S4: E16 Summer Reading Recommendations

If you haven’t read these books yet, pick them up! Mike highlights our top 3 episodes from the past year and gives a list of corresponding reading. If you haven’t already read these fine books add them to your list for summer 2019. S4: E6 Caught in the Middle: Human Sexuality –Phenomenology of the Spirit by G.W.F.
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203 – Michael Rhodes, Author of ‘Practicing the King’s Economy’

Check out This Week’s Sponsor:   This Week on Seminary Dropout… Michael Rhodes is the director of community development and an instructor at the Memphis Center for Urban Theological Studies, where he heads up efforts to equip urban pastors and community development practitioners with theologically informed tools for community transformation. The church in the West is rediscovering the fact that God cares deeply for the poor.
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S4: E12 Resurrection. Time. Worship

Does it matter when we worship corporately? Midweek service? Saturday night? What about corporate worship over Facebook Live and YouTube? Drawing from the work of Alexander Schmemann, Fitch and Moore discuss the cultural view of “flat” time that commodifies worship.
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S4: E10 Us vs Them: Salvation

This is part two of our three-part series on Fitch’s upcoming book: The Church of Us vs. Them. We talk about our first concerts, “making a decision for Christ,” and how to reimagine salvation in terms of witness and presence.
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Tish Harrison Warren on Miscarriage and Liturgies of Lament

In this episode,Tish Harrison Warren shares her painful story of miscarriage. Because miscarriage was a wordless experience, she recognized her need for words from her community. She grasped on to liturgies of lament, wrapping time-tested words around her grief in the presence of community.
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S4: E9 Us vs. Them: The Inerrant Bible

Is a hotdog a sandwich? This is the first of our three-part series on Fitch’s upcoming book: The Church of Us vs. Them. We talk about “clobber verses,” the narrative arc of Scripture, and how the Bible gets turned into an “enemy making machine.
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Seminary Dropout 199 – Carolyn Custis James, Author of ‘Finding God in the Margins: The Book of Ruth’

This Week on Seminary Dropout… Carolyn Custis James is an award-winning author and international speaker. She blogs at www.carolyncustisjames.com, as a Leading Voice at MissioAlliance, and at Huffington Post, is an adjunct faculty member at Biblical Theological Seminary, and a consulting editor for Zondervan’s Exegetical Commentary Series on the New Testament.
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ReAdvent

Just in time for Christmas, we talk about Advent! 😉 Fitch and Moore repurpose the four Sundays in Advent around the themes of God’s disruptive and generous presence in this world.
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Conservative–>Progressive–>Atheist???

A recent article from The Gospel Coalition observes the “slippery slope” of belief from Progressive to Atheist. Dave and Mike back it up one step to include Conservatives and contend that Progressives and Conservatives are essentially the same–just different teams unaware of the Christendom field they are fighting on.
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Seminary Dropout 196 – Lee Strobel, The Case For Miracles

Our Sponsor: Sponsor a Child — At Compassion we take a committed, long-term approach to fighting child poverty. Our Holistic Child Development Model is made up of four comprehensive programs investing in children from the beginning of their lives until they’ve reached adulthood, and covering everything from prenatal care to university-level education. This Week on Seminary Dropout…   Atheist-turned-Christian Lee Strobel is the former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books.
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Should Christians Vote?

Is this even a question Christians should be asking? Does it reek of privilege and entitlement? Fitch and Moore discuss if/how Christians should vote in the upcoming election. Fitch does an average Hauerwas impression and examines how our culture means we now “vote for commercials, not people.”
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Interview with Pastah J

Fitch is in Canada so Mike takes over the podcast!!!! He sits down with Jonathan “Pastah J” Brooks to talk about his new book “Church Forsaken: Practicing Presence in Neglected Neighborhoods.”
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Elitism in the Church

How should the church engage “elite culture”? Should our books be on the New York Times bestseller list? Our influence wielded in the halls of power? James Davidson Hunter’s book “To Change the World” has a unique proposal for engaging “elite culture.”
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Bible Battle

  New season! New co-host! Mike Moore joins Dave Fitch to talk about the B-I-B-L-E. How do we appeal to the Bible in midst of conflict? How does a pastor steward their leadership position?
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Betwixt Update, Behind the Scenes & Prep for Season 2!

