Apollos Watered Podcast

Understanding the Bible Changes Everything

September 1, 2021

We are Bible people. Well, we claim we are.  “You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know that you are the Holy One of God.” So says Peter to Jesus in John 6:68-69.  But do we read it? If we don’t, why not? If we do, do we understand what […]

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Welcome to Theological Gadfly

May 3, 2021

I am a pretty conservative sort of a guy. Chances are you took that politically because in our world the political is everything—the “really real”, the place and space where all the important things happen. But that’s not what I meant. I mean temperamentally. I am not a risk taker. I like the familiar. Simple […]

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Book Review—The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self

May 3, 2021

“How did we get to place culturally where the statement ‘I am a woman trapped in a man’s body’ is universally understood as both coherent and meaningful?” (19) asks historian and professor of biblical and religious studies Carl Trueman in his recent book The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self. Trueman says that less than […]

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The Desert Blooms

The Desert Blooms

December 18, 2020

They say water is the most powerful force on earth. It erodes coast lines, carves canyons, can overwhelm the land in floods and tsunamis. But there is another way, a less obvious way, in which water is powerful. It nourishes life. We see the power of the Amazon or the Mississippi River but sometimes we […]

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living water

Living Water

December 18, 2020

The land is parched. We are withered and in desperate need of water but there is no end to the drought in site, relief seems impossible. We turn this way and that, looking for water. But what little we can find is tainted. What life we see is sickly, gasping and yellow. Rainbows slide across […]

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