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/
Identifying Toxicity in Your Church - KR 199
Secrecy, hierarchy, and loyalty can easily mix together to create toxicity in a church.
Scot & Laura go through these signs and other indicators that a toxic culture is present. Toxic cultures inevitably harm the people in the organization. Get guidance from this conversation on what signs to be looking for and what questions to ask if you think toxicity might be present.
The Struggle to Stay with Katie Gaddini - KR 198
Why are single Evangelical women leaving the church?
Evangelical Christianity is often thought of as oppressive to women. The #MeToo era, when many women hit a breaking point with rampant sexism, has also reached evangelical communities. Yet more than thirty million women in the United States still identify as evangelical. Why do so many women remain in male-dominated churches that marginalize them, and why do others leave? In each case, what does this cost them?
In this episode of Kingdom Roots, Scot and Laura talk to Katie about her new book. "The Struggle to Stay" is an intimate and insightful portrait of single women’s experiences in evangelical churches.
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Called to Faithfulness with Ivan Ramirez | Everyday Pastors Series - KR 197
No two people have the same route to serving in ministry.
Ivan Ramirez shares his powerful story of accepting Jesus while in prison and then how he went on to become a Pastor. Regardless of what the journey to serve God in ministry looks like, God always invites his people to faithfulness. Listen to this episode as Ivan, Scot, and Laura explore this powerful reality.
Pursuing Wisdom as Pastors with Doug McPherson | Everyday Pastors Series - KR 196
Going through a difficult season like the Covid Pandemic puts enormous challenges on pastors.
Doug McPherson talks with Scot and Laura about the wisdom he uncovered walking through the pandemic. Every church is a fellowship of differents and that requires intentional wisdom to nurture goodness.
Leading through Change with Ernest Ledbetter | Everyday Pastor Series - KR 195
*Audio Warning* - Portions of Ernest's audio were corrupted in recording but are still audible.
Leading through change is something that every church leader will have to Navigate.
Ernest Ledbetter's family has been in ministry for generations. Scot and Laura talk with Ernest about the many changes and challenges his church faced through covid and the growth through challenges that they experienced. Ernest has learned to navigate all kinds of challenges and he unpacks how his church community has taught him how to navigate those changes with wisdom.
Pastoring in Chaos with Melissa Pillman | Everyday Pastors Series - KR 194
Pastoring in the midst of a pandemic has been challenging.
Melissa Pillman (Pastor of Missio Dei Wrigleyville) sits down with Scot and Laura to process the difficult moments and growth that have come from the last few years of pastoring. Finding hope as a pastor is possible in the midst of chaos.
This is the first episode in a multi-part series exploring the joys and challenges of everyday pastors.
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!
Jesus’ most neglected teachings...
More people & podcasts are talking these days about the things Jesus taught (in the 4 gospels), but there are a few of his teachings that almost never get serious coverage. Several references (EXCLUDING the “rich young ruler”) are made in Luke about selling all of one’s possessions & giving to the poor and then this teaching is shown to be taken seriously by the time we get to the book of Acts (end of chapters 2 & 4).
Another powerful & often neglected paradigm-changing (IF taken at face value) teaching of Jesus is found in Mt. 6:24; Lk. 16:13-14). This has been called the “Two Masters teaching”, one being God/Love and the other/opposite one being money.
Take a leap of faith and dive deep into these teachings! ✌🏼
Fix audio. Thanks.