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Theology Curator Podcast: Paulcast isn’t Dead (Rebrand) [EP-71]

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google The Paulcast isn’t Dead [Rebrand] An introduction….. The Paulcast isn’t dead, but it is evolving. In this episode, Kurt explains the change in branding to Theology Curator. The essence of the show will remain the same, but the areas that get covered will include and go beyond studying …

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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 …

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Paulcast: “Gentile” isn’t in the Bible… And Why it Matters | S2 E1 (EP-69)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 2, Episode 1 (2018) What in the world is “a gentile?” This term gets used in the Bible but where did it come from? In this episode, Kurt argues that it actually isn’t a biblical term and we need to get it out of our English translations. …

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Andy Stanley Unhitched the Hebrew Scriptures? | S1 E7 (EP-65) – Paulcast

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 7 (Spring Season, 2018) Andy Stanley. He said that “Peter, James, Paul elected to unhitch the Christian faith from their Jewish scriptures, and my friends, we must as well.” And, taken on its own, that is a radical statement that has caused a bit of …

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Saul Never Became Paul (The Name Change Myth) (EP-58)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google What’s in a name? When it comes to Paul the Apostle, quite a bit. It’s likely that you’ve heard that Paul the lover of Jesus used to be Saul the hater of Christians. The name change was an identity shift. In this episode, Kurt confronts this idea as …

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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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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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What is “Covenantal Nomism” & Why Does it Matter? (EP-35)

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1 Minute Read   This episode asks the question: What is “covenantal nomism?” It is possible you have never heard of this phrase before, but for anyone studying Paul, it is crucial that you have a basic understanding of this concept as it pertains to second temple Judaism. This episode give a “101” version of …

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Paul the Peacemaker (Introducing Philemon) (EP-18)

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1 Minute Read   Paul didn’t just sit around and pontificate lofty theological ideas from a chamber flowing with the finest wines and grains of abundance. Not even close. Paul, although an intellectual, was a practitioner. For him, theology is always practical. In Paul’s short letter to Philemon, he challenges power structures of …