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Come drink from the fire hose! Join host Travis Michael Fleming as he explores the deep things of God from a biblically grounded, confessionally Christian, globally engaged perspective. No matter who you are, where you are from or what your situation, we believe God has something to say to you. In each episode we dive into the deep things of God as given to us in the Bible: from family and culture to religion, identity and yes, God himself especially through the person and work of Jesus Christ. Along the way we will interview Christian leaders, recommend resources to help your faith grow and share stories of the Church from all over the globe. Look out for special Cross-Culturing episodes to help you understand and love those who come from a different background than you. Apollos Watered is here to saturate your faith so you can saturate your world with the good news of Jesus.

Come drink from the fire hose! Join host Travis Michael Fleming as he explores the deep things of God from a biblically grounded, confessionally Christian, globally engaged perspective. No matter who you are, where you are from or what your situation, we believe God has something to say to you. In each episode we dive into the deep things of God as given to us in the Bible: from family and culture to religion, identity and yes, God himself especially through the person and work of Jesus Christ. Along the way we will interview Christian leaders, recommend resources to help your faith grow and share stories of the Church from all over the globe. Look out for special Cross-Culturing episodes to help you understand and love those who come from a different background than you. Apollos Watered is here to saturate your faith so you can saturate your world with the good news of Jesus.

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United States

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Come drink from the fire hose! Join host Travis Michael Fleming as he explores the deep things of God from a biblically grounded, confessionally Christian, globally engaged perspective. No matter who you are, where you are from or what your situation, we believe God has something to say to you. In each episode we dive into the deep things of God as given to us in the Bible: from family and culture to religion, identity and yes, God himself especially through the person and work of Jesus Christ. Along the way we will interview Christian leaders, recommend resources to help your faith grow and share stories of the Church from all over the globe. Look out for special Cross-Culturing episodes to help you understand and love those who come from a different background than you. Apollos Watered is here to saturate your faith so you can saturate your world with the good news of Jesus.

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 64: Deep Conversation w/Audrey Frank, Pt. 1-Finding Hope, Shedding Shame

6/25/2021
Join Travis as he has a deep conversation w/true storyteller Audrey Frank. She is a daughter of God, wife, mother, friend, poet, and true storyteller. She is a voice giver to those who have been silenced by shame. She is a storyteller guide who leads us through the art gallery of God's grace decorated with God’s great masterpieces—created in the lives of people around the world who have been given honor instead of shame, gladness instead of mourning, and hope instead of despair. Audrey has a...

Duration:00:47:59

Episode 63: From Confusion To Clarity

6/22/2021
What makes someone a follower of Jesus? Can you identify the characteristics? How can you identify a Jesus' follower? What is your test? Is it because they say they are? Can someone claim to be a Christ-follower and not be a Christian? What if they are baptized? What about those who look and sound like Jesus' followers, but upon further inspection, we can see that they are simply trying to use God to get what they want? Join Travis as he walks through one of the most difficult passages in...

Duration:00:49:38

Episode 62: Deep Conversation w/Dallas Jenkins-What is it that makes The Chosen so special?

6/12/2021
The Chosen has taken the world by storm. It enables us to see things from the perspective of those who knew Him. We can find ourselves in the story and see how their stories make sense. Dallas has tapped into our imagination and desire to see and know more. How did they start to follow Jesus? What was it about Him that would make them follow when He gave the invitation? Dallas has created a world that is not far removed but is close up. What is it that draws us in? What is special about it?...

Duration:00:59:46

Episode 61: Deep Conversation w/Os Guinness Part 2, Religious Liberty on the Line

6/4/2021
Join Travis and Os Guinness as they discuss religious liberty in the West and how Christians should respond. Western Christians are often ignorant of history and can't see the forces that are slowly eroding away their faith and religious freedoms. It's the spirit of the age operating as a cultural carbon monoxide of sorts, slowly lulling people into a spiritual stupor by pleasures and distractions. They talk about Os's new book, “The Magna Carta of Humanity,” as well as modernity and its...

