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Christ Is for Us Even When We Face Deep Division, Disability, and Death

Christ Is for Us Even When We Face Deep Division, Disability, and Death

Titles have never been my strong suit. I used to write regularly for a Christian newspaper, and no matter how hard I worked on the titles for my articles, they would inevitably be changed in the editing process. Today when I write a sermon, the title often comes to me last, only after the sermon is finished.  Even as I write this article, I’m saving the title until the end. [...] Read More ›
NEW SERIES –  Say Their Names: The Missing Women in Our Faith Narrative

NEW SERIES – Say Their Names: The Missing Women in Our Faith Narrative

The last year has been hard. Excruciatingly hard. In all honesty, I’m not quite sure when it began. And if I only had one word to describe it, I’d use anxious. Anxious over the seemingly mundane but obligatory responsibilities that come with adulting. Anxious over balancing multiple roles and hats because my no filter seems … Continue reading NEW SERIES – Say Their Names: The Missing Women in Our Faith Narrative
The Hard Words (Like Water on Stone)

The Hard Words (Like Water on Stone)

I'm preaching on a difficult passage of scripture this Sunday, one I would not have chosen.  This rough poem arrived mid-week as I found myself wrestling the text.  Frustrated, I stopped to reflect on what I was doing and found myself invited  to let the word do its work in me.  Sometimes we have to trust that the hard things also might bear fruit if we are willing to be present and vulnerable with them.  * I have to give credit to the show 30 Rock for the term 'mind vice.'
Kate Wallace Nunneley on The Junia Project, Women, & Mic Drops

Kate Wallace Nunneley on The Junia Project, Women, & Mic Drops

This is an interview with Kate Wallace Nunneley, Co-Founder of The Junia Project and part of a church planting team in Bakersfield, CA. A committed Christian and millennial feminist, Kate enjoys writing and speaking on the intersection of politics, religion, and gender. She holds a Master of Science from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University, and is currently studying to get her Masters of Divinity at Azusa Pacific Seminary.

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Also, this episode is the launch of the Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). In order to make this show sustainable, I (Kurt) need like-minded folks to come alongside it as financial partners. For as little as $3 per month, you can make a tangible difference in this shows sustainability and quality!

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This episode is sponsored by Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary. They are excited to announce the launch of the new Master of Arts in Ministry, Leadership and Culture. This online program, designed for practicing pastors and ministry entrepreneurs, will help you understand and integrate sub-cultures, theology, and leadership into practice. Guest faculty like Bruxy CaveyGreg Boyd and Brian Zahnd model practical integration of Anabaptist theology and 21st century kingdom work. Learn more at fpu.edu/paulcast

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Louis Riel Day

Louis Riel Day

Tomorrow is Louis Riel Day in Manitoba. Last summer I continued my interest in Louis Riel by visiting Batoche, SK where his dream of a Metis homeland was vanquished for the second and final time. I also visited his family home in St.Vital, MB, and his final burial place beside the cathedral in St. Boniface, […]
Vlog 28: Ideal Living Situation

Vlog 28: Ideal Living Situation

Steve opens the next topic by asking the other vloggers about their ideal living situations and how their physical space relates to their following Jesus. Curtis provides the only answer and talks about living separate but not too separate, discussing the role of...

Not to Comfortability but to Faithfulness

Not to Comfortability but to Faithfulness

God does not always call us to comfortability but to faithfulness. In the times where those two are in tension, choose faithfulness over comfortability. I remember speaking those words recently. Truth be told, I’ve said those words a lot recently. Those are dangerous words, and a dangerous belief. It is what can cause a family to [...] The post Not to Comfortability but to Faithfulness appeared first on Justin Hiebert.
Black History Week 3

Black History Week 3

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government Sponsored Segregation  because "[w]hat white Americans have never fully understood—but what the Negro can never forget—is that white society is deeply implicated in the ghetto. White institutions created it, white institutions maintain it, and white society condones it.”

James Baldwin's Letter to My Nephew because its important to "remember that what they believe, as well as what they do and cause you to endure, does not testify to your inferiority, but to their inhumanity and fear."

Martin Luther King Jr interview by Alex Haley because you should not believe that MLK and other Civil Rights leaders weren't angry. "It was the angriest I have ever been in my life."

The Invisible Women of the Civil Rights Movement because there would've been no movement without women.

Recy Taylor and Rosa Parks because we dont talk enough about the specific histories carried within the bodies of black women.

Public Opinion Polls of the Civil Rights Movement because its important to know that most Americans did not approve of the now famous Civil Rights Movement.

1992 LA Riots because police brutality has long been an issue, and we must remember that rioting is the language of the unheard.

Let’s Hear it for Quiet

Let’s Hear it for Quiet

Another Way for week of February 17, 2017 Let’s Hear it for Quiet Are you an introvert, extrovert, or ambivert (meaning a little of both)? Susan Cain, a Harvard Law School graduate is basically an introvert. But she left law behind and is now a sought-after author and public speaker on the topic  […]

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