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

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Is Church Discipline Biblical? - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this October 8th, 2017 edition of the Bellator Christi Podcast, host Brian Chilton discusses the controversial topic of church discipline and notes the central biblical focus of forgiveness and help through what is infamously known as church discipline. What is biblical church discipline? We’ll discuss it on today’s podcast. Do you agree or disagree […]

Duration: 01:06:41

(Podcast 10.1.17) The Authenticity of Jesus' Statements in John's Gospel, NFL Protests, and the Nashville Statement - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, Brian weighs the evidence of authenticity for Jesus’ “I am” statements in John’s Gospel as he discusses a debate between Bart Ehrman and Craig Evans. In addition, Brian gives his insights on the NFL protests and describes the controversial Nashville Statement. About the Host Brian Chilton is […]

Duration: 01:15:20

Message: "A Brief History of Crime (Part 1): The Patriarchs' Crime of Jealousy" (Acts 7:1-16) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

This message begins a three-part series on Stephen’s message to his persecutors. Borrowing from Stephen Hawking’s book A Brief History of Time, we title this mini-series “A Brief History of CRIME” as Stephen discusses the history of humanity’s crimes against God. He begins with the patriarchs’ crime of jealousy. Patriarchs PROPHESIED to be jealous (7:6-8). Patriarchs’ PRODUCTION […]

Duration: 00:55:19

Review of Updated Evidence that Demands a Verdict and Reflections on Nabeel Qureshi's Passing (with. Jason Kline) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Join us today as Brian and Jason discuss the updated Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh and Sean McDowell, which is available everywhere on October 3rd, 2017. In the second half of the show, they discuss the recent passing of Nabeel Qureshi. A portion of Jim Tour’s message from Nabeel’s funeral will be played, also. About […]

Duration: 01:11:31

Message: "Stephen: Facing Life with Integrity" (Acts 6:8-15; 7:54-60) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Stephen: Facing Life with Integrity Acts 6:8-15; 7:54-60 Rev. Brian Chilton, M.Div., Certified in Christian Apologetics Stephen displayed integrity as he faced MINISTRY with MIRACLES (6:8). Ministry of GRACE (6:8a). Ministry of GOD (6:8b). Stephen displayed integrity as he faced MALICE with MEEKNESS (6:9-15). Meek in his APPROACH (6:9-14). Meek in his APPEARANCE (6:15). Stephen […]

Duration: 00:53:13

The Essenes and Ministering to Jewish Millennials (w. Dr. Amy Downey) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this episode of the Bellator Christi Podcast, we talk to Dr. Amy Downey, the founder of Tzedakah Ministries, about the ancient Jewish sect known as the Essenes. The Essenes are known for being the caretakers of what later become known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Were some of the early Christians linked to the […]

Duration: 01:07:43

Message: "A Manual for the Christian Worker" (Acts 6:1-7) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

The Bible provides a manual on how the Christian worker should serve the Lord and the local church. But, what can we learn from this manual? Join Brian Chilton today as he delivers a message on this topic from Acts 6:1-7 as he examines the calling of the first deacons. The MINISTRY of the Christian […]

Duration: 00:42:37

Message: "A Divine Attitude Towards Ministry" (Acts 5:32-42) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

In this message, Brian Chilton discusses the attitude that Peter and the disciples held towards ministry even when facing opposition. A divine attitude towards ministry is COURAGEOUS despite THREATS (5:33-39). A divine attitude towards ministry is JOYFUL despite SUFFERING (5:40-41). A divine attitude towards ministry is PERSISTENT despite SETBACKS (5:42). About the Host Brian […]

Duration: 00:43:04

(9.10.17) The Christian's Involvement with Music and Film (w. Mike Burnette of MoonDog Radio) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

By: Brian Chilton | September 10, 2017 How should the Christian engage the culture? Some have adopted the idea that the Christian should completely separate oneself from culture entirely. Others have adopted the idea that the Christian should completely absorb into society so that there is no difference. Both extremes are problematic. In the middle, […]

Duration: 01:02:57

Traditional Baptist Theology (w. Dr. Adam Harwood) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

