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Theology in the Raw

On Theology in the Raw, 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.

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#772 - The Annihilation View of Hell. Part 1

Preston explains his journey with the doctrine of hell, from thinking that annihilation was heresy and that John Stott must have lost his faith for believing it, to writing Erasing Hell and still leaning toward the traditional view, to continuing to rethink the biblical legitimacy of the annihilation view.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

30 Dec 2019

Rank #1

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#773 - The Annihilation View of Hell. Part 2

Preston continues his conversation about the annihilation view hell. In this podcast, he goes through the Old Testament, Early Judaism, and the New Testament, showing that there is a good deal of biblical support for annihilation. Preston then addresses some of the common pushbacks for this view. If you’ll like Preston to address a question related to this topic, you can email chris@prestonsprinkle.comEditors note: We had some frequency issues on this recording. There is some static noise from 28:30-35:00 on the podcast recording. Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

6 Jan 2020

Rank #2

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#729 - A Conversation with Paul Vander Klay

On episode #729 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Paul Vander Klay. Paul is a pastor of a small church in Sacramento, he has been a missionary and a pastor for many years.Follow Paul Vander Klay on Twitter.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

11 Mar 2019

Rank #3

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#719 - A Conversation with Andrew Wilson

On episode #719 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Dr. Andrew Wilson. Andrew has a PhD in Theology, has written numerous books and regularly blogs at thinktheology.co.ukFollow Dr. Wilson on Twitter.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

14 Jan 2019

Rank #4

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#730 - A Conversation with Mike Erre

On episode #730 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Mike Erre. Mike founded VOX Community, a church in Orange County, CA birthed out of The VOX Podcast and committed to radical hospitality and countercultural friendship.Follow Mike on Twitter.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

18 Mar 2019

Rank #5

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#754 - Sex, Youth Culture, Pornography, and Why the Purity Movement Didn’t Work: Jason Soucinek

Preston has his good friend Jason Soucinek on the show to talk about all the stuff referenced in the title. Jason is an expert in sex and youth culture, along with many other related topics. They talk a lot about porn in the first part of the podcast, but then get into purity culture, purity rings, Joshua Harris, and the relationship between sex and procreation.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

26 Aug 2019

Rank #6

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#771 - Acts, the Church, and Women in Ministry: Kristen and Osvaldo Padilla

Preston and Ozzie did their Ph.D.’s together at Aberdeen University, where Ozzie wrote a brilliant dissertation on the role that speeches from non-Christians play in the book of Acts. Fast forward several years and Ozzie is teaching at Beeson Divinity School in Alabama and meets his (now) wife, Kristen, who was finishing her M.Div. Both Kristen and Ozzie are writers, leaders, and passionate about ministry. Both grew up believing that only men can be church leaders/preachers, but have both shifted their view. This podcast explores why.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

23 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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#717 - Homeschool vs. Christian School vs. Public School: A Conversation with Dr. Ed Uszynski

On episode #717 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Ed Uszynski. Ed Uszynski (PhD, Bowling Green State University) has been working with collegiate and professional athletes in various roles with Athletes in Action since 1992. Currently he serves as Executive Editor and Senior Writer for the AIA website, while also speaking nationally to college students, churches, and men’s groups on biblical Christianity. Follow Ed on Twitter.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

31 Dec 2018

Rank #8

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#691 - A Conversation with Sam Allberry

On episode #691 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Sam Allberry. Sam Allberry is an editor for The Gospel Coalition, a global speaker for Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and a pastor based in Maidenhead, UK. He is the author of a number of books, including Is God Anti-Gay? (Good Book, 2013). He is a founding editor of Living Out, a ministry for those struggling with same-sex attraction. You can follow him on Twitter.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

3 Sep 2018

Rank #9

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#746 - Has 'Homosexual' Always Been in the Bible?

On episode #746 of Theology in the Raw Preston addresses a recent blog post that's gained a lot of attention across the internet. The post goes by the same title as this podcast: "Has 'Homosexual" always been in the Bible?". Preston shows that while the blog post is correct that "homosexual" is a poor translation of 1 Cor 6:9, it makes several logical, historical, and theological mistakes. Preston recently preached on 1 Corinthians 6:9, which you can listen to here: Click hereSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

1 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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#712 - Can we trust the Bible? A conversation with Dr. Peter Williams

On episode #712 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Dr. Peter Williams. Dr. Peter Williams is the Principal of Tyndale House Cambridge and a lecturer on Hebrew language at the University of Cambridge. He earned his M.A., M.Phil., and Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge studying ancient languages related to the Bible.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

10 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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#711 - Tithing, Gay Christians, and Church as Brewery and Coffee Shop

On episode #711 of of Theology in the Raw Preston answers questions submitted by Pateron supporters. Questions covered in this podcast:[1:50] Can Christians give their tithe to needs outside their local church?[15:46] What does your book writing process look like?[30:49] Should Christians who believe in the Biblical view of marriage identify as same sex attracted, gay, lesbian or LTBQ+?[47:46] Can the We Are Church model work in smaller cities or towns?Support PrestonSupport Theology in the Raw for as little as $5/month and gain access to Patreon-only podcasts at https://www.patreon.com/theologyintherawConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

3 Dec 2018

Rank #12

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#688 - Friendship & Theological Disagreements, Why is Gay Sex Sinful, and much more.

