The Verity Podcast
The Verity podcast is hosted by author, speaker and public theologian Phylicia Masonheimer. Covering topics of faith and culture from a biblical perspective, through a historical lens, the podcast is designed to inspire you to ask better questions, go deeper in faith, and defend your beliefs with both grace and logic.
Featured Episode: Legalism
- In this episode we discuss the contemplative tradition: where it came from, who the main players are, and whether spiritual disciplines like the Lectio Divina should be standard Christian practice. More links will be in show notes on the blog. ----Mentioned In This Episode---- New Age practices to be aware of: https://doreenvirtue.com/2019/07/21/an-a-z-list-of-new-age-practices-to-avoid-and-why Overview of the Lectio Divina: https://www.contemplativeoutreach.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/fr._keating-classical_monastic_ld.pdf Prayer by Richard Foster (book) Beginning Contemplative Prayer by Kathryn Hermes (book)
- My much-requested discernment classes have come to the podcast - in shortened form! In this episode we walk through how to identify core doctrine v. secondary/freedom issues using Alberty Mohler's theological triage method. We also discuss how to identify theological bias by looking at endorsers, terms and other hacks. So much packed into this episode! Theological Triage: https://albertmohler.com/2005/07/12/a-call-for-theological-triage-and-christian-maturity
- If you've ever been confused by the word "dispensational", you are not alone. It's a long word with a complicated explanation! In this episode of Verity we break down the history of dispensational thought, what it means, how it shaped history, and where you see it today. John Nelson Darby: https://www.christianitytoday.com/history/people/pastorsandpreachers/john-nelson-darby.html A Chart of Dispensations: https://www.heraldofhope.org.au/download/dispensation-chart/ Dispensationalism overview: https://shepherds.edu/dispensationalism-a-step-up-for-the-israel-of-god/ Non-Dispensationalism: TheosU Town Hall on Christianity and Israel
- What's the difference between infant baptism and creedal, or believers' baptism? We explore that in this episode! We talk about some of the sub-groups within these two views of baptism as well as the biblical basis for each. At the end, a quick discussion of the Jewish mikvah and how that influences our modern understanding of the sacrament. Lutheran Views: https://www.lcms.org/about/beliefs/faqs/doctrine#baptism Reformed Baptist Views: https://www.challies.com/articles/whats-the-purpose-of-baptism/ Six Views of Baptism: http://studies.travisechols.com/Six%20views%20on%20Baptism.pdf Craig Blomberg on Baptism: https://denverseminary.edu/article/baptism-three-views/ Messianic View of Mikvah and Baptism: https://free.messianicbible.com/feature/mikvah-baptism-the-connection-between-immersion-conversion-and-being-born-again/ Catholic View: http://shamelesspopery.com/the-case-for-infant-baptism/
- Mariology is an often overlooked portion of Christian theology: the study of the doctrine of Mary, Mother of Jesus. In Protestant circles there can be some hesitancy to even engage with this doctrine, which can make for difficult conversations with Catholic friends. This episode breaks down some of the basics of Mariology, where they are found in the Bible, and what Luther actually believed about her. Hail Mary in the Bible: https://dioceseofbrooklyn.org/defending-your-faith/where-is-the-hail-mary-in-the-bible/ Martin Luther and the Queen of Heaven: https://lutheranreformation.org/theology/luthers-love-st-mary-queen-heaven/ What Catholics Really Believe by Ignatius Press Problems with Biblical Mariology: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2511&context=marian_studies
About Your Host
Phylicia Masonheimer is a best-selling author, speaker, and founder of Every Woman a Theologian. She teaches strong-hearted women how to follow Christ’s call in work, home, and the world.
She writes about the Bible, productivity, and sexuality on her website, and her latest book is entitled Stop Calling Me Beautiful: Finding Soul-Deep Strength in a Skin-Deep World.
She lives with her husband and two daughters in northern Michigan.