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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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Jun 17, 2021

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Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain is available right now. It is a manifesto about how the life of Jesus offers hope as it intersects with the real pain of the world and in our lives. Email Kurt feedback as well!

In this episode, Kurt discusses spiritual formation and the love of God with Jonathan Puddle. This was personally a powerful experience. I felt the touch of the Spirit at several moments of our conversation. Get Jonathan's book, You Are Enough: Learning to Love Yourself the Way God Loves You!

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May 21, 2021

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Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain is available right now. It is a manifesto about how the life of Jesus offers hope as it intersects with the real pain of the world and in our lives. Email Kurt feedback as well!

In this episode, Kurt discusses death and formation with Christiana Peterson. She is the author of Awakened by Death: Life Giving Lessons from the Mystics.

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May 20, 2021

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Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain is available right now. It is a manifesto about how the life of Jesus offers hope as it intersects with the real pain of the world and in our lives. Email Kurt feedback as well!

In this episode, Kurt chats with Phil Collins, the director of Taylor University's Center for Scripture Engagement and the editor of the Abide Bible.

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Mar 16, 2021

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Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain launched into the world today. In this episode, Kurt reflects on the big ideas of the book and offers a few brief audio samples from the book.

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Mar 9, 2021

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In this conversation, Kurt chats with Sean Palmer about his book, Forty Days on Being a 3. It is a series of formation books based on the numbering system of the Enneagram. He discusses the Enneagram as a whole and his particular number, enneagram 3.

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Jan 28, 2021

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Kurt Willems has a conversation with Tara Beth Leach about her important new book, Radiant Church: Restoring the Credibility of Our Witness. Here's what Kurt said in his endorsement:

"No doubt about it, Christianity has a bad reputation problem in the USA. But that is not how it is supposed to be. The Scriptures offer us a vocation: to be people who bear the loving light of God. In Radiant Church, Tara Beth Leach does something radical: she looks to Jesus first, the light of the world in human flesh. Jesus calls us to know him and live like him in such a way that radical love should be what we are known for, not bigotry, hypocrisy, patriarchy, polarization, racism, political ideology, or any other negatively loaded label. Rather than watering down the Bible to make Christianity more palatable for our culture, she invites us to drink deeply of its story, to become people known for radiating God's beauty and goodness to our world. Read this prophetic book, and let's take up the abundant resources of Jesus together so we can put his vision of a Radiant Church on full display."

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Jan 25, 2021

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Kurt Willems sits down with pastor and author J.R. Briggs about his book The Sacred Overlap.

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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!

Jan 19, 2021

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In this episode, Kurt Willems sits down with Dr. Dennis Edwards (associate professor of New Testament, North Park) to discuss his book, Might From the Margins: The Gospel's Power to Turn the Tables on Injustice.

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Jan 14, 2021

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In this episode, Kurt Willems chats with his former professor, Valerie Rempel to discuss her new book, Why Do We Suffer and Where is God When We Do?. The problem of suffering and evil, sadly, are quite timely. She offers wisdom in this episode.

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Dec 10, 2020

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Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and much more.

This episode is part of a mini-series on major themes in Revelation as they pertain to politics today!

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Dec 1, 2020

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Rich Villodas joins the show to discuss his new book, The Deeply Formed Life: Five Transformative Values to Root Us in the Way of Jesus. This is one of Kurt's favorite books this year and this conversation doesn't disappoint! Get the book, here: https://amzn.to/37oFFxc 

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Nov 24, 2020

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Bruxy Cavey chats with Kurt Willems about the re-release of his book, The End of Religion. They talk about how this book is really a whole new book and say some words about what we talk about when we talk about "religion." Get the book here: https://amzn.to/38XieNQ 

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Nov 23, 2020

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Ben Higgins and Kurt Willems chat about his journey on and beyond ABC's The Bachelor. They discuss themes of his new book, Alone in Plain Sight: Searching for Connection When You're Seen but Not Known. This powerful and helpful book is available here: https://amzn.to/2ULj8oh 

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Nov 17, 2020

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Daniel Hill chats with Kurt Willems about his latest book, White Lies: Nine Ways to Expose and Resist the Racial Systems That Divide Us. During a year that did some exposing of racial systems, this book offers wisdom and practical steps to step into the needed work of racial justice and reconciliation. 

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Nov 12, 2020

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Shane Claiborne chats with Kurt Willems about a bit of his story and his work as an author, speaker, activist, and overall human. They chat about the election, and the ongoing work of Jesus-followers no matter the outcome. They also wrestle with the role of voting and if we should endorse candidates or not.

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Nov 11, 2020

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In this episode of Theology Curator podcast, Kurt Willems interviews N.T. Wright about his latest book, Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World. Order Broken Signposts, here: https://amzn.to/3eLMSdK

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Nov 4, 2020

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Kurt Willems chats with Jonathan Walton, Suzie Lahoud, and Sy Hoekstra about the election and following Jesus during the age of Trump and beyond. They are the editors of a new book: Keeping the Faith - Reflections on Politics and Christianity in the Era of Trump and Beyond. Check out: Keepingthefaithbook.com

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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!

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Nov 2, 2020

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Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and much more.

This episode is part of a mini-series on major themes in Revelation as they pertain to politics today!

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 30, 2020

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Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and much more.

This episode begins a mini-series on major themes in Revelation as they pertain to politics today!

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 30, 2020

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Jesus Politics is a series of teachings and reflections from Kurt Willems leading up to the election. This series explores topics such as: allegiance, nationalism, kingdom of God, dominion and stewardship, Revelation and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and 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 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 29, 2020

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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 and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and 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 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 28, 2020

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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 and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and 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 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 27, 2020

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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 and 'end times,' citizenship, creation care, war, and much more.

In this episode, Kurt and Tony look at the justice system and how it emphasizes retribution rather than restoration. They also discuss systemic racism. 

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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 23, 2020

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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 conversation is rich. 

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Oct 19, 2020

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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

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