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Kurt Willems

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Kurt Willems (MDiv, MA) is the founding pastor of Pangea Church (Seattle), curator of both The Paulcast and Rapture Drill podcasts, blogger at The Pangea Blog (hosted by Patheos.com), and resourcer of an intelligent and humanizing faith at Theology Curator. [More About Kurt]

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Rapture Drill: Watch Every Video Episode of Season 2 (Revealing Jesus)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 2 I’m so excited about season two of Rapture Drill. These are truly the outcome of lots of planning and hard work! In these six episodes, which are in fact video based, you will be introduced to the context and vision of the book of Revelation. I …

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Protestants Don’t Know What to Do with Mary

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6 Minute Read Mary. There’s something about her, so they say. Protestants haven’t known what to do with her. I’ve seen two basic trends. 1) Protestants who ignore Mary’s subversive joy. 2) Protestants who run from Mary’s miracle. Both of these trends are troubling. Many “traditionalists” ignore Mary (for the most part) because of …

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Repurposed for Peace: Christmas, Crucifixion & Reconciliation

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2 Minute Read They shall beat swords into plowshares, and spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, [nor] learn war anymore. Isaiah 2.4 (NRSV) I have a bottle topper that says: “Recycled from disarmed nuclear weapon systems.” Its opposite reads: “Make wine not war.” Whether you drink wine or …

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2 Reasons NOT to ‘Keep Christ in Christmas’

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4 Minute Read ————————– *Guest Post: By Jeff K. Clarke ————————– Keep Christ in Christmas is the slogan of choice for many Christians during this time of year. We see the phrase used all over the place – from Facebook posts, Twitter feeds and Instagram pictures, to Pinterest links and blog posts. However, while Keep …

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Jesus was Born in Bethlehem, NOT Rome: Choosing to Lose the “War for Christmas”

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4 Minute Read Each year Christmas comes along and so do various controversies. Yesterday, my friend Jeff Clarke wrote: However, when we post on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram our demand for people to Keep Christ in Christmas, we are in that moment displaying a degree of arrogance, not humility. Instead of pointing people to the humble …

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Paulcast: Rerouting the Romans Road: Audience and Purpose of Romans | S2 E2 (EP-70)

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1 Minute Read 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 …