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Theology Curator is hosted by Kurt Willems (formerly, The Paulcast). Each episode reflects on a theological, formational, or cultural theme. We might dig into the life and letters of a radical Jewish teacher named Paul; converse about a pressing contemporary issue; reflect on the nature of following Jesus today; or even remedy doom-and-gloom preaching with a good old fashioned dose of hope. This show is an invitation to build bridges between the first century world of the earliest Christ-fol ...
 
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Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Bruxy Cavey chats with Kurt Willems about the re-release of his book, The End of Religion. They talk about how this book is really a whole new book and say some words about what we talk about when we talk about "religion." Get the book here: https://amzn.to/38XieNQ GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Ben Higgins and Kurt Willems chat about his journey on and beyond ABC's The Bachelor. They discuss themes of his new book, Alone in Plain Sight: Searching for Connection When You're Seen but Not Known. This powerful and helpful book is available here: https://amzn.to/2ULj8oh GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Daniel Hill chats with Kurt Willems about his latest book, White Lies: Nine Ways to Expose and Resist the Racial Systems That Divide Us. During a year that did some exposing of racial systems, this book offers wisdom and practical steps to step into the needed work of racial justice and reconciliat…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Shane Claiborne chats with Kurt Willems about a bit of his story and his work as an author, speaker, activist, and overall human. They chat about the election, and the ongoing work of Jesus-followers no matter the outcome. They also wrestle with the role of voting and if we should endorse candidate…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher In this episode of Theology Curator podcast, Kurt Willems interviews N.T. Wright about his latest book, Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World. Order Broken Signposts, here: https://amzn.to/3eLMSdK GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your fee…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Kurt Willems chats with Jonathan Walton, Suzie Lahoud, and Sy Hoekstra about the election and following Jesus during the age of Trump and beyond. They are the editors of a new book: Keeping the Faith - Reflections on Politics and Christianity in the Era of Trump and Beyond. Check out: Keepingthefai…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and much more. This episode is p…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and much more. This episode begi…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and much more. GIVE THE SHOW SOM…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Scot McKnight joins Kurt Willems to discuss a book he co-authored with his daughter, Laura Barringer, called: A Church Called Tov - Forming a Goodness Culture that Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing. This book comes as a response to the abuses that came to light about Willow Creek. The co…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Kurt chats with Brian Zahnd about every single book he has written to date ... and the new book he's secretly working on. Check out BZ at BrianZand.com. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be …
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Kurt chats with Jared Byas about his new book, Love Matters More. Love, not "truth" is what matters as we seek to follow Jesus, Jared persuasively argues. Listen along! Get the book here: https://amzn.to/3duPU5D GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of ch…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. Each teaching is followed up by a conversation between Kurt and Tony Scarcello. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google | Stitcher Kurt Willems welcomes Nijay Gupta back to the show. They talk about his book, Beginner's Guide to the New Testament and about theology in general. The New Testament has several issues that are considered key debates. Some of these include: the synoptic problem, the historical Jesus, Paul and the La…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. The…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Tony Scarcello shares about his new book, Regenerate: Following Jesus after Deconstruction. Kurt Willems wrote the forward, so this is a personal episode you won't want to miss! Kurt said the following about this book: "In Regenerate, you not only get Tony’s tragically hope-filled story, but you’re invited to…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. The…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Prof. Drew Hart comes on the show to talk with Kurt about his latest book, Who Will be a Witness? - Igniting Activism for God's Justice, Love, and Deliverance. Racial justice is Kingdom of God work and part of our witness as followers of Jesus. Drew discusses how and why. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you wou…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Steve Dancause, author of What is the Trinity and Why does it Matter?, joins Kurt to talk about all things pertaining to the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 3 in 1? and so much more! GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review ther…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Lee Camp discusses the political season and what it means to follow Jesus as representatives of his kingdom. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can get will lead to great…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Banning Liebscher invites Christians to not sit on the sidelines when God has called them to change the world. Kurt Willems and Banning discuss Jesus Culture, charismatic Christianity, church planting, church unity, and his new book, The Three-Mile Walk, which is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2PuRWa…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google The Bible resounds with affirmations of the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. But might God also exhibit faith and trust? Kurt Willems interviews Curtis Holtzen, to find out the answer to that question. Holtzen's new book, The God Who Trusts, is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2WGtyXO GIVE THE …
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems chats with Kevin Grasso, co-founder of Biblingo, an immersive Biblical languages training software. Amazing for seminary students or pastors or anyone who wants to learn Greek or Hebrew. Go to https://biblingo.org to sign up and use the code THEOLOGYCURATOR fo…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems finishes a two part series on Jesus’ prediction that the Temple would be destroyed and End Times stuff. Part one is available as EP-83 and published back in January of 2020. Find it here: https://theologycurator.com/the-end-doom-gloom-jesus-1/ GIVE THE SHOW SO…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Did Paul remain Jewish after his transforming experience of the resurrected Jesus? Scholars disagree about how best to think about the nature of Paul’s Judaism after Jesus. There are several approaches. Kurt briefly outlines the traditional, new perspective, and Paul within Judaism approaches. GIVE THE SHOW S…
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Kurt Willems chats with Jason Thacker about all things faith and artificial intelligence. His new book, The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, is available now. Order it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cDshG0 GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your …
 
