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Restitutio is a Christian theology podcast designed to get you thinking about biblical theology, church history, and apologetics in an effort to recover the original Christian faith of Jesus and the apostles apart from all of the later traditions that settled on it like so much sediment, obscuring and mutating primitive Christianity into dogma and ritual. Pastor Sean Finnegan, the host of Restitutio, holds to a Berean approach to truth: that everyone should have an open mind, but check everything against the bible to see how it measures up. If you are looking for biblical unitarian resources, information about the kingdom of God, or teachings about conditional immortality, Restitutio is the Christian podcast for you.

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Restitutio is a Christian theology podcast designed to get you thinking about biblical theology, church history, and apologetics in an effort to recover the original Christian faith of Jesus and the apostles apart from all of the later traditions that settled on it like so much sediment, obscuring and mutating primitive Christianity into dogma and ritual. Pastor Sean Finnegan, the host of Restitutio, holds to a Berean approach to truth: that everyone should have an open mind, but check everything against the bible to see how it measures up. If you are looking for biblical unitarian resources, information about the kingdom of God, or teachings about conditional immortality, Restitutio is the Christian podcast for you.

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Awesome and thought evoking!

By rabrams89 - Feb 12 2020
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What a great podcast. This podcast delves deep into many concepts that we as Christians often question or wonder or simply just need more clarification on. Even the topics that are hard to talk about are addressed here because like Sean says “the truth has nothing to fear”. Why put limitations or boundaries on your faith. It’s healthy to seek answers and to have questions. Why not do everything we can to learn as much as we can about God and his son Jesus Christ. Amen!

Intelligent, respectful biblical exegesis

By j&e777 - Nov 01 2019
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Most professed Christians have not thought about the trinity, or Jesus as “a man attested by god.” This show is Theology from people trying to put biblical ethics into practice. Well done.

iTunes Ratings

72 Ratings
Average Ratings
68
1
0
1
2

Awesome and thought evoking!

By rabrams89 - Feb 12 2020
Read more
What a great podcast. This podcast delves deep into many concepts that we as Christians often question or wonder or simply just need more clarification on. Even the topics that are hard to talk about are addressed here because like Sean says “the truth has nothing to fear”. Why put limitations or boundaries on your faith. It’s healthy to seek answers and to have questions. Why not do everything we can to learn as much as we can about God and his son Jesus Christ. Amen!

Intelligent, respectful biblical exegesis

By j&e777 - Nov 01 2019
Read more
Most professed Christians have not thought about the trinity, or Jesus as “a man attested by god.” This show is Theology from people trying to put biblical ethics into practice. Well done.

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Restitutio

Latest release on Jan 21, 2021

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Rank #1: 137 Calvinism vs. Arminianism 1: Introduction

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This is part 1 of the Calvinism Debate Today we begin an extended series on Calvinism and Arminianism.  For those of you not familiar, Calvinism, named after John Calvin (d. 1564), holds that God sovereignly chooses and effectually saves all whom he decides to save based on his predestined will whereas Arminianism, named for Jacobus Read more about 137 Calvinism vs. Arminianism 1: Introduction[…]

May 25 2018

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Rank #2: 292 A Change of Affection (Becket Cook)

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I’ve got a fascinating interview for you with Becket Cook. Now some of you may recognize his name from the interview I did with him two years ago (Interview 18). In that episode Cook shared his amazing testimony of how he went from a committed gay production set designer in Hollywood to experiencing God in Read more about 292 A Change of Affection (Becket Cook)[…]

Sep 20 2019

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Rank #3: Off Script 40: Roy Moore, Gay Wedding Cakes, and White Evangelicals

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While scrolling through Facebook, I came across Charles Mathewes’ Washington Post article, “White Christianity is in big trouble. And it’s its own biggest threat.”  At first reading, I was infuriated at what I felt were unfair criticisms, but after I thought about it, I realized what an opportunity this article presented.  It collects together no Read more about Off Script 40: Roy Moore, Gay Wedding Cakes, and White Evangelicals[…]

