The Uncontrolling Love of God with Thomas Jay Oord
Dec02

The Uncontrolling Love of God with Thomas Jay Oord

Dr. Thomas Jay Oord discusses his innovative contribution to the conversations surrounding providence and theodicy. What is essential kenosis and how can it be helpful in pastoral counseling?

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Systemic Sin
Nov18

Systemic Sin

We easily think of Sin as personal moral failure. But Sin is also systemic. What implications does that have for sanctification, and how can Christians speak helpfully of systemic evil?

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The Women of Advent with Tom Fuerst
Nov11

The Women of Advent with Tom Fuerst

Since Advent is fast approaching, we talk with author Tom Fuerst about his new book Underdogs and Outsiders. The book explores the five women Matthew includes in his genealogy of Jesus (perfect since Matthew is this year’s lectionary Gospel). Why did Matthew include these women, and how is it good news for us? Plus: What do you do when Christmas falls on a Sunday?

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Pastoral Counseling for Sexual Violence
Nov04

Pastoral Counseling for Sexual Violence

Kadee Wirich Smedley teaches us how to respond pastorally to victims of sexual violence. PLUS we reflect on a year of podcasting and feedback on our Halloween episode.

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Halloween
Oct28

Halloween

Should Christians celebrate Halloween? We investigate the pagan and Christian roots of Halloween. Then we discuss how Christians can engage in Halloween as an act of hospitality, regardless of our beliefs on the holiday!

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Conversions and Altar Calls
Oct21

Conversions and Altar Calls

Following up on a metaphor Tara recently used, we investigate conversion. Taking a cue from the strange story of Derek Black, we tease out the ministry implications for the reality that conversion is a process more than an event.

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