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This week on the podcast is part 2 of a conversation between CPT Executive Director Joel Lawrence is joined by Winn Collier, Director of The Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination & Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan. In this conversation, Joe and Winn di…
 
This week on the podcast, CPT Executive Director Joel Lawrence is joined by Winn Collier, Director of The Eugene Peterson Center for Christian Imagination & Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Christian Imagination at Western Theological Seminary in Holland, Michigan, and author of A Burning in My Bones, the official biography of Eugene Pe…
 
We continue our conversation with CPT fellow Nathan Chambers on his story of life, education, and ministry. Nathan discusses the relationship between the Old Testament and New Testament, his doctoral research in Genesis 1, and encouragement for those pursuing Old Testament studies.By The Center for Pastor Theologians
 
On this episode of the podcast, we are joined by CPT fellow Nathan Chambers, pastor of Wiser Lake Chapel in Lynden, WA. Nathan earned his MCS in Old Testament at Regent College and his PhD in Biblical Studies from Durham University. In the first part of our conversation, Nathan shares about archetypes of evangelicalism, growing up in the faith, and…
 
How has theological education served to denigrate the African American preaching tradition? What is the distinction between the style and theory of preaching? How does an emphasis on disenfranchisement, hope, and the practical immediacy of the text make Black preaching unique? We continue our conversation with CPT Fellow Eric Redmond as he discusse…
 
CPT Fellow Eric Redmond rejoins the podcast to discuss the recent guilty verdict rendered against Derek Chauvin in the George Flloyd murder trial. We discuss the response of conservative evangelicals, as well as the different historical perspectives of white and black Christians on police violence. What are the biblical and theological dynamics at …
 
This episode features a presentation from our 2019 conference on technology, given by CPT Fellow Dan Brendsel. Dan joins Zach Wagner to reflect on his talk in a now post-Covid world. Technology is like a road, a tool that is formed with pre-determined purpose and utility that separates us from something naturally vital to reality. A path on the oth…
 
We continue our conversation with CPT fellow Paul Morrison, a pastor in the Cleveland area who holds a PhD from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Paul reflects on the history of race and racism in the Southern Baptist Convention and reflects on its implications for contemporary tensions and debates. We go on to discuss the work of the Ohio…
 
CPT co-founder and board chair Gerald Hiestand joins the podcast to discuss some of the recent history of the CPT and how his transition from an associate pastor to senior pastor role affected his research and theological reflection. What are the challenges and advantages of doing theology from a pastoral post? Is it possible to live out the histor…
 
In this episode, we continue our conversation with award-winning author Carolyn Weber. We discuss her story of life and her academic career, including balancing her witness while engaging fruitfully in her discipline. How should Christians and aspiring pastors think of cultivating their writing and word-craft? How can faithful Christian thinkers ma…
 
We are joined on this episode by Carolyn Weber, professor of English and the award-winning author of Surprised by Oxford and Sex and the City of God. We talk with Dr. Weber about her story of life and faith, including her conversion while studying English literature at the University of Oxford.By The Center for Pastor Theologians
 
Beginning in Fall 2021, the CPT will partner with the Wheaton College Graduate School in offering an M.A. in Theology with a concentration in Ecclesial Theology. This program is designed for students interested in studying theology with a specific orientation toward ministry in the local church. On this episode, CPT staff are joined by Marc Cortez,…
 
Is there a liturgical renewal movement in low-church evangelicalism? How can pastors and worship ministers rehearse the story of redemption through the liturgy of worship every week? How can we view music and preaching not as separate parts of the worship service, but as synchronized ways of embedding the gospel in our hearts? Listen now to our int…
 
In this episode, we continue our conversation with CPT President Todd Wilson about his new book, The Enneagram Goes to Church: Wisdom for Leadership, Worship, and Congregational Life. How can the Enneagram help us cultivate pastoral wisdom and relational, emotional intelligence? What self-knowledge can it offer pastors? What insight can it give in …
 
