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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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Sep 22, 2020

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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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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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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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Jun 22, 2020

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In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems finishes a two part series on Jesus’ prediction that the Temple would be destroyed and End Times stuff. Part one is available as EP-83 and published back in January of 2020. Find it here: https://theologycurator.com/the-end-doom-gloom-jesus-1/

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Jun 17, 2020

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Did Paul remain Jewish after his transforming experience of the resurrected Jesus? Scholars disagree about how best to think about the nature of Paul’s Judaism after Jesus. There are several approaches. Kurt briefly outlines the traditional, new perspective, and Paul within Judaism approaches.

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Jun 8, 2020

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Kurt Willems chats with Jason Thacker about all things faith and artificial intelligence. His new book, The Age of AI: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humanity, is available now. 

Order it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cDshG0 

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Jun 3, 2020

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Kurt Willems gives reflections on how to interpret Romans 13 in light of the current season of protests after the unjust murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery (and others).

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May 27, 2020

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Jay Kim, pastor and author, chats with Kurt Willems about his book, Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age. Jay's book looks at the importance of incarnation and human to human engagement in church communities. He then, after the first interview (which took place just prior to the pandemic) he returns with some additional thoughts on how to apply his wisdom in a pandemic. 

Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2AgeY0u 

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May 4, 2020

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Dan Kent, the host of Apologies and Explanations with Greg Boyd, talks about his book, Confident Humility. Beyond the podcast and authorship, Dan is the editor at ReKnew.org, and a teaching pastor at Woodland Hills Church. 

Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SzWJtc 

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Apr 23, 2020

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This interview with Dennis Edwards about his new book, What is the Bible and How Do We Understand it?, was fun. It is a short, helpful, and comprehensive guide for how to step wisely into the study of the Scriptures. Also check out his Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/RevDrDre

Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/2VyfNdy 

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Apr 6, 2020

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Cara Meredith joins the show to discuss her book, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice. This book explores her journey of falling in love with the son of a civil rights icon, as well as expanding her awareness of what it means to truly love others with different racial identities. 

Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cdcyi3

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Feb 25, 2020

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Scholar Walter Brueggemann joins Kurt to discuss his new book, Materiality as Resistance. Here's what Kurt said in his endorsement: "Materiality as Resistance, if we put into practice its wise and radical vision of human flourishing, has the power to transform persons, churches, communities, and our world."

Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cdcyi3

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Feb 20, 2020

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Prolific author and biblical scholar, Nijay Gupta, joins Kurt to discuss his book, Paul and the Language of Faith - https://amzn.to/2SLmZBJ

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Jan 15, 2020

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In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems begins a two part series on Jesus' prediction that the Temple would be destroyed and End Times stuff.

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Nov 26, 2019

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In this episode of Theology Curator, Kurt Willems has a conversation with bishop and professor, N.T. Wright about his latest book. Co-authored with Michael Bird, The New Testament in Its World is a larger volume that brings together many of Wright's works in a volume designed for students. The conversation talks about this book and other projects, as well as Jesus' humanity, the importance of history, writing as an act of spiritual formation, and much more.

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Nov 19, 2019

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Sarah Bessey chats with Kurt Willems about her latest book, Miracles and Other Reasonable Things: A Story of Unlearning and Relearning God. It is the book she never expected to write but is the outpouring of God's love and work in her very difficult past few years. Listen along as she shares her story and powerful insights with us.

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Nov 5, 2019

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Mary Jo Sharp talks to us about her journey from atheism to Christianity. She brings insight to how to have the apologetics dialogue and why as Christians we have good reasons to trust the God of the Bible. Her new book is called, Why I Still Believe: A Former Atheist's Reckoning with the Bad Reputation Christians Give a Good God

  • WHY I STILL BELIEVE
    • Is available on Amazon and wherever Christian books are sold.

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Nov 4, 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.

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 21, 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.

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 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.

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 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!

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