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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 ...
 
Rapture Drill is a podcast dedicated to reframing Revelation, the End Times, and our weird obsession with the apocalypse. This show is curated by Kurt Willems and available online at TheologyCurator.com/RaptureDrill. It is part of the Theology Curator resource network. If you're ready to leave behind Left Behind: we get it. If you’ve been traumatized by doom-and-gloom preaching: let us bring you a good old-fashioned dose of hope. Together, we’ll explore the New Testament passages about the s ...
 
The Kingdom Roots Podcast with Scot McKnight is a conversation about how the Kingdom took root then and how it takes root now. Kingdom Root conversations with Scot McKnight will give clarity to the context of the New Testament and how that context informs the Church today. Dr. Scot McKnight is the Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament at Northern Seminary. Learn more about Northern Seminary’s Master’s of Arts in New Testament at http://www.seminary.edu/mant/
 
What happens when missionally minded folks, who are also into sports and athletics, combine their passions for reading, cooking, and preaching and spend time talking together? Hopefully a thoughtful conversation with unexpected connections: NFL draft and the nature of the Holy Spirit; preaching as outlined in baking recipes; batting averages, what triple-doubles have to do with what it means to be a church of mutual accountability. We are allergic to big words, but not big ideas. DISCLAIMER: ...
 
The Pastor Writer podcast is a series of conversations and reflections on the Christian life through reading and writing. From interviews with authors to thoughts on scripture and culture, Chase Replogle offers a wide range of topics and explorations. Chase is a church pastor and writer. You can follow more of his work at pastorwriter.com
 
LISTEN is monthly gathering/podcast of unique people, sharing diverse life stories, creating a space for dialogue. We’re dedicated to pursuing the Christian values of peace, hospitality, and listening. On the podcast, we’ll discuss topics ranging from religion, politics, comedy, art, sexuality, poverty, the environment, and more.
 
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Where is God in our worst moments? For those of us who have experienced some event that caused immense pain, it can be nearly impossible to see how God was present in that moment. After all, if he was there, wouldn’t he have saved us? Kurt Willems wrestled with this question as he spent his life struggling to heal from abuse he experienced as a chi…
 
With Joe, we tackle the following “F” topics: Food & Faith We discuss how the pandemic led Joe to discover a passion for cooking food at home with his family and learning the joy of discovery, creativity, and “ownership” with his children when it comes to preparing and eating food How the restaurant industry is showing the church how to face the ne…
 
When we're going through a painful season, one thing that can help immensely is spending a little time every day with God's word and with the wisdom of someone who's been there before. That's why we created the Pain to Purpose 42-Day Devotional. Davey has written the daily devotional entries that he wished he had when he faced the tragic loss of hi…
 
Keeping the alliteration theme going, Craig and Cody talk about the letter “O” on this episode! Opening with some, um… QUESTIONABLE (at best) beatboxing and a MUCH too deep of a dive into the anthropological implications of Disney’s Pinocchio (although some profound things were definitely accidentally said), we moved quickly to our O topics for the…
 
Jon Tyson is a pastor and church planter in New York City. He is originally from Australia and moved to the United States over two decades ago with a passion to seek and cultivate renewal in the Western Church. He is the author of Sacred Roots, A Creative Minority, The Burden is Light, and Beautiful Resistance. But he joins me to talk about his soo…
 
Our faith in God can be tested beyond our wildest dreams in a moment. We can think our faith is strong one minute, and the next minute a single event, something as small as a conversation or a phone call, can shatter our delusions and bring us face to face with reality. Kristy Furlow experienced this when doctors told her that her husband had a rar…
 
It wasn't enough for Paul to call his co-workers friends. He chooses to take it a step further and call them siblings. This close relationship described by Paul captures the revolution from Christ's love that permeates every part of the church. What does it look like to live together in the family of God? How can a view of being siblings guide the …
 
When we're going through a painful season, one thing that can help immensely is spending a little time every day with God's word and with the wisdom of someone who's been there before. That's why we created the Pain to Purpose 42-Day Devotional. Davey has written the daily devotional entries that he wished he had when he faced the tragic loss of hi…
 
Kalie joins us once again— last installment, Kalie shared with us her personal story of transition and embracing fully who she is. This time, Kalie drops some insight on familiar scripture, Genesis 1 and Genesis 2. Highlights from this episode include: How LGBTQ+ people fit in to the creation narrative. The ways our cultural views shape our take on…
 
The last year and half or so has had long-lasting effects on all of us. Studies have shown that reports of mental illnesses such as anxiety or depression have skyrocketed between 2019 and today. But for some, these issues are not brought on by one particular season, but rather they are something that we face our entire lives. Paul Asay is one such …
 
When we're going through a painful season, one thing that can help immensely is spending a little time every day with God's word and with the wisdom of someone who's been there before. That's why we created the Pain to Purpose 42-Day Devotional. Davey has written the daily devotional entries that he wished he had when he faced the tragic loss of hi…
 
Robert Wolgemuth has been in the media business for more than forty years. A former president of Thomas Nelson Publishers, he is the founder of Wolgemuth & Associates a literary agency exclusively representing the writing work of more than one hundred authors. Among his professional accomplishments, he has served two terms as the Chairman of the Ev…
 
PARENTING SERIES PART FIVE As a mother, Amy Sylvestre wears a lot of hats. She’s both a biological mom and an adoptive mom. She’s a heart mom, and tragically, a mother of child loss. Walking through the pain of losing your infant child is one of the worst nightmares for any parent can face, and that became Amy’s reality when her son Hudson was born…
 