Jan 21 2018

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Rank #4: Interview 43 Misunderstood Texts about Jesus 1 (Bill Schlegel)

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Today we are beginning a new series called “Misunderstood Texts about Jesus” with Bill Schlegel.  Professor Schlegel lived and taught the bible and geography in Israel for more than three decades.  Recently, he came to change his mind on the deity of Jesus, seeing him now as God’s man rather than a God-man.  Since he Read more about Interview 43 Misunderstood Texts about Jesus 1 (Bill Schlegel)[…]

Nov 16 2018

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Rank #5: Interview 6: Dale Tuggy’s Journey

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In this interview with philosopher Dr. Dale Tuggy, I ask him questions about his personal spiritual journey.  Dr. Tuggy is an analytic philosopher who works on world religions and the doctrine of the Trinity.  He’s a tenured professor of philosophy at the State University of New York at Fredonia.  Furthermore, he runs a popular website Read more about Interview 6: Dale Tuggy’s Journey[…]

Oct 09 2016

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Rank #6: 162 Refuting Michael Brown’s Case for the Trinity 4

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We continue our refutation of Michael Brown’s opening statement by addressing a whole smattering of texts, including Isaiah 9.6, John 20.28, Colossians 2.9, 2 Peter 1.1, Romans 9.5, and 1 John 5.20. We explain and debunk Brown’s unusual singular verb argument from 1 Thess 3.13, 2 Thess 2.16-17, and Rev 22.3-4. We briefly touch upon Read more about 162 Refuting Michael Brown’s Case for the Trinity 4[…]

Feb 08 2019

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Rank #7: Theology 21 — Conditional Salvation

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We’ll delve into the multifaceted theology of salvation (aka soteriology).  We’ll look at all three tenses of salvation: how we were saved, are being saved, and will be saved.  Now, I realize this can be a very sensitive and controversial subject, depending on what your preexisting doctrinal commitments are.  However, I simply ask that you Read more about Theology 21 — Conditional Salvation[…]

Jun 28 2019

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Rank #8: 303 Foreknowledge and Free Will 1 (Dale Tuggy Introducing Open Theism)

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Today we are beginning an exciting new series on one of the most interesting ongoing controversies within Christian theology.  Does God have exhaustive foreknowledge of the future?  Does he know everything that is going to happen before it happens?  If so, what does that mean for human free will?  What are the various options within Read more about 303 Foreknowledge and Free Will 1 (Dale Tuggy Introducing Open Theism)[…]

Dec 06 2019

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Rank #9: 84: Kingdom Restoration (Kingdom of God 1)

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Today we begin a new class on Restitutio on the Kingdom of God. Jesus said the kingdom was like a treasure hidden in a field—it’s so valuable it’s worth selling everything to purchase. He said to seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness above what we eat or wear. In this class we’ll spend Read more about 84: Kingdom Restoration (Kingdom of God 1)[…]

May 04 2017

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Rank #10: 133 Is God a Misogynist? (Mary Willson)

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Mary Willson, director of women’s initiatives for the Gospel Coalition, wrestles with a couple of the Old Testament texts that critics use to show that God hates women, including Deuteronomy 21.10-14 and Numbers 5.11-31.  First she looks at how we perceive these ancient scriptures from the perspective of our own culture, then she shows how Read more about 133 Is God a Misogynist? (Mary Willson)[…]

Feb 16 2018

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Rank #11: 135 The Fate of the Apostles (Sean McDowell)

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Have you ever heard the martyrdom argument for the resurrection of Jesus?  It goes something like this.  Jesus’ apostles faced persecution and martyrdom for their confession that God raised Jesus from the dead, sealing their witness with their blood.  Why would they die for a lie?  Their martyrdom unequivocally proves that they sincerely believed in Read more about 135 The Fate of the Apostles (Sean McDowell)[…]

Mar 02 2018

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Rank #12: Podcast 63: Why Does God Allow Suffering? (Apologetics 13)