Duration:00:31:02

Episode 60: Deep Conversation w/Os Guinness Pt. 1

5/28/2021
Join Travis as he and special guest Os Guinness discuss humor, American vs. British culture, modernity, the state of the modern evangelical church in the west, and cultural revolutions happening all around us. Os and Travis also discuss Os's new book The Magna Carta of Humanity and how the only hope for the West is to not look at the American revolution as a template for solving society's ills, nor is the French revolution, which is actually much more dangerous and representative toward what...

Duration:01:06:22

Episode 59: Unexpected Blessings

5/26/2021
There are things in life that fly at us that we didn't expect-trials, troubles, and traumas--things we have done as well as things done to us that we do not like, but God has a way of taking them and turning them into unexpected blessings. As Travis continues walking us through the books of Acts, we find a church growing and persecution growing along with it. Join Travis as he walks through Acts 8:4-8; 26-40 and looks at Philip the evangelist's unexpected cross-cultural ministry to...

Duration:00:39:05

Episode 58: Words To Live By

5/12/2021
When I was a kid, I remember my mother saying stuff like, "Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other is gold." And "See a penny pick it up, all day long, you will have good luck." When we were walking on a sidewalk she would warn me to not step on the crack because it would break her back! My mom was a little superstitious and by teaching me some of those little sayings, I became a little superstitious too. But when I gave my life to Jesus and started reading the Word of...

Duration:00:49:10

Episode 57: Deep Conversation w/Fouad Masri

5/11/2021
Islam is on the rise. More than ever we are interacting with Muslims, but most of the time what we know about Islam is only what the media tells us. Join Travis as he has a Deep Conversation with Fouad Masri. Fouad is the founder of the https://www.crescentproject.org/ (Crescent Project) which seeks to train Christians to build bridges with Muslims so that they too may know who Jesus really is. He is more than a prophet, but the incarnate Son of God who is the only means of salvation. They...

Duration:01:02:43

Episode 56: Succeeding Stephen

5/7/2021
We all need examples to follow. From the time we are young, we need people to show us different things. Whether it is how to shoot a basketball, how to run a business, how to cook, clean properly, we all are looking for examples to follow. Biblically speaking, we have one of the greatest examples in the ministry of Stephen. He shows us what it means to be a Christ-follower, to be people of conviction, service, courage, fortitude, and trust. He stood for truth, helped people, but also made...

Duration:00:40:36

Episode 55: Deep Conversation w/Irwyn L. Ince, Pt. 2 on unity in diversity.

5/3/2021
Travis and Irwyn continue their conversation about Irwyn's book, https://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-Community-Unity-Diversity-Church/dp/0830848312/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+beautiful+community&qid=1620040273&sr=8-1 (The Beautiful Community), and how we have a tendency to ghettoize ourselves. Yes, "ghettoize" is a word! They also talk about their children, obstacles to being part of God's beautiful community, and the blessings of God that when people pursue it. Hint, the world sees Jesus...

Duration:00:35:24

Episode 54: Growing Pains

5/1/2021
Growing in Christ isn't easy. It is part of this community called a church that can be in a word...messy. People say that they like Jesus, but not the church, but the church is the Body of Christ-and as such it is not optional in God's economy. We need community-even though it is messed up at times. But, this is nothing new. It has always been filled with characters, confusion, and a bit of chaos. The early church is the same. Listen in as Travis examines another episode in the early...

