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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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Podcast: Paul and Women #3 – Stop Talking & Ask Your Husband – 1 Cor. 14.34-35 (EP-39)

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< 1 Minute Read   This is the first 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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Podcast: Paul and Women #1 – Intro & Junia (EP-37)

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< 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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End Times in Paul and Others #7 – Jesus: Abominations & Taken and Left (EP-27)

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2 Minute Read   The end of the world. The end of the ages. The rapture. The Great 7 Year Tribulation. The Anti-Christ. The second coming. All of these themes come out of various versions of Christian theology. Some of them were embraced by Paul. Many of them would seem absurd to him. …

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End Times in Paul and Others #3 – Paul Didn’t Believe in the Rapture… Here’s Why (EP-22)

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< 1 Minute Read   The end of the world. The end of the ages. The rapture. The Great 7 Year Tribulation. The Anti-Christ. The second coming. All of these themes come out of various versions of Christian theology. Some of them were embraced by Paul. Many of them would seem absurd to him. …

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Mark D. Baker on Reading Galatians in a Missional Context, Latin American Readings, and Religiosity (EP-21)

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< 1 Minute Read In this episode, Kurt Willems interviews Professor Mark D. Baker of Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. Mark studied with Richard Hays at Duke and did a contextual project spurred on by his experience as a missionary in Honduras. His work focuses on Galatians, which he breaks down in this episode. Check …

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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 …