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Things Jesus Never Said #3 – God helps those who help themselves

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Paul, Creation & Evolution #4 – Subversive Images (EP-54)

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In this series, Kurt will explore Paul’s worldview concerning God and creation. What did Paul have in the background? How did this affect how he would think about Adam and Eve? Then, we will end our series looking at Romans 5 and its compatibility with evolution (or lack there of).

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 The Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $3 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!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

EPISODE SPONSORS

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.

*Sponsors do not endorse every word or idea on each episode.

Things Jesus Never Said #2 – God won’t give you more than you can handle

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Things Jesus Never Said #1 – I want to be your personal Savior (José Guillen)

Jesus gets credit for all sorts of things that he never said and this is a problem. We have a tendency to attach attach our own made-up ideas and cultural experiences to Jesus and some of these ideas have the potential to shape our relationship with God and with people.

Or perhaps worse, we fill in the blank with what we want Jesus to say and create a Jesus that shares our values and priorities.

If we give Jesus credit for an idea that wasn’t his, we assign kingdom value to that idea and this can destroy relationships and give us a distorted of what it means to follow Jesus.

...these are just some of the things, Jesus never said.

Reading Paul Against Empire: Guidelines (EP-53)

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In this episode, Kurt talks about empire criticism. Some scholars are skeptics. Others are over-sold. So, how do we engage Paul and empire in a way Paul would recognize?

This episode offers 4 guiding principles for discerning imperial echoes in Paul's letters.

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 The Paulcast Patreon online tip-jar (think Kickstarter for ongoing content creators). For $3 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!

http://patreon.com/kurtwillems

EPISODE SPONSORS

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.

*Sponsors do not endorse every word or idea on each episode.

Epdise 36: Shalom in the Home

Today I sit down with my co-host Jerusalem to talk about FOMO, Benedictine Monastic traditions, learning to love the life you have, and husband who are weary of our BIG ideas.  She just released her second book, “At Home in this Life: Finding Peace at the Crossroads of Unraveled Dreams and Beautiful Surprises” and it’s amazing.  Take a listen and come on over to the Shalom Sista Facebook page to tell us which of the three Benedictine Vows resonate most with you as you seek shalom in your home!

 

 

“At Home in this Life is the story of how everything I thought would make me happy came undone, and how I then found a way to make myself at home in this beautiful, messy, amazingly tender, completely unbalanced life, by imperfectly practicing one spiritual discipline at a time—smack in the middle of raising kids, mending the sweaters and burning the bread.  It’s the story of how I finally realized that the “problem” with my life was not my house, my job, or my marriage, my problem was me. Only a Conversion of life - a Transformation of spirit and heart - would help. So I jumped, with both feet, into an experiment where I tried to follow God’s leading instead of my plan, an experiment that resulted in a lot of fits and false starts, gut-level honesty and true change. Beautiful, messy, chaotic, daily… this is the story of how I learned to make myself at home in my life.”

 

Shalom Steps:

 

1: Choose a Benedictine Vow To Work On

2: Create Spaces to Listen

3: Curate Your Life

 

Check out:

The At Home in this Life Curated Collection - Handmade Items from Peacemaking Women Inspired by At Home in this Life by Jerusalem Jackson Greer

Watering the Ground Beneath Our Feet,

 

 

 

 

How Involved in Church Should Kids Be?

Greg discusses the idea of a Kids book based on a Cruciform Hermeneutic, then considers how much kids should be involved in reading and learning about the bible.

Check out the CrossVision Conference: http://reknew.org/upcoming-events/reknew-conference/  


Send Questions To:
Dan: @thatdankent
Twitter: @reKnewOrg
Email: askgregboyd@gmail.com

Links:
Greg's book:"Crucifixion of the Warrior God"
Website: ReKnew.org 

Episode 35: Hallelujah Anyway

In episode 35 we're having the Shalom Book Club, where Cara and I discuss Anne Lamott’s latest book, Hallelujah Anyway.  We talk about what we mean when we speak or dream of mercy, and we look at differences between Lamott’s definition of mercy and a biblical definition of mercy. Finally, we get REAL with our own stories of mercy, and offer four Shalom Steps to help you rediscover mercy, too. As per the usual, you can connect with Cara on her blogFacebookTwitter and Instagram, and you can connect with Osheta on her blog, "Shalom in the City", Facebook, and you can see Osheta rocking lots of yellow on Instagram.

 

Links Mentioned in Episode:

Happier Podcast: Choose your Signature Color

Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott

Join us in the Shalom Sista Facebook Hangout for Cara's turkey burger recipe.

Shalom Book Club Survey

Singing Hallelujah Anyway as my practice of Shalom,

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Are You Simply Picking and Choosing What You Believe in the Bible?

Greg discusses how me must ALL decide what we are going to take at face value in the bible and what we are not. Greg then discusses 2 ways of approaching scripture (bringing a picture of God to the text, or allowing the text to provide your picture of God). 

Check out the CrossVision Conference: http://reknew.org/upcoming-events/reknew-conference/  


Send Questions To:
Dan: @thatdankent
Twitter: @reKnewOrg
Email: askgregboyd@gmail.com

Links:
Greg's book:"Crucifixion of the Warrior God"
Website: ReKnew.org 

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