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The Kingdom Roots Podcast with Scot McKnight and Cody Matchett facilitates conversations about how the Kingdom took root 'then' and how it takes root 'now.'

Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham) is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor, and equipper of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Portuguese. He is the author of The Jesus Creed, The Blue Parakeet, The King Jesus Gospel, Revelation for the Rest of Us, numerous commentaries, and is now writing a sixteen-volume series of reflections called The Everyday Bible Study.

Cody Matchett is a pastor, professor of Bible and Theology (Tehillah Ministry School), and writer from Calgary Alberta Canada. He is the co-author of Revelation for the Rest of Us with Zondervan Reflective, the co-host of Kingdom Roots Podcast, and a PhD student at Ridley College exploring character in the Graeco-Roman World. He lives in Calgary Alberta with his wife Brianna, a counselling-therapist (Garden Counselling Services), his daughter Aletheia Theodora and his son Atticus Ignatius.

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    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.6 • 270 Ratings

The Kingdom Roots Podcast with Scot McKnight and Cody Matchett facilitates conversations about how the Kingdom took root 'then' and how it takes root 'now.'

Scot McKnight (PhD, University of Nottingham) is a world-renowned speaker, writer, professor, and equipper of the Church. He is a recognized authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. His books have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian, and Portuguese. He is the author of The Jesus Creed, The Blue Parakeet, The King Jesus Gospel, Revelation for the Rest of Us, numerous commentaries, and is now writing a sixteen-volume series of reflections called The Everyday Bible Study.

Cody Matchett is a pastor, professor of Bible and Theology (Tehillah Ministry School), and writer from Calgary Alberta Canada. He is the co-author of Revelation for the Rest of Us with Zondervan Reflective, the co-host of Kingdom Roots Podcast, and a PhD student at Ridley College exploring character in the Graeco-Roman World. He lives in Calgary Alberta with his wife Brianna, a counselling-therapist (Garden Counselling Services), his daughter Aletheia Theodora and his son Atticus Ignatius.

    Medieval Sermons, The Making of Biblical Womanhood, and The Pastor's Wife With Dr. Beth Allison Barr

    Medieval Sermons, The Making of Biblical Womanhood, and The Pastor's Wife With Dr. Beth Allison Barr

    In this episode Scot McKnight and Cody Matchett talk with Dr. Beth Allison Barr.
    Beth Allison Barr is the James Vardaman Professor of History at Baylor University. She earned her PhD in Medieval History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is the bestselling author of The Making of Biblical Womanhood: How the Subjugation of Women Became Gospel Truth. She is also a pastor’s wife and mom of two great kids.
    https://bethallisonbarr.substack.com/

    https://bethallisonbarr.com/

    Ethereal Vistas by Denis Brodovskyi

    • 47 min
    Paul and the Resurrection of Israel: Jews, Former Gentiles, Israelites With Dr. Jason A. Staples

    Paul and the Resurrection of Israel: Jews, Former Gentiles, Israelites With Dr. Jason A. Staples

    In this episode Scot McKnight and Cody Matchett Talk with Dr. Jason A. Staples about his recent Oxford University Press monograph, Paul and the Resurrection of Israel.
    Jason A. Staples (Ph.D., UNC-Chapel Hill) is an author, historian, speaker, journalist, voice actor, and former American football coach. He is an Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University.
    https://www.jasonstaples.com/
    https://www.amazon.com/Paul-Resurrection-Israel-Gentiles-Israelites/dp/1009376764

    • 58 min
    Women in the World of the Earliest Christians, Doctor of Ministry Programs, and Current Research With Dr. Lynn H. Cohick

    Women in the World of the Earliest Christians, Doctor of Ministry Programs, and Current Research With Dr. Lynn H. Cohick

    In this episode Scot McKnight and Cody Matchett talk with Dr. Lynn H. Cohick
    Dr. Cohick has published commentaries on Ephesians and Philippians, and books and articles on women in the New Testament, Jews and Christians in the ancient world, and early Christian martyrs. She is President of the Institute for Biblical Research, and is a member of the prestigious Society of New Testament Studies. She serves on several editorial boards of journals and monograph series.
    https://www.visualmuseum.gallery/

    https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Lynn+Cohick&i=stripbooks-intl-ship&crid=Y7P6ZPF4KMXJ&sprefix=lynn+cohick%2Cstripbooks-intl-ship%2C186&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

