Kitchen Table Theology
Where Coffee, Conversation
and Theology Meet
When you hear the word “theology”, what pops into your mind? My goal is to educate and share biblical truth on the same level as if you and I were sitting at your kitchen table with a Bible and a pot of southern pecan coffee in front of us. It is my hope to better equip the body of Christ to know God and make Him known.
In this episode, Pastor Jeff shares some personal insight into why he started the Kitchen Table Theology podcast. He also introduces and gives a brief overview of his new book, Your Greatest Adventure.
In this episode, Pastor Jeff shares which translation of the Bible he prefers to use in his study and the reasons why.
As we wrap up Season One on Kitchen Table Theology, we have a little fun in this two-part episode with a New Testament Quiz. Let’s test your New Testament knowledge!
Pastor Jeff suggests a few basic tools that you might want to use on a regular basis as you do your personal Bible study. He recommends a trustworthy and understandable Bible translation, concordance, and commentary.
Let me introduce you to Dr. Dana Goodnough, the lead pastor of Pittsford Community Church in New York, and author of the book, Three Minute Theology. In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Dr. Goodnough and I had a great conversation about the state of theology in Christian culture today. We discuss the decrease of theology awareness among Christians and the misconceptions of perceived difficulties in studying theology. Dr. Goodnough has some encouragement for us Kitchen Table Theologians as we move forward, learn more about what the Bible teaches, and how we can live in a way that shows love to our neighbors. You can watch the interview here on my YouTube channel.
Dr. Dave Park is the founder and president of Infusion and His Passion Ministries. Dave has ministered to pastors, youth leaders, parents, and students for over 25 years all over the world including Panama, Argentina, Germany, Ireland, and Israel. Dave and his team provide training, seminars, conferences, workshops, and one on one counseling to people mainly in the areas of their identity in Christ. Listen as Dave and I discuss finding freedom in your identity in Christ.
In this bonus episode, Jen and Jeff each share their favorite hymn and explore the author, background, and theology of the hymn.
Pastor Mike Linch from Northstar Church in Atlanta, GA joins me to discuss his thoughts on the current theological views of the majority of evangelical Christians in America. Theology does not have to be complicated, but we must be rooted in Scripture to maintain what is truth.
How do God's providence and our prayers work together? Does having peace about a decision give assurance of God's direction? Did a baby die because of David's sin? Listen as Pastor Jeff and Jen work to answer these listener-submitted questions.
The teaching of the Bible is consistent because it all comes from the unchanging God who cannot lie. So no passage of Scripture ever contradicts another passage of Scripture. How well do you know the doctrine of Scripture? How well do you know what the Bible tells us about the Bible? Author and blogger Tim Challies created a great 33-question online quiz regarding the doctrine of Scripture. Listen in this episode as Pastor Jeff chooses 12 of those questions to challenge Jen to answer. Let us know how you do!
What happens when a believer dies? Do I need to be a missionary to obey the Great Commission? Listen as Pastor Jeff and Jen work to answer these listener-submitted questions.
It's time for a quiz! How well have you been listening and learning from Kitchen Table Theology recently? In this episode, Pastor Jeff tests Jen’s Biblical knowledge of the end times. Will anyone depart from the faith in the latter days? Is there going to be another flood? Take the quiz along with Jen and see how you do!
As we celebrate 100 episodes of Kitchen Table Theology and almost 2 years of creating the episodes each week, Jeff and Jen share more about the motivation behind KTT and the drive to continue it.
In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff is joined by Dr. Mark Smith, President of Columbia International University. They discuss the need for biblical literacy, especially among young people. Pastor Jeff and Dr. Smith also mention their thoughts on the future of the American Church and how people can tackle biblical illiteracy through modern resources that are available.
In this episode, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton discuss one of the least understood passages in the New Testament. They shed light on the unpardonable sin is, what it is, how we know if we have committed it, and so much more! This is a re-broadcasting of one of Kitchen Table Theology’s most popular episodes.
Kitchen Table Theologians, we have a special guest on the podcast this week! Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books joined me to discuss his story, his new book “The Case for Heaven”, and how the pandemic has affected our viewpoint on death and the afterlife. I was so honored to speak with Lee and hear his perspective on this topic.
Jeff and Jen answer two listener-submitted questions in this bonus Q&A episode. When Christ returns to reign, where will the believers be who have been in heaven? When the rapture occurs, and Christ’s church is taken to heaven, will it include all children and unborn babies?
In this episode, Pastor Jeff welcomes Ricky Alcantar, Lead Pastor at Cross of Grace Church, to have a conversation about his article, “Three Reasons We Should Sing Sound Theology. What do our hymns tell us about our beliefs? The songs we sing reveal, shape, and doxologize our theology. By understanding this connection, we can have a deeper understanding of our faith. The scripture is filled with songs, and it’s only appropriate for theologians to sing together in order to have a well-rounded understanding of God.
The goal of Kitchen Table Theology is to educate people on Biblical truth in an easily understood way. But the recent survey results on the state of the American Evangelical Church done by Lifeway Research are quite alarming. These results are in stark contrast to what the Bible teaches. Tune in to find out more!
On October 31st, 1517, Martin Luther wrote the 95 Theses to spark a debate and reform the church from within. The 95 Theses sparked the Protestant Reformation and changed the course of Christianity forever.Reformation Day reminds us to be thankful to the men and women who gave their lives that everyone might have the scripture in their own language.
Pastor Jeff answers three listener submitted questions:
-Are Jesus and Melchizedek the same person?
-Why pray if God has already decided everything? Why should we pray if God has fixed the future?
-Is it alright to be angry when someone I love dies? Or is being angry a lack of faith in God and His plans?
Daniel Lucas, Lead Pastor of Better Life Church, joins Pastor jeff to discuss the powerful experience of attending the Asbury Revival. Pastor Jeff and Daniel explore the power of revival and how it can spark transformation when hearts are open to hearing from God. Discover the difference between revival and awakening and how social media has helped spread the word about revivals like the one at Asbury University. Listen as they reflect on the remarkable experience and discuss how it can happen in local churches.
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