RenewalCast weekly podcast that features interviews, and discussions and teaching on various biblical and theological subjects. My name is Coalt Robinson and I am the Lead Pastor at Bethel in Rural South Dakota, and we do this because we believe that our minds are to be shaped and renewed by the life-giving and transforming Word of God through the power of the Holy Spirit - so we pray that as you listen you will see Jesus more clearly.
What You Believe Matters!
Everyone believes certain things. Somethings we hold dear and will fight for and other things we are rather flippant about because we think they do not matter. We live in a world where truth and belief are often confused, for instance, some suggest strongly that we are to value the beliefs of others. While I would admit that we ought to listen to other beliefs to understand them, this should be done with respect for those whose beliefs may differ from our own. This doesn't suggest, however, that there is a value just because one believes something to be true (what Stephen Colbert has called "truthiness"). The fact is many people have and still do believe things that are wrong and even dangerous. A radical example of this would be the belief system of Hitler and how his ideas were realized in Nazi Germany. Most people would agree that Hitler was wrong and the beliefs he had were wrong and dangerous. We often, however, do not place beliefs that some hold about God and the gospel on this level -- of actually being dangerous. God is Truth. What God has said about Himself and who we are is of radical importance -- not because these things are believed, but because of who declared them to be True. Our mission at RenewalCast.com is to be one resource (among many greater ones) in helping to ground our belief in Truth that is revealed to us by God Himself in Scripture.
Coalt was raised in a Christian family in a small community in eastern Montana and came to know Jesus at a young age. Coalt attended Montana Bible College (Bozeman), The Baptist College of Florida (Graceville), and Sioux Falls Seminary (Sioux Falls) and went on to teach Bible classes at James Valley Christian School (Huron, SD). For the past several years Coalt has served as the teaching pastor at Bethel Church in Yale, South Dakota. Coalt is married to Desirae and together they have three boys (Will, Silas, CJ).
Jay is a former student of Coalt Robinson and attended Grace University where he earned his degree in Christian Education. By grace and at Grace he met his beautiful wife Rachel, and they now have two young children. Jay worked for a countertop shop four years and a restoration company four years specializing more in industrial coatings while serving in the local Church. Jay and his family have recently moved back to Huron where he works in facilities at a bank while attending Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary online.