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Episode 68: Doug Pagitt Tells Us How To Out Do Jesus And What John 3:16 Really Mean (Setting The Bible Free, Part 9)

Episode 68: Doug Pagitt Tells Us How To Out Do Jesus And What John 3:16 Really Mean (Setting The Bible Free, Part 9)

November 17, 2019

In today's episode we talk to Doug Pagitt about his new book "Outdoing Jesus".  He talks to us about what it looks like to out do the Son of God and what John 3:16 really means.  

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SPECIAL MUSIC: Will Retherford

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As a straight white male, Will Retherford was compelled to write an advocate song for his queer friends and the larger LGBTQ+ community. He wrote this song on the same day as the wedding of his dear friends Sam & Haley Hedrick, in which one is transgender. As a long-time advocate for the queer community, Will has been frustrated at the great rejection of these people from society, church, and family. Will hopes this song brings healing to many and convicts the right people who are infected by homophobia. Although this song is for queer people, it belongs to all people who have been rejected, shut out, and told to change. “Take pride. Take heart.” 

Artist Quote:

“Some of my queer friends have been the most important people in my life. This is a song to tell them to never change who they are and that they are very much loved.” 

Artist Bio:

Artist and producer Will Retherford is known for writing about social constructs and post-spiritual ideas crafted with the sounds of orchestral dream pop and mild flavors of folk and indie rock. Inspired by his Anglican faith and participation in activism, Will seeks to unite people through the power of music and ideas in the everyday discovery of purpose and belonging.

Episode 67: Austen Hartke Talks To Us About Reading The Bible Through The Eyes Of A Transgender Christian (Setting The Bible Free, Part 8)

Episode 67: Austen Hartke Talks To Us About Reading The Bible Through The Eyes Of A Transgender Christian (Setting The Bible Free, Part 8)

November 10, 2019

It’s part 8 of our series, “Setting the Bible Free” and today we’re sitting down with Austen Hartke to talk about his book “Transforming”.  Austen is a transgender Christian theologian who brings unique perspective to reading the Bible.  We also talk about how churches can be more welcoming to transgender people and Austen shares a special word of encouragement to our transgender listeners.

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Episode 66: Dr. James Danaher And The Sermon On The Mount (Setting The Bible Free, Part 7)

Episode 66: Dr. James Danaher And The Sermon On The Mount (Setting The Bible Free, Part 7)

November 3, 2019

In this week's episode we talk to Dr. James Danaher about the Sermon the Mount and how it doesn't really line up very well with Evangelical Theology.  This one is a game changer!

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Episode 65: Dr. Chris Dost Was My Old Testament Professor In Seminary And He Knows Things (Setting The Bible Free, Part 6)

Episode 65: Dr. Chris Dost Was My Old Testament Professor In Seminary And He Knows Things (Setting The Bible Free, Part 6)

October 27, 2019

It’s part 6 of our series “Setting the Bible Free” and today we’re talking to my Old Testament professor from seminary about all things Old Testament (and some New Testament too).  Did you know that the passage in Isaiah where the prophet talks about a virgin giving birth isn’t about Jesus or Mary or Christmas?  And did you know that a lot of recent archeological discoveries show that many of the events described in the Old Testament didn’t happen the way the Bible says they did?  

Get ready to have your mind blown and your faith expanded.

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Episode 64: Keith Giles Talks To Us About How The Bible Became The Bible And Why The Bible Is Not The Word Of God (Setting The Bible Free, Part 5)

Episode 64: Keith Giles Talks To Us About How The Bible Became The Bible And Why The Bible Is Not The Word Of God (Setting The Bible Free, Part 5)

October 20, 2019

It's part FIVE of our series, "Setting the Bible Free" and today we sit down with Keith Giles to talk about his book Jesus Unbound.  He talks to us about how the Bible became the Bible, why the Bible isn't the Word of God, and what it really means to be a heretic.   

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Episode 63: Thomas Oord Talks To Us About Reading The Bible, Divine Healing, The Resurrection, And The Book Of Revelation (Setting The Bible Free, Part 4)

Episode 63: Thomas Oord Talks To Us About Reading The Bible, Divine Healing, The Resurrection, And The Book Of Revelation (Setting The Bible Free, Part 4)

October 13, 2019

It's part 4 of our series "Setting the Bible Free" and today we get to sit down with Thomas Oord.  Thomas is a scholar, theologian, and author who was on the podcast earlier this year to talk about his more recent book, "God Can't".  In today's episode he shares some thoughts about the Bible and takes some questions from our listeners as well.

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Revelation (the document Thomas mentioned in the episode)

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Episode 62: Deconstruction, Reconstruction, And (Re)Thinking What It Means To Be Born Again - A Sermon About Nicodemus (Setting the Bible Free, Part 3)

Episode 62: Deconstruction, Reconstruction, And (Re)Thinking What It Means To Be Born Again - A Sermon About Nicodemus (Setting the Bible Free, Part 3)

October 6, 2019

This is week 3 of our series, "Setting the Bible Free" and it's a solo episode where I talk to you about the story of Jesus' encounter with Nicodemus and rethink what it means to be "born again".  

Are you deconstructing?  Reconstructing?  Experiencing a shift in your faith?  

This is for you.

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Episode 61: Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev And The Calling On Us All To Be Prophets  (Setting the Bible Free, Part 2)

Episode 61: Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev And The Calling On Us All To Be Prophets (Setting the Bible Free, Part 2)

September 29, 2019

It's week 2 of our series, "Setting the Bible Free" and today we're sitting down with Rabbi Nahum Ward-Lev who recently wrote a book called "Te Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets: Then and Now" where he talks about who the prophets of the Bible were, what they were, and how we're all called to be prophets today.  

This convo is a GAME CHANGER.  Enjoy!

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Developing Your Prophetic Voice Small Group

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Episode 60: The Bible Has Been Hijacked; Let’s Set It Free (Setting The Bible Free, Part 1)

Episode 60: The Bible Has Been Hijacked; Let’s Set It Free (Setting The Bible Free, Part 1)

September 22, 2019

This is part 1 of our 11 part series, "Setting the Bible Free".  In this episode I give some background and context to the series, explain what the name means, and give you a sneak peak behind the curtain at all the guests we have lined up for the show.  Over the course of the next 11 weeks we'll look at different ideas about what the Bible is, progressive ways of thinking about the Bible, and will tackle some theologies, doctrines, and well known Bible passages all from a perspective that is different than what many of traditions have handed us.  

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(some of the) Books That Have Influenced My Thinking On The Bible:

- Rethinking the Bible by Thomas Oord

- Jesus' Bible by Christopher Dost

- What Is The Bible by Rob Bell

- Reading the Bible Again for the First Time by Marcus Borg

- How to Read the Bible by Harvey Cox

- How the Bible Actually Works by Pete Enns

 

Episode 59: Mark Karris Talks To Us About Praying In The Midst Of Deconstruction

Episode 59: Mark Karris Talks To Us About Praying In The Midst Of Deconstruction

September 15, 2019

In this week's episode author, therapist, theologian, and former college classmate, Mark Karris, joins me to talk about his latest book, "Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer With The Uncontrolling Love Of God".  We talk specifically about how to pray during the process of deconstruction and tackle the question of what does it look like to pray to a God you are realizing you don't understand?

Enjoy!

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