I currently live in Seattle, WA and lead a church there, called Pangea Church. I also have a podcast and blog/newsletter, which you just found through this website. I’m also the author of a book called, Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain (WaterBrook — Penguin Random House). Sometimes, I do nerdy academic stuff. This website is sometimes an outlet for that passion. After seminary, I went back to school and completed a master of arts in comparative religion at the University of Washington. Here’s more of my “official” bio information.
This site began in Kurt’s imagination. He started dreaming about what it would be like to take his former podcast, The Paulcast: A Podcast All About the Apostle Paul, to the next level. Then, the idea of starting a podcast network was born. Eventually, he renamed his podcast, website, and newsletter Theology Curator with Kurt Willems. This site houses a growing library of articles filled with theological, spiritual, and practical content. The goal of Theology Curator is to resource an intelligent and humanizing conversation about spiritual formation, theology, and church.
Scholarship for Regular Folks
This website is designed to be helpful. I take the word “curate” rather seriously. I realize that not everyone has time to go to school for this stuff. But many folks do have a deep desire to grow intellectually in areas pertaining to theology, biblical studies, and classics. My goal is to sift through and distill the best research and theories to resource intelligent and humanizing conversations about Jesus, Paul, and the whole of the New Testament.
Faith for Real Life
I want to pull together excellent information, inspiring observations, and helpful social media tools all into one place. Whether giving voice to peacemaking, spiritual growth, culture, or other matters of following Jesus, TC exists to empower you in real life. Articles and resources in our “faith” categories come from a core conviction that faith is not merely cognitive: it is profoundly experiential. We might even call it: human.