The GoodLion Podcast

The GoodLion Podcast

Aaron Salvato and Brian Higgins are here to talk about Jesus, faith, and the Christian Life. A show filled with powerful interviews, fascinating theological deep-dives, and a never ending stream of questions, there’s always something to discover on The Good Lion Podcast. Check out the other great shows on the GoodLion network at www.goodlion.io Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/goodlion/support

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Debate: Without the Serpent, Would Adam and Eve Still have Sinned? | Brian Higgins & Aaron Salvato
The GoodLion PodcastApril 08, 202400:38:2243.91 MB

Debate: Without the Serpent, Would Adam and Eve Still have Sinned? | Brian Higgins & Aaron Salvato

In this episode (Part 2 in our series on the nature of Sin and Hell), Brian and I do something we rarely do – we disagree. We dive into the question: If the serpent hadn't shown up in Eden, would Adam and Eve have still sinned? It's a thought-provoking debate that not only ques...

Theology: What is the Nature of Sin? | Brian Higgins & Aaron Salvato
The GoodLion PodcastMarch 25, 202400:37:4243.15 MB

Theology: What is the Nature of Sin? | Brian Higgins & Aaron Salvato

In this episode, Brian Higgins and I dive into a topic that's foundational yet often elusive – the nature of sin. This isn't just another rundown of wrongdoings; it's a profound theological exploration that invites you to rethink what you know about sin. We attempt at peeling b...

Famous Last Words: Evanglism is for Everyone
The GoodLion PodcastMarch 19, 202401:14:5786.22 MB

Famous Last Words: Evanglism is for Everyone

Aaron: In the summer of 2016, I shared a heartfelt sermon at camp that explored the deep meaning in Jesus' final words and the unending invitation to evangelism. This episode revisits that summer camp sermon, focusing intently on the thematic core of evangelism and the per...

Progressive Dispensationalism, Eschatology Reimagined - With Dr. Darrell Bock
The GoodLion PodcastJanuary 12, 202401:37:3789.38 MB

Progressive Dispensationalism, Eschatology Reimagined - With Dr. Darrell Bock

Welcome, theology nerds and seekers! On this season 9 finale, we're diving deep into the world of dispensationalism. Whether you're a seasoned theologian or a fresh-faced learner, we've got something for you! Our guests are Mike Dente, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chap...

Answering Questions From Pastors About Doubt & Deconstruction - (with Johnny Zacchio)
The GoodLion PodcastDecember 04, 202300:33:3029.27 MB

Answering Questions From Pastors About Doubt & Deconstruction - (with Johnny Zacchio)

In today's episode, we delve into a profound conversation with my friend, Pastor Johnny Zacchio. Johnny brings some pertinent pastoral questions about the subject of doubt and deconstruction, which is a significant issue for many within the church today. His questions fo...

Doubt & Deconstruction: Ministering to the Next Generation with Compassion and Grace (Nick Cady & Aaron Salvato)
The GoodLion PodcastNovember 27, 202301:20:5344.89 MB

Doubt & Deconstruction: Ministering to the Next Generation with Compassion and Grace (Nick Cady & Aaron Salvato)

Hey folks, I am super excited to share with you the full audio of a workshop that Nick Cady and I put together for CGN. In this workshop, we dive deep into the topic of doubt and deconstruction. The goal of this workshop is to help Christians and ministry leaders understan...

Serve Like Jesus
The GoodLion PodcastNovember 13, 202301:00:5855.82 MB

Serve Like Jesus

🎙️ Welcome to the latest episode of our podcast, where our host, Aaron Salvato, digs deep into the heart of servanthood, inspired by the incredible actions of Jesus himself. As a powerful sermon Aaron shared at the Good Lion School of Discipleship, this episode guides us throu...

Exploring The Major Views On Eschatology - Nick Cady
The GoodLion PodcastOctober 30, 202301:22:46113.68 MB

Exploring The Major Views On Eschatology - Nick Cady

Aaron is joined by his long time friend Nick Cady, to dive deep into the fascinating theological topic of eschatology. Eschatology is a topic that often leaves many Christians feeling confused and overwhelmed. With its complexities and differing perspectives, it's no won...

Returning To The King - Do you see Him merely as Savior... or as Lord? | Brian Higgins & Aaron Salvato
The GoodLion PodcastOctober 23, 202300:44:1340.49 MB

Returning To The King - Do you see Him merely as Savior... or as Lord? | Brian Higgins & Aaron Salvato

As followers of Jesus, we often begin our journey with a fairly simplistic view of who He is - a divine savior who absolves us of our sins and provides a comforting presence in our lives. But as our faith deepens, we start to realize that there's so much more to Him. In this ep...

