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Theology Curator is hosted by Kurt Willems (formerly, The Paulcast). Each episode reflects on a theological, formational, or cultural theme. We might dig into the life and letters of a radical Jewish teacher named Paul; converse about a pressing contemporary issue; reflect on the nature of following Jesus today; or even remedy doom-and-gloom preaching with a good old fashioned dose of hope. This show is an invitation to build bridges between the first century world of the earliest Christ-fol ...
 
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Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Kurt chats with Brian Zahnd about every single book he has written to date ... and the new book he's secretly working on. Check out BZ at BrianZand.com. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be …
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Kurt chats with Jared Byas about his new book, Love Matters More. Love, not "truth" is what matters as we seek to follow Jesus, Jared persuasively argues. Listen along! Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3duPU5D GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of ch…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Kurt Willems welcomes Nijay Gupta back to the show. They talk about his book, Beginner's Guide to the New Testament and about theology in general. The New Testament has several issues that are considered key debates. Some of these include: the synoptic problem, the historical Jesus, Paul and the La…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. The…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Tony Scarcello shares about his new book, Regenerate: Following Jesus after Deconstruction. Kurt Willems wrote the forward, so this is a personal episode you won't want to miss! Kurt said the following about this book: "In Regenerate, you not only get Tony’s tragically hope-filled story, but you’re invited to…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. The…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Prof. Drew Hart comes on the show to talk with Kurt about his latest book, Who Will be a Witness? - Igniting Activism for God's Justice, Love, and Deliverance. Racial justice is Kingdom of God work and part of our witness as followers of Jesus. Drew discusses how and why. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you wou…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Steve Dancause, author of What is the Trinity and Why does it Matter?, joins Kurt to talk about all things pertaining to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 3 in 1? and so much more! GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review ther…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Lee Camp discusses the political season and what it means to follow Jesus as representatives of his kingdom. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to great…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Banning Liebscher invites Christians to not sit on the sidelines when God has called them to change the world. Kurt Willems and Banning discuss Jesus Culture, charismatic Christianity, church planting, church unity, and his new book, The Three-Mile Walk, which is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2PuRWa…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google The Bible resounds with affirmations of the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. But might God also exhibit faith and trust? Kurt Willems interviews Curtis Holtzen, to find out the answer to that question. Holtzen's new book, The God Who Trusts, is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2WGtyXO GIVE THE …
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems chats with Kevin Grasso, co-founder of Biblingo, an immersive Biblical languages training software. Amazing for seminary students or pastors or anyone who wants to learn Greek or Hebrew. Go to https://biblingo.org to sign up and use the code THEOLOGYCURATOR fo…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems finishes a two part series on Jesus’ prediction that the Temple would be destroyed and End Times stuff. Part one is available as EP-83 and published back in January of 2020. Find it here: https://theologycurator.com/the-end-doom-gloom-jesus-1/ GIVE THE SHOW SO…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Did Paul remain Jewish after his transforming experience of the resurrected Jesus? Scholars disagree about how best to think about the nature of Paul’s Judaism after Jesus. There are several approaches. Kurt briefly outlines the traditional, new perspective, and Paul within Judaism approaches. GIVE THE SHOW S…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Kurt Willems chats with Jason Thacker about all things faith and artificial intelligence. His new book, The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, is available now. Order it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cDshG0 GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your …
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Kurt Willems gives reflections on how to interpret Romans 13 in light of the current season of protests after the unjust murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (and others). GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, t…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Jay Kim, pastor and author, chats with Kurt Willems about his book, Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age. Jay's book looks at the importance of incarnation and human to human engagement in church communities. He then, after the first interview (which took place just prior to th…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Dan Kent, the host of Apologies and Explanations with Greg Boyd, talks about his book, Confident Humility. Beyond the podcast and authorship, Dan is the editor at ReKnew.org, and a teaching pastor at Woodland Hills Church. Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SzWJtc GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to …
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google This interview with Dennis Edwards about his new book, What is the Bible and How Do We Understand it?, was fun. It is a short, helpful, and comprehensive guide for how to step wisely into the study of the Scriptures. Also check out his Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/RevDrDre Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.t…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Cara Meredith joins the show to discuss her book, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice. This book explores her journey of falling in love with the son of a civil rights icon, as well as expanding her awareness of what it means to truly love others with different racial identities. Get it at Amaz…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Scholar Walter Brueggemann joins Kurt to discuss his new book, Materiality as Resistance. Here's what Kurt said in his endorsement: "Materiality as Resistance, if we put into practice its wise and radical vision of human flourishing, has the power to transform persons, churches, communities, and our world." Get it at …
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Prolific author and biblical scholar, Nijay Gupta, joins Kurt to discuss his book, Paul and the Language of Faith - https://amzn.to/2SLmZBJ GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can …
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems begins a two part series on Jesus' prediction that the Temple would be destroyed and End Times stuff. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be amazing. The more rev…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems has a conversation with bishop and professor, N.T. Wright about his latest book. Co-authored with Michael Bird, The New Testament in Its World is a larger volume that brings together many of Wright's works in a volume designed for students. The conversation talks about…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Sarah Bessey chats with Kurt Willems about her latest book, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God. It is the book she never expected to write but is the outpouring of God's love and work in her very difficult past few years. Listen along as she shares her story and powerful ins…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Mary Jo Sharp talks to us about her journey from atheism to Christianity. She brings insight to how to have the apologetics dialogue and why as Christians we have good reasons to trust the God of the Bible. Her new book is called, Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist's Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Giv…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are si…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are si…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are si…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Welcome to a new series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the Newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There ar…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Scot McKnight talks about his book, Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire. He says "The operative terms for Paul ... are Welcome one another to the table as siblings! The whole letter is found in that imperative." He also says "Ethnicity ... is at the heart of both the tension in Romans an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Matthew Bates discusses his new book, Gospel Allegiance: What Faith in Jesus Misses for Salvation in Christ with Kurt. They talk about what the word "gospel" would have meant for the earliest Christians and the many problems we have in explaining this word in the church today. Gospel is, in short, a royal announcement…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales, talks with Kurt about his spiritual journey as it pertains to creating, bankrupting, and coming back to his beloved show. This conversation is full of wisdom and fun. Here's a few resources from Phil to check out: THE LAUGH AND LEARN BIBLE FOR KIDS Is available on Amazon and where…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google What does Paul have to say about anxiety? What does he have to say about following Jesus during painful seasons? Is it possible to find contentment in the midst of it all? What if love is worth the embrace of pain? Paul shows us that inner peace can be imagined with Jesus and experienced. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google An introduction..... The Paulcast isn't dead, but it is evolving. In this episode, Kurt explains the change in branding to Theology Curator. The essence of the show will remain the same, but the areas that get covered will include and go beyond studying Paul. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop o…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 2, Episode 2 (2018) The audience and purpose of Romans is a foundational matter of debate in the study of Paul's letters. In this episode, Kurt Willems 1) gives a broad background to the issues, 2) looks at the Romans Road as something that is an example of the wrong grid for the book, and 3) offers a 'within J…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 2, Episode 1 (2018) What in the world is "a gentile?" This term gets used in the Bible but where did it come from? In this episode, Kurt argues that it actually isn't a biblical term and we need to get it out of our English translations. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or yo…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 10 (Spring Season, 2018) In the last episode of the season, Kurt chats with Ronald Herms, co-editor of Early Jewish Literature: An Anthology. They talk apocrypha, second temple Judaism, and Jesus. This is a conversation that will help orient us towards the world and narratives that shaped the thinkin…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 9 (Spring Season, 2018) In this episode, Kurt chats with biblical scholar and classicist Craig Keener. He has done extensive research on the book of Acts including producing a massive four volume commentary, which some have said may be the largest commentary ever produced on the book! Listen in as Ku…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 8 (Spring Season, 2018) In this episode, Kurt chats with Rachel Held Evans. She has written numerous books on faith and her latest is called: Inspired - Slaying Giants, Walking on Water, and Loving the Bible Again. It is a fun conversation full of great insights from Rachel. This episode zooms out a …
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 7 (Spring Season, 2018) Andy Stanley. He said that "Peter, James, Paul elected to unhitch the Christian faith from their Jewish scriptures, and my friends, we must as well." And, taken on its own, that is a radical statement that has caused a bit of a dust up. But, in this episode, Kurt both defends …
 