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Apologetics 13: Problem of Evil (Objection 1) Now that we’ve established the existence of God, the historicity of Christ’s resurrection, and the bible’s veracity, we come to objections commonly brought against Christianity. The chief classical question posed to Christians throughout the eons is, “How can you believe in God when there is so much pain Read more about Podcast 63: Why Does God Allow Suffering? (Apologetics 13)[…]

Dec 15 2016

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Rank #13: Theology 14 — The Holy Spirit

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How do you think of holy spirit?  In this lecture we’ll build up a biblical theology of the spirit, in an effort to comprehend its variegated facets. We’ll consider the Old Testament and the Synoptic Gospels before spending a good deal of time in John, looking at the fascinating way that Jesus talks about the Read more about Theology 14 — The Holy Spirit[…]

May 10 2019

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Rank #14: 129 Losing Faith (Five Hundred 13)

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This lecture covers the two main types of criticisms leveled against Christianity during the Enlightenment period: biblical and philosophical.  In addition you’ll see how some Christians dug their heals in and worked hard to defend their faith while others gave ground but reinterpreted Christianity in a way that would not only survive the criticisms but Read more about 129 Losing Faith (Five Hundred 13)[…]

Jan 26 2018

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Rank #15: Interview 55 Detoxing Your Brain 1 (Leah Fronczek)

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At the beginning of each year, we have a young adult event called Revive in Connecticut.  This year Leah Fronczek was one of the workshop leaders.  Her topic was detoxing your brain and I asked her to come on Restitutio to share with you what she learned in studying this topic.  This is so important Read more about Interview 55 Detoxing Your Brain 1 (Leah Fronczek)[…]

Aug 17 2019

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Rank #16: 311 Evaluating Dispensationalism 1 (John Truitt)

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Have you ever been on a long drive in the summer when you wore sunglasses for hours and hours?  It’s getting dark and then suddenly you realize you’re still wearing sunglasses.  You take them off and the whole world brightens and  you realize it’s not nearly as dark as you thought?  This is the nature Read more about 311 Evaluating Dispensationalism 1 (John Truitt)[…]

Jan 24 2020

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Rank #17: Theology 10 — Challenging God’s Oneness

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How many is God?  Although the ancient Shema (recorded in Deuteronomy 6) teaches that God is one, Christian theologians have put forward a number of reasons arguing for a plurality within God.  We will examine a number of these words, texts, and reasonings in an effort to agree with Jesus who wholeheartedly affirmed the Jewish Read more about Theology 10 — Challenging God’s Oneness[…]

Apr 05 2019

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Rank #18: 158 Dale Tuggy vs. Michael Brown Debate: Is the God of the Bible the Father Alone?

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Last night Michael Brown (PhD NYU) and Dale Tuggy (PhD Brown U) debated the question, “Is the God of the Bible the Father Alone?” Tuggy affirmed while Brown denied. Both scholars recognize the inspiration and the authority of scripture over tradition. Both made an effort to found their beliefs using the bible, reason, and history. Read more about 158 Dale Tuggy vs. Michael Brown Debate: Is the God of the Bible the Father Alone?[…]

Jan 12 2019

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Rank #19: Theology 15 — Challenging the Holy Spirit

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Last time we worked through a ton of scripture, trying to get a multidimensional view of how the bible describes the holy spirit.  This time we’ll consider a few scriptures that have confused some into thinking the spirit is really an individual or person distinct from the Father and the Son.  This study is pretty Read more about Theology 15 — Challenging the Holy Spirit[…]

May 17 2019

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Rank #20: Podcast 34: Conflict (Historical Jesus 10)

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Historical Jesus 10: Conflict From his birth to his untimely death, conflict dominated Jesus’ life.  During his ministry the Pharisees disagreed with Jesus about the Sabbath, purity, divorce, and his style of ministry.  Jesus called them out on pride, greed, and hypocrisy.  Looking at how Jesus handled conflict serves as an example to those of Read more about Podcast 34: Conflict (Historical Jesus 10)[…]

Jun 02 2016

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