    Ethereal Vistas by Denis Brodovskyi

    • 48 min
    Women in Academia, The Apostle Paul, and the Church With Dr. Lucy Peppiatt

    Women in Academia, The Apostle Paul, and the Church With Dr. Lucy Peppiatt

    In this episode Scot McKnight and Cody Matchett talk with Dr. Lucy Peppiatt.
    Dr. Lucy Peppiatt has been Principal at WTC since 2013. She teaches courses in Christian doctrine and in spiritual formation. She holds bachelor’s degrees in both English and Theology. She completed her MA in Systematic Theology at King’s College, London, and her PhD through the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. Lucy’s research interests are Christ and the Spirit, Charismatic theology, theological anthropology, discipleship, 1 Corinthians, and women in the Bible. Lucy is part of Crossnet Church in Bristol. She is married to Nick Crawley and they have four sons and four daughters-in-law.
    Women and Worship at CorinthUnveiling Paul's WomenRediscovering Scripture's Vision for WomenThe Imago Dei: Humanity Made in the Image of God

    Ethereal Vistas by Denis Brodovskyi

    • 47 min
    Gospel Media: Reading, Writing, and Circulating Jesus Traditions With Dr. Nicholas A. Elder

    Gospel Media: Reading, Writing, and Circulating Jesus Traditions With Dr. Nicholas A. Elder

    New Testament scholars have often relied on outdated assumptions for understanding the composition and circulation of the gospels. This scholarship has spread myths or misconceptions about how the ancients read, wrote, and published texts. 
     Nicholas Elder updates our knowledge of the gospels’ media contexts in this myth-busting academic study. Carefully combing through Greco-Roman primary sources, he exposes what we take for granted about ancient reading cultures and offers new and better ways to understand the gospels. These myths include claims that ancients never read silently and that the canonical gospels were all the same type of text. Elder then sheds light on how early Christian communities used the gospels in diverse ways. Scholars of the gospels and classics alike will find Gospel Media an essential companion in understanding ancient media cultures.
    Dr. Nick Elder (PhD, Marquette University) is Associate Professor of New Testament at the University of Dubuque, where he teaches undergraduate Bible and Theology courses and New Testament, exegesis, and Greek courses in the theological seminary. He is the author of Gospel Media: Reading, Writing, and Circulating Jesus Traditions (Eerdmans, 2024) and The Media Matrix of Early Jewish and Christian Narrative (Bloomsbury, 2019). He is a father of four, a spouse of one, a home renovator, and a distance runner.
    https://www.amazon.com/Gospel-Media-Reading-Circulating-Traditions/dp/0802879217
    https://www.amazon.com/Christian-Narrative-Library-Testament-Studies/dp/0567688100
    Music: Ethereal Vistas by Denis Brodovskyi

    • 48 min
    Kingdom Roots Redivivus

    Kingdom Roots Redivivus

    Redivivus
    Music by Ethereal Vistas by Denis Brodovskyi

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
270 Ratings

270 Ratings

Docmyron ,

Breaking theological boundaries

Over the books and podcasts much of what I grew up with in a fundamental church has been deconstructed and caused reconstruction in my faith. I recommend this podcast to multiple people because they are often like me and need boundaries broken.

radical commie Jesus freak ,

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!

Access Church ,

Common Opinions

I used to love listening to the podcast as it was often theology driven. Since about 2 years ago the views I hear seem to be the same views I can hear if I listen to MSNBC or CNNs view on the Bible for the most part. The language used by the hosts and the guests is often very much cultures view of Christianity. It just seems a little too convenient to always trash evangelicals and never discuss the issues mainline denominations face. If they ever say a bad word it’s about evangelicals and never against any other viewpoint and it grows tiring to hear partisan views. I used to feel challenged by the podcast not it’s just another form of the same noise I hear from most other media outlets. Sadly, one do the frequent things they say is how bad evangelicals are for their beliefs and one reason is because “evangelicals are too critical of opposing views” and it feels like the pot calling the kettle if you know what I mean. I just had to finally unsubscribe and write this review after listening to about 80% of the episodes as I went back and listened from the beginning episodes available. I’d recommend the older ones but anything post 2019 feels like it’s talking points for a liberal theology with no critique of a left wing view and consistent critique of a right wing view. More balance is needed in my opinion.

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