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Much of my audience will know Dr. Ken Collins for his helpful scholarly work on John Wesley’s theology. I have an extended interview in my archives with him on Wesley (click here). On today’s show, I discuss his new book Jesus the Stranger. Check out that conversation here: YouTube – https://youtu.be/5FdoGI__RMY Apple Podcasts – https://podcasts.ap…
 
Melissa Florer- Bixler is the pastor of Raleigh Mennonite Church, and a graduate of Duke University and Princeton Theological Seminary. She spent time studying in Israel/Palestine, Kenya, and England. Much of her formation took place in the L'Arche community of Portland, OR. Now she prefers the Eno River and her garden in Raleigh, NC. She is the ch…
 
It was my privilege to have an hour with public intellectual, Dr. Os Guinness, discussing his new book, The Magna Carta of Humanity: Sinai’s Revolutionary Faith and the Future of Freedom. He speaks to the challenge of our global society by historically analyzing the French and American Revolution and their philosophical foundations. I am excited to…
 
This week, Dr. Drew Hart and Jarrod McKenna were joined by Danté Stewart to talk about his new book, Shoutin' In the Fire: An American Epistle. Danté is a writer and speaker whose voice has been featured on CNN, The Washington Post, Christianity Today, Sojourners, The Witness: A Black Christian Collective, Comment Magazine, and more. As an up-and-c…
 
Most denominations are having to focus their attention on issues of human sexuality. This concern is downstream from larger theological matters of revelation and the human body. In today’s More to the Story podcast, I offer reflections on recent happenings in The Salvation Army and mixed messages therein. Dr. Matt Ayars provides some feedback and o…
 
One year ago today, Dr. Drew Hart's book- Who Will Be A Witness was released into the world. In honor and celebration of that moment, we are re-releasing this bonus episode with Shane Claiborne. "As a special bonus for our listeners, we have created a series to commemorate Inverse Podcast co-host Dr. Drew Hart's brand new book *Who Will Be a Witnes…
 
My first sponsor, WPO Development, have been a great encouragement to me. Keith Waters and his team do an amazing job leading non-profits and churches through capital campaigns, strategic plans, and mission planning studies. You can find out more about them at info@wpodevelopment.com Also, this podcast is sponsored by Wesley Biblical Seminary. Thou…
 
Doctor Willie Jennings is a pastor, theologian, speaker, and world-renowned author, and the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Writing in the areas of liberation theologies, cultural identities, and anthropology. Dr. Jennings has authored more than 40 scholarly essays and nearly two-dozen review…
 
Will heaven be boring? Mark Twain and Richard Dawkins both said something to effect, and that critique deserves a response. Check out my answer here: YouTube - https://youtu.be/ZtX6vPSHU6Y Next week I will be preaching at the Francis Asbury Societies Hemlock Retreat in Bryson City, NC. The Francis Asbury Society is hosting two separate sessions whe…
 
As we prepare for Season 6 of Inverse Podcast, we are going back in the archives to share some of our favorite episodes with you! Doctor Willie Jennings is a pastor, theologian, speaker, and world-renowned author, and the Associate Professor of Systematic Theology and Africana Studies at Yale Divinity School. Writing in the areas of liberation theo…
 
Is spiritual warfare something we should study? Can we know very much about the spiritual world? Angels, demons, territorial spirits, generational curses, and the existence of Satan all fit within the topic of spiritual warfare. Some suggest that the subject is so uncertain and unclear that it isn’t worth our time to study it. On today’s podcast, D…
 
It was a pleasure to conclude our Subversive Seminary reading of The Nonviolent Atonement by J Denny Weaver with the author, himself. J. Denny Weaver is professor emeritus of Religion of Bluffton (Ohio) University where he taught in the Religion Department for thirty-one years. He has written more than a dozen books as well as many book chapters an…
 
Will My Dog Be In Heaven? Check out the YouTube version of this podcast here - https://youtu.be/AE2kz07EklY For more information check out "More to the Story Podcast" Our thanks to WPO Development for stepping up as our first sponsor of the More to the Story Podcast. https://www.wpodevelopment.com Wesley Biblical Seminary, where I teach, is offerin…
 
Richard D. Crane is Professor of Theology at Messiah University. Joining us for our Nonviolent Atonements series, you can find his essay "Rethinking the Grammar of Atonement: Forgiveness, Judgment, and Apocalyptic Recapitulation" published in "Perspectives in Religious Studies" in 2019. He is currently working on a manuscript with Cascade Publisher…
 
On today’s More to the Story podcast, I talk with a scholar and practitioner of the sacred art of preaching– Dr. Alyce McKenzie. She shares insights and tips from her new book, Making a Scene in the Pulpit. Even if you are not a preacher, this interview will help you think better about preaching. Here are the links: YouTube - https://youtu.be/TQBXq…
 
Wesley Biblical Seminary, where I teach, is offering FREE SEMINARY this fall. If you are interested or know someone who is send them this link – www.wbs.edu Our thanks to WPO Development for stepping up as our first sponsor of the More to the Story Podcast. https://www.wpodevelopment.comBy Dr. Andy Miller III
 
