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25 minutes | 6 days ago
023 Mark Powell - Discipleship in Community
In this episode I speak with Mark Powell. He is professor of theology at Harding School of Theology and the author of Centered in God: The Trinity and Christian Spirituality and Papal Infallibility: A Protestant Evaluation of an Ecumenical Issue. He’s on the podcast to speak with me about a new book he co-authored with John Mark Hicks and Greg McKinzie, Discipleship in Community: A Theological Vision for the Future (ACU Press, 2020). To find out more about the book, check out this link: https://hst.edu/faculty-directory/mark-powell/tc/
27 minutes | 18 days ago
022 Douglas Foster - Alexander Campbell
In this episode I speak with Douglas A. Foster, the former Director of the Center for Restoration Studies and Professor of Church History at Abilene Christian University. He now serves ACU as University Scholar in Residence, teaching and writing. He’s on the podcast to discuss his new book, A Life of Alexander Campbell (Eerdmans).
21 minutes | a month ago
021 Lee Camp - Scandalous Witness
Lee Camp is Professor of Theology and Ethics at Lipscomb University. He is the author of Mere Discipleship: Radical Christianity in a Rebellious World (Brazos Press, 2003, 2nd ed. 2008) and Who is My Enemy?: Questions American Christians Must Face About Islam, and Themselves (Brazos Press, 2011). He is the host and creator of Tokens Show, a “theological variety show.” You can join Lee and the Tokens Show podcast at www.TokensShow.com" Today he is here to speak with me about his new book, Scandalous Witness: A Little Political Manifesto for Christians (Eerdmans, 2020): https://www.eerdmans.com/Products/7735/scandalous-witness.aspx.
24 minutes | 2 months ago
020 Justin Bronson Barringer - The Business of War
Justin Bronson Barringer is a PhD candidate in Religious Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He is coeditor of A Faith Not Worth Fighting For: Addressing Commonly Asked Questions about Christian Nonviolence and Practicing the Kingdom: Essays on Hospitality, Community, and Friendship in Honor of Christine Pohl (forthcoming). He is co-host, with his wife Rachel, of the Rogue Ministry podcast. He’s here to speak with me about a new book that he has co-edited with James McCarty and Matthew Tapie, The Business of War: Theological and Ethical Reflections on the Military-Industrial Complex. If you want to contact him, you can do so through his website: http://www.rogueminister.org If you want to purchase The Business of War, use the code SHORTS on the Wipf and Stock website to receive a discount between 10/12 and 10/26. You can find the book here: https://wipfandstock.com/the-business-of-war.html.
20 minutes | 7 months ago
019 Lane Scruggs - The Church as Necessary and Necessarily Derivative
In this episode I speak to Lane Scruggs, who is the Senior Pastor of Oak Park Church of Christ in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He holds the ThD from Wycliffe College and the University of Toronto, and he’s on the podcast to talk with me about his article, “The Church as Necessary and Necessarily Derivative: The Gospel and Evangelical Ecclesiology.” Canadian-American Theological Review 6.2 (2017): 15–30.
30 minutes | 8 months ago
018 Annette Brownlee - Preaching Jesus Christ Today
My guest is Annette Brownlee. She is the Chaplain and Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of Field Education at Wycliffe College in Toronto. She is an Anglican priest and assists at St. Paul’s L’Amoreaux. She’s here to talk with me about preaching as a theological task, as well as her 2018 book, Preaching Jesus Christ Today: Six Questions for Moving from Scripture to Sermon (Baker Academic). http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/preaching-jesus-christ-today/386340 "A Christian Response and Witness in the Time of COVID-19" - https://wycliffecollege.ca/blog/christian-response-and-witness-time-covid-19
19 minutes | 10 months ago
017 D. Stephen Long - Truth Telling in a Post-Truth World
In this episode I speak with D. Stephen Long, who is the Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University. He is the author of some of my favorite theology books of the last decade or more, such as Speaking of God: Theology, Language and Truth (Eerdmans, 2009), Saving Karl Barth: Hans Urs von Balthasar’s Preoccupation (Fortress, 2014), and The Perfectly Simple Triune God: Aquinas and His Legacy (Fortress, 2016). He’s on the podcast to talk with me about his most recent book, Telling Truth in a Post-Truth World.
18 minutes | a year ago
016 Wes Arblaster - Integrating Theology and Ministry
This week I speak with Wes Arblaster. He holds the PhD from the University of Dayton and is the Lead Pastor of Restoration Park Church in Medway, OH. He is the co-host, with Dr. Ethan Smith, of the Mysterion Theology Podcast.
