Episode 41 – Book Review Episode 1 – Godforsaken by Dinesh D’Souza

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00041-BookReivew00001-Godforsaken.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTitle: Godforsaken: Bad Things Happen. Is there a God who cares? Yes. Here’s proof. Author: Dinesh D’Souza Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (March 1, 2012) Language: English Formats: Hardcover Pages: 274 (Hardcover edition from the library) The problem of evil is a theological and philosophical issue for many. If God is good, as Christians (including me) claim, then how can one explain the evils of this world? Many atheists have remained strong in their convictions and many claiming the name of Christ have deserted the faith because of unsatisfactory answers to this dilemma. Numerous works have been written to address this matter. As I was browsing the library, I stumbled across D’Souza’s book and the premise sounded interesting. I’d seen videos of D’Souza come through my Facebook feed and read some of the subtitles, but was not otherwise familiar with him. … Keep reading!

Episode 40 – Categories of Theology

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00040-CategoriesOfTheology.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSTheology can be broken down into several categories. This episode provides a brief description of six of these categories. Additionally, Systematic Theology can be broken down by topic, and this episode lists a few of those areas. Amazon Affiliate Links: Systematic Theology, Vol. 1: Introduction/Bible by Norman Geisler http://amzn.to/2hn4UGk Systematic Theology, Vol. 2: God/Creation by Norman Geisler http://amzn.to/2yvtSKI Systematic Theology, Vol. 3: Sin/Salvation by Norman Geisler http://amzn.to/2yuNfng Systematic Theology, Vol. 4: Church/Last Things by Norman Geisler http://amzn.to/2hnVXwq Systematic Theology 4-in-1 by Norman Geisler http://amzn.to/2ytLjeO Get in touch: Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643844862602170/ Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail: joe@jwexperience.com Intro: “Alarming News (30 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news Outro: “Alarming News (60 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news … Keep reading!

Episode 39 – How to Study Theology

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00039-HowToStudyTheology.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThis episode discusses six attitudes we should hold when approaching theological studies. Amazon Affiliate Links: Already Compromised by Ken Ham Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it by Ken Ham Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church’s Lost Generation by Ken Ham Get in touch: Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643844862602170/ Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail: joe@jwexperience.com Intro: “Alarming News (30 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news Outro: “Alarming News (60 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news … Keep reading!

Episode 38 – Why Study Theology?

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00038-WhyStudyTheology.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThere are six basic reasons I think every Christian should be involved in studying theology to the best of his or her ability. Tune in to see what they are. Amazon Affiliate Links: Already Compromised by Ken Ham Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it by Ken Ham Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church’s Lost Generation by Ken Ham Get in touch: Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643844862602170/ Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail: joe@jwexperience.com Intro: “Alarming News (30 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news Outro: “Alarming News (60 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news … Keep reading!

Episode 37 – Introduction to Theology

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00037-IntroductionToTheology.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSThe podcast is back after a several-week hiatus, and I want to welcome you to the new format! This episode will serve as a (very) brief introduction to theology as we kick off a study of Systematic Theology. This study could easily take a couple of years, so you’ve been warned. Amazon Affiliate Links: Already Compromised by Ken Ham Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it by Ken Ham Ready to Return: Bringing Back the Church’s Lost Generation by Ken Ham Get in touch: Website: www.jwexperience.com Facebook: Bite-Sized Theology https://www.facebook.com/groups/1643844862602170/ Twitter: @bite_sizedtheo E-mail: joe@jwexperience.com Intro: “Alarming News (30 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news Outro: “Alarming News (60 seconds)” https://www.shockwave-sound.com/royalty-free-music-track/8584/alarming-news … Keep reading!

I hate being responsible…

Okay, it’s time for a pity party, I guess. There’s a possibility of ordering barbecue at work in the near future, and although I have money available for such purposes, I’m 70-80% sure that I won’t be participating. My wife and I are setting aside a fixed amount each month for fun/personal spending, and it really isn’t that much compared to our overall expenses and income, which means I have to make it stretch. Ordering out for lunch will wipe out more than half of what I currently have available to me, which means I have to wait until November starts before more is there in my bucket to cover some necessary expenses. Don’t get me wrong, there is freedom to be found in this. A lot of my fun money goes toward books, and while one can never have too many books, I also have a large pile of to-reads … Keep reading!

Episode 36 – Minisode 2 – Announcement

http://media.blubrry.com/bite_sized_theology/p/jwexperience.com/podcast/Episode00036-Minisode00002-Update.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIf you haven’t already noticed, I’ve been taking a bit of a sabbatical from the podcast and plan to start putting episodes out again starting the first week in November. With the feedback that I’ve received, I’m going to release episodes that are 5-15 minutes long at least twice per week (and hopefully every day Monday-Friday). I’m going to kick it off by going through Systematic Theology, which will realistically take several years to complete. I might intersperse other topics to break it up a bit (especially if I haven’t had time to do much study before recording), and there might be a few surprises along the way. I’m looking forward to this new direction, and my hope is that you will find it enjoyable, too. As always, I’d appreciate any and all of you running off to iTunes (or Apple … Keep reading!

Let my people play!

By all definitions, I would almost certainly be classified as a screen addict. I’m on a computer all day at work and even have some downtime where I can do personal things, and my iPhone has made it easier than ever to “just check in” on Facebook and elsewhere online. I like having YouTube up and running when I cook, I listen to podcasts when I drive, I fit gaming apps into the empty spaces of my day. As I write this, it’s a bit depressing to think of how little quiet time is in my life. Visiting family or having family visit me is a nice break to all of this. Arguably I drank too much coffee during my recent trip to my grandpa’s farm, but sitting around the table and sharing stories with family was a fantastic way to pass a weekend. Certainly there were tasks that could … Keep reading!