18 episodes

John Raines and Dan Koch explore philosophical and theological topics to help individuals who have deconstructed their worldviews through the process of reconstructing their worldviews.

Reconstruct John Raines and Dan Koch

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 238 Ratings

John Raines and Dan Koch explore philosophical and theological topics to help individuals who have deconstructed their worldviews through the process of reconstructing their worldviews.

    Postmodernism, The Bible, and Truth

    Postmodernism, The Bible, and Truth

    John and Dan share their responses to their interview with theologian Kevin Vanhoozer. Most of their discussion revolves around the validity of postmodernism, the interpretation of the Bible, and the nature of truth.

    • 53 min
    Kevin Vanhoozer—Postmodern Philosophy & Christian Theology

    Kevin Vanhoozer—Postmodern Philosophy & Christian Theology

    John and Dan speak with theologian Kevin Vanhoozer about postmodern philosophy and Christian theology. Vanhoozer is the author of several serious works of philosophical theology, all of which can be found here: https://www.amazon.com/Kevin-J.-Vanhoozer/e/B001HCYU2O%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share.
    Of particular interest is his book "Is There a Meaning in this Text?" If you enjoyed this episode, you will similarly enjoy this book. Very thought-provoking and highly recommended.

    • 46 min
    Deconstruction and Reconstruction

    Deconstruction and Reconstruction

    John Raines and Dan Koch provide updates on their recent processes of deconstruction and reconstruction.

    • 48 min
    Matthew Kaemingk—Theology and Culture

    Matthew Kaemingk—Theology and Culture

    Season 1 Finale: Dr. Matthew Kaemingk speaks with John and Dan about Theology and Culture. We discuss the nature of worldview and assumptions, cultural deconstruction, political theology, the contours of a Christian redemption story, and a theology of work and vocation. It’s likely the best episode of the whole season.

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    • 54 min
    Adam Clark—Spiritual Practices and Contemplation

    Adam Clark—Spiritual Practices and Contemplation

    Adam Clark speaks with John and Dan about spiritual practices, contemplation, and moral formation. His perspectives are insightful because all too often we tend to understand our Christian faith primarily in terms of beliefs and ideas instead of practices and life trajectories. Clark’s argument is that theology is actually rooted both in ideas and in the active pursuit of love and justice.
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    • 30 min
    Rita Kowats’s Story—Catholic to Mennonite

    Rita Kowats’s Story—Catholic to Mennonite

    Rita Kowats walks John and Dan through her story of deconstruction and reconstruction—from being a Catholic to becoming a Mennonite. Her story is uniquely rooted in social justice, the contemplative tradition, and mystic theology. You can find her writings at https://spiritualitywithoutborders.wordpress.com/

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
238 Ratings

238 Ratings

DavidGreenwood ,

Finally!

Love the engaging, intellectual discussion. It’s tough being a thinking believer without resources like this. Thanks and keep this program going.

Brianjralph ,

Very thoughtful and engaging

Love this podcast. Very nice intellectually stimulating

Luke Heberle ,

Asks the Right Questions

The guys ask the right questions. They ask hermeneutical/interpretive questions assessing how we get to a particular understanding of Scripture rather skipping this step and demanding the text to tell us something. I see this as the new wave of evangelical intellectualism (not sure if the guys would agree with that).
I think American evangelicalism is late to this game- a presupposition of modernist inerrancy is not debated in most of the rest of the evangelical world. But this podcast is an excellent grappling with the right questions to place American theology back on track. Great guests, great ideas. Two setbacks however: 1. Many of the guys’ notions of authority are humanist and individualistic. While inerrancy is bad, authority is not, yet it often seems that the guys place Scripture’s attributes as subservient to reason and philosophy. I suppose this is a legitimate approach to theology, but it undermines Scripture’s authority to some degree.
2. It often sounds like it’s being shared from a script- But it’s also too informal to be a lecture. You can’t passively listen.

Bottom line- listen to this podcast if you’re an American evangelical because it will ask the question you never knew needed to be asked.

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