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The Paulcast

The Paulcast, curated by Kurt Willems, is a new podcast devoted to the study of the most famous Apostle. He's been read to justify almost every agenda. People have reacted against such agendas and have let go of any hope that Paul is anything more than a misogynistic chauvinist. But who is Paul, really? What if Paul was revolutionary? What if Paul's letters were read in a world where his ideas were dangerous? What if Paul actually proclaimed world-changing news unlike anyone had before? In The Paulcast, Kurt Willems looks at issues pertaining to relevant scholarship, (radical) new perspectives on Paul, Jewish and Roman contexts for understanding his letters, important Pauline scholars and books, and Paul's ongoing relevance for regular folks today. In addition, Kurt will occasionally interview important voices from a variety of perspectives who will help us wrestle with the major questions that come out of the study of the historical Paul.
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Mar 27, 2017

What a journey this has been! One full year of podcasting. One full year of reflecting on this guy named Paul the Apostle. One full year of seeking to talk about him and Jesus in intellegent and humanizing ways. This episode will look back and forward. Many exciting things on the horizon.

Two Birthday Gifts to Give Us

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 greater visibility in iTunes. And I (Kurt) LOVE reading your comments!

2) Also, please consider hitting up The Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $3 per month, or more, you can make a sustainable impact on this show. Financial partners like you really do make this all possible! Through Patreon, you make a tangible difference in this show's sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Mar 20, 2017

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 men, but that they equally offer gifts to the community as leaders, teachers, pastors, bishops, etc. This series will demonstrate why Paul was pro-women.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Feb 27, 2017

This is an interview with Kate Wallace Nunneley, Co-Founder of The Junia Project and part of a church planting team in Bakersfield, CA. A committed Christian and millennial feminist, Kate enjoys writing and speaking on the intersection of politics, religion, and gender. She holds a Master of Science from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University, and is currently studying to get her Masters of Divinity at Azusa Pacific Seminary.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Feb 16, 2017

This is the second 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 leadership roles within the church and home. Paul did not believe that women were "the same" as men, but that they equally offer gifts to the community as leaders, teachers, pastors, bishops, etc. This series will demonstrate why Paul was pro-women.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Feb 1, 2017

This is an interview with new author, Alice Connor. Her book, Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation, seeks to excavate the neglected stories of women in biblical tradition. 

Walter Brueggemann says that... "The “old, old story” concerns “All the king’s men” or “All the president’s men.” The “new, new song” is about all the women who belong to the coming realm of liberty and justice. Alice Connor is a skillful artist who knows how to transpose old, old stories into new, new songs. In her lively imagination the old old stories do not stay old. They are powerfully and accessibly new and contemporary for our time and place. Connor knows that “feminism” is about power. She shows how these ancient stories are filled with powerful futures."

We chat about Paul's church ladies and other biblical themes, as well as the journey from idea to book.

Catch up with Alice at her website: Fierce Ass Women.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is produced with the help of patrons who contribute to my online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Jan 30, 2017

In this series of occasional episodes, Kurt discusses some practical tools for learning biblical Greek on your own. You don't have to attend seminary or enter a "classics" program to learn this language. You do need a plan.

In this first episode, Kurt maps out what he thinks is the most accessible approach to learning Greek, if you are a self determined learner.

It won't be easy. You will have to build Greek into your life. Perhaps build out appointments with Greek that you keep nearly legalistically :-) But it will be worth it.

In this episode, Kurt gave an inside look at William Mounce's Greek resources in his 'Basics of Biblical Greek' series.

Kurt recommends going 'all in' and purchasing the Basics of Biblical Greek Pack, which includes: the BBG textbook, workbook, flashcard set, Get an A! study guide, vocabulary audio CD, and full chapter lectures DVD.

*For just the book: BBG

*For the workbook: Workbook

*For the entire course: BBG Pack

*Also, Kurt forgot to mention, but the BBG Pack works great with the free course that the author, Mounce, offers on his website here: Greek 1 Course. Utilize his free vocab software, built into the class format, called "Flashworks"!!!!

*Other tips include carving out time in your schedule and mapping out a plan to go through each chapter in a reasonable amount of time. If this is your "second shot" at Greek, you may be able to go through this book quicker than the average first time student. To "refresh" your Greek might take two months, where to learn Greek for the first time might take closer to 4-6 months (or less, depending on the time you can invest).

*Also, Kurt highly recommends the Sing and Learn New Testament Greek CD resource as a companion to this curriculum pack.

*Lastly, I mentioned a "conversational" learning method as well which I will return to in future episodes. But the best option of this approach of self-learners is Conversational Koine.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Jan 23, 2017

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 men, but that they equally offer gifts to the community as leaders, teachers, pastors, bishops, etc. This series will demonstrate why Paul was pro-women.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Jan 16, 2017

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 men, but that they equally offer gifts to the community as leaders, teachers, pastors, bishops, etc. This series will demonstrate why Paul was pro-women.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Jan 10, 2017

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 men, but that they equally offer gifts to the community as leaders, teachers, pastors, bishops, etc. This series will demonstrate why Paul was pro-women.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Jan 9, 2017

In this episode, I look at a book resource that I like quite a bit. There's some great stuff in this one. There's some stuff I disagree with. I'll tell you why I recommend it!

Here's the link to the book: The Real Paul: Recovering His Radical Challenge by Bernard Brandon Scott. 

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon 

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

Jan 3, 2017

This episode asks the question: What is "covenantal nomism?" It is possible you have never heard of this phrase before, but for anyone studying Paul, it is crucial that you have a basic understanding of this concept as it pertains to second temple Judaism. This episode give a "101" version of covenantal nomism, a sort of introduction to why it is significant for the study of Paul.

Join the Paulcast Revolution: Give Via Patreon

Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

Episode Sponsors

This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

*Show sponsors do not endorse every word or idea discussed on The Paulcast.

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