually humanizes women much, much more than we realize.Sandy's awesome book ("The Epic of Eden") that I referenced can be found hereSandra Richter is the Robert H. Gundry Chair of Biblical Studies at Westmont College. Richter earned her PhD from Harvard University’s Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Department and her MA in Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. She has taught at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, KY, Wesley Biblical Seminary in Jackson, M

  • #713 - Reading the Bible While Black: Dr. Esau McCaulley

    #713 - Reading the Bible While Black: Dr. Esau McCaulley

    24/08/2020

    The Rev. Canon #EsauMcCaulley, PhD is a New Testament scholar and an Anglican Priest. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of St Andrews where he studied under the direction of N.T. Wright. His research and writing focus on Pauline theology, African American Biblical interpretation, and articulating a Christian theology of justice in the public squareHis doctoral dissertation, called Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance, was published by T & T Clark in 2019. Sharing in the Son’s Inheritance looks at the role Jewish messianism played in Paul’s argument in Galatians that Jesus has made believers heirs in the Messiah to the Abrahamic promises.His second book #ReadingWhileBlack: African American Biblical Interpretation as an Exercise in Hope will be published by Intervarsity Academic press (September 1, 2020). Reading While Black looks at the tradition of African American biblical interpretation and argues that the Bible rightly understood and read from a decidedly black perspective can speak a wor

  • #712 - The Bible and Science, Friend or Foes? Dr. John Walton

    #712 - The Bible and Science, Friend or Foes? Dr. John Walton

    20/08/2020

    I asked THE Dr. John H. Walton to come on my YouTube channel and talk about the Bible and science, and I can't believe he say "yes!" This dude is LEGIT! I mean, this scholar is very qualified to speak into this topic with much wisdom and sound biblical knowledge. Anyway, in this episode, we talk about the biblical creation account and science, the historicity of Adam and Eve, the meaning of the tower of Babel, and much much more.Watch this episode of the podcast on YouTubeSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #711 - God and Guns in America: Dr. Michael Austin

    #711 - God and Guns in America: Dr. Michael Austin

    17/08/2020

    Mike Austin is the author of the book "God and Guns in America" Mike navigates this super touchy subject with grace and wisdom, not coming down hard on either extreme: "Take away all the guns!" or "More guns = less crime!" Mike is a philosopher, so he carefully considers all sides and arguments of the gun debate.Watch this episode of the podcast on YouTubeSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #710 - Transgender and the Gospel: Heather Skriba

    #710 - Transgender and the Gospel: Heather Skriba

    13/08/2020

    Heather Skriba has experienced #genderdysphoria most of her life and transitioned from female to male a few years ago. But after encountering Jesus, she heard God telling her that she was "daddy's girl" and that God desired her to live as the female He created her to be. Filled with compassion, truth, and authenticity, Heather Skriba helps us understand her transgender experience, gender dysphoria, and what role the church can play in helping people who are wrestling with their gender identity and sexuality.Watch the podcast on YouTubeSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #709 - Demons, Giants, and Other Gods in the Bible: Dr. Michael Heiser

    #709 - Demons, Giants, and Other Gods in the Bible: Dr. Michael Heiser

    10/08/2020

    Dr. Michael Heiser is a biblical scholar with a Ph.D. in Semitic Studies, and he's the author of many scholarly books related to the spiritual realm, including the best-selling book The Unseen Realm.In this challenging conversation, we talk about the divine council that informs God's decisions, the meaning of "Elohim," the origin of demons, the nephilim, the anakim, other giants in the Bible, and lots of other "strange things" in the Bible that are only strange to modern readers.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Watch the podcast on YouTubeConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #708 - Is Adam a Historical Figure? Dr. Tremper Longman

    #708 - Is Adam a Historical Figure? Dr. Tremper Longman

    06/08/2020

    The Bible seems to say that God created on man, Adam, and the rest of humanity sprang from his loins. (Creepy image, I know.) But the science suggests otherwise.In this conversation, Old Testament scholar Dr. Tremper Longman helps us navigated the thorny issue of the Bible and science as we consider both the biblical and scientific evidence for the historicity of a historical person named "Adam."Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Watch the podcast on YouTubeConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #707 - How Old Is the Earth? Dr. Tremper Longman

    #707 - How Old Is the Earth? Dr. Tremper Longman

    03/08/2020

    Tremper is one of the top evangelical Old Testament scholars alive today, and he's an evolutionary creationist. In this conversation, Tremper explains why he believes that the science clearly shows that the universe and the earth are old and that this fits perfectly fine with Genesis 1-2. Genesis is simply uninterested in the age of the earth.We discuss the meaning of "day," the phrase "evening and morning," the problem of the sun and moon being created on the 4th day (i.e. how do we determine a "day" without a sun or moon?), and the connection with the Sabbath command in Exod 20/Deut, which seems to assume a literal 24 hour day in Genesis 1.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Watch the podcast on YouTubeConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

  • #706 - What Does the Term ‘Gay Christian’ Actually Mean? Dr. Greg Coles

    #706 - What Does the Term ‘Gay Christian’ Actually Mean? Dr. Greg Coles

    30/07/2020

    GregColes is back! Actually, he never left. We just split our conversation into two parts. In our first conversation, Greg shared about his coming out story and what advice he'd give to parents with gay kids, and to gay Christians who are thinking of coming out. Speaking of "gay Christians," that phrase is super debated, misunderstood, and has become the subject of much turmoil in the evangelical community. Greg helps us understand what people mean and don't mean by the phrase. We also talk about other words and phrases like "homosexual," "the gay lifestyle," "practicing homosexual," "same-sex attraction," and "the gay agenda." And we discuss whether same-sex attraction, or "being gay," is itself a morally culpable sin from the perspective of a traditional Christian sexual ethic.Here's the blog series Greg and I referenced in the video:https://www.centerforfaith.com/blog/gay-vs-same-sex-attraction-a-dialogueSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comVenmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Watch the podcast on Yo

  • #705 - Gay, Christian, and Coming Out: Dr. Greg Coles

    #705 - Gay, Christian, and Coming Out: Dr. Greg Coles

    27/07/2020

    My good friend Dr. Greg Coles hangs out with me in my basement and we talk about faith, sexuality, and what it was like to comeout as gay. Greg gives some fantastic advice to Christian parents with gay kids and how to respond well when they come out. He also helps those who are wrestling with their sexuality to consider the right context, time, and person to come out to.Greg has an awesome book titled "Single, Gay, Christian," which you can buy here:Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comOr Venmo: @Preston-Sprinkle-1Watch the podcast on YouTubeConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleYoutube | Preston SprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

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