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

In Interview, Paulcast by Kurt Willems

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)

In Interview, Paulcast by Kurt Willems

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)

In Creation & Evolution, Paulcast by Kurt Willems

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)

In Interview, Paulcast by Kurt Willems

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

In Paul and Women, Paulcast by Kurt Willems

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)

In Interview, Paulcast by Kurt Willems

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)

In Paul and Women, Paulcast by Kurt Willems

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)

In Interview, Paulcast by Kurt Willems

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 …