Re-Centering on Jesus: Purpose, Hope, and Regaining Childlike Wonder | Brian Higgins & Aaron Salvato
The GoodLion PodcastOctober 16, 202300:59:2654.42 MB

Re-Centering on Jesus: Purpose, Hope, and Regaining Childlike Wonder | Brian Higgins & Aaron Salvato

In this episode, Brian and Aaron reunite after a long time off from recording together. The two friends help each other rekindle their fervor for Jesus and share their journey with the listeners. Amidst the bustle of their lives, which includes navigating changes in their care...

Why Does Yahweh Seem So Angry in the Old Testament? - (GoodLion Classic Episode)
The GoodLion PodcastJuly 10, 202301:24:3677.46 MB

Why Does Yahweh Seem So Angry in the Old Testament? - (GoodLion Classic Episode)

This week we're thrilled to revisit an important conversation with one of our longest-running and most cherished guests, Dr. Gerry Breshears. Gerry, a beloved Seminary Professor and mentor to many, joins us again to wrestle with the difficult but essential topic of God'...

Jesus' Death: Failure or Victory? - (Classic GoodLion Episode)
The GoodLion PodcastJuly 03, 202300:27:3425.25 MB

Jesus' Death: Failure or Victory? - (Classic GoodLion Episode)

For this special classic episode, Aaron delves deeply into a provocative claim made on NPR's This American Life. In a conversation with host Ira Glass, Princeton historian Elaine Pagels argues that Jesus's death on the cross was an "utter failure." This pique...

Getting Honest About Depression and the Christian Church - With Wesley Towne (Classic GoodLion Episode)
The GoodLion PodcastJune 26, 202301:20:2573.64 MB

Getting Honest About Depression and the Christian Church - With Wesley Towne (Classic GoodLion Episode)

Join Aaron and Brian as they tackle one of the hardest topics facing Christians and the church today: depression. In this honest and illuminating episode, they sit down with pastor Wesley Towne who has spent years ministering to those struggling with mental illness. This epi...

A Raw Conversation On Sex Scenes, Christians, and Media - (GoodLion Classic Episode)
The GoodLion PodcastJune 19, 202301:46:4397.71 MB

A Raw Conversation On Sex Scenes, Christians, and Media - (GoodLion Classic Episode)

Welcome to a classic two-part episode of The GoodLion Podcast! It's a marathon not a sprint as Brian and Aaron dive into the complex issue of violence, sex and nudity in media. The popular show Game of Thrones sparked many conversations about how Christians should consu...

Shame, Sin, & What Tim Mackie Taught Us About Righteousness - (Classic GoodLion Episode)
The GoodLion PodcastJune 12, 202301:10:2664.49 MB

Shame, Sin, & What Tim Mackie Taught Us About Righteousness - (Classic GoodLion Episode)

Aaron and Brian welcome you to revisit two early episodes from Season 1 that set out to deeply explore the meaning and importance of righteousness. These episodes were part of their initial ‘Righteousness’ mini-series where they sought to understand what righteousness truly me...

GoodLion Update: School of Discipleship Ministry Reports, Great Things in Store for the Podcast, & an Update on Aaron's Seminary Journey
The GoodLion PodcastJune 06, 202300:19:4927.23 MB

GoodLion Update: School of Discipleship Ministry Reports, Great Things in Store for the Podcast, & an Update on Aaron's Seminary Journey

In the season finale of Season 9 of the GoodLion podcast, we take a moment to appreciate the incredible journey we've been on, and share with you some awesome news. As we dive behind the scenes, we express our heartfelt gratitude to our steadfast listeners, both old and ne...

Learning From Jesus: The Wisdom Warrior (Michael Bowles)
The GoodLion PodcastMay 30, 202301:10:4264.74 MB

Learning From Jesus: The Wisdom Warrior (Michael Bowles)

Michael Bowles returns with fresh insight on the ancient motif of the wisdom warrior. As Aaron and Michael discuss, Michael traces the wisdom warrior path embodied by exilic prophets like Jeremiah and Daniel who navigated Babylonian captivity through wisdom above violence. Mic...

