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‘An Introduction to Theological Anthropology,’ with Dr. Joshua Farris

What does it mean to be human? Who am I? and Why do I exist? Dr. Joshua Farris—Chester and Margaret Paluch Lecturer for 2019-2020 at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake and former assistant professor of theology at...

/ August 25, 2020
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Joy and the Task of Theology

What is the best polemical posture? Or are there ways to creatively rearticulate the truths of the faith that prevent the necessity of polemics in the first place? The full cast and crew of Matt, Derek, Alastair, and Andrew sit...

/ August 18, 2020
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Jesus, The Syrophoenician Woman, and Racism

Matt, Derek, and Alastair discuss the passage in the gospels that depict Jesus’s encounter with the Syrophoenician woman. At first, and perhaps even at a second, glance, this complicated passage appears to incriminate Jesus of some sort of racial prejudice....

/ August 11, 2020
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The Theology of the Tabernacle

Matt, Derek, and Alastair take a respite from discussions surrounding current events to take up the biblical theological topic of the tabernacle. Listen in to hear how the tabernacle motif is carried throughout scripture and why it isn’t merely a...

/ July 14, 2020
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“God and Guns in America,” with Dr. Michael Austin

How should Christians think and act with respect to guns and gun ownership? Dr. Michael Austin (Professor of Philosophy at Eastern Kentucky University and Senior Fellow of the Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute), joins Matt, Derek, and Alastair to discuss his recent...

/ July 7, 2020
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What is The Gospel™?

What exactly is the gospel? Is it merely the message that Jesus is king, or is the forgiveness of sins and justification also constitutive to the gospel? The entire cast and crew are here to discuss the resuscitated debate between...

/ May 12, 2020
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“The Care of Souls,” with Dr. Harold Senkbeil

Amidst life’s demands and pastoral burnout, how does a pastor care for a soul? Dr. Harold Senkbeil joins Matt and Derek to discuss his recent book, The Care of Souls: Cultivating a Pastor’s Heart, where he invites a new generation...

/ April 28, 2020
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“Politics After Christendom,” with Dr. David VanDrunen

What kind of political theology do we need in an age after Christendom? Dr. David VanDrunen joins Matt and Derek to discuss his latest book, Politics After Christendom: Political Theology in a Fractured World, where he aims to answer this...

/ April 21, 2020
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Eastertide In The Time of Coronavirus

Matt, Derek, and Alastair discuss how they are celebrating Easter in the time of coronavirus, and how the Eastertide season looks to them in quarantine. Listen in for insights on how to celebrate the victory over death in the midst...

/ April 14, 2020
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Crises in Evangelicalism with Dr. Molly Worthen

Dr. Molly Worthen joins Matt and Derek to talk all things evangelicalism, not the least of which is her book, Apostles of Reason: The Crisis of Authority in American Evangelicalism. As someone outside of the camp of evangelicalism, Dr. Worthen...

/ March 17, 2020