The Podechesis Podcast Episode 1: What’s a Podechesis?

Welcome to the first episode of Podechesis!  Like any good comic book, superhero series, or serial story there has to be a compelling back story.  In order to know why The Incredible Hulk is who he is, why Iron Man acts the way he acts, or Batman is so driven to fight crime in Gotham City, a back story has to be in place that explains what drives Bruce Banner, Tony Stark, and Bruce Wayne.  Without the back story the narrative would be incomplete.

This first episode is the back story of Podechesis.  Jim, Allen, and Brett tell their stories of faith, their calls into pastoral ministry, and what drives them to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ today.  You will also hear what this podcast is all about, how it got its name, and its purpose.

Listen and Subscribe to Podechesis on: Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Podbean, and Google

You can follow The Podechesis Podcast on Twitter: @podechesis

And contact the show at: questions@podechesis.com

Why Podechesis? https://podechesis.com/2020/05/26/whats-in-a-name

Important links from episode one:

Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism (From Seedbed.com): https://store.seedbed.com/collections/the-john-wesley-collection/products/wesleys-revision-of-the-shorter-catechism

Wikipedia article of Westminster Shorter Catechism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westminster_Shorter_Catechism

Great Resource about John Wesley: https://amzn.to/36xZhhg

Good resource on the Church and Post-Modernism: https://amzn.to/3eqkNrh

Correction: In this episode, you will hear Brett make a reference to Leviticus 17.  He meant Leviticus 19.  

The Podechesis Podcast

We are super excited to announce a new podcast that Allen Cason, Jim Morrow, Brett Maddocks have started called The Podechesis Podcast (the title is explained here). The idea behind this podcast is to have a conversation about what Christians believe and why it matters. To guide our discussion, we will be using John Wesley’s Revision of the Shorter Catechism which you can find here.

We will be posting more “show notes” for episode one tomorrow, June 1st. Until then, take a listen to the trailer and go ahead and start episode one.

You can find The Podechesis Podcast on: Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Spotify, Stitcher, and Podbean. Be sure to subscribe using your favorite podcast player so you can keep up when new episodes drop.

I am so excited about this project and proud to be able to do this with two wonderful pastors, effective colleagues, and amazing friends.

And now, on with the show…

Why Podechesis?

The way that the church has taught disciples to obey Christ is through Catechism.  Catechism comes from the Greek word meaning “to teach orally.”  Catechism is a summary of doctrines and practices that are taught to students, Catechumens, through a set pattern of instruction called Catechesis.

From the very beginning of the church the teaching office of the church has been an important component of growing God’s Kingdom and making disciples.  In fact, in the Great Commission, Jesus tells his disciples to “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20, emphasis mine).

The Podechesis Podcast’s goal is to carry out this great tradition of teaching the faith by having a discussion of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, a question and answer order of teaching the faith.

We hope you will subscribe to The Podechesis Podcast and join the conversation.