Pastors need friends. This reality often gets overlooked and leaves pastors lonely, burnt out, and frustrated. The Apostle Paul can get stereotyped as an individual working for God. When we dig into how Paul carried out his ministry, we find a rich example of friendship in working together in ministry. Join Scot and Laura as they unpack what a cult…
 
Keeping the alliteration theme going, Craig and Cody are joined by Kalie— a transgender woman serving as associate pastor and intern at a congregation in Decatur, GA. This is the first episode of a two-part conversation with Kalie— the highlights of this episode include: Pride Flags and marketing— is the embrace of Pride Month by corporate giants a…
 
When we're going through a painful season, one thing that can help immensely is spending a little time every day with God's word and with the wisdom of someone who's been there before. That's why we created the Pain to Purpose 42-Day Devotional. Davey has written the daily devotional entries that he wished he had when he faced the tragic loss of hi…
 
PARENTING SERIES PART FOUR When we grow into adulthood, our relationships with our parents naturally shift. For some, our parents are still close. We view them as confidants, and guides or perhaps even friends of a sort. For others of us, those relationships can become strained or even broken entirely. No matter the situation, these relationships a…
 
This episode of the Zeitcast features Matthew Paul Turner co-author of the recent book What is God Like. Here’s a note from Jonathan. “I can’t tell you what a soul-stirring, hope-building, heart-rending conversation I had with William Paul Turner focusing in on this was new book with the late @rachelheldevans is a gift that people of any & every ag…
 
PARENTING SERIES PART THREE As we heard on our last episode, Ron and Nan Deal have walked through incredible pain in their lives, and gleaned wisdom and a deep understanding of God from that journey. But apart from their story of loss, Ron also shares his wisdom with others in his job as a marriage and family therapist, specifically focusing on ble…
 
SUBSCRIBE VIA ITUNES | SPOTIFY | GOOGLE | STITCHER | AUDIBLE Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain is available right now. It is a manifesto about how the life of Jesus offers hope as it intersects with the real pain of the world and in our lives. Email Kurt feedback as well! In this episode, Kurt discusses spiritual formation an…
 
What is the fundamental purpose of being a pastor? In this episode, Scot McKnight unpacks the 10 elements he sees present in how the Apostle Paul nurtured living like Christ in the early church. You will be reminded about what the heart of ministry should be all about and get ideas on how you could nurture the same Christlikeness in your church. Pu…
 
Brad Lomenick is passionate about raising up great leaders around the globe. He is a business entrepreneur, speaker, sought-after leadership advisor, author and longtime president of Catalyst, largely credited with growing the organization into one of the largest and most recognized leadership brands and gatherings of young leaders in the US. Prior…
 
PARENTING SERIES PART TWO Ron Deal is a bestselling author, therapist, and speaker who specializes in family ministries and especially in blending families. But before Ron was as successful as he is today, he and his wife Nan walked through an unimaginably painful season. Twelve years ago, Ron and Nan took their son Connor to the doctor after he’d …
 
Jared C. Wilson is Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Author in Residence at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, General Editor of For The Church (and host of the FTC Podcast), and Director of The Pastoral Training Centerat Liberty Baptist Church in Kansas City, MO. He also co-hosts The Art of Pastoring Podcast published by Christian…
 
PARENTING SERIES PART ONE There are few, if any, challenges as difficult and important as being a mother. From conception to adulthood, moms are tasked with raising their children, taking care of them, and making sure they grow up in a loving, safe home where they can become the best people they can be. This task is simultaneously incredibly reward…
 
This episode features Jonathan’s sermon, On blaspheming the Holy Spirit. This sober text haunted me much of my life. What would it mean to commit the unpardonable sin? What could I do that would be so bad that not even God would forgive it? Now I’m convinced that this text is even more haunting than ever, & it does even strike a kind of fear in me—…
 
Jesus' humanity suggests that he had to learn. Scot McKnight and James McGrath investigate the reality of what Jesus learning from women meant. There is a tremendous amount of insight and implication for today that we can gain by exploring what Jesus learned from women. Purchase* your copy of James McGrath's book here: https://amzn.to/2TDKzTM*Amazo…
 
This week marks the fourth anniversary of the launch of the Nothing Is Wasted Podcast! In the last four years, we’ve seen God move in incredible ways through this ministry and this podcast in particular. To celebrate the occasion, Kristi joins Davey and Aubrey to answer some of your questions, and we update you on some big events in Kristi and Aubr…
 
Reverend Elizabeth Hagan is a graduate of Duke Divinity School, a multi-published author, and has been a pastor for 15 years. She saw the isolation, loneliness, and shame that remains unspoken when Christians shy away from difficult conversations on taboo topics. Elizabeth knew that the church could do better to foster a sense of acceptance and bel…
 
Today’s episode features a sermon given by Jonathan at the Table OKC service on Trinity Sunday. This profound message delivered on one of Jonathans favorite days in the Traditional Church Calendar addresses the beauty of building something. The God revealed as Trinity is always creating something new. Jonathan centers on the question, “If joining i…
 
episode 51 the “b” episode We got a bit alliterative. We got hung up on the letter “b”. No, you did not miss the “a” episode. And with Code-man Cody and Crash-test Craig, we’ve got the letter “c” covered already. This week we stay with this wonderful letter and allow it to usher us into theological imagination, homiletical insights, as well as a he…
 
Matt Morton is a teaching pastor at Grace Bible Church in College Station, Texas. Prior to his current role, he has served as a worship leader, a college pastor, and a communications pastor. He has a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Ministry. He is the co-author of the Ordinary Greatne…
 
For many of us, our pain is a one-time event. We experience something truly terrible, and then we begin the process of healing. While we may carry the scars of that experience forever, we won’t spend the rest of our lives in the same valley where we've found ourselves in our worst moments. But what if that’s not the case? This is the questions that…
 
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