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Restitutio is a Christian theology podcast designed to get you thinking about biblical theology, church history, and apologetics in an effort to recover the original Christian faith of Jesus and the apostles apart from all of the later traditions that settled on it like so much sediment, obscuring and mutating primitive Christianity into dogma and ritual. Pastor Sean Finnegan, the host of Restitutio, holds to a Berean approach to truth: that everyone should have an open mind, but check everything against the bible to see how it measures up. Restitutio is also the home of Off Script, where Daniel Fitzsimmons and Rose Rider join Sean Finnegan to discuss how cultural forces are quietly molding us and how we can resist the pressure to conform to this age and follow Christ authentically in our complicated and confusing time. If you are looking for Christian philosophy, issues in our society, Christian ethics, practical theology, understanding God's law, or just curious about religion, Restitutio is the Christian podcast for you.

Restitutio is a Christian theology podcast designed to get you thinking about biblical theology, church history, and apologetics in an effort to recover the original Christian faith of Jesus and the apostles apart from all of the later traditions that settled on it like so much sediment, obscuring and mutating primitive Christianity into dogma and ritual. Pastor Sean Finnegan, the host of Restitutio, holds to a Berean approach to truth: that everyone should have an open mind, but check everything against the bible to see how it measures up. Restitutio is also the home of Off Script, where Daniel Fitzsimmons and Rose Rider join Sean Finnegan to discuss how cultural forces are quietly molding us and how we can resist the pressure to conform to this age and follow Christ authentically in our complicated and confusing time. If you are looking for Christian philosophy, issues in our society, Christian ethics, practical theology, understanding God's law, or just curious about religion, Restitutio is the Christian podcast for you.
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Restitutio is a Christian theology podcast designed to get you thinking about biblical theology, church history, and apologetics in an effort to recover the original Christian faith of Jesus and the apostles apart from all of the later traditions that settled on it like so much sediment, obscuring and mutating primitive Christianity into dogma and ritual. Pastor Sean Finnegan, the host of Restitutio, holds to a Berean approach to truth: that everyone should have an open mind, but check everything against the bible to see how it measures up. Restitutio is also the home of Off Script, where Daniel Fitzsimmons and Rose Rider join Sean Finnegan to discuss how cultural forces are quietly molding us and how we can resist the pressure to conform to this age and follow Christ authentically in our complicated and confusing time. If you are looking for Christian philosophy, issues in our society, Christian ethics, practical theology, understanding God's law, or just curious about religion, Restitutio is the Christian podcast for you.

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Episodes

Interview 39: First Faith (Kirk Walden)

7/19/2018
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Are you looking for a Christian blog to encourage you in your faith? In this short interview Kirk Walden shares about his new website, 1stfaith.com, and the work he and his team are doing to live out 1st century Christianity in the 21st century. First Faith aims to simplify and strengthen your faith so you[...]

Duration:00:38:47

Interview 38: Advocating for the Unborn (Kirk Walden)

7/12/2018
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Kirk Walden has been advocating for the lives of the unborn since 1991 when he became the director of a small pregnancy help center in Auburn, Alabama. Over the last 17 years, he’s focused on fundraising for Heartbeat International, which supports pregnancy centers, adoption agencies, and maternity homes. In this interview I ask him about[...]

Duration:00:59:21

142 Calvinism vs. Arminianism 6: Perseverance of the Saints

6/28/2018
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This is part 6 of the Calvinism Debate Can you lose your salvation? If God saves someone, will they always persevere? What about people who leave the church? These are important questions and they are at the heart of this last discussion on Calvinism. Blake affirms that after regeneration, absolutely nothing can separate someone from[...]

Duration:00:48:46

141 Calvinism vs. Arminianism 5: Irresistible Grace

6/21/2018
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When God calls you, can you say, “No?” According to Calvinism, God’s grace is irresistible, meaning when he determines to save someone, he always achieves his goal. In other words, his call is always effectual. On the other side, Arminianism teaches that God offers grace, but people can freely choose to accept it or reject[...]

Duration:00:38:20

140 Calvinism vs. Arminianism 4: Limited Atonement

6/14/2018
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Did Jesus die to make it possible for anyone to be saved or did he only die for the elect? In this discussion between Blake Cortright and Jacob Rohrer, they discuss this important issue and how it relates to evangelism. Blake affirms limited atonement while Jacob argues that Jesus died for sinners in general. ——[...]

Duration:01:01:03

139 Calvinism vs. Arminianism 3: Unconditional Election

6/7/2018
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Does God predestine everyone who will ever be saved before they’re even born? Blake affirms that not only does God choose whom he will save in eternity past, but he did so without regard to any conditions or qualities of what these people will do. Jacob denies, arguing that everyone has free will to choose[...]

Duration:01:02:27

138 Calvinism vs. Arminianism 2: Total Depravity

5/31/2018
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Just how fallen are we? What does it mean to be dead in trespasses and sins? Are we so depraved and mired in sin that we cannot even have faith in God? Blake Cortright says answers, “Yes.” Unless God quickens us through his spirit, we are innately unable and unwilling to reach up to him[...]