Battling Intrusive Thoughts (Aaron & Brian) - Strategies for the Christian to resist and overcome thoughts of doubt, discouragement, & fear and re-center on Christ.
The GoodLion PodcastMay 22, 202300:41:1537.77 MB

Battling Intrusive Thoughts (Aaron & Brian) - Strategies for the Christian to resist and overcome thoughts of doubt, discouragement, & fear and re-center on Christ.

Struggling with Intrusive Thoughts and Doubts? You're not alone. Most Christians experience doubt from time to time, but for some the struggle with intrusive thoughts that breed uncertainty can become all-consuming. In this episode, Aaron Salvato answers a question from ...

Responding To Tough Pushback Around Christian Sexual Ethics | Pieter Valk - Pt 2: "Is Gay Sin Worse Than Straight Sin?" and More Challenging Questions From Pastors.

Responding To Tough Pushback Around Christian Sexual Ethics | Pieter Valk - Pt 2: "Is Gay Sin Worse Than Straight Sin?" and More Challenging Questions From Pastors.

This episode is the second part of an interview with Pieter Valk. In part one of the interview, Pieter laid out his heart and his vision for helping gay people follow Jesus and find love, support, and belonging within the church while adhering to the theological orthodoxy and ...

Compassionate Sexual Orthodoxy - Pieter Valk Pt 1: Navigating Brokenness, Shame, and Helping LGBT People Turn To Jesus
The GoodLion PodcastApril 28, 202300:52:1847.89 MB

Compassionate Sexual Orthodoxy - Pieter Valk Pt 1: Navigating Brokenness, Shame, and Helping LGBT People Turn To Jesus

Pieter Valk joins Aaron Salvato for a very intriguing conversation on sexuality. Pieter is a same-sex attracted Christian and ministry leader who is also committed to the historic Christian sexual ethic. This is a challenging path to walk, as it requires faithfulness and obedi...

The Dangers of Theology Gone Wrong - (Dr. Gerry Breshears) - Disunity, Division, & Deconstruction
The GoodLion PodcastApril 19, 202300:42:4839.19 MB

The Dangers of Theology Gone Wrong - (Dr. Gerry Breshears) - Disunity, Division, & Deconstruction

In part 2 of our short series on theology, Dr. Gerry Breshears (Western Seminary) helps us understand the dangers of theology gone wrong. Gerry is an amazing theological mind and a fan favorite of the show. In part one, we defined theology and talked about why it's essenti...

WHY does theology matter for discipleship? (Dr. Gerry Breshears) - Defining Theology, Learning How it Helps us as Disciples, and Exploring How We Can Work Together... Even When We Disagree
The GoodLion PodcastApril 10, 202300:47:1443.25 MB

WHY does theology matter for discipleship? (Dr. Gerry Breshears) - Defining Theology, Learning How it Helps us as Disciples, and Exploring How We Can Work Together... Even When We Disagree

In today's episode of The GoodLion Podcast, we're chatting about something super close to our hearts: what it means to be a disciple of Jesus and how theology shapes that journey. With the launch of our humble little ministry, the GoodLion School of Discipleship in Yuk...

The Creativity Of The Minister - Riley Taylor | Exploring the God-given call to harness creativity for good.
The GoodLion PodcastMarch 30, 202301:16:3670.13 MB

The Creativity Of The Minister - Riley Taylor | Exploring the God-given call to harness creativity for good.

In this episode Aaron sits down with his friend pastor Riley Taylor to discuss the importance of creativity in ministry. Aaron and Riley share a background in filmmaking and youth ministry, and have always believed in using their creative skills to enhance their ministry work....

The Theology of Heavenly Treasures | Materialism, Heart Locations, & Answering the Question "What did Jesus Mean by Store Up Treasures in Heaven?"
The GoodLion PodcastMarch 23, 202300:26:2724.23 MB

The Theology of Heavenly Treasures | Materialism, Heart Locations, & Answering the Question "What did Jesus Mean by Store Up Treasures in Heaven?"

In this episode, host Aaron Salvato dives deep into the theology of "Treasures in Heaven" as described by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. As Christians, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day demands of life and forget the deeper meanings behind Jesus'...

How can we serve when we are busy and overwhelmed?
The GoodLion PodcastMarch 16, 202300:15:1814.02 MB

How can we serve when we are busy and overwhelmed?

In this episode, we answer a question from one of our students at the GoodLion school of discipleship on the topic of servanthood, which is an essential element of Christian discipleship. At the heart of servanthood is the concept of selflessness, which requires us to put the ...