Betwixt takes you behind the scenes to see how the podcast has been produced and what’s changing for Season 2! We will continue to have fascinating guests and share compelling stories from the in-between spaces where growth and transformation happen. But, Deb is taking a short pause to finish a linen-closet/isolation booth make-over and to spend time with her kids before they head back to school in September! Over the next month, I’ll be recording, editing and producing new episodes with the hope of launching Season 2 late September!
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Men Who Buy Sex: How a Former Porn Addict is Pastoring Johns

How Do You Treat Men Who Buy Sex? John School with Chris Stollar (Part 2 in the Sex Trafficking Series) Confession: This episode was difficult to produce. It has exposed how my desire for justice far outweighing my willingness to extend compassion toward men who solicit prostitutes and contribute to the horrific world of human trafficking. Yet, Chris Stollar presents us with a compelling challenge to hold both justice and mercy in tandem as we engage the fight against sex trafficking. “We will never end trafficking unless we reach the men who are fueling the demand in the first place.” Chris Stollar is the Demand Reduction Coordinator for She Has A Name, an organization that fights human trafficking in Ohio.
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Seminary Dropout 194 – Rebekah Lyons, on Hardship, Feminism, and More!

Our Sponsor: Sponsor a Child — At Compassion we take a committed, long-term approach to fighting child poverty. Our Holistic Child Development Model is made up of four comprehensive programs investing in children from the beginning of their lives until they’ve reached adulthood, and covering everything from prenatal care to university-level education. This Week on Seminary Dropout… Rebekah Lyons is the author of Freefall to Fly: A Breathtaking Journey Toward a Life of Meaning and Founder of Q Women.
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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

Our Sponsor: Sponsor a Child — At Compassion we take a committed, long-term approach to fighting child poverty. Our Holistic Child Development Model is made up of four comprehensive programs investing in children from the beginning of their lives until they’ve reached adulthood, and covering everything from prenatal care to university-level education. This Week on Seminary Dropout… AUSTIN CHANNING BROWN is a writer, speaker, and practitioner who helps schools, nonprofits, and religious organizations practice genuine inclusion.
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Seminary Dropout 192 – Bonnie Kristian, Author of A Flexible Faith

Our Sponsor: Compassion International Sponsor a Child — At Compassion we take a committed, long-term approach to fighting child poverty. Our Holistic Child Development Model is made up of four comprehensive programs investing in children from the beginning of their lives until they’ve reached adulthood, and covering everything from prenatal care to university-level education. This Week on Seminary Dropout… Bonnie Kristian is a theological and political writer with a national following.
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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.”
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Seminary Dropout 191 – Derek Vreeland, on NT Wright, Atonement Theories, and The Day The Revolution Began

Our Sponsor: Sponsor a Child — At Compassion we take a committed, long-term approach to fighting child poverty. Our Holistic Child Development Model is made up of four comprehensive programs investing in children from the beginning of their lives until they’ve reached adulthood, and covering everything from prenatal care to university-level education. This Week on Seminary Dropout… Derek Vreeland is the Discipleship Pastor at Word of Life Church in St.
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Seminary Dropout 190 – Jo Saxton, on Being Who We Are Meant to Be, Not Who People Want Us to Be

Our Sponsor: Sponsor a Child — At Compassion we take a committed, long-term approach to fighting child poverty. Our Holistic Child Development Model is made up of four comprehensive programs investing in children from the beginning of their lives until they’ve reached adulthood, and covering everything from prenatal care to university-level education. This Week on Seminary Dropout… Jo Saxton is a pastor, a church-planter, an author, and a speaker who travels the globe to address leadership organizations, children’s conferences, women’s events, and Christian festivals.
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