Apollos Watered Podcast

#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 […] Read More

#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 […] Read More

#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 […] Read More

#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 […] Read More

#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! […] Read More

#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 […] Read More

#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 […] Read More

#231 | Jesus and the Powers with N.T. Wright, Pt. 1

March 22, 2024

What should our Christian political witness look like in an age of totalitarian terror and dysfunctional democracies? What is the church’s role between Jesus and Caesar? What does Jesus’ kingdom look like in the shadow of empire? How do we testify to the powers? How do we resist them? Today we welcome N.T. Wright to […] Read More

#230 | Politics and Christian Nationalism with Cherie Harder

March 20, 2024

What role does politics play in the mission of God? How do we navigate the political field without stepping on a cultural landmine? What should our political engagement look like? And what do we do with things like Christian nationalism? Today’s guest is Cherie Harder, President of the Trinity Forum. Cherie Harder serves as President […] Read More

#229 | Futureproof Your Church with Stephen McAlpine

March 8, 2024

There are so many things that are happening in our world today and churches are trying to figure out what to do next. What do we do next? How can we be faithful and fruitful in this moment? How do we do community in this world when people are already so busy? Pastor and author […] Read More

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