Note, this is Part II of our conversation with Dr Chris Green. Please go back if you have not listened to part I! Dr Chris Green is Professor of Public Theology at Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL), Teaching Pastor at Sanctuary Church (Tulsa, OK), and Director for St Anthony Institute of Theology and Philosophy. He is the author and editor of …
 
Dr. Dixon explains a method he developed to make nonprofits stronger. Audio - https://andymilleriii.com/media/podcast YouTube - Wesley Biblical Seminary, where I teach, is offering FREE SEMINARY this fall. If you are interested or know someone who is send them this link – www.wbs.edu Our thanks to WPO Development for stepping up as our first sponso…
 
This is part one of a two part series with Dr Chris Green. Dr Chris Green is Professor of Public Theology at Southeastern University (Lakeland, FL), Teaching Pastor at Sanctuary Church (Tulsa, OK), and Director for St Anthony Institute of Theology and Philosophy. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including most recently Surprised by…
 
Today’s podcast is with my friend Pastor Matt Roden. Matt has served large multi-site churches and smaller churches as well. He draws out lessons from both contexts that help me think in a more focused way about the mission of the church in North America. You can find that conversation here: YouTube - https://youtu.be/NoP-tqJjA5s Our thanks to WPO …
 
Asbury University President - Dr. Kevin Brown - Conferring Names and Hyper-seeing Potential Kevin and I had a great conversation that I am sharing with you today. Time went by too quickly as we talked about the importance of hyper-seeing potential in others. Also, from his own story, Kevin shared the power of conferring names on the people we influ…
 
A conversation with Jarrod McKenna and Andrew Klager and Bradley Jersak about eastern orthodoxy and nonviolence, recorded in Canada in 2018. This is part two. Part one was released last week. For the full conversation as one episode, see our Patreon link below. Andrew Klager is the Director of the Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice. Andrew K…
 
Many people in Wesleyan-holiness denominations have been looking for a clear, theologically focused book on holiness. Kevin Watson’s new book Perfect Love scratches that itch. I LOVED THIS CONVERSATION with Kevin and I think you will too. You can find a link to Kevin's new book here. I had the privilege of writing an endorsement for this book, here…
 
A conversation with Jarrod McKenna and Andrew Klager and Bradley Jersak about eastern orthodoxy and nonviolence, recorded in Canada in 2018. This is part one. Part two will be released next week. Andrew Klager is the Director of the Institute for Religion, Peace and Justice. Andrew Klager earned a PhD in Religious Studies and History from the Unive…
 
Capturing People's Attention, Shawshank Redemption, and Cancel Culture - A Conversation w/Phil Cooke Phil Cooke is a filmmaker, media consultant, and founder of Cooke Media Group in Los Angeles, California. His newest book, “Maximizing Your Influence: Making Digital Media Work for Your Church, Your Ministry, and You” is helping pastors navigate the…
 
Elizabeth Korver-Glenn is a sociologist who studies, writes, teaches, and speaks about many things, most of them in some way related to racism, White supremacy, or urban/neighborhood inequality. Propelling it all is this aim: to do justice. Elizabeth is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of New Mexico. Her research and …
 
Phil Laeger is a singer/songwriter and worship leader whose compositions include I Surrender, Soldier's Hymn and arrangements of Send the Fire and I'm In His hands. He has worked for The Salvation Army in America and Australia in the area of praise team resourcing and worship renewal. He and his wife Sarah live in New Jersey with their three kids a…
 
Dr Susan Carland is an academic, writer, and social commentator. she completed her PhD in Monash University's School of Political and Social Inquiry and is now the Director of the Bachelor of Global Studies. She was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for 2020, and an ARC Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) in 2020. Susan’s first monograph “…
 
Nekeisha Alayna Alexis has written and published on the cross and atonement from a womanist and anabaptist perspective. Nekeisha brings practical, administrative and intellectual gifts to her work at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS). As Intercultural Competence and Undoing Racism (ICUR) coordinator, she leads a team of teaching fac…
 
Carol Ng’ang’a is a very dear friend of the Inverse community, and is a key part of leading our Subversive Seminary and Liberating Sunday School groups weekly. She is a community development practitioner, and has a BTh in Community Development from Cornerstone Institute in Cape Town. Carol has spent the last ten years walking alongside various comm…
 
What if you could combine the poetic social commentary of James Baldwin, the prophetic fire of Bob Marley, and the contemporary sounds of John Legend? Andre’s alternative R&B music would be at that intersection. His unique “Future Reggae” sound combines a little Atlanta and a little Montego Bay. As an award-winning singer-songwriter and music produ…
 
How did the early church’s theologians think of atonement and violence? We ask Dr Ben Myers. Dr Ben Myers oversees the higher degree research programs at Alphacrucis College in Australia. (Honours, MPhil, DMin, PhD). He has worked extensively in research and postgraduate supervision, and has been a research fellow at the University of Queensland, a…
 
Scott Erickson is a touring painter, performance speaker, and creative curate who mixes autobiography, mythology, and aesthetics to create art and moments that speak to our deepest experiences. Using his passion and commitment to craft, Scott has been a working artist for over a decade, and has had his work appear on CNN, National Geographic, and v…
 
