149 episodes

The Zeitcast is a daily podcast that aims to speak to the spirit of the moment we are in. Exploring the intersections of spirituality and pop culture/news/film/music, Jonathan Martin and guests speak to the spirit of the times with equal parts wonder and irreverence.

The Zeitcast with Jonathan Martin Jonathan Martin

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 190 Ratings

The Zeitcast is a daily podcast that aims to speak to the spirit of the moment we are in. Exploring the intersections of spirituality and pop culture/news/film/music, Jonathan Martin and guests speak to the spirit of the times with equal parts wonder and irreverence.

    What Is God Like? A Conversation with Matthew Paul Turner

    What Is God Like? A Conversation with Matthew Paul Turner

    This episode of the Zeitcast features Matthew Paul Turner co-author of the recent book What is God Like. Here’s a note from Jonathan. “I can’t tell you what a soul-stirring, hope-building, heart-rending conversation I had with William Paul Turner focusing in on this was new book with the late @rachelheldevans is a gift that people of any & every age need, & I cannot recommend it highly enough. Thank you for this exquisite book and conversation—I am so much richer for them both.
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    Edited and produced by Joel Everson

    • 1 hr 11 min
    A Sermon On Blaspheming the Holy Spirit with Jonathan Martin

    A Sermon On Blaspheming the Holy Spirit with Jonathan Martin

    This episode features Jonathan’s sermon, On blaspheming the Holy Spirit. This sober text haunted me much of my life. What would it mean to commit the unpardonable sin? What could I do that would be so bad that not even God would forgive it? Now I’m convinced that this text is even more haunting than ever, & it does even strike a kind of fear in me—but not in the way it used to. How can we keep from becoming the kinds of people who “saw off the very branch on which we are sitting?”When people are seen as being too inclusive and expansive in proclaiming God’s love, they are often accused of having it upside down—of calling evil good. But in this passage, it’s opposite of that: people see clear goodness, kindness, and beauty, and still label it evil. Why is it so dangerous to call good, evil? Who puts their own soul in danger—the ones who sees no limit to the mercy of God, or the one who denies the image of God in their neighbor? Controversially, we dare to claim that the truest and deepest danger is not in who we exclude. And that whatever harm we might do in keeping our people from the community of God (and attempt to do what cannot be done—keep them them from the One who inaugurated this new community), is not nearly as great as the harm we do to ourselves when we refuse to recognize the goodness in plain sight in front of us.

    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sonofapreacherman/
    Visit Jonathan's Website: http://www.jonathanmartinwords.com/
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    Edited and produced by Joel Everson

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Building Something: A Word for Trinity Sunday

    Building Something: A Word for Trinity Sunday

    Today’s episode features a sermon given by Jonathan at the Table OKC service on Trinity Sunday. This profound message delivered on one of Jonathans favorite days in the Traditional Church Calendar addresses the beauty of building something. The God revealed as Trinity is always creating something new. Jonathan centers on the question, “If joining in this divine flow means building something, what are you being called to build?”
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    Edited and produced by Joel Everson

    • 44 min
    In Conversation with Kurt Willems

    In Conversation with Kurt Willems

    Today’s episode features a conversation with Kurt Willems. Kurt Kurt Willems (MDiv, MA) is the founding pastor of Pangea Church. Also a writer, blogger, podcaster and speaker, he maintains the resource website Theology Curator, which is also the name of the podcast he hosts (formerly called, The Paulcast). Kurt is passionate about taking dense ideas and communicating them in ways that are empowering for people in all walks of life. He holds a master of divinity degree from Fresno Pacific Biblical Seminary and a master's degree in comparative religion from the University of Washington. His wife, Lauren, is a special education teacher. They have two young daughters.
    In the episode Jonathan and Kurt spend time discussing Kurt’s book, Echoing Hope: How the Humanity of Jesus Redeems our Pain, which Jonathan endorsed.
    This is a wonderful conversation focusing on reclaiming a robust understating of the humanity of Jesus and how that can inform us particularly during challenging times.
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sonofapreacherman/
    Visit Jonathan's Website: http://www.jonathanmartinwords.com/
    Watch The Zeitcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCdHzTuNKhTK-AZjfmkxQiww
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    Edited and produced by Joel Everson

    • 47 min
    Outrageous: Jesus in a culture of outrage

    Outrageous: Jesus in a culture of outrage

    In a culture of perpetual outrage, the story of Jesus cleansing the temple is a provocative one in multiple directions. How do we discern what is and what is not worth being outraged over? What does the passion/"anger" of God look like, and when is anger justified? Is God's anger ever violent? Is it our job to "tone police" anybody else's anger? And when we see the heat of God over injustice in a text like this one, should it matter that we are, in fact, well...not Jesus?
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sonofapreacherman/
    Visit Jonathan's Website: http://www.jonathanmartinwords.com/
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    Edited and produced by Joel Everson

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Journey of Lent with Jonathan Martin

    The Journey of Lent with Jonathan Martin

    The episode features a sermon given by Jonathan at The Table OKC. In this message Jonathan invites us to trust the spirit and go on this lenten journey- knowing that if the spirit is leading it will always be headed toward resurrection.
    Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sonofapreacherman/
    Visit Jonathan's Website: http://www.jonathanmartinwords.com/
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    Please rate, review, share, and subscribe!
    Edited and produced by Joel Everson

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
190 Ratings

190 Ratings

JamieMarie77 ,

Honest

Thanks for discussing the heavy topics. I find your honest and thought-provoking content so valuable.

baciodty ,

Kudos and concern

I really enjoy your podcast and your hitting the difficult topics head on. I also like how you interview guests. It is relevant and has great depth.
I do have a concern. I feel that your producer sounds so creepy when he introduces each episode. Both the way he speaks and the music he uses just do not seem to fit the style of the podcast. It is tough to get past. And his bump music is 8 measures too long.

Avi g, ,

Day after the coup

Thank you so much for the love and clarity that you have spoken into this topic. Thank you for making an absolute stand on the side of justice and love. This is encouraging in an oftentimes hopeless situation and time in history. From a woman of color and faith, this means so much. I hope and pray that there are many more who will hear your message and have a softening of the heart towards their fellow humans.

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