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Paul the Pagans’ Apostle with Paula Fredriksen | S1 E5 (EP-63)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 5 (Spring Season, 2018) This conversation is with Prof. Paula Fredriksen. She is a well-known scholar of early Christianity and Judaism. She discusses themes from her latest book, Paul: The Pagans’ Apostle. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to …

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Paul within Judaism with Mark Nanos | S1 E4 (EP-62)

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1 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google  Season 1, Episode 4 (Spring Season, 2018) This conversation with Mark D. Nanos explores some of the broad themes of Paul within Judaism. How does it contrast with the New Perspective on Paul? What do they share in common? Why is it important for Paul to remain …

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Paul Movie with Director/Writer Andrew Hyatt | S1 E3 (EP-61)

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2 Minute Read  Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 3 (Spring Season, 2018) This is a conversation with Andrew Hyatt, writer and director of Paul, Apostle of Christ, a new film from Sony. We talk about the background of the film, major themes, and why he was compelled to tell part of Paul’s …

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N.T. Wright Talks about Paul’s Biography (Judaism, Empire, Anabaptists, and Jesus) | S1 E1 (EP-59)

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2 Minute Read Subscribe via iTunes or Google Season 1, Episode 1 (Spring Season, 2018 [Brand New Format!]) In this episode, N.T. Wright talks about his new book, Paul: A Biography. He discusses the sources we need to do good historical biographical work on Paul. We also might chat about Romans 13 and Anabaptists. You won’t want …

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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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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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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 …