Theology Throw Down

Andrew Rappaport

When we look on social media, we see professing Christians debating theology, but often they are more defensive than loving. Christians of all people should be able to discuss our theological differences with love and charity. We should be able to discuss our differences, knowing that we must represent Jesus Christ well. The podcasters are an example of how to discuss our theological differences. This podcast not only teaches different theological topics but does so display love and charity for one another in our differences. This is a podcast that will teach the listener how to think theologically from different positions but also teach the listener how to be a good ambassador of Jesus Christ. read less
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Episodes

The Lord’s Supper
Apr 5 2022
The Lord’s Supper
Theology Throw Down episode 20 The discussion was on the Lord's Supper or the communion. There are many questions that were discussed. Some call it the Lord's Supper and others the communion. Is there really a difference? That leads to the question, what is the Lord's Supper? What is the meaning of it? There are many different views, especially if you look at the Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran, and other Protestant groups. Part of the communion is to have a time of self-reflection. Therefore, we discuss if there should be a warning before the passing of the elements. What do the elements represent? Different dominations have different views of the elements. Is the bread real bread or the physical body of Christ? Is the wine real wine or the literal blood of Christ? There is maybe the greatest difference in the area of the elements themselves. Should the bread be unleavened or could it be leavened? Some more issues arise with the question of the wine. Should it be real wine or does grape juice suffice? Could real wine if used cause a stumbling block for someone with a problem with alcohol? Churches have different opinions on how often should church celebrate the Lord's Supper? Some churches celebrate communion every week, some monthly, and others on a different schedule, so is there a right frequency? This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org
A Church and State Discussion and Romans 13
Jan 4 2022
A Church and State Discussion and Romans 13
Theology Throw Down episode 16 The Christian Podcast Community podcasters gather to discuss Romans 13 related to the relationship between church and state and how that applies. Should Christians submit to the government when they make laws like vaccines or mask mandates or make illegal conversation therapy? Conversation therapy is the idea that it would be illegal to talk someone out of homosexuality. When do we obey and when do we resist the government and how can we do that biblically. Much of this is an issue of Christian Liberty. What are the principles that rule when we should do or not do something? Some of the discussion plays into issues of medical decisions or matters of personal protection. These issues fall under the question of what is the government's role? We must first understand their role before we can answer do we submit to the authority of government. The issue of church and state has been a regularly debated topic, especially in America. However, the church serves a much different feature than the state and each has its proper function. When one or the other goes outside of their God-given function there will be problems. One of the things that often gets confused in the discussion of the separation of church and state is the difference between obedience and submission. Obedience is following a requirement where submission is an attitude. Other podcasts related to this topic: Does Romans 13 Allow Tyranny? Is Romans 13 an Excuse for Covid 19 Cowardice? Episode 12: Romans 13 and James Coates Romans 13 & Race Protests This podcast is a ministry of Striving for Eternity and all our resources Listen to other podcasts on the Christian Podcast Community Support Striving for Eternity Give us your feedback, email us info@StrivingForEternity.org Write us a review and tell us how we are doing. Sponsors: Logos Bible Software MyPillow or call (800) 873-0176 and use promo SFE