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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 Theology Curator Podcast (formerly called, The Paulcast) and Rapture Drill Podcast podcasts and resourcer of an intelligent and humanizing faith at Theology Curator. [More About Kurt]

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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 …

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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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The Roman Empire During the Time of Jesus (Background of Luke’s Gospel)

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20 Minute Read The Roman Empire cast a vast shadow over the world of the New Testament. In the past couple of decades, biblical scholars and theologians have rediscovered this fact. The ripple effects in the twenty-first century of this fresh focus on how imperialism shaped the writings of the New Testament cannot …

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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: …