Jared Boyd on How Imaginative Prayer Helps Children Connect with God (& Parents)

Jared Boyd discovered that children’s spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. “When we lead our children through guided times of imaginative prayer, they can experience a connection with God that transcends mere Bible knowledge or doctrinal content.” Jared noticed that while most parents desire for their kids to learn to love God, it’s hard to have meaningful conversation with their kids about spiritual things and to facilitate real spiritual experiences. 
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Seminary Dropout 193 – Austin Channing Brown, on Her New Book “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness”, Why White People Have So Many Cats, and What Makes “Insecure” Such an Amazing Show

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Seminary Dropout 192 – Bonnie Kristian, Author of A Flexible Faith

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Does Pentecost Obliterate Differences?

Does Pentecost overcome Babel? Does baptism in Jesus obliterate all distinctions? David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw talk about Galatians 3:28, “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” They ask if there is a better way of understanding this text in light of Babel and Pentecost.
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Seminary Dropout 191 – Derek Vreeland, on NT Wright, Atonement Theories, and The Day The Revolution Began

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Can I Get a Witness? or, the weakness of God

If God is so powerful, why does God need witnesses? What kind of God needs others to speak for him? David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw jump in again by tackling the question, “Why does God entrust the future of the world to human messengers?” Also, check out the Theology and Mission Lectureship with Soong-Chan Rah.
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Seminary Dropout 189 – Jean Johnson, Author of “We Are Not The Hero”, on Missions, and Colonialism

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Seminary Dropout 188 – Daniel Hill, on What it Means to be White

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187 – Chris A. Hall on Living Wisely with the Church Fathers

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Stations of the Cross Meditations for Holy Week

In a recent interview with Walter Brueggemann, he called Lent a liminal moment. “We want to celebrate Easter but don’t want to do the hard work of Lent. This is a great seduction into which we all fall.” If you find the hustle and bustle of life hard to resist, I invite you to join me in this contemplative pilgrimage toward the cross.
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6 Ways to Ruin Easter

Make people feel guilty for only showing up twice a year? Put Jesus up on the cross again? What else should we avoid when it comes to Easter Sunday? In this zany & serious episode, Geoff Holsclaw—joined by Matt Tebbe and Ben Sternke—talk about how not to ruin Easter.
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Seminary Dropout 186 – AJ Swoboda on ‘Subversive Sabbath: The Surprising Power of Rest in a Nonstop World’, Plus the Best NT Wright Introduction You’ve Ever Heard

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185 – Shannon Kiser & Verlon Fosner Talk About Revitalizing a 90 Year Old Church, A Bilingual Church, and Fresh Expressions

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Seminary Dropout 183 – Iosmar Alvarez, Planting, Disciplining, and Fresh Expressions of the Hispanic Church

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Betwixt Podcast on the Passage to Manhood with Craig Glass

Has the erosion of rites of passage adversly impacted men in Western culture? Craig Glass thinks so. “The boys in the village must be initiated or they will burn down the village just to feel the heat.” – Kenyan Proverb Recognizing the lack of initiation into manhood in his own life and the men with whom he worked, Craig began to ask the questions: “Am I a man?
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Seminary Dropout 181 – Curt Thompson, Author of “Anatomy of the Soul” on Christianity & Science, Why We Keep Sinning, and More

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Are Women Rational? Let’s Ask Google!

In Part 3 of the Betwixt series The Image of God & the Feminine Experience, Philosopher Dr. Rachel Douchant takes a stab at the question: Are women rational? She leads us from Thomas Aquinas to the “Google Memo” teasing out how Enlightenment rationalism influenced perceptions of female rationality and how it continues to impact women today.
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Walter Brueggemann on Failed White Domination & the Door of Hope

“The old world of white domination has failed . . .  we are seeing the anger and the fear and the hate about how uneasy we are of having to live in that moment.” – Walter Brueggemann “Edgeman” Walter Brueggemann helps me kick off this introductory Betwixt Podcast episode through thought-provoking conversation!
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The Image of God and the Feminine Experience: Part 1

“When our understanding of the imago Dei is refracted through a warped philosophical glass and skewed Biblical understanding, the result is that our image, and especially the images of women and minorities along the margins, is tarnished and distorted.” Introducing the Betwixt series “The Image of God & the Feminine Experience.” Episode 1 probes how women think of themselves as image-bearers of God, the dominant historic Christian interpretations of the imago Dei, and what the Bible specifically says about mankind and the image of God.
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Should we be Hero-Makers?

Should we strive to be hero-makers? Should we just be side-kicks? And are Dave and Geoff just being too picky about stuff? David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw end the year talking about the importance of language when it comes to leadership in the church?
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The State of the Podcast

Here are the main points of this episode… My original intention was to pick SD back up in January, which is now just a few days away. Some of you may remember I did the same thing last year but then wound up not publishing until April.
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Are Sacraments for Mission?

Are sacraments for those outside the church? Are sacraments for those coming in or going out? Can something that’s not a sacrament be sacramental? Ranging across topics, David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw have two guests on—Ben Sternke and Matt Tebbe of Gravity Leadership—to talk about the role of sacraments in mission.
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Going Deep in APEST? with Alan Hirsch

APEST: Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Shepherd, and Teacher. But do these functions or callings go even deeper than personal calling and church organization? David Fitch talks with Alan Hirsch about Hirsch’s new book, 5Q: Reactivating the Original Intelligence and Capacity of the Body of Christ.
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Seminary Dropout 180 – John Mark McMillan, Talks Creativity, Minivans, and His New Album “Mercury & Lightning”

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Seminary Dropout 179 – Amena Brown, Author of “How to Fix a Broken Record” on Poetry, Marriage, and Princesses

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Episode 029: Take A Knee?

In 2016, NFL players (and others) began taking a knew during the Star Spangled Banner in protest of police violence against unarmed black men. A year later, that protest has become conflated with America’s military and Veterans?
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Seminary Dropout 178 – Bruxy Cavey, Author of “Reunion: The Good News of Jesus for Seekers, Saints, and Sinners”

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Seminary Dropout 177 – Tara Beth Leach, Author of Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry

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Seminary Dropout 176 – Kelley Nikondeha, Talks about Being Adopted, Adopting, & the Biblical Narrative of Adoption

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5 Episodes of Seminary Dropout to Listen to Leading up to SheLeads this Saturday

Have you registered? SheLeads is this Saturday! To celebrate I’m looking back at 5 episodes of Seminary Dropout that you should listen to leading up to SheLeads. 1. Episode 171 – Mandy Smith, Author of ‘The Vulnerable Pastor’ and Director of SheLeads 2017 Originally from Australia, Mandy Smith is lead pastor of University Christian Church, a campus and neighborhood congregation with its own fair-trade café in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Seminary Dropout 175 – Monique & Vito Aiuto of The Welcome Wagon, on Their New Album: Light Up The Stairs

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Seminary Dropout 174 – Dennis R. Edwards, Part 2: on his 1 Peter Commentary, and the Underrepresentation of People of Color in Christian Academia

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