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Episode 42: What’s Next? (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 3)

Episode 42: What’s Next? (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 3)

May 19, 2019

This is part 3 of series, "Thoughts From The Doctor" where I'm spending each week answering a different question that people ask me when they find out that I just graduated with my doctoral degree.  

Week 1 - why did you get this degree?

Week 2 - what did you learn?

Week 3 - now what?  

And so today we'll explore that 3rd and very important question of what's next for me now that I've graduated?  I've spent 3 years working towards this degree and so what now?

Show Notes:

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Episode 41: Beach Balls, Failure, And The Surplus Of Meaning (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 2)

Episode 41: Beach Balls, Failure, And The Surplus Of Meaning (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 2)

May 12, 2019

In this week's episode I share with you my top 3 biggest takeaways from the doctoral program I just wrapped up at Alliance Theological Seminary.  

Show Notes:

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Rob Reimer

- Soul Care

- Pathways To The King

Episode 40: The Woman Who Told Me Her Son Is Gay And Why I Got My Doctoral Degree (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 1)

Episode 40: The Woman Who Told Me Her Son Is Gay And Why I Got My Doctoral Degree (Thoughts From The Doctor, Part 1)

May 5, 2019

New series starting up this week, "Thoughts From The Doctor".  Every week someone asks me "why did you get your doctoral degree" or "what did you learn over the last 3 years" or "now that you're all grown up, what's next?"  This week is my graduation and officially marks the end of this crazy season of life and so I'm processing through a lot ... that I want to share with you.  

Show Notes:

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Alliance Theological Seminary

Episode 39: Brandan Robertson Talks To Us About Being A Gay Pastor And What It Means To Be A Truly Inclusive Human Being

Episode 39: Brandan Robertson Talks To Us About Being A Gay Pastor And What It Means To Be A Truly Inclusive Human Being

April 28, 2019

In this week's episode I sit down with pastor, author, activist Brandan Robertson.  Brandan pastors Missiongathering Christian Church in San Diego, California and brings a unique perspective to the topic of inclusion.  We'll talk about LGBTQ inclusion, but more so about how inclusion is actually a much broader topic that includes being inclusive of all people, everywhere.  

Show Notes:

Missiongathering Christian Church

True Inclusion

The Gospel of Inclusion

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Episode 38: Honest Thoughts About The Bible (God’s Not Mad, Part 7)

Episode 38: Honest Thoughts About The Bible (God’s Not Mad, Part 7)

April 21, 2019

In this final installment of our "God's Not Mad" series we explore some thoughts about the Bible and how to read it through the lens of a God who isn't mad, wasn't mad, and never will be mad.  Every verse in the Bible isn't on the same level playing field as the others.  Instead, it's an arc or a journey of people coming to understand who God is, all of which reached its climax in Jesus.  

Show Notes:

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Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God - https://www.amazon.com/Sinners-Hands-Loving-God-Scandalous/dp/1601429517

PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/whatifproject

Episode 37: How The Jesus I Heard About Was Different Than The Jesus I Saw (God’s Not Mad, Part 6)

Episode 37: How The Jesus I Heard About Was Different Than The Jesus I Saw (God’s Not Mad, Part 6)

April 14, 2019

In this week's episode we dip our toe into the book of Revelation.  We talk a small bit of background and then focus in on a small detail that's hidden away in a well known image of Jesus.

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Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God - https://www.amazon.com/Sinners-Hands-Loving-God-Scandalous/dp/1601429517

PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/whatifproject

Episode 36: You Can Go To Hell (If You Want To): What I Think About Hell (God’s Not Mad, Part 5)

Episode 36: You Can Go To Hell (If You Want To): What I Think About Hell (God’s Not Mad, Part 5)

April 7, 2019

Welcome to part 5 of our Lent series, "God's Not Mad".  Today we're talking about hell - what's the Bible say?  What doesn't the Bible say?  And what do I think?  This is by no means an exhaustive conversation, but a mere attempt to scratch the surface and present a different perspective.  To be real with you, this is a topic I've become increasingly passionate about over the last few years of my life as I've watched hell, the threat of eternal torture, and the fear tactics that surround it all be used to generate anxiety, shame, guilt, and burdens that are contrary to the heart of God.  

It's time to rethink things.

Show Notes:

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Brian Zahnd - https://brianzahnd.com

Word of Life Church - http://wolc.com

Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God - https://www.amazon.com/Sinners-Hands-Loving-God-Scandalous/dp/1601429517

PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/whatifproject

Love Wins by Rob Bell

The Love Wins Companion Guide by Rob Bell

Her Gates Will Never Be Shut by Bran Jersak

A New Kind Of Christianity by Brian McLaren

Surprised by Hope by NT Wright

4 Views On Hell by Various

Episode 35: Brian Zahnd Says God’s Not Mad (God’s Not Mad, Part 4)

Episode 35: Brian Zahnd Says God’s Not Mad (God’s Not Mad, Part 4)

March 31, 2019

In today's episode we sit down with pastor, author, theologian Brian Zahnd to talk about his book, "Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God".  We talk about love, wrath, hell, the cross, and all sorts of stuff.  Check it out NOW.

Show Notes:

Brian Zahnd - https://brianzahnd.com

Word of Life Church - http://wolc.com

Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God - https://www.amazon.com/Sinners-Hands-Loving-God-Scandalous/dp/1601429517

PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/whatifproject

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Episode 34: Jesus Didn’t Take Your Punishment (God’s Not Mad, Part 3)

Episode 34: Jesus Didn’t Take Your Punishment (God’s Not Mad, Part 3)

March 24, 2019

It's part 3 of our series for Lent, "God's Not Mad" and today we're talking about the cross.  I don't know about you, but I was taught to believe that Jesus died on the cross because God was mad at my sin and so He took my punishment so that if I would "believe in Him" and "surrender to Him" I'd get to go to heaven when I die instead of hell.  In short, my sin and everybody's sin is a big problem for God and Jesus is the answer. 

What if that's not it, though?  Like, what if it's more than that?  Different than that?  Better than that?

Let's talk about it!

Show Notes:

Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God

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Episode 33: You Can’t Cite Moses To Shut Jesus Up (God’s Not Mad, Part 2)

Episode 33: You Can’t Cite Moses To Shut Jesus Up (God’s Not Mad, Part 2)

March 17, 2019

It's Week 2 of God's Not Mad and I have the flu - HA! Good times. Anyways, as I'm hopped up on cold medicine and battling clogged ears, razor blades in my throat, and all sorts of other horrors, we're talking about the story of the Transfiguration of Jesus - what's the deal with His dazzling white clothes?  Moses and Elijah?  Peter wanting to build 3 houses?  And God telling everybody to listen to Jesus?  What the heck is going on?  Check it out all out right here!

Show Notes:

Sinners In The Hands Of A Loving God

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