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Interview: Osheta Moore, Shalom Sistas

Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World (book cover)MennoNerd author Osheta Moore joins Katelin on the podcast to discuss her new book Shalom Sistas: Living Wholeheartedly in a Brokenhearted World – which she describes as her love letter to every woman who wants to see peace in her everyday life but feels like she’s not good enough or has no idea where to begin – as well as shalom in general. Osheta is an Anabaptist, podcaster, blogger, and mom to three kids ages 15, 12, 11.  Her husband (also a MennoNerds author) is a pastor of a church and they are in the thick of moving their family from L.A. to Saint Paul. Osheta believes everything is better after a nap, brunch with girlfriends is a necessity, and nothing beats a good Netflix binge. At the top of her bucket list is dance in a flash mob—all the better if it’s to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or Pharrell’s “Happy.” You can connect with Osheta at Shalominthecity.com.

Topics covered on this podcast include:

  • Some of Osheta’s journey to bring her to this point, including her first encounters with the word “shalom” (1:31)
  • How Osheta’s understanding of shalom has changed over time. (6:11)
  • Practically, what does it look like to seek shalom? (9:01)
  • The tension of seeing the really big peacemaking gestures and wondering how we can live that in our simpler lives (13:26)
  • The three aspects of shalom: with God, with ourselves, with the world (23:16)
  • What it means to be wholehearted in a brokenhearted world (27:56)
  • What is the difference between a peacemaker and a peacekeeper? (36:52)
  • What are shalom steps? (43:38)
  • How shalom interacts with other fruits of the spirit (50:22)

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Interview: Hannah Eagleson, Emerging Scholars Network

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Hannah Eagleson joins the podcast to talk about her life and her work with the Emerging Scholars Network of Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship.

  • Hannah’s church background (0:59)
  • Why did Hannah get a Ph.D.? (6:34)
  • How did Hannah get connected with the Emerging Scholars Network? (9:11)
  • What is ESN? What is it trying to do? (11:52)
  • What is Scholar’s Compass? (17:44)
  • What do we do with this idea that we have to protect God from our minds? (22:03)
  • The relationship between academia and the Church (25:06)
  • What would you want academia to know about the Church or Christians in academia? (33:52)
  • What would you want congregations or pastors to understand about academia? (36:57)
  • What’s next for ESN? (47:20)
  • How can people get involved with ESN? (53:30)

View the ESN blog at blog.emergingscholars.org.

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Interview: Carol Penner, Feminist Theology and More

Carol Penner joins the podcast to discuss a few topics with Katelin, including feminist theology, abuse, pastoral theology, and writing worship resources. From Carol’s bio:

Carol Penner teaches and writes in the area of practical theology.  After many years as a pastor in various Mennonite congregations, she is joining the faculty of CGUC [Conrad Grebel University College] this year. Her research interests include feminist theology and Mennonite peace theology, and abuse issues. She has a popular blog of her worship resources at www.leadinginworship.com

Some of the topics covered include:

  • Carol’s background in both pastoring and academia. (1:23)
  • How Carol’s pastoral experience is used in academia and what the average person is thinking about as theological questions. A major one is money. (5:38)
  • Violence on a personal level, especially violence against women, not only seeing violence as “what would you do if called to war?” (14:21)
  • How our theology and our Scripture contribute to questions of abuse. (17:41)
  • Things Carol found helpful in feminist theology. (21:33)
  • Pastoral abuse and how Mennonite churches don’t do a good enough job talking about it. (32:34)
  • Why Mennonite churches talked more about abuse in the 90s but then stopped. (39:59)
  • Why Carol writes worship resources online. (44:15)

Links

Leading in Worship blog by Carol Penner

Carol’s academic bio from University of Waterloo

MennoNerds Interview: Into Account (YouTube)

Mennonite Central Committee Canada – Abuse Prevention

Our Stories Untold

 

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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)

Image via Waterbrook Multnomah

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)

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God

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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)

Sinners in the Hands of a Loving God

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