By: Brian Chilton | September 3, 2017 What do the following names have in common: Paige Patterson, Charles Kelley, current SBC president Steve Gaines, and the late Adrian Rodgers? All of the individuals affirm the title of Traditional Baptist. But what do Traditional Baptists believe? How do they differ from Calvinist Baptists? Today on The […]

Duration: 01:29:52

Message: "How to Keep the Faith in Fearful Times" (Acts 5:17-32) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

When a person turns on the news, one is bombarded with negative data that causes great anxiety and fear. However, the Christian does not need to live in fear. The believer can take certain steps to allow one’s faith to override one’s fears. Listen to today’s message delivered by Brian Chilton to find out how. […]

Duration: 00:51:18

Mathematical Apologetics: Discovering Divine Attributes in Math - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On today’s podcast, Brian discusses how one discovers the mark of the divine in math. In the book Faith and Learning: A Handbook for Christian Higher Education, edited by David S. Dockery, Jeanette Russ, in her chapter “Christian Scholarship in Math, Physics, and Engineering, provides several ways that math demonstrates the divine attributes of God. Brian discusses the […]

Duration: 01:14:47

Message: "The Amazing Eclipses of God" (Acts 5:12-16) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

In celebration of the recent solar eclipse of August 2017, Pastor Brian Chilton discusses how God works in our lives to our own eclipses. Find out more in today’s message as we discuss Acts 5:12-16. The Amazing Eclipses of God Acts 5:12-16 God amazingly eclipses our WEAKNESS with his POWER (5:12). God amazingly eclipses our […]

Duration: 00:51:20

How to Reach Your Jewish Friends (w. Dr. Amy Downey) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On today’s podcast, Brian interviews Dr. Amy Downey. Downey holds the distinction of being the first female graduate of the Ph.D. in Theology and Apologetics at Liberty University. Downey is also the founder of Tzedakah Ministries, found at Today, Amy and Brian discuss modern Judaism, the beliefs of the major modern sects of Judaism, […]

Duration: 01:14:55

Message: "The Personal Power of the Holy Spirit in the Church" (Acts 4.32-5.11) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

This message continues the series that Pastor Brian Chilton has been teaching in the book of Acts. In this message, one considers how the Holy Spirit operates in and through the church providing unity, charity through genuine believers, and purity as given by the example of Ananias and Sapphira. The Personal Power of the Holy […]

Duration: 00:56:28

7 Reasons Why I Came Back to the Christian Faith - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On today’s podcast, host Brian Chilton discusses his personal journey back to the Christian faith. Brian was saved at the age of 7 and was called into the gospel ministry at 16 years of age. However, he left the faith in 2000 due to personal issues and doubts that he had pertaining to the reliability […]

Duration: 01:09:27

Message: "The Believer's Prayer for Boldness" (Acts 4:23-31) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this podcast, Pastor Brian continues his study in the book of Acts. This message discusses the elements of the disciples’ prayer for boldness as they returned after having been threatened by the religious authorities of their day. The modern believer needs the same kind of boldness as one teaches and proclaims the message of […]

Duration: 00:47:47

Correlation of Sovereignty and Freedom in Acts 4 & Lessons from Theater - The Bellator Christi Podcast

Today’s podcast is a double-header. In the first half, we discuss lessons Brian recently learned from his son’s involvement with the theater. The second half deals with the correlation one finds between divine sovereignty and human freedom in Acts 4. Join us for what is an interesting podcast. About the Host: Brian Chilton is the […]

Duration: 01:10:40

Message: "Do You Have the Power?" (Acts 4.1-22) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

As a child, one of my favorite cartoons was He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. In this show, peace loving Prince Adam would do everything possible to use his intellect to solve problems. But when force was necessary, he would raise his sword in the air and exclaim, “By the power of Grayskull, I have the […]

Duration: 00:39:49

Message: "What's In a Name?" (Acts 3:1-26) - The Bellator Christi Podcast

On this edition of The Bellator Christi Podcast, Pastor Brian Chilton continues his series in the book of Acts. Acts 3 recounts Peter’s healing of the lame man who sat at the Beautiful Gate in the temple complex in Jerusalem. One finds that there are certain things represented by names that are powerless to help […]

Duration: 00:46:50

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