Season 1, Episode 6 (Spring Season, 2018) Paul's view of women in the church and home is one of the most challenging teachings to understand. In this interview, Lucy Peppiatt helps us to demystify 1 Corinthians 11.2-16 where Paul speaks of headship. Check out her book, Unveiling Paul's Women, which we talk about in this conversation. GIVE THE SHOW …
 
Season 1, Episode 5 (Spring Season, 2018) This conversation is with Prof. Paula Fredriksen. She is a well-known scholar of early Christianity and Judaism. She discusses themes from her latest book, Paul: The Pagans' Apostle. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review …
 
Season 1, Episode 4 (Spring Season, 2018) This conversation with Mark D. Nanos explores some of the broad themes of Paul within Judaism. How does it contrast with the New Perspective on Paul? What do they share in common? Why is it important for Paul to remain Jewish? Why is he critical of circumcision, then? In a new series of books, Mark Nanos ad…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 3 (Spring Season, 2018) This is a conversation with Andrew Hyatt, writer and director of Paul, Apostle of Christ, a new film from Sony. We talk about the background of the film, major themes, and why he was compelled to tell part of Paul's story. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to …
 
NEW PODCAST SHOW! Consider going to your podcast manager of choice and subscribing to Rapture Drill. Please, if you are a fan of The Paulcast, consider leaving a positive review. This is a brief introduction to Rapture Drill, prior to the first episode dropping. I share a quick clip of N.T. Wright, from a conversation we had recently and frame out …
 
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