Seminary Dropout 128: Soong-Chan Rah, on Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times

  Soong-Chan Rah is the Milton B. Engebretson Associate Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. He is the author of The Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity and Many Colors: Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church, as well as coauthor of Forgive Us: Confessions of a Compromised Faith and contributing author for Growing Healthy Asian American Churches.
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The Pursuing God (with Joshua Ryan Butler)

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/267980866″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Are we pursuing God, or is God pursuing us? And what does it matter if we reverse the emphasis? With special guest Joshua Ryan Butler, Geoff and Dave discuss talk about God’s pursuit of us.
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The Aftermath of Revival

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/266193240″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Is it always great to experience revival? Or is there pain and waiting in the coming of new life? Mandy Smith and Cyd Holsclaw join Geoff to talk about the hopes and disappointments of the Spirit at work among us as things are torn down and built up.
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Is There a Future for The Reformation?

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/265668232″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Is there a future for Reformed theology? Yes, there is! But it might look different. This internationally diverse panel discusses how the Reformation can still impact the West.
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Joining God & Changing the World (with special guest Alan Roxburgh)

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/264494911″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   Is the Spirit at work in the world? Or in the Church? Yes, the Spirit is.  The Spirit of Mission is at work in the neighborhoods in and through the local churches.
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The Spirit of Leadership

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/263423269″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] What does Pentecost have to do with leadership? And how does it look in a local church? Beyond Hierarchy (one on top) and Democracy (all on bottom) is a Spirit-guided leadership through gifts and calling.
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Seminary Dropout 122: Osheta Moore on Being a MennoNerd from New Orleans to Boston to L.A.

  Osheta Moore is an Anabaptist-y, wife, mom, writer and podcaster in Los Angeles. She’s passionate about racial reconciliation, peacemaking, and community development in the urban core.  At the top of her bucket list is dance in a flash mob—all the better if it’s to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” or Prince’s “Let’s Go Crazy.” How to find Osheta: Facebook Twitter ShalomInTheCity.com Interested in advertising on Seminary Dropout? 
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Does God Love You? Have a Plan for You?

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/260979003″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] What does it mean that “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life?” Is this messages distorted amid a culture of affluence and ease?
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Reformation, We Have a Problem!

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/260360412″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   Does the Reformation though help us engage in mission? Does typical protestant theology have a power problem and a context problem which work against mission?
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The Art of Bi-Vocational

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/258668218″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Is being a bi-vocational pastor a necessary evil or a positive opportunity? In this re-broadcast of the most popular episode of “Theology on Mission”, David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw discuss bi-vocational ministry, how it is an opportunity to rethink pastoral vocation and church ministry, all wrapped in personal stories.
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Jesus and the Other Bridge Illustration

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/257494655″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   Does your understanding of salvation makes sense of the entirety of Jesus’ life? Does your theory of the atonement integrate every part of Jesus’ life, his life, his death, his resurrection?
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Church Planting without Women = Disaster

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/255748045″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]   What does complimentarianism and equalitarianism have to do with church planting? Is there a third way concerning women in ministry? And what is the role of the Holy Spirit in all this.
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