25 minutes | a year ago
015 Frederick Aquino - John Henry Newman
In this episode, I speak with Frederick Aquino about the life and legacy of John Henry Newman. Dr Aquino is Professor of Theology and Philosophy in the Graduate School of Theology at Abilene Christian University. He is the author of Communities of Informed Judgment: Newman’s Illative Sense and Accounts of Rationality (Catholic University Press of America, 2004) and An Integrative Habit of Mind: John Henry Newman on the Path to Wisdom (Northern Illinois University Press, 2012). He is also co-editor and contributor to three recently published books with Oxford University Press: Receptions of Newman (2015), The Oxford Handbook of Epistemology of Theology (2017), and The Oxford Handbook of John Henry Newman (2018). Recommended Primary Sources: Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford Between A.D. 1826 and 1843 An Essay in Aid of a Grammar of Assent (1870) The Idea of a University (1852 and 1858) Lectures on Justification (1838) Biographies of Newman: Ian Ker. John Henry Newman: A Biography. Oxford University Press, 2010. Sheridan Gilley. Newman and His Age. Christian Classics, 1991. Frank Turner. John Henry Newman: The Challenge to Evangelical Religion. Yale University Press, 2002.
29 minutes | a year ago
014 Ephraim Radner - A Profound Ignorance
Ephraim Radner is an episcopal priest and Professor of Historical Theology at Wycliffe College. He’s the author of books like The End of the Church: A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West (Eerdmans, 1998), Brutal Unity: The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church (Baylor University Press, 2012), Time and the Word: Figural Reading of the Christian Scriptures (Eerdmans, 2016), and A Time to Keep: Theology, Mortality, and the Shape of a Human Life (Baylor University Press, 2017). Today he’s going to speak with me about his forthcoming book with Baylor University Press, Profound Ignorance: Modern Pneumatology and its Anti-modern Redemption (Baylor University Press). https://www.baylorpress.com/9781481310796/a-profound-ignorance He gave a lecture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School last year that is a preview of the book. You may want to watch or listen to this lecture before listening to the interview. https://henrycenter.tiu.edu/resource/spirit-of-life-and-death-modern-pneumatology-and-the-struggle-against-mortality/
15 minutes | a year ago
013 Eugene Schlesinger - Sacrificing the Church
In this episode I speak with Eugene Schlesinger. He holds the PhD from Marquette University. He is Lecturer in Religious Studies at Santa Clara University and editor of Covenant. He is here to talk to me about his new book, Sacrificing the Church: Mass, Mission, and Ecumenism (Lexington Books/Fortress Academic), which will be released on September 30. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781978700000/Sacrificing-the-Church-Mass-Mission-and-Ecumenism Recommended Sources: Augustine. City of God. Hans Urs von Balthasar. Theo-Drama IV: The Action. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1994. Sarah Coakley. Sacrifice Regained: Evolution, Cooperation and God. https://www.giffordlectures.org/lectures/sacrifice-regained-evolution-cooperation-and-god Jonathan Klawans. Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Andrew McGowan. Ascetic Eucharists: Food and Drink in Early Christian Ritual Meals. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. Ephraim Radner. A Brutal Unity: The Spiritual Politics of the Christian Church. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2012. Ephraim Radner. Hope Among the Fragments: The Broken Church and Its Engagement of Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2004. Ephraim Radner. The End of the Church: A Pneumatology of Christian Division in the West. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1998. Michael Ramsey. The Gospel and the Catholic Church: Recapturing a Biblical Understanding of the Church as the Body of Christ. London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1936. Reprint: Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2009.
18 minutes | a year ago
012 Matthew William Brake - Pop Culture and Theology
Matthew William Brake is the creator and founder of Pop Culture and Theology. He holds masters degrees from George Mason University and Regent University. He has contributed chapters to volumes in both the Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture and Open Court Popular Culture and Philosophy series. He is the series editor of the Theology and Pop Culture series with Lexington Books/Fortress Academic and co-series editor of the Religion and Comics series with Claremont Press (with A. David Lewis). He's here to talk about the role of popular culture in the study of philosophy, theology, and religion, and also to talk about how you can contribute to either series or to the blog on his website. You can reach him at email@example.com. Here's a link to his website: https://popularcultureandtheology.com There you can read the blog and find information about both book series. Here's the call to papers for Theology and the DC Universe: https://popularcultureandtheology.com/2019/06/25/cfp-theology-and-the-dc-universe/ Here's the publisher link for the Theology and Pop Culture series: https://rowman.com/Action/SERIES/_/LFATPC/Theology-and-Pop-Culture
22 minutes | a year ago
011 Herbie Miller - Room at the Table
In this episode I speak with the Rev. Dr. Herbie Miller. Herbie is the pastor of Corinth Presbyterian Church in Dayton, OH. He earned his PhD from the University of Dayton, where his studies focused on historical theology and American Christianity. We speak about his congregation's ministry to East African immigrants and refugees in Dayton. Recommended Sources: Barnes, M. Craig. Body & Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism. Faith Alive Resources, 2012. Schnase, Robert. Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations: Revised and Updated. Abingon Press, 2018. Taylor, Charles. A Secular Age. Belknap Press, 2007. Waddell, Paul. Becoming Friends: Worship, Justice, and the Practices of Christian Friendship. Brazos Press, 2002. The prayer I read at the end of the episode comes from: Claiborne, Shane; Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, Enuma Okoro. Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals. Zondervan, 2010.
