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Interview: 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 Paz, a hospitality home which offers free housing and support for families and individuals affected by immigrant detention.

To keep the doors of the Casa open, Sarah started a volleyball league, Volleyball Internacional. All the profit from the volleyball league is donated to Casa de Paz. They use the money to pay for the rent, utilities, food, transportation, etc.

Sarah’s hope and prayer is to help end the isolating experience of immigrant detention, one simple act of love at a time.

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Vlog 31: God in Creation

The MennoNerds vloggers discuss seeing God in creation. Steve opens with the question and shares about how he most sees God in other people, God’s image-bearers. Micael responds by discussing why Christians need to care about creation, and Deborah responds with the idea of finding that special place in nature where you can meet God.

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Interview: Greg Boyd, Crucifixion of the Warrior God (Part 3)

Greg Boyd joins the podcast to discuss his newest book, Crucifixion of the Warrior God. In this part 3, the conversation focuses primarily on how to apply this cross-centred hermeneutic to other biblical texts where God appears to be violent. If you missed previous parts, you can check out part 1 here or part 2 here.

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. Reconciling these two has challenged Christians and theologians for two millennia.

Throughout Christian history, various answers have been proposed, ranging from the long-rejected explanation that these contrasting depictions are of two entirely different “gods” to recent social, cultural, and literary theories that attempt to dispel the conflict.

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God takes up this dramatic tension and the range of proposed answers in an ambitious constructive investigation. Over two volumes, Gregory A. Boyd argues that we must take seriously the full range of Scripture as inspired, including its violent depictions of God. At the same time, he affirms the absolute centrality of the crucified and risen Christ as the supreme revelation of God.

Developing a theological interpretation of Scripture that he labels a “cruciform hermeneutic,” Boyd demonstrates how the Bible’s violent images of God are reframed and their violence subverted when interpreted through the lens of the cross and resurrection. Indeed, when read in this way, Boyd argues that these violent depictions bear witness to the same self-sacrificial nature of God that was ultimately revealed on the cross.

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Interview: Greg Boyd, Crucifixion of the Warrior God (Part 2)

Greg Boyd joins the podcast to discuss his newest book, Crucifixion of the Warrior God. In this part 2, the conversation focuses primarily on the nature of the cross. If you missed part 1, you can check that out here.

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. Reconciling these two has challenged Christians and theologians for two millennia.

Throughout Christian history, various answers have been proposed, ranging from the long-rejected explanation that these contrasting depictions are of two entirely different “gods” to recent social, cultural, and literary theories that attempt to dispel the conflict.

The Crucifixion of the Warrior God takes up this dramatic tension and the range of proposed answers in an ambitious constructive investigation. Over two volumes, Gregory A. Boyd argues that we must take seriously the full range of Scripture as inspired, including its violent depictions of God. At the same time, he affirms the absolute centrality of the crucified and risen Christ as the supreme revelation of God.

Developing a theological interpretation of Scripture that he labels a “cruciform hermeneutic,” Boyd demonstrates how the Bible’s violent images of God are reframed and their violence subverted when interpreted through the lens of the cross and resurrection. Indeed, when read in this way, Boyd argues that these violent depictions bear witness to the same self-sacrificial nature of God that was ultimately revealed on the cross.

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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 Paz, a hospitality home which offers free housing and support for families and individuals affected by immigrant detention.

To keep the doors of the Casa open, Sarah started a volleyball league, Volleyball Internacional. All the profit from the volleyball league is donated to Casa de Paz. They use the money to pay for the rent, utilities, food, transportation, etc.

Sarah’s hope and prayer is to help end the isolating experience of immigrant detention, one simple act of love at a time.

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Matthew Bates – “Faith” means “Allegiance” to King Jesus (EP-49)

This is a conversation with scholar and author Matthew Bates. We talk about a little word with a big meaning: pistis. This Greek word is often translated "faith" or "faithfulness" but we discuss how it might be better to translate it as "allegiance."

Matthew W. Bates is Associate Professor of Theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. Bates holds a Ph.D. from The University of Notre Dame in theology with a specialization is New Testament and early Christianity. His books include Salvation by Allegiance Alone (Baker Academic), The Birth of the Trinity (Oxford University Press, 2015), and The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation (Baylor University Press, 2012). He also hosts OnScript, a popular biblical studies podcast.

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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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Paul, Creation & Evolution #1 – Why our Conversations about Science Matter (EP-48)

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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