Subscribe via iTunes | Spotify | Google Kurt Willems gives reflections on how to interpret Romans 13 in light of the current season of protests after the unjust murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (and others). GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, t…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Jay Kim, pastor and author, chats with Kurt Willems about his book, Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age. Jay's book looks at the importance of incarnation and human to human engagement in church communities. He then, after the first interview (which took place just prior to th…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Dan Kent, the host of Apologies and Explanations with Greg Boyd, talks about his book, Confident Humility. Beyond the podcast and authorship, Dan is the editor at ReKnew.org, and a teaching pastor at Woodland Hills Church. Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SzWJtc GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to …
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google This interview with Dennis Edwards about his new book, What is the Bible and How Do We Understand it?, was fun. It is a short, helpful, and comprehensive guide for how to step wisely into the study of the Scriptures. Also check out his Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/RevDrDre Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.t…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Cara Meredith joins the show to discuss her book, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice. This book explores her journey of falling in love with the son of a civil rights icon, as well as expanding her awareness of what it means to truly love others with different racial identities. Get it at Amaz…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Scholar Walter Brueggemann joins Kurt to discuss his new book, Materiality as Resistance. Here's what Kurt said in his endorsement: "Materiality as Resistance, if we put into practice its wise and radical vision of human flourishing, has the power to transform persons, churches, communities, and our world." Get it at …
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Prolific author and biblical scholar, Nijay Gupta, joins Kurt to discuss his book, Paul and the Language of Faith - https://amzn.to/2SLmZBJ GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be amazing. The more reviews we can …
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems begins a two part series on Jesus' prediction that the Temple would be destroyed and End Times stuff. GIVE THE SHOW SOME LOVE 1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave The Paulcast a review there, that would be amazing. The more rev…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems has a conversation with bishop and professor, N.T. Wright about his latest book. Co-authored with Michael Bird, The New Testament in Its World is a larger volume that brings together many of Wright's works in a volume designed for students. The conversation talks about…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Sarah Bessey chats with Kurt Willems about her latest book, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God. It is the book she never expected to write but is the outpouring of God's love and work in her very difficult past few years. Listen along as she shares her story and powerful ins…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Mary Jo Sharp talks to us about her journey from atheism to Christianity. She brings insight to how to have the apologetics dialogue and why as Christians we have good reasons to trust the God of the Bible. Her new book is called, Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist's Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Giv…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are si…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are si…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Welcome to a series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There are si…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Welcome to a new series called, The Bible. This series is both podcast and newsletter based. For the Newsletter version go to https://TheologyCurator.com/newsletter. Subscribe there and get every text-based version of this ongoing series as they release. Series: The Bible is a confusing book, without a doubt. There ar…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Scot McKnight talks about his book, Reading Romans Backwards: A Gospel of Peace in the Midst of Empire. He says "The operative terms for Paul ... are Welcome one another to the table as siblings! The whole letter is found in that imperative." He also says "Ethnicity ... is at the heart of both the tension in Romans an…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Matthew Bates discusses his new book, Gospel Allegiance: What Faith in Jesus Misses for Salvation in Christ with Kurt. They talk about what the word "gospel" would have meant for the earliest Christians and the many problems we have in explaining this word in the church today. Gospel is, in short, a royal announcement…
 
Subscribe via iTunes or Google Phil Vischer, creator of VeggieTales, talks with Kurt about his spiritual journey as it pertains to creating, bankrupting, and coming back to his beloved show. This conversation is full of wisdom and fun. Here's a few resources from Phil to check out: THE LAUGH AND LEARN BIBLE FOR KIDS Is available on Amazon and where…
 
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