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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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May 17, 2018

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Season 1, Episode 7 (Spring Season, 2018)

Andy Stanley. He said that "Peter, James, Paul elected to unhitch the Christian faith from their Jewish scriptures, and my friends, we must as well." And, taken on its own, that is a radical statement that has caused a bit of a dust up. But, in this episode, Kurt both defends him as not a heretic, but also points toward a better path of understanding the relationship between second temple Judaism and the New Testament. Here's the sermon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pShxFTNRCWI

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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 direct 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!

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Apr 25, 2018

Season 1, Episode 6 (Spring Season, 2018)

Paul's view of women in the church and home is one of the most challenging teachings to understand. In this interview, Lucy Peppiatt helps us to demystify 1 Corinthians 11.2-16 where Paul speaks of headship. Check out her book, Unveiling Paul's Women, which we talk about in this conversation.

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 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 direct 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

Apr 17, 2018

Season 1, Episode 5 (Spring Season, 2018)

This conversation is with Prof. Paula Fredriksen. She is a well-known scholar of early Christianity and Judaism. She discusses themes from her latest book, Paul: The Pagans' Apostle.

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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 direct 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!

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Apr 9, 2018

Season 1, Episode 4 (Spring Season, 2018)

This conversation with Mark D. Nanos explores some of the broad themes of Paul within Judaism. How does it contrast with the New Perspective on Paul? What do they share in common? Why is it important for Paul to remain Jewish? Why is he critical of circumcision, then? In a new series of books, Mark Nanos address these issue. Here we focus on Reading Paul within Judaism.

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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 direct 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!

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Apr 2, 2018

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Season 1, Episode 3 (Spring Season, 2018)

This is a conversation with Andrew Hyatt, writer and director of Paul, Apostle of Christ, a new film from Sony. We talk about the background of the film, major themes, and why he was compelled to tell part of Paul's story.

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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 direct 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!

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Mar 28, 2018

NEW PODCAST SHOW!

Consider going to your podcast manager of choice and subscribing to Rapture Drill. Please, if you are a fan of The Paulcast, consider leaving a positive review.

This is a brief introduction to Rapture Drill, prior to the first episode dropping. I share a quick clip of N.T. Wright, from a conversation we had recently and frame out some of the things to expect from the podcast as a whole. Support Rapture Drill here: https://patreon.com/rapturedrill

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rapture-drill-reframing-revelation-end-times-our-weird/id1364189397

Google Play: [podcast under review]

Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/kurt-willems/rapture-drill-reframing-revelation-the-end-times-and-our-weird?refid=stpr

 

Mar 26, 2018

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Season 1, Episode 2 (Spring Season, 2018)

Scot McKnight comes back to the podcast to discuss his new commentary on Philemon. Also, hit up a free book giveaway: Every Book By NT Wright, Ever!

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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 direct 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

Mar 19, 2018

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Season 1, Episode 1 (Spring Season, 2018)

N.T. Wright talks about his new book, Paul: A Biography. He discusses the sources we need to do good historical biographical work on Paul. You won't want to miss this interview! Also, hit up a free book giveaway: Every Book By NT Wright, Ever!

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 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 direct 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

Mar 1, 2018

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What's in a name? When it comes to Paul the Apostle, quite a bit. It's likely that you've heard that Paul the lover of Jesus used to be Saul the hater of Christians. The name change was an identity shift. In this episode, Kurt confronts this idea as a myth.

Resource Cited: https://glanier.wordpress.com/2017/02/23/no-saul-the-persecutor-did-not-become-paul-the-apostle/ 

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 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 direct 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

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