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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 ...
 
Welcome to the Ferment Podcast - Conversations about Worship and Transformation. In this wide ranging podcast our host Adam Russell sits down with thought leaders, creatives, entrepreneurs, and other innovators digging into their personal stories of spiritual transformation. Current roster of guests include John Mark McMillan, Audrey Assad, David Ruis, James Duke, Carol Wimber-Wong, and many others.
 
Joey Svendsen, formerly of BadChristian Podcast, is a pastor who found freedom in gladly embracing the mystery that comes along with being a finite creation made by an infinite God. Growing up a fundamentalist, evangelical Christian, he now explores faith through progressive lenses while continuing connection with evangelicals, many who are part of the church he pastors at. Join Joey, his regular commentators and many special guests (progressives, traditionalists and evangelicals alike) as t ...
 
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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 …
 
John Mark McMillan and Joey Svendsen enjoy their time with Pastor and Author Brian Zahnd, asking him a little about everything. What does Brian Zahnd think of the POTUS and if asked, would Brian serve on his spiritual advisement board? Brian Zahnd believes strongly in the church. He points out the problems with both the Christian right and left, hi…
 
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…
 
A Halloween special! But a legit conversation. American Roman Catholic Priest and designated exorcist of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Fr. Vince gives account of real, eerie demon possessions and exorcisms he performed. We discuss the sorts of people demons pursue, the awareness of the possessed during an exorcism, how some cooper…
 
In this edition of our “conversations” series, Adam is joined by two friends: Ted Kim, lead pastor of the Evanston Vineyard, and platinum-selling songwriter and artist, John Mark McMillan. Emerging from a casual text conversation, this episode dives deep into the nature of creativity. From humanity’s need for discovery and play, to writing songs an…
 
This is going to be fun and we’ll share the results on episode 264. Go to @PWNApod on Instagram and VOTE. And we have one follow up question. On this episode, Joey also shares some beauty of the human spirit he encountered on Facebook. In an age of such social media toxicity, these stories are like cool water on a hot summer day. Or maybe even Kool…
 
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…
 
This week I’m thrilled to welcome Pete Greig, one of the founders of the 24-7 Prayer movement and author of a number of books that have deeply impacted me. My friend and pastor Amy Ryan co-hosted the discussion and we asked Pete to help us understand how to pray and how to handle the silence that often happens in response to our prayers. His answer…
 
In this episode, Joey’s dad Virgil Svendsen reflects with Joey and Pricilla the dark days of taking care of Joey; and all the fears, anger and grief that came along with that season. Pricilla shares about the night she was actually afraid of Joey and had to call Virgil and Barbara (Joey’s mom) to spend the night with her. These are all tough things…
 
At the top of the episode, Robbie Madison and John Mark McMillan join Joey to talk a bit about Christians’ tendency to make God formulaic and how it’s a bit laughable for humans to believe this is even possible. Then, the dynamic husband and wife duo talk a bit about their deconstruction journey. These two started an Instagram account @yourfavorite…
 
Trisha Taylor is a counselor, author, consultant and speaker based in Houston, TX. As a counselor she works with individuals, couples and families and seeks to provide a safe space where people who are hurting or confused can find God’s grace and wisdom. Trisha also co-authored the book “The Leader’s Journey: Accepting the Call to Personal and Cong…
 
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…
 
This week on The Puddcast we welcome Duncan & Kate Smith, the leaders of the Catch The Fire movement of churches. I’ve known Duncan & Kate for many years and I asked them to share what it means to encounter the Holy Spirit and have the Spirit revolutionize your life. We took our time to get there, building up a beautiful framework for knowing God h…
 
Maria Lundbak Hinge is a worship leader, songwriter, humanitarian & development aid worker, and is the worship pastor at Copenhagen Vineyard. She also leads Vineyard Nordic Worship across Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland and has ventured into restarting Vineyard Nordic Worship as a music company in order to gather and share worship songs in the …
 
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…
 
In this episode 1 of “My Depressive Episode: The Five Month Journey,” Pricilla and I give you a snapshot of the depths of pain we experienced and discuss how we are forever changed by this journey. We also share with you the purpose for putting these episodes together. Our friend Ryan Amick comes on to share the story of him and a mutual friend, Te…
 
“What up, everybody!” Welcome to the 100th episode of The Ferment! After 2 years and 93 guests, we are circling back to the premise of this podcast with a 3-part conversation on the concept of fermentation as relates to our personal growth and spiritual journey. Pastor and spiritual director Jared Boyd shares with us about waking up to love and lea…
 
First EPISODE: Oct 7th (Wed) This time a year ago (Oct 2019), I was in the mental hospital for a week stay. This move was the product of having no relief from depression and anxiety that progressively worsened through the months. Pricilla and I are going to tell our story over the course of many episodes that will also include the perspectives of f…
 
I’m honoured to welcome to The Puddcast this week, my city’s mayor, Cam Guthrie! Cam and his wife Rachel shared some of their life story along with insights on managing hectic schedules, putting in boundaries, dealing with criticism, supporting one another’s career goals, the COVID rollercoaster and the opioid overdose crisis. I thoroughly enjoyed …
 
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…
 
Matt Pryor, Chris Simpson and Joe Guevara from the aforementioned bands discuss the late nineties Emo music scene. Enjoy tons of music clips from various bands as these three icons of the scene discuss the old days of touring and why they're glad the internet craze of streaming music hadn't started yet. We discuss the terminology “emo” and how they…
 
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…
 
Preview of upcoming episodes at the beginning of this show. (REBOOT) - This episode aired 2 years ago, I often refer to it as my favorite episode, one that represents perfectly what this podcast is all about and why I'm motivated to continue making episodes. Art Rash discusses the loss of his son a couple of years ago. Growing up in his Pentecostal…
 
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…
 
Welcome to another edition of our “conversations” series with Adam and Heather Russell! In this episode they answer your most burning questions, from Adam’s dream guest to advice on raising pastor’s kids, their thoughts on the long-term effects of COVID-19 on the church and, most importantly: Is Adam getting a face tattoo?? You’ll have to listen to…
 
This week we are joined once more by Max Lucado, one of the most prolific Christian authors of our time. Max and I briefly discussed some themes from his new book, You Are Never Alone: Trust in the Miracle of God's Presence and Power before we moved on to examining the intensity and pain of the moment we find ourselves in, how so many of our system…
 
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…
 
Our guest today highlights the monumental changes the church undergoes every 500 years, and guess what, folks? It’s that time. Sarah Bessey is a best-selling author. She co-created and co-leads the conference and community of Evolving Faith and also is President of the Board for Heartline Ministries in Haiti. Sarah gives Joey, "guest co-host" Trish…
 
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…
 
A beautiful part of the Vineyard Global Family, Michael Ureña and Mariella Solís volunteer as worship pastors at La Viña del Este in Costa Rica. They have been married for 3 years and are a happy, crazy, dog-loving couple to whom God has given a passion for the Kingdom and pastoring others, especially musicians. In this episode, Michael and Mariell…
 
To celebrate my book launch in a few days, you get a very special edition of The Puddcast this week where my friend Anthony McLean hosts the show and interviews me! We talked about trauma, vulnerability, courage, blackness, the importance of embodiment in our spiritual practice, performance vs identity, challenges Enneagram type 2s tend to experien…
 
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…
 
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