Converts Or Proselytes? The Change Jesus Makes

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/285328091″ 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 Jesus seek Proselytes or Converts? And what is the difference? David Fitch and Geoff Holsclaw discuss why the Apostle Paul was so angry with the Galatians, and whether we are called to renounce one cultural identity in favor of a new one (Proselyte Model) and or called to take up the same identity in a new way (Conversion Model).
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Seminary Dropout 143: Ann Voskamp on her new book “The Broken Way: A Daring Path Into the Abundant Life”

Ann Voskamp’s the wife of one fine, down-to-earth farmer; a book-reading mama to a posse of seven; and the author of the New York Times bestsellers The Greatest Gift and Unwrapping the Greatest Gift, and the sixty-week New York Times bestseller One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Fully Right Where You Are, which has sold more than one million copies and has been translated into more than eighteen languages.
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Advice to a Mega-Church (or any) Pastor

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/284286594″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Why do pastors burn out? And what can be done about it? Are you burning out? Is your church leading you to the brink?
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World Evangelicalism: A Future for the West

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/283780186″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Maybe the most important episode to date! Once evangelicals were on the frontline of social issues. Now the often take a backseat. What happened? 
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Seminary Dropout 141: Brandon Hatmaker, Author of “A Mile Wide”

Brandon is an author, biker, humanitarian, and a huge fan of the underdog. After more than 20 years of working in the local church, He co-founded and is now the Managing Partner of The Legacy Collective (www.legacycollective.org) and The Legacy Investor Group LLC which focuses on partnering, pioneering, and funding sustainable solutions to systemic social issues.
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3 Ways (Not) to Start Your Theology

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/282718160″ 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 systematic theology have a future? And if so, where should it begin? And what does it matter? Geoff Holsclaw and regular guest Scott Jones (because Fitch is big-timing it in Pasadena) discuss the three major critiques of systematic theology and then talk about three possible ways to begin theology and how we need them all.
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3 Evangelical Off-Ramps

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/281652162″ 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 all just reacting to various Fundamentalisms here in America? Is there a doctrinal identity or a practical mission at the center of American Evangelicalism? 
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Gender Differences: 3 Views

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/280517304″ 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 difference between female and male? And if there is, why? And how do we explain it? These are the pertinent questions that our culture casts before the church. 
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Seminary Dropout 139: Todd Adkins, Host of “5 Leadership Questions”

Todd Adkins is the Director of Leadership at Lifeway Christian Resources. He is passionate about the development of leaders, especially within the church. Todd served in student ministry and as an executive pastor for several years before joining the leadership at Lifeway to head up Ministry Grid, Lifeway’s dynamic new leadership development platform featuring over 3,700 videos and a fully customizable learning management system for churches.
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Pastoral Tip: Policing Facts = Failure

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/279509531″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] Why does it seem that more information does not lead to better transformation? Why does correcting false facts always seem to backfire on us?
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Science and Scripture, a Search for Purity

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/278501317″ 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 has authority for you? Where do you find answers to your deepest questions? PLEASE SUBSCRIBE AND WRITE US A REVIEW TO HELP SPREAD THE WORD.
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3 Kinds of Jesus and Why It Matters

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/277804321″ 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 missional movement have a low Christology? Does our view of Jesus affect how we understand his mission? Does Christology matter for everyday living for us?
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Seminary Dropout 136: Gerald McDermott, Author of “The Great Theologians: A Brief Guide”

Gerald R. McDermott (PhD, University of Iowa) is Anglican Chair of Divinity at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Alabama. He is also associate pastor at Christ the King Anglican Church. His books include The Other Jonathan Edwards: Readings in Love, Society, and Justice (with Ronald Story), The Theology of Jonathan Edwards (with Michael McClymond), A Trinitarian Theology of Religions (with Harold Netland), Cancer: A Medical and Spiritual Guide (with William Fintel, MD), Jonathan Edwards Confronts the Gods and World Religions: An Indispensable Guide.
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Theological Jenga: The Word Blocks of Mission

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/276502748″ params=”color=ff5500&auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] “In the beginning God raised Jesus from the dead” ~Michael W. Pahl (From Resurrection to New Creation: A First Journey in Christian Theology) Where does theology come from?  
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Evangelicals Discover the Trinity: Recent Debate

[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/274276177″ 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 the Trinity have to do with anything anyway? Well, a lot!  But sometimes it feels like Evangelicals are just discovering the Trinity.
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Episode 007: What’s An “Evangelical” Anyway?

With Donald Trump naming his “Evangelical Executive Advisory Board,” populated with Charismatics, TV Personas, former radio host, former politicians, and others, Christians – again – are asked to define what exactly we mean by the term “evangelical.” Sean and John explain the historical roots of evangelicalism and whether or not 21st-Century Christians want to consider themselves “evangelicals” or not.
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Episode 005: Reviving Old Scratch w/ Richard Beck

Dr. Richard Beck, professor, psychologist, author, mega-blogger, and one of our favorite people joins the show to talk about his recently released book, “Reviving Old Scratch: Demons and the Devil for Doubters and the Disenchanted.” Richard shares with Sean and John what drove him to study the Satan and the nature of evil and why Progressive Christians, like him, are reluctant to take the devil seriously.
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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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