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Seminary Dropout- It’s not full on academia like in seminary, but that’s not to say that theology nerds won’t like it as well, because it’s not Youth Camp either. There’s no Greek or Hebrew translation home work, but there are also no trust falls. There will be fun, insightful, personal, thoughtful and engaging interviews with Christian leaders, thinkers, bloggers, authors and theologians.

Seminary Dropout Shane Blackshear: Interviews with N.T. Wright, Christena Cleveland, Greg Boyd & More!

    • Christianity
    • 4.7 • 337 Ratings

Seminary Dropout- It’s not full on academia like in seminary, but that’s not to say that theology nerds won’t like it as well, because it’s not Youth Camp either. There’s no Greek or Hebrew translation home work, but there are also no trust falls. There will be fun, insightful, personal, thoughtful and engaging interviews with Christian leaders, thinkers, bloggers, authors and theologians.

    218: NT Wright on American Politics, and His Newest Book “Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World”

    218: NT Wright on American Politics, and His Newest Book “Broken Signposts: How Christianity Makes Sense of the World”

    • 53 min
    OnRamp S3E1: Welcome Back! Kerri Introduces The Cultural Humility and Antioppressive Leadership Model

    OnRamp S3E1: Welcome Back! Kerri Introduces The Cultural Humility and Antioppressive Leadership Model

    Hosted by Kerri Fisher & Shane Blackshear



















    Be sure to listen to seasons 1 & 2 before starting season 3!















    7E Model for Cultural Humility and Antioppressive Living

    • 42 min
    217 – Real Life Epidemiologist, Dr. Emily Smith Answers Our Covid 19 Questions.

    217 – Real Life Epidemiologist, Dr. Emily Smith Answers Our Covid 19 Questions.

    This Week on Seminary Dropout…















    Emily Smith, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University, is an adjunct assistant professor at DGHI. Her research interests include global surgery, health systems strengthening in low-income countries, capacity building and surgical service scale-up modeling. Currently, her research takes place in Uganda, Nigeria, Somaliland and Latin America.







    Before joining the faculty at Baylor, Dr. Smith was a research scholar at DGHI for two years. Prior to DGHI, her work at the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill (UNC-CH) involved utilizing epidemiological methods, mathematical modeling techniques and cost-effectiveness research to determine effectiveness of various testing strategies among HIV exposed infants in sub-Saharan Africa. During her time at Scott & White Healthcare in Temple, Texas, she worked to develop, implement, and evaluate models of caregivers of family members with Alzheimers or dementia.







    Dr. Smith received her PhD in epidemiology from the Gillings School of Public Health at UNC-CH and an MSPH from the University of South Carolina.







    Follow Emily on her Facebook page: facebook.com/friendlyneighborepidemiologist/







    Other Experts Emily is Following:







    Dr. Anthony Fauci – all things COVIDDr. Sanjay Gupta – all things COVIDDr. Ralph Baric – COVID treatment (the big treatment in the news is in his lab!. Emily knows Dr. Baric personally.)Dr. Peter Hotez – COVID vaccine (Emily also knows Dr. Hotez personally.)







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    • 1 hr 5 min
    216 – Are Christians Supposed to be Pacifists? With Ron Sider.

    216 – Are Christians Supposed to be Pacifists? With Ron Sider.

    This Week on Seminary Dropout…







    Ronald J. Sider, whose book Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger has been called one of the top 100 books in religion in the twentieth century, is a well-known evangelical speaker, writer, and editor. Holding a PhD in history from Yale University, Ron Sider is president of Evangelicals for Social Action, director of the Sider Center on Ministry and Public Policy, and a professor at Palmer Theological Seminary. He is also a contributing editor of Christianity Today and an ordained minister in the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches. Sider has written more than thirty books, including Christ and Violence, Living Like Jesus, Just Politics, Just Generosity, The Scandal of the Evangelical Conscience, and I Am Not a Social Activist. Ron Sider lives with his wife Arbutus in Lansdale, Pennsylvania.







    Follow Ron on his blog ronsiderblog.substack.com.



















    What does Jesus have to say about violence, just war, and killing? Does Jesus ever want his disciples to kill in order to resist evil and promote peace and justice?