The ancient confession of the Apostles Creed was not simply a declaration of what the church was prepared to die for but why they were unwilling to kill. Join us with scholar Sharon Baker Putt (Messiah University) as we discuss her new book “A Nonviolent Theology of Love: Peacefully confessing the Apostles Creed” in our @inversepodcast Nonviolent A…
 
Join us for a special episode as we bring you a conversation hosted by friend of the Inverse Community Carol Ng'ang'a - founder of Msingi Talks - who interviews Drew Hart and Jarrod McKenna. In this conversation, Carol speaks with Drew and Jarrod on "good trouble"; what it looks like to be co-conspirators in pursuit of justice, as well as how churc…
 
Revered Doctor Sally Douglas was a teacher before responding to the – rather surprising – call to be a Minister. Sally works in the mode of ‘scholar – pastor.' As well as serving at Richmond Uniting Church parish, she is an Honorary Research Associate within the University of Divinity and an Associate Lecturer within the University of Divinity, at …
 
Dr Carolyn Orr is neurologist at the Royal Perth Hospital in Western Australia. She is also an activist for Extinction Rebellion Western Australia. She says, "I am a practising medical specialist. I run clinical trials for people with devastating brain diseases. I am the mother of two beloved primary school age children. I am a part of Extinction R…
 
Brian Zahnd is the founder and lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian and his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981. Brian is also the author of several books, including, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God, Water to Wine, A Farewell To Mars, Beauty Will Save the World, and…
 
Brad Jersak is an author and teacher based in Abbotsford, BC. He serves as a reader and monastery preacher at All Saints of North America Orthodox Monastery. He also occasionally teaches at The Bridge in Abbotsford. Through his books and seminars, Brad shares the good news that God is Love, perfectly revealed in Jesus Christ. He teaches others how …
 
Dr Emerson Powery is the Professor of Biblical Studies at Messiah College. His research, writing, and editing relates to the New Testament and African American experience, including Jesus Reads Scripture (Brill, 2003) and True to Our Native Land: An African American NT Commentary (Fortress/Augsburg, 2007). His most recent (co-authored) publication,…
 
Rev Dr Rodney Sadler Jr is a co-Editor of the Africana Bible, The African American Devotional Bible, and author of books like “The Genesis of Liberation: Biblical Interpretation in the Antebellum Narratives of the Enslaved” and “Can A Cushite Change His Skin? An Examination of Race, Ethnicity, and Othering in the Hebrew Bible”. As well as Rev Dr Sa…
 
Grace Semler Baldridge is a writer, a producer, and a musician. She is an openly queer Christian artist who recently had the top Christian album, namely *Preacher's Kid* on iTunes dethroning* Look Up, Child* by Lauren Daigle, which was released in 2018. *Preacher's Kid* carries a parental advisory for explicit lyrics. Grace says, “I want to grab th…
 
Reverend Simon Moyle is a member of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery, and the Elder at GraceTree, a Baptist community on Wurundjeri country, where he lives with his wife Julie and their four children. He is an activist and nonviolence trainer. If you would like to get in touch with Simon, please visit GraceTree or contact Jarrod or Drew for his e…
 
Pádraig Ó Tuama is the staff poet and theologian at The On Being Project and hosts the [Poetry Unbound podcast](https://onbeing.org/series/poetry-unbound/). He was formerly a leader of the Corrymeela community in Northern Ireland. His books include Daily Prayer with the Corrymeela Community, Sorry for Your Troubles, a poetic memoir,[ In the Shelter…
 
This week Drew and Jarrod intervie two brothers Mark and Luke Glanville about their new book Refuge Reimagined. The global crisis of forced displacement is growing every year. At the same time, Western Christians' sympathy toward refugees is increasingly overshadowed by concerns about personal and national security, economics, and culture. We urgen…
 
Drew and Jarrod in conversation with Brian Zahnd on the new documentary inspired by his groundbreaking book "Postcards from Babylon." Postcards from Babylon, the book: The original gospel proclamation that the Lord of the nations was a crucified Galilean raised from the dead and that salvation was found in vowing allegiance to Jesus of Nazareth unl…
 
Inauguration and Vegetarians at the BBQ with Jonathan Martin. A conversation recorded in community to provide space and reflection on the inauguration of President Joe Biden and all that comes with it with Jonathan Martin. Follow Jonathan Martin on Instagram and [Twitter](https://twitter.com/theboyonthebike) @theboyonthebike and [Instagram](https:/…
 
Drew Hart discusses Chapter One of Martin Luther King Jr's final book "Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?" with Lisa Sharon Harper for Freedom Road. This conversation was recorded on MLK Day 2021 in front of a live audience via Zoom and Facebook. For more information on this book club please go to https://freedomroad.us/downloads/nationa…
 
Rich Villodas is the Brooklyn-born lead pastor of New Life Fellowship, a large multiracial church with more than seventy-five countries represented in Elmhurst, Queens. Rich holds a Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He enjoys reading widely, preaching and writing on contemplative spirituality, justice-related matters, and the a…
 
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