22 minutes | a year ago
010 Charles Meeks - Hilary of Poitiers (and Robert Jenson)
Charles Meeks will be defending his dissertation, “Developing a Sacramental Hermeneutic: A Conversation with Hilary of Poitiers and Robert W. Jenson,” in September. He’s signed a book contract with Fortress Academic to publish a revised version of the dissertation. He’s Adjunct Professor of Theology at Northeastern Seminary at Roberts Wesleyan College. Primary Sources: Hilary. De Synodis. _____. De Trinitate. _____. Commentary on the Psalms. Secondary Sources: Carl L. Beckwith. Hilary of Poitiers on the Trinity: From De Fide to De Trinitate. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford University Press, 2009. Paul C. Burns. A Model for the Christian Life: Hilary of Poitier’s Commentary on the Psalms. CUA Press, 2012. Mark Weedman. The Trinitarian Theology of Hilary of Poitiers. Supplements to Vigiliae Christianae. Brill, 2007. Robert Jenson. Systematic Theology. 2 vols. Oxford University Press, 1997–1999. _____. Visible Words: The Interpretation and Practice of Christian Sacraments. Fortress Press, 1978.
19 minutes | a year ago
009 Joel Chopp - Analytic Theology
Joel Chopp is a PhD Candidate in Theological Studies at Wycliffe College, University of Toronto. He is also the Project and Communications Manager at the Henry Center at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Joel speaks with me about Analytic Theology. These articles and books are mentioned in the interview: Oliver Crisp. Analyzing Doctrine: Toward a Systematic Theology. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2019. Oliver D. Crisp and Michael C. Rea, eds. Analytic Theology: New Essays in the Philosophy of Theology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. Edward Feser. Aristotle’s Revenge: The Metaphysical Foundations of Physical and Biological Science. Editiones Scholasticae, 2019. Thomas H. McCall. An Invitation to Christian Analytic Theology. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2015. William M.R. Simpson, Robert C. Koons, and Nicholas J. Teh, eds. Neo-Aristotelian Perspectives on Contemporary Science. Routledge Studies in the Philosophy of Science. New York: Routledge, 2018. Eleonore Stump. Wandering in Darkness: Narrative and the Problem of Suffering. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2010. William Wood. “Trajectories, Traditions, and Tools in Analytic Theology.” Journal of Analytic Theology4 (2016): 254–266.
22 minutes | a year ago
008 Andrew I. Shepardson - Natural Theology
In this episode, I speak with Andrew Shepardson, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Denver Seminary and Life Pacific College and co-pastor of Hope Denver Church. We discuss his recent book, Who's Afraid of the Unmoved Mover?: Postmodernism and Natural Theology (Pickwick, 2019). Ike recommends a few secondary sources: Carl F.H. Henry. God, Revelation, and Authority. 6 volumes. Word, 1976–1983. Francis Schaeffer. The God Who Is There. InterVarsity Press, 1969. Doug Groothuis. Christian Apologetics: A Comprehensive Case for Christian Faith. IVP Academic, 2011. Doug Groothuis. Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism. InterVarsity Press, 2000.