    This book by noted theologian and bestselling author Ronald J. Sider provides a career capstone statement on biblical peacemaking. Sider makes a strong case for the view that Jesus calls his disciples to love, and never kill, their enemies. He explains that there are never only two options: to kill or to do nothing in the face of tyranny and brutality. There is always a third possibility: vigorous, nonviolent resistance. If we believe that Jesus is Lord, then we disobey him when we set aside what he taught about killing and ignore his command to love our enemies.



    This thorough, comprehensive treatment of a topic of perennial concern vigorously engages with the just war tradition and issues a challenge to all Christians, especially evangelicals, to engage in biblical peacemaking. The book includes a foreword by Stanley Hauerwas.”



    -From the Publisher







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    • 49 min
    215 – Cyd & Jeff Holsclaw On Their New Book “Does God Really Like Me?: Discovering the God Who Wants to Be With Us”

    215 – Cyd & Jeff Holsclaw On Their New Book “Does God Really Like Me?: Discovering the God Who Wants to Be With Us”

    This Week on Seminary Dropout…







    Cyd Holsclaw is a pastor at Vineyard North in Grand Rapids, Michigan, as well as a ministry and life coach and spiritual director.







    Geoff Holsclaw (PhD, Marquette University) is also a pastor at Vineyard North, as well as affiliate professor of theology at Northern Seminary in Lisle, Illinois, and coauthor of Prodigal Christianity.















    “I guess I believe that God loves me. But does he like me?” We all know what it’s like to feel overlooked, disconnected, and ashamed. We might believe in God’s love in the abstract, but we often live our lives without experiencing it in any deep or lasting way. Pastors Cyd and Geoff Holsclaw understand this―indeed, they’ve felt it themselves. In this warm, engaging book, they explain from the story of Scripture that God not only likes us and wants to be with us, he also wants to work through us to bless the whole world. Filled with personal stories and simple, clear teaching from the Bible, Does God Really Like Me? applies the good news of the gospel to the shame and disconnection that we all experience in our everyday lives. God wants to be with us―we belong in his presence. And from that place of belonging, we can bless the whole world with the message of God’s love.-From the Publisher







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    • 46 min
    214 – Matthew Bates, Author of “Gospel Allegiance”. Do We Even Know What the Gospel Is?!

    214 – Matthew Bates, Author of “Gospel Allegiance”. Do We Even Know What the Gospel Is?!

    This Week on Seminary Dropout…















    Matthew W. Bates (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is associate professor of theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. He is the author of Salvation by Allegiance Alone, named the Jesus Creed 2017 Book of the Year and one of the Best Books of 2017 by Englewood Review of Books. He has also written The Birth of the Trinity and The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation. Bates is cofounder and cohost of the popular OnScript podcast.















    Is faith in Jesus enough for salvation? Perhaps, says Matthew Bates, but we’re missing pieces of the gospel. The biblical gospel can never change. Yet our understanding of the gospel must change. The church needs an allegiance shift.



    Popular pastoral resources on the gospel are causing widespread confusion. Bates shows that the biblical gospel is different, fuller, and more beautiful than we have been led to believe. He explains that saving faith doesn’t come through trust in Jesus’s death on the cross alone but through allegiance to Christ the king. There is only one true gospel and one required response: allegiance.



    Bates ignited conversation with his successful and influential book Salvation by Allegiance Alone. Here he goes deeper while making his acclaimed teaching on salvation more accessible and experiential for believers who want to better understand and share the gospel. Gospel Allegiance includes a guide for further conversation, making it ideal for church groups, pastors, leaders, and students.



    -From the Publisher







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    • 1 hr 9 min

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337 Ratings

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Listening for 4 years, still going

I discovered Shane’s podcast during a critical period in my spiritual life. Much has changed since then, but his gentle, reflective style and gift for establishing rapport with both guest and listener remains as strong as ever. So many of these interviews have broadened my perspective and helped me form a vocabulary for past church experiences along with the church I envision and long for. Most of all, it’s helped me hold on to hope that there’s room for faith, doubt, and community in my journey toward a healthier spiritual life. To Shane, his guests, and the family and friends that support them, thank you for doing what you’re doing, I wish you all the best.

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Women in ministry sermon

Thank you for sharing your women in ministry sermon with the world. Thank you for hiring your new female pastor. As a woman in ministry myself we need the voices of men who support women, not because we are women but because we are human beings-beloved children of God.

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