On episode #688 of Theology in the Raw Preston answers questions submitted by Pateron supporters.Questions covered on the show included:1) Do you watch Queer Eye on NetFlix?2) How do you maintain a friendship when there are theological disagreements?3) Do the stories of the prodigal son, the woman at the well, the woman caught in adultery, and the prostitute affirm a belief in universalism?4) What is a book that you would like to see written that you will not write yourself?5) What are your thoughts on membership and leadership in the church?6) Why is same-sex sexual behavior sinful?7) After your mission trip to Nepal, what can American Christians learn from them to improve our relationship with Jesus Christ?Support PrestonSupport Theology in the Raw for as little as $5/month and gain access to Patreon-only podcasts at https://www.patreon.com/theologyintheraw Connect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

20 Aug 2018

Rank #13

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#734 - How Habits Shape Desire: A Conversation with Drew Dyck

On episode #734 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Drew Dyck. Drew is an acquisitions editor at Moody Publishers and a contributing editor at CTPastors.com, a Christianity Today publication for church leaders. He is also the author of Your Future Self Will Thank You: Secrets to Self-Control from the Bible and Brain Science (Moody, 2019).You can check out Drew’s website here: https://www.drewdyck.comYou can follow Drew on Twitter: @drewdyckSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

15 Apr 2019

Rank #14

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#707 - Revisiting The Nashville Statement

On episode #707 of Theology in the Raw Preston shares a talk that he gave about the Nashville Statement at the annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society.Support PrestonSupport Theology in the Raw for as little as $5/month and gain access to Patreon-only podcasts at https://www.patreon.com/theologyintherawConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

19 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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#753 - A New Vision for Church: Hugh Halter

In this episode, Preston gets to know Hugh Halter, who’s done some innovative “church” plants—if we can even call them that. Preston and Hugh talk about the different kingdom projects that Hugh’s been a part of, especially his most recent project at “post commons”—a missional, kingdom-minded venture that might be the way forward in our post-Christian context. How can we integrate community-centered, kingdom-minded, for profit businesses with church planting and the gospel? Preston and Hugh explore this question in their conversation.Hugh Halter has been a leading missiologist and thought-leader within the contemporary missional church movement. He has authored 8 books, and speaks extensively around the world helping the church be less churchy. He just moved his family to the St Louis area and has started a Neo-trappist marketplace mission as an incubator for good works and uses this story to help Christians rethink calling and kingdom contribution.Follow Hugh on Twitter.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

19 Aug 2019

Rank #16

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#706 - A Conversation with Jackie Hill Perry

On episode #705 of Theology in the Raw Preston has a conversation with Jackie Hill Perry. Jackie Hill-Perry is a writer, speaker, and artist whose work has been featured on The Washington Times, The 700 Club, Desiring God, The Gospel Coalition and other publications.You can follow Jackie on her Twitter.Visit her website.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

12 Nov 2018

Rank #17

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#690 - A Conversation with Karen Swallow Prior

On episode #690 of Theology in the Raw Preston talks with Karen Swallow Prior. Karen is a Professor of English at Liberty University. She writes frequently on literature, culture, ethics, and ideas. You can follow Karen on Twitter and order her new book On Reading Well on her website.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

27 Aug 2018

Rank #18

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#764 - Gender-Queer and Gospel-Centered: Lesli Hudson-Reynolds

Preston’s very good friend and mentor, Lesli Hudson-Reynolds, joins him on the podcast to talk about Trans-related questions, gender dysphoria, LGBTQ people in the church, and how to lead with love even when (or especially when) there’s disagreement. Lesli has been filling a massive void in the church—helping LGBTQ people wrestle with their faith, sexuality, or gender identity with grace and truth. If you are touched by Lesli’s story and are burdened for the people that they’re serving, then please consider supporting Lesli at: https://leadthemhome.givingfuel.com/lesli-hudsonSupport PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

4 Nov 2019

Rank #19

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#763 - Nonviolence, “Open Theism,” and Heavy Metal: Greg Boyd

In this energetic conversation, Greg and Preston talk about various hot-button issues from nonviolence to nationalism in the church to Open-Theism (a term Greg doesn’t actually endorse), along with Annihlationism, hopeful Universalism, violence in the Old Testament, hermeneutics of hard passages, and Greg’s favorite less-then-sanctified heavy metal bands.Follow Greg on Twitter @greg_boydHe is pastor at Woodland Hills Church and the website there is www.whchurch.org Greg is President of Reknew www.reknew.org and he has a new book coming out in January called Inspired Imperfection which is published through Fortress Press.Support PrestonSupport Preston by going to patreon.comConnect with PrestonTwitter | @PrestonSprinkleInstagram | @preston.sprinkleCheck out his website prestonsprinkle.comIf you enjoy the podcast, be sure to leave a review.

28 Oct 2019

Rank #20