Why did a trained New Testament scholar and longtime pastor become so interested in the enneagram? On today's episode, CPT President Todd Wilson shares his journey of discovering the enneagram and discusses many of the common objections and questions about it within evangelical circles. What are the theological convictions undergirding its "appropr…
 
On today's episode, we are joined by CPT Fellow Jennifer Powell McNutt. She serves as the Dyrness Chair of Biblical and Theological Studies at Wheaton College and is an ordained minister in the PCUSA. We discuss her story of family, faith, and education, including discerning a call to ministry as a woman. We also explore some of her research on the…
 
What are some of the distinctives of Anglican worship forms? What does a liturgy that is both historically rooted and culturally and linguistically responsive serve God's people? What are the advantages and disadvantages of these forms? This week, we continue our conversation with CPT Fellow, John Yates. We discuss these and other questions, includ…
 
We begin our conversation with CPT Fellow John Yates, who serves as the Rector of Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Raleigh, NC. In this episode, we discuss growing up in a ministry home, and John's story of education, including his experience serving as a study assistant for John Stott in London.By The Center for Pastor Theologians
 
We continue our conversation with CPT fellow Trygve Johnson on pastoring in an academic institution and corporate spiritual formation. What are the key issues and challenges facing college-age Christians? How do liturgical rhythms form us into competent Christians, able to move out into the world on mission, empowered by the truth of the Gospel?…
 
Why is the call to leadership in Christian institutions so important? How have our institutions fallen into neglect in recent history? What are the modernist assumptions that underlie our mistrust of institutions? Listen to part 1 of our interview with CPT fellow Trygve Johnson, Dean of Chapel at Hope College in Holland, MI.…
 
This episode features a conference talk by CPT Theological Mentor Kevin Vanhoozer. The public theologian ministers the reality of the gospel to the time and place of their congregational life. Pastors work in a place, a particular community making disciples and teaching them how to live out the life and work of God in them as citizens in the city o…
 
As the pandemic continues, how can pastors and Christians cope with the feelings of weariness, isolation, and depression in these unique circumstances? What challenges has the length of the crisis raised for pastors and churches? How can we be attuned to our embodiment and the ordinary means of grace as we tend to our emotional and spiritual health…
 
On a special midweek episode, we share a sermon by CPT co-founder and board chair Gerald Hiestand. This sermon was preached at Calvary Memorial Church outside Chicago on Sunday, January 10, 2021, in response to the deadly assault on the US Capitol by pro-Trump conservatives.By The Center for Pastor Theologians
 
How can parents and pastors find a balance between emphasizing the theological significance of Christmas alongside the cultural trappings associated with the holiday? How can this season be an opportunity for discipleship and catechism of children? On this episode, we are joined by CPT fellow Dillon Thornton, author of Give Them Jesus: Raising Our …
 
Is Advent merely an extended Christmas season? What is the function of this season in the liturgical calendar? What is lost when we rush past the penitential season of Advent into the celebratory season of Christmas? CPT fellow Benj Petroelje joins the podcast to discuss the significance of the season of Advent in the church's life – particularly i…
 
CPT fellow Tim Fox joins the podcast to share his story of becoming a pastor theologian. Tim Pastor of Christ the King Presbyterian in Austin, TX. We discuss the importance of focused research on the biblical text, the way a love of reading connects to a love of theology, and the significance of staying connected with a local church during academic…
 
How has the Christian faith and its virtue tradition influenced the science of positive psychology and virtue research? Many social scientists acknowledge that virtue reaches its full expression when embedded in a tradition, such as the Christian tradition. Gratitude, for instance, involves the realization that the good that comes to us in our live…
 
[This episode was recorded on Thursday, November 5, before the election was called by media outlets in favor of Joe Biden.] Now what? What is the significance of the 2020 election going forward? How can the church be a witness for the gospel in a divided age? Todd Wilson and Joel Lawrence discuss division, unity, and hope in the church.…
 
