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Theology Curator with Kurt Willems

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-followers into the twenty-first century reality we now inhabit. The Jesus we excavate from the rubble of tradition might just surprise us all.
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Oct 17, 2019

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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 simple truths that can be easily distilled from the New Testament (God is love, Jesus died to heal the world, we can know God through the Spirit, etc.), but it is ultimately a book that came into being 2,000+ years ago. This series explores the "why," "what," and "how" questions about the Scriptures. This isn’t so we can become filled with more information alone, but so that we can step into our own unique place in the story of God.

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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 Theology Curator’s online tip-jar through Patreon (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 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!

Oct 16, 2019

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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 are simple truths that can be easily distilled from the New Testament (God is love, Jesus died to heal the world, we can know God through the Spirit, etc.), but it is ultimately a book that came into being 2,000+ years ago. This series explores the "why," "what," and "how" questions about the Scriptures. This isn’t so we can become filled with more information alone, but so that we can step into our own unique place in the story of God.

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 Theology Curator’s online tip-jar through Patreon (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 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!

Oct 9, 2019

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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 and the gospel message itself." Listen in as he describes why he reads Romans from back to front and why he thinks you should try it too. 

  • READING ROMANS BACKWARD
    • Is available on Amazon and wherever Christian books are sold.

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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 Theology Curator’s online tip-jar through Patreon (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 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!

Sep 25, 2019

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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 that Jesus is Lord. 

  • GOSPEL ALLEGIANCE
    • Is available on Amazon and wherever Christian books are sold.
  • PREVIOUS INTERVIEW FOR SALVATION BY ALLEGIANCE ALONE
    • Episode is here. Book is available on Amazon and wherever Christian books are sold.

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 Theology Curator’s online tip-jar through Patreon (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 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!

Sep 18, 2019

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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 wherever Christian books are sold.
    • PRESS RELEASE—check it out here
    • IMAGES FOR YOUR STORYhere and here
  • NEW VEGGIE EPISODES—There are 18 new episodes of Veggie Tales being produced. The first new show—The Best Christmas Gift—will be available starting 10/22 (see details below)
    • ON TV, YOU CAN SEE THEM ON TBN—TBN is the world’s largest faith and family broadcaster reaching over 175 nations on 32 global networks - TBN’s US reach is over 100 million households. The air date has not yet been announced.
    • IN STREAMING & DVD—Available on DVD in WalMart, Target, CBA channel retail stores, on JellyTelly, and on most digital platforms and multiple SVOD platforms.
  • VEGGIE TALES/PHIL VISCHER IMAGES—https://bit.ly/2kmFgXG

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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 Theology Curator’s online tip-jar through Patreon (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $5 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!

Sep 11, 2019

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What does Paul have to say about anxiety? What does he have to say about following Jesus during painful seasons? Is it possible to find contentment in the midst of it all? What if love is worth the embrace of pain?

Paul shows us that inner peace can be imagined with Jesus and experienced. 

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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

Jul 29, 2019

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An introduction.....

The Paulcast isn't dead, but it is evolving. In this episode, Kurt explains the change in branding to Theology Curator. The essence of the show will remain the same, but the areas that get covered will include and go beyond studying Paul. 

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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