Making Stupid Life Choices and Blaming It on Philippians 4:13

I recently had an article published by the awesome people at “A Game for Good Christians.” If you love the Bible, and realize that there are weird things in it, this game is for you. I highly recommend it for anyone who is serious about studying the Word.

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The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

What happens when we refuse to extend the mercy and grace we received from God to others? The answer is not good. This week’s episode we discuss the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant and why Jesus uses it to reveal what happens when we refuse to extend mercy to others.

The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant

Thanks for joining us this week! We appreciate your time.

And remember, Theology doesn’t have to be difficult, it is simply the study of who God is. Take care and see you next week.

Links mentioned in the video:

Last week’s episode

Parable of the Unmerciful Servant Context

Obscure Bible Verse of the Week

What is a Parable?

This week, we dive into our next series exploring the parables of Jesus. We couldn’t start our series on the parables without exploring what a parable means, so this first episode addresses what is a parable, why Jesus used them to teach and how we can understand the deeper truths Jesus is trying to communicate.

We’ll be exploring various parables throughout this series. We are excited to share our perspective on the parables and what they mean to us today.

Here are the categories of the parables we mention in the video:

Kingdom Parables
Sinner Parables
Forgiveness Parables
Prayer Parables
Stewardship Parables
Service Parables
Preparedness Parables

Thanks for joining us for this week’s episode of Thursday’s Theology. Join us next week as we explore the Parable of the Wineskin.

What is a Parable?

And remember, theology doesn’t always have to be complicated, it is simply the study of who God is.

Links mentioned:

Last week’s episode

What is Repentance?

What does it mean to repent? Why are we called to repent? What does repentance mean for our souls?

This week’s episode, we dive into the topic of repentance and what it means to turn from our sin and strive towards a deeper, more profound relationship with God.

What is Repentance?

This is the last video of our “What’s that?” series. Join us next week as we start a new series on the Parables of Jesus. Thanks for joining us, and remember, theology doesn’t have to be difficult, it is simply the study of who God is.

Links mentioned:

Last Week’s Episode

Obscure Bible Verse of the Week

What is Grace?

What is grace? What does it mean to live by the grace of God? What does it do to our sin?

In this week’s episode, we cover the idea of grace and what it means for our sin. Ultimately, grace is something that we experience. Any words we come up with to describe it will fail to capture the true essence of grace. As always, the concept of grace can not be boiled down in one episode, but we will highlight the story of the Woman Caught in Adultery to try and understand what grace looks like.

What is Grace?

Thanks for joining us for this installment of Thursday’s Theology!

Links mentioned:

Last week’s episode

The Adulterous Woman

The Obscure Bible Verse of the Week

What is the church?

Is the church simply a building that you go to?

Is it just a gathering of believers in one place?

Does going to a coffeeshop or listening to a sermon online count as church?

What is the church? This week on Thursday’s Theology, we discuss what the church is and reveal some things that we think about how the church functions.

What is the church?

Depending on your upbringing, you might have some different ideas of what church is. We’d love to hear your thoughts on what you think the church is. Feel free to use the comment section below to voice your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you.

Take care and have a great week.

Links:

Last Week’s Episode

Obscure Bible Verse of the Week

Are Prayers Really Answered?

God answers prayers. But Sometimes it is in the way we need them answered and not in the way we want them answered. It can be frustrating, but ultimately it is God providing what we need.

This episode is dedicated to talking about how God called me into ministry and how it was an answer to my prayers in the way I needed and not wanted. If you ask something of God through your prayers, sometimes it means you’ll end up in places you didn’t expect.

Are Prayers Really Answered?

In Response to Parkland

In light of what happened in Parkland, Florida, this week’s episode of Thursday’s Theology is dedicated to sharing some of my thoughts on the issue of mass shootings and gun control.

I know that people are going to disagree with me. That’s okay. But I couldn’t stay silent on the issue. Student ministry is my life and I needed to say something about High School students losing their lives to needless violence.

If you disagree with me, that’s fine. Share your thoughts with me, push back on my opinion. Just be civil about it. My desire is to dialogue and not argue.

In Response to Parkland

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Thursday’s Theology – Prayer Part V

Welcome to our 5th episode on prayer!

This week we talk about how theology is like watching a movie. Hearing from different people and their perspectives helps broaden our understanding of theology. There is beauty in the diversity of theological opinions.

Then we dive into how to be angry with God in our prayers. It is not taboo or forbidden, but an expression of our relationship with God. Anger is a natural part of any relationship, including our relationship with God. God desires us to be in full relationship, meaning the entire pantheon of emotion.

**By the way, I misspoke in the video, Habakkuk’s prophecy is right before the Babylonian exile, not the Assyrian.**

Let us know what you think!

Here are the links mentioned in this week’s video;

Last Week’s Episode
The Prophet Habakkuk
Joshua Ryan Butler’s Book
Obscure Bible Verse of the Week

Thursday’s Theology – Part IV

What’s up theology nerds!
 
Good Thursday to you all. A new Thursday means a new episode of Thursday’s Theology is up and running!
 
This week we are focusing specifically on Luke 18 and Jesus’ parable of the Tax Collector and the Pharisee. We are going to be discussing how Jesus uses two extreme examples, one righteous and one unrighteous, to prove a point about the hypocrisy of prayer.
 
In essence, prayer is meant to be a personal conversation with you and God, not done in public for your own self gratifications.
 
Check out this week’s episode to hear more!
And remember, theology doesn’t have to be complicated, it is simply the study of who God is.