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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Theology Curator 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!

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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1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Theology Curator 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 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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1) If you would be so kind to hop on iTunes (or your feed of choice) and leave Theology Curator 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 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!

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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Oct 16, 2020

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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 

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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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Oct 1, 2020

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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 Law, the book of Revelation, women and leadership, and so many others. His book covers these and several others. We are able to discuss a few of them in this interview as well. A great conversation! 

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Sep 28, 2020

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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 encounter the gift of the Jesus he’s discovered under the wrappings of legalism and shame. Tony isn’t only an example of someone following Jesus after deconstruction, but shows us that God is gently calling each of us to be regenerated through our pain, doubts, and questions. I’m so grateful he wrote this book and couldn’t be more excited for you to read it too!"

Get the book: https://amzn.to/2S0OgPi

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Sep 21, 2020

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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.

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Sep 16, 2020

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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!

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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!

Sep 15, 2020

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Lee Camp discusses the political season and what it means to follow Jesus as representatives of his kingdom.

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Aug 6, 2020

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Banning Liebscher invites Christians to not sit on the sidelines when God has called them to change the world. Kurt Willems and Banning discuss Jesus Culture, charismatic Christianity, church planting, church unity, and his new book, The Three-Mile Walk, which is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2PuRWaT 

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Jul 23, 2020

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The Bible resounds with affirmations of the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. But might God also exhibit faith and trust? Kurt Willems interviews Curtis Holtzen, to find out the answer to that question. Holtzen's new book, The God Who Trusts, is available on Amazon at: https://amzn.to/2WGtyXO 

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Jul 22, 2020

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In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems chats with Kevin Grasso, co-founder of Biblingo, an immersive Biblical languages training software. Amazing for seminary students or pastors or anyone who wants to learn Greek or Hebrew. Go to https://biblingo.org to sign up and use the code THEOLOGYCURATOR for a 20% discount.

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