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Interview: Brian Zahnd, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (Part 2)

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (book cover)

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Brian Zahnd joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. In part 2, they focus on understanding the cross and Hell through the lens of a loving and nonviolent Jesus:

  • The idea tracing back to Anselm that God is satisfying his wrath, punishing Jesus, in order to gain the capital that allows God to forgive. (0:16)
  • The kind of justice which takes place at the cross. (6:42)
  • The view of wrath striking Jesus on the cross, and how we should see wrath instead. (14:11)
  • Hell and its various meanings which are not from Scripture. (23:16)
  • The parables of the sheep and the goats and of Lazarus and the rich man. (32:52)
  • How Brian preaches Hell. (36:48)
  • Interpreting the book of Revelation. (41:04)
  • The centrality of love. (45:31)
  • Brian’s hope for the book. (49:46)
  • Closing prayer. (50:42)

Links:

Word of Life Church

Brian Zahnd (website)

Brian Zahnd (Twitter)

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Interview: Brian Zahnd, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (Part 1)

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God (book cover)

Book image via Waterbrook Multnomah

Brian Zahnd joins the podcast to discuss his new book, Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. In part 1, they focus on Brian’s story and the nature of the Bible:

  • Brian’s work with Word of Life Church in St. Joseph’s, Missouri. (1:09)
  • Writing theology at a pastoral level. (4:39)
  • The artwork on the cover of Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God. (9:21)
  • Brian’s fascination with the infamous sermon of Jonathan Edward, Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, including how that sermon is not representative of Edward’s ministry. (12:59)
  • Why we should not see God as angry, spiteful and abhorring of sinners. (22:50)
  • How we got to this place where the Bible is understood the way it is. (29:26)
  • Interpreting the Transfiguration. (37:20)
  • What the Bible is, if it isn’t an end in itself. (44:44)

Links:

Word of Life Church

Brian Zahnd (website)

Brian Zahnd (Twitter)

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Interview: Manny Cumplido, Addiction

Manny Cumplido, a MennoNerds member, joins the podcast as a guest to share a bit about himself and to talk about sexual addiction. They talk about Manny’s sexual addiction and steps he took to recover, as well as more generally how churches can do a better job of helping people with sex addiction, and self efficacy vs individualism.

Link

Manny’s Blog, Word Framed World

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Interview: Katelin Hansen, Neuroscience (Part 2)

Katelin Hansen returns on the guest side of the conversation to discuss neuroscience. After part 1 looked at the relationship between science and faith more generally, this part 2 jumps into more specifics of neuroscience questions.

Katelin’s website: http://bytheirstrangefruit.blogspot.com

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Vlog 36: Future Hope

In the final vlog topic, Steve introduces by asking about hope for the future and whether we are progressing the world toward something better, worse, or pretty much the same. Micael provides the only response and discusses the impending collapse of Western civilization due to factors like nuclear weapon stockpiling and climate change.

This is the final vlog topic. Please stay tuned as we try out a new idea soon.

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Things Jesus Never Said # 7 – Obedience always leads to [_____] blessings.

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.

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N.T. Wright is right & wrong on Paul – Chris Heilig (EP-56)

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This is an interview episode with emerging biblical scholar, Christoph Heilig. We spend much of our time discussing a new volume, which engages the work of NT Wright, called God and the Faithfulness of Paul. Seriously, get this book!

Here's a full bio: 

Together with his wife Theresa, Christoph Heilig has studied theology in Gießen, St Andrews and Göttingen from 2009-2014 with a scholarship from the German National Academic Foundation. He has received a Master of Letters in “Biblical Languages and Literature” from St Mary’s College (University of St Andrews) with a work on lexical semantics of the New Testament. His research aims at combining insights from the philosophy of science with the study of the New Testament books within their cultural contexts. Since October 2014, he has been working at the University of Zurich on a research project funded by the Swiss National Fond on narrative structures in Paul's letters. His publications include Hidden Criticism? Methodology and Plausibility of the Search for a Counter-Imperial Subtext in Paul (Mohr Siebeck 2015 and Fortress 2017) and Paul’s Triumph: Reassessing 2 Corinthians 2:14 in Its Literary and Historical Context, (Peeters 2016). He blogs about his research on the "Zurich New Testament Blog," which can be followed on Facebook. Some of his works can be accessed on his academia-page.

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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!

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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.

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

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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 #6 – Adam & Eve in Original Context (EP-55)

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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.

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