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Taking up the sword of Christian theology and the shield of classic apologetics.

Taking up the sword of Christian theology and the shield of classic apologetics.
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Taking up the sword of Christian theology and the shield of classic apologetics.

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(12.7.18) Recovering Authentic Christianity

12/7/2018
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David Platt said, “We desperately need to explore how much of our understanding of the gospel is American and how much is biblical.” Platt makes an interesting point. How can we get back authentic Christianity and decipher it from a more culturally based one? On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, host Brian Chilton discusses five […]

Duration:00:35:24

(11.28.18) Intriguing Archaeological Discoveries and the Problem with Traditionalism

11/29/2018
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses three archaeological discoveries related to the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, a ring of Pontius Pilate, and a tiny “beka” stone. He will describe the findings and their relevance to the historicity of the Bible. Also, he will discuss three categories of ancient rabbis (the Sopherim, Tannanim, […]

Duration:00:49:53

(11.2.18) Eleven Dimensions, Time, and the Transcendence of God

11/2/2018
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The more humanity studies the universe, the more bizarre the universe becomes. Physicists claim that the universe holds no less than eleven dimensions. By God’s nature, he must beyond the number of dimensions that universe holds. On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian G. Chilton contends that the transdimensional and transcendent nature of […]

Duration:00:28:54

(10.26.18) Smallfoot, Stephen Hawking, and Scientism: An Inconsistent Philosophy

10/26/2018
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the philosophy known as scientism. Scientism is the philosophical belief that science is the only means to know truth. Chilton will describe the implicit philosophy of scientism in the movie Smallfoot and the research of the late Stephen Hawking. Chilton holds that there are seven areas […]

Duration:00:47:30

(10.17.18) The Importance of Christian Community (w. Brandon Lowe)

10/17/2018
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we are joined by Brandon Lowe who describes his journey from Christianity, to atheism, and back to the Christian worldview. Brandon describes the importance of Christian community in his journey back to the faith, and notes the importance of avoiding cookie-cutter approaches to evangelism. About the […]

Duration:00:36:51

(10.5.18) 7 Scriptures that Support Soul Survival

10/5/2018
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton answers a question he received on the podcast pertaining to soul survival. Is the belief that the soul survives death a biblical concept? Brian Chilton gives seven Scriptures that strongly support the notion that the soul continues to exist after the body’s death. He also […]

Duration:00:23:28

(9.28.18) What is Truth?

9/28/2018
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During the Brent Kavinaugh hearings, Senator Cory Booker made the comment about Dr. Ford’s truth. He said, “It is her truth.” Booker brings up an epistemological question much as Pontius Pilate posed in the first-century, essentially inquiring “What is truth?”. On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we dive into the issue of truth. […]

Duration:00:27:52

(9.14.18) Who Was the Other Apostle Who Left John the Baptist to Follow Jesus?

9/14/2018
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In John 1:40, Andrew is reported to have been one of two disciples who heard John the Baptist and started to follow Jesus. Andrew, in verse 41, finds his brother Simon Peter and encourages him to follow Jesus, as well. But, who was the other disciple who originally left John the Baptist to follow Jesus? […]

Duration:00:24:55

(9.7.18) 5 Apologetic Methodologies

9/7/2018
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the five apologetic methodologies that are used to defend Christianity, which are classicalism, evidentialism, cumulative case, presuppositional, and reformed epistemological. The podcast will define each of the methods, reveal some each method’s proponents, and discuss the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Also, Brian […]

Duration:00:57:24

(8.31.18) RISEN

8/31/2018
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, host Brian Chilton gives an easy to remember acronym (“RISEN”) to help one recall the core defenses for Jesus’s resurrection. This podcast will prove to be a helpful tool for the apologist and theologian. R-Records of Jesus’s death and resurrection. I-Irksome, or irritating details. S-Sightings of the […]

