From the creators of the Sinnergists Podcast:
The Sinnergists Podcast
If one is looking for a podcast that goes deeper than your average sermon, one is most likely to come across a Reformed Podcast. There are dozens of them in the ocean of theological podcasts, and many of them are known for being the best of the best. If one searches for “theology” in iTunes, one is given only Calvinist sources. What Thomas and I set out to do was to be an alternative voice in this landscape, to be “the most ‘man-centered’ theology podcast on the Internet.” Or, as we have also said, to be a place where scholastic theology meets practicality: to paraphrase Wesley, we see “practical divinity” in offering ourselves to others.
Thomas and I are Bible nerds who love Jesus, beer and working out various issues in Christian theology. We both come from a Wesleyan/Arminian perspective regarding salvation and the doctrine of anthropology, and this distinction has been shown as we worked our way through what “faith” means in the New Testament and elsewhere in the Greco-Roman world. As it turns out, Wesleyan/Arminians are as culturally sophisticated and biblically convicted as our Calvinist friends!
What sets The Sinnergists Podcast apart is that we are not seeking to constantly fight about vague theological precepts that often bog down the discussion. Rather, our goal is to purpose a constructive theology that seeks to espouse the truths of Scripture, and this realization has lead us to conclude that the Wesleyan/Arminianism model for interpreting Scripture is correct. We have finished a study on faith and also on grace, and we have multiple series in mind—including working through issues vital to the Calvinist vs. Arminian debate. While Scripture has convicted us about the truth of the Wesleyan/Arminian perspective, we view Calvinists as our brothers and sisters in Christ (while enjoying some snarky jokes made in love) and seek to respect opposing views in love.
In doing these various studies on basic New Testament concepts, we came to the basic conclusion that faith is a synergistic outworking of God’s gracious love and our need to freely respond to this love. As sinnergists, this is our biblical conviction.
The Sinnergists Podcast is still young but we have plans to interview Bruxy Cavey and other non-Calvinist theologians and pastors, and our goal ultimately is to be a resource for people beyond the Calvinist/Arminian debate, where theology is lived out in discipleship and love to the glory of God and to the hope of our resurrection.
You can listen to The Sinnergists Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, YouTube, Soundcloud, Overcast, Soundcast, and GooglePlayMusic, and you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and our own website. We also have a Patreon account if anyone feels called to contribute! Reach out, listen, rate us highly and honestly, and share if you feel called to do so, most freely!
Nicholas Quient & Thomas Horrocks