28 minutes | 2 years ago
007 Brian Bajzek - Intersubjectivity
In this episode I speak with Brian Bajzek, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology and Director of Pre-Theology at Christ the King Seminary in East Aurora, NY. We speak about his work on intersubjectivity. Brian is the author of a recent article: “Cruciform Encounter in a Time of Crisis: Enfleshing an Ethics of Alterity.” Theological Studies80, no. 1 (2019): 79–101. Secondary Sources: Michael L. Morgan. Discovering Levinas. Cambridge University Press, 2007. Works by Emmanuel Levinas: Alterity & Transcendence. Columbia University Press, 2000. Otherwise than Being or Beyond Essence, 1998. Time & the Other. Duquesne University Press, 1987. Totality & Infinity: An Essay on Exteriority. Duquesne University Press, 1969. Works by Bernard Lonergan: Third Collection. CWL 16. University of Toronto Press, 2017. Redemption. CWL 9. University of Toronto Press, 2018. Works by M. Shawn Copeland: Enfleshing Freedom: Body, Race, and Being. Fortress Press, 2009. Discipleship in a Time of Impasse. Tsehai, 2016. A video of Copeland giving this lecture can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxlZnxR4b4I
15 minutes | 2 years ago
006 Steven Harris - Divine Pedagogy
Steven Harris is a fellow of the Kirby Laing Centre for Christian Ethics and research scholar at Wycliffe College. He’s a part time instructor in Religion and Theology at Redeemer University College. He is the author of a new book, God and the Teaching of Theology: Divine Pedagogy in 1 Corinthians 1–4(https://undpress.nd.edu/9780268105211/god-and-the-teaching-of-theology/), which will be released later this month. Steven, in particular, recommends three precritical commentaries on 1 Corinthians 1–4: John Chrysostom. Homilies on 1 Corinthians. http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/2201.htm Thomas Aquinas. Commentary on 1 Corinthians. https://aquinas.cc/201/205/~2 Desiderius Erasmus. Paraphrases on the Epistles to the Corinthians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, and Thessalonians. Collected Works of Erasmus Books 43. University of Toronto, 2019. https://utorontopress.com/ca/paraphrases-on-the-epistles-to-the-corinthians-ephesians-philippans-colossians-and-thessalonians-3 He also recommends one contemporary text that contributed to his project: John Webster. The Domain of the Word: Scripture and Theological Reason. T&T Clark, 2014. https://www.bloomsbury.com/us/the-domain-of-the-word-9780567014252/
24 minutes | 2 years ago
005 Porter Taylor -- Alexander Schmemann
My guest in this episode is Porter Taylor. Porter is currently working on a PhD from the University of Aberdeen and is Theologian in Residence at Church of the Apostles in Kansas City, MO. He is editor and contributor of a new book, We Give Our Thanks Unto Thee: Essays in Memory of Fr. Alexander Schmemann(Pickwick, 2019). He’s here to talk with me about Schmemann, the Russian Orthodox priest and theologian, and his new book. Primary Sources: Alexander Schmemann. For the Life of the World. For the Life of the World: Sacraments and Orthodoxy. rev. ed. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1973. Alexander Schmemann. Introduction to Liturgical Theology. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1966. Alexander Schmemann. The Eucharist: Sacrament of the Kingdom. St Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1987. Secondary Sources: David W. Fagerberg. Theologia Prima: What is Liturgical Theology?Hillenbrand Books, 2012. David W. Fagerberg. Liturgy Outside Liturgy: The Liturgical Theology of Fr. Alexander Schmemann. Chorabooks, 2018. Bruce T. Morrill. Anamnesis as Dangerous Memory: Political and Liturgical Theology in Dialogue. Pueblo Books, 2000. Gordon Lathrop. Holy Things: A Liturgical Theology. Fortress, 1993. Gordon Lathrop. Holy People: A Liturgical Ecclesiology. Fortress, 1999. Gordon Lathrop. Holy Ground: A Liturgical Cosmology. Fortress, 2003. Thomas Fisch. Liturgy and Tradition: Theological Reflections of Alexander Schmemann. St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1990.
19 minutes | 2 years ago
004 David Mahfood - Anselm of Canterbury on Atonement
This week on the podcast I speak with David Mahfood, Assistant Professor of Theology at Johnson University Florida, about Anselm of Canterbury. The primary source works that David mentions can be found inAnselm of Canterbury: The Major Works, which is edited by Brian Davies and G.R. Evans in the Oxford World’s Classics Series. https://www.amazon.com/Anselm-Canterbury-Oxford-Worlds-Classics/dp/019954008X/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=anselm+of+canterbury&qid=1553709276&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Here are the secondary sources David mentions: R.W. Southern. Saint Anselm: A Portrait in a Landscape. Cambridge University Press, 1990. https://www.amazon.com/St-Anselm-Landscape-Richard-Southern/dp/0521438187/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1553709583&sr=8-1-fkmrnull Karl Barth. Anselm: Fides Quaerens Intellectum: Anselm’s Proof of the Existence of God in the Context of his Theological Scheme. SCM Press, 1960. https://www.amazon.com/Anselm-Intellectum-Existence-Theological-Pittsburgh/dp/0915138751/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Karl+barth+anselm&qid=1553709691&s=gateway&sr=8-1 David S. Hogg. Anselm of Canterbury: The Beauty of Theology. Great Theologians Series. Ashgate, 2004. https://www.amazon.com/Anselm-Canterbury-Beauty-Theology-Theologians/dp/0754632326/ref=sr_1_fkmrnull_2?keywords=david+hogg+anselm&qid=1553709818&s=gateway&sr=8-2-fkmrnull Fleming Rutledge. The Crucifixion: Understanding the Death of Jesus Christ. Eerdmans, 2015. https://www.amazon.com/Crucifixion-Understanding-Death-Jesus-Christ/dp/0802847323/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1553709969&sr=8-1
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