Duration:00:38:45

(8.24.18) 10 Books That Have Influenced Me

8/24/2018
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On this first episode of the new season of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses 10 books that have influenced his life both theologically and apologetically. He also gives some additional notable mentions which he would have added should the list have been longer. See what those books are and see what book topped […]

Duration:00:38:28

(8.19.18) Message: "Finding Contentment in Ministry" (Acts 28:11-31)

8/19/2018
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In this last message in his series in the book of Acts, Brian Chilton describes how a person can find contentment in both ministry and in life. Catch this message on this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast and turn in your Bibles to Acts 28:11-31. Find contentment in God’s PROVIDING (28:11-16). Find contentment in […]

Duration:00:27:59

(8.9.18) Message: "Qualities of a Godly Teacher" (Acts 20:17-38)

8/9/2018
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On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses the qualities that one should look for in a godly teacher. Both good and bad Christian preachers and teachers exist. So, what are those qualities that constitute a good teacher? Listen to today’s podcast to find out as we explore Acts 20:17-38. A […]

Duration:00:20:05

(8.8.18) "Trusting God in the Uncertainties of Life" (Acts 23:10-11)

8/8/2018
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On this edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses a time when Paul encountered the risen Jesus while in a jail cell. Jesus simply told him, “Have courage! For as you have testified about me in Jerusalem, so it is necessary for you to testify in Rome” (Acts 23:11, CSB). Yet, Paul […]

Duration:00:29:55

(7.31.18) What's Going on with Bellator Christi?

7/31/2018
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What’s been going on with Bellator Christi? I’m sure you have noticed the reduced number of podcasts in recent weeks. Host Brian Chilton discusses the transition that he and his family is in at the time. In addition, he discusses the importance of following God’s direction when making major decisions in life and in ministry. […]

Duration:00:22:23

(7.20.18) 30 Days to Genesis (w. Dr. Chet Roden)

7/20/2018
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In this flashback edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we are joined by Dr. Chet Roden author of 30 Days to Genesis. Dr. Roden completed his Ph.D. at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Old Testament studies in Wake Forest, North Carolina; his M.Div. also at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; and his B.A. from Baptist College of Florida. Dr. Roden currently serves […]

Duration:00:41:35

(7.5.18) Message: "Ministry Fire: The Role that the Holy Spirit Plays in Ministry" (Acts 19:1-22)

7/5/2018
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On this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses the critical role that Holy Spirit plays in ministry. Without the Holy Spirit, successful ministry is impossible. Pastor Chilton discusses five ways one sees the Holy Spirit’s role in Paul’s successful ministry in Acts 19:1-22. Ministry Fire: The Role that the Holy Spirit […]

Duration:00:24:33

(7.5.18) Message: "Reasons Not to Fear When Doing Ministry" (Acts 18:1-23)

7/5/2018
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On this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses five reasons why a person should not fear when doing ministerial work. While ministry can be scary, these five things make ministry not so scary after all. Reasons Not to Fear When Doing Ministry Acts 18:1-23 The PASSION of our FRIENDS gives us a reason […]

Duration:00:28:39

(7.15.18) Message: "Bringing Up Future Leaders" (Acts 18:24-28)

7/5/2018
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On this episode of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian Chilton discusses the importance of the church’s role in bringing up future leaders of the church. He discusses the role that Priscilla and Aquila held in the growth and development of Apollos’s ministry. Bringing Up Future Leaders Acts 18:24-28 1. Bringing up leaders requires EVALUATING TALENT (18:24). […]

Duration:00:27:05

(6.29.18) Remembering an American Hero (w. Junior Matthews)

6/29/2018
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In this flashback edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, we air the interview conducted with Junior Matthews. Junior is an authentic American hero! He proudly served the United States Army in World War II and marched into Germany to combat the evil Nazi regime. He served the Lord faithfully as a deacon of Friendship Baptist Church and […]

Duration:00:26:57