With the 2020 presidential election now upon us, we take some time to slow down and reflect on our spiritual lives. Love desires the good of and union with the other. How does this relate to our calling in Christ in a polarized election and a fractured society? We are joined for this conversation by Eric Johnson, Professor of Christian Psychology a…
 
Listen now to part two of our conversation with IX Marks Editorial Director, Jonathan Leeman. We discuss a recent lawsuit involving the city of Washington D.C., COVID restrictions, and Capitol Hill Baptist Church. Jonathan also expands further on his political vision for the church, including how to process the 2020 election and considerations for …
 
How has the cultural situation related to justice, religion, and politics change since the founding of the United States? How should the church engage in politics? How should individual Christians think about their political allegiances? These questions and more are explored as we are joined by Jonathan Leeman, Editorial Director of IX Marks and th…
 
Are there legitimate "conservative" and "liberal" impulses in the Christian faith? How does personality and temperament relate to political affiliation for church leaders and congregants? How can pastors shepherd their congregations well during a time of heightened political polarization? We discuss these and other questions with CPT Co-founder Ger…
 
What do apologetic discussions look like in a post-Christian age? How can pastors prepare to answer the apologetic questions raised by contemporary culture and the individuals in their congregations? All humans think in stories and narratives. What is the Christian story? What are the contemporary stories being told in our culture? CPT fellow Josh …
 
Part 2 of 2: What is the connection between gnosticism, the incarnation, and contemporary controversies related to race and racial injustice? Cherith Fee Nordling joins the podcast to discuss this question, the over-individualization of Christianity, and the tension of living in the radical middle.
 
Part 1 of 2: What is the connection between gnosticism, the incarnation, and contemporary controversies related to race and racial injustice? Cherith Fee Nordling joins the podcast to discuss this question, the over-individualization of Christianity, and the tension of living in the radical middle.By The Center for Pastor Theologians
 
What factors go into deciding to apply for a PhD program? What are the advantages and disadvantages of part-time/remote programs versus full-time/residency programs? What family considerations should be taken into account? Listen now to part 3 of CPT Podcast co-host Zachary Wagner’s story of preparing to transition to the UK for full-time study at …
 
What are the advantages and disadvantages of an M.A. (in either theology or biblical studies) or an M.Div? How does a degree in theology supplement skills in biblical interpretation? We discuss these and other questions on this episode as co-hosts Todd Wilson and Zach Wagner continue to discuss Zach's story of education thus far.…
 
CPT Podcast host Todd Wilson and co-host Zachary Wagner discuss Zach's journey of faith and education so far. How does the so-called "anti-intellectualism" of evangelicalism manifest in local churches? Is this a fair characterization of this Christian tradition? What are the strengths and drawbacks of both Bible college education and a liberal arts…
 
CPT fellow Gavin Ortlund joins the podcast gain to discuss his habits of study and writing, as well as his recently published Retrieving Augustine's Doctrine of Creation: Ancient Wisdom for Current Controversy (IVP Academic, 2020). What were the important emphases of Augustine's doctrine of creation and view of what we would call "science"? What ca…
 
Listen now to part 2 of our conversation with CPT fellow Rachel Stahle. Rachel shares how she processed her own conversion experience and her call to theological study and pastoral ministry. We discuss Jonathan Edwards on religious experience and the Trinity, as well as perceptions of women pastors in both conservative and progressive theological t…
 
How should Christians and pastors approach the 2020 election? How have the two major political parties changed in recent years? How can Christian leaders influence politicians rather than being influenced by politicians? Karen Swallow Prior joins the podcast do discuss her approach to voting, political parties, and the importance of character when …
 
On this episode of the podcast we are joined by CPT fellow Rachel Stahle. Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, PA. Rachel shares her story of life, education, and conversion, which involved a unique and dramatic experience where Jesus appeared to her during college.By The Center for Pastor Theologians
 
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