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Author: Forest Antemesaris

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The goal of the Theology, Etc. podcast is to foster discussion about God, ministry, the Christian life/community, and Scripture. Support this podcast:
23 Episodes
History repeats itself. We all know this, but how does this fact reveal itself in God's Word, our lives, and in our churches? How can we grow through answering these questions? Cameron Meeks comes on the show to discuss these heavy hitting topics. Music by: Lee Rosevere Title: Let That Sink In Album: Music for Podcasts 6--- Support this podcast:
Forest sits down with Andy Baumberger to discuss how the Bible is beautiful (God-breathed) literature and why that matters. Also, the awesome but oft-neglected minor prophets are discussed at length. --- Support this podcast:
Sometimes we forget that we have to be *in the world* but not of the world. The world can be discouraging and evil and unrighteous. Do we respond by being reclusive and keeping to ourselves, or will we let our light shine? --- Support this podcast:
In this episode Forest sits down with Psychology student Konor Copeland to talk about the brain's amazing ability to repair itself and develop new habits and what this has to do with the Christian walk. Also, the psychological evidence for prayer in the context of helping with mental health is discussed. --- Support this podcast:
Certain sections of God's word are easier to skip than others. Usually, genealogies are grouped into that group of easy to skip sections. But, there are definitely some things that are central to the gospel and important for us to see in Jesus' genealogy in Matthew. In this episode Forest explores some of these things. Maybe we shouldn't skip genealogies! --- Support this podcast:
Reading through the Gospels is one of my favorite parts of a reading plan. Sometimes, however, we forget about how the Gospels connect to the rest of the NT. On this episode I introduce the Gospels Companion Reading Plan which pairs readings from the Gospels with correlating NT epistles. The plan is available under "Resources" on Let's read God's Word together! --- Support this podcast:
We have many reasons to be thankful for God's Word. From what it is, to how awesome it is, to how we're able to have it in our language as English speakers. Hopefully, this thankfulness will create in us a sense of responsibility for those who don't have the Bible translated into the language they speak. --- Support this podcast:
Forest sits down with Rich Beatty to discuss the "Pure Fire" app designed by Rich to be a modern evangelism tool. For some people, tracts and bulletins just aren't attractive. Let's try to support works like these that bring evangelism techniques into the 21st century!--- Support this podcast:
Comfort zones are natural--and not inherently bad--but when they keep us from living to our full potential or walking by faith, then they become danger zones. --- Support this podcast:
A Republican and a Democrat walk into a church... what happens next? Imagine a world where Christians could discuss, debate, and even disagree about politics while still letting their light shine. Sam and Forest try to discuss what it would take to get there based on where we are now. --- Support this podcast:
Praying the scriptures is a biblical (Acts 4:23-28) but often overlooked spiritual practice. In this episode, Forest discusses some of the blessing that can be found in praying the scriptures for yourself as well as how to do it.--- Support this podcast:
Forest discusses why good theology is important in the first place and where we get good theology. It's not as boring as it sounds, I promise. --- Support this podcast:
35% of unchurched millennials say that "church" isn't relevant to them. 87% say that Christians are judgmental, 85% say Christians are hypocritical. As of 2013, 34% of America's atheists and agnostics were under 30. How can the church better reach the upcoming generations? --- Support this podcast:
What spiritual lessons can we be reminded of by the recent Thailand cave rescue mission? The obvious one is the transcendence of selfless love, but there's also a somewhat surprising one. --- Support this podcast:
Forest discusses the mystery of marriage from Ephesians 5:22ff, some of the often overlooked benefits of singleness, and some updates having to do with the podcast. --- Support this podcast:
Blaine comes onto the show to discuss all things missions related: Is every Christian a missionary? What can the church do better in regards to missions? Also, Blaine shares some details about how long distance running teaches lessons about Christianity. --- Support this podcast:
Forest sits down with Chris Kidwell to discuss Chris' recent thesis on Paul's use of the phrase "works of the law." Also, the Nashville Predators. --- Support this podcast:
Cole Parsley comes onto the show to discuss imaginative apologetics, interacting with culture, and even video games. --- Support this podcast:
Chris Elrod sits down with Forest to discuss what youth ministry is, why it matters, etc.--- Support this podcast:
Forest sits down with Sam Glover to discuss the challenging topics of the Trinity, hell, and translation. --- Support this podcast:
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