Paul’s Prison Proclamation

This episode of Theology Simply Profound brings our discussion of the Book of Acts to a close. Paul is under house arrest welcoming all who come to him “proclaiming the kingdom of God and teaching about the Lord Jesus Christ with all boldness and without hindrance.” We discuss Paul’s arrival in Rome, his reception by the Jews, and his proclamation of the kingdom of God.

Our apologies for the poor audio quality for the first 10 minutes or so…a few technical difficulties.

What is Faith?

On this week’s episode of Theology Simply Profound, from Acts 28, Rob and Bob discuss everything from snake handling to saving faith… in reality, the discussion lands primarily on the nature of faith. How does saving faith differ from the belief that UFOs will one day arrive to wisp the faithful away to a better place? Hmm. Essentially, is the faith of a Christian the same kind of faith we find in a cult?

Paul, Agrippa, and the Providence of God

On this week’s episode of Theology Simply Profound Rob and Bob explore the providence of God. Continuing to make our way through the Acts of the Apostles, we are at chapter 23–26 where Paul goes before Felix, Festus, and Agrippa.In what way do we see God working through these various circumstances in the life of Paul in order to bring about the salvation of his people to the ends of the earth.

The Church and Religious Practices

On this week’s episode of Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob discuss Acts 21:17–26 and the seemingly strange things Paul does while at Jerusalem. Why does he offer sacrifices? What’s going on? And somehow we end up talking about whether Paul’s actions here shows the church that we have the freedom to follow things like the liturgical calendar and practice such things like Lent in order to be enhance our spiritual walk.

The Riot in Ephesus

This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob discuss the riot that place in Ephesus. From Acts 19, we see the conflict between this present evil age and the age which is to come. Among other things, we talk about whether the Christian is to try to make the same kind of impact on our cities as Paul and his company did in Ephesus. What should our posture be in this world and what should we expect from the world that we live within?

The Art of Preaching

This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob discuss preaching in the context of Paul’s ministry of the word when Eutychus fell asleep at the window, fell to ground dead, and was raised up to life again (Acts 20:7–12). Why is it that Paul would speak so long to these people? What is preaching?

Exorcism and the Christian

This week on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob take up the subject of exorcisms, yeah really! From Acts 19:11–20, we discuss everything from Jesus and Paul freeing people from demons to Star Wars and the new spirituality of this present evil (pagan) age that we live within. So, may a Christian be demon possessed?

Should We Trust Philosophy?

Today on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob discuss Paul’s preaching in Athens and the role of philosophy or worldview in our various interactions with the world around us. Is philosophy useful? What about worldview? Is there any connection between these things and evangelism?

Listening to the Truth

Today on Theology Simply Profound, Rob and Bob discuss the contrast between Paul’s reception at Thessalonica and Berea. In Thessalonica, there was jealousy and hostility. In Berea, there was an examination of the Scriptures. How are we to receive the word of God preached to us through our pastors?

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