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Where Coffee, Conversation, and Theology Meet. During my 35+ years in ministry, I’ve developed an increasing burden for what I sense to be an increase in biblical illiteracy, not only among those in our churches but also in the young men and women entering the ministry. Conversely, I am hopeful, because I also sense a hunger from people to learn and know biblical truth and the things of God as revealed to us in Scripture. Our Kitchen Table Theology team has developed a list of 100 doctrinal topics which I, along with my co-host Jen Denton, will examine weekly over 15 to 20 minutes. 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. Welcome to the table!

Where Coffee, Conversation, and Theology Meet. During my 35+ years in ministry, I’ve developed an increasing burden for what I sense to be an increase in biblical illiteracy, not only among those in our churches but also in the young men and women entering the ministry. Conversely, I am hopeful, because I also sense a hunger from people to learn and know biblical truth and the things of God as revealed to us in Scripture. Our Kitchen Table Theology team has developed a list of 100 doctrinal topics which I, along with my co-host Jen Denton, will examine weekly over 15 to 20 minutes. 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. Welcome to the table!

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Where Coffee, Conversation, and Theology Meet. During my 35+ years in ministry, I’ve developed an increasing burden for what I sense to be an increase in biblical illiteracy, not only among those in our churches but also in the young men and women entering the ministry. Conversely, I am hopeful, because I also sense a hunger from people to learn and know biblical truth and the things of God as revealed to us in Scripture. Our Kitchen Table Theology team has developed a list of 100 doctrinal topics which I, along with my co-host Jen Denton, will examine weekly over 15 to 20 minutes. 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. Welcome to the table!

Language:

English


Episodes

105: Forgiveness

5/15/2022
Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton discuss the concept of instant Salvation. Christ's death on the cross was a complete and total atonement for our sins, which resulted in forgiveness being applied to us as a result. They also talk about the fact that there are no conditions necessary to receive forgiveness, which includes being baptized in water. Finally, they encourage listeners to constantly remember God's amazing work in their lives and to live for Him completely. [00:10 - 04:11]...

Duration:00:21:53

104 Part of God's Eternal Plan

5/8/2022
Welcome to Kitchen Table Theology! In this episode, we explore what Salvation is, what it means to be in a covenant relationship with God, and how we can experience eternal life. We discuss how we can understand that God has a plan for our lives and that that plan is good. No matter where we are in our spiritual journey, God has a specific plan and destiny for us. And as we come to understand and appreciate that truth, it becomes a source of comfort and strength in our times of trial and...

Duration:00:21:02

103 Bonus Episode: Interview with Lee Strobel

5/1/2022
In today’s episode, we welcome Lee Strobel to discuss Biblical Theology in a way that is engaging and detailed. Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel, the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune, is a New York Times best-selling author of more than forty books and curricula that have sold fourteen million copies in total. He currently serves as Founding Director of the Lee Strobel Center for Evangelism and Applied Apologetics at Colorado Christian University. [00:10 -...

Duration:00:40:59

102 KTT Rewind: The Unpardonable Sin

4/10/2022
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. Stay tuned for a brand new season coming May 1st! [00:01 - 05:59] Opening Segment [06:00 - 13:54] The Unpardonable Sin [13:55 - 18:34] Blasphemy Against The Holy Spirit [18:35...

Duration:00:21:55

101 Bonus Episode: Interview with Dr. Mark Smith

4/3/2022
In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff, joined by Dr. Mark Smith, discuss the need for biblical literacy, especially among young people. They also tackle the future of the American Church and how people can tackle biblical illiteracy through modern resources that are available. Dr. Mark A. Smith is currently the President of Columbia International University with nearly two decades of experience as a Christian higher education administrator. Prior to his current position,...

Duration:00:23:56

100th Episode

3/27/2022
“What drove [starting Kitchen Table Theology] was the increasing lack of biblical illiteracy that I see in the church, including our own church. And I wanted to try to do something to help people and their biblical knowledge in the area of theology and doctrine.“ - Pastor Jeff Cranston In this 100th Episode Special of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff and Jen celebrate the last 2 years of making the podcast, we learn more about the motivation and driver of the show and they talk about...

Duration:00:28:00

099 Eschatology: Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, Oh, My! (Part two)

3/20/2022
“Practical problems have theological answers. The question is not whether or not you are going to be a theologian, but what kind of theologian you're going to be.” - Michael Lawrence Is the Mark of the Beast a computer chip? Where will Christians be when the world experiences the outpouring of God’s wrath? In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton discuss the third set of judgement – The seven bowls of God’s wrath This is Part 2 of explaining the Three...

Duration:00:23:21

098 Eschatology: Seals, Trumpets, and Bowls, Oh, My! (Part One)

3/13/2022
What does the Bible mean when it talks about dispensing God’s judgment on the earth in the tribulation through seals, trumpets, and bowls? In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton talk about what each series signify and how the created earth and all beings will experience the Tribulation, God’s judgment, and wrath. This is Part 1 of explaining the Three Series of Judgements. Next episode we’ll cover the Seventh Trumpet blast and the Wrath of Seven...

Duration:00:23:17

097 Eschatology: Is Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Found in Prophesy of the End Times?

3/6/2022
The current situation in Russia and Ukraine has many people asking if we’re living in the end times. What role does Russia and Ukraine Play in eschatology? In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton continue our series on Eschatology and dive into the roles that Russia, Iran, and other northern countries play a role in the end times. [00:01] Russia and the End Times [04:28] The Battle of Gog ad Magog [08:13] Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Found in...

