Author: Ryan Robinson

MennoNerds Live: Sarah Jackson, Casa de Paz Colorado

Sarah Jackson joins the podcast to discuss her work with Casa de Paz Colorado. Several years ago, Sarah Jackson went on a trip to the US/Mexico border with a humanitarian aid organization working on immigration issues. She spoke with people who had been deported. She learned about people’s reasons for migrating, and the dangers they face in doing so. She saw first-hand families being separated. Then she returned to Colorado and couldn’t go return to her normal life after this experience. She decided to do something about it because she believes families should be together.  She opened Casa de...

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Vlog 30: Food

Steve introduces the next topic on the vlog: food, and how what we eat reflects our values. Micael is joined by Sarah in a response talking about why they are vegan: not depriving others of food in a world where we have too many people to all eat meat and other animal products. Watch embedded from YouTube below, or through our audio or video podcast...

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MennoNerds Live: Kurt Willems, Pauline Scholarship

Kurt Willems, a MennoNerds member, joins Katelin to discuss Pauline scholarship. Kurt does this regularly on his own podcast, the Paulcast, which is described as: “In The Paulcast, Kurt Willems looks at issues pertaining to relevant scholarship, (radical) new perspectives on Paul, Jewish and Roman contexts for understanding his letters, important Pauline scholars and books, and Paul’s ongoing relevance for regular folks today. In addition, Kurt will occasionally interview important voices from a variety of perspectives who will help us wrestle with the major questions that come out of the study of the historical Paul.” (from...

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Interview: Greg Boyd, Crucifixion of the Warrior God (Part 1)

Greg Boyd joins the podcast to discuss his newest book, Crucifixion of the Warrior God. In this part 1, Greg talks about the centrality not only of Jesus in general but of Jesus on the cross in particular. This lens for understanding God and the Bible shapes how we view other texts and other theological questions, some of which will be discussed more in parts 2 and 3. The book description (taken from Amazon): Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd proposes a revolutionary way to read the Bible in this epic but accessible study. His “cruciform hermeneutic” stands as a...

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MennoNerds Live: Greg Boyd, Crucifixion of the Warrior God

Greg Boyd joins the podcast to discuss his newest book, Crucifixion of the Warrior God. The book description (taken from Amazon): Renowned pastor-theologian Gregory A. Boyd proposes a revolutionary way to read the Bible in this epic but accessible study. His “cruciform hermeneutic” stands as a challenge to the field of biblical studies and to all thoughtful Christians. A dramatic tension confronts every Christian believer and interpreter of Scripture: on the one hand, we encounter Old Testament stories of God commanding horrendous violence. On the other hand, we read the unequivocally nonviolent teachings of Jesus in the New Testament....

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