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22 minutes | Apr 17, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: FINALE!!
Traditional church or something new and different? Dr. Payne and Dr. Doak debate what it would take for the Christian church to thrive in the future!
24 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: HIGHER CRITICISM?
Is higher criticism helpful or unhelpful for the church? Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne debate it here and you’ll weigh in this week!
25 minutes | Apr 10, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: REVOLUTION
What happens when you change the way you think about the scripture?
24 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: MOD ROCK OR KEEP IT TRADITIONAL?
Charles Wesley was one of the great hymn writers of the Christian tradition. What is the right way that Christians should worship through music? Keep it traditional or get with the times? Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne debate and we want to hear from you!
29 minutes | Apr 3, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: PIETY
How can Christians remain faithful to God in the industrial era? What does it mean to be truly holy like God is holy? Dr. Payne and Dr. Doak talk about how John and Charles Wesley and the Methodists answered those questions and more!
19 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: TIKTOK EVANGELISM?
Should TikTok evangelists be a thing? Do media innovators trivialize the gospel? Or, are they moving the church into the 21st century? Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne debate whether or not TikTok preaching helps or hurts the Christian movement.
24 minutes | Mar 27, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE RENEWAL
How did Roman Catholics respond to the modern world? Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne talk about Catholic renewal in the modern age and read a timeless poem & prayer from St. Teresa of Avila!
22 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: MAGISTERIAL OR RADICAL?
How should a believer relate to the wider world? Should they follow the example of the magisterial traditions or the radicals? Dr. Payne and Dr. Doak debate it here and then we want to hear from you in the discussion. Would you be a radical or magisterial?
26 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: REFORM
What happens when reform spreads? How do you know when you’ve reformed enough? This week, Dr. Payne and Dr. Doak tackle some of the critical questions facing early modern Christians & the founding of the Church of England.
26 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: MODERNITY
Welcome to the modern world! Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne talk about how the world was changing in the early modern era, the cantankerous and unforgettable Martin Luther, and they even trade a few classic Lutheran insults!
22 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: BELIEF OR ACTION?
Here it is: What comes first? Christian belief or action? Dr. Payne and Dr. Doak consider a classic "chick or egg" Christian conversation this week. Weigh in with your thoughts this week!
26 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: CELIBACY
Should priests/pastors be celibate? Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne debate - and you might be surprised at what the REALLY believe!!
29 minutes | Feb 27, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: SCHISM
What caused the Great Schism of 1054? Was it one big thing or a thousand small issues that finally made Christians break communion with one another? And what sorts of theology was being created in the Middle Ages? These questions and more on this week’s NEED TO KNOW MORE!
28 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: RELICS?
Do physical objects have spiritual power? Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne debate whether or not things like relics have power from God. Listen in and share your thoughts in this week’s discussion!
30 minutes | Feb 20, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: SACRAMENT
This week we are learning about how Christians worshipped in the Middle Ages, and the important role that the church played in the daily lives regular people. This week, Drs. Doak and Payne talk about their favorite sacraments, how Christians read the Bible in the Middle Ages, and the writings, art, and theological visions of Hildegard von Bingen!
21 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: RULE
Is there a rule that orders your life? What is it like to embrace monastic life? What did monasteries and convents preserve over time? These questions and more guide the Need to Know More podcast this week!
23 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: MONASTIC LIFE?
Would you be a monk or a nun? Dr. Doak and Dr. Payne explore whether or not monastic life is for them - and this week, we are inviting you to think about it too!
31 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: COUNCIL
This week, Drs. Payne & Doak talk about the development of Christian creeds, councils, and how Christians decide what they are and what they are not. Then, we read the sermon of a famous ancient preacher with a reputation for solid-gold preaching!
21 minutes | Feb 6, 2021
THEO POP-CULTURE SMACKDOWN: CREEDS???
This week, Dr. Doak & Dr. Payne tackle the question: do Christians need creeds, those handy distillations of Christian teaching and theology? Do they help Christians or are they out of date? Listen in and make your case on Flipgrid!
25 minutes | Jan 30, 2021
I NEED TO KNOW MORE: EMPIRE
It was one thing to be faithful under persecution - what happens when Christians gain legal rights, social power, and wealth? Dr. Doak & Dr. Payne explore the challenges facing Christians when their religion becomes the religion of empire in the 4th century.
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