Apollos Watered Podcast

#241 | Cultural Sanctification with Stephen O. Presley, Pt. 2

June 7, 2024

We are in a time where the cultural topography is shifting. The message hasn’t changed, but our position in the culture has. Is there an example we can look to to find inspiration? Stephen O. Presley believes so. Drawing upon the first three centuries of Christianity, Stephen takes us on a journey into the mind […]

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#240 | Cultural Sanctification with Stephen O. Presley, Pt. 1

May 31, 2024

What should be our posture to the quickly changing, chaotic world around us? We all know about the early church in the book of Acts, but what about after that? What was the church’s approach to the world around it in the second and third centuries? Can we learn anything from them? Stephen O. Presley […]

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#239 | The State of Bible Reading in America with John Plake

May 25, 2024

John Plake, of the American Bible Society is back to present us with the State of the Bible report for 2024. Stats tell stories, the question is, what story are the stats telling us right now? What is the state of Bible reading in America? What does that tell us? What does it mean for […]

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#238 | Contextualization in the New Testament with Dean Flemming, Pt. 2

May 17, 2024

Is the book Acts about the Holy Spirit? The apostles? Spiritual gifts? Or the interaction with cultures? What is the purpose of the church? What does it mean to be a follower of Jesus in a pluralistic society? How do we build a bridge to communicate the gospel and then confront the new culture with […]

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#237 | Contextualization in the New Testament with Dean Flemming, Pt. 1

May 10, 2024

“Just be biblical!” “Preach the Word!” are phrases we hear from well-meaning Christians who want to see lives transformed. Rarely, however, do we think about exactly how we are supposed to do it. What do we mean by “be biblical”? Does that mean act like those in the first century? And what exactly are we […]

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#236 | Can We Actually Be Political Disciples? with Vincent Bacote

May 3, 2024

“Christians should not be talking about politics!” is what I heard when I was a young Christian. Is that true? How can Christians be engaged in politics in a biblically faithful way? What does it mean to be a political disciple? Should we as Christians stay out of politics? These are questions that we all […]

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#235 | What Are Christians For? with Jake Meador, Pt. 2

April 26, 2024

Travis and Jake continue their conversation discussing his book, “What Are Christians For?” Surprisingly, there is a great deal of confusion as to what the role of Christians should be in society. Is it only to be disciples who make disciples? Is it to glorify God and enjoy Him forever? What about in our public […]

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#234 | What Are Christians For? with Jake Meador, Pt. 1

April 19, 2024

What Are Christians For? Is it only to be disciples who make disciples? Is it to glorify God and enjoy Him forever? What about in our public life? What role does our Christian faith play in the political sphere? Our vocation? Does it have any effect on the environment? The answer is an unequivocal, yes! […]

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#233 | Why Evangelical Theology Needs the Global Church with Stephen Pardue

April 12, 2024

What do you need in your relationship with God? I am sure you can think of many things. One thing that has helped so many Christians and churches is developing a relationship with global Christians, and in doing so, you find your vision of God expands, your relationship with God deepens, and your zeal for […]

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#232 | Jesus and the Powers with N.T. Wright, Pt. 2

April 5, 2024

In this second part of our conversation, Travis and Tom discuss our political witness, premillennial dispensationalism, bad theology, Christian nationalism, and how the gospel is bigger than we often realize. While the gospel encapsulates our personal salvation, there is much more involved than just that, but the redemption of all creation. Understanding Tom means understanding […]

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