The Kingdom Roots Podcast with Scot McKnight is a conversation about how the Kingdom took root then and how it takes root now. Kingdom Root conversations with Scot McKnight will give clarity to the context of the New Testament and how that context informs the Church today.
Dr. Scot McKnight is the Julius R. Mantey Chair of New Testament at Northern Seminary.
Learn more about Northern Seminary’s Master’s of Arts in New Testament at http://www.seminary.edu/mant/
Questions on Spiritual Abuse (Part 1) - KR 169
Since writing "A Church Called Tov," Scot McKnight and Laura Barringer have received numerous questions on how to navigate situations in churches that lack the presence of TOV. In this episode, Scot and Laura tackle these questions and more around spiritual abuse. Scot and Laura guide how to work through these difficult situations and attempt to foster the TOV God desires to be present in the church.
Pastoring in America (Conversation with Steve & Sarah Carter) - KR 168
Steve and Sarah Carter have had the opportunity to serve with some of this century's most influential churches. They share what they have learned through the good and challenging moments from their journey. Pastoring a church in America's current cultural moment is challenging at best. Steve and Sarah share many insightful observations that will help you foster the Kingdom taking root in your church's context.
Learn more about Steve and Sarah's ministry at https://www.stevecarter.org/
When Narcissism Comes to Church (Conversation with Chuck DeGroat) - KR 167
Chuck DeGroat has been counseling pastors with Narcissistic Personality Disorder, as well as those wounded by narcissistic leaders and systems, for over twenty years. He knows firsthand the devastation narcissism leaves in its wake and how insidious and painful it is.
In this episode of Kingdom Roots, Scot and Laura join Chuck to take a close look at narcissism, not only in ministry leaders but also in church systems. Chuck offers insight about how to share compassion and hope for those affected by its destructive power and imparts wise counsel for churches looking to heal from its systemic effects.
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Redeeming Power (Conversation with Diane Langberg) - KR 167
In this episode, Scot and Laura talk with Diane Langberg. She is an internationally recognized psychologist and counselor with forty-seven years of experience. She speaks regularly on abuse and trauma all over the world. She recently wrote a book entitled Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church.
Power has a God-given role in human relationships and institutions, but it can lead to abuse when used in unhealthy ways. Speaking into current #MeToo and #ChurchToo conversations, this book shows that the body of Christ desperately needs to understand the form's power takes, how it is abused, and how to respond to abuses of power.
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Jesus and John Wayne (Conversation with Kristin Kobes Du Mez) - KR 166
How did a libertine who lacks even the most basic knowledge of the Christian faith win 81 percent of the white evangelical vote in 2016? And why have white evangelicals become a presidential reprobate’s staunchest supporters?
Scot and Laura investigate these questions evaluated by acclaimed historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez. She asks these questions and more in Jesus and John Wayne, which delves beyond facile headlines to explain how white evangelicals have brought us to our fractured political moment. Challenging the commonly held assumption that the “moral majority” backed Donald Trump for purely pragmatic reasons, Du Mez reveals that Donald Trump in fact represents the fulfillment, rather than the betrayal, of white evangelicals’ most deeply held values.
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Who Was the Mary of Christmas? - KR 165
What do we know about the mother of Jesus?
Would you like to meet the real Mary of Nazareth? The real Mary was an unwed, pregnant, teenage girl living in first-century Palestine. And yet, from the moment she learned of God's plan for the Messiah, she showed herself to be a woman of courage, humility, and resolve.
In this sermon, Scot McKnight shows us how this seemingly insignificant woman was used by God to shift the tectonic plates of history. You may never look at the powder blue figurine in your nativity scene the same way again!
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Customer ReviewsSee All
Clear, timely, generous
Scott McNight and his guests bring clarity to the chaos of contemporary Christian theology in the West. They also share practical tools for being apprenticed to Jesus. I know of no other Christian podcast that combines such depth of scholarship with such practicality and clarity for the average listener. Bravo!
Love this podcast. I’ve learned so much from Scot. I found myself excited every morning to listen to the newest episode.
Great content, low audio quality
I would listening to the podcast MORE if the audio quality was better. Its so hard to hear Scott and some of the other guests that it makes listening tedious. Five stars when the audio gets worked out!