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Kurt Willems

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Kurt Willems is a pastor, author, and spiritual director. His first book, Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain, releases in March 2021. Kurt is also the host of the Theology Curator podcast. He has a master of divinity degree from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and a master of arts in comparative religion from the University of Washington. [More About Kurt]

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Paul, Creation & Evolution #1 – Why our Conversations about Science Matter (EP-48)

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< 1 Minute Read In this series, Kurt will explore Paul’s worldview concerning God and creation. What did Paul have in the background? How did this affect how he would think about Adam and Eve? Then, we will end our series looking at Romans 5 and its compatibility with evolution (or lack there of). …

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Podcast: Michael Strauss on Science, Scripture, Quarks & Paul (EP-46)

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2 Minute Read   This is a fun episode. We talk science, scripture, Jesus, and Paul. Also, there’s a new book coming out that you want to know about: Dictionary of Christianity and Science: The Definitive Reference for the Intersection of Christian Faith and Contemporary Science. Here’s a bit more information about Dr. Michael Strauss: …

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Podcast: Paulcast Turns 1! – Reflections on Reflecting on Paul & the Subversive Jesus (EP-45)

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< 1 Minute Read   What a journey this has been! One full year of podcasting. One full year of reflecting on this guy named Paul the Apostle. One full year of seeking to talk about him and Jesus in intelligent and humanizing ways. This episode will look back and forward. Many exciting things …

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Podcast: Paul and Women #5 – Females Over-Against Males – 1 Timothy 2 (EP-44)

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< 1 Minute Read   This series explores Paul’s vision for how women fit into the announcement that Jesus is Lord. It argues that Paul was an egalitarian, believing that women should be included (without distinction) in leadership roles within the church and home. Paul did not believe that women were “the same” as …

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Kate Wallace Nunneley on The Junia Project, Women, & Mic Drops (EP-43)

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2 Minute Read     This is an interview with Kate Wallace Nunneley, Co-Founder of The Junia Project and part of a church planting team in Bakersfield, CA. A committed Christian and millennial feminist, Kate enjoys writing and speaking on the intersection of politics, religion, and gender. She holds a Master of Science …

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Podcast: Paul and Women #4 – A Scribe Added It! (Interpolation) – 1 Cor. 14.34-35 (EP-42)

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< 1 Minute Read   This is the second of two episodes in this series that will deal with 1 Corinthians 14.34-45. This series explores Paul’s vision for how women fit into the announcement that Jesus is Lord. It argues that Paul was an egalitarian, believing that women should be included (without distinction) in …

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Alice Connor on the Fierce Women in Paul & Scripture (EP-41)

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2 Minute Read   This is an interview with new author, Alice Connor. Her book, Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation, seeks to excavate the neglected stories of women in biblical tradition. Walter Brueggemann says that… “The “old, old story” concerns “All the …

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Podcast: Learn Greek on Your Own #1 – The Basics Pack (EP-40)

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2 Minute Read   In this series of occasional episodes, Kurt discusses some practical tools for learning biblical Greek on your own. You don’t have to attend seminary or enter a “classics” program to learn this language. You do need a plan. In this first episode, Kurt maps out what he thinks is …

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Podcast: Paul and Women #3 – Stop Talking & Ask Your Husband – 1 Cor. 14.34-35 (EP-39)

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< 1 Minute Read   This is the first of two episodes in this series that will deal with 1 Corinthians 14.34-45. This series explores Paul’s vision for how women fit into the announcement that Jesus is Lord. It argues that Paul was an egalitarian, believing that women should be included (without distinction) in …