Duration:00:22:00

096 Eschatology Quiz

2/27/2022
“The only proper Christian response to any Theology, Philosophy, Ideology, Psychology, or Sociology must be what does the Bible say?” - Dustin Bench In this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff Cranston tests Jen Denton’s Biblical knowledge of the end times. Will anyone depart from the faith in the end times? Is there going to be another flood? Follow along and see how many questions you get right! [00:01] A Quiz on the End Times [23:40] Closing...

Duration:00:28:15

095 Bonus Q&A

2/20/2022
What happens when we die? Do I need to be a missionary in order to obey The Great Commission? On this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton take a break for a special bonus episode of answering your questions. [00:01] What Happens Immediately After a Believer Dies? [10:50] Is the Great Commission for Everyone? [19:25] Closing Up Key Quotes “Jesus never made the Great Commission and exclusive commission. It's for all of us.” - Pastor Jeff...

Duration:00:29:23

094 Eschatology: The Millennial Kingdom, Part 2

2/13/2022
“The only proper Christian response to any theology, philosophy, ideology, psychology, or sociology must be, ‘Well, what does the Bible say?’” - Dr. Dustin Benge How will the Millenial Kingdom be governed? On this episode of Kitchen Table Theology, Pastor Jeff Cranston and Jen Denton continue their discussion on the Millenial Kingdom. We dive into how Jesus will rule the Millenial kingdom by unifying the Church and State, what will happen to Israel and the Gentiles who choose to submit to...

Duration:00:23:54

093 Eschatology: The Millennial Kingdom, Part 1

2/6/2022
“Theology is not a luxury. It is the very foundation of the Christian life. And without this foundation, our efforts to impact the world for Christianity will miss their mark.” - R.C. Sproul Welcome to Kitchen Table Theology! Pastor Jeff and Jen Denton continue our series on Eschatology. Previously we’ve covered the rapture, the tribulation, signs of the end times, and today we start our discussion on The Millennium. [00:01] What is the Millennium? pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org [07:12] The...

Duration:00:25:26

092 Eschatology: Is Covid-19 a sign of the End Times?

1/30/2022
“Remember, we live in God-time, we don't live on our time. God marks time differently than we do.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston Welcome to Kitchen Table Theology! Pastor Jeff and Jen Denton continue our series on Eschatology. Previously we’ve defined our terms, we’ve covered the rapture and the tribulation. Today we continue our discussion on the tribulation by tackling a common question of today: Is COVID-19 a sign of Jesus’ coming? [00:01] What Are The Signs of The End Times? [09:07] Is...

Duration:00:32:52

091 Eschatology: The Tribulation, Part 2

1/23/2022
“[The Antichrist] is going to appear very much like Christ because he's going to rise from the dead, he's going to declare that people worship him, he's going to make an idol of himself and people are going to worship it. He counterfeits Christ at every turn. Many people will be fooled thinking he is the real Christ.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston Welcome to Kitchen Table Theology! Pastor Jeff and Jen Denton continue our series on Eschatology. Previously we’ve defined our terms, we’ve covered the...

Duration:00:22:40

090 Eschatology: The Tribulation, Part 1

1/16/2022
“The Tribulation is the seven-year period in the end times in which humanity's decadence and depravity will reach its fullness. All will be led by the Antichrist or the beast, who will be under the power and influence of Satan, himself. But eventually, at the close of that seven-year period, God will judge accordingly.” - Jen Denton Happy New Year, Kitchen Table Theology Family! In our first episode of 2022, Pastor Jeff and Jen Denton continue our series on Eschatology. Previously we’ve...

Duration:00:27:18

089 Eschatology: The Rapture

1/9/2022
“God will use the sound of the trumpet to gather His people for the ultimate assembling together, the rapture of the church, to meet the Lord in the air.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston Happy New Year, Kitchen Table Theology Family! In our first episode of 2022, Pastor Jeff and Jen Denton continue our series on Eschatology. Last time we defined our terms and in today's episode, we discuss The Rapture. [00:01] Introduction [04:30] What is the Rapture? [10:54] The role of Trumpets and Angels...

Duration:00:29:42

088 Merry Christmas

12/26/2021
Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! Pastor Jeff and Jen will be taking a break for the holidays and will be back on January 9. We hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! When we come back, we’ll continue in our Eschatology series. Join the Conversation We love your feedback! If you enjoyed this episode, leave us a review. If you have any questions or comments on today’s episode, email me at pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org Visit my website https://www.jeffcranston.com and...

Duration:00:00:53

087 Eschatology: Defining Our Terms

12/19/2021
“How we comprehend and view eschatology affects how we conduct our lives, and what we may expect to happen in the overall plan of God.” - Pastor Jeff Cranston Merry Christmas Kitchen Table Theology Family! In this episode, Pastor Jeff and Jen Denton kick off a new series on the End Times or Eschatology. We define our terms and give an overlay of everything that will be discussed in the next few episodes. [00:01] Introduction pastorjeff@lowcountrycc.org [04:55] What is...

Duration:00:29:37

086 Ordinances of the Church: Communion Part Two

12/12/2021
“Belief in Christian doctrines is not for mere education, or the ability to argue with others, but to supremely delight in Christ.” - Dustin Benge Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! In this episode, Pastor Jeff and Jen Denton are currently in a series about the ordinances of the church. So far in this series, we have discussed Baptism and today we continue our discussion on Communion or the Lord’s Supper. [00:01] Continuing Our Discussion Your Greatest Adventure: Taking the Next Steps...

Duration:00:27:14