As a Republican political media consultant Brad Todd is the guest you’d expect on C&GJ. Brad knows the Bible, knows what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, and has some church insights we all need to hear.
Genesis 29.15-28, 1 Kings 3.5-12, Romans 8.26-39, Matthew 13.31-33, 44-52; How long would you work to find the perfect spouse? What should we really pray for? What can separate us from God? These and more questions on this episode of Strangely Warmed.
Norman Wirzba, in addition to being an author and professor at Duke Divinity, he is also an eco-theologian.
Raised on a farm in Southern Alberta, Norman went on to study history at the University of Lethbridge, theology at Yale University Divinity School, and philosophy at Loyola University Chicago. Since then he has taught at Saint Thomas More College/University of Saskatchewan, Georgetown College (KY), and Duke University Divinity School. He’s the father of four children and is married to Gretchen Ziegenhals. He likes to bake, cook and make things with wood. He also enjoys playing the guitar. He used to be a good athlete! He enjoys being outdoors and spending time with his family and friends. He tries to grow some food.
“According to Scripture, the world we live in is God’s creation. It is the visual, fragrant, audible, touchable, and tastable manifestation of God’s love, the place where God’s desire that others be and be well finds earthly expression.”
Genesis 28.10-19a, Isaiah 44.6-8, Romans 8.12-25, Matthew 13.24-30, 36-43; Should the altar call come before or after the sermon? Is it better to be like the stars in the sky or the dust of the earth? These and more questions on this episode of Strangely Warmed.
Jason continues his conversation with David Bentley Hart, discussing Hart’s upcoming translation of the New Testament, the melodies of McCartney, and baseball.
Genesis 25.19-34, Isaiah 55.10-13, Romans 8.1-11, Matthew 13.1-9, 18-23; What if we’re stuck with the soil we’ve got? What if our entire lives are about wrestling with God? These questions and more in this episode of Strangely Warmed.
On the latest episode of Crackers & Grape Juice, Morgan and I caught up with Wesley Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Doug Powe. We had a conversation about urban theology and ways churches can rally together in times whefoe most UM churches are trying to brace for what is to come.
I find it interesting in our conversation that when it comes to larger churches helping small churches, either in urban or suburban contexts, we (Morgan & I) immediately went to financial support. While financial support is definitely something we need to examine there are many other ways for these necessary partnerships to manifest themselves. Often the financial partnerships lead to awkward relationships where one party feels as though they owe something to the other. This is not how the body of Christ is supposed operate.
Dr. Powe also recently took over as the Director of the Lewis Center For Church Leadership. The Lewis Center is the premier resource for church leadership. Whether you need help with a stewardship campaign or are looking for ideas and resources for evangelism, the Lewis Center has you covered.
From the Lewis Center:
We are pleased to announce that effective July 1, the Rev. Dr. F. Douglas Powe, Jr., will become the Director of the Lewis Center for Church Leadership. We are equally pleased that founding director Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., will remain on the Lewis Center staff as Senior Consultant to write, teach, and consult with denominational leaders.
Learn more about this transition in the video below.
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Get ready for all the freedom, liberty, and patriotic stuff you can handle!
In this episode the Hauerwasian Mafia sent Jason and Teer to talk with Tripp Fuller of HBC about the predicament of faith, freedom, and the conflicting calls to allegiance that color the American landscape.
Genesis 24, Zechariah 9.9-12, Romans 7.15-25a, Matthew 11.16-19, 25-30
Taylor recorded the episode by himself as he and Teer moved to new appointments last week and the team couldn’t get it all together. Have mercy.
Jason’s man-crush and former teacher, David Bentley Hart, returns to the podcast to dish on Donald Trump, conservatives who complain about Pope Francis, and Christian charity in the public square.