If anyone is in Christ, that person is part of the new creation. However, living in the new creation isn't easy, it takes honesty with God, vulnerability with one another, and the empowerment of the Spirit. These conversations with Christian scholars, pastors, and lay-leaders - hosted by pastor and theologian Dr. Scott Daniels - are meant to encourage, inform, and expand the imagination of those seeking to live as a reflection of Christ's new creation.
New Creation Conversations Episode 013 - Dr. Dan Boone
Dr. Dan Boone is president of Trevecca Nazarene University and the author of several books including, A Very Good God in a Badly Broken World, Answers for Chicken Little: A No-Nonsense Look at the Book of Revelation, and A Charitable Discourse: Talking About the Things that Divide Us.
Pastor Scott and Dan discuss the challenges of the last two years, how to read the book of Revelation, and some the amazing missional things happening through Christian higher education. In particular, they talk about Dan's two recent contributions to the Shaped by Scripture series (from The Foundry Publishing) on the books of Revelation and Acts.
New Creation Conversations Episode 012 - Dr. Kara Lyons-Pardue
Dr. Kara Lyons-Pardue is Professor of New Testament studies at Point Loma Nazarene University. Scott and Kara talk about her research on the Gospel of Mark, Paul's Epistle to Philemon, and the role of women in the ministry of Jesus. Kara is also the co-editor of a book entitled Following Jesus: Prophet, Priest, King - from the Foundry Publishing.
Kara's delight in her calling to pursue biblical studies is fully evident in this conversation. Listeners will be encouraged by her contagious curiosity and delight in both studying and sharing God's Word.
New Creation Conversations Episode 011 - Dr. Brad Kelle and Dr. Stephanie Smith-Matthews
Episode eleven is a conversation with two specialists in Old Testament studies and colleagues who teach together at Point Loma Nazarene University - Dr. Brad Kelle and Dr. Stephanie Smith-Matthews. Together they have edited Encountering the God of Love: Portraits of the Old Testament which includes essays from many of the Old Testament scholars from around the Church of the Nazarene.
Scott, Stephanie, and Brad not only talk about their new book but they also have a conversation about their unique specializations including women in the Old Testament, exile, prophetic imagination, and stories of moral injury.
New Creation Conversations Episode 010 - Dr. Michael Lodahl
Episode ten of New Creation Conversations is with Dr. Michael Lodahl - Professor of Theology and World Religions at Point Loma Nazarene University. Mike is finishing his 33rd year of teaching: 22 years at Point Loma and 11 years at Northwest Nazarene University. He is an alum of NNU and also has a MDiv degree from Nazarene Theological Seminary and a PhD from Emory University.
Mike has written or edited eleven books and has served as a pastor to congregations in California, Georgia, and Idaho.
In their conversation, Mike and Scott talk about three or four key theological themes that are central to much of Mike's work in such books as The Story of God, Renewal in Love, Relational Holiness, God of Nature and of Grace, When Love Bends Down, and Claiming Abraham.
New Creation Conversations Episode 009 - Dr. Sam Vassel
New Creation Conversations Episode 009 is a with Dr. Sam Vassel - District Superintendent of the Metro New York District in the Church of the Nazarene. Before becoming DS in Metro New York, Dr. Vassel served as lead pastor of the historic Bronx Bethany Church of the Nazarene for eighteen years.
Sam grew up in Jamaica and graduated from West Indies University. He also has a MA degree from Wheaton Graduate School in New Testament Studies and earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Columbia Theological Seminary. Prior to joining the Church of the Nazarene, Sam pastored, taught theology, and served as a bishop in the Holiness denomination that had been his home church in the Caribbean.
Drs. Daniels and Vassel have a great conversation about Sam's journey in ministry, the challenge of ministry in a great urban and diverse city like New York, the on-going work of racial reconciliation in the church, a theology of Jubilee, and what is making Sam hopeful in these days for the future of the church.
New Creation Conversations Episode 008 - Dr. Scot McKnight
New Creation Conversations episode 8 (a bonus episode) is with Dr. Scot McKnight - the Julius R. Mantley Chair of New Testament at Northern Seminary. He hold degrees from Cornerstone University, Trinity Evangelical Seminary, and the University of Notingham. Scot is a well-known speaker, writer, professor and authority on the historical Jesus, early Christianity, and the New Testament. In addition to the publication of several significant books, Scot's blog - Jesus Creed - is a leading blog and source for Christian faith.
In this conversation, Dr. McKnight and Dr. Daniels discuss several of Scot's books including The King Jesus Gospel, A Community Called Atonement, Kingdom Conspiracy, and his most recent book - co-authored with his daughter Laura - A Church Called Tov: Forming a Goodness Culture that Resists Abuses of Power and Promotes Healing.
What an encouragement
What a joy to hear Dr. Daniels discuss how we can bring about and embody the kingdom of God with other brilliant, thoughtful people. I have yet to hear him mention Tohu Va-bohu, but other than that I have thoroughly enjoyed this podcast. Keep up the good work Dr. Daniels! I look forward to future conversations that will continue to encourage me in my faith and remind me that we are not alone as we journey towards a New Creation.
Loved every minute!
Your chat with Brent Strawn was encouraging and enlightening. Can’t wait to hear more.
Looking forward to more episodes.