Duration:01:05:56

137 Calvinism vs. Arminianism 1: Introduction

5/24/2018
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Today we begin an extended series on Calvinism and Arminianism. For those of you not familiar, Calvinism, named after John Calvin (d. 1564), holds that God sovereignly chooses and effectually saves all whom he decides to save based on his predestined will whereas Arminianism, named for Jacobus Arminius (d. 1609), asserts that people freely choose[...]

Duration:00:46:38

Interview 37: A New Perspective on Galatians (Jerry Wierwille)

5/17/2018
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Last time, Jerry Wierwille explained the concept of covenantal nomism–the idea that rather than seeking to earn their salvation through perfect obedience, Jews at the time of Christ looked at the Law as a covenant God graciously entered into with his people. They enter that covenant by birth and then need to remain faithful to[...]

Duration:01:00:07

Interview 36: Paul and Covenantal Nomism (Jerry Wierwille)

5/10/2018
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How did Jews at the time of Jesus understand their relationship to the Law? Did they believe in “works righteousness”–the idea that only by obeying the commandments of Torah could they earn salvation? Did they believe in grace? Jerry Wierwille leads us through this important issue so that we contextualize the epistles of Paul within[...]

Duration:00:54:27

Interview 35: Should Messianic Jews Keep Torah? (Daniel Calcagno)

5/4/2018
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Pastor Daniel Calcagno lays out a his case for what he calls a positive view of Torah. He believes that the cleavage with Judaism in early church history is something the apostles never envisioned. Sadly, this parting of the ways led to confusion, doctrinal drifting, and persecution. Although Calcagno does not believe Gentiles need to[...]

Duration:01:00:58

Interview 34: From Pentecostal to Messianic Unitarian (Daniel Calcagno)

4/26/2018
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Born to Italian immigrants, Daniel Calcagno grew up in Canada, near Niagara Falls and attended a Pentecostal church. After he began taking his faith seriously, he started researching the Jewish people–especially those who believe in Jesus. Over time he founded Messianic Niagara, a local home group with a website that promoted audio teachings. However,[...]

Duration:00:36:23

Interview 33: Can You Lose Your Salvation? (Dan Gallagher)

4/19/2018
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Having believed in the permanence of salvation for 46 years, Dan Gallagher recently changed his mind to believe in what he calls continuance in faith–the idea that those who fail to continue in faith can be lost. The whole process took about fourteen years from when a book introduced him to a number of verses[...]

Duration:00:58:13

Interview 32: Virtual Fellowship for Isolated Believers (John Truitt)

4/12/2018
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Are you longing for fellowship with other like-minded believers? In this interview, John Truitt of Kentucky shares how he uses video conferencing to have interactive and encouraging virtual fellowships. Whether you want to join in with what he does or you want to start your own, this conversation is loaded with helpful guidance on how[...]

Duration:00:44:59

Interview 31: Master’s Seminary Prof. Finds Son of God, Loses Job (Bill Schlegel)

4/5/2018
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Bill Schlegel, professor and cofounder of The Master’s University extension program in Israel (IBEX), was studying the phrase “Son of God” and came to understand the term did not correlate with the traditional “God the Son” teaching, but instead meant God’s heir, the king he has designated to rule the world. Although he had taught[...]

Duration:00:50:14

136 Whatever Did St. Paul Do with the Kingdom of God? (N. T. Wright)

3/29/2018
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Join Professor N. T. Wright as he shows how well Paul’s epistles fit with the Hebrew prophets and the Gospels. Rather than seeing Paul as the purveyor of a heavenly hope wherein saints may enjoy disembodied bliss, Wright highlights a number of key passages that unlock Paul’s kingdom-centered hope. —— Links —— Take a look[...]

Duration:00:59:34

Off Script 47: Is God’s Violence in the Bible Wrong? (Q&A)

3/25/2018
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This is part six in our series on responding to your questions and comments. In light of our killing series, we considered whether Christians should kill the old, the young, enemies, or criminals, however we never addressed the morality of God killing. Brian asked: Can I expect a subsequent episode where you discuss a sort[...]

Duration:00:18:57

Off Script 46: Should Christians Outlaw Abortion? (Q&A)

3/22/2018
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This is part five in our series on responding to your questions and comments. In this Q & A episode, we address two commenters who responded to Off Script 34: Killing the Unborn (A Christian View of Abortion). Dan Fitzsimmons responds to Candace who inquired why Dan would vote against capital punishment but not against[...]

Duration:00:40:37

Off Script 45: Should Christians Support Capital Punishment? (Q&A)

3/18/2018
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In this episode, we respond to a comment made on Off Script 37: Killing Criminals, in which we took the position that capital punishment is a biblically justifiable practice, but in America today it is fraught with problems, including the outrageous cost of death row and the possibility of executing the innocent. We respond to[...]

Duration:00:26:47

134 Finding the Love of Your Life (Book of Ruth)

2/22/2018
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Have you ever read the book of Ruth? Though it’s only four chapters, it contains timeless truths that can help us today. Our culture puts an incredible amount of pressure on spouses to never change, be perfectly compatible, and fulfill our deepest longings that it’s no wonder that singles often can’t seem to find the[...]

Duration:00:52:27