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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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Paul, Creation & Evolution #6 – Original Sin and Paul (EP-57)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google 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 …

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N.T. Wright is right & wrong on Paul – Chris Heilig (EP-56)

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2 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google This is an interview episode with emerging biblical scholar, Christoph Heilig. We spend much of our time discussing a new volume, which engages the work of NT Wright, called God and the Faithfulness of Paul. Seriously, get this book! Here’s a full bio: Together with his wife Theresa, Christoph …

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Paul, Creation & Evolution #5 – Adam & Eve in Original Context (EP-55)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google 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 …

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Paul, Creation & Evolution #4 – Subversive Images (EP-54)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google 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 …

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Reading Paul Against Empire: Guidelines (EP-53)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google In this episode, Kurt talks about empire criticism. Some scholars are skeptics. Others are over-sold. So, how do we engage Paul and empire in a way Paul would recognize? This episode offers 4 guiding principles for discerning imperial echoes in Paul’s letters. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE …

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Paul, Creation & Evolution #3 – 7 Days, Temples, & Poetry (EP-52)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google 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 …

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Paul, Creation & Evolution #2 – Our Lenses, Genesis 1 & Function (EP-51)

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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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Toward a Clearer Definition of “Spiritual Warfare” – Ephesians 6 as a Call to Justice and Peace

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17 Minute Read The following is a seminary paper I dug up from the archives. I might say a few things differently today, but I think this paper is quite helpful for understanding “spiritual warfare” from a biblical perspective.  Although there is debate to whether or not the Apostle Paul was the author …

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Angela Parker – Race, Suffering, and Empire in Paul (EP-50)

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2 Minute Read Dr. Angela N. Parker has a Ph.D. in Bible, Culture, and Hermeneutics (New Testament focus) from Chicago Theological Seminary. Angela’s book entitled Bodies, Violence, and Emotions:  A Womanist Study of σῶμα (body) and πτῶμα (fallen body) in the Gospel of Mark is currently under contract with Wipf & Stock. Reading …

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Matthew Bates – “Faith” means “Allegiance” to King Jesus (EP-49)

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2 Minute Read This is a conversation with scholar and author Matthew Bates. We talk about a little word with a big meaning: pistis. This Greek word is often translated “faith” or “faithfulness” but we discuss how it might be better to translate it as “allegiance.” Matthew W. Bates is Associate Professor of …