Duration:00:37:24

Episode 53: Deep Conversation w/Irwyn Ince, Jr. on The Beautiful Community, Pt. 1

4/26/2021
Travis & Irwyn L. Ince, Jr. talk about the church and ethnicity, as well as Irwyn's award-winning book, The Beautiful Community. It's God's wonderful mosaic, whereby, we in all of our diversity come together to form a picture of Christ to the world. But there are many obstacles along the way-ghettoization being one. They also talk about comics, Run DMC, the PCA, and how both of their daughters suffer may well suffer from misophonia :-)

Duration:00:46:12

Episode 52: God Is On The Move

4/22/2021
What happens when God works in your life? How do people usually respond? Travis delves into Acts 5:12-42 and shows us that the responses we receive are not unique to us, but by looking at them and their experiences, we can find strength. C.S. Lewis reminds us time and time again that our God is not tame, but He is good and even our sufferings He will co-opt and use for our good. Listen in and find out how!

Duration:00:40:31

Episode 51: Deep Conversation w/Jeremy Treat Pt. 2

4/16/2021
Travis & Jeremy continue their discussion on what its like pastoring in LA and how the Kingdom of God shapes everything about how we see the world. We subscribe more than a lifeboat theology whereby we simply seek to save people out of the world (although that is a big part of it!), but it is looking at all of life through the lens of what it means to be a Christ-follower -- how do we view such things as beauty, race, culture, etc? Do they even have a place in the worldview of a Christian?...

Duration:00:37:03

Episode 50: Deep Conversation w/Jeremy Treat, Pt. 1

4/13/2021
Travis & Jeremy discuss the Clippers, postmodernism, multi-ethnic theologians, and how discipleship differs in different regions of the United States, specifically Hollywood.

Duration:00:32:53

Episode 49: Deep Conversation w/Todd Wilson, Pt. 2

4/9/2021
Can the Enneagram be used in church? Should the Enneagram be in church? Join Travis as talks with Todd Wilson about his book, The Enneagram Goes to Church and how it can help or hinder church life. They discuss the Enneagram, worship, pastoral ministry, preaching, and a whole lot more! You can check out the book https://www.amazon.com/Enneagram-Goes-Church-Leadership-Congregational/dp/0830846824/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=the+enneagram+goes+to+church&qid=1618026675&sr=8-2 (here).

Duration:00:49:05

Episode 48: Deep Conversation w/Todd Wilson, Pt. 1

3/30/2021
The Enneagram seems to be everywhere! So many evangelical Christians have been discussing the Enneagram. What do we do with it? Join Travis as he talks with special guest, Todd A. Wilson, co-founder of the Center for Pastor Theologians about his new book, The Enneagram Goes to Church. What does the Enneagram have to do with church? What does it have to do with pastoral ministry? Church life? Preaching? Worship? Shepherding? Can churches actually take on an Enneagram number? Listen in as they...

Duration:00:56:18

Episode 47: Scared Straight

3/25/2021
The book of Acts may seem like it's far removed from our world, but it's surprisingly not. It is a snapshot of people just like us with God's Spirit working in their lives in ways that seem common but are quite transformational. So many Christians get caught up in the supernatural aspect of things that they fail to miss the overall heartbeat and see how people were transformed. We see generosity, sacrifice, compassion, desires for honor, an act of hypocrisy, and a swift response from God....

Duration:00:41:20

Episode 46: Deep Conversation w/Carl Trueman

3/22/2021
How did we get to where we are when it comes to gender identity? Sexuality? When did it become "normal " in our culture when a person could say that they were trapped in the body of the wrong gender? It didn't happen overnight, that's for sure. Church historian and theologian Carl Trueman has chartered a course for us through the centuries through philosophy, psychology, and sociology to show us how. It is a helpful, deep, and insightful conversation with some fun along the way, including a...

Duration:00:39:40

Episode 45: Deep Conversation w/ Sandra Poenar, Pt. 2

3/16/2021
What price would you pay to follow Jesus? Join Travis as he talks with social media influencer Sandra Poenar in the second part of their conversation. In the first part, Sandra spoke about how she went out to LA to pursue the LA lifestyle and how Christ took hold of her, but in this second part, we see the price that she had to pay for following Christ. Listen in as she shares her story with Travis and how it was all worth it.

Duration:00:50:30