Theology & Culture

ExploringHopePodcast2This week on the Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Bruce Little, professor of philosophy, joins me to talk about the intersection of Christian theology and the culture we inhabit. What models, what methodologies are used to understand the relationship between the church and culture? Which model should Christians use? Is culture what the bible is talking about when it says “the spirit of the age?” Dr. Little explains his own view and gives a helpful perspective on the balancing act that the church has to employ when engaging culture.

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter This week on the Exploring Hope Podcast, Dr. Bruce Little, professor of philosophy, joins me to talk about the intersection of Christian theology and the culture we inhabit. What models, what methodologies are used to understand the relationship between the church and...

Why is literature important?

cropped-ExploringHope.pngOn this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast, we join Dr. Matt Mullins, professor of English here at SEBTS as he spends some time talking to us about the importance of literature. For centuries, literature has been among the greatest of the accomplishments of the arts and humanities and served to teach us much about the world, history, the human condition, and, particularly, our own selves. Tune in as Dr. Mullins explains the impact and import of literature and gives us some tips for diving into the vast world of literature that mankind has written!

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast, we join Dr. Matt Mullins, professor of English here at SEBTS as he spends some time talking to us about the importance of literature. For centuries, literature has been among the greatest of the accomplishments...

“One Nation Under God”

ExploringHopePodcast2On this episode of Exploring Hope, I talk with our very own Dr. Bruce Ashford about his new book “One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics.” In this book, Dr. Ashford (and Chris Pappalardo) ask the question of whether or not we can be passionate about the gospel and yet care deeply about politics. Dr. Ashford joins the Exploring Hope Podcast as we get a chance to pick his brain about the different issues he discusses in his book which include important topics debated in our culture and government like abortion, race, immigration, war. Tune in to hear from this great scholar and influential writer.

FacebooktwitterFacebooktwitter On this episode of Exploring Hope, I talk with our very own Dr. Bruce Ashford about his new book “One Nation Under God: A Christian Hope for American Politics.” In this book, Dr. Ashford (and Chris Pappalardo) ask the question of whether or not we can be...

What is God’s Will for my Life?

rsz_exploringhopepodcast2On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast we talk about God’s will and how we can ascertain it and follow it. Often we have this idea that God has every little decision and event in our lives planned out and that if we only trust, pray, and obey enough, he will let us in on his plan. And when we don’t know which job to work, or school to attend, or potential spouse to marry, we get disheartened and feel that it is indicative of a failure in our spiritual walk and relationship with Christ. Dr. David Jones joins us this week to help clear up some misunderstandings and encourage us, biblically, as we rethink finding God’s will for our lives. Tune in!

On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast we talk about God’s will and how we can ascertain it and follow it. Often we have this idea that God has every little decision and event in our lives planned out and that if we only trust, pray, and obey...

Should we believe in a historical Adam?

cropped-ExploringHope.pngOn this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast, we have Dr. Ken Keathley in the studio to discuss theology and the Genesis account. We ask him the important question of whether or not we as Christians should hold to a belief in a literal, historical Adam. There is much debate as to how much of the first chapters should be interpreted. In light of its genre, as well as scientific evidence about the first humans, the age of the earth, etc., many have moved away from literal interpretations of some of the events. So, naturally one would ask whether or not we should interpret Adam and Eve as metaphorical, poetic, or figurative characters, or two real people who lived in history and whose deeds were recorded in Genesis. Dr. Keathley explains the importance of this question and helps us understand how we should view the issue. Tune in!

On this week’s episode of Exploring Hope Podcast, we have Dr. Ken Keathley in the studio to discuss theology and the Genesis account. We ask him the important question of whether or not we as Christians should hold to a belief in a literal, historical Adam....