91 episodes

Theology Curator is hosted by Kurt Willems (formerly, The Paulcast). Each episode reflects on a theological, formational, or cultural theme. We might dig into the life and letters of a radical Jewish teacher named Paul; converse about a pressing contemporary issue; reflect on the nature of following Jesus today; or even remedy doom-and-gloom preaching with a good old fashioned dose of hope.

This show is an invitation to build bridges between the first century world of the earliest Christ-followers into the twenty-first century reality we now inhabit. The Jesus we excavate from the rubble of tradition might just surprise us all.

Theology Curator with Kurt Willems Kurt Willems

    • Christianity
    • 4.9, 11 Ratings

Theology Curator is hosted by Kurt Willems (formerly, The Paulcast). Each episode reflects on a theological, formational, or cultural theme. We might dig into the life and letters of a radical Jewish teacher named Paul; converse about a pressing contemporary issue; reflect on the nature of following Jesus today; or even remedy doom-and-gloom preaching with a good old fashioned dose of hope.

This show is an invitation to build bridges between the first century world of the earliest Christ-followers into the twenty-first century reality we now inhabit. The Jesus we excavate from the rubble of tradition might just surprise us all.

    Jay Kim - Analog vs. Digital Church (and pandemics) [EP-89]

    Jay Kim - Analog vs. Digital Church (and pandemics) [EP-89]

    Jay Kim, pastor and author, chats with Kurt Willems about his book, Analog Church: Why We Need Real People, Places, and Things in the Digital Age. Jay's book looks at the importance of incarnation and human to human engagement in church communities. He then, after the first interview (which took place just prior to the pandemic) he returns with some additional thoughts on how to apply his wisdom in a pandemic. 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Dan Kent: Confident Humility [EP-88]

    Dan Kent: Confident Humility [EP-88]

    Dan Kent, the host of Apologies and Explanations with Greg Boyd, talks about his book, Confident Humility. Beyond the podcast and authorship, Dan is the editor at ReKnew.org, and a teaching pastor at Woodland Hills Church. 

    • 41 min
    Dennis Edwards: What is the Bible? [EP-87]

    Dennis Edwards: What is the Bible? [EP-87]

    This interview with Dennis Edwards about his new book, What is the Bible and How Do We Understand it?, was fun. It is a short, helpful, and comprehensive guide for how to step wisely into the study of the Scriptures. Also check out his Twitter account here: https://twitter.com/RevDrDre

    • 47 min
    Cara Meredith: Racial Justice and Love [EP-86]

    Cara Meredith: Racial Justice and Love [EP-86]

    Cara Meredith joins the show to discuss her book, The Color of Life: A Journey Toward Love and Racial Justice. This book explores her journey of falling in love with the son of a civil rights icon, as well as expanding her awareness of what it means to truly love others with different racial identities. 

    Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cdcyi3

    • 54 min
    Walter Brueggemann: Materiality as Resistance [EP-85]

    Walter Brueggemann: Materiality as Resistance [EP-85]

    Scholar Walter Brueggemann joins Kurt to discuss his new book, Materiality as Resistance. Here's what Kurt said in his endorsement: "Materiality as Resistance, if we put into practice its wise and radical vision of human flourishing, has the power to transform persons, churches, communities, and our world."

    Get it at Amazon: https://amzn.to/3cdcyi3

    • 49 min
    Paul's "Faith" Language w/ Nijay Gupta [EP-84]

    Paul's "Faith" Language w/ Nijay Gupta [EP-84]

    Prolific author and biblical scholar, Nijay Gupta, joins Kurt to discuss his book, Paul and the Language of Faith - https://amzn.to/2SLmZBJ

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Spinido ,

Bitesized pieces of theology

I really enjoy these informative nuggets of theology/history, they are well informed but perhaps more importantly they are guided by a sense of love and humanity (I think, at least). Thanks!

asiaton ,

Balanced, Clear, Concise

I have listened almost half of the episodes so far and have to say these are really well done. You can tell that Kurt has prepared them well - he sounds very natural, the arguments advance logically and you cannot tell whether he is relying on notes. Interviews are super good and add to the value significantly. Also, Kurt shares honestly about his road from traditional evangelism towards "new perspective"-ish view. I appreciate that Kurt speaks respectfully about all traditions (except some extreme parties) including his old one. Often, however, he uses rhetorics: "I once thought (ignorantly)..." but "now I know (and most scholars agree)." If I have to critique something it is the lenght of the advertisements but if I have my hands free it is no problem to skip these on my phone (while commuting, doing dishes...).

bdtrigg ,

In-depth intro to Pauline scholarship

What a wonderful resource to have a podcast all about Paul! Great intro to Pauline studies, from a nice guy

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